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McKeesport girls plan to remain up-tempo

By Kevin Lohman
The tip-off for the WPIAL girls basketball season is approaching, and like most teams, McKeesport is pushing through the final stages of preseason preparation. On most days though, coach Eric Smith’s team won’t be found dribbling and shooting in the gym. In fact, the Tigers may not be near a ...
McKeesport boys put focus on defense as season nears
By Kevin Lohman
As a courtesy, McKeesport boys basketball coach Gerald Grayson figured it would be OK for the football players who also play on his team to ...
Penn-Trafford wipes out 12-point deficit with late surge, ousts McKeesport in overtime
By Paul Schofield
Fans walking out of Gateway’s Pete Antimarino Stadium on Friday couldn’t believe what they had seen. No. 2 Penn-Trafford and No. 7 McKeesport put on quite ...
Rematches highlight WPIAL quarterfinal playoff schedule
By Dave Mackall
If at first you don’t succeed ... Punt? No, that’s not how it goes. Best to get back out there and try again. At least that’s what ...
Defensive play key in rematch between Penn-Trafford, McKeesport
By Paul Schofield
When the Penn-Trafford and McKeesport football teams are mentioned, the first thing than comes to mind is their dynamic offenses. But what about the defenses? While ...
McKeesport flexes muscles in shutout of Seneca Valley
By Dave Mackall
Once again, McKeesport’s defense nearly stole the show. While much has been said about the Tigers’ explosive offense, coach George Smith seemed to get the ...
Daily News Q&A: McKeesport’s Mark Cromerdie
By Dave Mackall
Pick a running back’s name at McKeesport. Chances are he’s an active part of the Tigers’ revolving door in the backfield, where interchangeable parts make ...
Seneca Valley prepares for McKeesport’s option offense
By Chris Harlan
Seneca Valley’s scout-team offense practiced at times Tuesday without a football. It was one technique used by Dave Vestal and his first-year staff at Seneca Valley ...
Clairton, Woodland Hills take No. 1 seeds for WPIAL playoffs
By Dave Mackall
A pair of No. 1 teams in the Trib Total Media rankings from the upper Mon Valley are about to begin preparations Tuesday in earnest ...
McKeesport dominates, blanks hopeful Kiski Area
By David Whipkey
Kiski Area coach Dave Heavner likened the Cavaliers’ matchup with McKeesport as a young child primed for trick-or-treating on Halloween. However, the result was not what in keeping with that theme as the Tigers (7-1, 8-1) clinched second place in the Quad East with a resounding 62-0 win. “It was ...
McKeesport offense roars as Tigers rout Norwin
By Nathan Smith
The Quad East game between McKeesport and Norwin came down to big plays. The Tigers had many. The Knights weren’t as lucky. Four McKeesport players scored as ...
McKeesport, Norwin face daunting Quad East tests in season’s final 2 games
By Dave Mackall
George Smith has a message for his players: Wake up! Norwin awaits. The veteran McKeesport football coach finds nothing fluffy about the Tigers’ remaining schedule, which ...
McKeesport pounces on Plum in Quad East blowout
By Dave Mackall
So much for any homecoming hangover at McKeesport. Playing on short rest, the sixth-ranked Tigers showed no signs of fatigue Friday night in rolling to ...
Plum’s Chapla provides unique weapon for McKeesport to deal with in Week 7
By Dave Mackall
NFL and college teams usually have them. But at the high school level, a reliable kicker is a commodity. Perhaps no other WPIAL team can boast the type of kicker that Plum possesses in senior Jacob Chapla, a left-footer who holds the school record with a 51-yard field goal in 2014. Just ...
Plum, McKeesport to meet with 2nd place in Quad East at stake
By Michael Love
Plum’s 49-23 victory over Connellsville last Friday moved it up two spots to No. 8 in this week’s Tribune-Review Quad-A rankings. McKeesport, which dispatched Class ...
McKeesport coach appreciates field dedication, prepares for Plum
By Dave Mackall
What else was there to do? The McKeesport football team, ranked No. 6 in Class AAAA, had just wrapped up a lopsided victory Saturday at ...
Longtime coach Smith honored at halftime of McKeesport’s win vs. Hopewell
By Dave Mackall
George Smith’s smile was infectious Saturday at McKeesport High School, where admirers from far and near e_SEmD many of them former players e_SEmD paid tribute ...
Defense shines bright as McKeesport routs Hempfield
By Dave Mackall
Stop if you’ve heard this before. McKeesport’s triple-option offense gets much of the attention directed toward the Tigers’ celebrated football program. Its defense not so much. It might be time to show the ‘D’ some love. “Our defense is tough,” McKeesport coach George Smith said Friday after watching his Tigers rout ...
McKeesport blows out Latrobe
By David Whipkey
So much for a Penn-Trafford hangover. Using its traditional flexbone offense and a suffocating defense, McKeesport routed Latrobe, 62-0, on Friday. The blowout win came on the heels of last week’s loss at Penn-Trafford. McKeesport moved to 3-1 in Class AAAA play, while Latrobe remains winless in four contests. The Tigers offense ...
McKeesport girls soccer continuing to build
By Kevin Lohman 1:38 p.m.
Building a WPIAL program from the ground up is not an easy task. Just ask Paul Yester, the first-year coach for the McKeesport girls soccer team, which has turned in win totals of zero, two, seven and two in the past four seasons. Yester has been heavily involved in the ...
Penn-Trafford rides stout defense past McKeesport
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford wins a lot of games with its dynamic offense. On Friday, the third-ranked Warriors stood tall defensively, limiting No. 5 McKeesport to one touchdown ...
Top 5 teams McKeesport, Penn-Trafford set for premiere early-season matchup
By Paul Schofield
If it were up to Penn-Trafford’s John Ruane or McKeesport’s George Smith, their football teams would be seeing each other much later in the season. ...
Inexperienced McKeesport boys soccer team shows willingness to learn
By Kevin Lohman
The McKeesport boys soccer team is playing to win this season. However, after losing 11 seniors, the Tigers roster is just 15 players strong and includes only one  senior. Coach Steve Pambacas is well aware the road to victory for the Tigers (0-2, 0-0) may require extra emphasis on fundamentals. “It’s a good ...
No. 6 McKeesport routs Altoona to set up showdown
By Dave Mackall
It was strictly business for the McKeesport Tigers, who had little to say after their 42-0 drubbing of Altoona on Friday night. They let their actions on the field do the talking. Senior running back Khaleke Hudson scored three touchdowns and passed for another to lead No. 6 McKeesport ...
Connellsville football starts strong before succumbing to McKeesport
By Jason Black
After rain, lightning and thunder delayed the start of the Quad East football game Friday between McKeesport and host Connellsville by 35 minutes, it was ...

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