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McKeesport’s quick-strike attack routs Hempfield

By Mark Kaboly
Hempfield coach Rich Bowen spent all week preparing for McKeesport’s flexbone offense, and the veteran coach was excited with what he saw. “We looked pretty …
Preparation key for McKeesport boys soccer team
By Ed Phillipps
One year ago, Jimmy Young decided to play for the McKeesport boys soccer team. He was taken aback by how meticulously the program was run. …
No. 5 McKeesport rebounds to rout Latrobe
By Dave Mackall
A shortened practice schedule didn’t hinder No. 5 McKeesport from getting back on track after the Tigers suffered a rare shutout loss a week ago. …
McKeesport won’t waver after shutout loss to Penn-Trafford
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport’s Homecoming Day festivities were wrecked by Penn-Trafford on Saturday, but there’s a lot of football left. No. 5 McKeesport (2-1, 2-1) visits Latrobe (1-2, …
Penn-Trafford receiver Vecchio has big-time performance against McKeesport
By Dave Mackall
Penn-Trafford junior Timmy Vecchio seemed more stunned by the attention given to him afterward than the outcome of the Warriors’ football game Saturday at McKeesport. …
Gorman: McKeesport’s Hudson triumphs over tragedy
By Kevin Gorman
They call Khaleke Hudson the Hit Man because of how the McKeesport junior strong safety tackles. “He has the speed and the tenacity,” McKeesport coach …
Penn-Trafford, McKeesport renew rivalry in Quad East
By Dave Mackall
You could call this one the rubber match. After splitting a pair of games a year ago — one in the WPIAL Quad East Conference …
McKeesport offense explodes in 4th quarter, Tigers rout Altoona
By Jim Lane
ALTOONA — McKeesport erupted for 26 fourth-quarter points and rallied to overtake Altoona, 33-17, in a WPIAL Quad East game Friday night at Mansion Park. Junior running back Khaleke Hudson scored all four of the Tigers’ touchdowns in the fourth quarter on runs of 11, 40, 77 and 14 yards …
New coach Petruzzi aims to grow McKeesport girls soccer program
By Dave Mackall
As the final seconds ticked awayThursday, the McKeesport girls soccer team lined up for the traditional postgame handshakes, the victim of a 9-0 loss to Plum at home in its WPIAL Section 3-AAA opener. The Tigers then made their way across the field and saluted the fans for their support. …
McKeesport’s Hudson sets career high in rout of Connellsville
By Dave Mackall
Khaleke Hudson had to think about the question for a minute, but the smile that crept onto his face provided an answer. Had Hudson ever produced 300-yard rushing games in football before? “Yes, yes, I did,” the McKeesport junior said after gaining a high school career-high 346 yards and scoring …
Connellsville faces tough opening test with No. 5 McKeesport
By Jason Black
One of the first objectives for any high school football team is to start the season strong. The Connellsville football team appears to have accomplished …
Daily News Q&A: McKeesport’s Kameron Bostic
By Dave Mackall
Now that he’s begun his final high school season, McKeesport’s Kameron Bostic is being counted on more than ever. For the first time since playing …
Smith could add new wrinkles to McKeesport offense
By Dave Mackall
Football players come and go at McKeesport, just like with any other school. But you can bet the Tigers’ routine will remain consistent as long …
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL is stacked at last line of defense
By Chris Harlan
The last line of defense has some of the WPIAL’s best athletes. Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen and McKeesport’s Khaleke Hudson, the two most highly acclaimed …
Gorman: McKeesport’s Hudson has name brand
By Kevin Gorman
Khaleke Hudson has a distinctive first name but a familiar family line to follow. The McKeesport junior (whose name is pronounced kuh-leak) is related to …
McKeesport looks solid against strong camp competition
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport encountered its first real hitting of the preseason Saturday, taking on Central Catholic on the first day of high school scrimmages in the area, …
Mon-Yough football teams begin process of finding answers
By Dave Mackall
High school football in the Mon-Yough area this time of year evokes thoughts of successful WPIAL programs, including five that reached the postseason in 2013. …
McKeesport caps girls summer league season
By Dave Mackall
A regular-season schedule of nine games each for 26 high school teams was just enough to keep the contenders sharp in the McKeesport Girls Basketball Summer League. The intensity picked up in the playoffs. Norwin defeated WPIAL Class AAAA champion Penn-Trafford, 53-41, in the title game last week at McKeesport …
McKeesport caps girls summer league season
By Dave Mackall
A regular-season schedule of nine games each for 26 high school teams was just enough to keep the contenders sharp in the McKeesport Girls Basketball Summer League. The intensity picked up in the playoffs. Norwin defeated WPIAL Class AAAA champion Penn-Trafford, 53-41, in the title game Tuesday at McKeesport High …
Grayson named McKeesport coach
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport and Gerald “Puddin” Grayson will reunite next season on the basketball floor. Only this time, the former city football star and longtime McKeesport girls …
North Allegheny edges McKeesport in pitchers’ duel
By Dave Mackall
If what is said in fast-pitch softball is that a pitcher is the most important player on the field, it was quite evident Tuesday at Plum, where North Allegheny’s Maddy Beining and McKeesport’s Jess Beitler put on a stellar show in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. …
West Mifflin softball looks forward to long postseason run
By Dave Mackall
West Mifflin softball coach Casey Phillips remembers the sweet feeling of winning a WPIAL championship. In 2001, Phillips was an assistant at Baldwin, which claimed …
Berwick QB carries East past West in PSFCA All-Star game
By Doug Gulasy
It took three quarters for most of the offensive fireworks to get started in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West Game on Sunday afternoon. …
East-West all-stars ready for fierce competition
By Dave Mackall
Similar to college basketball, where some truly great teams have missed the NCAA Tournament field nearly every year, there are high school football players in Pennsylvania who have been bypassed for the annual Big 33 Football Classic rosters of the state’s most prestigious all-star game. That’s where, comparatively, the National …
McKeesport edges Woodland Hills to keep pace in section
By Dave Mackall
The McKeesport softball team kept pace Thursday, beating another Section 2-AAAA opponent, despite the absence of its leading hitter. Playing without injured sophomore shortstop Vanessa Falce for a second consecutive game, the Tigers scored two runs in the fifth inning to take the lead for good and held off visiting …

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