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McKeesport preparing for banged-up Mt. Lebanon in 1st round

By Dave Mackall
When the WPIAL announced its postseason football brackets this week, some coaches were surprised to learn of their first-round opponent and some weren’t. Then, there …
Previewing some of Western Pa.’s top WPIAL first-round matchups
By Staff Reports
Class AAAA 15-Fox Chapel (4-5) at 2-Penn-Trafford (9-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday Winner gets: No. 7 North Allegheny (7-2) or No. 10 Upper St. Clair (4-5). …
Bracket has Clairton set up to potentially face familiar foes in WPIAL playoffs
By Dave Mackall
Clairton coach Wayne Wade shook his head and fumed as he glanced at the WPIAL playoffs brackets. He didn’t agree with a decision to include …
After sluggish 1st half, McKeesport rolls past Kiski Area
By Dave Yohe
McKeesport and Kiski Area’s matchup Friday night became the tale of two halves. Kiski Area kept pace with  No. 5 McKeesport in the first half, but the Tigers (8-1, 7-1) left the Cavaliers behind in the second half for a 48-7 victory in Quad East play at Davis Field. “Our …
No. 5 McKeesport pulls away from Norwin
By Mark Kaboly
George Smith is known for the flexbone triple-option offense — he has been running it at McKeesport for the better part of 20 years. However, …
No. 5 McKeesport blitzes Plum to rally from halftime deficit
By Doug Gulasy 12:10 a.m.
McKeesport’s offense didn’t perform up to its usual high-scoring standards Friday night. With the way the defense played, it didn’t matter. Class AAAA No. 5 …
McKeesport offers no fond memories for Plum’s Morgan
By Dave Mackall
Matt Morgan remembers the McKeesport brand of football. How could the Plum coach and former Mustangs standout forget the Tigers’ tenacity? After all, they have …
Junior fullback carries McKeesport to nonsection win over Hopewell
By Ed Phillipps
The last time McKeesport traveled to Hopewell for a football game it was 1971, when the Vikings had a star running back in Tony Dorsett. When the teams met again Friday night, it was a member of the Tigers backfield who stole the show. Junior fullback Tymar Sutton carried eight …
Daily News Q&A: McKeesport’s TyWann Smith
By Dave Mackall
In an option offense, the quarterback makes or breaks a play. More than most, he has got to think on his feet, so to speak. …
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, …

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