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Gorman: Don’t judge WPIAL by the cover

By Kevin Gorman
When it comes to high school football, we at Trib Total Media love to say that we have you covered. But when it comes to ...
Some of the WPIAL’s top teams leaning toward two-back ground game
By Chris Harlan
Miles Sanders wants 2,000 yards. Sounds reachable, right? Especially for a senior who’s considered the fourth-best running back recruit in the nation. But after a late-summer ...
McKeesport hopes to bury memory of playoff loss
By Dave Mackall
The turf sizzled on a clear day in early August at McKeesport’s Weigle-Schaeffer Memorial Stadium, where Tigers football coach George Smith was counting down the ...
McKeesport’s offensive motor and defensive stopper, Hudson is special
By Dave Mackall
Inside Khaleke Hudson’s chisled frame is a volcano of emotion. But it is difficult to tell if it is ready to erupt, judging by his ...
HSFB preview by position: Ball-hawk safeties pace top defenses
By Chris Harlan
McKeesport and Central Catholic led WPIAL Class AAAA teams in fewest points allowed last season. In an era of spread offenses and 300-yard passers, their ...
HSFB preview by position: Local linebackers pack a punch
By Chris Harlan
There’s more than one way to play linebacker. A year ago, McKeesport’s Tymar Sutton and Central Catholic’s David Adams excelled in much different roles. A ...
McKeesport linebacker Sutton is standout on field, in classroom
By Dave Mackall
Illinois, West Virginia, Michigan State, Boston College, Yale ... Yale? Yes, McKeesport senior Tymar Sutton, a premier college linebacker prospect, is working hard to push his GPA ...
McKeesport girls summer hoops league primed for playoffs
By Dave Mackall
When Eric Smith started the McKeesport Girls Basketball Summer League eight years ago, he didn’t imagine how it would grow. Nor the increased workload and responsibility that comes with an expanded field. “When we started it, there were 12 teams,” said Smith, the McKeesport High School girls coach. “We’ve seen lately ...
McKeesport to name football field after longtime coach
By Dave Mackall 11:05 p.m.
As a senior at McKeesport High School in 1966, George Smith was on the final football team under longtime coaches Duke Weigle and Ding Schaeffer. ...
Gorman: McKeesport star shows up
By Kevin Gorman
Khaleke Hudson went to the Semper Fidelis All-American camp with every intention of earning an invitation to its national all-star game. “If you didn’t,” ...
Numbers up for McKeesport track team
By Karen Kadilak
The McKeesport boys and girls track teams are rebuilding under first-year coach Tom Smith. The Tigers have about 50 boys and girls — 20 more than last year — but most are underclassmen, Smith said. Because of their inexperience, Smith said it is hard to predict how the teams will do. Both squads ...
McKeesport hopes to bounce back in section play
By Alex Oltmanns
The early nonsection schedule has not been kind to the McKeesport baseball team. Starting the year 0-5, the Tigers have been outscored by a combined total of 60-12. Yet the players know that while nonsection games count toward their overall record, the games of real consequence in Section 4-AAAA are ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior girls basketball players had special seasons
By Daily News Staff
Seniors dominated the 2015 Daily News Fabulous 15 girls basketball team. A total of 10 seniors were chosen, including three from WPIAL playoff team Elizabeth ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior standouts highlight boys all-star team
By Daily News Staff
Players from WPIAL playoff qualifiers made up much of the annual Daily News Fabulous 15 boys basketball team for 2015. Class AAAA McKeesport and Class AAA ...
McKeesport softball hopes to roll with changes
By Dave Mackall
There’s a different look this season to the McKeesport softball team. Chelsea Butler takes over as coach of the Tigers, who have moved to Class AAA from Quad-A. “Believe me, that doesn’t mean we’re not in for a battle,” said Butler, who succeeds Melissa Conrad as coach. “The teams in our section ...
Norwin’s Phipps returns to PIAA Class AAA wrestling semifinals
By Bill West
Norwin junior 195-pounder Drew Phipps (39-1) continued to showcase his evolution on the mat as he secured a return trip the PIAA Class AAA semifinals ...
Elizabeth Forward senior Fournier uses pins to reach PIAA quarterfinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Even with an unfavorable position in the PIAA  Class AA’s 195-pound weight class bracket and no previous state-level experience, Elizabeth Forward senior Luke ...
Overtime takedown vaults McKeesport’s Ingram into WPIAL semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
Brandon Ingram wasn’t happy with his attacking on the first day of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships, but he made up for it in ...
McKeesport basketball coaches aim to build off playoff appearances
By Dave Mackall
A pair of quick exits from the WPIAL playoffs — disappointing, indeed, for its boys and girls basketball teams — oddly enough has fueled McKeesport’s ...
For Pete’s sake: WPIAL set to host basketball finals at Pitt’s home court for 1st time since 2006
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David saw Palumbo Center at its very best. He was there a decade ago waiting for the Class AAAA boys final ...
Bethel Park downs McKeesport again, advances to Class AAAA quarterfinals
By Dave Mackall
For the second time in a week, Bethel Park had McKeesport’s number. Junior Jacob Dixon scored 26 points to lead ninth-seeded Bethel Park to a 80-73 victory over eighth-seeded McKeesport in a first-round WPIAL Class AAAA boys basketball game Saturday at Baldwin, sending the Black Hawks to a quarterfinals-round game against ...
Pine-Richland’s Kalin scores 31 in playoff win over McKeesport
By Dave Mackall
There are young teams, and then, there is Pine-Richland. With just two seniors on the roster and only one in the starting lineup, the Rams continued ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: McKeesport’s Shawn Gault, East Allegheny’s Marissa Smith
By Robert Stinner
Shawn Gault School: McKeesport Class: Junior Sport: Bowling Claim to fame: Gault bowled a 300 game to lead the Tigers to a 5-2 WPIBL victory ...
Perdue scores 22 points as McKeesport gains share of section title
By Ed Phillipps
A collective nervous groan sounded from the McKeesport bench when senior forward Khalil Perdue lined up to take a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter against ...
Top 10 WPIAL recruits in the Class of 2016
By Chris Harlan
1. Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills (above) Twitter: @BoobieMiles_4 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, running back Sanders verbally committed to Penn State in July, but others continued to offer ...

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