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New coach instills fresh attitude in young Penn Hills soccer team

By Andrew John
A new attitude has been ignited for the Penn Hills girls soccer team under the helm of a new coach. Ashley DeVito assumed the head coaching duties for the team. She has a long-term outlook of building the program, but is focusing on adjusting one thing — the atmosphere. “The very first ...
Penn Hills in rush to make playoff run
By Ed Phillipps
Expect more of the same from Penn Hills this season. Executing an option offense in 2014, the Indians averaged more than 400 rushing yards per ...
HSFB preview by position: Lock-down specialists star at cornerback
By Chris Harlan
Two of the nation’s best cornerback recruits call the WPIAL home. Central Catholic’s Damar Hamlin is a consensus four-star talent in the 2016 class. Clairton’s ...
Likely hoops coach wants to bring pride back to Penn Hills
By Ed Phillipps
Dan DeRose knows all about Penn Hills basketball. As a college coach, he watched the Indians from a distance and wondered what he could do with a team full of talented players like Penn Hills provides. DeRose is about to find out. Pending school board approval Monday, an assumed formality, ...
Penn Hills graduate looks forward to playing basketball at Cheyney
By Ed Phillipps
For the past three basketball seasons, Marlon Herring has heard her stepfather and Penn Hills coach John Tate preach: “Do more than you think you ...
Penn Hills track star turns adversity into triumph, eager for college
By Ed Phillipps
Laid up in the hospital, unable to move for the most part, Duwon Terrell vowed to become the best runner he could be. During his freshman year at Penn Hills High School, Terrell suffered a seizure that required a stay in the hospital for evaluation. Plenty of tests were run, ...
Harlan: Penn Hills’ Kisner raises profile at DB
By Chris Harlan
With a natural ball-hawk approach, Penn Hills’ Billy Kisner eventually could become a solid cornerback in college. But first, he’ll work to become one in ...
Gorman: Penn Hills pride needed
By Kevin Gorman
With Jim Rocco leaving Penn Hills for Penn-Trafford, one of the WPIAL’s most prominent boys basketball programs is looking for a new head coach. “I’ve been receiving phone calls all day,” Penn Hills athletic director John Peterman said Tuesday. “It’s good that people are interested in the job.” Penn Hills was ...
Strong finish motivates young Penn Hills softball team
By Ed Phillipps
The Penn Hills softball team had just put together its best back-to-back effort of the season, outscoring Kiski Area and Woodland Hills by a combined ...
Penn Hills soccer star makes time to excel at volleyball
By Ed Phillipps
The good news for Nate Ferraco is he’s one of the best volleyball players on the Penn Hills roster and also a talented soccer player. ...
Penn Hills javelin thrower on right track to succeed
By Ed Phillipps
Jasmin Baxter opened eyes by eclipsing the 100-foot mark as a sophomore javelin thrower, but she was unable to match that during her junior campaign last spring. It took only one meet into her senior season to throw for 100-plus feet. At the South Hills Classic on March 28 at Baldwin Stadium, ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...
Penn Hills baseball has high hopes on diamond
By Ed Phillipps
After reaching the cusp of the playoffs and ultimately missing out in 2014, the Penn Hills baseball team returns a host of talent to make another run at the postseason. The Indians won their final five games of the regular season to push their record to 9-8 overall and 6-4 ...
Penn Hills’ Campbell joins elite group of state champion wrestlers for Indians
By Ed Phillipps
They are separated by nearly 2,400 miles and 26 years, but Te’Shan Campbell and Mike Kraft are next to each other in the Penn Hills ...
HS highlight reel: Bethel Park coach O’Connor resigns
By Chris Harlan
Bethel Park boys basketball coach Ben O’Connor resigned Thursday after six seasons with the Black Hawks to spend more time with his family. “The writing has been on the wall to take a step away and be a better dad, a better husband, a better son, friend, uncle, etc.,” ...
North Allegheny girls advance with win over Penn Hills
By Karen Price
After losing in the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA semifinals in 2014, North Allegheny talked all season about having unfinished business. They lost in the WPIAL semifinals again this year but still are on track in the PIAA playoffs after defeating Penn Hills, 65-48, in the second round Tuesday at Plum. ...
Gorman: Penn Hills’ Ely plays for redemption
By Kevin Gorman
Jade Ely sat on the Penn Hills bench for the final quarter of the WPIAL Class AAAA final, replaying in her mind what she did. ...
HS wrestling notebook: Penn Hills senior wrestler overcomes sprained knee ligament at state tourney
By Bill West
Already the victim of stomach ulcers as a junior, Penn Hills senior 170-pounder Te’Shan Campbell refused to let his body betray him again in his ...
PSU recruit Joseph to meet club pal, an Iowa recruit, in PIAA Class AAA semis
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Young Guns Wrestling Club practices forged a bond between Central Catholic senior Vincenzo Joseph and Punxsutawney junior Kaleb Young over the past several ...
Norwin girls capture 1st WPIAL title
By Kevin Gorman
Norwin never had won a WPIAL girls basketball title, so Brian Brozeski convinced his Knights it was going to take a team effort to beat ...
Late-blooming Penn Hills girls restoring WPIAL championship glory
By Bill West
At the start of the playoffs and even after two upset wins in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, Penn Hills girls basketball coach John Tate ...
Penn Hills star wrestler has No. 1 seed in WPIAL, no stomach pains
By Bill West
Penn Hills senior Te’Shan Campbell will steer clear of Fruit Punch-flavored Powerade at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championships this week. A failure to avoid the ...
Penn Hills girls make statement against Mt. Lebanon
By Karen Price
What was expected to be a close game was anything but in No. 9 Penn Hills’ 65-42 win over No. 8 Mt. Lebanon in the first round of the girls Class AAAA playoffs Tuesday at North Allegheny. On the strength of its defense and rebounding, Penn Hills jumped to ...
Penn Hills girls basketball team claims 1st section title since 1995
By Ed Phillipps
For the first time in a generation, the Penn Hills girls basketball team has claimed a section title. For proof, look no further than the ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...

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