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Penn Hills takes advantage of turnovers, routs Upper St. Clair

By Ed Phillipps 1:04 a.m.
Penn Hills coach John Peterman knows just how dangerous Upper St. Clair can be. “They shut us out the last two years,” he said. “I …
Previewing Week 1 high school football matchups
By Tribune-Review
Here’s a look at some of the matchups for Week 1 high school football games in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central 6-AAAA Upper St. Clair at 9-AAAA Penn Hills 7:30 p.m. Friday Last season: Upper St. Clair (11-1, 8-0 in Quad Central); Penn Hills (5-5, 4-4). The buzz: Penn …
Talented backfield returns for Penn Hills
By Andrew Erickson
Isiah Jones still thinks about Penn Hills’ season-ending loss to Penn-Trafford in the 2013 WPIAL Class AAAA first round, a turnover-plagued affair that the Indians …
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 …
Former Penn Hills basketball star looks to establish AAU chapter
By Patrick Varine
Basketball has always been a major part of Drew Schifino’s life. The Penn Hills native and former West Virginia University hoops standout was inducted into …
Norwin boys volleyball team breezes to win over Penn Hills
By Dave Mackall
It was over in a heartbeat. In a boys volleyball match that began 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled starting time because of a quick, one-sided affair in the preliminary junior varsity match, the Norwin varsity team completed a sweep of visiting Penn Hills on Thursday night, dominating the Indians, …
Penn Hills track team prepares for Tri-State meet
By Patrick Varine
They haven’t had quite as much competition as they’d hoped, but Penn Hills Indians track team members are ready to run this weekend at the …
Norwin girls beat Penn Hills to advance to WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals
By Doug Gulasy
With an 11-day layoff between the end of the regular season and beginning of the postseason, Norwin girls basketball coach Brian Brozeski worried about his team getting off to a slow start. As it turned out, start of the game wasn’t a problem. The end almost was. No. 6 seed …
Penn Hills great Flynn to be inducted into PAA Hall of Fame
By Kevin Gorman
The Pittsburgh Athletic Association will induct former Penn Hills, Pitt and NFL safety Tom Flynn into its Hall of Fame Friday night at its annual John Majors Night celebration. The Mercury Award also will be presented to the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania. The finalists are Central …
Young but talented, Penn Hills girls turning things around in Quad-A
By Jason Mackey
It didn’t take long for sophomore Jade Ely to formulate a goal when she started her career with the Penn Hills girls basketball team. After …
Penn-Trafford topples Penn Hills on late touchdown
By Doug Gulasy
Penn-Trafford is making a habit out of last-minute comebacks. Two weeks after a touchdown and 2-point conversion in the waning seconds gave the Warriors a …
Penn-Trafford ready for battle with Penn Hills
By Doug Gulasy 2:04 p.m.
On a hunch, Penn-Trafford football coach John Ruane spent some time last weekend preparing for a potential playoff game against Penn Hills. With his team …
Woodland Hills edges Penn Hills for 7th straight win
By Ed Phillipps
Woodland Hills’ regular season ended much better than it started. The Class AAAA No. 4 Wolverines downed 10th-ranked Penn Hills, 19-7, Friday night in a …
Breaking down Week 8 high school football matchups
By Tribune-Review
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week 8 in Western Pennsylvania. Class AAAA QUAD CENTRAL 8-AAAA Penn Hills (5-2, 4-2) at …
Controversial tie keeps Penn Hills boys out of playoffs
By Jason Mackey
Penn Hills and Woodland Hills were tied at zero when their Section 3-AAA game Sept. 21 was halted because of inclement weather. The tie gave each team a point, but Penn Hills (7-6-2, 4-5-2) argued the game should be resumed at the beginning of the second half, citing a rule …
Penn Hills QB Kisner rushes for 226 yards in win over Plum
By Michael Love
Plum rushed for a season-high 206 yards and held Penn Hills to seven points over the final 30 minutes of Friday’s Quad Central game, but the host Indians raced out to a 26-point lead on the way to a 33-10 victory. Penn Hills (5-2, 4-2) got 229 rushing yards and …
Penn Hills football completes 21-17 comeback against North Hills
By Patrick Varine
The Indians varsity football team battled back from a 14-0 second-quarter deficit to improve to 4-1 on the year, coming home from North Hills High …
USC shows its promise in rout of Penn Hills
By Chris Harlan
Penn Hills learned a little about itself, but Upper St. Clair mostly reinforced what already was known about it. Upper St. Clair scored touchdowns on …
Unbeaten Penn Hills working to regain success of 1970s title teams
By Chris Harlan
Inside the Fralic Athletic Center, Penn Hills quarterback Billy Kisner has studied the decades-old articles that prove the Indians once dominated the WPIAL. At times, …
Goal-line stands lift No. 10 Penn Hills past Baldwin
By Justin Criado
No. 10 Penn Hills used a pair of goal-line stands to shift momentum early before cruising to a 37-21 victory over Baldwin. “We fought adversity,” Penn Hills coach John Peterman said. “We fought through it and our defense played well when we were on the goal line.” Baldwin (1-2, 1-2) …
Penn Hills hopes to rebound from injury-riddled season
By George Guido
It’s hard to find a football coach who likes making excuses. But if anybody is justified doing that, it’s Penn Hills coach John Peterman. Peterman’s …
Penn Hills’ brothers’ healthy rivalry helps propel swimming performances
By Patrick Varine
The Gregory brothers caught swimming coach Hosea Holder’s attention quickly when he first encountered them about six years ago. “They had the ability to take …
Schifino participates in Roundball Classic
By Tribune-Review
Penn Hills Lady Indian senior Gloria Schifino was among 13 players named to the Class AAAA All-Stars team in the 2013 Roundball Classic, held April …
High school notebook: Montour’s Wilson decides on Virginia Tech
By Staff Reports
Montour senior Devin Wilson committed Monday to Virginia Tech, choosing the Hokies over scholarship offers from St. Joseph’s and George Mason, among others. The 6-foot-4 …
McKeesport softball extends season-opening win streak to 5
By Keith Barnes
Coming into this season, the McKeesport softball team had not won its opener in more than a decade and, since 2004, had lost at least three of its first five games on six occasions. This year has been different. Not only did the Tigers win their debut against St. John …

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