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Penn Hills football stars chosen for elite combine

By Tribune-Review
Two Penn Hills High School football players may have the opportunity to play on a national stage during their senior years. Junior wide receiver/linebacker Rick Squires and sophomore wide receiver Julian Major received two of 600 invitations this year to The U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine. Athletic director John Peterman ...
Penn Hills boys cross country takes strides toward WPIAL championship
By Andrew John
If a competitive runner were to “show up” for any one time of the season, late October would be the best time to peak. And that’s exactly what the Penn Hills boys cross country team is doing as the WPIAL championship draws near. The team started off sluggish this season but improved ...
Gorman: ‘Sad’ state of girls hoops
By Kevin Gorman
News of Pine-Richland girls basketball coach Cliff Foster’s arrest Friday for allegedly having sex with one of his players shined a spotlight on an awkward arrangement, one where teenage girls are placed in the care of adult men on high school and AAU teams. “It’s sad on a lot of ...
No. 9 Bethel Park weathers RB injuries, outlasts Penn Hills
By Gary Horvath
Bethel Park may have outlasted Quad Central rival Penn Hills, 41-31, on Friday night, but the Blackhawks are hoping two key injuries don’t keep this win from meaning bigger things for their season. No. 9 Bethel Park (4-3, 3-2) lost its top two running backs in the second half, with ...
Penn Hills softball player participates in showcase events for college coaches
By Andrew John
When Riplee Burkhart of Penn Hills participated in a showcase featuring nearly 250 athletes, she was more than a face in the crowd. Burkhart, a junior shortstop and pitcher, made sure she stood out in the Queens of Diamonds South Showcase last month. She twice was named a team MVP, which ...
Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 7 matchups
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top matchups for Week 7 of high school football in Western Pennsylvania. Class AAAA Quad Central Penn Hills (3-3, 3-2) at Bethel Park (3-3, 2-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: Along with Upper St. Clair (3-2), Penn Hills and Bethel Park are battling for third place ...
Penn Hills basketball star Ely commits to Division I Cleveland State
By Andrew John
Every young athlete dreams of playing at the highest collegiate level and Jade Ely has finally made that dream a reality by committing in late ...
HS highlight reel: County pride on the line this weekend
By Bill Hartlep
High school basketball players from throughout Western Pennsylvania will play for county pride this weekend at the inaugural X-County Showcase at Penn Hills High School. Spawned by basketball official Donnie Johnson, the event will feature seven boys teams and seven girls teams representing different regions. The boys showcase features teams from ...
Newcomers to Penn Hills tennis team strive to get beyond basics
By Andrew John
The Penn Hills girls tennis team continues to battle through adversity. It’s a challenge to get to practice because the tennis courts are off campus. The Indians, whose members are bused to Boyce Park for practices and matches, struggle with a program that is in constant need of reloading. The roster ...
Upper St. Clair upends Penn Hills, 17-0
By Gary Horvath
Upper St. Clair started what coach Jim Render hopes will be a promising new season with a result that has become quite familiar. For the third ...
Don’t miss matchups for Week 1 of WPIAL football season
By Tribune-Review
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week 1 of high school football in Western Pennsylvania: CLASS AAAA Quad Central 9-AAAA Penn Hills at 7-AAAA Upper St. Clair 7: 30 p.m. Friday The buzz: A pair of Top 10 teams hope to get off to a good start in a ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Penn Hills’ Billy Kisner
By Karen Price
Penn Hills coach John Peterman describes Billy Kisner as a player who is continually working to hone his craft. This season, the Indians’ dual-threat quarterback ...
High school football notebook: WPNT to televise games this season
By Chris Harlan
At least three separate outlets will televise WPIAL football games this fall. Two are well-known. Root Sports hasn’t yet announced matchups, but it will televise games this season starting in October. Comcast Xfinity, which announced a 12-game schedule, again will make games available through its On Demand feature. The newcomer is ...
New coach instills fresh attitude in young Penn Hills soccer team
By Andrew John 7:00 p.m.
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 7:59 p.m.
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...

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