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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 ...
Gorman: Penn Hills proud again
By Kevin Gorman
John Tate had a familiar feeling upon accepting the first girls basketball section title plaque for Penn Hills in two decades. Finally, he was proud. “All I know is Penn Hills pride,” Tate said. “When I played, it was a pride thing that you were on the Penn Hills boys ...
Penn Hills football players commit to their college choices
By Ed Phillipps
The impressive list of Penn Hills football players who have gone on to play in college recently got a little longer. On Feb. 4, national ...
High school notebook: PIHL sets playoff format
By Staff Reports
After revising its classifications and alignments prior to the 2014-15 season, the PIHL faced questions about how the changes would affect its playoff system. The league ...
A-K Valley basketball notebook: Teams brace for ‘Battle of the Counties’
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Penn Hills is going all out this season for holiday basketball. The school will host a three-day “Battle of the Counties” round-robin event with eight girls teams and eight boys teams playing games across Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. There will be eight games each day, the first set to tip at 11 ...
Penn Hills swim team hopes to bounce back from early adversity
By Ed Phillipps
In her first season as Penn Hills swimming coach, Jen Price quickly is learning the job goes beyond the pool. A math teacher at the high school, Price has become accustomed to her athletes popping into her room before and after classes to talk strategy. “They like to talk to ...
Returning starters expected to boost Penn Hills boys basketball squad
By Ed Phillipps
As far back as they can recall, Penn Hills brothers DeAndre and Sherron Schifino-Winbush have been playing basketball together anywhere they could. Evolving from their backyard to the local playground courts to the high school team, the brothers have had a good run together. “We always played together growing up; ...
Experienced Penn Hills girls hoops team excited for new season
By Ed Phillipps
A single word kept popping up every time a Penn Hills player or coach began talking about the upcoming girls basketball season. That word? “Excited.” The Indians have plenty of reasons to be giddy about the upcoming season. After a respectable showing last season — they finished 14-9 overall and 8-4 in ...
Penn Hills relishes conference title, reflects on season
By Ed Phillipps
When it comes down to it, the final two weeks defined the Penn Hills football team’s season. After traveling to the Wolvarena and knocking off ...
Plum upsets Penn Hills, 17-6, in 1st-round playoff game
By Brian Duermeyer
Plum made sure its first WPIAL playoff game in four seasons was worth the wait. Zachary Martin and Nathan Turchick scored second-quarter touchdowns to propel ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Penn Hills’ Billy Kisner
By Bill West
He started playing football later than many of his peers, but Penn Hills’ Billy Kisner grasped how to lead and energize an offense so naturally ...
Late TD lifts Penn Hills past Woodland Hills
By Ed Phillips
In a game dotted with star players and big plays, it was a methodical drive that led to Penn Hills knocking off Woodland Hills, 22-15, on Friday night at Turtle Creek Stadium. The Indians grinded out an 11-play, 66-yard drive capped by Milan Smith’s 3-yard run that provided the winning ...
Penn Hills football team jets to success behind ground attack
By Ed Phillips
After a 31-13 thrashing of Upper St. Clair to kick off the football season, the idea entered Penn Hills coach John Peterman’s head. Peterman crossed ...
Previewing some of Western Pa.’s top Week 9 matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Western Pennsylvania in Week 9: Class AAAA Quad Central 9-AAAA Penn Hills (6-2, 5-1) at 2-AAAA ...
Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 7 matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups in Western Pennsylvania for Week 7: Class AAAA Quad Central 10-AAAA Bethel Park (3-3, 2-2) at ...
High school football notebook: Pine-Richland QB has 2 perfect performances
By Chris Harlan
It’s been almost two weeks since Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci threw an incomplete pass. DiNucci, the WPIAL leader in passing yards, continued to flaunt his pinpoint accuracy last Friday night. The senior completed all 15 of his passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns in a 64-35 victory over ...
Underdog approach fuels Penn Hills boys soccer 2nd half of season
By Ed Phillips
Even in the midst of a seven-game losing streak earlier this season, members of the Penn Hills boys soccer team never doubted themselves. They knew they were better than the record indicated. “Honestly, we could have pulled out a lot of them,” said senior defender and team captain Josiah Ross. ...
Penn Hills girls soccer squad looks to second half of season for turnaround
By Ed Phillips
A four-game losing streak to begin the season was not what the Penn Hills girls soccer team had in mind. But instead of dwelling on ...
Penn Hills runs past Mt. Lebanon defense
By Chris Harlan
Call this Penn Hills’ version of a hurry-up offense. As in, hurry straight to the end zone. Penn Hills struck fast with touchdown runs of ...
Fast-paced offense has led Mt. Lebanon to 3 dominating wins, but Penn Hills is ‘ready’ for challenge
By Chris Harlan
So far, only the referees have slowed Mt. Lebanon. The Blue Devils successfully have installed a hurry-up tempo and a no-huddle attack this season to ...

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