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Upper St. Clair upends Penn Hills, 17-0

By Gary Horvath 7:49 a.m.
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 ...
Gorman: The most important sports story
By Kevin Gorman
This is not a sports story. That was an immediate reaction to news that Aliquippa tailback DiMantae Bronaugh would miss the season after a leukemia ...
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 ...
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 ...
Upper St. Clair has motivation to return to form
By Kevin Gorman
Jim Render doesn’t have to worry about whether Upper St. Clair players took their 4-6 record last season to heart. The Panthers promise they haven’t forgotten ...
HSFB preview by position: Plenty of Division I talent on area offensive lines
By Chris Harlan
The coveted four-stars are in the junior class. Central Catholic’s C.J. Thorpe and North Allegheny’s Josh Lugg are both highly recruited juniors on the offensive ...
Gorman: USC tackle is Ford tough
By Kevin Gorman
The shoulder-length hair that Brandon Ford had grown for three years is gone, donated to Locks of Love. The Upper St. Clair right tackle did so to honor his late grandfathers lost to cancer, George Adams and Kenneth Walker, amid best friend and teammate Ryan Harkleroad’s battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. ...
Deflategate puts pressure on high school football coaches to follow rules
By Chris Harlan
Every football at North Allegheny must pass the squeeze test before it’s ready for Friday night. It’s often the defensive line coach who inflates the footballs, ...
Western Pa. teams blanked at PIAA team tennis championships
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — The WPIAL was well represented at the PIAA team tennis championships at Hershey Racquet Club, with three of the final eight teams across both classifications hailing from the region. But a championship eluded all of them. Upper St. Clair got the furthest. The Panthers reached Saturday’s Class AAA championship match ...
Fox Chapel boys volleyball team rolls into WPIAL semifinals
By George Guido
Top-seeded Fox Chapel made quick work of quarterfinal opponent Upper St. Clair on Thursday night. The Foxes swept the Panthers, 3-0, in a match that took ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Upper St. Clair’s Fernando Escribens, Allderdice’s Emma Harvey
By Alex Oltmanns
Fernando Escribens School: Upper St. Clair Year: Senior Sport: Tennis Claim to fame: The No. 1 singles player for the Panthers won his WPIAL championship ...
Upper St. Clair tennis dethrones 3-time defending WPIAL champion
By Karen Price
Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AAA boys team tennis championship came down to the No. 2 doubles match, and ended with Upper St. Clair dethroning defending champion Shady Side Academy, 3-2. The Indians, who had won the last three WPIAL team titles and four of the last five, won at No. 3 singles ...
Trib Cup: Upper St. Clair volleyball in search of complete game
By Brian Graham
Upper St. Clair volleyball coach Josh Ficorilli is struggling to pinpoint why his team is lingering around the middle of the standings this season. The Panthers are off to an uncharacteristically slow start, but there isn’t one thing Ficorilli can point at as the problem. He said it’s been a ...
Pitt lands Upper St. Clair tackle
By Jerry DiPaola
Upper St. Clair offensive lineman Brandon Ford could have waited several months before making a verbal commitment to college, perhaps attracting more offers in the process. But he didn’t want his future to get in the way of his present. That is why he called Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi on Sunday and ...
WPIAL boosts medal haul at PIAA swimming, diving event with 3 more golds
By Dave Mackall
LEWISBURG — WPIAL Class AAA competitors claimed three top spots Saturday on the final day of the 2015 PIAA swimming and diving championships, bringing to 18 the number of gold medals produced this season by District 7 schools. During the four-day event at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium, 11 WPIAL golds were ...
Chartiers Valley’s Lohman captures 3rd straight PIAA diving title
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — With the PIAA Class AAA diving competition coming down to the wire, Chartiers Valley senior Maria Lohman knew she had to step up her performance in the finals. Focusing on her own dives instead of the scoreboard, Lohman won her third consecutive state diving title with 508.35 points ...
HS highlight reel: Swimmers earn top seeds for PIAA meet
By Tribune-Review
Judging by the psych sheets, the 2014 state runner-up North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team should again do quite well at the PIAA swimming and diving championships, which get started Wednesday and run through Saturday at Bucknell University. Lauren McGrath (200 free), Jacquelyn Du (50 free, 100 back) and ...
Play-in games provide welcome opportunity for WPIAL hoop teams
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David and his boys basketball team could have spent a week wishing for North Hills to win the WPIAL title. A year ...
North Allegheny teams again pull off double dip at WPIAL swimming championships
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships again turned into a North Allegheny double dip. For the fourth consecutive season, the Tigers swept the boys and ...
Records fall on opening day of WPIAL swimming championships
By Doug Gulasy
Records don’t last long anymore at the WPIAL swimming championships. A year after a dozen WPIAL records fell, more of the same happened on the ...
North Allegheny swim teams out to defend WPIAL championships
By Karen Kadilak
Seeded first in eight events, the North Allegheny girls swim team is heavily favored to win its seventh consecutive Class AAA title at the WPIAL ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Upper St. Clair’s Zack Pateras, Shaler’s Gia Thorpe
By Brian Graham
Zack Pateras School: Upper St. Clair Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Pateras finished with a game-high 23 points — including seven 3-pointers — to lead the Panthers to a 61-59 win over Latrobe in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Saturday. This season, Pateras scored 233 ...
Pateras makes 7 3-pointers to lead Upper St. Clair past No. 7 seed Latrobe
By Bill West
No one on the basketball court at Charleroi stayed hot quite like Upper St. Clair junior guard Zack Pateras — and not just because he ...
Shaler girls shut down Upper St. Clair in first-round matchup
By Bill West
Shaler senior guard Liz Kline found the flood of confidence that came Friday night during a double-digit scoring run all too familiar because of her ...

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