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Breaking down the WPIAL soccer playoffs

By Bill West
Class AAA boys Defending champion: Peters Township Top seeds: 1. Upper St. Clair (16-0-1), 2. Central Catholic (17-1), 3. Peters Township (14-2), 4. Seneca Valley …
WPIAL releases soccer playoff pairings
By Staff Report
The WPIAL released the playoff pairings for its boys and girls soccer tournaments, which will get under way Saturday with preliminary- and first-round games. The top seeds for the boys are Upper St. Clair (16-0-1) in Class AAA, South Park (18-0) in Class AA and Sewickley Academy (14-1-2) in Class …
HS highlight reel: Reigning champs set to defend titles
By Tribune-Review
Six defending champions and dozens of other boys and girls soccer teams will get a look at their path to Highmark Stadium on Wednesday when …
HS highlight reel: PBC announces Hall of Fame Class
By Tribune-Review
Billy Knight, a former Pitt legend and one of the greatest players in Western Pennsylvania history, will be honored by the Pittsburgh Basketball Club as part if the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame Class, which was announced Tuesday. Knight, who played a General Braddock High School, highlights the sixth annual …
Gorman: There’s no quit with Upper St. Clair’s Harkleroad
By Kevin Gorman
Ryan Harkleroad’s story starts with a lump on an arm. It will leave you with a lump in your throat. The Upper St. Clair junior …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Central Catholic’s Ryan Sproule, Upper St. Clair’s Emma Hasco
By Brian Graham
Ryan Sproule School: Central Catholic Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Ryan Sproule netted a hat trick in the Vikings’ 10-0 Section 4-AAA shutout …
Shady Side Academy’s Dua wins WPIAL Class AAA title; GCC sisters find forfeit deal in Class AA
By Bill West
A student at Shady Side Academy since she started seventh grade, junior Ananya Dua knew the tennis courts on the Fox Chapel private school’s campus …
HS highlight reel: Peters, USC rivalry resumes Thursday
By Tribune-Review
There’s no let-up in the boys soccer rivalry between No. 2 Peters Township (7-0, 4-0) and No. 1 Upper St. Clair (7-0-1, 3-0), which resumes this season with an 8 p.m. game Thursday at Panthers Stadium. The Panthers and Indians met four times last year: Upper St. Clair won twice …
Upper St. Clair QBs power victory over Peters Township
By Chris Harlan
Upper St. Clair used two quarterbacks, but there was no controversy. With junior Gunnar Lund occasionally replacing senior Dan Trocano, USC scored touchdowns on five …
Upper St. Clair, Peters Township try to recover after Week 1 losses
By Bill West
No player on Upper St. Clair’s football team knows the last time the Panthers opened a season with a loss. No one wants to spend …
Penn Hills takes advantage of turnovers, routs Upper St. Clair
By Ed Phillipps
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 …
Boys soccer preview: Upper St. Clair looks for PIAA 3-peat with interim coach Mike Blatz
By Bill West
The man who coached Upper St. Clair to PIAA Class AAA soccer titles the past two years, Uwe Schneider, cannot roam the sidelines this fall. …
HSFB preview by position: Special talent for area kickers
By Chris Harlan 10:05 p.m.
Count Hempfield among the WPIAL teams that can score without ever reaching the end zone. With senior kicker John Domit, the Spartans must only approach …
Upper St. Clair’s inexperienced lineup shows potential
By Chris Harlan 8:55 p.m.
In his decades as coach, Upper St. Clair’s Jim Render doesn’t remember a situation quite like this. His team returns only one starter. “I don’t …
Gorman: Life lessons from high school football
By Kevin Gorman 10:15 p.m.
Danny Cafaro lives in Midland, the west Texas town near the setting for Friday Night Lights, the book that begat a hit television show and …
HSFB preview by position: Division I O-line recruits have something to prove
By Chris Harlan
Baldwin’s Sterling Jenkins and Hempfield’s Tony Pilato are both highly rated offensive linemen according to the national recruiting websites. The seniors are coveted for their …
USC volleyball standout commits to Duke
By Kevin Lohman
Upper St. Clair volleyball star Sam Amos has made the decision to continue her volleyball career as a Blue Devil. Panther fans can rest easy it’s not the Blue Devils of perennial rival Mt. Lebanon that the sophomore multi-sport standout has committed her future to, but the Blue Devils of …
Youth leagues, coaching spark lacrosse’s growth in Western Pa.
By Gary Horvath
In the world of high school athletics, it’s no secret that football and basketball are at the top of the pecking order. But no sport …
Trib Cup: USC volleyball a work in progress under new coach
By Brian Graham
First-year head coach Josh Ficorilli knows his way around the bench, but it’s the behind the scenes things that caught him by surprise. Ficorilli replaced Jack Zebo as the Upper St. Clair boys volleyball coach after serving as an assistant to the 15-year veteran for the last five seasons. “There …
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry DiPaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like …
USC lacrosse relies on team play after injury to leading scorer
By Gary Horvath
One game jumps off the page when looking at the Upper St. Clair boys lacrosse schedule. The Section 1 title could come down to the …
Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team reboots for title defense
By Gary Horvath
After winning the WPIAL Division I title last season, Mt. Lebanon starts its title defense by emulating another champion that shares the Blue Devils’ name. …
Upper St. Clair’s Dudzinski sets new state record with gold medal swim
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Upper St. Clair’s Ryan Dudzinski would look at the PIAA record for Class AAA boys 100-yard butterfly and cringe. That’s because it was set in 2011 by Andrew Kosic of WC Henderson — whom Ryan’s older brother, Kyle, finished third to that year. After Ryan Dudzinski’s blistering 100 …
North Allegheny swimmers sweep WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
The Upper St. Clair boys may have won the battle, but North Allegheny, as has become its custom, won the war. Ryan Dudzinski powered the …

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