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By Dave Mackall
From a record-setting touchdown pass to an unpredictable winning streak, Daily News region schools again provided endless storylines during the 2015 high school football season. ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Steel Valley’s Ja’Mier Fletcher, EF’s Julie Jenkins
By Robert Stinner
Ja’Mier Fletcher School: Steel Valley Sport: Basketball Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Fletcher recorded a double-double with 29 points and 20 rebounds as Steel Valley ...
Elizabeth Forward girls start fast, hold off Connellsville
By Jason Black
Having won both of their games at the Fayette County Coaches Association Tip-off Tournament, the Connellsville girls basketball team came into Monday’s home opener against ...
Elizabeth Forward boys basketball preparing to fill big shoes
By Joe Sager
Last season, Elizabeth Forward’s offense revolved around a big target. The Warriors got the ball in the paint to their big man, 6-foot-11 George Prota, and he took care of the rest. He averaged 18.2 points and 13.0 rebounds and scored more than 1,000 points in his high school career. However, Prota ...
Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team replenishes after departures
By Joe Sager
Because all five starters from last year have graduated, the Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team will have a different look. The Warriors (19-7, 10-2 in Section 4-AAA) lost seven seniors from a team that reached the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals and dropped a 53-47 decision to Mercyhurst Prep in the first ...
Monessen man helps South Park to AA state soccer title contest
By Jeff Oliver
When the South Park Eagles take on Lewisburg in the PIAA Class AA boys’ soccer championship game at Hersheypark Stadium today, there will be local ...
BVA’s Chiste, Martin on 3-AA’s Finest 15
By Jeff Oliver
South Park dominated the Section 3-AA Finest Fifteen list with five selections, but there certainly was plenty of local flavor on the team of boys’ ...
Belle Vernon Area crushes Elizabeth Forward to clinch Big 10 crown
By Jeremy Sellew
Belle Vernon cleared its final hurdle and won the Big 10 Conference title with a 54-0 victory at Elizabeth Forward. It is the Leopards’ first ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Nathan Forsythe, Thomas Jefferson’s Katie Birch
By Robert Stinner
Nathan Forsythe School: Elizabeth Forward Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Forsythe scored two goals as the Warriors defeated nonsection opponent Gateway, 4-1, last ...
Ringgold’s Small a big problem for Elizabeth Forward, scores 3 TDS in win
By Jeremy Sellew
While his Ringgold teammates and coaches missed having senior running back Chacar Berry on the field, the Rams didn’t miss a beat Friday night at ...
West Mifflin routs Elizabeth Forward, keeps pace in crowded Big 10 race
By Kevin Taylor
No. 9 West Mifflin kept its options open Friday night. In the first half, it was tailback Howard Reid. In the second half, it was quarterback Karlyn Garner. It added up to a 47-6 victory for the Titans at Elizabeth Forward in a Big 10 Conference game. West Mifflin (5-2, 5-2) staked a ...
Led by WPIAL qualifiers, Elizabeth Forward golfers set for semifinals
By Kevin Lohman
After helping to lead their team to a second-place finish in their section, three golfers from the Elizabeth Forward boys golf team finished below the ...
Elizabeth Forward wins seesaw battle over Yough
By David Whipkey
Not many people outside the Elizabeth Forward football program expected much from the Warriors this season. At the midway point of the season, Elizabeth Forward continues to thrive. The Warriors thrilled its home crowd Friday with a 36-33 victory over Yough. “The old EF would have folded,” coach Mike Collodi told his ...
Elizabeth Forward girls soccer fights through challenges
By John Krysinsky 7:02 p.m.
Elizabeth Forward girls soccer coach Brandon Gerba remains optimistic despite a plague of injuries, stiffer section competition and a roster with just three seniors. “It’s been tough, sure. We have not been in this position in a number of years,” Gerba said. The Warriors (3-4 in Section 4-AA, 3-6-1 overall) find themselves ...
Thomas Jefferson’s 1st-half TD barrage subdues Elizabeth Forward
By Dave Mackall
It looks like TJ is back. After an uncharacteristic 0-2 start, Thomas Jefferson, a perennial WPIAL title contender, evened its record Friday night with its second ...
Teacher beats student as BVA nips EF
By Jeff Oliver
When Belle Vernon Area won its first section title in boys’ soccer, in 2005, John Kerekes was in his first year as coach of the ...
Six classes for football?
By Jeff Oliver
Pending approval in October by the PIAA, the football horizon could have a new reshaping as early as 2016. The PIAA has been talking about going to six classifications for football, and it is expected to be voted on Oct. 7 at the PIAA Board of Directors meeting. If the PIAA does ...
Elizabeth Forward hosts football camp for youngsters with disabilities
By Dave Mackall
Smiles were everywhere Tuesday at Warriors Stadium at Elizabeth Forward, smiles made possible by the third annual Camp of Champions football segment for young people ...
EF to host Camp of Champions
By Staff Reports
In an effort to provide a positive impact on youth with disabilities, the third annual Camp of Champions football camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Elizabeth Forward High School. The free program, designed to teach football skills and emphasize the importance of exercise and a ...
Daily News Q&A: Elizabeth Forward’s Conor Hinchey
By Dave Mackall
After a year away from the game, Conor Hinchey wanted to get back on the field when Elizabeth Forward replaced its coaching staff. “I played ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Ryan Lee and Serra Catholic’s Carly Reith
By Robert Stinner
Ryan Lee School: Elizabeth Forward Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Lee stopped a second-half penalty kick to preserve a one-goal advantage and help ...
Elizabeth Forward shuts out Albert Gallatin
By Tribune-Review
Conor Hinchey rushed for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Zachary Budde added 173 yards and another score as Elizabeth Forward shut out Albert Gallatin, 28-0, in a Big 10 game Friday night. Steve Mayernik also scored on a 1-yard run for EF (1-1, 1-1). ...
Collodi hopes to make Warriors ‘special’
By Bill Hughes
Please excuse Mike Collodi if he took his first meeting with his Elizabeth Forward football team as a sign. “I first met with them on March ...
New coach brings energy to Elizabeth Forward program
By Wynston Wilcox
First-year coach Mike Collodi brings an energetic dynamic to the field. Collodi said as a coach, sometimes you have to change how you approach different teams. ...
Baseball teams can train, raise money at Elizabeth hit-a-thon event
By Brian Knavish
Mark Rice had an idea. The Brentwood native and Jefferson Hills resident is the owner of In Motion Performance, a South Hills-based baseball training organization. After watching many community and scholastic sports teams see their funding get trimmed amid the budget cuts of recent years, he wanted to do something ...
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