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Keystone Oaks athletics reached new heights in 2015

By Nathan Smith
It was an up-and-down year for Keystone Oaks athletics in 2015. But the ups outweighed the downs. Several track athletes made it to the PIAA championships, ...
Keystone Oaks boys basketball looking to overcome slow start
By Nathan Smith
A full offseason has gone a long way for Keystone Oaks coach Dan Elzer. In his second year leading the Golden Eagles, Elzer and his players ...
Keystone Oaks football controls its destiny entering final weeks
By Nathan Smith
When the Keystone Oaks football team gathered at the end of the 2014 season for its team banquet, coach Greg Perry had a message for ...
Smith, talented offense lead Keystone Oaks past South Allegheny
By David Whipkey
Future opponents of Keystone Oaks are aware of the passing prowess of quarterback Alex Smith. Even with Smith lining up behind center, Eagles coach Greg Perry knows his squad has more to offer than the junior signal-caller’s right arm. Smith completed 20 of 26 attempts for 289 yards, and he received plenty ...
Gorman: Keystone Oaks coach sees Smith as next star QB
By Kevin Gorman
Alex Smith studied the framed photo of Greg Perry with Bruce Gradkowski, Anthony Doria, Bill Stull and Matt Rodgers, his four all-state quarterbacks in an ...
Smith’s arm leads Keystone Oaks football to win over South Park
By Nathan Smith
Keystone Oaks coach Greg Perry thinks his quarterback, Alex Smith, is flying under the radar. But after throwing for more than 300 yards and three ...
Apollo-Ridge edges Keystone Oaks behind Brown’s five touchdowns
By Jerin Steele
Around the Apollo-Ridge locker room, Duane Brown has a nickname: Duane “Touchdown” Brown. Brown lived up to that moniker Friday night. The junior running back scored all five of the Vikings’ touchdowns to lead Class AA No. 10 Apollo-Ridge to a 37-34 win over Keystone Oaks in a nonconference game at Owens ...
‘Toughness’ boosts Keystone Oaks roster
By Nathan Smith
Keystone Oaks isn’t forgetting about the ones that got away last season. The Golden Eagles are coming off a three-win season that saw the team lose ...
Keystone Oaks football looking for improved results
By Nathan Smith
The Keystone Oaks football team had one focus during the offseason: learning to compete. The Golden Eagles finished 3-6 during coach Greg Perry’s first season. But ...
Keystone Oaks offense benefiting from experienced line
By Nathan Smith
There will be a lot of new faces on the Keystone Oaks offense this season. Gone are quarterback Kobe Phillippi and running back Jimmy Canello, as ...
Steel Valley uses late rally to beat Keystone Oaks, advance to PIAA playoffs
By Kevin Lohman
Steel Valley rallied for three runs in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s WPIAL Class AA consolation game to gain a 3-2 victory over rival Keystone Oaks. Eagles ace Nick Riggle, who earned two wins during the regular season against Steel Valley (12-6), kept the defending Class AA champs’ bats quiet through ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball playoffs
By Chris Harlan 9:29 p.m.
Class AAAA Defending champion Seneca Valley The favorite Mt. Lebanon might have the WPIAL’s top pitcher in Coastal Carolina recruit Austin Kitchen, a lefty. ...
HS notebook: WPIAL announces baseball playoff pairings
By Staff Reports 11:18 p.m.
Mt. Lebanon (Class AAAA), Chartiers Valley (AAA), Keystone Oaks (AA) and California (A) earned the No. 1 seeds in their respective classifications Friday when the ...
Keystone Oaks point guard Brownlee chooses Carlow
By Nathan Smith
After a senior season that didn’t go according to plan, Keystone Oaks’ Kayla Brownlee will get to continue her playing career at the next level ...
Keystone Oaks track returning batch of talent
By Nathan Smith
If the South Hills Classic is any indication of future success, Keystone Oaks track and field could be in store for a strong season. The Golden ...
Keystone Oaks boys volleyball adapting to coaching change
By Nathan Smith 9:00 p.m.
Before their matches, the members of the Keystone Oaks boys volleyball team will recite lines from the “Hokey Pokey” – “you put your right foot ...
The Signal Item softball preview
By Nathan Smith
Expectations are high for the Signal Item area softball teams entering the season. A year after only two qualified for the postseason and another fell one game short, all four teams return several starters and are looking to reach the WPIAL postseason. The following is a look at what to expect from ...
Virgara joins Riverhounds soccer team this season
By Ray Fisher
Local product Anthony Virgara has agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 2015 United Soccer Leagues season. He is one of 10 midfielders on ...
Keystone Oaks girls hoops contends with injuries, inexperience
By Nathan Smith
Rich Griffin’s tenure as Keystone Oaks’ girls basketball coach probably couldn’t have gotten off to a rockier start. Just two games into the season, the Golden ...
Keystone Oaks girls basketball under guidance of new coach
By Nathan Smith
Coming into the season, first-year Keystone Oaks girls basketball coach Rich Griffin already is familiar with most of his team. Griffin was involved with the Golden ...
Keystone Oaks boys hoops coach focused on changing program’s culture
By Nathan Smith
Dan Elzer has one focus in his first season as Keystone Oaks boys basketball coach – changing the culture of a program that has not had a winning record since 2011-12. “It is a day by day process,” Elzer said. “We are a few day in and I am pleased with ...
WPIAL, coaches are still looking to schedule Week 9 rivalry games
By Bill West
When asked about the WPIAL’s efforts to schedule football rivals against each other in Week 9, executive director Tim O’Malley went right into an explanation ...
Keystone Oaks streaking in the right direction
By Nathan Smith 9:00 p.m.
For the first time since 2012, the Keystone Oaks football team has won two consecutive games. The Golden Eagles scored a 42-14 win over Carlynton last week . Keystone Oaks defeated South Allegheny, 35-20, in Week 5. “We are starting to get better,” coach Greg Perry said. “We’re young up front. ...
PIHL teams prepare for life outside Open division
By Bill West
New Baldwin hockey coach Craig Albert recalled that during his days as a Highlanders player in the late 1990s, the team typically started out 0-4. ...
Numbers down, but WPIAL teams boast top-notch golfers
By Paul Schofield
Sasha Lobel grew up learning how to play golf at Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. The Allderdice senior is now turning his ...
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