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Keystone Oaks boys volleyball adapting to coaching change

By Nathan Smith
Before their matches, the members of the Keystone Oaks boys volleyball team will recite lines from the “Hokey Pokey” – “you put your right foot ...
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 ...
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 ...
Burrell wrestling captures 12th straight section crown
By Doug Gulasy
Faced with a game effort from Kittanning in the Section 3-AA team wrestling final, Burrell buckled down and did what it does best: won another championship. The Bucs won their 12th straight section title, pulling away late for a 43-30 victory over Kittanning on Wednesday night at South Allegheny. “The first hardware ...
Keystone Oaks junior wrestler Kazalas hungry for success
By Nathan Smith
Keystone Oaks coach Rich Bonaccorsi described 285-pound junior Joe Kazalas as a nice, mild-mannered kid. But when he gets on the mat, it is a different ...
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 ...
Young Keystone Oaks wrestling team focused on improvement
By Nathan Smith
Don’t take the Keystone Oaks wrestling team lightly this season. Second-year coach Rich Bonaccorsi said the Golden Eagles have had trouble filling the lower weight classes. But with several returnees at the heavier weights and some new faces looking to make an impact, it could still prove to be a strong ...
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
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 ...
Veteran coaches having mixed results while leading new teams
By Doug Gulasy 10:53 p.m.
Tom Nola admittedly finds himself in a situation he’s not used to one-third of the way through the regular season. After racking up almost unprecedented success ...
Senior Brown carries East Allegheny to victory over Keystone Oaks
By Nathan Smith
After his squad’s 26-21 win over Keystone Oaks, East Allegheny coach Dom Pecora had a message for college coaches — don’t sleep on Taizjon Brown. The senior accounted for three scores and more than 100 all-purpose yards to lead the Wildcats (1-2, 1-2) back from a 14-point deficit in the ...
HSFB preview by position: Familiar faces coaching in new places
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL and City League have a number of familiar faces coaching in new places. Among the career moves since last season, these five changes ...
Gorman: McNeilly Road rivalry renewed
By Kevin Gorman
Why did the high school coaches cross the road? To go back home. Greg Perry left Seton-La Salle after two decades, crossing McNeilly Road to return to his alma mater, Keystone Oaks. So Damon Rosol, who can see Seton-La Salle from the second story of his Brookline home, returned to his alma ...
Perry crosses street to lead Keystone Oaks
By Nathan Smith
Over nine seasons, Greg Perry led Seton-La Salle to a 73-24 record and eight WPIAL Class AA playoff appearances. This season, he moves across McNeilly Road ...
Perry looking to return success to Keystone Oaks football
By Nathan Smith
The Keystone Oaks football team once again felt coaching turmoil during the offseason. Matt Taylor – who compiled a 4-14 record during his two seasons ...
Keystone Oaks grads impacting Point Park soccer
By Nathan Smith
The Point Park men’s soccer team has international flair with players hailing from across the world including Brazil, England, France, Iraq and the Gaza Strip. But ...
Griffin takes over Keystone Oaks girls basketball team
By Nathan Smith
After one of his first voluntary practices with his new team last week, Keystone Oaks girls basketball coach Rich Griffin laid out the three goals ...
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts ...
Keystone Oaks softball ends season on soggy note
By Nathan Smith
The 2014 Keystone Oaks softball season will be known for ending five outs short. During the WPIAL Class AA consolation game at North Allegheny last week, ...
Signal Item area track and field athletes competing at WPIAL finals
By Nathan Smith
Bishop Canevin, Chartiers Valley and Keystone Oaks will all have athletes competing at the WPIAL track and field championships today, Thursday, at Baldwin High School. The ...

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