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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
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 ...
Hampton outlasts Keystone Oaks to advance in WPIAL playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Hampton pitcher Ben Vey quickly understood Keystone Oaks’ make-him-throw-strikes strategy when the first batter walked on four pitches. His team had the same plan. “I knew ...
Steel Valley volleyball team knocks off Keystone Oaks to continue its rise
By Dave Mackall
The revival of boys volleyball at Steel Valley took a huge step forward Tuesday night. Behind a career-high 32 kills from first-year player Tyler Lewis, host ...
Keystone Oaks volleyball looking to repeat as section champions for first time
By Nathan Smith
Ben Van Balen is getting another shot to find success with the Keystone Oaks boys volleyball team. The Golden Eagles coach was a member of the ...
Keystone Oaks grad receives rookie of the year award
By Nathan Smith
If you would have told Ryan Carroll a year ago during his senior year at Keystone Oaks he was on the verge of winning a ...
Signal Item area track teams ready to continue success
By Nathan Smith
The 2013 track and field season was a standout year for the Signal Item area teams as Bishop Canevin, Carlynton, Chartiers Valley and Keystone Oaks ...
KO’s 6-foot-7 left-hander Lehman is turning heads
By Jason Mackey
When Keystone Oaks baseball coach Scott Crimone approached senior Taylor Lehman before a mid-March exhibition game in North Carolina, he was not alone. Fifteen scouts surrounded ...
Bishop Canevin, Keystone Oaks softball look for a return to postseason
By Nathan Smith
Western Pennsylvania finally has started to thaw out, and the softball teams of the WPIAL are getting ready to take to the field. The Signal Item ...
Keystone Oaks boys basketball makes most of its opportunities
By Nathan Smith
When asked what his team has had to overcome during his first season with the team, Keystone Oaks boys basketball coach Tony Cherico was quick ...

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