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Elizabeth Forward plays `complete’ game in win over McGuffey

By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward came together at a perfect time. Now the senior-laden Warriors are headed to the WPIAL girls basketball semifinal round for a third consecutive ...
McGuffey’s top-seeded Nicolella advances to WPIAL Class AA wrestling semifinals
By Bill West
The best of WPIAL Class AA wrestling became demystified for McGuffey junior Gage Nicolella on Friday evening at South Fayette. His introduction to the classification’s WPIAL ...
Gorman: McGuffey no 1-girl show
By Kevin Gorman
Sammie Weiss is synonymous with McGuffey but relatively anonymous in the WPIAL for a 2,000-point scorer. “That actually really describes her,” McGuffey coach Amanda Burchett ...
Weiss’ 39-point effort powers McGuffey past Deer Lakes
By George Guido
There are only certain players with the ability to take over a game. McGuffey’s Sammie Weiss is one of them. The senior guard scored her team’s final 14 points of the first half en route to a 39-point performance as the Highlanders rolled past Deer Lakes, 68-44, in a Class AAA ...
Woodland Hills repeats as WPIAL rifle champ
By Karen Price
The Woodland Hills rifle team was on target once again as the Wolverines captured their second straight WPIAL championship and third in four years Tuesday. Woodland Hills (8-0) shot 800-69x to edge second-place Trinity (6-2), which shot 800-64x, and McGuffey (8-0), which shot 800-56x at Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen’s Club in ...
Burrell wrestling wins 9th straight Class AA team title
By Doug Gulasy
Each wrestling season, Josh Shields hears whispers that Burrell’s WPIAL Class AA championship streak might end. It hasn’t happened. No. 1 Burrell (11-5) won its ninth consecutive ...
McGuffey tops Kittanning to reach WPIAL wrestling semifinals
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning’s final wrestling season — the team portion, at least — ends with the Wildcats again being WPIAL quarterfinalists. The Wildcats reached the quarterfinals for the ...
McGuffey wrestling regains prominence with return to Class AA
By Bill West
When he met with McGuffey wrestling coach Mark Caffrey this past fall, senior Ryan Stienstraw noticed Caffrey’s three WPIAL Class AAA championship rings on the ...
Gorman: 4,000 club not exclusive
By Kevin Gorman
Back in the 1980s, Raphael Abercrombie of Aliquippa, Brian Davis of Washington, Brian Chizmar of Swissvale, Brad Tokar of Fort Cherry, Blair Sweet of Wilmington and Derek Bochna of Mapletown were household names. At least, in my house they were. They were WPIAL running backs who became members of the ...
McGuffey proves versatile in win over Southmoreland
By Jason Black
Through four games, the McGuffey football team is showing it can win in a number of different ways. After running back James Duchi scored six rushing ...
Mt. Pleasant edges McGuffey in high-scoring affair
By Bill West
Mt. Pleasant senior running back Trevor Salopek used his blistering speed to mesmerize McGuffey’s defense Friday night. Salopek just wished he had some spell that would’ve ...
H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer called out the other writer and told him he was “Rude” ...
McGuffey looking to spread it out on offense
By Alex Oltmanns
Ranked among the Top 10 in the Tribune-Review’s WPIAL Class AA preseason rankings a year ago, the McGuffey football team had lofty aspirations. But after an ...
Deer Lakes advances to semifinals with 2-0 win
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Katie Gozzard said she was uncomfortable moving to second base early in her high school softball career because it took her away from her natural position at shortstop. But the Deer Lakes junior is back in her comfort zone at short and apparently feels at ease when she faces hard-throwing McGuffey ...
Breaking down the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Penn-Trafford (20-6), Hempfield (17-9), Fox Chapel (19-5), North Allegheny (22-2), Mt. Lebanon (16-6), Obama Academy (14-6) Around the state: Three of ...
Burrell girls best McGuffey again
By George Guido
It’s rare when two WPIAL playoff teams have a quarterfinal rematch for a second straight season, and each team has all five starters return. McGuffey narrowed ...
McGuffey girls again show their strength
By Brian Graham
When McGuffey coach Amanda Burchett made the Highlanders’ schedule this season it was done so with the intent of building confidence and experience for a deep WPIAL playoff run. The Highlanders traveled to Florida to compete in the KSA Classic in Orlando, where they played three formidable out-of-state opponents so her ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Dom Forys, McGuffey’s Sammie Weiss
By Brian Graham
Dom Forys School: North Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Forys won the 126-pound championship with a 22-5 technical fall win over Thomas ...
Steel Valley rallies to trip McGuffey
By Dave Whipkey
Slowing down a potent offense on a hot streak is often done by possessing the football and grinding down the game clock. Having two running backs eclipse 100 yards also helps. Steel Valley rode the talents of Tyrone Freeman and freshman DeWayne Murray on Friday in a come-from-behind 28-21 win at ...
McGuffey cruises past South Allegheny
By Dave Whipkey
After last week’s win at Burgettstown, coach Pat Monroe’s South Allegheny Gladiators were looking to gather some steam into the stretch run of the season. What the Gladiators ran into was a two-headed rushing attack that ambushed them Friday night at  McGuffey High School as the Highlanders rolled to a 50-7 ...
No. 2 South Fayette Lions roar in rout of McGuffey
By Justin Criado
South Fayette and gunslinging quarterback Brett Brumbaugh picked up where they left off last season, crushing McGuffey, 41-14, in the first game of the Lions’ final year in WPIAL Class AA. Brumbaugh completed 19 of 22 passes for 218 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in only two-and-a-half quarters, further ...
McGuffey coach excited about option offense
By Alex Oltmanns
Running an efficient option offense is no small task, let alone trying to install it as a new system in a short amount of time ...
WPIAL Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2013
By Jerry DiPaola
During his career at Donora High School in the 1940s, Bimbo Cecconi accomplished more than most WPIAL athletes. He won medals in track (high hurdles ...
Deer Lakes softball rolls after early deficit
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The offensive machine that is the Deer Lakes softball team showed no ill-effects from a 10-day layoff when it finally opened the WPIAL playoffs Monday. If ...
Third-quarter surge leads Burrell girls to quarterfinal victory
By George Guido
These 18-0 runs are becoming a habit for Burrell basketball teams. First the boys used an 18-0 run en route to a Wednesday victory over Washington. Friday night, the Buccaneer girls went on an 18-0 surge to break open a close game against McGuffey and the end result was a 61-41 win ...

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