McGuffey Sports

Small ball carries No. 11 Freeport to quarterfinals

For much of the season, Freeport relied on home runs for offensive success. The team that finished the regular season with 20 long balls didn't have ...

Gorman: Decision on 3A deserves another vote 

Ed Dalton couldn't believe what he heard about the WPIAL vote Monday on the Class 3A football playoffs. For one, that the ...

Freeport closes out Swartz Stadium with playoff win over McGuffey

Freeport closed out a grand, old stadium in a grand way Friday night. In their finale at James Swartz Stadium, the Yellowjackets scored on their ...

Underdogs prepare for 1st-round challenges of the WPIAL playoffs

When McGuffey football coach Ed Dalton prepares for an opponent, he has his players do a homework assignment. "We give them a player on the opposing ...

Dalton reloads roster at McGuffey

McGuffey was a good team that had the chance to be great last year, coach Ed Dalton said, but the season ended after losses to ...

Burrell softball advances with dominant offense

Burrell softball coaches have encouraged players like senior first baseman Haley Kuzmirek to use lighter bats to improve their hitting. Doesn't seem like it would matter. ...

Elizabeth Forward plays 'complete' game in win over McGuffey

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

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

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

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 ...

Woodland Hills repeats as WPIAL rifle champ

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. ...

Burrell wrestling wins 9th straight Class AA team title

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 wrestling regains prominence with return to Class AA

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

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 ...

McGuffey proves versatile in win over Southmoreland

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

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

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 ...

McGuffey looking to spread it out on offense

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

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 ...

Breaking down the PIAA girls basketball playoffs

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

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

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 ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Allegheny's Dom Forys, McGuffey's Sammie Weiss

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

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 ...

McGuffey cruises past South Allegheny

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 ...


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