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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
South Allegheny beats McGuffey for fifth win in a row
By Keith Barnes
South Allegheny players finished their postgame huddle after their 41-14 Century Conference victory over McGuffey with one word. Playoffs. Now, after a five-game winning streak, the Gladiators are a win next week over Keystone Oaks ­— and a little help — away from clinching the school’s first postseason berth since …
South Allegheny looks to stay hot vs. McGuffey
By Keith Barnes
South Allegheny has done what any team with WPIAL playoff aspirations must do to move into the postseason: It has beaten up on the teams …
Southmoreland boys soccer team eventually succumbs to McGuffey
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland boys soccer team has high hopes of qualifying for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs this season, and a win over visiting McGuffey in …
Leechburg’s Barto claims school’s first WPIAL golf title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Matt Barto dislikes slow play, but that wasn’t an issue for him Monday morning because the Leechburg junior was in the first group to tee …
McGuffey enters season with new coach, players, conference
By W. Jonathan Cyprowski
McGuffey hired Ed Dalton to revive a near comatose football program over the offseason, and the new coach and athletic director has his work cut out for him. Dalton, who was the coach at Trinity for 12 years, isn’t the only new guy this summer. The Highlanders entered training camp …

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