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HS highlight reel: Teams to test mettle at MAC swim meet

By Bill Hartlep
The past two teams to win the boys title at the MAC swimming and diving championship meet have gone on to win a state championship. Mars was the 2014 champion and Quaker Valley claimed the titles last season. The teams can try and continue that trend this weekend when the annual ...
West Allegheny swimmer Charlton to compete at Niagara
By Karen Kadilak
West Allegheny senior Hannah Charlton is expected to fill an immediate void as a member of the Niagara University women’s swimming team next season. Niagara coach ...
West Allegheny wrestlers shine in local tournaments
By Andrew John
They may be young but the West Allegheny wrestlers won’t back down from any competition. This was especially true after standout performances at a pair of tournaments. The Indians, led by two champions and 11 place winners (out of 12 wrestlers), captured the team title at West Mifflin’s Steve DeAugustino …
West Allegheny swimmers chasing championship goals
By Karen Kadilak
A former WPIAL Class AA powerhouse, the West Allegheny girls swimming team expects to improve in its second season in Class AAA. And the Indians …
West Allegheny hockey finds success in Class A
By Jasper Wilson
At this point last season, the West Allegheny hockey team had a losing record. This season, they’ve beaten all but one of the teams they’ve faced, a 5-4 loss to Bishop McCort (10-3-1) on Dec. 22. Something is clearly different for the Indians. What has changed is manifold. The most obvious shift ...
5 WPIAL Class A players named to all-state team; 2 picked in Class AAA
By Staff Report
Five players from the WPIAL were honored Wednesday as members of the Class A PA Football Writers all-state team. The group included Riverside senior quarterback Jason ...
Thomas Jefferson plays keep-away to oust West Allegheny
By Doug Gulasy
Thomas Jefferson wanted to control the clock in the second half to preserve its two-touchdown lead over West Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals ...
Central Valley hands rare home loss to No. 1 West Allegheny
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Central Valley found a way to win at Joe P. Demichela Stadium, and the Warriors are Parkway Conference champions once again. Kurt Reinstadtler scored on a 90-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter to propel the Class AAA No. 4 Warriors to a 23-13 victory over top-ranked West Allegheny on ...
In battle of No. 1 teams, Woodland Hills outlasts West Allegheny
By Chris Harlan
Don’t try to tell Miles Sanders or his Woodland Hills teammates this nonconference game didn’t matter. It certainly did for them. Playing with a bruised heel that ...
Talent-laden backfields lead West Allegheny, Woodland Hills into marqee matchup
By Chris Harlan
West Allegheny coach Bob Palko frequently has featured a two-headed rushing attack, and his Indians have won their share of WPIAL titles with a crowded ...
WPIAL finalists the past 2 seasons, West Allegheny boys chasing playoff berth
By John Krysinsky
After reaching new heights in recent years, including winning a WPIAL Class AA title in 2013 and consecutive appearances in the WPIAL finals, West Allegheny’s ...
West Allegheny rushes to victory over Montour
By Chris Harlan
West Allegheny says it can run the football 24/7. As in, with Terence Stephens, who wears No. 7, or with Whitney White, who wears No. ...
Scores on defense, special teams an early trend in WPIAL season
By Paul Schofield
Highlands football coach Sam Albert didn’t think anything would top the play North Hills’ LaVar Arrington made when he coached at Butler in 1994. That is ...
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL full of game-changing kickers
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL’s kickers had a remarkable season a year ago with some game-winning kicks and standout performances fit for the record books. ...
Class AAA breakdown: Armstrong merger shakes up Greater Allegheny Conference
By Doug Gulasy
Mark Lyons knows well what a merged school is capable of on the football field. He doesn’t have to look any further back than 2010, when ...
Plenty of players to replace for WPIAL runner-up West Allegheny
By Chris Harlan
Almost two dozen seniors from last year’s roster are gone, and so too went the pressure that followed them. At least, that’s the feel. “There’s no ...
HSFB preview by position: Stable of running backs are game-day stars
By Chris Harlan
A consensus four-star recruit, Miles Sanders is the best all-purpose back in the nation, according to Rivals’ rankings. That’s remarkable, but the Woodland Hills senior ...
Brumbaugh-led Pa. tops Maryland in storm-shortened Big 33 game
By Chris Harlan
HERSHEY – There were thunderstorms in the air instead of late December snowflakes, but South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh still liked this place just as much. ...
Knoch wins 1st WPIAL title by beating defending champ West Allegheny
By Doug Gulasy
In keeping with its team philosophy, Knoch treated Wednesday night’s game against West Allegheny like any other during the season. But this one will mean a ...
Previewing the the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships
By Chris Harlan
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships: CLASS AAAA Norwin vs. Central Catholic 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. ...
Kirkpatrick carries West Allegheny to playoff win
By Kevin Lohman
West Allegheny pitcher Marla Kirkpatrick surrendered a leadoff home run to Greensburg Salem shortstop Claire Oberdorf on her third pitch of the WPIAL Class AAA ...
Kittanning shut out by West Allegheny
By Matt Grubba
When big plays needed to be made, West Allegheny showed why it’s the defending WPIAL champ. Nick Wiethorn drove in four runs with a 4-for-4 performance, ...
Late slump doesn’t faze defending champion West Allegheny as playoffs loom
By Chris Harlan
The defending champions won’t complain if anyone underestimates them. After a tough final week that included a loss to a winless team, West ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL baseball season
By Compiled By Paul Schofield
Class AAAA Preseason top five Team 2014 record 1. North Allegheny 13-8 2. Shaler 14-8 3. Bethel Park 10-9 4. Moon 16-5 5. Penn-Trafford 15-5 Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: This section got ...
Quaker Valley boys capture PIAA Class AA swimming and diving title
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — Given the distance between Western Pennsylvania and Bucknell University, it seemed fitting WPIAL swimmers did some of their best work in the lengthiest events on the second day of the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships. Highlands’ Bailey Bonnett and West Allegheny’s Jarod Kehl won the 500-yard freestyle ...
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