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West Allegheny rugby gaining steam in 1st season

By Kevin Lohman
There’s a new athletics team at West Allegheny High School, and it’s attracting some of the best talent the school has to offer. Mark Davis, a varsity football assistant coach and middle school math teacher in West Allegheny, had always wanted to start a rugby club, and after reading a …
Mars boys win PIAA Class AA swimming title
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — The Mars boys didn’t need a dramatic win or even a top-three finish. That didn’t stop the Planets from delivering the signature moment of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium. Mars came from behind to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3 …
West Allegheny, Mars swimmers win PIAA titles
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Jarod Kehl had been working for this. Perhaps at a cost for the West Allegheny junior, too. But who cares now, right? Kehl tapered for the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships, ceding the WPIAL title to Chartiers Valley’s Drew Damich. On Friday at Bucknell University’s Kinney …
North Allegheny swimmers sweep WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
The Upper St. Clair boys may have won the battle, but North Allegheny, as has become its custom, won the war. Ryan Dudzinski powered the …
Class AAA swimmers knock off 6 records in WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
First came the North Allegheny girls, a few minutes into the WPIAL swimming and diving championships. Then it was Upper St. Clair, equally as dominant …
Armstrong hockey team displays scoring prowess in victory
By Matt Grubba
With a chance to lock up the No. 3 seed in the Class AA playoffs, high-scoring Armstrong showed it can get things done in its own zone. The Riverhawks took 15 total penalties but finished 12 for 12 on the penalty kill to pick up a 6-3 win over West …
Thomas Jefferson boys race past West Allegheny in Class AAA opener
By Mark Kaboly 12:38 a.m.
Dom DeCicco wasn’t particularly happy with what he was seeing, so the Thomas Jefferson coach swung around to the bench and ordered his starters back onto the court. Now, if the worst thing that happened in a first-round playoff game was that the junior varsity players weren’t performing very well …
32 WPIAL players headed to Division I-FBS schools
By Tribune-Review
Thirty-two WPIAL players and one from the District 6 Heritage Conference have accepted football scholarships from FBS schools. WR Troy Apke Mt. Lebanon, Penn State DE Rori Blair Upper St. Clair, Pitt TE Alec Bloom Ligonier Valley, UConn OL Alex Bookser Mt. Lebanon, Pitt DT Brock Boxen Beaver Falls, Akron …
Gorman: Ross at center of West A’s success
By Kevin Gorman
West Allegheny coach Bob Palko loves to keep opponents guessing, so you never know who is going to take snaps under center. It could be …
Cathedral Prep again eliminates West Allegheny from PIAA playoffs
By Chris Harlan
This was an ending with a familiar feel. For the second consecutive year, West Allegheny’s season ended with a loss to Erie’s Cathedral Prep in …
PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals preview: West Allegheny vs. Erie Cathedral Prep
By Tribune-Review
PIAA AAA QUARTERFINALS WEST ALLEGHENY (13-0)  vs. ERIE CATHEDRAL PREP (12-0)   7 p.m. Friday at North Allegheny The Rematch has become reality. Moments after …
For 3 WPIAL champions, past greatness provides motivation for PIAA playoffs
By Jason Mackey
For three of the four WPIAL football teams still playing, there’s a readily available blueprint to follow, teams who’ve recently won WPIAL titles then enjoyed …
West Allegheny’s defense makes the difference in title game
By Jason Mackey
Asked what it would be like to play the Central Valley football team a second time, West Allegheny coach Bob Palko’s response drew a laugh. …
Gorman: North’s title a ‘thrill’ for Rooney
By Kevin Gorman
North Catholic’s most famous alumnus shook hands with and congratulated the Trojans on winning the first WPIAL football championship in school history. That they won …
West Allegheny defends WPIAL Class AAA title
By Chris Harlan
West Allegheny defended its WPIAL title, and Bob Palko became the first coach to win seven championship games with Saturday night’s 16-6 victory over Central …
WPIAL championship notebook: Sto-Rox QB ends career among Pa. passing leaders
By George Guido
Lenny Williams finished his outstanding career with 8,509 yards, best in WPIAL history and fifth all-time in state history. He finished 36 yards short of …
Brothers to savor time in WPIAL spotlight
By Bill West
South Fayette senior Zach Walker watched with admiration and a bit of envy as brothers Tyler and Zach Challingsworth lined up together as defensive backs …
Class AAA rematch has different look this time around
By Chris Harlan
The Class AAA championship is a rematch from the regular season, but this isn’t the same Central Valley team West Allegheny beat by a touchdown …
Trib Cup: PIAA runner-up West Allegheny reflects on special season
By Justin Criado
West Allegheny’s boys soccer team allowed only one goal all postseason, and even though that lone goal proved to be detrimental, the Indians finished off the best season in school history as PIAA runners-up. “We only let up one goal throughout the playoffs,” junior striker Collin Wurst said. “Sadly, it …
Delmonico, West Allegheny look to add program’s 7th title
By Chris Harlan
Among a West Allegheny roster that’s excited for another visit to Heinz Field, senior Tory Delmonico might appreciate this return trip the most. He was …
West Allegheny falls in PIAA boys soccer final on late goal
By Jason Mackey
HERSHEY — Moments after the West Allegheny boys soccer team’s 1-0 overtime loss to Holy Ghost Prep in Saturday’s PIAA Class AA championship game, Indians …
West Allegheny runs over Franklin Regional, punches ticket to Heinz Field
By Doug Gulasy
With blowout victories in its first two playoff games, West Allegheny didn’t face a lot of adversity. The Indians dealt with some adversity Friday night …
Previewing the PIAA soccer championships
By Jason Mackey
CLASS AAA BOYS Upper St. Clair vs. Conestoga Valley When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Records: Upper St. Clair (22-1-1), Conestoga Valley (23-2-2) How they got here: …
WPIAL Class AAA semifinal preview: West Allegheny vs. Franklin Regional
By Tribune-Review
Class AAA Semifinals No. 1 West Allegheny (11-0)  vs. No. 4 Franklin Regional (10-1)   7:30 p.m. Friday at North Allegheny West Allegheny coach Bob …
West Allegheny rolls past Indiana into Class AAA semifinals
By Wes Crosby
West Allegheny will take an undefeated record into the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals after its 38-7 win over Indiana on Friday at Martorelli Stadium. After a sluggish first few minutes, West Allegheny went on a three-play, 57-yard drive to take a lead it would not surrender. West Allegheny quarterback Andrew …

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