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West Mifflin hoping to spoil TJ’s perfect season

By Dave Mackall
The Jaguars are going for the kill. No. 3 Thomas Jefferson doesn’t expect to let up in the regular-season finale Friday night at home against …
Second-half adjustments help Burrell boys soccer win in 2OT
By Doug Gulasy
Members of the Burrell boys soccer team came out for the second overtime of their game against West Mifflin on Saturday afternoon with hands on their hips, tired after 95 minutes of play. The Bucs found their second wind quickly. Joey Cox knocked a cross-field pass from Corey Mazary past …
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Kyle Buettner, Elizabeth Forward’s Olivia Barkley
By Robert Stinner
Kyle Buettner Year: Senior School: West Mifflin Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Buettner recorded four shutouts this season, helping the Titans (7-5-2, 6-4-2) to their …
West Mifflin holds off Elizabeth Forward
By Dave Mackall
West Mifflin’s third consecutive victory didn’t come without some last-second drama. Karlyn Garner scored two touchdowns, and No. 6 West Mifflin beat visiting Elizabeth Forward, …
Gorman: A walk to remember at West Mifflin
By Kevin Gorman
DiAngelo Mitchell saw his older brother confined to a wheelchair, a victim of violence who knew he never would play football again. Diallo Mitchell saw …
West Mifflin RB sets school mark in victory over Laurel Highlands
By Mark Kaboly
Long after everybody left the field, senior DiAngelo Mitchell made his way underneath the stands at Titans Stadium to the locker room before stopping to introduce himself to some of coach Ray Braszo’s family members. “I’m whupped,” Mitchell said. Mitchell rushed for a school-record 403 yards and scored six touchdowns …
Daily News Spotlight Athletes: Eduardo Francato and Rebecca Manns
By Robert Stinner
Eduardo Francato School: Serra Class: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Francato, an international student from Sao Paolo, Brazil, has scored 19 goals to help …
West Mifflin girls soccer battling for playoff spot
By Ed Phillipps
Nearing the end of the regular season, the West Mifflin girls soccer team finds itself in an unfamiliar position: fighting for a playoff spot. At …
West Mifflin softball standout commits
By Staff Report
Alyssa Cairns, who led the West Mifflin softball team in hitting and helped the Titans reach the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals in 2014, has given Division II Davis & Elkins a commitment to play for the women’s team in 2016. Cairns batted .530 (35 for 66) with 12 doubles, one …
West Mifflin, Belle Vernon attempt to recover after suffering Week 4 losses
By Dave Mackall
It was a rough stretch for Ray Braszo and Matt Humbert, two Big 9 Conference football coaches who had been agonizing for days over their …
Ringgold rolls over West Mifflin
By Josh Yohe
The tone in West Mifflin coach Ray Braszo’s voice said it all. Ringgold dominated West Mifflin from start to finish Friday, earning a 40-6 victory …
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Kyle Mack, South Allegheny’s Nina Tyszkiewicz
By Robert Stinner
Kyle Mack School: West Mifflin Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Mack has scored six times, including two game-winners for the Titans, who are …
West Mifflin stuns Gateway with comeback victory
By Josh Yohe
Gateway’s transition to Class AAA isn’t going so well. Neither is the early portion of the Tom Nola era. Nola, the architect of the Clairton …
McKeesport Daily News Q&A: West Mifflin’s Kevin Garbark
By Dave Mackall
Back in the spring, Kevin Garbark found himself badly hobbled after tearing his right hamstring at a track and field meet. The time spent rehabilitating …
Playoff losses motivate West Mifflin boys soccer
By Brian Graham
In Chad Perry’s first two years as West Mifflin’s coach, his seasons ended with first-round playoff losses. The sour taste those games left has become …
Mitchell latest in line of West Mifflin star running backs
By Josh Yohe
The West Mifflin strategy never changes. Neither does its effectiveness, and for good reason. Coach Ray Braszo believes in featuring his tailback more than almost …
Another runner steps forward at West Mifflin
By Josh Yohe
West Mifflin football coach Ray Braszo isn’t sold on his defense, is concerned about his offensive line and acknowledges that his team is far younger …
West Mifflin’s Flore earns 1st-team all-state honors
By Dave Mackall
Paige Flore is at it again. The Slippery Rock recruit from West Mifflin who was the Daily News Softball Player of the Year in 2014 …
Canon-McMillan’s Olivia Lorusso named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year OLIVIA LORUSSO CANON-MCMILLAN, SENIOR, THIRD BASE Olivia Lorusso has done it all. In four years at Canon-McMillan, the Robert Morris recruit …
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts eager …
West Mifflin’s Cairns named Daily News Girls Athlete of the Year
By Dave Mackall
At West Mifflin, there were girls basketball players with better statistics, softball players with more flair. But no one showed the desire of Alyssa Cairns, …
West Mifflin ace Flore named Daily News player of year
By Dave Mackall
It was a season to cherish for Paige Flore, the hard-throwing softball pitcher at West Mifflin. She led the WPIAL in victories with a 16-3 …
Mistakes prove costly for West Mifflin in PIAA 1st round loss
By Chris Harlan
ERIE — The scoreboard numbers pained West Mifflin coach Jeff Smith. Two hits. Six errors. “It’s a hard one to swallow,” said Smith after Tuesday’s …
3 area teams begin quest for PIAA glory Monday
By Dave Mackall
Steel Valley backed up its lofty preseason talk by winning its first WPIAL baseball championship last week, and the Ironmen want more. Coach Tim Vickers …
West Mifflin earns trip to PIAA tournament
By Mark Kaboly
Batting behind A.J. Olasz all season, Dan Howard has seen it a number of times. Even though West Mifflin’s cleanup hitter is used to opposing coaches liking their chances of pitching to Howard rather than Olasz in key situations, it doesn’t make it any less disrespectful in the eyes of …

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