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HS highlight reel: Bridgers star could be asset to Quips

By Tribune-Review
Ambridge standout Stephon McGinnis has transferred to Aliquippa, where he could play football this season. McGinnis, a two-sport senior who switched schools Monday, already has joined practice with the Quips football team, but won’t play in games until the WPIAL decides his eligibility, said Aliquippa coach and athletic director Mike …
Veteran coaches having mixed results while leading new teams
By Doug Gulasy
Tom Nola admittedly finds himself in a situation he’s not used to one-third of the way through the regular season. After racking up almost unprecedented …
WPIAL teams value hard-to-come-by nonconference games in Week 1
By Bill West
Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny might wonder if there’s a sadist among the people responsible for making the WPIAL football regular-season schedules. That theory would …
HSFB preview by position: Familiar faces coaching in new places
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL and City League have a number of familiar faces coaching in new places. Among the career moves since last season, these five changes …
New coach has Ambridge playing outside comfort zone
By Kevin Ritchart
Change is good. That’s the attitude coach Dan Bradley is trying to instill in his players in his first year at Ambridge. Bradley, who comes …
Ambridge falls in PIAA volleyball final for 2nd consecutive year
By Jason Mackey
UNIVERSITY PARK — Losing in the PIAA Class AA final for a second year in a row didn’t sit well with Ambridge senior Lee Smith. …
North Allegheny, Ambridge seek PIAA volleyball glory
By Jason Mackey
Brendan Brown can tell something changed with the North Allegheny boys volleyball team. The senior middle blocker doesn’t know exactly why or how, but the …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Ambridge’s Aaron Mueller, TJ’s Kyla Prickett
By Brian Graham
Aaron Mueller School: Ambridge Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Mueller was a factor in the Bridgers’ victories over Cochranton, 3-0, in the PIAA …
Ambridge volleyball gets best of Derry again in PIAA semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
With Tuesday’s volleyball match between Ambridge and Derry deadlocked at a game apiece, the Bridgers’ Lee Smith told his teammates during a timeout: “We got …
North Allegheny, Ambridge again claim WPIAL volleyball championships
By Alex Oltmanns
The North Allegheny boys volleyball team completed what seems like an annual spring ritual Thursday night at Baldwin — winning the WPIAL Class AAA title. …
North Allegheny, Ambridge facing familiar title-game foes
By Alex Oltmanns
If recent history is any indication, the fact the North Allegheny and Ambridge boys volleyball teams are playing for a WPIAL championship should come as no surprise. That trend will continue Thursday, as the top-seeded Tigers take on Norwin at  8 p.m. in the Class AAA final, and the Bridgers …
Young players step up for South Fayette in quarterfinal-round win
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette teammates Sara Jubas and Emily Bryan could say confidently they’ve never had a WPIAL playoff game better than this. Of course, it also …
New WPIAL hall of famer Yannessa cherishes the process
By Justin Criado
Don Yannessa is a winner, there’s no disputing that. But what’s even more impressive than the numbers is the way he changed the culture everywhere …
Ambridge softball weathering storm of early-season rainouts
By Chris Harlan
Ambridge should know by this weekend whether it still is the favorite in Section 1-AAA softball. Nine of their first 10 games were rained out, …
High school roundup: Gateway, Ambridge, Bentworth hire football coaches
By Staff Reports
Gateway School Board members officially hired Tom Nola as the district’s varsity football coach Wednesday night, selecting the longtime Clairton coach to replace Donnie Militzer, …
TJ girls sweep past Ambridge in WPIAL playoffs
By Justin Criado
In one of the most evenly matched preliminary round games of the WPIAL Class AAA girls basketball playoffs, Thomas Jefferson outlasted Ambridge, 50-36, on Saturday afternoon at North Allegheny, much to the surprise of Jaguars coach Phil Shar. “I thought this was going to come down to the last possession,” …
High school notebook: Seton-La Salle football coach Perry resigns
By Kevin Gorman and Chris Harlan
Greg Perry resigned as Seton-La Salle’s football coach Monday after 20 years on the staff, including the past nine as head coach. “I appreciate the …
Kittanning rolls in preliminary-round win over Ambridge
By Matt Grubba
Whoever seeded Kittanning into a preliminary round game might be second-guessing that decision after Tuesday’s match. The Wildcats were dominant from start to finish and …
Ambridge hoping to put end to losing stretch
By Chuck Curti
Ambridge, once a perennial WPIAL playoff contender, has seen its share of hard times over the past decade. Wins have been hard to come by …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Tommy Keisling, Ambridge’s Hannah Smith
By Tribune-Review
Tommy Keisling School: North Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: A Juniata recruit and two-time WPIAL MVP, Keisling broke the school record for …
Class AAA storms back in WPIAL all-star baseball game
By George Guido
It looked as if the  Class AAAA all-stars were on their way to a rout in the nightcap of the 10th annual WPIAL all-star doubleheader …
North Allegheny wins state boys volleyball title, Ambridge falls in finals
By Bill West
STATE COLLEGE — Red-faced and restless, North Allegheny senior Justin Zweig shuffled his feet as he waited for the PIAA medal that eluded him and …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Ambridge’s Lee Smith, Peters Township’s Sarah Bootman
By Brian Graham
Lee Smith School: Ambridge Year: Junior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Smith had a team-high 26 kills in leading the Bridgers to a 25-21, 25-16, …
Ambridge volleyball bounces Derry for trip to PIAA final
By Paul Schofield
Ambridge dominated Derry in its two previous volleyball meetings. Tuesday’s PIAA Class AA semifinal at North Allegheny High School was different, but with the same …
Greensburg Salem wins 1st WPIAL Class AAA championship
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Salem’s girls softball team picked the perfect time to play its best game of the season. The Golden Lions (21-2) captured their first WPIAL …

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