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Junior fullback carries McKeesport to nonsection win over Hopewell

By Ed Phillipps
The last time McKeesport traveled to Hopewell for a football game it was 1971, when the Vikings had a star running back in Tony Dorsett. When the teams met again Friday night, it was a member of the Tigers backfield who stole the show. Junior fullback Tymar Sutton carried eight ...
Hopewell trying to avoid slumps against familiar foes
By Bill West
Hopewell goalkeeper Emilie Hovanec walked off the soccer field emotionally exhausted after each of the Vikings’ four losses to Central Valley last season, the latter ...
Success in trenches will be key for Hopewell
By Kevin Ritchart
It starts up front. That’s the mantra of the Hopewell Vikings heading into the 2014 season. Last year, Hopewell posted a 1-8 record and failed to win ...
Despite graduating Walker-Kimbrough, Hopewell girls still soar
By Jason Mackey
Shaniya Rivers enjoyed watching Shatori Walker-Kimbrough play basketball. Maybe a little too much, the Hopewell senior admitted. With Walker-Kimbrough now at Maryland, the Vikings have had to ...
Trib Cup: Hopewell girls still winning without Walker-Kimbrough
By Brian Graham
No Shatori, no problem. The Class AAA No. 5 Hopewell girls basketball program has some big shoes to fill in the absence of former all-state player Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and the 27.8 points she averaged last year. Walker’s been busy lately making her presence felt in the ACC with Maryland. Without her, the ...
Freeport downs Hopewell, advances to PIAA quarterfinals
By Matt Grubba
oach Tom Phillips admitted it wasn’t vintage Freeport volleyball, but it was effective Freeport volleyball. The Yellowjackets handled business three days after winning a WPIAL title by defeating Hopewell, 3-0, in the first round of the PIAA Class AA girls volleyball tournament Tuesday at North Allegheny High School. Zoe Pawlak led all ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Fayette’s Alex Gedrys, Hopewell’s Abby Losco
By Brian Graham
Alex Gedrys School: South Fayette Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Gedrys — an all-WPIAL and all-state selection as a junior — was a ...
Central Valley wins school’s 1st WPIAL soccer title
By Ed Phillipps
A close match was expected when Central Valley took on Hopewell for the WPIAL Class AA girls soccer championship Saturday at Highmark Stadium. After ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer championships
By Jason Mackey
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 1 Upper St. Clair vs. No. 7 Peters Township When: 8:15 p.m. Friday Records: Upper St. Clair (19-0-1), Peters Township (16-3-2) How they got ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer semifinals
By Tribune-Review
Girls Class AAA No. 1 Seneca Valley (16-2-1) vs. No. 12 Upper St. Clair (11-5-2) When/where: 6 p.m. Monday at Baldwin Notable: Sophomore Emma Hasco has goals ...
Hopewell again to rely on ball-control, defense
By Chuck Curti
Players the caliber of Paul Posluszny and Rushel Shell pass through the halls of Hopewell once every decade or so. Certainly coach Dave Vestal doesn’t ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Athletes of the Year: Montour’s Devin Wilson, Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
By Chris Harlan
Montour’s Devin Wilson and Hopewell’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough are the 2012-13 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the year. Devin Wilson Montour · ...
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 ...
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 ...
Unbeaten South Park defeats Hopewell in 9th inning to claim WPIAL Class AAA title
By Chris Harlan
An imperfect ending left South Park perfect. A ninth-inning, bases-loaded walk drawn by South Park’s Adam Thompson forced home teammate Nick Yobbi with the winning run ...
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Here’s a look at the WPIAL baseball championship games: Class AAAA Seneca Valley vs. North Allegheny 8 p.m., Wednesday, Consol Energy Park Seneca Valley (18-3) …
WPIAL female long jumpers not satisfied until they surpass 18-foot barrier
By Chris Adamski
With great detail, Maddie Holmberg remembers eclipsing 18 feet with a long jump in competition for the first time. “Big jump at counties last ...
Mature Hopewell baseball team rises to top under new coach
By Chris Harlan
Any concerns new Hopewell coach Michael Shuleski had about this season were eased during his team’s travels to South Carolina. The trip went as smooth ...
Wilson, Walker-Kimbrough named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hoops Players of the Year
By Chris Harlan
Male Player of the Year — Devin Wilson Montour — 6-4, Sr., Guard Wilson helped Montour win its second WPIAL Class AAA title in three seasons ...
Lindsay leads South Park girls over Hopewell
By Nathan Smith
The Hopewell and South Park girls basketball teams were far from being strangers heading into their PIAA showdown. The Vikings defeated the Eagles in, 49-34, ...
South Park girls dispatch Hopewell in Class AAA semifinal blowout
By Keith Barnes 11:57 p.m.
After losing to Hopewell in the 2012 WPIAL Class AAA championship game and Jan. 19 in the Pittsburgh Classic, the South Park girls basketball team needed something special when it took on the Vikings in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals. All the girls did was make it personal. “After last year we ...
Defending WPIAL champion Hopewell chasing elusive state title banner
By Doug Gulasy
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough gets motivation just by looking up during practice. Banners on the walls of Hopewell’s gymnasium do more than just commemorate the Vikings’ back-to-back ...
Greensburg Central, Mars capture WPIAL volleyball titles
By Bill West
Mt. Lebanon ensured not every WPIAL girls volleyball championship went to teams that previously lacked titles. The No. 4 seed Lady Blue Devils edged Class AAA ...
WPIAL teams to face off for final playoff berths
By Chris Harlan
Belle Vernon fans will be rooting for Ringgold this weekend, and Freedom would surely welcome a New Brighton victory. It’s Week 9 of the WPIAL football ...
Trib Cup: Hopewell volleyball again dominating opponents
By Brian Graham
Terry Burkovic knows a thing or two — or six — about winning WPIAL volleyball titles. Burkovic has won six WPIAL crowns dating to 2003, including ...

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