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New Castle again gets best of WPIAL champion Beaver Falls

A mismatch at 6-foot-7 and mobile, Beaver Falls junior Josh Creach scored 37 points from the paint, the arc and the foul line. But for ...

No. 4 Highlands knocks off top-seeded New Castle to reach WPIAL finals

Jamison Nee compared one of the most exciting games in Highlands basketball history to a musical score. "It's like a symphony," the senior guard said. ...

Allderdice boys dominant in dealing New Castle 1st loss

New Castle coach Ralph Blundo understands better than most the talent it takes to win a Class AAAA state title. Two years after his team won ...

Gorman: The hottest ticket in town

They drove 80 minutes from New Castle to see the game of the year, only to find signs taped to the entrance of the Allderdice ...

Allderdice, New Castle ready to wage game of the year

For Allderdice, this is the game the Dragons lost on a last-second shot last year. For New Castle, this is the game that separates the ...

No. 1 New Castle sweeps No. 2 Beaver Falls to claim section crown

In coach Doug Biega's eyes, New Castle looked like a cloud of "gnats" buzzing around his Beaver Falls team. But his comparison to the small, ...

Gorman: One way to find the best in Western Pa.

It's an innocent question but one, at least for this season, with a complicated answer: Who's the best boys basketball team in Western Pennsylvania? Typically, ...

Hooker's big 2nd half leads No. 2 New Castle past No. 1 Beaver Falls

New Castle's Marquel Hooker remembers last year's rivalry with Beaver Falls this way: he fouled out three times and the Red Hurricanes lost all three. ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: New Castle's Marquel Hooker, Imani Christian's Cali Konek

Marquel Hooker School: New Castle Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: The senior scored 26 points in a win over Blackhawk last week after ...

WPIAL to discuss 6 classes with member schools, won't leave PIAA

The WPIAL won't leave the PIAA. Secession is not an option for dealing with PIAA expansion, the WPIAL strategic planning committee unanimously agreed Monday when ...

Central Valley, New Castle face WPIAL hearing over fight before football game

School administrators and football coaches from New Castle and Central Valley will attend a WPIAL hearing Monday to discuss a pregame fight that drew ejections ...

Gorman: So much for sportsmanship

Five days after Monessen and Wilkinsburg were called to the WPIAL offices to answer for a fight, there was another. Where Monessen-Wilkinsburg's brawl ended their ...

New Castle in search of postseason success

Don't get him wrong: New Castle coach Joe Cowart is proud to say that his team has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs the past two ...

Longtime Westminster coach's influence is felt in WPIAL basketball

There to watch a high school game that drew a few thousand, Ron Galbreath squeezed into the crowd at Geneva College's field house and rooted ...

New Castle defeats Indiana for 7th straight PIAA tournament victory

WPIAL champion Indiana had faced teams with quick feet or quick hands, but never both. New Castle became the exception. "This was a combination I don't ...

Previewing the PIAA boys basketball playoffs

Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Chartiers Valley (23-3), North Allegheny (23-3), North Hills (13-11), Fox Chapel (16-9), Mt. Lebanon (20-6), Allderdice (23-2) Around the state: ...

Clutch 3-pointer lifts Beaver Falls to 3rd straight trip to finals

Coaching decisions were instrumental in Beaver Falls reaching the WPIAL Class AAA finals. Like the choice to build around two sophomores, or the idea to ...

HS highlight reel: Big crowd expected Tuesday at Geneva

To handle a larger crowd at Geneva's Metheny Fieldhouse, the WPIAL switched the start time for Tuesday night's Beaver Falls-New Castle boys basketball semifinal to ...

New Castle continues playoff mastery of Hampton

Hampton coach Joe Lafko recalled a time as a player when his team lost each postseason to the same rival. It was tough to accept. "They ...

For Pete's sake: WPIAL set to host basketball finals at Pitt's home court for 1st time since 2006

Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David saw Palumbo Center at its very best. He was there a decade ago waiting for the Class AAAA boys final ...

Beaver Falls moves up in class, clinches section title

With a sellout home crowd watching in the old orange and black gym, Beaver Falls clinched a section title and delivered a message to any ...

Defensive strategy sparks New Castle in win over Ambridge

Ambridge's Daylon Carter forced New Castle to do something it never had done under coach Ralph Blundo. The Red Hurricanes used a box-and-one defense. "First ...

High school football notebook: Hampton, New Castle bringing rivalry outside

New Castle and Hampton can't seem to avoid one another. But now their basketball rivalry has transitioned to football. "I had an inkling the WPIAL ...

HS highlight reel: Pa. teams among nation's winningest

Four Pennsylvania high schools appeared this week on a MaxPreps-compiled list of those with the most football wins. The lone WPIAL member was New Castle ...

New Castle puts focus on being physical

Hit or sit. That's the motto for the New Castle football team heading into this season. "We know playing in a physical conference like the Parkway, you ...


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