No. 1 New Castle sweeps No. 2 Beaver Falls to claim section crown By Chris Harlan
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, winged insects was a compliment, not an insult.
Gnats are small but also relentless.
Without a starter taller than 6-foot, New Castle again found ...
Gorman: One way to find the best in Western Pa. By Kevin Gorman
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, we would start in WPIAL Class AAAA. But this isn’t your typical season.
No. 1 Latrobe, which lost to Norwin Tuesday, has scored 100 ...
WPIAL to discuss 6 classes with member schools, won’t leave PIAA By Chris Harlan
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 it met to discuss the issue. But beyond that, the committee decided it needed more information before it could recommend a path forward, committee chairman ...
Central Valley, New Castle face WPIAL hearing over fight before football game By Chris Harlan
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 and suspensions.
The WPIAL scheduled the hearing for 4:45 p.m. in Green Tree. Invited are both districts’ superintendents, high school principals, athletic directors ...
Gorman: So much for sportsmanship By Kevin Gorman
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 football game, the one between Central Valley and New Castle occurred before the game even started.
“This is way different,” WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley said ...
Previewing the PIAA boys basketball playoffs By Compiled By chris Harlan
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: ...
HS highlight reel: Big crowd expected Tuesday at Geneva By Chris Harlan
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 7 p.m., and relocated a girls playoff game originally scheduled to follow.
The Class AA girls semifinal between Seton-La Salle and Carlynton was moved to ...
New Castle continues playoff mastery of Hampton By Chris Harlan
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 were our New Castle,” he said.
Watching his Talbots lumber out of the locker room Friday night, Lafko understood their frustration. Seeded third, Hampton lost ...
HS highlight reel: Pa. teams among nation’s winningest By Tribune-Review
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 at No. 46, listed with 707 wins. The others were No. 6 Mount Carmel (816), No. 15 Berwick (771) and No. 28 Steelton-Highspire (742). ...
New Castle puts focus on being physical By Kevin Ritchart
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 ...
Roundball roundup: Hooker leads Quad-A stars to win By Staff Reports
Malik Hooker, an Ohio State football recruit from undefeated state champion New Castle, took home MVP honors as the Class AAAA all-stars defeated the Class A/City team, 130-125, in the 11th annual Roundball Classic at Geneva College.
Hooker scored 23 to lead Class AAAA.
Elijah Minnie from state champion Lincoln Park ...