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Pine-Richland loaded for playoff push

By Jerry Clark
The story for the Pine-Richland Rams’ 2013 season was all about the details. While the Rams touted one of the best offensive efforts in the …
Pine-Richland’s Gastion primed for another big year
By Tribune-Review
Freelance writer Steven W. Young caught up with Pine-Richland wide receiver and cornerback D’Ondre Gastion to see how he is preparing for the senior season. …
Pine-Richland returns high-powered attack
By Jerry Clark
Expectations are high for the Pine-Richland faithful, and why not with 23 seniors and eight starters back on each side of the ball? “The expectations …
Class AAAA breakdown: Trio of contenders could challenge perennial powers Woodland Hills, Central Catholic
By Kevin Gorman
When asked who should be atop the WPIAL Class AAAA rankings, without hesitation several coaches mentioned Central Catholic and Woodland Hills in the same breath …
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL is stacked at last line of defense
By Chris Harlan
The last line of defense has some of the WPIAL’s best athletes. Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen and McKeesport’s Khaleke Hudson, the two most highly acclaimed …
HSFB preview by position: Star tailbacks develop early
By Chris Harlan
It doesn’t take long to recognize a talented running back. The sophomore season is often enough. Woodland Hills’ Miles Sanders became the team’s starter as …
HSFB preview by position: The spread is spreading for quarterbacks
By Chris Harlan
Not long ago, high school coaches settled for a quarterback who could throw or run. Now, many want one who does both. With pass-oriented spread …
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 …
Trib Prospect: Pine-Richland’s Ben DiNucci
By Chris Harlan
Before Pine-Richland’s Ben DiNucci could attract multiple scholarship offers, the 2015 graduate needed his first. “It’s almost like a validation thing,” Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz …
WPIAL postpones baseball, softball semifinals until Thursday
By Chris Harlan
With rain in the forecast, the WPIAL postponed Wednesday’s baseball and softball semifinal games to Thursday. Fox Chapel will host a baseball doubleheader, with Quaker Valley vs. Steel Valley at 3 p.m., and Seton-La Salle vs. Deer Lakes at 5:30. In the other baseball games, Seneca Valley plays Pine-Richland at …
Baseball and softball playoffs underway
By Jerry Clark
With the baseball playoffs heating up this week, few teams are as hot as the Vincentian Royals. The Royals took the section with a mark …
Sewickley Academy, Shady Side Academy tandems win WPIAL doubles titles
By Jason Mackey
The partner might have changed, but the result stayed the same for Shady Side Academy senior tennis player Chris Grubbs. Grubbs won his third straight WPIAL Class AAA doubles title, though this one came alongside sophomore Michael Kann and not Alok Nimgoankar, with whom Grubbs had won the past two. …
Early-season losses serve as learning experience for Pine-Richland lacrosse
By Gary Horvath
Pine-Richland has spent the year learning how to win. The Rams (8-2) are ranked No. 5 in the WPIAL by laxpower.com with wins over No. …
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry DiPaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like …
WPIAL announces baseball, softball realignment
By Chris Harlan
The winners of five consecutive WPIAL Class AAAA baseball titles, North Allegheny, Pine-Richland and Seneca Valley will reunite as section rivals in 2015. The WPIAL Board of Control on Monday approved updated baseball, softball and swimming alignments for next school year. Among the notable baseball changes, Pine-Richland will return to …
WPIAL graduates team up for 3v3 national championship
By Doug Gulasy
Like many of her peers, Jessica Fix played 3v3 soccer growing up. But until this year, she never competed in the sport at a national …
Fox Chapel girls beat Pine-Richland with big 3rd quarter
By Bill West
Of the several breakdowns Fox Chapel’s girls basketball team endured in the first half of its WPIAL Class AAAA first-round game against Pine-Richland, coach Meghan Meabon considered the Foxes’ underwhelming rebounding performance the most unacceptable. Meabon held no part of her dissatisfaction back when he addressed the girls at halftime. …
Hockey insider: Pine-Richland making smooth transition to Class AAA
By Jason Mackey
Reaching the 2013 PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA championship game gave Ryan Cole confidence that Pine-Richland would do fine when it bumped up a class …
2-time WPIAL spirit champion Pine-Richland turns attention to state competition
By Alex Oltmanns
After winning the Class AAA title at the inaugural WPIAL competitive spirit championships a year ago, the target was certainly on the backs of the Pine-Richland Rams at this year’s event. Yet, the Rams were able to repeat as Class AAA champions on Saturday in North Hills Middle School, with …
Pine-Richland senior helping young team take shape
By Jerry Clark
Every athlete wants to have an impact on his or her team, especially during his or her senior season. This season is the senior season …
Pine-Richland falls to Seneca Valley in tight game
By Jerry Clark
With both squads entering at 4-3, the Seneca Valley and Pine-Richland hockey teams wanted to begin to build momentum before the holiday break. The Raiders …
Pine-Richland hockey uses strong third period to vanquish Butler
By Jerry Clark
The best way to snap a losing streak is with a convincing victory, just ask the Pine-Richland Rams hockey team. In the midst of a …
Pine-Richland boy’s basketball ready to compete in tough section
By Jerry Clark
Last season, the Pine-Richland boys basketball team was loaded with experienced and talented players. This season has a different feel to open as only Dean …
Pine-Richland’s Bridgham, Fox Chapel doubles team win PIAA tennis titles
By Daniel Paulling
HERSHEY — For years, Pine-Richland’s Marlys Bridgham heard how wonderful the girls state tennis tournament was. Early losses in the WPIAL tournament, however, kept her from qualifying. She always faced older opponents — Bridgham lost in consecutive years in the WPIAL tournament to Upper St. Clair’s Megan Adamo, who would …

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