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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Pine-Richland’s Mike Merhaut

By Bill West
Pine-Richland senior Mike Merhaut certainly welcomes all the praise that’s heaped on the Rams’ up-tempo air attack, which has helped the team average a WPIAL …
Pine-Richland finally breaks through vs. North Hills
By Chris Harlan
No longer does North Hills’ dominance hang over Connor Slomka’s head. “See that booth up there,” said the Pine-Richland senior, pointing above the press box. …
No margin for error between rivals North Hills, Pine-Richland
By Chris Harlan
For a one-sided rivalry, Pine-Richland and North Hills have been very competitive. North Hills has won all six matchups since Pine-Richland left Class AAA and …
Kiski Area routed by Pine-Richland
By Dave Yohe
Even though Kiski Area was stepping out of Quad East play, the Cavaliers knew they would be hard-pressed to get their first win of the season against Quad-A No. 4 Pine-Richland. And that surely was the case in a 62-0 loss on Friday night at Davis Field. Kiski Area has …
Veteran Pine-Richland keeper a reliable presence for Rams
By Jerry Clark
In soccer, every position is important. But perhaps none is more important than the last line of defense: the goalie. Having a smart, athletic player …
Pine-Richland routs Fox Chapel
By Staff Reports
Ben DiNucci completed 13 of 14 passes for 179 yards and five touchdowns to lead No. 5 Pine-Richland to a 49-7 victory over Fox Chapel in the Quad North Conference on Friday. DiNucci has thrown for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns through three games. D’ondre Gastion caught one touchdown pass …
Pine-Richland’s aerial attack wins game in overtime
By Bill West
North Allegheny senior quarterback Jeff Clemens spent most of his Friday night at Newman Stadium slipping by defenders after he crossed the line of scrimmage. …
HS highlight reel: Highmark set to host soccer games
By Tribune-Review
Saturday marks the kick off to high school soccer season at Highmark Stadium at Station Square on the South Side. Mt. Lebanon will meet Pine-Richland …
Pine-Richland boy’s soccer to rely on mix of talent
By Jerry Clark
After a couple of successful seasons in a row, the Pine-Richland Rams varsity soccer team found itself in an odd place: watching the playoffs rather …
Pine-Richland girl’s soccer team looking to reclaim section title
By Jerry Clark
It’s been three years since the Pine-Richland Lady Rams soccer team earned a section championship, and coach Jodi Chmielewski and the seniors feel like there …
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 as Nos. 1 and 2. It’s no coincidence that they are considered the two dominant teams on a perennial basis. Woodland Hills’ nine WPIAL finals …
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 …

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