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Norwin girls outlast Pine-Richland in thriller

By Dave Mackall
Brian Brozeski never wants to let you see him sweat. Norwin’s low-key girls basketball coach, whether his team is winning or losing, patrols the bench seemingly ...
Lower seeds take down 16 top-4 wrestlers on Day 2 at WPIAL championships
By Doug Gulasy
A loss to Seneca Valley’s Alex Lynch in the semifinals of last weekend’s Section 3-AAA tournament damaged Pine-Richland junior Hunter Baxter’s seed for the WPIAL ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Fayette’s J.J. Walker, Pine-Richland’s Amanda Kalin
By Brian Graham
J.J. Walker School: South Fayette Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Walker defeated Beth-Center’s Jason Stay, 3-1, in the 160-pound WPIAL Class AA championship ...
Trib Cup: Young Pine-Richland girls team set for playoff matchup with Bethel Park
By Brian Graham
Conventional wisdom says entering postseason play with a young, inexperienced group could end in disaster. Pine-Richland girls basketball coach Cliff Foster and his young Rams showed no signs of worry in the opening round Feb. 13. The Rams — the No. 5 seed in Class AAAA — ousted McKeesport, 56-43, behind ...
Pine-Richland’s Kalin scores 31 in playoff win over McKeesport
By Dave Mackall
There are young teams, and then, there is Pine-Richland. With just two seniors on the roster and only one in the starting lineup, the Rams continued ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
Gorman: Not just a no-brainer for Pine-Richland’s DiNucci
By Kevin Gorman
Ben DiNucci had to pick between playing football at Pitt or Penn, between the FBS Power 5 and Ivy League. For major-college football fans, that appeared to be a no-brainer. The same for those in academia. Penn’s Wharton School is the nation’s top business school and Pitt’s Katz 52nd, according to ...
Led by freshman Jurkovec, Pine-Richland chasing trip to playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Jeff Ackermann has never shied away from starting underclassmen. In his first season at Moon, four sophomores joined his lineup in 2001, and the ...
Pitt offers scholarship to Pine-Richland QB DiNucci
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi began his attempt at restocking the quarterback position when he offered a scholarship to Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci after a workout ...
Gorman: Pittsburgh Athletic Association awards a great event
By Kevin Gorman
The same guy who got me out of jury duty got me into one of my favorite events. In 2000, attorney Paul Walsh called to ...
Pitt notebook: Pine-Richland QB to work out for Pitt coaches
By Jerry DiPaola
Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci, the first Pennsylvania high school quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season (4,269), will work out for ...
Young Guns Wrestling Club haven for Western Pa.’s cluster of talent
By Bill West
About 48 hours after he stood on the field Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium with Pine-Richland’s football team, senior Brendan Burnham walked into Franklin Regional’s wrestling ...
Pine-Richland’s DiNucci, South Fayette’s Brumbaugh honored by Pa. Football Writers
By Staff Report
A pair of WPIAL quarterbacks were named players of the year by the Pennsylvania Football Writers on Tuesday. Pine-Richland’s Ben DiNucci and South Fayette’s Brett ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Pine-Richland’s Phil Jurkovec, Baldwin’s Amanda Larkin
By Brian Graham
Phil Jurkovec School: Pine-Richland Year: Freshman Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Jurkovec scored 23 points, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift the Rams ...
High school notebook: Records tumble during PIAA football title games
By Staff Reports
It was a record-setting weekend in Hershey. Keepers of PIAA and WPIAL record books were busy updating their standards of excellence thanks to several outstanding individual ...
Gorman: Hayes’ big play was just perfect
By Kevin Gorman
HERSHEY — Hunter Hayes likes to think of himself as a perfectionist, so the South Fayette junior couldn’t believe everything that was going wrong for ...
Pine-Richland falls short in PIAA Class AAAA final
By Chris Harlan
HERSHEY — For a while Saturday, extra-point strategy seemed rather unimportant. Yet facing a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit, Pine-Richland senior Ben DiNucci erased 20 of them ...
Gorman: Gastion goes deep for Pine-Richland
By Kevin Gorman
Pine-Richland has no shortage of playmakers, but Rams coach Eric Kasperowicz sees game plans designed to stop one player in particular. D’ondre Gastion has that ...
Pine-Richland has new look for defending champ St. Joseph’s Prep
By Chris Harlan
Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci already has one future fan in Philadelphia. “He’s really fun to watch,” St. Joseph’s Prep coach Gabe Infante said. “I know ...
Brumbaugh, DiNucci could write, rewrite state passing record book
By Chris Harlan
With a little effort Saturday, South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh could break the state record for passing yards in a single season. He would need 334 ...
Strong 4th quarter carries Pine-Richland into PIAA championship game
By Chris Harlan
ALTOONA — There’s an end zone at Mansion Park Stadium that Ben DiNucci and his teammates now like just as much as their coach. The ...
Gorman: Pine-Richland’s Merhaut is Ram tough
By Kevin Gorman
Mike Merhaut might be one of Western Pennsylvania’s best all-around players, as Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz proclaims, but he hasn’t let it go to his ...
Pace-setting by center part of Pine-Richland’s run to PIAA semifinals
By Bill West
Observers of Pine-Richland’s offense, from coaches to sportswriters, often note how crisply and consistently senior quarterback Ben DiNucci, owner of a 71.2 completion percentage, gets ...
Pine-Richland grateful for ‘ugly’ playoff win
By Chris Harlan
ALTOONA — When an official penalized him for having a buckle on his chin strap undone, Ben DiNucci readied for a long day. Five yards for ...
Gorman: Pine-Richland’s Kasperowicz eyes history
By Kevin Gorman
Eric Kasperowicz makes it clear that his goal since being hired at Pine-Richland is to win championships. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering he ...

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