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Daily News spotlight athletes: McKeesport’s Demetrius Diggs, East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson

By Robert Stinner
Demetrius Diggs Year: Senior School: McKeesport Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Diggs led the Tigers with 18 points in a 45-39 overtime victory over Franklin Regional in a Section ...
Street leads East Allegheny to 48-45 victory over West Shamokin
By Matt Grubba
The biggest player on the court made the game’s biggest plays for East Allegheny. Sophomore forward Cache Street had 17 points and 16 rebounds, including the final seven points for East Allegheny, and the Wildcats stayed unbeaten with a Section 2-AA win at West Shamokin, 48-45, on Monday. Amani Johnson added 14 ...
Ford City rallies past East Allegheny, improves to 4-0
By Matt Grubba
Ford City needed a spark against East Allegheny, and it came on a big play by its tallest and shortest players. The Sabers came alive after ...
East Allegheny boys basketball team ready for fresh start in Class AA
By Alex Oltmanns
The East Allegheny boys basketball team is starting fresh. Coming off a 2012-13 season in which they advanced to the postseason, the Wildcats failed to win ...
East Allegheny girls basketball team embraces new outlook
By Alex Oltmanns
After enduring two consecutive seasons without a section win, East Allegheny girls basketball coach Mike Osiecki believes his team might be ready to turn things ...
East Allegheny caps season with win
By Staff Reports
Deon Smith threw for 186 yards and a touchdown and ran for 137 yards and another score to lead East Allegheny (4-5, 4-5) to an 18-0 victory at Carlynton (0-9, 0-9) in the WPIAL Class AA Century Conference on Friday night. Dwayne Bender scored on a 66-yard interception return, and ...
Defense saves day as East Allegheny edges South Allegheny
By Ray Judy
East Allegheny’s homecoming was pushed back by a teacher’s strike that closed the school for 16 days in September. The football team made it worth the wait. The Wildcats (3-4, 3-4) held off an intense second-half comeback by South Allegheny to grab a dramatic 20-13 Century Conference win at Churchman Stadium ...
Seton-La Salle shuts out East Allegheny
By David Whipkey
East Allegheny coach Dom Pecora knew his team would have a tough time containing Seton-La Salle. The No. 3 Rebels (6-0, 6-0) made quick work of the undermanned Wildcats, 36-0, in a Century Conference clash Friday at Baldwin. “We played hard, but there is a reason why they are so highly ranked ...
South Park grinds out win over East Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
South Park coach Tom Loughran met with his players in a cramped locker room just minutes after the Eagles came away with a 17-7 Century ...
Gorman: At East Allegheny, a positive coaching story
By Kevin Gorman
East Allegheny was coming off a 43-point loss to defending PIAA Class AA champion South Fayette when it learned that the district’s teachers would go ...
Senior Brown carries East Allegheny to victory over Keystone Oaks
By Nathan Smith
After his squad’s 26-21 win over Keystone Oaks, East Allegheny coach Dom Pecora had a message for college coaches — don’t sleep on Taizjon Brown. The senior accounted for three scores and more than 100 all-purpose yards to lead the Wildcats (1-2, 1-2) back from a 14-point deficit in the ...
Murray ignites Steel Valley offense in win
By Dave Mackall
It took DeWayne Murray some time to get going. And when he did, so did Steel Valley. Murray rushed for 181 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the visiting Ironmen to a 41-14 victory over East Allegheny on Friday night, their second Class AA Century Conference win ...
Move to Century Conference offers new set of challenges for East Allegheny
By Dave Mackall 8:55 p.m.
No matter how many times Dom Pecora scratched, shook or hung his head this offseason, there was no chance of going back. Like it or not, ...
Brown’s value equal on offense, defense for East Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
Two-way centerpiece Taizjon Brown said Thursday he hopes to lead East Allegheny to a prominent place in WPIAL Class AA this football season, but he doesn’t want to go it alone. “People aren’t talking about us, but we have a lot of talent,” said Brown, a running back and middle linebacker ...
Veteran coach Rocco institutes change at East Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
John Rocco has been a baseball man for a long time. In his 32 seasons as a high school coach, he’s led teams to countless playoff berths, mentored future high-profile athletes and come close to winning a PIAA title. Rocco even was fired in 2006 after just one season as an ...
Riverview wins season opener
By Staff Reports
Joe Gent and Shane Slebrich each knocked in a pair of runs, and Jake Paradise had two hits, including a double, to lead Riverview to a 6-4 nonsection victory over East Allegheny on Friday in the season opener for the baseball teams at Riverside Park. Riverview (1-0) had six hits, and ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: East Allegheny’s Brian Fox, Serra Catholic’s Nicole Pero
By Robert Stinner
Brian Fox School: East Allegheny Year: Sophomore Sport: Swimming Claim to fame: Fox placed first in the 50-meter freestyle race at Elizabeth Forward last week, clocking in at 23.38 seconds, his best time of the season. The sophomore placed second in the 100 freestyle at 50.87 seconds, and will compete ...
Norwin swimmer among top seeds at WPIAL championship meet
By Dave Mackall
After taking a year off from the Norwin swim team, Kathryn Painter is back in a big way. The Knights junior enters the WPIAL swimming and diving championships at Pitt as the Class AAA top seed in the girls 500-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley. She is joined by Yough sophomore Madison ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: McKeesport’s Kevin Stalter, East Allegheny’s Noreen Dodds
By Robert Stinner
Kevin Stalter School: McKeesport Year: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Stalter won the 120-pound weight class at this year’s West Mifflin Holiday tournament, defeating ...
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
In a high school football season when Clairton’s monumental winning streak was stopped and McKeesport welcomed back legendary coach George Smith, there were quite a ...
Clairton holds off East Allegheny in season opener
By Dave Mackall
Clairton waited a long time to play its season-opening boys basketball game, and the wait turned out to be worthwhile for the Bears. Isaiah Hollis scored ...
After ending lengthy playoff drought, East Allegheny boys set sights on section title
By Gary Horvath
In his second season at East Allegheny last year, coach Vernon Benson helped the boys basketball team end a 16-year playoff drought. Now, he has ...
East Allegheny girls continue to build roster
By Gary Horvath
It has taken East Allegheny coach Mike Osiecki three seasons to achieve something most coaches make use of every season — a full roster. The Wildcats roster sits at 12 players and could grow to as many as 15 after having just eight players last year and similar numbers ...
Big plays carry East Allegheny over Burrell
By R.A. Monti
Unable to contain East Allegheny’s explosive playmakers, Burrell watched its slim playoff hopes fade away Friday night. The Bucs fell 48-17 on the road to the Wildcats, who scored three touchdowns on plays of at least 75 yards in the Allegheny Conference game. East Allegheny (4-4, 4-4) entered the game with ...
East Allegheny strikes early in win over Freeport
By Thomas Zuck
East Allegheny kept its playoff hopes alive Friday with a convincing, 38-14, Allegheny Conference victory over Freeport (2-5, 2-5) at James E. Swartz Field. The Wildcats (3-4, 3-4) jumped to an early lead with some quick scoring strikes in the first quarter. “We came out in the first half and ...

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