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Move to Century Conference offers new set of challenges for East Allegheny

By Dave Mackall
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 …
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 …
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 …
Riverview wins season opener
By Staff Reports 11:14 a.m.
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 the …
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 …
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 …
Valley puts clamps on East Allegheny
By R.A. Monti
Valley was dominant on both sides of the ball Friday night as it rolled past East Allegheny, 47-12. The Vikings (4-1, 4-1) had 402 total yards in the Allegheny Conference win, and held the Wildcats (2-3, 2-3) to 119 yards. “Our defense has played great all year,” Valley coach Chad …
Gainer leads East Allegheny over Deer Lakes
By Gary Horvath
East Allegheny senior receiver Praise Gainer did a little bit of everything Friday night to help lead the Wildcats to a 35-6 win over Allegheny Conference rival Deer Lakes. When Deer Lakes’ kickoff to start the second half rolled out of bounds, Wildcats coach Dominic Pecora trusted his playmaker and …
Barone tries to hold young East Allegheny soccer team together
By Dave Mackall
For three high school soccer seasons, Vinny Barone has been a scoring machine. He entered 2013 with 90 career goals, but through six games, the …
Daily News Q&A: East Allegheny’s Kyle Whipple
By Dave Mackall
thank goodness for Kyle Whipple. That, indeed, has been ongoing sentiments of East Allegheny coach Dom Pecora. “I wish I had him for some more …
Fumbles cost Ford City in loss to East Allegheny
By Matt Grubba
East Allegheny didn’t just win. It got a win the way its coach wanted to get it. Senior quarterback Kyle Whipple scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 13-yard run with 10:30 to play, and the Wildcats ran out the final five minutes of the game with their rushing attack to …
Kittanning defeats East Allegheny 56-39
By Matt Grubba
Nick Bowers did it all for Kittanning on Friday night. The junior finished with five touchdowns e_SEmD two rushing, two receiving and one on a …
Pecora finds new home at East Allegheny
By Tribune-Review 8:55 p.m.
For years Dominic Pecora drove through the intersection of routes 30 and 48, gazed south and caught a glimpse of East Allegheny High School. As …
New East Allegheny coach will lean on veteran QB Kyle Whipple
By Josh Yohe
New East Allegheny football coach Dom Pecora is dealing with a significant amount of uncertainty with his team coming off a 1-8 season. But he …
Daily News spotlight athletes: East Allegheny’s K.J. Marshall, West Mifflin’s Sydnei Zalice
By Robert Stinner
K.J. Marshall Year: Senior School: East Allegheny Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Marshall qualified for the PIAA championship meet after finishing second in …
Steel Valley rallies past East Allegheny after slow start
By Mark Kaboly
All Steel Valley coach Tim Vickers could do was shake his head in disbelief, and who could blame him? Steel Valley trailed East Allegheny by …
Back in AA, East Allegheny baseball shoots for postseason
By Mark Kaboly
Ryan Encapera teaches social studies at East Allegheny, but the veteran baseball coach knows a thing or two about mathematics as well. Encapera is a …
East Allegheny boys basketball program savors success
By Mark Kaboly
Jordan Williams barely can walk down the halls at East Allegheny without getting some kind of congratulatory proclamation. Actually, just about anywhere he and his …

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