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Previewing the PIAA girls basketball tournament

By Compiled By  bill Hartlep
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Norwin (21-4), Penn Hills (16-10), North Allegheny (22-3), Bethel Park (20-5), Pine-Richland (21-5), Obama (16-8). Around the state: Defending PIAA ...
Vincentian girls dominate rival North Catholic for 4th straight WPIAL Class A title
By George Guido
Many athletes go 4 for 4 shooting foul shots in basketball or batting in baseball. But Vincentian Academy’s Brenna Wise is experiencing a different type of ...
Late 3-pointer sends Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls to finals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic needed a prayer. It got a Hail Mary. Freshman guard Mary Cassamassa popped out behind the arc and fired in a ...
Jeannette boys basketball team gets past Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 55-50
By Ed Phillipps
Anthony Schmidt wasn’t supposed to take the shot that put Jeannette ahead of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, but everyone on his team was glad he ...
Gorman: Gildon great for CWNC
By Kevin Gorman
Jason Gildon still is an imposing presence, more than a decade after his career as a Steelers linebacker ended. Even more impressive than his NFL resume, which includes a Steelers-record 77 sacks and three Pro Bowl selections in 11 seasons, are his references: Bill Cowher and Jack Del Rio. One of ...
High school notebook: Former Steelers LB Gildon named coach at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
By Kevin Gorman
With eyes wide and jaws dropped, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s players met their new football coach Tuesday morning after former Steelers linebacker Jason Gildon was ...
Harlan: Duquesne gaining popularity with WPIAL recruits
By Chris Harlan
With only 23, the number of FBS recruits from the WPIAL was lower than usual this year. But with FCS schools heavily recruiting here, more than three dozen others still joined Division I football. Duquesne can be credited for boosting that number. The Dukes signed eight WPIAL recruits from this ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
By Joe Sager
Troy Hixson School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Hixson has been Knoch’s top defender and helped the Knights qualify for the WPIAL ...
CWNC boys basketball team prepping for playoff run
By Joe Sager
The Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic boys basketball team is looking for a strong finish so it can have a good start. The Trojans wrapped up their ...
Health the key to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls’ season
By Joe Sager
The Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls basketball team wants to generate some momentum heading into the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. Having all of the players back ...
Breen’s long passes key to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s fast break
By Bill West
At 6-foot-2, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic sophomore forward Sam Breen sees the court from a different vantage point than her teammates and opponents. And when Breen, ...
HS highlight reel: Hoops for a Cure set this weekend
By Tribune-Review
There will be a pair of Hoops for a Cure basketball tournaments this weekend. The Rumble Up North at North Allegheny is Saturday and will feature two girls games — South Park vs. Vincentian at 2:30 p.m. and Hampton vs. NA at 7 — and three boys games, Upper St. ...
HS highlight reel: Vincentian, CWNC to play at North Allegheny
By Staff Reports
Two of the smallest schools in the WPIAL draw quite a crowd when they face off in boys and girls basketball. So much so that their Section 2-A rivalry games next week will be played in a much larger venue. Vincentian Academy was set to host Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in ...
Ravenstahl resigns as CWNC football coach
By Chris Harlan
Bob Ravenstahl resigned as football coach after nine seasons at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, the school announced Wednesday. A 1972 North Catholic graduate, Ravenstahl led the ...
Avonworth knocks Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic from unbeaten ranks
By George Guido
After coming up short in its previous four games against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, Avonworth finally broke through Friday night. A 93-yard, 16-play drive by the Antelopes ate up nearly eight minutes of the fourth quarter and culminated with a 3-yard run by fullback Brandon Wasko to give Avonworth a 28-21 ...
WPIAL Class A semifinal capsule: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic vs. Avonworth
By Bill West
class A SeMIFINALS No. 1 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (11-0) vs. No. 5 Avonworth (10-1)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Mars Athletic Complex ...
Breaking down the WPIAL football playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Here’s a look at each classification in advance of the start of the WPIAL football playoffs Friday night. Class AAAA Favorite: Pine-Richland hasn’t won a ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: Scranton RB to miss rest of season with injury
By Staff Reports
His final carry covered 1 yard. Trying to help lead his team on a momentum shifting drive, Scranton’s Jake McCarthy limped back to the huddle after absorbing one of many physical hits from an aggressive Delaware Valley defense last week. Another play followed, a quarterback sneak for a first down, but in ...
HS highlight reel: Hearings scheduled before WPIAL board
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL scheduled several eligibility hearings for November with Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic junior Isaiah Harvin among them. The Penn Hills native, who transferred from Linsly School in Wheeling, W.Va., will have his case heard Nov. 17, said WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley. Harvin (6-3, 190) played receiver for Linsly. ...
Gorman: 4,000 club not exclusive
By Kevin Gorman
Back in the 1980s, Raphael Abercrombie of Aliquippa, Brian Davis of Washington, Brian Chizmar of Swissvale, Brad Tokar of Fort Cherry, Blair Sweet of Wilmington and Derek Bochna of Mapletown were household names. At least, in my house they were. They were WPIAL running backs who became members of the ...
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic grinds out 28-0 victory over Avonworth
By Brian Duermeyer
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s high-powered rushing attack has the top-ranked Trojans on the verge of another undefeated season after a 28-0 victory over  No. 4 ...
High school football notebook: Pine-Richland QB has 2 perfect performances
By Chris Harlan
It’s been almost two weeks since Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci threw an incomplete pass. DiNucci, the WPIAL leader in passing yards, continued to flaunt his pinpoint accuracy last Friday night. The senior completed all 15 of his passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns in a 64-35 victory over ...
Seniors lead North Catholic past Brentwood
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s senior stars put on another offensive show Friday night as the top-ranked Trojans cruised past visiting Brentwood, 55-20, at J.C. Stone ...
WPIAL champions wall unveiled at Heinz Field
By Andrew Erickson
North Catholic football coach Bob Ravenstahl and a former North Catholic player flanked a commemorative Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic jersey in the West main concourse ...

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