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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 ...
Defending PIAA champion Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic sets sights on repeat
By Brian Graham
Finishing a season 16-0 with a WPIAL and PIAA Class A title would be satisfying for any coach. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic coach Bob Ravenstahl, while ...
Class A breakdown: WPIAL realignment shakes up conferences
By Paul Schofield
There will be a new look for the WPIAL’s smallest classification in 2014. Numerous changes had the WPIAL move teams around to new conferences in Class ...
Gorman: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Fulmore a triple threat
By Kevin Gorman
Not often does a player rank among the WPIAL’s top five rushers as a sophomore, only to be moved out of the backfield by his ...
North Catholic athletics beginning new era in Butler County
By Chris Harlan
The victory bell will have a new home, as will the banners, trophies and photos that lined the hallway below North Catholic’s quirky gym. All that ...
High school notebook: Quaker Valley’s Jackson picks Pitt for football
By Chris Harlan
After a morning tour of campus, Cornell senior Dane Jackson committed Tuesday to play football at Pitt. Yet, his decision had been made awhile ago. ...
Top-seeded California eliminates North Catholic in WPIAL Class A playoffs
By Donnie Tasser
It wasn’t pretty, but the undefeated and top-seeded California baseball team earned a 2-0 win over eighth-seeded Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic on Wednesday in Class ...
North Catholic deals Riverview 3rd loss in last 4 games
By Bill West
Rain continued to fall and the air temperature dropped into the 40s Monday afternoon as Riverview baseball coach Rich Griser assessed his team’s loss to ...
HS Buzz: South Fayette’s Brumbaugh, North Catholic’s Long honored
By Staff Reports
Two of the WPIAL’s top championship performers were honored this week with selection to the MaxPreps All-American Football Team. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic senior lineman Ryan Long (6-foot-2, 250) was named first-team offense for the small schools team, and South Fayette junior quarterback Brett Brumbaugh (6-4, 200) — the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ...
Backyard Brawlz Saturday at Seton Hill
By Staff Report
Seton Hill University will host four boys basketball games and two girls games Saturday as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Backyard Brawlz. The boys slate of games is Penn-Trafford vs. Greensburg Salem at 2:30 p.m., Jeannette vs. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic at 4, McKeesport vs. Greensburg Central Catholic at 7 ...
Coaches, former players make final trips to unique North Catholic gym
By Chris Harlan
The overhead lights seemed dimmer and the wood floor may be darker, but otherwise the old North Catholic gym looked like Buzz Gabos always remembered. ...
Guido: Stage is set for lost basketball tradition
By George Guido
One by one, the iconic, old-fashioned high school basketball floors are disappearing into history. Nearly gone are the little bandbox-style facilities that proved to be ...
North Catholic players, coach recognized on all-state team
By Staff Report
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic continues to reap the benefits of a championship season. Just days after capturing the school’s first PIAA football championship, three Trojans ...
Gorman: A first for the last of North’s Longs
By Kevin Gorman
HERSHEY As his North Catholic teammates broke into an instantaneous celebration, Ryan Long bowed his head and started to sob. The Trojans risked the PIAA ...
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic captures 1st PIAA title
By Chris Harlan
HERSHEY — Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s storybook season came complete with a dramatic ending. North Catholic’s P.J. Fulmore pushed his way across the goal line for ...

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