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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic sees a little of itself in Old Forge
By Gary Horvath
As Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic prepares for its first PIAA Class A championship game Friday at Hersheypark Stadium, watching film of its opponent, Old Forge, …
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic dominates Clarion in PIAA semifinals
By Chris Wechtenhiser
DUBOIS — One more win. That’s all that stands between the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic and a PIAA Class A championship after the Cardinals dismantled District 9 champ Clarion, 39-12, on Saturday afternoon at DuBois’ EJ Mansell Stadium. The Trojans (15-0) controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of …
Friday’s PIAA semifinal football games postponed
By Jason Mackey
Four PIAA semifinal football games scheduled for Friday were postponed until Saturday afternoon because of the inclement weather. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic will play Clarion at noon Saturday at DuBois Area High School. The other Class A game featuring Old Forge and Steelton-Highspire will be played Saturday at 4 p.m. …
Clarion’s explosive offense to test Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s stingy defense
By Gary Horvath
Although every team must play offense and defense to win a football game, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic and Clarion have reached the PIAA Class A …
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic responds in a hurry for PIAA quarterfinal victory
By Jason Mackey
Jerome Turner didn’t panic when Tussey Mountain took a 7-0 lead early in Friday’s PIAA Class A quarterfinal. Turner, the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic tailback, knew …

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