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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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
PIAA Class A quarterfinals preview: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic vs. Tussey Mountain
By Tribune-Review
PIAA A quarterfinals Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (13-0)  vs. Tussey Mountain (11-2)   7 p.m. Friday at Hampton If defense wins championships, then Cardinal Wuerl …
For 3 WPIAL champions, past greatness provides motivation for PIAA playoffs
By Jason Mackey
For three of the four WPIAL football teams still playing, there’s a readily available blueprint to follow, teams who’ve recently won WPIAL titles then enjoyed …
Gorman: North’s title a ‘thrill’ for Rooney
By Kevin Gorman
North Catholic’s most famous alumnus shook hands with and congratulated the Trojans on winning the first WPIAL football championship in school history. That they won …
WPIAL championship notebook: Sto-Rox QB ends career among Pa. passing leaders
By George Guido
Lenny Williams finished his outstanding career with 8,509 yards, best in WPIAL history and fifth all-time in state history. He finished 36 yards short of …
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic wins 1st WPIAL football championship
By Gary Horvath
The Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Trojans are celebrating a day 40 years in the making. In its first-ever trip to the WPIAL Class A final …

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