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Daily News area standouts sign letters of intent

By Staff Reports
South Allegheny senior Seth Hitchens, who needs 24 victories to become the third wrestler in school history to reach 100 for a career, signed a letter of intent to attend Division II Pitt-Johnstown. He is among a group of high school athletes from the Daily News region who recently announced their ...
Murray carries Steel Valley over South Allegheny, into WPIAL playoffs
By Dave Mackall
It has been an unspectacular season for a Steel Valley football team that at times has looked pretty special. After winning their first three games, the Ironmen since have been meandering their way to alternating wins and losses. The pattern called for another victory in the regular-season finale on Friday ...
Shady Side Academy blanks South Allegheny to reach WPIAL girls soccer semifinals
By Dave Mackall
Shady Side Academy was just a little quicker, a little faster, a little better. And it didn’t hurt that the Indians had Elizabeth Harper on ...
South Allegheny tops winless Carlynton in brawl-marred game
By Ray Judy
Carlynton and South Allegheny are struggling through difficult seasons, and things took an ugly turn for both teams in their Class AA Century Conference clash Friday night. South Allegheny got the win – a 47-21 decision at Glassport Memorial Stadium — but the victory was tainted when a brawl erupted ...
Daily News Q&A: Curtis Moore, South Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
When a football team encounters rough times, more likely than not, it seems, its best players get lost. Such appears to be the case with ...
TJ boys soccer ready for playoff opener after 6-year absence
By Dave Mackall
It has been six years since the venerable Doc Kulish last took a team to the WPIAL soccer playoffs. He’s glad to be back. Kulish, the longtime Thomas Jefferson boys coach who logged his 300th career victory this season, will take the 11th-seeded Jaguars (12-5-1) into a first-round game in the Class ...
Defense saves day as East Allegheny edges South Allegheny
By Ray Judy
East Allegheny’s homecoming was pushed back by a teacher’s strike that closed the school for 16 days in September. The football team made it worth the wait. The Wildcats (3-4, 3-4) held off an intense second-half comeback by South Allegheny to grab a dramatic 20-13 Century Conference win at Churchman Stadium ...
2nd-half surge lifts South Park past South Allegheny
By Ray Judy
South Park saw an opportunity and took advantage, and the Eagles find themselves in prime position for the stretch run in the Century Conference. South Park ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Kyle Mack, South Allegheny’s Nina Tyszkiewicz
By Robert Stinner
Kyle Mack School: West Mifflin Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Mack has scored six times, including two game-winners for the Titans, who are ...
South Allegheny boys soccer opens with shutout in quest for 3rd consecutive playoff berth
By Dave Mackall
Six starters returned to the South Allegheny boys soccer team, but the Gladiators, coming off back-to-back WPIAL playoff appearances, were without last year’s leading scorer when they opened the 2014 season Monday with a 2-0 victory over visiting Central Valley. Goals by senior forwards Chris Hapsias and Dante Shambers powered Class ...
No. 3 Seton-La Salle outlasts stubborn South Allegheny
By Mark Kaboly
With 3:01 left in the game, Seton-La Salle coach Damon Rosol called timeout and ordered his team to the sidelines. Rosol wasn’t happy with what ...
Gorman: New voice in the press box
By Kevin Gorman
Laura Thomson is at ease speaking in public and into a microphone, given her job as South Allegheny’s public relations coordinator. When Thomson takes the ...
South Allegheny to get tested by highly touted Seton-La Salle
By Dave Mackall
South Allegheny’s season-opening victory came against a three-time WPIAL runner-up, an impressive accomplishment for a team coming off a one-win season. The victim, Sto-Rox, played for the Class A championship in 2013 but lost many of its experienced players, including quarterback Lenny Williams, the WPIAL’s all-time passing leader who went ...
South Allegheny girls soccer team seeks elusive PIAA berth
By Dave Mackall
A long winning streak in Section 2-A has fueled South Allegheny’s success during a run of recent years — 27 victories, to be exact. The big ...
South Allegheny looking for bounce-back season
By Dave Mackall
A year after making its first WPIAL playoff appearance in 26 seasons, expectations at South Allegheny dwindled when the Gladiators were hit with injuries to ...
South Allegheny hoping to reverse course, start winning
By Dave Mackall
As his football team prepared to meet West Mifflin in its second preseason scrimmage Friday night, South Allegheny coach Pat Monroe was reminded of an ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Luke Padezan, South Allegheny’s Julia Giannandrea
By Robert Stinner
Luke Padezan School: Elizabeth Forward Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Padezan pitched a six-inning complete game, racking up nine strikeouts last week in ...
Lisi’s labor of love paying off for South Allegheny track and field program
By Dave Mackall
It was another dark and quiet drive home to the east end of Westmoreland County for South Allegheny track and field coach Michael Lisi. He’s used to it, mind you, living in the rural Four-Mile Run area southwest of Ligonier. Lisi doesn’t worry about gas money. He’s more concerned about building ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Tyler Ellwood, Steel Valley’s Maddie Cotter
By Robert Stinner
Tyler Ellwood School: South Allegheny Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Ellwood went 3 for 3 and knocked in three runs to help South ...
All-Star football game helps Franklin Regional move on in wake of school stabbings
By Dave Mackall
If Greg Botta could have been at Franklin Regional on Sunday to witness a football practice, he likely would have been there early and stayed ...
Steel Valley’s Cotter lifts Ironmen to win
By Dave Mackall
Steel Valley scored just one run Tuesday, but it was all the Ironmen softball team needed to take over sole possession of first place in Section 4-AA. Maddie Cotter pitched a two-hitter as visiting Steel Valley beat South Allegheny, 1-0, to move a half-game ahead of idle Charleroi for the top ...
South Allegheny southpaw dominates Charleroi
By Dave Mackall
Brenna Pribanic nearly was flawless. The South Allegheny sophomore left-hander pitched a one-hitter on Tuesday as the Gladiators shut down visiting No. 5 Charleroi 2-0 in a WPIAL Section 4-AA softball game, the Cougars’ first loss. Jordan Swarmer’s fourth-inning triple was the only Charleroi hit off Pribanic, who struck out six ...
South Allegheny baseball looks to change losing trend
By Mark Kaboly
After six consecutive losing seasons with the last two being four-win, last-place finishes, South Allegheny baseball coach Mark Suckfiel isn’t into promising anything — especially when it comes to competing for a playoff spot. “I don’t want to say that,” Suckfiel said about possibly making a run at the third and ...
South Allegheny softball has similar look of 2011 PIAA qualifier
By Mark Kaboly
They aren’t quite Hal’s Gals yet. But Hal Minford’s South Allegheny softball team could be heading down the path of the team of three years  ago affectionately known as ‘Hal’s  Gals’ that advanced to the WPIAL semifinals and qualified for the state  playoffs for the first time in school history. “Well, we ...
Norwin’s Phipps advances to PIAA quarterfinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Norwin sophomore 195-pounder Drew Phipps doubled his efforts to improve his conditioning after he returned to wrestling following an injury recovery period that ...

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