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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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
South Allegheny wrestler brings his ‘chip’ to Hershey
By Dave Mackall
Now the goal has shifted to the PIAA wrestling podium for South Allegheny junior Seth Hitchens. A state championship probably isn’t within his grasp, though. “We’re both realistic,” South Allegheny coach Tony DiGiorgio said. “We don’t expect him this year to be a state champion. He believes he can place. …
South Allegheny’s Hitchens focuses on his goal
By Bill West
When South Allegheny  junior Seth Hitchens studied the results from his weight class Friday night at the PIAA Class AA  Southwest Regional championships, he noticed …
Unbeaten Norwin sophomore Phipps one of 26 area wrestlers set for Southwest regional
By Dave Mackall
Norwin sophomore Drew Phipps appears to be making the most of his abbreviated wrestling season, taking an unbeaten record into the PIAA Class AAA Southwest …
Yough sends 2 wrestlers to semifinals
By Staff Report
A pair of Yough wrestlers kept their WPIAL title hopes alive Friday night at the Class AA wrestling championships at Chartiers Valley. Clay Waldron defeated …
South Allegheny wrestlers have lofty goals
By Mark Kaboly
South Allegheny wrestling coach Tony DiGiorgio is adamant when he says its team first and individual second. That philosophy helped South Allegheny to a third-place finish in its fourth consecutive WPIAL team tournament last month. Now it’s the time to look out for No. 1. Six South Allegheny wrestlers qualified …
Frazier boys basketball team boots South Allegheny from postseason
By Mark Kaboly
Sure, it was South Allegheny’s first playoff game in more than a decade. And sure, the Gladiators exceeded expectations by putting a decade of disappointment — a 59-165 record and no winning seasons — behind them. But that’s something that second-year coach Tony DiCenzo and South Allegheny will be proud …
Serra Catholic boys exact revenge on South Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
It was payback time Friday night for Serra Catholic. In a reversal of roles from almost a year ago, the Eagles defeated playoff-bound South Allegheny, 59-47, in a one-sided WPIAL Section 3-AA boys basketball game at a packed Serra Catholic gym. “It was 364 days ago that we went went …
South Allegheny boys make long awaited return to postseason
By Mark Kaboly
If there is one team that can relate to playing meaningless basketball over the final week of the season, it’s South Allegheny. The Gladiators are …
Burrell wrestling team routs Ellwood City in playoff opener
By George Guido
The Burrell wrestling team took its first step toward an unprecedented eighth consecutive WPIAL Class AA team title with a 66-9 quarterfinal victory over Ellwood …
Baldwin to recognize pair of local gymnasts
By Ray Fisher
Area gymnasts Carly Biddle and Hallie Perozich will be lauded Friday as part of Baldwin’s senior recognition night at Premier Gym and Cheer. There are …
South Allegheny takes 3rd at Section 3-AA wrestling tournament
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning again was a roadblock for South Allegheny wrestling, but this time, the Gladiators were able to bounce back. South Allegheny took third place at …
Cook leads Gladiators to victory
By Dave Mackall
Until this season, Ty Cook had never played high school basketball. To watch him perform, you’d think he’d been playing all along. Cook avoided two potential serious injuries and scored 23 points to lead South Allegheny past visiting Serra Catholic, 51-33, in a WPIAL Section 3 game on Tuesday night. …
South Allegheny boys continue climbing Section 4 ladder
By Mark Kaboly
South Allegheny basketball coach Tony DiCenzo wasn’t particularly thrilled that his team let Riverview cut a 14-point first-half lead in half near the end of …
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
In a high school football season when Clairton’s monumental winning streak was stopped and McKeesport welcomed back legendary coach George Smith, there were quite a …
South Allegheny freshman shows grit, guile on mat, court
By Alex Oltmanns
South Allegheny freshman Alyssa Kennedy is making a name for herself as a multi-sport athlete. Not only has she worked her way into the starting lineup at point guard for the Gladiators on the basketball court, but she also has been impressive on the wrestling mat. A rare two-sport combination, …
South Allegheny wrestlers shooting for more this season
By Alex Oltmanns
After losing in the first two rounds of the WPIAL playoffs each of the last two seasons, the South Allegheny wrestling team is looking for more this season. The Gladiators finished fourth in Section 3-AA last season before falling to South Fayette in the playoffs, and coach Anthony DiGiorgio wants …
Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Ty Cook, West Mifflin’s Taylor Thomas
By Robert Stinner
Taylor Thomas School: West Mifflin Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Thomas scored 29 points in a 60-41 win over Obama Academy in the consolation game of the McKeesport Tipoff Tournament on Saturday. The senior scored 17 points in a tough 50-49 loss to McKeesport in the opening round. …
South Allegheny believes playoffs within its grasp
By Dave Mackall
Could this be the year the South Allegheny boys basketball team breaks its drought? The Gladiators haven’t been to the WPIAL playoffs since the 2002-03 …
South Allegheny girls basketball inexperienced but athletic
By Dave Mackall
South Allegheny, despite an inexperienced team and a short bench, enters the girls basketball season believing it is making progress. “We were competitive last year. …
Freshman leads Steel Valley past South Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
It was no ordinary night for the Steel Valley football team. Freshman Dwayne Murray rushed for a career-high 320 yards and scored three touchdowns, and Tyrone Freeman added 140 yards and one score, powering the Ironmen past South Allegheny, 31-21, and helping them end a five-game losing streak on Friday …
Daily News spotlight athletes: McKeesport’s Katie Strom, South Allegheny’s Colt Zappa
By Robert Stinner
Colt Zappa School: South Allegheny Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Zappa scored a hat trick in a 7-1 nonsection victory over Steel Valley …

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