By Andrew Erickson
Less than 15 seconds remained in South Allegheny’s Section 3-AA semifinal matchup against Indiana last Wednesday, and the Gladiators needed a pin in at 138 ...
Daily News Dynamic 33 football all-star team By Dave Mackall
From a record-setting touchdown pass to an unpredictable winning streak, Daily News region schools again provided endless storylines during the 2015 high school football season.
South Allegheny wrestlers trying to overcome lack of depth By Kevin Ritchart
The South Allegheny wrestling team has gotten off to slow starts before, but that doesn’t mean coach Tony DiGiorgio has to like it.
The Gladiators (5-1, 1-0) opened Section 3-AA action with a 42-39 road win over Keystone Oaks last week, but DiGiorgio wasn’t happy with the effort his team put ...
South Allegheny boys seeking bounce-back season By Zach Brendza
The South Allegheny boys basketball team had a banner season in the 2013-2014 campaign, going 14-8 and making the playoffs.
After a winning season and a playoff berth, the first time for both in more than a decade, the Gladiators regressed. Last season didn’t live up to expectations for coach Tony ...
Coach focused on building South Allegheny girls program By Zach Brendza
After another losing season for the South Allegheny girls’ basketball team, coach Shaun Johnston is trying to turn the Gladiators’ program around.
“Now that I have my stamp on the program from last year, I think the girls are starting to buy into it, and we’ll see where it takes us ...
WPIAL history full of football dynasties By George Guido
Some of the WPIAL’s best
Wins: 1920, ‘23
While Wilkinsburg won the first three WPIAL titles from 1914-16, Washington had an early extended run. From 1915-23, Washington rolled up a 63-4-10 record and played in four WPIAL title games.
The 1917 team battled Johnstown to ...
Murray, Steel Valley rout South Allegheny By Dave Mackall
Rod Steele was part of three WPIAL championships and two PIAA titles as an assistant coach at Central Catholic, but he just might be having the most fun of all this season as coach at Steel Valley.
Steele and the No. 5 Ironmen tuned up for the WPIAL playoffs by ...
Schwab’s 4 goals lead Freedom back to WPIAL girls soccer semis By Dave Mackall
Standing on a rain-soaked track outside the saturated turf, Freedom junior Alexa Schwab already was looking forward to the WPIAL semifinals, where the Bulldogs will face defending PIAA girls soccer champion Greensburg Central Catholic in a rematch of their loss in the 2014 PIAA semifinals.
Never mind Schwab had just completed ...
Trick play helps East Allegheny rally for win over South Allegheny By John Krysinsky
East Allegheny overcame a pair of deficits and used some trickery on the winning score to defeat South Allegheny, 18-14, on Friday at South Allegheny Stadium in Glassport.
Trailing 14-12 and unable to move the ball for most of the second half, East Allegheny (2-5, 2-4) executed a hook-and-ladder to ...
South Allegheny boys soccer grows amid adversity By Kevin Lohman
There are times playing sports can create a distraction and make one feel like a kid.
Other times, it can generate responsibility.
This year’s South Allegheny boys soccer team is having the type of season that accelerates the maturation process.
Besieged by injuries and inexperienced, the Gladiators (4-7, 2-5) are fighting through ...
Smith, talented offense lead Keystone Oaks past South Allegheny By David Whipkey
Future opponents of Keystone Oaks are aware of the passing prowess of quarterback Alex Smith. Even with Smith lining up behind center, Eagles coach Greg Perry knows his squad has more to offer than the junior signal-caller’s right arm.
Smith completed 20 of 26 attempts for 289 yards, and he received plenty ...
Burns, Deer Lakes run over South Allegheny By D.j. Vasil
It was a familiar sight for Deer Lakes on Friday night at Lancers Stadium.
Playing in front of a packed crowd on homecoming night, the Hunter Burns show was on full display, and the senior running back didn’t disappoint. He rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries as ...
New South Allegheny girls soccer coach likes early results By Kevin Ritchart
Through two games, the South Allegheny girls soccer team has been employing the style of play that first-year coach Tim Smith wants to see. And so far, the Gladiators are getting positive results.
South Allegheny (1-0-1, 0-0-1) opened the season with a 2-1 nonsection victory over Greensburg Salem on Tuesday, then ...
South Allegheny mounts 2nd-half rally to top Sto-Rox By David Whipkey
More often than not, being backed up on your own 1-yard line limits a playbook substantially.
South Allegheny coach Pat Monroe threw conventional wisdom out the window Friday night with his Gladiators clinging to a three-point lead late against Sto-Rox. The veteran coach allowed Gladiators quarterback Tyler Hinerman to throw deep ...