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Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Evan Tutko, Serra Catholic’s Samantha Andrekanic

By Robert Stinner
Evan Tutko School: South Allegheny Sport: Baseball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Tutko pitched nine innings, allowing only eight hits and striking out two, in a 3-2 victory ...
South Allegheny softball celebrates playoff-clinching victory
By Dave Mackall
Balloons and flowers were part of the celebration at South Allegheny on Tuesday after the Gladiators softball team earned a second consecutive WPIAL playoff berth with an 8-5 Section 4-AA victory over South Park in its final regular-season game. The Gladiators (7-6, 7-5) scored all their runs in the first ...
Gorman: Lack of WPIAL alums selected a troubling NFL trend?
By Kevin Gorman
That Jesse James was the only WPIAL alum selected in the 2015 NFL Draft could be considered a troubling trend. The former Penn State tight end, chosen by the Steelers in the fifth round, was the first South Allegheny graduate chosen since Ron Crosby in 1977. But Metro Index Scouting director ...
Local players relish chance to showcase football talents 1 more time
By Dave Mackall
A year ago, South Allegheny football coach Pat Monroe faced an unusual challenge of preparing for an all-star football game in a somber setting at ...
Donovan strikes out 16 as Steel Valley clinches playoff berth
By Dave Mackall
Earlier this season, Steel Valley fireballer Brandon Donovan struck out a career-high 19 and edged Seton-La Salle in a dominating eight-inning performance. He might have been ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Ben Visnesky, South Allegheny’s Lindsey Cornish
By Robert Stinner
Ben Visnesky School: Serra Catholic Class: Freshman Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Visnesky had five hits and drove in two runs to lead Serra (13-3, ...
South Allegheny soccer standout Tyszkiewicz chooses Robert Morris
By Dave Mackall
When Nina Tyszkiewicz switched from center midfielder to forward before the start of her junior soccer season at South Allegheny, it wasn’t what she had in mind. In fact, it felt awkward. The move paid off for the two-time all-WPIAL player. She quickly got comfortable in her new spot and led the ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Brandon Ruffing, Steel Valley’s Krista Bayus
By Robert Stinner
Brandon Ruffing School: South Allegheny Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Ruffing pitched a nine-strikeout complete game to help the Gladiators (6-1, 3-1) get ...
Daily Courier spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Zac Quattrone, South Allegheny’s Carly Gobbie
By Robert Stinner
Zac Quattrone Year: Senior School: Serra Catholic Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Quattrone struck out 14 batters and allowed only one hit to help the ...
South Allegheny looks to compete in Section 4-AA
By Kevin Ritchart
There are a lot of variables in play during the course of a baseball game, but South Allegheny coach Mark Suckfiel chooses to focus on the things his team can control when they take the field. “We talk about the fact that you can control two things — your attitude and ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior girls basketball players had special seasons
By Daily News Staff
Seniors dominated the 2015 Daily News Fabulous 15 girls basketball team. A total of 10 seniors were chosen, including three from WPIAL playoff team Elizabeth ...
South Allegheny softball poised for successful season
By Dave Mackall
Could this be South Allegheny’s year to really shine in softball? Hal Minford thinks so. Even with a season-opening, one-run loss still on his mind, the Gladiators’ sixth-year coach expects his team to be a contender for a WPIAL Section 4-AA title. “It’s the best team, one-through-nine, we’ve had here,” Minford said. ...
Norwin’s Phipps returns to PIAA Class AAA wrestling semifinals
By Bill West
Norwin junior 195-pounder Drew Phipps (39-1) continued to showcase his evolution on the mat as he secured a return trip the PIAA Class AAA semifinals ...
Elizabeth Forward senior Fournier uses pins to reach PIAA quarterfinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Even with an unfavorable position in the PIAA  Class AA’s 195-pound weight class bracket and no previous state-level experience, Elizabeth Forward senior Luke ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Cody Jenkins, TJ’s Jennifer Hill
By Robert Stinner
Cody Jenkins School: South  Allegheny Year:   Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Jenkins won his first three matches in the consolation bracket of the ...
Yough’s Sever qualifies for PIAA tourney
By Jason Black
Yough senior wrestler Tom Sever has plenty of motivation to have a strong showing at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships. Sever, who joined the ...
Wrestlers turn focus to PIAA regional tournament
By Paul Schofield
South Allegheny junior Justo Hernandez looked beat up after competing in the WPIAL Class AA wrestling championships Saturday at South Fayette. He wasn’t in a good ...
Large WPIAL contingent buoys South Allegheny wrestling team
By Alex Oltmanns
The South Allegheny wrestling team had to feel pretty good Saturday after leaving Avonworth. With one champion, four runner-ups, one third-place finisher and another in fourth ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
South Allegheny’s Dranko savors few wins, plenty of memories
By Dave Mackall
Abby Dranko isn’t happy about the inability to win even one section game in girls basketball this season at South Allegheny. But it didn’t dampen her enthusiasm for school. Emphatically, she said, despite never playing in the WPIAL playoffs, the joy in being part of the basketball program was never ...
Ford City defeats South Allegheny, clinches playoff spot
By Matt Grubba
Since taking over the Ford City program four years ago, coach Greg Hutcherson has repeated to his players: “Hard work pays off.” Friday night was the ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Seth Hitchens, McKeesport’s Ronnie Upsher
By Josh Yohe
Seth Hitchens Sport: Wrestling Class: Senior School: South Allegheny Claim to fame: Hitchens, a 220-pound wrestler, earned his 100th victory last week in the ...
Burrell wrestling captures 12th straight section crown
By Doug Gulasy
Faced with a game effort from Kittanning in the Section 3-AA team wrestling final, Burrell buckled down and did what it does best: won another championship. The Bucs won their 12th straight section title, pulling away late for a 43-30 victory over Kittanning on Wednesday night at South Allegheny. “The first hardware ...
South Allegheny wrestlers chasing Section 3 team title
By Alex Oltmanns
Viewed largely as an individual sport, a large number of WPIAL wrestling coaches put greater emphasis on individual performances as opposed to team record. South ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: TJ’s Cameron Sarber, South Allegheny’s Abby Dranko
By Robert Stinner
Cameron Sarber School: Thomas Jefferson Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Sarber scored 22 points to help the Jaguars (4-9, 2-4) to a 77-69 ...

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