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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 9:21 p.m.
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 ...
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
There were countless memorable moments from the 2014 high school football season, including Clairton’s return to the PIAA title game for the sixth time in ...
Season of change on tap for South Allegheny boys basketball
By Dave Mackall
Virtually everything is new about the South Allegheny boys basketball team for the 2014-15 season. Just not the coach. In what he hopes can be a stabilizing ...
South Allegheny girls basketball team will rotate 2 lineups
By Dave Mackall
It’s been chaos in the preseason around the South Allegheny girls basketball practices, and that’s the way first-year coach Shaun Johnston wants it. Johnston, a ...
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 ...

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