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South Allegheny reaches WPIAL playoffs for 6th consecutive season

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 Washington, 1917-23 Wins: 1920, ‘23 Second: 1922 Tie: 1917 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 ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Zack Schrott, South Allegheny’s Erika Caldro
By Robert Stinner
Zach Schrott School: West Mifflin Class: Senior Sport: Cross country Claim to fame: Schrott finished 31st overall at the WPIAL championship meet last week and ...
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 ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Noah Kinser, South Allegheny’s Amber Brownfield
By Chris Duderstadt
Noah Kinser School: Serra Catholic Class: Senior Sport: Cross country Claim to fame: Kinser finished third in Class A and 39th overall with a time ...
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 ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Tyler Keller, Norwin’s Micayla Livingston
By Robert Stinner
Tyler Keller School: South Allegheny Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Keller scored his first varsity hat trick to help lead the Gladiators (4-9, ...
Daily News Q&A: South Allegheny’s Jonathan Mayernik
By Dave Mackall
South Allegheny coach Pat Monroe introduced Jonathan Mayernik at a recent pep rally as the national record-holder for longest touchdown reception. Big news, right? “Well, there ...
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 ...
Daily News Q&A: South Allegheny’s Tyler Hinerman
By Dave Mackall
It took Tyler Hinerman and South Allegheny a full quarter to get on track in their season opener Friday against Sto-Rox. When they did, they ...
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 ...
Young South Allegheny players take on enhanced roles
By Kevin Lohman
South Allegheny is gearing up to do battle again in the stacked WPIAL Class AA Century Conference, and this time around the team must do ...
Defensive tackle Naspinski spearheads South Allegheny defense
By Kevin Lohman
Out of all of the positions in football, it may appear that defensive tackle is the simplest role to fill. The idea that a team can ...
Big 33 kickoff return record ‘shared’ among friends
By Dave Mackall
Pat Monroe thinks he could’ve, should’ve, would’ve. The year was 1978. The play, a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that still stands as a Big ...
Top-seeded Deer Lakes softball survives scare
By William Whalen
It wasn’t supposed to be easy, but it wasn’t supposed to be this tough, either. Top-seeded Deer Lakes opened the WPIAL Class AA softball playoffs with ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: West Mifflin’s Zach Salmon, South Allegheny’s Brenna Pribanic
By Robert Stinner
Zach Salmon School: West Mifflin Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Salmon pitched a complete game seven-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead the Titans ...
South Allegheny area residents pulling for Steelers rookie and native son Jesse James
By Dave Mackall
Monongahela Street, the main drag in Glassport, was under construction for resurfacing this week, limiting it to foot traffic and curtailing business at downtown establishments. ...
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