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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 ...
West Mifflin sprinter claims 100-meter title days after losing in baseball 1st round
By Karen Price
On Tuesday, Todd Sekowski the West Mifflin baseball player suffered the disappointment of a WPIAL first-round upset loss to Montour. On Thursday, Todd Sekowski the ...
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. ...
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 ...

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