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Previewing the PIAA soccer championships

By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS Peters Township vs. Great Valley When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium Records: PT: 21-2; GV: 19-5-2 How they got here: WPIAL champ ...
Gorman: No change in South Park’s Loughran
By Kevin Gorman
Tom Loughran still wears the Spot-Bilt cleats he won at a Johnny Majors Pitt clinic in the mid-1970s and carries a high school football rulebook ...
WPIAL quarterfinals a prime time to see regular-season rematches
By Bill West
Plum coach Matt Morgan and his Mustangs walked off their home field after a 20-3 loss to McKeesport in Week 7 cognizant of how close ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
Strong 2nd half lifts South Park to victory over Quaker Valley
By Ed Phillipps
With both teams battling to a scoreless tie well into the second half of South Park and Quaker Valley’s PIAA Class AA first-round playoff match, ...
South Park wins WPIAL Class AA boys soccer title
By Bill West
Brandon Walbert and Justin Minda made themselves household names in the WPIAL boys soccer world as underclassmen by earning accolades and putting up impressive stats. The South Park senior duo finally starred on the WPIAL’s biggest stage Saturday night. Walbert, a two-time All-State midfielder, and Minda, one of the region’s top ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 1 Upper St. Clair vs. No. 3 Peters Township When: 8:15 p.m. Friday Records: Upper St. Clair (19-0-1), Peters Township (17-2) How ...
South Park boys soccer team makes quick work of Knoch
By George Guido
Knoch got an up-close look at one of the WPIAL’s elite soccer teams Thursday. Top-seeded South Park tallied four goals in the game’s first 17 minutes and cruised to a 5-0 victory in a Class AA quarterfinal at Canonsburg Memorial Stadium. Justin Minda scored three goals, and Duquesne-bound Brandon Walbert added two ...
South Park uses 90-second, 28-point surge to get past Steel Valley
By Wes Crosby
South Park and Steel Valley played an even game Friday in every facet except the score. A series of mistakes by Steel Valley (5-3, 5-3) led to South Park (6-2, 6-2) gaining a comfortable lead in its 42-23 Century Conference win at William V. Campbell Field. The Eagles clinched a spot ...
Breaking down the WPIAL soccer playoffs
By Bill West
Class AAA boys Defending champion: Peters Township Top seeds: 1. Upper St. Clair (16-0-1), 2. Central Catholic (17-1), 3. Peters Township (14-2), 4. Seneca ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: South Park’s Nick Scholle
By Bill West
On the football field and away from it, South Park senior Nick Scholle breaks molds. Before he takes the field, Scholle likes to sit back ...
WPIAL releases soccer playoff pairings
By Staff Report
The WPIAL released the playoff pairings for its boys and girls soccer tournaments, which will get under way Saturday with preliminary- and first-round games. The top seeds for the boys are Upper St. Clair (16-0-1) in Class AAA, South Park (18-0) in Class AA and Sewickley Academy (14-1-2) in Class A. ...
HS highlight reel: Unbeatens to face nonsection tests
By Tribune-Review
Two WPIAL girls soccer title frontrunners will test their abilities just days before finding out whether they secure No. 1 seeds in their respective classifications next week. South Park (15-0-2), ranked No. 1 in Class AA, will travel to Class AAA No. 4 Upper St. Clair (11-1-5) Monday for an ...
2nd-half surge lifts South Park past South Allegheny
By Ray Judy
South Park saw an opportunity and took advantage, and the Eagles find themselves in prime position for the stretch run in the Century Conference. South Park ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Park’s Justin Minda, Baldwin’s Alina Stahl
By Brian Graham
Justin Minda School: South Park Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Minda scored a pair of goals in leading the Eagles to a 9-0 win over Yough in a Section 3-AA game Thursday. Minda also scored once in a 3-0 win over Thomas Jefferson on Sept. 23. Heading into ...
South Park grinds out win over East Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
South Park coach Tom Loughran met with his players in a cramped locker room just minutes after the Eagles came away with a 17-7 Century ...
South Park boys soccer thriving by easing burden on its stars
By Bill West 11:29 p.m.
South Park senior Justin Minda heard the familiar refrain from Montour’s boys soccer coach when the Eagles and Spartans met earlier this month. “Mark No. 6 ...
HS highlight reel: New members join WPIAL committees
By Tribune-Review
The WPIAL steering committees received a number of newcomers for this school year, a list that included five additions for the fall sports seasons. Knoch principal Todd Trofimuk (soccer), Carmichaels superintendent John Menhart (football), South Park coach Chuck Correll (tennis), Seneca Valley AD Heather Lewis (field hockey/girls lacrosse) ...
South Park has sights set on playoff payoff
By Jason Mackey
A 5-5 record last season put South Park in the playoffs for the first time since 2005. For Eagles quarterback Nick Scholle, that changed everything. “We have ...
HSFB preview by position: Division I O-line recruits have something to prove
By Chris Harlan
Baldwin’s Sterling Jenkins and Hempfield’s Tony Pilato are both highly rated offensive linemen according to the national recruiting websites. The seniors are coveted for their ...
Gorman: Podgorski to ‘punish’ foes
By Kevin Gorman
Ryan Podgorski has played every position on the offensive line, from left tackle to left guard to long snapper. The South Park star doesn’t have a preference on a position. “Wherever,” Podgorski said. “I’m versatile.” Where most colleges want him as a tackle, South Park coach Tom Loughran thinks Podgorski’s future is as ...
Elizabeth Forward baseball closes in on playoff berth
By Mark Kaboly
A week ago, it appeared to be an impossibility. Now it seems like a sure thing. Elizabeth Forward baseball coach Frank Champ didn’t buy it then and isn’t about to fall into that trap awaiting him Thursday. After winning three games in four days against some of the toughest competition Section 4-AAA had ...
South Park girls basketball coach Wells resigns
By Tribune-Review
After two WPIAL titles and one PIAA championship, Reggie Wells resigned Wednesday as girls basketball coach at South Park. Wells compiled a record of 176-62 over nine years. South Park won WPIAL titles in 2007-08 and 2012-13. The Eagles won a PIAA crown in 2012-13. — Staff reports ...
Rainout makes playoff push difficult for Elizabeth Forward
By Mark Kaboly
Elizabeth Forward has a daunting enough task of needing to win its final four Section 4-AAA baseball games — within a span of a week — to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight year. Still, the Warriors and longtime coach Frank Champ felt the obligation to challenge the ...
Mt. Pleasant softball team rocks South Park
By Jason Black
In Thursday’s nonsection softball game between Mt. Pleasant and South Park, the Vikings and the Eagles had plenty of opportunities to score runs. The difference ...

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