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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 …
West Mifflin’s Olasz no-hits South Park
By Mark Kaboly
A lot of times, A.J. Olasz’s reputation precedes him. When it came to West Mifflin’s Section 4-AAA showdown for first place against South Park on …
South Park takes advantage of miscues, gets timely hits in win over Thomas Jefferson
By Mark Kaboly
South Park baseball coach Steve Bucci quickly came to the realization that his team was going to need some help if it was going to …
Burrell’s Edwards 1 of 4 WPIAL wrestlers to reach PIAA Class AA finals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — In a dream he had one night early this season, Burrell senior 152-pounder Steve Edwards watched himself win a state wrestling championship and …
For Class AA heavyweights, redemption at states
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Allan Beattie and Jake Beistel didn’t have fond memories of the 2013 PIAA Class AA wrestling championships. Both heavyweights went 0-2 and were …
Breaking down the PIAA girls basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Penn-Trafford (20-6), Hempfield (17-9), Fox Chapel (19-5), North Allegheny (22-2), Mt. Lebanon (16-6), Obama Academy (14-6) Around the state: Three of …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park looking forward to rematch with Johnsonburg
By Staff Reports
Lincoln Park wanted at some point this postseason a rematch with Johnsonburg, the team that ended last season’s playoff run. Well, here it is. WPIAL …
No. 1 Blackhawk downs South Park for 6th WPIAL championship
By Gary Horvath
Halle Denman is a girl of few words, both on and off the court, so she let her play do the talking Saturday. The Blackhawk …
Breaking down the WPIAL basketball finals
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA New Castle vs. Hampton 7 p.m. Saturday, Palumbo Center New Castle (25-0, No. 1 seed) Coach: Ralph Blundo No., Name, Pos., Ht., Yr. …
Noss leads South Park girls back to title game
By Dave Mackall
The South Park girls basketball team is headed back to Palumbo Center. In a rematch of the 2013 WPIAL Class AAA championship game, Lindsay Noss …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Chartiers Valley’s Jerrad Tuite, South Park’s Allison McGrath
By Brian Graham
Jerrad Tuite School: Chartiers Valley Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Tuite scored 24 second-half points and finished with 29, helping the Colts beat …
South Fayette’s Carr seeks to follow brothers’ footsteps at WPIAL Class AA wrestling championships
By Bill West
South Fayette’s Carr clan has placed itself firmly among the ranks of recent powerhouse wrestling families in WPIAL Class AA. Nick Carr, a 2011 South …
Young South Park wrestlers look to make impact at section championships
By Gary Horvath
After a 0-6 Class AA Section 1A team season that fell short of expectations, South Park is among the WPIAL teams eager to hit the …
South Park preps for WPIAL playoffs by routing EF
By Dave Mackall
No. 2 South Park’s big-game experience was on display on its home court from the start. Playing for the third time in four days, the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA girls basketball champion ended the regular season with an impressive showing against  No. 3 Elizabeth Forward in a nonsection …
South Park reverses course, won’t open football coach’s job
By Jason Mackey
The South Park School Board called an audible. After initially saying 31-year veteran Tom Loughran’s job as head football coach would be opened at its …
Quaker Valley girls hoops team defense steps up
By Kevin Ritchart
It’s rare that a 13-point loss could be considered encouraging. But for the Quaker Valley girls basketball team, last Thursday’s 43-30 home loss to Section 5-AAA leader South Park was a sign of how far the team has come this season. On Dec. 19, Quaker Valley (6-9) traveled to South …
South Park to open longtime football coach Loughran’s job
By Jason Mackey
After 31 years and two PIAA Class AA championships, Tom Loughran may not return as coach of the South Park football team. The South Park …
South Park tandem eases loss of top player
By Jason Mackey
Reggie Wells expected the South Park girls basketball team to come back a little sluggish after winning WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA titles last season. …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Fox Chapel’s Matt D’Amico, South Park’s Halie Torris
By Brian Graham
Matt D’Amico School: Fox Chapel Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: D’Amico scored a game-high 21 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career in the Foxes’ 63-51 Section 2-AAAA win over McKeesport on Friday. D’Amico also had 29 points in a 101-71 victory against host North Hills …
Previewing the WPIAL soccer semifinals
By Tribune-Review
Girls Class AAA No. 1 Seneca Valley (16-2-1) vs. No. 12 Upper St. Clair (11-5-2) When/where: 6 p.m. Monday at Baldwin Notable: Sophomore Emma Hasco …
South Park back in playoffs
By Dave Mackall
South Park’s football team hadn’t qualified for a postseason bid since 2005. Tom Loughran coached the Eagles to an undefeated record and a PIAA championship that year. Loughran was on the South Park sideline Friday, urging on his team in a hotly contested game at Steel Valley that meant everything …
South Allegheny falls to South Park despite valiant effort
By David Whipkey
It looked like Pat Monroe’s South Allegheny squad would finally scale the mountain and earn a hard-fought win. But the harder they pushed the boulder up hill, the heavier it became. The Gladiators could not overcome three costly turnovers and two penalties that negated two scores in Friday night’s 14-3 …
South Park soccer shuts out Belle Vernon Area
By The Valley Independent
South Park, the undefeated leaders in Section 3 AA, continued its dominant play with a 4-0 win over Belle Vernon Area Thursday afternoon. “They are a really good team, but we hurt ourselves a lot more early on,” BVA coach John Kerekes. “When you play a really good team you …
South Park to emphasize rushing attack
By Kevin Ritchart
Run the ball, and stop the run. This concept is old-school football at its best, and it’s what South Park will use as the basis …
South Parks comes from behind to top Somerset in PIAA first round
By Adam Bittner
South Park didn’t need extra innings to complete its latest comeback. The Eagles erased deficits of 3-0 and 4-3 to defeat Somerset, 7-5, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs Monday at Upper St. Clair’s Boyce/Mayview Recreation Complex. Just as they did in their title game victory …

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