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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 …
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 Valley …
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 …
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 …
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
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. …
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) and Norwin …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …

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