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Former player, assistant Rieck set to lead South Park football team

By Ed Phillipps
During the week, Marty Rieck teaches history to students at South Park High School. Come Friday nights in the fall, he will attempt to make Eagles’ championship history repeat itself. Rieck was unanimously approved by the school board April 9 to become the next head football coach for the Eagles. ...
High school notebook: QV soccer coach Klein retiring after 29 seasons
By Kevin Gorman and Gary Horvath
Quaker Valley announced the hiring of a boys soccer coach Friday, meaning longtime boys soccer coach Gene Klein is retiring after 29 seasons. Klein finishes ...
Franklin Regional’s Lee named Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional wrestler Spencer Lee did something this year that many in his shoes might not have — wrestled at a higher weight so his ...
South Fayette’s Carr one of 6 PIAA Class AA champions hailing from WPIAL
By Bill West
HERSHEY — He remembered how his older brother, Nick, reacted after winning a PIAA wrestling title in 2010 and what Mark McKnight did after placing ...
South Park junior wants to win gold to honor friend’s memory
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Arguably the only piece of his wardrobe South Park junior 152-pounder Jake Wentzel will value as much as the PIAA medal that will ...
EF’s Fournier emerges from prelims at PIAA Class AA tournament
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 ...
Trib Cup: South Park girls look ahead to PIAA tournament
By Brian Graham
For the first time in four years, the South Park girls basketball team will not be playing in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game. While the end result was not what first-year coach Juliet Highberger had hoped for, the journey she and her new team embarked upon showcased a vision of ...
Gorman: Title pattern for Bulsaks
By Kevin Gorman
This wasn’t the pattern the Bulsaks wanted to follow, even if it did end in gold. Greg Bulsak won a WPIAL Class AA wrestling title ...
Seeding fuels South Park upset of Mars
By Bill West
All signs pointed toward playoff-performance regression for South Park’s girls basketball team, which set an incredibly high standard by reaching the WPIAL Class AAA finals ...
Loughran resigns as football coach at South Park
By Kevin Gorman and Bill Hartlep
Tom Loughran spent the past 32 years as the head football coach at South Park. Thursday, he resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities. “I never ...
South Park hockey among Class A’s elite after years of struggle
By Bill West
Tyler Gerhold can’t stop a grin from spreading across his face when he discusses South Park possibly appearing in the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup ...
Elizabeth Forward girls capture 3rd straight section title with win over South Park
By Dave Mackall
Elizabeth Forward has been cruising under the radar in girls basketball this season. Don’t expect any complaints from the Warriors. “I like it this way,” said Elizabeth ...
South Park’s Saylor captures 1st place in NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick competition
By Karen Kadilak
A South Park girl representing the Steelers took first place in her age group in the national finals of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick ...
South Park junior wrestler Wentzel wins with unconventional style
By Bill West
Because of his wrestling career at Pitt from 2007 to 2012, which included four berths in the NCAA Championships and two All-American performances, South Park ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Pat Murray, South Park’s Allison McGrath
By Brian Graham
Pat Murray School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Murray scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Talbots to a 102-60 ...
High school notebook: All-state soccer teams announced
By Staff Reports
The Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association announced its all-state teams, and several players from the WPIAL and City League were recognized. For the boys, 12 players were honored, including the state’s player of the year, Abe Kouyate from Obama Academy. The Penn State recruit and Upper St. Clair’s Robbie Mertz (Michigan) ...
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 ...

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