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Top 10 Western Pa. recruits in the Class of 2017

By Chris Harlan
1. Lamont Wade , Clairton 5-10, 180, cornerback Twitter: @Goony_38 Wade reports 22 scholarship offers, with Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State among ...
Gorman: Countdown begins to next signing day
By Kevin Gorman
Lamont Wade sat at a computer in Clairton’s library Wednesday and watched teammate Aaron Mathews sign a national letter of intent with Pitt. “This is ...
Section 4-AAA-leading Steel Valley contending for 1st title since 2002-03
By Zach Brendza
Dale Chapman has had one goal for his team this season: win the next game. “That’s the goal. No matter what happens, to win our next ...
Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Steel Valley’s Kennedy Smith, Baldwin’s Lauren Gilbert
By Alex Oltmanns
Kennedy Smith School: Steel Valley Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Smith scored 17 points, including a mid-range jump shot with two seconds ...
Pitt football recruit Ford transfers from Seton-La Salle to Steel Valley
By Kevin Gorman
Paris Ford, a Pitt football recruit who is one of the WPIAL’s top juniors, is transferring from Seton-La Salle to Steel Valley. Seton-La Salle athletic director ...
Daily News Dynamic 33 football all-star team
By Dave Mackall
From a record-setting touchdown pass to an unpredictable winning streak, Daily News region schools again provided endless storylines during the 2015 high school football season. ...
Former West Mifflin assistant leads Steel Valley past Titans
By Dave Mackall
Dale Chapman spent 10 seasons assisting Lance Maha on the West Mifflin bench. The two were on opposite sides on Friday night, and Chapman got ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Steel Valley’s Ja’Mier Fletcher, EF’s Julie Jenkins
By Robert Stinner
Ja’Mier Fletcher School: Steel Valley Sport: Basketball Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Fletcher recorded a double-double with 29 points and 20 rebounds as Steel Valley ...
HS highlight reel: Steel Valley senior Edwards picks RMU
By Bill Hartlep
Steel Valley senior Trey Earl Edwards, who played quarterback and defensive back for the Ironmen during their run to the WPIAL Class AA semifinals, has ...
Steel Valley boys put focus back on basketball
By Haley Sawyer
Steel Valley boys basketball coach Dale Chapman is an interim coach. He’s a volunteer coach. Until the school board says otherwise, he does not get ...
Steel Valley girls plan to play ‘small ball’
By Haley Sawyer
Steel Valley girls basketball coach Brittany Youngblood has plenty of ways to motivate her team. “You’re getting ready for the prom.” “You’ve got to look good in your semi dress.” Just two of the many phrases she shouts to motivate her team, which is looking to surpass last year’s 4-8 record in Section ...
No. 1 South Fayette slips past Steel Valley
By John Krysinsky
In a game with big plays and momentum swings, South Fayette came back from a first-half deficit and hung on to defeat conference rivals Steel ...
WPIAL Class AA semifinal capsule: South Fayette vs. Steel Valley
By Dave Mackall
class AA SEMIFINAL NO. 1 SOUTH FAYETTE (11-0) VS. NO. 5 STEEL VALLEY (10-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Peters Township It has been 21 years since ...
Gorman: Teams running to Heinz Field
By Kevin Gorman
Six players have broken the 4,000-yard career rushing mark this fall, something that happened only once in WPIAL history — in 2007. That four 4,000-yard rushers are in the WPIAL semifinals begs this question: Can teams still make it to Heinz Field while relying on the run? Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh, Clairton’s ...
Steel Valley names former West Mifflin assistant Chapman interim basketball coach
By Dave Mackall
Steel Valley has named former West Mifflin assistant Dale Chapman as interim volunteer boys basketball coach, succeeding Drew Schifino, who was fired after one season. “If there was any other opportunity out there, I wouldn’t have left West Mifflin,” said Chapman, 52, a Homestead native who attended Steel Valley and coached ...
Steel Valley holds off Beaver Falls for 1st semifinal berth in 24 years
By Dave Mackall
Steel Valley scored first and led Beaver Falls the entire way Friday, yet it took a last-minute interception to secure a victory and send the Ironmen to the WPIAL semifinals for the first time since 1991. Quarterback Tre Earl Edwards scored three touchdowns, and Kaleb Hughes intercepted a pass with ...
Former Steel Valley basketball coach Schifino ‘speaks his mind’
By Dave Mackall 11:52 p.m.
For Jake Schifino, there’s no other way to say it. His younger brother Drew is misunderstood. “He speaks his mind,” said Jake, the former NFL ...
Steel Valley opens boys basketball coach Schifino’s position
By Patrick Cloonan 7:18 a.m.
Just five days before the official start of winter sports practices, Steel Valley school board opened the high school boys varsity basketball coaching position Wednesday. “The best interest of the students was not met,” school director Coyleen Steele said prior to a 5-0 vote at a special meeting that removed Drew ...
Clairton, Woodland Hills take No. 1 seeds for WPIAL playoffs
By Dave Mackall
A pair of No. 1 teams in the Trib Total Media rankings from the upper Mon Valley are about to begin preparations Tuesday in earnest ...
Murray, Steel Valley rout South Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
Rod Steele was part of three WPIAL championships and two PIAA titles as an assistant coach at Central Catholic, but he just might be having the most fun of all this season as coach at Steel Valley. Steele and the No. 5 Ironmen tuned up for the WPIAL playoffs by ...
Daily News Q&A: Steel Valley’s DeWayne Murray
By Dave Mackall
Quiet and compact, Steel Valley junior running back DeWayne Murray has a lot to say with his play on the field. “He’s a man ...
Late win streak sparks Steel Valley girls
By Kevin Lohman 8:39 p.m.
It might take a minor miracle for the Steel Valley girls soccer team to make the playoffs out of Section 4-A this year, but even if the team falls short of qualifying for postseason play it won’t influence the way that its coach assesses the season. “You know, we have an ...
South Fayette extends winning streak in dominating fashion vs. Steel Valley
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette still hasn’t faced a fourth-quarter challenge. Hunter Hayes scored two rushing touchdowns, Dan Trimbur caught two more, and the Lions defense forced four ...
2-time reigning state champ South Fayette to face stern test from unbeaten Steel Valley
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette’s 37-game winning streak could face its first serious test this season — and the Lions like that. “You could sense it was different ...
Steel Valley defense spearheads victory over Freeport
By Jerin Steele
Through the first four weeks, Steel Valley averaged more than 49 points a game, and Freeport was at 40 per game. Those numbers might have suggested a high-scoring game when the two met Friday night. But the Steel Valley defense had other plans. The Class AA No. 6 Ironmen forced six turnovers ...
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