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Steel Valley softball falls to Charleroi

By Mark Kaboly
A win over Charleroi wouldn’t have clinched Steel Valley’s first section championship in 15 years. It wouldn’t even have sewn up a second consecutive playoff appearance for Matt Janov’s softball team. But it sure would have put them well on their way. Steel Valley allowed four runs late in Wednesday’s …
WPIAL grants Steel Valley basketball player 5th year of eligibility
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL granted a fifth year of eligibility for Steel Valley’s Dom Keyes, a standout basketball player for the Ironmen. Keyes, a fourth-year junior, attended a hearing Monday at the WPIAL office in Green Tree. Executive director Tim O’Malley revealed the board’s decision Tuesday. A 6-foot-6 center, Keyes averaged 15 …
Steel Valley’s Morrison battles back after Tommy John surgery
By Mark Kaboly
Like others, Derek Morrison was told that pitchers who undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction — better known as Tommy John surgery — often are better …
Steel Valley baseball routs Greensburg Central Catholic to extend unbeaten start
By Mark Kaboly
Tim Vickers went with the one-game-at-a-time approach when it came to his Steel Valley baseball team a year ago, and it resulted in the program’s …
Expectations high for Steel Valley after last year’s playoff success
By Mark Kaboly
When you win a playoff game for the first time in seven years and the main reason was the performances of your freshmen pitcher and …
Roundball Classic rosters loaded with Daily News area players
By Staff Reports
The Roundball Classic All-Star basketball game will have a distinct local flavor this year. Six girls and seven boys have been selected to take part in the annual event scheduled for April 12 at Geneva College. Thomas Jefferson’s Charlie Scharbo, Steel Valley’s Ajan Smith, Elizabeth Forward’s Jaquaun Davidson and West …
Expectations high for Steel Valley baseball team after 1st section title in 19 years
By Mark Kaboly
Tim Vickers looks at his veteran Steel Valley baseball team, he looks at his unusually deep and talented pitching staff, he looks at sure-to-be rebuilding …
Former Steel Valley, Pitt star Ezell eyes WWE if NFL doesn’t work out
By Mark Kaboly
Ty Ezell’s first love always has been wrestling. No, not the kind that could eventually land him in the Olympics. The mammoth former Pitt defensive …
Steel Valley standout Ajan Smith has tough end to high school career
By Dave Mackall
In a section loaded with talented boys basketball programs, Ajan Smith played with a brute force for the highest-scoring team. Most times, the Steel Valley …
Mars boys too much for Steel Valley in OT
By Dave Mackall
In a basketball game of runs, Mars made the final one count in overtime to claim a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff victory Tuesday night. Sophomore John Castello scored 25 points, including five in OT, and the eighth-seeded Planets rallied to beat ninth-seeded Steel Valley, 67-61, at West Allegheny High …
Steel Valley’s Keyes transforms into promising big man
By Mark Kaboly
It’s one of those stories that Shawn McCallister can’t help to tell any chances he gets. And it’s one of those stories that he gets better at telling each time. Steel Valley went to Chartiers-Houston for a scrimmage game last season with a pretty established team. Still, the longtime coach …
Thomas Jefferson boys use 3-pointers to wrap up Section 4-AAA title
By Mark Kaboly
Ask Thomas Jefferson coach Dom DeCicco who he would want to take a potential game-winning 3-point shot to clinch a second consecutive Section 4-AAA championship, …
Thomas Jefferson lineman Costy commits to YSU
By Dave Mackall
Looking back at those miserable, hot, summer days of running and lifting weights, Cole Costy would do it again, just to spite the opposition. “I can remember being sick from the heat and saying, ‘Who wants to be doing this now?’ ” Costy said. “It just killed kids we played …
West Mifflin unleashes 3-point barrage in victory over Steel Valley
By Dave Mackall
Coach Lance Maha wouldn’t want to play his team right now — not with the way West Mifflin is making 3-pointers. Maha’s son Ryan, a senior guard, scored 25 points, sophomore Josh Long added 20, and West Mifflin made 8 of 9 3-point attempts in the second half and 13 …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Steel Valley’s Dorian Broadwater, Norwin’s Alayna Gribble
By Robert Stinner and Andrew John
Dorian Broadwater School: Steel Valley Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: After returning from a knee injury, Broadwater scored 20 points in an 85-58 …
Steel Valley routs No. 1 Elizabeth Forward in section showdown
By Mark Kaboly
Over the past month — whether the Warriors knew it or not — top-ranked Elizabeth Forward had some pretty rabid supporters. Ever since Steel Valley blew a 15-point third-quarter lead and lost in overtime on Elizabeth Forward’s home court last month, the Ironmen wanted nothing more than for the Warriors …
Steel Valley boys basketball team holds on to defeat West Mifflin
By Mark Kaboly
Even though Tyler Lewis saw most of his action with the junior varsity this year, Steel Valley coach Shawn McCallister saw enough out of the …
Thomas Jefferson boys hustle their way past Steel Valley
By Mark Kaboly
It is not unusual for the first words out of Thomas Jefferson boys basketball coach Dom DeCicco’s mouth to his team when they are down …
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
In a high school football season when Clairton’s monumental winning streak was stopped and McKeesport welcomed back legendary coach George Smith, there were quite a …
No. 1 Elizabeth Forward rallies to stun Steel Valley, stay perfect
By Jason Mackey
JaQuan Davidson refused to come out of the game. Similarly, the Elizabeth Forward boys basketball team refused to lose the game. Despite trailing by 15 …
Steel Valley enters rebuilding season with new coach
By Brian Graham
There may not be a less recognizable girls basketball team in the WPIAL than Steel Valley. The Ironmen graduated nine seniors, hired a new head …
Steel Valley boys basketball team relying on experience
By Brian Graham
If conventional wisdom is true, the Steel Valley boys basketball team is poised for a breakout season this year. The Ironmen posted a 12-9 record …
Steel Valley rallies to trip McGuffey
By Dave Whipkey
Slowing down a potent offense on a hot streak is often done by possessing the football and grinding down the game clock. Having two running backs eclipse 100 yards also helps. Steel Valley rode the talents of Tyrone Freeman and freshman DeWayne Murray on Friday in a come-from-behind 28-21 win …
Steel Valley freshman RB capping special season
By Dave Mackall 5:13 p.m.
The bashful kid slowly walked over to a visitor in the Steel Valley locker room, generating just a touch of emotion while displaying all the respect and humbleness any parent would want in a child. At 14, DeWayne Murray is young to be playing high school football, let alone starring …
Freshman leads Steel Valley past South Allegheny
By Dave Mackall
It was no ordinary night for the Steel Valley football team. Freshman Dwayne Murray rushed for a career-high 320 yards and scored three touchdowns, and Tyrone Freeman added 140 yards and one score, powering the Ironmen past South Allegheny, 31-21, and helping them end a five-game losing streak on Friday …

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