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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
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
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
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 ...
Steel Valley soccer grows through adversity
By Kevin Lohman
On Sept. 22, the Steel Valley boys soccer team edged Elizabeth Forward, 2-1, to earn a WPIAL nonsection victory. On its face the victory may not appear to be of much importance, yet it meant a great deal to the Ironmen. The win snapped a 33-game losing streak dating to 2013. While ...
No. 7 Steel Valley wears down No. 3 Seton-La Salle
By Kevin Gorman
Steel Valley coach Rodney Steele warned Kennedy Smith that he was going against an All-American in Seton-La Salle junior Paris Ford, and that he would ...
Century Conference rivals Steel Valley, Seton-La Salle prepared for ‘rainy day’
By Chris Harlan
Seton-La Salle coach Damon Rosol predicts Friday will be a rainy day for both teams — at least figuratively. “We have some stuff (in the ...
Scores on defense, special teams an early trend in WPIAL season
By Paul Schofield
Highlands football coach Sam Albert didn’t think anything would top the play North Hills’ LaVar Arrington made when he coached at Butler in 1994. That is ...
Murray’s 5 1st half touchdowns carry Steel Valley to victory
By Kevin Taylor
Class AA No. 7 Steel Valley continued to hit on all cylinders Friday night with its 55-0 victory over Sto-Rox in a Century Conference game ...
Steel Valley QB shines in lopsided win over East Allegheny
By John Krysinsky
Steel Valley rode the legs of Trey Earl Edwards and a dominating defensive performance to a 60-0 win over East Allegheny in a Century Conference matchup Friday at Campbell Field in Munhall. Edwards, a senior making his second start at quarterback after switching from wide receiver, ran for 60 yards, threw ...
Daily News Q&A: Steel Valley’s Diego Lopez
By Dave Mackall
Rod Steele continually is looking for a few good men. In Diego Lopez, the Steel Valley football coach knows he’s found at least one. Steele ...
Steele trying to mold Ironmen into championship contender
By Dave Mackall
On the eve of the team’s final preseason scrimmage, Steel Valley football coach Rod Steele was demanding accountability for a lackadaisical approach to Thursday’s afternoon ...
Steel Valley counting on veteran leadership
By Dave Mackall
When Rod Steele inherited a team dominated by seniors in his first season as coach at Steel Valley in 2010, he quickly appreciated its value. The ...

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