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Claim to fame: Myers scored a career-high 39 points, including eight 3-pointers, to reach the 1,000-career point ...
Allderdice holds off challenge from Mars By Andrew Erickson
Since a Dec. 19 loss to Kennedy Catholic, there have been few true challenges on the court for Allderdice.
Entering Sunday night, the Dragons ...
PIAA’s proposed brackets could force WPIAL to split football title games By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL likely won’t hold all six of its football championships on the same day next season.
The PIAA Board of Directors revealed updated state playoff brackets Wednesday that have the WPIAL champions from the three largest classifications (6A, 5A, 4A) entering in the state quarterfinals. The three smallest (3A, ...
Gorman: One way to find the best in Western Pa. By Kevin Gorman
It’s an innocent question but one, at least for this season, with a complicated answer:
Who’s the best boys basketball team in Western Pennsylvania?
Typically, we would start in WPIAL Class AAAA. But this isn’t your typical season.
No. 1 Latrobe, which lost to Norwin Tuesday, has scored 100 ...
Sizzling start helps Mars to 89-57 win over Highlands By George Guido
After spending the weekend in Las Vegas for a three-game series, Mars showed no signs of jet lag Tuesday night.
The Planets hit nine of their first 11 shots from the field and rolled to an 89-57 victory over Highlands in Section 1-AAA action.
Christian Schmitt led Mars with 20 points, and ...
PIAA football finals could be played over 3 days in 2016 By Chris Harlan
The state football championships would expand to three days next season under a tentative plan discussed this week by the sport’s PIAA steering committee.
If approved by the PIAA Board of Directors, the PIAA in 2016 would hold one state final Thursday (7 p.m.), two Friday (1 p.m., 7 ...
Central Valley edges Mars in Class AAA semifinal slugfest By William Whalen
Senior quarterback Chris Callaghan threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 1 Central Valley past No. 4 Mars, 48-41, in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinal game at Ambridge on Friday night.
“That was a great football game and (Mars wasn’t) going away,” said Central Valley coach Mark ...
No. 2 Mars blanks Thomas Jefferson to reach WPIAL boys soccer finals By Kevin Ritchart
Having watched his team surrender 15 goals all season, Mars boys soccer coach Chris Knauff is no stranger to witnessing stifling defensive efforts.
The No. 2 Planets (18-2-1) registered their ninth shutout of the season, beating Thomas Jefferson, 3-0, on Monday night at Moon to advance to this weekend’s WPIAL Class ...
Gorman: WPIAL pairings meeting a tradition like no other By Kevin Gorman
Once a year, in a sight to behold, hundreds of oversized men pack a hotel ballroom to find out the WPIAL football playoffs pairings.
We all leave wondering how in the world the WPIAL came to its seedings, whether it’s just a blindfolded game of darts.
The answers don’t help.
“It was ...
Breaking down the WPIAL soccer playoffs By Bill Hartlep
Class AAA boys
Defending champion: Peters Township
Top seeds: 1. Seneca Valley (13-1-1), 2. Fox Chapel (14-1-1), 3. North Allegheny (13-1-3), 4. Canon-McMillan (14-3)
WPIAL announces soccer playoff pairings By Tribune-Review
The WPIAL released the playoff pairings for its boys and girls soccer tournaments, which will get underway Saturday with preliminary- and first-round games.
The top seeds ...
Missed opportunities, big plays cost Knoch in loss to Mars By Doug Gulasy
Knoch’s game at Mars on Friday night came down to big plays: The Fightin’ Planets got them when they mattered, and the Knights didn’t.
Isaiah Johnson rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yarder and a highlight-reel 1-yarder, as Class AAA No. 6 Mars beat Knoch, 21-0, ...