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Mars stuffs Highlands on wild final play to win

Logan Crise had the ball in his hands and what looked like the right angle to the end zone. Ben Perdziola found a better one. Perdziola knocked ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 4

Southeastern (6a) Norwin (2-2, 1-1) at Canon-McMillan (1-3, 0-2) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: The Big Macs welcome the Knights into Canon-McMillan Stadium, looking for their first ...

Mars girls soccer back in stride after rare section setback

Mars girls soccer entered the 2016 season with an 85-game section winning streak. It also began its Section 1-AAA schedule with the unsaid, mounting pressure of ...

No. 3 South Fayette blitzes No. 4 Mars in early-season showdown

Led by junior quarterback Drew Saxton's four touchdown passes and a dominant defensive performance that forced four turnovers, South Fayette used a 21-point second-quarter outburst ...

Gorman: Carmody is Mars' hot commodity

The first week of high school football season is upon us, and the most heavily recruited athlete in Western Pennsylvania right now is a basketball ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 1

Southeastern (6A) Canon-McMillan (1-0, 0-0) at Hempfield (1-0, 0-0) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: Both teams kicked off the season with a win: Canon-McMillan outscored Kiski Area, ...

WPIAL football teams prepare for unfamiliar conference opponents in Week 1

Preseason preparation always has been necessary for Greg Perry, but he long has had a strong knowledge base from which to draw. The Keystone Oaks ...

Mars rushes to shutout victory over Hampton

Mars coach Scott Heinauer said it's no secret what his team is going to do on offense. They're going to run the football. What has been ...

Don't-miss matchups in Week Zero

NONCONFERENCE 1-3A Aliquippa at New Castle 8 p.m. Saturday The buzz: The game is part of a four-team kickoff event at New Castle. In the first matchup, ...

Gorman: Teams have a chance to renew rivalries

Joe Salvino watched as a new scoreboard was installed at Memorial Stadium and had flashbacks to the glory days of Monessen's rivalry with Charleroi. "I ...

HSFB position by position: Pressure-tested kickers return

There are times when winning a championship rests with the kicker. Thirty years ago, a 30-yard field goal by Burrell's Rich Marriott secured a 3-0 ...

WPIAL Class 4A breakdown: Lots of unknowns in redesigned 4A

Before they took the field against Apollo-Ridge last season, Sam Albert told his Highlands football players to enjoy the atmosphere. For those of his players ...

Mars focused on rebuilding secondary

Last season, Mars came within one game of reaching Heinz Field for the WPIAL Class AAA championship. The Fightin' Planets are working to fill some holes ...

HSFB preview by position: Running backs target 5,000 yards

The 4,000-yard club remains special, but 5,000 yards quickly has become the new milestone in the WPIAL. Three of the WPIAL's top rushers, ...

North Allegheny, Mars celebrate 1st boys lacrosse titles

All that matters is what you do with the 48 minutes you have on the field. And North Allegheny took advantage of every one of ...

Boys lacrosse championship preview: Mt. Lebanon boys up intensity for postseason

Mt. Lebanon has won four of the seven WPIAL Division I boys lacrosse titles awarded, but even defending champions have their flat stretches. For coach ...

Mt. Lebanon claims 5th WPIAL girls lacrosse title; Blackhawk wins 1st

Mt. Lebanon shared the ball on offense, and its reward was a share of history. Seven players scored for Mt. Lebanon on Thursday at Highmark ...

Mt. Lebanon girls familiar with championship atmosphere

For many athletes, the atmosphere inside Highmark Stadium can be distracting. Whether it's the periodic trains and boats passing by or the city's skyline looming in ...

Chartiers Valley chasing 1st title after topping Mars in semifinals

Chartiers Valley pitcher Cole Horew sprinted to cover first base for the final out, then circled joyfully into the outfield grass and looped behind second. ...

Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL baseball playoffs

Defending champion Central Catholic The favorite The only undefeated team in Quad-A, Plum (19-0) is on a historic run. The Mustangs had no problem running ...

Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Mars' Isaiah Johnson, Seton-La Salle's Raja Rutherford

Isaiah Johnson School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Johnson went 4 for 4 with two RBIs in a win over defending state ...

Highlands softball team's playoff hopes squashed after loss to Mars

Highlands will fall short in its quest to return to the WPIAL softball playoffs. The Golden Rams dropped a 4-2 decision to Mars on Tuesday afternoon ...

Race for baseball playoffs in Section 5-AAA still muddled

Like most of his fellow Section 5-AAA baseball coaches, Freeport's Chris Graczyk lives a life of mystery. After a recent game, an observer remarked that ...

Mars grad excels for Iceland's national hockey team

Robbie Sigurdsson always wanted to represent his home country in the world hockey championships. He just never thought he would do it wearing an Iceland jersey. Sigurdsson, ...

Trib Cup: NA, Mars, Neshannock, CWNC shine in winter season

Last weekend marked the conclusion of the winter sports calendar, with champions crowned at the PIAA basketball and swimming and diving events. Four local schools stood ...


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