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WPIAL football coaches use unique awards to motivate their players

By Chris Harlan
Northgate’s Romello Snyder has drawn stares when he walked onto the football field, and a referee once made him promise he wouldn’t hurt anyone. Maybe …
Former coach returns to guide Northgate
By Ed Phillipps
It’s out with the new and in with the old at Northgate. T.J. Wiley, who coached the Flames in 2011 and 2012, is back at …
Deer Lakes loses football coach to Northgate
By Bill West
Discouraging times continue for the Deer Lakes football program. The coach Deer Lakes hired in January 2013 to turn its struggling football program around, T.J. Wiley, finished his first season winless. The district opened its head football coach position Monday night at about the same time Northgate approved Wiley as …
High school notebook: Nola’s move to Gateway among many coaching changes Monday
By Josh Yohe Bill West  and Doug Gulasy
The man who led the Clairton football team into national prominence is leaving Class A for one of the WPIAL’s glamour jobs. Sources confirmed to …
Northgate wins, ends Springdale’s 11-year playoff run
By Bill West
Even as its season turned sour, Springdale stuck to the gritty, defense-oriented, run-often style that corresponded with the program’s emergence as a Class A power during the past decade. That approach failed to save Springdale from falling out of playoff contention for the first time since 2001 as the Dynamos …
Apollo-Ridge rolls to playoffs
By George Guido
Apollo-Ridge’s sterling defensive performance Friday night was rewarded with a WPIAL playoff berth. The Vikings held Northgate to minus-33 yards net rushing in the first half and rolled to a 46-6 victory over Northgate before a large homecoming night crowd at Owens Field. After a scoreless first quarter, the Apollo-Ridge …

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