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High school basketball notebook: Aliquippa motivated by loss in PIAA title game

By Kevin Gorman  and Chris Harlan
In the moments after its first loss in 30 games, Aliquippa’s junior-heavy lineup promised to find motivation in Saturday’s loss to Philadelphia’s Conwell-Egan Catholic in ...
Gorman: Aliquippa not perfect, but proud
By Kevin Gorman
A dejected Darrien Fields was the last player to enter the Aliquippa locker room, carrying the PIAA Class AA runner-up trophy upside down. The Quips didn’t get the perfect ending they wanted. A 62-51 loss to Philadelphia’s Conwell-Egan Catholic Saturday spoiled Aliquippa’s bid to become only the 13th team in ...
Aliquippa boys’ bid for undefeated season ends with loss in PIAA Class AA title game
By Chris Harlan
Aliquippa celebrated 29 victories, mourned a heartbreaking death and cherished a district title in a four-month season stretched as far as possible. But this last ...
Aliquippa looks to add to decorated basketball history
By Chris Harlan
While celebrating a trip to the state championship, Aliquippa coach Nick Lackovich called this season “probably” the best in school history. But in ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Aliquippa’s Jassir Jordan, CWNC’s Sam Breen
By Brian Graham
Jassir Jordan School: Aliquippa Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Jordan had 30 points to lead Aliquippa to a PIAA Class AA semifinal ...
Motivated by pregame speech, Aliquippa ‘rings’ up victory
By Chris Harlan
Aliquippa coach Nick Lackovich delivered many other pregame speeches this season to an undefeated Quips locker room, but this one had a familiar ring. ...
Undefeated Aliquippa proves too much for Redbank Valley, 70-36
By George Guido
Twenty-eight times this season, Aliquippa coach Nick Lackovich has used the same pregame slogan: “If we do what we do, no one’s going to beat us.” It worked again Saturday as the Quips forced six turnovers on Redbank Valley’s first seven possessions, and Aliquippa was on its way to a 70-36 quarterfinal ...
Redbank Valley eager to take on undefeated Aliquippa in PIAA Class AA quarterfinals
By Matt Grubba
If the best postseason in Redbank Valley basketball history is to continue, it will take a monumental upset. The Bulldogs will attempt to extend their ...
Previewing the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By  chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Chartiers Valley (23-3), North Allegheny (23-3), North Hills (13-11), Fox Chapel (16-9), Mt. Lebanon (20-6), Allderdice (23-2) Around the state: ...
Gorman: McGinnis’ move has perfect ending
By Kevin Gorman
Aliquippa calls Stephon McGinnis a superhero, yet he’s reluctant to wear a cape — even when he saves the day. When McGinnis transferred from Ambridge ...
Undefeated Aliquippa downs Seton-La Salle for WPIAL Class AA title
By Dave Mackall
It was just a matter of time before Aliquippa took control and claimed its 11th WPIAL championship in boys basketball. After all, the Quips don’t ...
Aliquippa boys run away from Greensburg Central Catholic in semifinals
By Paul Schofield
In a blink of an eye, No. 1 Aliquippa turned a close game into a rout late in the third quarter of Wednesday’s WPIAL Class ...
No. 1 Aliquippa runs past Ford City, improves to 22-0
By Matt Grubba
It took three quarters, but the Aliquippa run that Ford City feared finally appeared. The top-seeded Quips blew open an otherwise plodding game in the fourth quarter and knocked out 16th-seeded Ford City, 61-26, in the WPIAL Class AA first round Wednesday at Moon. Stephon McGinnis led the Quips (22-0) with 23 ...
For Pete’s sake: WPIAL set to host basketball finals at Pitt’s home court for 1st time since 2006
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David saw Palumbo Center at its very best. He was there a decade ago waiting for the Class AAAA boys final ...
HS highlight reel: Decision time for WPIAL committee
By Tribune-Review
The pieces of the WPIAL basketball pairings puzzle will fall into place Tuesday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Green Tree. Who deserves to sit in those top-seeded spaces will be a subject of much debate in several classifications. For the boys, Aliquippa (21-0) and Mars (21-1) are logical choices in ...
Top 10 WPIAL recruits in the Class of 2016
By Chris Harlan
1. Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills (above) Twitter: @BoobieMiles_4 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, running back Sanders verbally committed to Penn State in July, but others continued to offer ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Aliquippa’s Stephon McGinnis, West Mifflin’s Miranda Ferguson
By Brian Graham and Robert Stinner
Stephon McGinnis School: Aliquippa Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: McGinnis drained six 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 32 points to lead ...
HS highlight reel: Aliquippa entering home stretch
By Tribune-Review
Just two games remain in Aliquippa’s pursuit of its first perfect section record since 2006-07. The top-ranked Quips (19-0, 12-0) will visit Quaker Valley (15-4, ...
Gorman: Quips finding victory amid great loss
By Kevin Gorman 10:13 p.m.
Nick Lackovich has Aliquippa undefeated, restoring his alma mater as a WPIAL boys basketball powerhouse in his second season as Quips coach. It’s deeply personal ...
HS highlight reel: Big 33 participant streak carries on
By Tribune-Review
For the 49th straight year, the Super Bowl will include a former Big 33 Football Classic participant. Eight Big 33 alums play for teams remaining in the NFL playoffs and could suit up for Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. The group includes Seahawks Garry Gilliam (PA) and Jordan Hill ...
High school football lifts spirits in Western Pennsylvania’s former industrial towns
By Megan Harris
Decked head-to-toe in Sto-Rox green, principal Tim Beck hung his head at halftime as the rusting scoreboard flickered and died. “It hasn’t been our finest year,” ...
High school football notebook: Official’s decision impacts WPIAL Class AAAA title game
By Staff Reports
For the third time in four years, the WPIAL Class AAAA final included a key call by an official. An inadvertent whistle in the third quarter Friday negated a Pine-Richland fumble in a 21-13 victory over Central Catholic. The Rams kept possession and scored a touchdown on the next play. ...
WPIAL Class AA notebook: South Fayette’s Brumbaugh closes in on state passing record
By George Guido
South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh continues to move closer to Port Allegany’s Matt Bodamer’s state career passing record. Brumbaugh’s 352 yards Friday gave the Lions senior 10,645 yards in his career. That’s 303 short of Bodamer’s mark of 10,948, set just two years ago. e_SBlt The Class AA title ...
South Fayette again defeats Aliquippa to defend WPIAL Class AA title
By Bill West
South Fayette’s trio of three-play touchdown drives in the WPIAL Class AA championship bugged Aliquippa coach Mike Zmijanac, but the way the Lions burned long ...
WPIAL’s Top 10 football champions of all time
By Tribune-Review
To recognize 100 years of WPIAL football championships, the Tribune-Review selected what it and many within the Western Pennsylvania high school sports community regard as ...

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