By Kevin Gorman
Aliquippa acknowledged the elephant in the room, only for Nick Lackovich to use it as a chance to crack a joke.
With New Castle losing at Allderdice Monday, Lackovich told the Quips they are the last undefeated boys team still standing.
One season after falling short of perfection in the PIAA ...
Gorman: For Aliquippa’s Pugh, a bad break By Kevin Gorman
HERSHEY — Kaezon Pugh trudged off the field in tears, collapsed on the Aliquippa sideline and sobbed about another season ending with a silver trophy ...
Aliquippa falls in PIAA Class AA final By Chris Harlan
HERSHEY — Aliquippa could have crowned its first undefeated state champion Saturday, but the team’s afternoon was far from perfect.
The Quips turned the ball over ...
Gorman: Make no mistake on Quips’ mystique By Kevin Gorman
Mike Zmijanac called for the players to circle around him in the locker room, a septuagenarian speaking while surrounded by teenagers.
Waiting on the turf ...
Gorman: Central coach Baker counts his blessings By Kevin Gorman
This is the story of the 70-year-old football coach who returned to lead his alma mater to the PIAA Class AA semifinals.
While that certainly could apply to Aliquippa’s Mike Zmijanac, it belongs to Central’s (Martinsburg) Dave Baker.
Baker has spent 49 seasons on the sidelines, yet this is ...
HS highlight reel: Aliquippa’a PIAA game moved to Geneva College By Bill Hartlep
The Aliquippa football team will have a bit of a shorter ride to its PIAA Class AA quarterfinal game Friday than originally anticipated.
Because of a gas leak at North Allegheny’s Newman Stadium, the Quips (13-0) will now play District 9 champion Karns City (12-0) at 7 p.m. at nearby ...
WPIAL Class AA notes: South Fayette’s Saxton sets WPIAL finals record By George Guido
South Fayette sophomore quarterback Drew Saxton was spectacular in a losing performance Saturday. He completed 27 passes for 435 yards, a new WPIAL championship record, shattering the mark of 352 set by his predecessor Brett Brumbaugh last season. For the season, Saxton had 1,981 yards and 31 touchdowns. Lions coach ...
WPIAL history full of football dynasties By George Guido
Some of the WPIAL’s best
Wins: 1920, ‘23
While Wilkinsburg won the first three WPIAL titles from 1914-16, Washington had an early extended run. From 1915-23, Washington rolled up a 63-4-10 record and played in four WPIAL title games.
The 1917 team battled Johnstown to ...