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Kittanning football team hopes to prolong history, pull upset of Aliquippa

By Matt Grubba
An upset victim in the playoffs a year ago, Kittanning finds itself in a position where it needs a huge upset to continue its season …
Gorman: With WPIAL seeding, don’t sleep on No. 2s
By Kevin Gorman
The big question before the WPIAL playoff pairings meeting was over the top two seeds in the bottom two classes. Would the WPIAL give the No. 1 seeds to defending PIAA champions South Fayette in Class AA and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in Class A? Or would it reward the …
Aliquippa blasts Beaver Falls to complete another perfect regular season
By Brian J. Duermeyer
No. 2 Aliquippa completed its fifth consecutive undefeated regular season and can expect another high seed in the Class AA playoffs with a 56-6 blowout victory over rival Beaver Falls at Carl A. Aschman Stadium on Friday. The Midwestern Conference game was a one-sided affair that resulted in another running-clock …
High school football notebook: WPIAL might welcome another team next year
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL could use another football team. With the pending merger of Ford City and Kittanning, the WPIAL would be left with 123 teams next …
What a rush: Aliquippa keeps rolling
By Brian Duermeyer
High-powered Aliquippa unveiled yet another playmaker Friday before running over, through and around visiting Mt. Pleasant in a 63-14 Class AA blowout victory at Carl …
Gorman: McGinnis to boost Quips
By Kevin Gorman
Once Stephon McGinnis was ruled immediately eligible at Aliquippa on Monday by the WPIAL Board of Directors, the Quips became a favorite to reach the WPIAL Class AA final. Oh wait. The Quips already were a favorite to be a finalist, given their No. 2 ranking. Aliquippa is pretty much …
WPIAL rules McGinnis eligible at Aliquippa
By Chris Harlan
Stephon McGinnis can join his new Aliquippa teammates on the football field Friday night. The two-sport standout who transferred last month from Ambridge was ruled eligible Monday by the WPIAL Board of Directors. “We approved the transfer in all sports,” said WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley, ending two weeks of …
Gorman: The curious case of Stephon McGinnis
By Kevin Gorman
Stephon McGinnis was one of two returning lettermen at Ambridge and a unanimous selection as a team captain. So it was something of a shock …
HS highlight reel: PBC announces Hall of Fame Class
By Tribune-Review
Billy Knight, a former Pitt legend and one of the greatest players in Western Pennsylvania history, will be honored by the Pittsburgh Basketball Club as part if the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame Class, which was announced Tuesday. Knight, who played a General Braddock High School, highlights the sixth annual …
HS highlight reel: Ambridge contests McGinnis transfer
By Tribune-Review
Ambridge will contest senior Stephon McGinnis’ transfer to Aliquippa, leaving the senior ineligible for now. The WPIAL received transfer paperwork Monday morning without a signature of approval from Ambridge’s principal, executive director Tim O’Malley said. As a result, the WPIAL will hold an eligibility hearing for McGinnis, a standout football …
Aliquippa routs New Brighton in battle of Midwestern unbeatens
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Few teams dominate football Friday nights in Western Pennsylvania like Aliquippa. The No. 2 Quips proved their mettle once again in a 55-14 dismantling of …
High school football notebook: Longtime coach to be honored at Carlynton
By Chris Harlan  and Kevin Gorman
Not often does a team honor an opposing coach. Yet South Fayette assistant Bill Yost, a 45-year veteran of WPIAL football, will be honored by both teams before Friday night’s game against Carlynton at Honus Wagner Field. Yost, a 1964 Carnegie graduate, was head coach from 1976-90 at Carlynton, a …
Aliquippa chasing 7th straight trip to Heinz Field
By Chris Harlan
Aliquippa won’t be as talented without Dravon Henry and Terry Swanson. At least that’s what the Quips have heard. “Everybody thinks we’re not going to …
Class AA breakdown: Revamped Allegheny Conference among many changes
By Bill West
Highlands coach Sam Albert wants his players to fixate on X’s and O’s, not A’s — as in Class AA instead of AAA. Realignment led …
HSFB preview by position: Transition to defensive line no easy task
By Chris Harlan
Tyler Hudanick’s future could be offense. The Seneca Valley senior has shown an ability to block, and his 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame certainly makes him big …
HSFB preview by position: Touches tough to come by for elite receivers
By Chris Harlan
one of the best receivers in the WPIAL had just 11 catches last season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews, a talented 6-foot-5 junior, was in the backfield …
HSFB preview by position: Star tailbacks develop early
By Chris Harlan
It doesn’t take long to recognize a talented running back. The sophomore season is often enough. Woodland Hills’ Miles Sanders became the team’s starter as …
High school notebook: Root Sports to broadcast Friday night games this season
By Staff Reports
Root Sports has decided to change its broadcast plans for high school football this fall. Instead of televising a game each Thursday night during the regular season, Root will broadcast games Friday nights on a flex schedule. Starting with a Week 2 matchup between Pine-Richland and North Allegheny at 7:30 …
WPIAL inducts 2014 Hall of Fame class
By Jerry DiPaola
Don Yannessa heard the complaints and listened with the patience of a good coach and administrator. In the end, though, he did things his way, …
Trib prospect: Aliquippa’s Patrick Anderson
By Chris Harlan
With two 4,000-yard rushers and many lopsided wins, Aliquippa didn’t need to pass much last season. So few outside Beaver County knew much about junior …
New WPIAL hall of famer Yannessa cherishes the process
By Justin Criado
Don Yannessa is a winner, there’s no disputing that. But what’s even more impressive than the numbers is the way he changed the culture everywhere …
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry DiPaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like …
Jordan, Anderson shine, as Aliquippa returns to quarterfinals of PIAA
By Chris Harlan
It’s been a while, but this is familiar ground for Aliquippa. “Two more games and we’re on to Hershey,” said Aliquippa sophomore Patrick Anderson, who …
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s Roman …
PIAA doubleheader moved to Gannon
By Tribune-Review
The PIAA has moved a Saturday boys basketball first-round doubleheader from General McLane High School to the Hammermill Center at Gannon University. A 4 p.m. Class AAAA game between Kiski Area and McDowell and a 6 p.m. Class AA game between Aliquippa and Fairview will now be played at the …

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