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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 …
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 …
Greensburg Central Catholic boys make good on season-long promise to reach title game
By Jason Mackey
Brian Graytok and the second-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball team had a plan this entire season. “Ever since we lost to Burrell in the …
Serra Catholic girls roll, edge closer to goal
By Mark Emery
The Serra Catholic Eagles are on a quest to avenge their WPIAL title game defeat from a season ago. Aliquippa found itself in the way of that mission Saturday, and the result wasn’t pretty for the Quips. Serra dominated the WPIAL Class A girls basketball quarterfinal game from start to …
32 WPIAL players headed to Division I-FBS schools
By Tribune-Review
Thirty-two WPIAL players and one from the District 6 Heritage Conference have accepted football scholarships from FBS schools. WR Troy Apke Mt. Lebanon, Penn State DE Rori Blair Upper St. Clair, Pitt TE Alec Bloom Ligonier Valley, UConn OL Alex Bookser Mt. Lebanon, Pitt DT Brock Boxen Beaver Falls, Akron …
High school notebook: WPIAL says GCC must suspend coach or miss playoffs; Big 33 roster announced
By Chris Harlan
The Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball team will be banned from this season’s playoffs unless the school suspends coach Greg Bisignani for three regular season …
Trib Cup: Aliquippa girls forming their own identity
By Brian Graham
Mark D’Alessandris is trying to build more than just a successful girls basketball team in Aliquippa. For D’Alessandris, it’s more about molding a mentality of deserved success and community pride. Long known for its excellence on the football field, the Quips girls basketball team is forming its own identity on …
Aliquippa’s Henry wins PAA’s Mercury Award
By Kevin Gorman
Aliquippa’s Dravon Henry was the recipient of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award, honoring the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania. Henry, a 6-foot, 185-pound running back/defensive back headed to West Virginia, led the Quips to the WPIAL Class AA final by rushing for 1,242 yards as a …
Aliquippa’s Henry wins PAA’s Mercury Award
By Kevin Gorman
Aliquippa’s Dravon Henry was the recipient of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award, honoring the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania. Henry, a 6-foot, 185-pound running back/defensive back headed to West Virginia, led the Quips to the WPIAL Class AA final by rushing for 1,242 yards as a …
Penn Hills great Flynn to be inducted into PAA Hall of Fame
By Kevin Gorman
The Pittsburgh Athletic Association will induct former Penn Hills, Pitt and NFL safety Tom Flynn into its Hall of Fame Friday night at its annual John Majors Night celebration. The Mercury Award also will be presented to the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania. The finalists are Central …
Gorman: WPIAL recruits send message to Pitt
By Kevin Gorman
Pitt football recruiting has come to this: When a WPIAL star has a news conference to announce his college choice, Panthers fans automatically believe it’s …
Aliquippa’s Fields commits to WVU
By Kevin Gorman
Before announcing his college choice, Jaleel Fields spoke with his parents and prayed about his decision. Then the Aliquippa defensive tackle decided to make a …

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