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Harlan: Aliquippa sophomore shows his smarts

Among his tweets about friends and football, Aliquippa sophomore Kwantel Raines posted pictures of his report card. The first showed five As and one B, ...

Gorman: Jeter finishes as Aliquippa hero

HERSHEY Sheldon Jeter heard the critics, those in Aliquippa who blamed his six turnovers for the Quips losing in the PIAA Class AA football final. ...

Aliquippa boys complete undefeated season with PIAA Class AA title

HERSHEY — Kaezon Pugh wore a cut-down Giant Center net around his neck. Sheldon Jeter carried an oversized chocolate bar around the arena. Jassir Jordan ...

Breaking down the 2016 PIAA basketball finals

Class AAAA boys Allderdice vs. Roman Catholic 8 p.m. Saturday, Giant Center, Hershey Allderdice (28-1) Coach: Buddy Valinsky No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 11 Ramon Creighton G 6-1 Sr. 14 Tim Jackson G 6-3 Sr. 22 James Jackson G 6-3 Sr. 33 Tim Pugh C 6-9 Sr. ...

Aliquippa topples Lincoln Park to return to PIAA title game

Give him another year or two and Aliquippa freshman Deoveon Crute could be the team's next star, says his coach. But in the final seconds Tuesday, ...

PIAA boys semifinals preview: Lincoln Park looks to avenge WPIAL title game loss to Aliquippa

Allderdice will take a three-hour bus trip Tuesday to Chambersburg to face Reading, an unfamiliar foe from the east. Mars' ride to Altoona is an ...

Aliquippa whips West Middlesex in PIAA Class AA quarterfinals

Aliquippa senior Chucky Humphries wasn't surprised to see another triangle-and-two defense. The slow-as-a-snail pace wasn't an issue, either. "We kind of don't worry about ...

Trib Cup: PIAA tournament experience helps Aliquippa boys find success

The Aliquippa boys basketball team's PIAA Class AA second-round matchup against Bishop Canevin ended the same way as 55 of its last 56 games. With a ...

Previewing the PIAA boys basketball playoffs

Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Pine-Richland (20-6), North Hills (16-9), Latrobe (22-2), Penn Hills (19-6), Bethel Park (19-7), Allderdice (24-1) Around the state: Defending PIAA champion ...

Gorman: Tragic tale of Herb Pope

Of all the high school basketball I've covered in Western Pennsylvania, there was only one player I expected to make the NBA: Herb Pope. At ...

Gorman: Humphries punctuates Aliquippa's perfect run

Chucky Humphries knows he is an Aliquippa anomaly, a talented athlete who plays only one sport for the Quips. "Chucky, he's a basketball geek," ...

Aliquippa boys hold off Lincoln Park for 12th WPIAL Class AA championship

Aliquippa was in a zone. Then, Lincoln Park woke up. The result Saturday was a scintillating finish between the PIAA's top two Class AA boys ...

Breaking down the WPIAL basketball finals

Class AAAA Pine-Richland vs. North Hills 9 p.m. Saturday, Petersen Events Center Pine-Richland (19-6, No. 4 seed) Coach: Jeff Ackermann No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 2 ...

Gorman: Jeter, Jordan spark Quips to victory 

Jassir Jordan couldn't believe his ears when he heard the referee's whistle 9 seconds into the second quarter. The Aliquippa point guard was called for ...

Aliquippa boys top Greensburg CC to return to Class AA championship game 

It took two big runs leading to two big quarters to vault Aliquippa into the WPIAL Class AA finals for the second straight year. ...

Gorman: The WPIAL game we've been waiting for

When the WPIAL revealed that uneven numbers would necessitate "hybrid crossover" games between Class A and 3A schools, Mike Zmijanac knew exactly what that meant. ...

Gorman: Protecting tradition at all costs

Something was lost in the commotion over the announcement that the two smallest classifications won't get to play in the WPIAL football finals at Heinz ...

Gorman: Pair perfect for playoffs

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 ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25: Aliquippa's Pugh named Player of the Year

Aliquippa senior Kaezon Pugh was ready to share the backfield, but became almost a one-man rushing attack. A Pitt recruit, Pugh carried the football 273 ...

Aliquippa's Pugh named state's Class AA Player of the Year; 5 Central players honored

Aliqiuppa senior running back/linebacker Kaezon Pugh was rewarded for a special season Tuesday, as he was named the Class AA Player of the Year by ...

Gorman: For Aliquippa's Pugh, a bad break

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

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 ...

High school notebook: Few WPIAL teams choose to play up

Only three WPIAL football and boys basketball teams have chosen to move up in classification for the next two years, when the PIAA will move ...

Gorman: Aliquippa's Jeter seeks a perfect finish

Sheldon Jeter has been on the precipice of perfection twice at Aliquippa, so he understands what's at stake Saturday. Jeter was on the 15-1 Quips ...

Southern Columbia has experience with Beaver County football teams

From 250 miles away, Southern Columbia coach Jim Roth has a familiarity with Beaver County football. The veteran coach faced Rochester five times in ...


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