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Top 10 Western Pa. recruits in the Class of 2017

By Chris Harlan
1. Lamont Wade , Clairton 5-10, 180, cornerback Twitter: @Goony_38 Wade reports 22 scholarship offers, with Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State among ...
No. 1 New Castle sweeps No. 2 Beaver Falls to claim section crown
By Chris Harlan
In coach Doug Biega’s eyes, New Castle looked like a cloud of “gnats” buzzing around his Beaver Falls team. But his comparison to the small, winged insects was a compliment, not an insult. Gnats are small but also relentless. Without a starter taller than 6-foot, New Castle again found ...
Tribune-Review Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Beaver Falls’ Josh Creach, Fox Chapel’s Gabby Badway
By Alex Oltmanns
Josh Creach School: Beaver Falls Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: The 6-foot-8 forward scored 29 points while also grabbing 21 rebounds in a ...
Hooker’s big 2nd half leads No. 2 New Castle past No. 1 Beaver Falls
By Chris Harlan
New Castle’s Marquel Hooker remembers last year’s rivalry with Beaver Falls this way: he fouled out three times and the Red Hurricanes lost all three. ...
High school notebook: Few WPIAL teams choose to play up
By Staff Reports
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 ...
Steel Valley holds off Beaver Falls for 1st semifinal berth in 24 years
By Dave Mackall
Steel Valley scored first and led Beaver Falls the entire way Friday, yet it took a last-minute interception to secure a victory and send the Ironmen to the WPIAL semifinals for the first time since 1991. Quarterback Tre Earl Edwards scored three touchdowns, and Kaleb Hughes intercepted a pass with ...
Last-gasp TD run sends Beaver Falls past Apollo-Ridge
By Doug Gulasy
The fates of a football game can turn quickly. For Apollo-Ridge, they also turned cruelly. The No. 13 Vikings gave Beaver Falls all it could handle and had an upset victory in their grasp, but Beaver Falls junior Derrell Carter’s tackle-breaking 4-yard touchdown with 3.5 seconds remaining lifted the No. 4 ...
Aliquippa pulls away from Beaver Falls for another perfect regular season
By Chris Harlan
Aliquippa wins often, but not always like this. Rather than ride the 1,200-yard rusher in the backfield, Quips quarterback Sheldon Jeter and wideout Jassir Jordan ...
Beaver Falls’ Perretta among 3 champs to defend titles at WPIAL meet
By Karen Price
Beaver Falls senior Dom Perretta ran through the finish line tape in his final WPIAL cross country meet with a time of 16 minutes, 15 ...
Unbeaten rivals Aliquippa, Beaver Falls set to square off for Midwestern title
By Chris Harlan
With just two senior starters, Beaver Falls seems poised to accomplish big things next season. But why wait, they ask? “Everyone wants to talk about next ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Beaver Falls’ Domenic Perretta, Bethel Park’s Danielle Hinish
By Alex Oltmanns
Domenic Perretta School: Beaver Falls Year: Senior Sport: Cross country Claim to fame: The Penn State commit finished in first place at the Midwestern Athletic ...
Beaver Falls rolls past rival Beaver thanks to turnovers
By Gary Horvath
By the time Darius Wise touched the ball on No. 9-ranked Beaver’s first possession, his team was trailing by two scores to No. 4 Beaver Falls. It didn’t get any better. The Tigers (3-0, 2-0) ran away with a 47-7 road victory a year after being shut out 35-0 by Beaver. Sophomore Malik ...
Class AA breakdown: Dynamic offense to again lead 2-time PIAA champion South Fayette
By Karen Price
South Fayette football coach Joe Rossi is certain that other teams are looking at the Lions, now without record-setting quarterback Brett Brumbaugh, and thinking they’re ...
Size up front a strength this season for Beaver Falls
By Karen Kadilak
With many players back, Beaver Falls looks forward to a longer run in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs after being eliminated early last year. “We were ...
HSFB preview by position: Defensive linemen show unique brand of athleticism
By Chris Harlan
For around 25 yards, Rashad Wheeler ran like a running back, albeit a 6-foot-4, 285-pound back. The Central Catholic defensive lineman scooped the football from ...
Beaver Falls junior Perretta defends PIAA Class AA titles in 800, 1,600
By Paul Schofield
SHIPPENSBURG — Before Dom Perretta came along, there wasn’t much to say about the Beaver Falls track program. Other than Perretta’s amazing performance the past two ...
Beaver Falls junior runs to records as 12 WPIAL marks are set
By Chris Harlan
Beaver Falls junior Domenic Perretta started his track career with two-mile runs through the woods in flip-flops.   “I ran from my friend’s house to ...
Beaver Falls bounces back, beats Meadville in PIAA Class AAA 1st-round game
By Chris Harlan
To move beyond its crushing last-second loss in the WPIAL finals, Beaver Falls coach Doug Biega made his team watch video.   But not video from ...
High school notebook: Attendance up at WPIAL basketball title games
By Chris Harlan and  paul Schofield
Attendance was up for the WPIAL basketball finals. The WPIAL sold nearly 13,500 tickets for last weekend’s eight championships at Petersen Events Center, said executive ...
Indiana boys beat Beaver Falls for 1st WPIAL basketball title
By Chris Harlan
The final seconds were falling away, and Indiana’s Dylan Stapleton found himself falling down. But with 1.5 seconds left, the junior leaned into the lane ...
Sophomore stars carry Beaver Falls to 3rd finals appearance in 4 seasons
By Chris Harlan
Beaver Falls sophomore Donovan Jeter can laugh at it now, thinking back on his first varsity start. The gym was full last winter for a ...
Clutch 3-pointer lifts Beaver Falls to 3rd straight trip to finals
By Chris Harlan
Coaching decisions were instrumental in Beaver Falls reaching the WPIAL Class AAA finals. Like the choice to build around two sophomores, or the idea to ...
HS highlight reel: Big crowd expected Tuesday at Geneva
By Chris Harlan
To handle a larger crowd at Geneva’s Metheny Fieldhouse, the WPIAL switched the start time for Tuesday night’s Beaver Falls-New Castle boys basketball semifinal to 7 p.m., and relocated a girls playoff game originally scheduled to follow. The Class AA girls semifinal between Seton-La Salle and Carlynton was moved to ...
No. 2 Beaver Falls tops Knoch, advances into WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It’s not often a coach uses the word “thrilled” in a postgame interview after a loss — especially a loss that ends his team’s season. ...
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 ...
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