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Beaver Falls in midst of youth movement

By Chuck Curti
Beaver Falls coach Ryan Matsook has a challenge for the rest of the WPIAL, and it has little to do with throwing down the gauntlet …
High school notebook: PIAA passes mixed-gender rule
By Staff Reports
The days of boys playing girls sports at area high schools is likely over. The PIAA announced Friday its decision to approve a mixed-gender participation by-law that will, according to PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi, “expand opportunity for female athletes, protect the ideals of fair competition and conserve the health …
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, …
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 …
Greensburg CC knocks off reigning state champ Beaver Falls
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Central Catholic isn’t a team that relies on the 3-pointer. But in Saturday’s PIAA Class AA quarterfinal against Beaver Falls at Chartiers Valley, the …
Freshmen lead defending champ Beaver Falls into quarterfinals
By Staff Report
Freshmen forwards Josh Creach and Donovan Jeter each had a double-double to lead defending PIAA champion Beaver Falls to a 72-48 victory over Summit Academy in Class AA second-round game at North Allegheny on Wednesday. Creach had 21 points and 17 rebounds and Jeter scored 22 and had 12 rebounds …
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 …
Reigning basketball champs Beaver Falls, New Castle to join Section 2-AAA
By Chris Harlan
Beaver Falls and New Castle, both two-time reigning WPIAL champions, will share a boys basketball section next season. The WPIAL Board of Control on Tuesday approved a new section alignment for the 2014-15 season that places the two teams in Section 2-AAA with Beaver, Blackhawk, Central Valley and three others. …
Back-to-back WPIAL champion Beaver Falls still contending without star player
By Chris Harlan
Doug Biega laughs a little when folks wonder what’s wrong with Beaver Falls’ basketball program. “It’s asked as if we’re having a bad year,” the …
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 …
Brumbaugh leads South Fayette past Beaver Falls, back to WPIAL title game
By Brian Duermeyer
A Brumbaugh-led South Fayette offense is headed back to Heinz Field, and an old championship game rival is waiting. Sure-armed junior Brett Brumbaugh — the …
WPIAL Class AA semifinals preview: South Fayette vs. Beaver Falls
By Tribune-Review
class AA Semifinals No. 2 South Fayette (11-0)  vs. No. 6 Beaver Falls (9-2)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Montour Century Conference champion South Fayette …
Beaver Falls ends Yough’s magical season
By Gary Horvath
Beaver Falls took care of business on Friday, beating out Yough, 43-7, in a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal game at Canon-McMillan. “I don’t think you …
Controversy clouds Aliquippa’s win over Beaver Falls
By Chris Harlan
This already-storied rivalry now has a little added controversy. Aliquippa’s Terry Swanson ran 58 yards for a winning touchdown in Friday night’s 34-28 victory over …
Defending champ Aliquippa stands as measuring stick for Beaver Falls
By Chris Harlan
Undefeated and ranked fourth, Beaver Falls has outscored its first seven opponents by more than 200 points. But Aliquippa wasn’t one of them. To consider …
Around the WPIAL: Washington board to discuss Blysone case Friday
By Tribune-Review
The Washington School Board will hold an open meeting at noon Friday to discuss the eligibility of transfer Zach Blystone. Blystone, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound lineman on the football team, transferred from Charleroi to Wash High this summer. He has been denied eligibility by the WPIAL and PIAA, but the family …
Class AA breakdown: Can anyone dethrone Aliquippa?
By Paul Schofield 9:38 p.m.
Will history repeat itself in Class AA? Aliquippa will be looking for its third consecutive WPIAL title but, more importantly for the Quips, their first …
Skill players return for Beaver Falls
By Chuck Curti 8:55 p.m.
Ryan Matsook isn’t one to get caught up in postseason accolades. But when the Midwestern Conference’s Top 22 all-star team for 2012 was released, the …
Beaver Falls junior to play in The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
By Karen Kadilak
Nick Leiper of Chippewa in Beaver County looks forward to an experience of a lifetime playing in The First Tee Open Sept. 27-29 at Pebble Beach, Calif. A member of The First Tee chapter of Beaver Falls, Leiper, 16, was among 81 males and females ages 14 to 18 selected …
Beaver Falls lineman Boxen commits to Akron
By Chris Harlan
Beaver Falls lineman Brock Boxen verbally committed to Akron, becoming the second WPIAL football recruit from the 2014 class to pick the Zips. The 6-foot-3, …
Trib prospect: Beaver Falls guard Drew Cook
By Kevin Gorman
DREW COOK Given that he was named first-team all-state after leading Beaver Falls to WPIAL and PIAA Class AA championships, it’s no wonder Drew Cook …
Trib Prospect: Beaver Falls’ Elijah Cottrill
By Kevin Gorman
Football was always Elijah Cottrill’s first love, but basketball is starting to win his heart over. The Beaver Falls two-sport star is a Division I …
Trib Cup: Winter sports leaders have plenty of pride for success
By Brian Graham
Punxsutawney Phil may have gotten the end of winter wrong, but the WPIAL schedule shows it’s time for the spring sports season. With two-thirds of …
Beaver Falls wins Class AA state title
By Chris Harlan
This Beaver Falls lineup didn’t have an abundance of talent, a star senior bound for the SEC or even a player taller than 6-foot-2. Yet, …
Breaking down the PIAA basketball championships
By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
CLASS AA BOYS Beaver Falls vs. Holy Cross 2 p.m., Saturday Beaver Falls  (27-3, WPIAL champion) Coach: Doug Biega No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 0 Javon Turner G 5-9 So. 2 Cadee Akins G 5-7 Sr. 3 Elijah …

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