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North Allegheny stuns Bethel Park in Class AAAA quarterfinals

By Chris Harlan
As a senior, North Allegheny’s Cole Constantino can’t afford to be patient, no longer able to wait for next year. But this time, he had to ...
Bethel Park girls use big run to down Hempfield in 1st round of WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
No. 4 Bethel Park had a losing record before the Christmas break. But since then, it has been a different team. The Black Hawks (19-4) used a 13-0 run close out the game in Friday’s WPIAL Class AAAA first round, ran their winning streak 16 and defeated No. 13 Hempfield, 51-36, at ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Joey Lafko, Bethel Park’s Rachel Mazzie
By Brian Graham
Joey Lafko School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Lafko scored a game-high 30 points and led Class AAA No. 2 Hampton to ...
Bethel Park corrects team chemistry, goes on winning streak
By Bill West
One of this season’s longest winning streaks in WPIAL girls basketball grew out of a series of heated exchanges between Bethel Park’s players. Unbeaten in their ...
Quaker Valley rower wins Central Catholic biathlon
By Karen Kadilak
Competing for the fifth year, Quaker Valley senior Max Rom was happy to win for the first time at the Central Catholic Biathlon on Dec. 13. Rom, 17, completed 10,000 meters on an ergometer at the Three Rivers Rowing boathouse on Washington’s Landing and a six-mile run on a riverfront trail ...
Gorman: For Bethel Park, the worst road trip in WPIAL playoffs
By Kevin Gorman
Two hundred miles separate Bethel Park from the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals. That’s the round-trip distance it will travel Friday to play at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium in what has to be the worst road trip of the WPIAL playoffs. Believe it or not, Altoona’s trip to a WPIAL playoff victory ...
Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 7 matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups in Western Pennsylvania for Week 7: Class AAAA Quad Central 10-AAAA Bethel Park (3-3, 2-2) at ...
High school football notebook: Pine-Richland QB has 2 perfect performances
By Chris Harlan
It’s been almost two weeks since Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci threw an incomplete pass. DiNucci, the WPIAL leader in passing yards, continued to flaunt his pinpoint accuracy last Friday night. The senior completed all 15 of his passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns in a 64-35 victory over ...
Bethel Park wrestler Dunn commits to Lehigh
By Bill West
Bethel Park senior Paul Dunn reaped the benefits of a remarkable 2014 wrestling postseason run Tuesday. Dunn committed to Lehigh with offers from Pitt and Kent ...
Late TDs pace Mt. Lebanon in win over Bethel Park
By Brian Duermeyer
Fourth-quarter touchdowns from Eddie Jenkins and Joey Stabile helped Mt. Lebanon hold off host Bethel Park, 30-22, in a Quad South matchup  between playoff hopefuls Friday. With his team clinging to a one-point lead with 3:56 remaining, Jenkins’  63-yard score on a designed quarterback run gave Mt. Lebanon (5-1, 4-1) some ...
Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 6 matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of Western Pennsylvania’s top matchups for Week 6: Class AAAA Quad Central Mt. Lebanon (4-1, 3-1) at 10-AAAA Bethel Park (3-2, 2-1) 7:30 ...
Trib Cup: Bethel Park girls soccer again has look of WPIAL contender
By Brian Graham
Jon Gentile went into summer training camps unsure what his Bethel Park girls soccer team was capable of after finishing third in the WPIAL last year. When summer camps concluded, Gentile felt at ease knowing he had another talented group that would vie for a section title. The Black Hawks — despite ...
Woodland Hills survives scare from Bethel Park
By Staff Reports
Art Thompkins’ 75-yard kickoff return in the final minutes provided Woodland Hills with a 33-31 victory over Bethel Park in the Quad Central Conference Friday night, as the No. 1 team in Class AAAA survived a scare in Week 2. Thompkins also scored on a 64-yard pass from Jermiah Jones. ...
Previewing some of the top Week 2 matchups in Western Pennsylvania
By Tribune-Review
Here’s a look at some of the top Week 2 football matchups in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central 1-AAAA Woodland Hills (1-0, 1-0) at Bethel ...
WPIAL teams value hard-to-come-by nonconference games in Week 1
By Bill West
Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny might wonder if there’s a sadist among the people responsible for making the WPIAL football regular-season schedules. That theory would ...
HSFB preview by position: Special talent for area kickers
By Chris Harlan
Count Hempfield among the WPIAL teams that can score without ever reaching the end zone. With senior kicker John Domit, the Spartans must only approach ...
Bethel Park to be heavily tested in early season
By Andrew Erickson
Bethel Park football knows what it’s up against. The Black Hawks return a strong core of skill players another year older and readier to advance ...
High school football coaches put premium on safety of their players
By Matt Grubba
While one local team deals with tragedy, the PIAA and area football coaches are still hard at work with player safety as the top priority. ...
Bethel Park lineman Grimm ready for last hurrah at Big 33 game
By Chris Harlan
Mike Grimm won’t attend Bethel Park’s graduation ceremony Saturday. He’ll hear his name called at Hersheypark Stadium instead. The Pitt recruit considers it a gridiron ...
‘Rebuilt’ Bethel Park volleyball back on top of section
By Justin Criado
Perennial volleyball powerhouse Bethel Park is “rebuilding” this season, or so says coach Tom Allman. The WPIAL runner-up a year ago, the Black Hawks lost nine seniors, including all-state hitter Grant Underwood, forcing Allman to adjust his approach this spring. But anyone checking the bottom of the Section 1-AAA standings in hopes ...
Bethel Park baseball eyes bounce back
By Jason Mackey
Back in Pony League, Joe Zufall took a line drive off the face, a smash so powerful it knocked out nearly all of his teeth. Zufall ...
Bethel Park hockey wins national title
By Gary Horvath
Bethel Park forgot all about its loss to Peters Township in the Penguins Cup final when it defeated Illinois’ Providence Catholic, 2-1, in the USA Hockey national high school championship Sunday in Omaha, Neb. The Black Hawks are the first team from Pennsylvania to win the tournament. “I think it’s good for ...
PIHL finalists extend season at nationals
By Gary Horvath
Just days after winning the Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup, the Peters Township hockey team is hitting the road. Along with Bethel Park — which lost to ...
4th time a charm for Peters Township in Penguins Cup title game
By Jason Mackey
Peters Township finally made a memory it won’t soon want to forget at Consol Energy Center. The Indians, who had lost the past three Penguins Cup ...
Class AAA rivals Bethel Park, Peters Twp. set for rubber match
By Gary Horvath
Although Bethel Park coach Jim McVay and Peters Township coach Rick Tingle are good friends off the ice, they don’t seem to agree on much ...

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