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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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Bethel Park’s Dunn continues hot streak at PIAA tournament
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Bethel Park junior Paul Dunn wasn’t happy when he dropped his first-round match at the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships a week ago. …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park looking forward to rematch with Johnsonburg
By Staff Reports
Lincoln Park wanted at some point this postseason a rematch with Johnsonburg, the team that ended last season’s playoff run. Well, here it is. WPIAL …
PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs preview: Defending champs face tough road
By Joe Sager
The road to Consol Energy Center begins Monday for PIHL teams when the puck drops on the Penguins Cup playoffs. Defending champions North Allegheny (Class …
Fallen champions eye Hershey after tough WPIAL losses
By Paul Schofield
There was some damage control Saturday after the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships. A couple of coaches had to spend time with some …
Spirited parents pull all-nighters to support swimmers at WPIALs
By Jason Mackey
Yawns sometimes outnumber cheers at WPIAL swimming championships. Almost like Black Friday, swim parents camp overnight at Fitzgerald Field House across from the University of …
Hempfield’s Burns leads upset victory against Bethel Park
By Paul Schofield
Monica Burns sported a fat lip after Hempfield’s first-round win earlier this week. On Friday at Charleroi, she was just exhausted. But the 5-foot-7 senior …
Bethel Park swim coach to retire after 36 years on deck
By Karen Kadilak
Bill Kennedy finds he’s becoming more sentimental as he wraps up a long career as Bethel Park girls swimming coach. Kennedy, 58, plans to retire …
Metheny’s key steal sets up go-ahead 3-pointer in Bethel Park’s playoff win
By Jason Mackey
Bethel Park’s Josh Krafczynski made six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points. Fox Chapel’s Brian Papich threw down a two-handed dunk late in 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 …
Bethel Park shoots past Mt. Lebanon
By Chris Harlan
A combined five 3-pointers by Bethel Park’s R.J. Pfeuffer and Josh Krafczynski built a first-half lead that the Black Hawks never lost in 52-47 victory …
Bethel Park senior overcomes cerebral palsy to net hat trick
By Jason Mackey
Connor Namuth always has wanted more. Stricken with cerebral palsy after suffering a stroke at birth, Namuth longed to play a full game and score …
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 …
Mascaro scores 26 points as Bethel Park routs Upper St. Clair
By Jason Mackey
Asked to explain Tuesday’s 72-48 dismantling of Upper St. Clair, a game that saw Bethel Park convert 12 3-pointers, Joe Mascaro and Josh Krafczynski offered …
Bethel Park hockey team looking to mature, reach goals
By Jason Mackey
Jim McVay has a 2-year-old daughter. He also coaches the Bethel Park hockey team. To him, there’s not much difference between the two. “Each season …

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