Shenango eliminates Springdale from playoffs for 2nd straight season By Jerin Steele
A young Springdale team showed flashes Friday night, but it couldn’t get over the hump against senior-laden Shenango.
Hunter Waskin scored two first-half touchdowns to lead No. 5 Shenango past 12th-seeded Springdale, 23-10, in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs at Glenn “Pop” Johnson Stadium.
Shenango beat Springdale, 35-7, ...
Big plays decisive as Avonworth downs Shenango By Brian Duermeyer
Avonworth’s pass-first offense continued to produce big plays in a 28-20 victory over visiting Shenango on Friday.
Senior quarterback Zach Chandler completed 16 of 30 passes ...
Special season sparks Shenango By Andrew John
Last season was special for the Shenango football team.
After going 2-7 overall in 2013, Shenango clinched its first playoff berth since 2006 while going 6-3 overall, including a 6-1 record in the Class A Big 7 conference.
The Wildcats, who finished second behind Neshannock, were able to win their first playoff ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes By George Guido
The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges.
The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years.
Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
No. 2 Clairton crushes Shenango, 68-7 By David Whipkey
Sometimes, there are simply no words to describe the dominance of a football team.
Seventh-seeded Shenango coach Mike Commesso was speechless after second-seeded Clairton routed the ...
Shenango thumps Springdale for 1st playoff win in 12 years By Dave Yohe
Springdale’s long trip home felt a lot longer after the Dynamos’ first-round playoff game at Shenango on Friday night.
Class A No. 10 Springdale traveled more than 100 miles round-trip and fell 35-7 to No. 7 Shenango in the WPIAL playoff opener at Frank Bongivengo Field.
“We couldn’t handle them up front,” ...
Shenango going through culture change By Dave Schrecengost
Second-year coach Mike Commesso is starting to see changes in his program at Shenango.
“We talk about our program all the time as far as trying to change the culture,” Commesso said. “We talk about being uncommon. It seems like we’ve been common for a long time.”
The Wildcats, 2-7 in 2013, ...
Big plays lift Shenango past Riverview By Ed Phillipps
When Riverview and Shenango took the field Friday night, the teams appeared to be evenly matched, as each brought a 1-4 record into the nonconference matchup.
Once the game got under way, host Shenango and its running attack proved to be superior in a 35-14 win.
“They were just more successful at ...
Shenango’s 1st-year coach likes team’s potential By Karen Kadilak
Shenango expects improvement under first-year coach Mike Commesso.
The Wildcats return three top skill players, including senior Anthony Prestopine. Besides being Shenango’s top passer, he was second in rushing with 427 yards and three touchdowns last year.
Senior linemen Alonza Regna and Vince Albertini also are back.
“We have a lot of potential,” ...
Wolves win, reach semifinals By Bill West
Scoring several points in a row sometimes worries West Shamokin senior Jill Glover, who’s conscious of anything that remotely suggests she’s a star among the Lady Wolves.
But Glover acknowledges she’s willing to single-handedly spark runs from time to time.
One of those occasions emerged when No. 4 West Shamokin met ...
Shenango holds off Riverview By Stephen Catanese
A handful of big plays and a run-heavy, clock-devouring offense led Shenango to a 22-15 nonconference victory over Riverview under the lights Friday night at the typically lightless Riverside Park in Oakmont.
“Anytime you get a victory, you’ll take it,” Shenango coach Ryan Mayo said. “But we’ve still got a lot ...
Graduation losses don’t deter Shenango coach By Doug Gulasy
Shenango lost its top rusher and receiver to graduation and its quarterback to Montour. But coach Ryan Mayo believes the Wildcats are ready to make their first playoff appearance since 2006.
“That’s our No. 1 goal,” Mayo said. “We’ve had a great offseason — attendance (at workouts) has been excellent, ...