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5 WPIAL Class A players named to all-state team; 2 picked in Class AAA

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Five players from the WPIAL were honored Wednesday as members of the Class A PA Football Writers all-state team. The group included Riverside senior quarterback Jason ...
Frazier flexes defensive muscles in shutout of Beth-Center
By Dave Stofcheck
Since taking over at Frazier in 2010, Mike Steeber’s post­game demeanor has for the most part been rather sedate, win or lose. But after his defense’s dominating performance against Beth­-Center and one of the WPIAL’s leading running backs Friday night, Steeber’s usually reliable poker face almost broke down into a ...
Tri-County South lead at stake when Frazier, Beth-Center clash
By Jason Black
After this weekend, there will still be three weeks left in the high school football regular season. But there’s a good chance the winner of ...
Beth-Center looks to carry on winning tradition
By Andrew John
The season came to a screeching halt for Beth-Center after it lost to Riverside, 21-20, in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs last season. The Bulldogs won all nine of their games in the regular season, and cruised to the Tri-County South Conference title. They will look to rebound ...
WPIAL playoffs have been tough on teams from Allegheny, Tri-County South
By Chris Harlan
There’s one sure way to fix the reputation of the Tri-County South, said coaches from the Class A conference. “You’ve got to win some ball games ...
Brawl mars Beth-Center’s win over Frazier
By Jeff Oliver
Going into Friday’s Tri-County South showdown, both Frazier and Beth-Center stood atop the mountain with perfect records. And there is only room for one at the ...
Beth-Center wants to get ‘monkey of its back’
By Brian Graham
For the third straight season, Beth-Center won at least eight games but failed to advance past the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The ...
Apollo-Ridge cruises past Beth-Center, into 2nd round of playoffs
By George Guido
Big play after big play carried Apollo-Ridge to a 42-28 first-round WPIAL Class A playoff victory over Beth-Center. Five of Apollo-Ridge’s six touchdowns went on plays of 48 yards or more as the Vikings won their second playoff game in the school’s 45-year history. Jesse Zelonka ran 54 yards for a ...
Beth-Center gets revenge, downs Frazier
By Jeremy Sellew
Frazier was hoping history would repeat itself when it met undefeated Beth-Center. After knocking off the Bulldogs by seven points at its stadium last year, it ...
High school football notebook: Despite forfeit, Geibel wants to keep playing
By Chris Harlan
God willing, Geibel Catholic will finish its football season. “We’re going to say our prayers and go from there,” said coach Pete Nace, whose shorthanded team must forfeit Friday’s game against Beth-Center. “We’re a Catholic school with a lot of faith.” Geibel had only 12 healthy players at this week’s practices, ...
Geibel opts to forfeit to Beth-Center after roster comes up short
By Jason Black
In the wake of an 81-0 loss to Frazier in Week 1 of the high school football season, Geibel has elected to forfeit its scheduled ...
Beth-Center ready to defend Tri-County South title
By Brian Hunger
Despite losing several key graduates from last season’s team which won the Class A Tri-County South Conference, Beth-Center isn’t entering this season in a rebuilding ...
Grebb loop expands to add a league for girls with former Monessen, Notre Dame star’s support
By Jeff Oliver
Heading into its fifth season of play, the J. Budd Grebb Summer Basketball League is expanding. No, the league for high school eligible boys is not increasing from the six teams it has annually. That format has worked too well to change. The expansion comes in the way of a girls’ league, that ...
Freshmen make impact on mat at SW Regionals
By Bill West
South Park freshman Greg Bulsak described himself as a little lackadaisical when he looked back on the first month of this season during the opening ...
Welsh, Novak pull upsets at WPIAL wrestling
By Paul Schofield
It’s rare that highly seeded wrestlers get upset during the first night of the WPIAL Class AA Championships. Someone forgot to tell Beth-Center freshman Anthony Welsh. ...
Burrell blitzes Beth-Center for 1st playoff win since ’06
By Stephen Catanese
Burrell’s boys basketball team left little room for doubt Saturday afternoon as it steamrolled Beth-Center, 64-34, in a WPIAL Class AA preliminary-round playoff game at West Allegheny. The win is Burrell’s first in the postseason since 2006. The Buccaneers (16-6) advance to face Washington (16-6), a 76-32 winner over Jefferson-Morgan, in ...
Hampton plays Mars for conference title
By Jerry Clark
This week marks the end of the football regular season, and while many local teams will strap on their helmets for the last time, Hampton will be vying for a section title. Mars at Hampton, 7 p.m. Last year, Hampton was edged by the Plants at Mars, so it’s hoping ...
Serra Catholic posts shutout, moves to quarterfinals
By Keith Barnes
It took nine years, but Serra Catholic is back in the WPIAL Class A boys soccer quarterfinals. Senior midfielder Mike Mercea had a hat trick while sophomore goalkeeper Anthony Koval didn’t have to make a save until 29 minutes, 48 seconds remained in regulation as Serra Catholic rolled to a relatively ...
South Allegheny clinches section title despite sloppy play
By Keith Barnes
It would have been perfect if South Allegheny had clinched the school’s first section title in girls soccer with an artistic display worthy of the ...
Beth-Center to defend Tri-County South title
By Paul Schofield
Beth-Center football coach Ed Woods isn’t a fan of what the WPIAL football committee did to the Tri-County South Conference. By moving California and Monessen ...
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