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HS highlight reel: Pa. teams among nation’s winningest

By Tribune-Review
Four Pennsylvania high schools appeared this week on a MaxPreps-compiled list of those with the most football wins. The lone WPIAL member was New Castle at No. 46, listed with 707 wins. The others were No. 6 Mount Carmel (816), No. 15 Berwick (771) and No. 28 Steelton-Highspire (742). Valdosta, …
Area gridders have their favorites when it comes to teammates’ monikers
By Ray Fisher
We often hear how a particular football team is “like family,” whether at the high school, college or professional level. There are many family chores …
Thomas Jefferson girls win section showdown versus Seton-La Salle
By Ray Fisher
The Thomas Jefferson girls’ volleyball team has been dominant in the first half of the section season. The Lady Jaguars socked section foe Seton-La Salle …
Seton-La Salle outlasts Steel Valley
By Mark Kaboly
Seton-La Salle coach Damon Rosol paused for a second when he heard the number. “Four? I thought we had more,” he said. Yeah, it wasn’t …
Undefeated Seton-La Salle, Steel Valley meet with Century lead at stake
By Dave Mackall
This is the sort of thing that sparks tough talk about the Century Conference, arguably the strongest assemblage of Class AA teams in the WPIAL. It’s also an example of why “there are no easy games” in the Century. No. 3 Seton-La Salle and No. 10 Steel Valley, unbeatens, meet …
Thomas Jefferson hosting Seton-La Salle in important girls volleyball match
By Ray Fisher
The date has been circled on their calendars since the start of the season. Seton-La Salle visits Thomas Jefferson tonight, Thursday, for a gigantic Section 6-AA girls’ volleyball match. “It is an important section match,” Ron Kelly, TJ’s head coach, said. “One of the keys will be who serves and …
Newman thrilled to sign with Division I Cleveland State
By Ed Phillipps
When Nicolete Newman signed to play basketball at Cleveland State University, it was almost a dream of hers coming true. Almost, because the reality is …
Seton-La Salle’s Newman commits to Cleveland State
By Bill West
Senior running back Trewon Marshall carried the load Saturday to lead Quaker Valley (2-1, 2-1) to a 35-7 road win over Century Conference rival South Allegheny (1-2, 1-2). Marshall recovered a fourth-quarter fumble to go with his 225 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns. He had 13 carries for 114 yards …
It’s a numbers game for high school gridders
By Ray Fisher
The Pittsburgh Steelers recently retired Hall of Fame defensive tackle Joe Greene’s uniform number. Greene is considered one of the greatest players in NFL history. …
No. 3 Seton-La Salle outlasts stubborn South Allegheny
By Mark Kaboly
With 3:01 left in the game, Seton-La Salle coach Damon Rosol called timeout and ordered his team to the sidelines. Rosol wasn’t happy with what …
South Allegheny to get tested by highly touted Seton-La Salle
By Dave Mackall
South Allegheny’s season-opening victory came against a three-time WPIAL runner-up, an impressive accomplishment for a team coming off a one-win season. The victim, Sto-Rox, played for the Class A championship in 2013 but lost many of its experienced players, including quarterback Lenny Williams, the WPIAL’s all-time passing leader who went …
Seton-La Salle boys soccer gearing for banner season in section, WPIAL, state
By Ray Fisher
The tradition-driven Seton-La Salle boys’ soccer team was ranked No. 3 in Class A in the Trib Total Media high school preseason rankings. The Rebels won the Section 3-A championship in 2013, advanced to the WPIAL semifinals and qualified for the PIAA tournament, and ended up 17-4-1 overall. “We are …
Defenses an early strength for Seton-La Salle girls soccer
By Ray Fisher
The Seton-La Salle girls’ soccer squad is aiming to bounce back from a four-win season in 2013. The Lady Rebels, who lost seven games by …
Brentwood preps for Fort Cherry after Week 1 rally
By Ray Fisher
Brentwood remains on the road on Friday, traveling to Fort Cherry for a 7:30 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference matchup. Brentwood rallied past Vincentian Academy last …
Seton-La Salle grad Orndoff excited about his role in Pitt offense
By Brian Knavish
Tight end is perhaps the deepest position on the Pitt football roster. With three legitimate playmakers at the position, it would be easy to understand …
High school football teams ready to start 2014 season
By Ray Fisher
The 2014 high school football season is here. Three of the four local teams will open up with home games this weekend: AMBRIDGE at BALDWIN …
On eve of head coaching debut at Seton-La Salle, Rosol welcoming pressure
By Brian Knavish
For any football coach, there’s a bit of anxiety on the eve of game night, especially the first game of the season. When it’s a …
High school football notebook: Summer heat possible for season’s first week
By Chris Harlan
When Seton-La Salle coach Damon Rosol first checked, the long-range forecasts predicted Saturday temperatures in the upper-70s. He knew that was too good to last. “I had a feeling the heat was coming,” said Rosol on Tuesday, when forecasts were instead calling for possible 90-degree weather for his team’s afternoon …
Gorman: McNeilly Road rivalry renewed
By Kevin Gorman
Why did the high school coaches cross the road? To go back home. Greg Perry left Seton-La Salle after two decades, crossing McNeilly Road to return to his alma mater, Keystone Oaks. So Damon Rosol, who can see Seton-La Salle from the second story of his Brookline home, returned to …
Seton-La Salle to feature new schemes under Rosol
By Brian Knavish
New coach Damon Rosol will bring new systems on both sides to Seton-La Salle. What won’t change with the Rebels, however, are the championship expectations. …
New coach, same expectations for Seton-La Salle football team
By Brian Knavish
There’s always a degree of anticipation surrounding the start of the football season. When a team has a new head coach, that anticipation is heightened. …
HSFB preview by position: Touches tough to come by for elite receivers
By Chris Harlan
one of the best receivers in the WPIAL had just 11 catches last season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews, a talented 6-foot-5 junior, was in the backfield …
Football coaches offer insight on heat acclimation process
By Ray Fisher
While the official start of high school football practice took place earlier this week, it wasn’t the first time any of the players stepped on …
Seton-La Salle volleyball strives to repeat as section titlist
By Ray Fisher
Kevin Hummert, veteran head coach of the Seton-La Salle girls’ volleyball team, greeted three returning starters to the lineup at the start of preseason practice …
South Hills squads set for scrimmages Saturday morning
By Ray Fisher
High school football scrimmages are right around the corner. Teams prepare for a season by participating in two scrimmages, usually one in the morning and another, a week later, at night. The end of the first week of preseason drills for high school football teams means one thing — it’s …

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