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Class AA breakdown: Dynamic offense to again lead 2-time PIAA champion South Fayette

By Karen Price
South Fayette football coach Joe Rossi is certain that other teams are looking at the Lions, now without record-setting quarterback Brett Brumbaugh, and thinking they’re ...
Annual contender Washington reloads again
By Ed Phillipps
Washington is entering its “A.D.” period. As in, “After DeQuay.” Last season, DeQuay Isbell was a do-it-all player and one of the most explosive athletes in ...
HSFB preview by position: Skill not measured in catches for area tight ends
By Chris Harlan
The stats aren’t always pretty, but the talent is there. The WPIAL returns a selection of standout tight ends with the ideal size, strength and ...
HS highlight reel: Familiar teams to compete for track titles
By Tribune-Review
Monday’s WPIAL team track and field championships will feature some familiar teams. On the boys side, two-time reigning Class AAA champ North Allegheny will try for a three-peat, while recent champs Hempfield, Canon-McMillan and Butler also will compete. The group has combined to win the past nine titles. In Class AA, ...
Aliquippa downs Washington to earn 7th straight trip to WPIAL Class AA title game
By Brian Duermeyer
The WPIAL’s most-decorated football program is headed back to Heinz Field for a championship game rematch. No. 2-seeded Aliquippa earned a record-setting seventh consecutive trip to the WPIAL Class AA final with a 44-26 victory over Washington on Friday at Joe P. Demichela Stadium in West Allegheny. Aliquippa’s victory sets up a ...
WPIAL Class AA semifinal capsule: Washington vs. Aliquippa
By Bill West
class AA Semifinals No. 2 Aliquippa (11-0) vs. No. 3 Washington (11-0)   7:30 p.m. Friday at West Allegheny After a regular season ...
Washington’s big-play offense ends Apollo-Ridge’s season with 58-30 win
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Apollo-Ridge got out-Apollo-Ridged. Instead of making the big plays, the Vikings watched Washington pile them on Friday night and saw their season come to a close ...
Washington’s size up front to challenge smaller Apollo-Ridge
By Matt Grubba
It’s going to be Washington’s size against Apollo-Ridge’s speed in the trenches. The sixth-seeded Vikings have yet to face an offensive unit with the size ...
Apollo-Ridge hopes high-scoring attack leads to semifinal berth
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Apollo-Ridge’s offense has been quite the spectacle this season, producing a touchdown display the A-K Valley hasn’t seen in some time. Talk about Showtime at ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Washington’s Jonathan Spina
By Bill West
Washington senior quarterback Jonathan Spina never doubted that the Prexies would put up points this season. He just hadn’t anticipated that his arm would become ...
Washington sends Steel Valley home for season in rout
By David Whipkey
Turning the ball over in playoff football often is the recipe for a season-ending loss. Although Steel Valley had only two turnovers in Friday night’s rain-soaked Class AA playoff game at Washington, they proved costly to the Ironmen’s chances of an upset, as Washington (10-0) pulled away to a 34-7 win. Steel ...
Washington routs Southmoreland
By David Whipkey
Washington coach Mike Bosnic seemingly is not an easy man to please. If one lacked access to the scoreboard Friday night at Wash High Stadium and only had the expression of Bosnic’s face following his team’s systematic 41-7 victory over Southmoreland, one would have thought the Prexies were beaten. “We did not ...
Washington overpowers Charleroi
By Bill Hughes
Washington went to Charleroi Stadium Friday night looking to lock up a playoff spot in the Interstate Conference, and it did just that with its ...
Washington shows Mt. Pleasant who’s boss
By Paul Schofield
If Washington wanted to send a message Friday to the teams in the WPIAL Class AA Interstate, it was delivered. The path to the conference ...
Washington, Mt. Pleasant to battle for Interstate supremacy
By Paul Schofield
Mt. Pleasant coach Bo Ruffner had a lot of concerns when the high school football season began a month ago. Some of them have been ...
Week of upsets motivates H.S. Picks
By H.s. Picks
What’s going on with H.S. Picks? The Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator had one of the worst weeks of his career, going 28-10 in Week 4 of the season. The usually reliable Picks said he was shocked that there were some many upsets. He thought this was the year Mapletown ...
Washington prepped for life without McKenzie
By Jason Mackey
Remove the best running back in the state from a team that lost in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, and there ...
HSFB preview by position: Transition to defensive line no easy task
By Chris Harlan
Tyler Hudanick’s future could be offense. The Seneca Valley senior has shown an ability to block, and his 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame certainly makes him big ...
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. ...
Washington’s Wise breaks Olympian’s record at damp WPIALs
By Chris Harlan
With a hurt hamstring and rainy weather, Washington sprinter Alyssa Wise had plenty stacked against her. Yet, she broke a record held by a WPIAL legend. Wise ...
Washington’s Wise eyes 4-event sweep at WPIAL and PIAA meets
By Jason Mackey
Washington’s Alyssa Wise has developed some serious upper-body strength — and not just from all the gold medals she’s been lugging around. The Pitt-bound sprinter started ...
Faust returns to coach Washington High hoops
By Jason Mackey
Ron Faust has some shopping to do. Faust, who won a pair of PIAA titles and presided over a WPIAL-record 52-game win streak at Washington, will be recommended to replace Mark Gaither as head coach of the Prexies boys basketball team at next Monday’s school board meeting, athletic director Joe Nicolella ...
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 ...
Mackey: Now hear this: Blystone attracting attention
By Jason Mackey
The only resistance Washington’s Zach Blystone faces these days happens in the weight room. No WPIAL Board of Control. No lawyers. No court injunctions. No school board meetings. Blystone is now a regular football player — sort of. If you consider someone who’s 6-foot-2, 278 pounds and has garnered recent visits ...
Adjusting to college life becoming priority No. 1 for recruits
By Jason Mackey
Justin King’s arrival at Penn State was hardly routine. For one, King chose to graduate from Gateway early and enroll for the 2005 spring semester. Pennsylvania’s top ...

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