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Clairton posts shutout of Greensburg Central Catholic to move to 3-0

By Dave Mackall
Another game, another shutout. This time, Clairton disposed of host Greensburg Central Catholic much in the same way it manhandled its first two opponents: swiftly …
Statewide high school football notebook: GAR DB Winstead returns 3 interceptions for touchdowns in 1 quarter
By Staff Reports
Wilkes-Barre GAR senior defensive back Tydus Winstead played youth football, but never had much interest in playing at the high school level until this season. …
WPIAL high school football coaches address issue of lopsided wins
By Bill West
Clairton coach Wayne Wade shakes his head at the speculation that he’s comfortable with crushing players’ spirits by running up the score. Wade wants all …
Clairton steamrolls past Wilkinsburg
By Ed Phillips
It’s hard to imagine improving on a 70-0 Week 1 victory, but Clairton managed to outdo itself in Week 2. The second-ranked Bears (2-0, 1-0) rolled to an 86-0 Class A Eastern Conference win over Wilkinsburg on Friday night at Clairton’s Neil C. Brown Stadium. “That’s our goal each week, …
High school football notebook: Teams with Week 1 loss have won WPIAL titles
By Chris Harlan
Three WPIAL football teams ranked highly in the state lost their openers Friday. But history says there’s still hope for 0-1 teams, a fact Gateway coach Tom Nola knows quite well. “It’s not the end of the world,” said Nola, a first-year coach at Gateway, which lost Friday to Greensburg …
California victim of Clairton’s ‘statement’
By Bill Hughes
First-year Clairton coach Wayne Wade was looking for his team to make a statement in his first game. Consider it made. The Bears scored early …
Former defensive coordinator Wayne Wade a natural fit for Clairton job
By Josh Yohe
With Clairton trailing 24-0 in the 2010 PIAA championship game in Hershey, Bears fans angrily roared from the bleachers toward the team’s bench. Wayne “Rinky” …
Clairton offense shows new look
By Josh Yohe
When Clairton last entered a football season as something other than the defending WPIAL Class A champion, George W. Bush was still in the White …
Class A breakdown: WPIAL realignment shakes up conferences
By Paul Schofield
There will be a new look for the WPIAL’s smallest classification in 2014. Numerous changes had the WPIAL move teams around to new conferences in …
HSFB preview by position: Central Valley’s Whitehead among nation’s best defensive backs
By Chris Harlan
With very little debate, Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead can be called the best playmaker in the WPIAL. The senior had 20 touchdowns last season, but …
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 …
Gorman: Clairton’s Mathews now on the receiving end
By Kevin Gorman
Clairton had a conundrum with Aaron Mathews at quarterback last season. It wasn’t so much that Mathews couldn’t throw the ball, but rather that he …
Clairton wide receiver Mathews in position to excel
By Josh Yohe
Junior Aaron Mathews will play only one position this season. This could give opposing coaches in Class A a big — and tall — problem. …
Mon-Yough football teams begin process of finding answers
By Dave Mackall
High school football in the Mon-Yough area this time of year evokes thoughts of successful WPIAL programs, including five that reached the postseason in 2013. …
Gorman: Football coach Nola embraces a new challenge at Gateway
By Kevin Gorman
Tom Nola is accustomed to a legend looming, whether the name on the stadium is Clairton’s Neil C. Brown or Gateway’s Pete Antimarino. Nola knows …
Clairton football team carving own niche
By Dave Mackall
This is not the Clairton football team that had national media outlets gravitating to a summit where Neil C. Brown Stadium stands during a captivating …
Trib Prospect: Clairton’s Aaron Mathews
By Chris Harlan
At 6 foot 5, Clairton’s Aaron Mathews causes headaches for small cornerbacks. Height isn’t his only attribute. “His ball skills are tremendous,” said Adam Friedman, …
Recruiting: Underclassmen stand out at Columbus football camp
By Chris Harlan
Clairton’s Lamont Wade looked like a freshman at last weekend’s Rivals football camp in Columbus, Ohio. But he didn’t look like a ninth-grader. “He looks like a college freshman, really,” said Adam Friedman, the mid-Atlantic recruiting analyst at Rivals.com. “I was very impressed with him. When you first look at …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Clairton’s Harrison Dreher, West Mifflin’s Alyssa Cairns
By Robert Stinner
Harrison Dreher School: Clairton Class: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Dreher went  4 for 4 and struck out six in four innings to help …
Marshall hired to coach Clairton girls basketball team
By Dave Mackall
There’s no nonsense associated with Jonathan Marshall, one of Clairton High School’s favorite sons. If the Clairton girls basketball team hasn’t heard, it’s about to find out. Marshall, the tenacious, little big man who scored a school-record 56 points in a 1970 boys basketball game against Carrick, has returned to …
Clairton promotes defensive coordinator to head football coach
By Mark Kaboly
It didn’t take long for the Clairton Bears to find a replacement for Tom Nola, and they didn’t have to look very far to find him. Clairton hired defensive coordinator Wayne Wade on Wednesday with a unanimous 7-0 vote a week after Nola left to take the vacant coaching job …
Vincentian ousts Clairton
By Chris Harlan
Rather than easy baskets, Vincentian Academy converted turnovers into easy free throws. “We knew the pressure they were going to apply, and we had a …
High school roundup: Gateway, Ambridge, Bentworth hire football coaches
By Staff Reports
Gateway School Board members officially hired Tom Nola as the district’s varsity football coach Wednesday night, selecting the longtime Clairton coach to replace Donnie Militzer, …
High school notebook: Nola’s move to Gateway among many coaching changes Monday
By Josh Yohe Bill West  and Doug Gulasy
The man who led the Clairton football team into national prominence is leaving Class A for one of the WPIAL’s glamour jobs. Sources confirmed to …
Gateway to hire successful Clairton football coach Tom Nola
By Josh Yohe
The man who led the Clairton football team into national prominence is leaving Class A for one of the WPIAL’s glamour jobs. Sources confirmed to …

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