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Some of the WPIAL’s top teams leaning toward two-back ground game

By Chris Harlan
Miles Sanders wants 2,000 yards. Sounds reachable, right? Especially for a senior who’s considered the fourth-best running back recruit in the nation. But after a late-summer ...
Class A breakdown: Teams going Bear hunting again this season chasing Clairton
By Paul Schofield
Clairton football coach Wayne Wade’s team achieved almost everything it set out to do in 2014, everything except win the PIAA Class A title. The way ...
Clairton eyes return to PIAA championship game
By Dave Mackall
After setting a Pennsylvania single-season record for scoring while marching to its 11th WPIAL football championship and nearly winning another PIAA title, what more can ...
Gorman: Clairton’s Wade makes case at cornerback
By Kevin Gorman
Lamont Wade is arguably the best running back in Western Pennsylvania, considering he set a WPIAL single-season rushing record with 2,762 yards. But when it ...
HSFB preview by position: Prolific pass-catchers return at wide receiver
By Chris Harlan
One of the best wideouts in the WPIAL might become only a part-time receiver this season. Clairton’s Aaron Mathews will move to quarterback a year ...
Senior quarterback Mathews steps in to lead Clairton’s potent offense
By Dave Mackall
Clairton’s offense, which last year established a PIAA record for scoring in a season, loses 3,000-yard passer Ryan Williams. That can’t be good. Unless you have Aaron ...
HSFB preview by position: Stable of running backs are game-day stars
By Chris Harlan
A consensus four-star recruit, Miles Sanders is the best all-purpose back in the nation, according to Rivals’ rankings. That’s remarkable, but the Woodland Hills senior ...
Gorman: Clairton’s Dreher back with purpose
By Kevin Gorman
Harrison Dreher doesn’t dwell on the possibility that he could be the Wally Pipp of WPIAL football. The Clairton senior is too busy becoming an ...
Clairton football team sets annual goals of unbeaten season, titles
By George Guido
High school football training camps opened across Pennsylvania on Monday, and many teams have admirable — if not modest — goals. But at Clairton, nothing would ...
Multi-sport star Wade honored as Daily News Athlete of the Year
By Dave Mackall
Playing four sports isn’t easy. Or is it? Ask Clairton’s Lamont Wade. “For now, I’m playing everything, and I’m working every day,” Wade said. “It’s not too much ...
Gorman: Clairton’s Wade stars at Challenge
By Kevin Gorman
Lamont Wade saw tweets touting the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour awards Monday and clicked out of curiosity. Then the Clairton ...
Clairton QB Williams enjoys final high school game
By Dave Mackall
At Clairton, where winning football games last season didn’t just happen, it happened big, quarterback Ryan Williams played with big thoughts and big numbers in mind. The 6-foot, 170-pound senior passed for a school-record 3,037 yards with 40 touchdowns and just four interceptions. Clairton set a Pennsylvania high school scoring ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior standouts highlight boys all-star team
By Daily News Staff
Players from WPIAL playoff qualifiers made up much of the annual Daily News Fabulous 15 boys basketball team for 2015. Class AAAA McKeesport and Class AAA ...
After rough 2014, Clairton baseball team hoping for better season
By Dave Mackall
Ted Ulmer is doing his part to keep the Clairton baseball program alive. The Bears, who have not finished above .500 since 1999, Ulmer’s senior year, were on life support in 2014 in his first year as coach, winning just two games and getting badly outscored. Their lineup, at times, was makeshift, ...
High school basketball notebook: Aliquippa motivated by loss in PIAA title game
By Kevin Gorman  and Chris Harlan
In the moments after its first loss in 30 games, Aliquippa’s junior-heavy lineup promised to find motivation in Saturday’s loss to Philadelphia’s Conwell-Egan Catholic in ...
HS highlight reel: Roundball Classic set for April 18
By Tribune-Review
The top scorers in the area will be on display April 18 at the Roundball Classic all-star games at Geneva College. Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell ...
Unselfish Eden Christian Academy defeats cold-shooting Bears, 60-46
By Dave Mackall
Eden Christian Academy won its first playoff game in any sport, easily handling Clairton, 60-46, in a WPIAL Class A first-round boys basketball game Tuesday ...
Trib Cup: After getting late start, Clairton boys hoping for strong finish
By Alex Oltmanns
The 2014-15 season got off to a late start for the Clairton boys basketball team, But as the Bears get set to enter the playoffs ...
Frazier boys basketball team dismisses Clairton, 64-58, in postseason tune-up
By Jason Black
With spots already locked up in the WPIAL playoffs, the Clairton and Frazier boys basketball teams had the opportunity to gauge their level of play ...
Woodland Hills’ Thompkins signs on with Toledo
By Dave Mackall
The long list of Division I football recruits over the years at Woodland Hills High School grew even more Wednesday, when running back Art Thompkins ...
Top 10 WPIAL recruits in the Class of 2016
By Chris Harlan
1. Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills (above) Twitter: @BoobieMiles_4 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, running back Sanders verbally committed to Penn State in July, but others continued to offer ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Clairton’s Uri Myers, West Mifflin’s Miranda Ferguson
By Robert Stinner
Uri Myers School: Clairton Class: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Myers scored a team-high 15 points to help the Bears (8-9, 5-4) to a ...
Clairton’s Clifford commits to Indiana State
By Dave Mackall
Clairton linebacker Raymone Clifford has given a verbal commitment to attend FCS Indiana State. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior, who also played fullback and tight end for the PIAA Class A runner-up Bears, chose Indiana State over Youngstown State, a pair of Missouri Valley Conference members, and a host of Division II schools. “When I was on my ...
Clairton officials hope to turn incident, sanctions into ‘positive learning experience’
By Dave Mackall
The Clairton football team is under the microscope now that the Clairton City School District and the PIAA have come to an agreement over penalties handed down in response to the team’s unruly conduct at the PIAA Class A championship game in December. On a recommendation by the district, ...
HS highlight reel: Clairton hopes to use incident, sanctions as learning experience
By Tribune-Review 10:56 p.m.
The Clairton football team is under the microscope now that the Clairton City School District and the PIAA have come to an agreement over penalties handed down in response to the team’s unruly conduct at the PIAA Class A title game in December. On a recommendation by the district, Clairton ...

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