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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
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 ...
No. 5 Jeannette overcomes 18-point deficit, edges Serra Catholic
By Dave Mackall
Jeannette’s undefeated section record was in serious jeopardy Tuesday night before the Jayhawks finally got around to protecting it. Mike Pompei scored 17 points, and Julian ...
Serra gets key home victory over Clairton to even section record
By Dave Mackall
Serra Catholic boys basketball coach Vince Gibbons concedes his Eagles haven’t played well on the road, where they’re 2-6 this season. Get a team at home, though, like they did with Clairton on Tuesday night, and things get a little brighter. Senior Joe Satira scored 22 points to lead Serra Catholic to ...
Gorman: Pittsburgh Athletic Association awards a great event
By Kevin Gorman
The same guy who got me out of jury duty got me into one of my favorite events. In 2000, attorney Paul Walsh called to ...
Clairton players offer video apology to Bishop Guilfoyle
By Dave Mackall
Calling it “a good day,” former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch met with the Clairton High School football team Thursday and expressed hope that its players ...
Greyhounds claw Bears in 78-51 rout
By Jeff Oliver
Just four days removed from an embarrassing 70-29 loss to New Castle, the Monessen Greyhounds came out fighting against Clairton Wednesday night in a non-section ...
Gorman: Schools get best of Batch
By Kevin Gorman
Charlie Batch saw how the PIAA Class A football final ended, with a Clairton player running onto the field and throwing his helmet at a player. Watching the video touched a nerve with Batch, who called WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley and offered his help. “Absolutely, it did,” said Batch, who ...
Gorman: A resolution for new year
By Kevin Gorman
Now that a new year is upon us, perhaps we should make a resolution for Western Pennsylvania high school sports: Show some sportsmanship. For all of the positive stories in 2014 — and there were plenty — there were also some disturbing scenes at sporting events. The football season saw a brawl ...
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By Daily News Staff
There were countless memorable moments from the 2014 high school football season, including Clairton’s return to the PIAA title game for the sixth time in ...
Clairton’s Lamont Wade named Daily News Football Player of the Year
By Dave Mackall
At 15, WPIAL rushing champion Lamont Wade is getting an education beyond the classroom, where he’s maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average as a ...
Clairton loses battle of the Bears to Winchester Thurston after late rally
By Dave Mackall
Winchester Thurston boys basketball coach Bryan Brenneman wasn’t sure how his team would react to Clairton’s star-powered lineup, even though Clairton had conducted just six official practices and was the only WPIAL team yet to have played a game. In a Section 4-A matchup of teams known as the Bears, host ...
Clairton’s Wade named Daily News Coach of the Year
By Dave Mackall
Wayne Wade will take a 15-1  record. What coach wouldn’t? While he would have loved for his football team to have gone unbeaten and brought another PIAA ...
WPIAL players named to Class AAA, A all-state teams
By Staff Report
The Pennsylvania football writers all-state teams for Class A and AAA were released Monday. Several players were recognized from Western Pennsylvania. In Class AAA, selections ...
High school notebook: WPIAL adjusts to accommodate Armstrong merger
By Chris Harlan
To accommodate the Ford City-Kittanning merger, the WPIAL slightly altered four football conferences and will schedule games next season with the City League. The WPIAL Board ...
Close loss in title game cannot diminish Clairton’s ‘great season’
By Dave Mackall
It was a great season, even by Clairton’s standards. In a community that feels disappointment with anything but a state championship, the Clairton football team came ...
High school notebook: Records tumble during PIAA football title games
By Staff Reports
It was a record-setting weekend in Hershey. Keepers of PIAA and WPIAL record books were busy updating their standards of excellence thanks to several outstanding individual ...
Gorman: Clairton star shows class amid chaos
By Kevin Gorman
HERSHEY — The Clairton sideline was in chaos as Bears coaches tried to corral a couple of out-of-control players while consoling those who were crying. ...
Clairton falls short vs. Bishop Guilfoyle in PIAA Class A title game
By Dave Mackall
HERSHEY — In a record-setting season of scoring for Clairton, the Bears’ bid for a fifth PIAA Class A football championship in six years was ...
Clairton, Bishop Guilfoyle football teams match vaunted defenses
By Dave Mackall
HERSHEY — Clairton and Bishop Guilfoyle, two undefeated teams vying Friday for a PIAA Class A football championship, haven’t given much slack to their opponents ...
Geibel girls pull away from Clairton in season opener
By Jason Black
While the majority of high school basketball teams played in tournaments or nonsection games to begin the season this past weekend, the Geibel girls squad ...
Gorman: Melvin leads Clairton line
By Kevin Gorman
Clairton has a chance to win its fifth PIAA Class A championship in six years, yet only one current Bears player has started in a state title game. That distinction belongs to Israel Melvin, a 6-foot-1, 282-pound senior two-way tackle who remembers his pre-game nervousness as a sophomore in 2012 ...
Clairton’s speed, skill match up with Guilfoyle size in PIAA title game
By Dave Mackall
In the world of Clairton football, losing is a bad word. Not a swear word, but a bad word. Losing isn’t something that Clairton ever expects ...
Clairton could reach national scoring mark in PIAA Class A title game
By Dave Mackall
High-scoring Clairton will need to put up more points in the PIAA Class A championship football game than all but one of its 15 previous contests to establish a single-season national high school scoring record. The Bears (15-0) hold the Pennsylvania mark with 940 points this season and need 84 in ...
High school football lifts spirits in Western Pennsylvania’s former industrial towns
By Megan Harris
Decked head-to-toe in Sto-Rox green, principal Tim Beck hung his head at halftime as the rusting scoreboard flickered and died. “It hasn’t been our finest year,” ...

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