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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 “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 10:41 p.m.
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 …
Clairton edges Sewickley Academy to reach quarterfinals
By Mark Kaboly
Clairton couldn’t make a free throw down the stretch. The Bears couldn’t miss from 3-point range in overtime. Isaiah Hollis and Rasheed Pacley made 3-pointers …
Section champ Monessen ends Clairton’s winning run
By Mark Kaboly
After nearly a dozen cancellations due to poor weather, Clairton basketball coach Matt Geletko finally believed that his team turned the corner this past week. …
Frustrated Clairton boys basketball seeks rhythm
By Dave Mackall
The Clairton Bears held another boys basketball practice Wednesday night after their rescheduled WPIAL Section 3-A game against Mapletown was, well, rescheduled again. It seems practicing is about all they can accomplish lately. A total of nine postponements and an unusually late start to the season — the Bears played …
Mt. Pleasant holds off upset-minded Derry
By Jason Black
A look at the WPIAL Section 3-AAA standings would suggest that Thursday’s girls basketball tilt between Derry and host Mt. Pleasant would not be a …
Clairton football moves into tougher neighborhood
By Dave Mackall
Move over, Clairton football: The WPIAL has decided it’s time to spice up your schedule. The Bears, along with Serra Catholic and Monessen, are out of the Class A Black Hills Conference, renamed the Ohio Valley Conference, and will compete in the Class A Eastern Conference in 2014-15, the WPIAL …
Clairton’s Nola plans to return next season
By Dave Mackall
Tom Nola isn’t going anywhere. The longtime Clairton football coach said Tuesday he will be back on the Bears sideline for at least another season after remaining undecided about his future following the Bears 10-2 record in 2013. Clairton lost to top-seeded Sto-Rox, 24-19 in the WPIAL Class A semifinals. …

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