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Fueled by fast start, Clairton boys look to finish strong in playoffs

By Dave Mackall
Clairton’s condensed boys basketball schedule inched closer to a triumphant conclusion with the latest in a flurry of eight victories fueling the unranked Bears’ case for WPIAL playoffs relevancy. Clairton (15-2, 9-1 Section 4-A) is seeking its first outright section title in three years. “We’ve definitely gotten better this season. We had ...
Top 10 Western Pa. recruits in the Class of 2017
By Chris Harlan
1. Lamont Wade , Clairton 5-10, 180, cornerback Twitter: @Goony_38 Wade reports 22 scholarship offers, with Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State among ...
Gorman: Countdown begins to next signing day
By Kevin Gorman
Lamont Wade sat at a computer in Clairton’s library Wednesday and watched teammate Aaron Mathews sign a national letter of intent with Pitt. “This is ...
Clairton avenges earlier loss to Jeannette
By Andrew Erickson
During a span of three Section 4-A games last week, Clairton coach Matt Geletko drilled his players to focus on the task at hand. He ...
Clairton’s Mathews changes commitment from Penn State to Pitt
By Jerry DiPaola
Clairton’s Aaron Mathews changed his mind from his Penn State commitment Monday and told Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi he will sign with the Panthers on ...
HS highlight reel: Woodland Hills’ Sanders, Clairton’s Wade named to All-American team
By Bill Hartlep
Woodland Hills senior running back Miles Sanders has been picked to the high school All-American team. The Penn State recruit ran for 1,529 yards and 16 touchdowns this season and finished with 4,573 yards for his career. A five-star prospect according to Scout, the 6-foot, 200-pound Sanders has more ...
HS notebook: WPIAL teams to vie for spirit titles Saturday
By Bill Hartlep
Thirty-two teams will head to Hempfield High School on Saturday to compete for the WPIAL spirit championships. Starting with the 12 small varsity teams, the ...
Clairton’s Mathews picks Penn State
By Kevin Gorman
Clairton standout Aaron Mathews on Saturday announced on Twitter his verbal commitment to play football at Penn State, just minutes after the Nittany Lions lost to Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl. “The recruiting process was fun,” Mathews wrote. “I’d like to thank all my coaches that helped me throughout. I’d ...
Daily News Dynamic 33 football all-star team
By Dave Mackall
From a record-setting touchdown pass to an unpredictable winning streak, Daily News region schools again provided endless storylines during the 2015 high school football season. ...
5 WPIAL Class A players named to all-state team; 2 picked in Class AAA
By Staff Report
Five players from the WPIAL were honored Wednesday as members of the Class A PA Football Writers all-state team. The group included Riverside senior quarterback Jason ...
HS highlight reel: WPIAL juniors listed among top prospects
By Bill Hartlep
Four junior football players from Western Pennsylvania were recognized earlier this week among the top 100 players in the nation. The Rivals 100 prospect ranking ...
Clairton moves on after unexpected loss
By Dave Mackall
Clairton is out of the PIAA playoffs, but the Bears still had one more football game left this season. Two nights after unexpectedly losing to ...
Miscues doom Clairton in PIAA football quarterfinals upset
By Dave Mackall
DAVIDSVILLE — From the opening kickoff, it wasn’t Clairton’s night. For a team that has made a living out of intimidating opponents, the Bears found ...
Gorman: Time for PIAA to shorten football season
By Kevin Gorman
Dom DeCicco is a self-described “huge football guy,” as all three of his sons won state football titles at Thomas Jefferson and played the sport ...
Football success delays Clairton boys basketball debut
By Dave Mackall
Coach Matt Geletko thinks it’s about time for Clairton to return to prominence in boys basketball. Known more in recent years for football success — the Bears are seeking their fifth PIAA Class A title in seven seasons — Clairton is facing another delayed start to the basketball season, something of ...
Clairton girls will focus on fundamentals in Marshall’s 2nd season
By Dave Mackall
An experienced roster might go a long way in helping the Clairton girls basketball team improve a winless Section 4-A record, but second-year coach Jonathan Marshall would rather see improvement first in the game’s fundamentals. “We have some experience, no doubt,” said Marshall, whose team opens the season Friday afternoon against ...
Gorman: Payo makes Clairton go
By Kevin Gorman
Daniel Payo stands out in a Clairton uniform for multiple reasons, but his favorite was for being atop the stat sheet in the WPIAL Class ...
Field conditions could play factor for Clairton in PIAA quarterfinals
By Dave Mackall
In 1989, Wayne Wade was wearing a Clairton football uniform when the heavily favored Bears were beaten by District 9 champion Keystone in the PIAA ...
High school notebook: Thomas Jefferson, Clairton head into enemy territory
By Staff Reports
A pair of WPIAL football teams drew short straws, it seems, on the sites of their scheduled PIAA quarterfinal games Friday night. In a method ...
WPIAL Class A notes: Return sparks Clairton for 2nd straight week
By George Guido
Saturday marked the second consecutive game that Clairton returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Harrison Dreher brought back the opening kickoff 97 yards against ...
Clairton captures 12th WPIAL football championship
By Dave Mackall
Much of Clairton’s success can be traced this season to running back Lamont Wade, who moved up three notches Saturday on the WPIAL all-time rushing ...
Clairton among greatest WPIAL dynasties; Aliquippa, South Fayette close
By Chris Harlan
The Clairton Bears had a reservation for just before dawn at a family-owned restaurant along Route 51. It’s become an almost-annual tradition for the team ...
Gorman: Dynasties began with devastating defeats
By Kevin Gorman
As preposterous as the proposition sounds, dynasties are borne out of devastating defeat. Sometimes the best way to win big is by losing. “It depends ...
WPIAL Class A final preview: Jeannette proved it was up to challenge of facing Clairton during Eastern Conference matchup
By Dave Mackall
When these teams met during the regular season, Jeannette sent Clairton backpedaling to the locker room at halftime. Then, the sleeping Bears awoke. When it was over, ...
HS highlight reel: Pair of title games to be on tape delay Saturday
By Bill Hartlep
As usual, Saturday’s four WPIAL football championship games all will be televised by Root Sports, but two will be on tape delay. The Class A ...
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