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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 …
Clairton edges Sewickley Academy to reach quarterfinals
By Mark Kaboly 2:16 p.m.
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. …
WPIAL announces its newest conference alignments for football
By Chris Harlan
This was quite a welcome to Class A. The WPIAL created a fierce foursome when it grouped Class A newcomers Greensburg Central Catholic and Jeannette …
Serra Catholic girls cruise to win over Clairton
By Mark Kaboly
Looking at the remaining schedule and realizing nobody in Section 4-A averages more than 40 points per game — and also accepting the fact that …
Free-throw disparity spells trouble for Clairton boys basketball team
By Alex Oltmanns
The Clairton boys basketball team’s matchup against Shaler on Friday afternoon at Gateway was decided at the free-throw line. The Titans made 24 foul shots, while the Bears attempted only seven. That disparity — Shaler went 24 for 36, and Clairton was just 2 for 7 — was the driving …
McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33
By Daily News Staff
In a high school football season when Clairton’s monumental winning streak was stopped and McKeesport welcomed back legendary coach George Smith, there were quite a …
Clairton holds off East Allegheny in season opener
By Dave Mackall
Clairton waited a long time to play its season-opening boys basketball game, and the wait turned out to be worthwhile for the Bears. Isaiah Hollis …
Clairton boys’ basketball starts over after top 6 players depart
By Dave Mackall
The Clairton boys basketball team is starting over. A year after finishing as WPIAL Class A runner-up to Vincentian Academy and advancing to the second …
Clairton girls aiming to continue upswing
By Dave Mackall
Clairton’s first girls basketball season under coach Charles Shealey began as a journey to the unknown. The Bears, who have not produced a winning record since 2008-09, sputtered to a 7-14 mark in 2012, but still won enough games in Section 4-A to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs. It was …
Clairton’s Nola undecided about returning next season
By Dave Mackall
Don’t count out Tom Nola just yet. With a team of mostly underclassmen nearly carrying his celebrated Clairton football program back to Heinz Field for …
Sto-Rox stops Clairton in WPIAL Class A semifinals
By Mark Kaboly 6:32 p.m.
After two fumbles and a pick-six within a span of a couple of minutes, Lenny Williams wasn’t very happy with himself. The WPIAL’s most prolific …
Clairton, Sto-Rox meet early in playoffs this year
By Dave Mackall
By now, it’s no secret that Sto-Rox, not Clairton, is the top-seeded team this season in the WPIAL Class A football playoffs. Clairton (10-1), after …
WPIAL Class A semifinal preview: Clairton vs. Sto-Rox
By Tribune-Review
Class A semifinals NO. 1 STO-ROX (11-0) vs. NO. 4 CLAIRTON (10-1)  7:30 p.m. Friday at Chartiers-Houston Well, what do you know? Clairton and Sto-Rox won’t …
Gorman: Pitt takes advantage of Notre Dame atmosphere
By Kevin Gorman
An hour before kickoff at the Pitt-Notre Dame game Saturday, there was no better place for a prospect to be than on the home sideline at Heinz Field. High school football players started arriving early just for that opportunity to feel the grass beneath their feet and watch both teams …

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