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Kevin Gorman is a sports writer for the Tribune-Review. Kevin Gorman can be reached via e-mail or at 412-320-7812

Gorman: ‘He doesn’t want to be the kid with cancer’

By Kevin Gorman
Luke Blanock had reached his pitch count after four innings, so Canon-McMillan’s pitching coach told the Big Macs manager to use a reliever. Frank Zebrasky ...

Gorman: Multiplying a hoops issue

By Kevin Gorman
We can go round and round on the problems that persist within PIAA athletics, but one has proof on paper. Make that the scoreboard. Private schools are dominating girls basketball to the degree that they’re making a mockery of our championship ...

Gorman: Separation a slippery slope for public, private schools

By Kevin Gorman
There is no simple solution to the PIAA’s public-private schools debate, but dividing them isn’t necessarily the answer. Take it from Ronnie Carter, who served 23 years as executive director of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association and one ...

Gorman: Public v. private debate rages on

By Kevin Gorman
Amid the biggest blowout in PIAA girls basketball finals history, Old Forge students started chanting, “Public school champs ... and we don’t recruit!” That a private school, Vincentian, handed Old Forge a 48-point loss in the Class A championship game ...

Gorman: We will miss Omogrosso

By Kevin Gorman
Chassidy Omogrosso laughed at the little white lie, the one that has her listed at 5-foot-5 on Blackhawk’s roster. “I’m a good 5-3½, maybe 5-4,” Omogrosso said with a smile. “I really try not to let my height get to ...

Gorman: Aliquippa not perfect, but proud

By Kevin Gorman
A dejected Darrien Fields was the last player to enter the Aliquippa locker room, carrying the PIAA Class AA runner-up trophy upside down. The Quips didn’t get the perfect ending they wanted. A 62-51 loss to Philadelphia’s Conwell-Egan Catholic Saturday ...

Gorman: Seton-La Salle will go down in history

By Kevin Gorman
HERSHEY A tear trickled down Spencer Stefko’s cheek, knowing he had coached Seton-La Salle’s seven seniors for the final time. “It would’ve felt this bad even if we would’ve won,” Stefko said. Maybe not, but Stefko’s sentiment is understandable. This was ...

Gorman: Philly takes over PIAAs

By Kevin Gorman
There was a time when it was insisted that the PIAA championships weren’t true state titles because of the exclusion of Philadelphia schools. Now, the opposite is true. With eight Philadelphia teams among the 16 PIAA basketball finalists this weekend in ...

Gorman: Undefeated wrestlers share common goal

By Kevin Gorman
Spencer Lee and Gavin Teasdale are best friends who share not only undefeated records but also a common goal for their high school wrestling careers. ...

Gorman: A rivalry like none other

By Kevin Gorman
Spencer Stefko was stunned by the lack of emotion and energy inside the Seton-La Salle locker room at halftime of its PIAA Class AA semifinal. “I asked, ‘Do you realize we’re in the Western finals?’ ” Stefko said. “Then again, ...

Gorman: QV’s Quinn big on shorty

By Kevin Gorman
Connor Quinn has a knack for scoring short-handed, so it was no surprise that the Quaker Valley star turned a shorty into his biggest goal. “Clearly, he’s dangerous on the penalty kill,” said Quaker Valley coach Kevin Quinn, Connor’s father. ...

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