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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: Hampton’s Grabowski goes from protecting the QB to playing it

By Kevin Gorman
The running joke at Hampton is that the Talbots have an offensive tackle playing quarterback and don’t know whether to call him a skill player …

Gorman: A new Deal as golf coach

By Kevin Gorman
For three decades, Bryan Deal was coaching or recruiting football players. Now, Deal spends his free time on a golf course. The best part? He’s years away from retirement. The former Pitt recruiting coordinator and Fox Chapel football coach has …

Gorman: Baldwin’s Altavillas ‘always on same page’

By Kevin Gorman
When they first played Pee Wee football together, Doug Altavilla was an offensive linemen who blocked for his younger brother, Nick. The Altavillas spent countless hours playing catch in their backyard, but it wasn’t until last season that the Baldwin …

Gorman: McGinnis to boost Quips

By Kevin Gorman
Once Stephon McGinnis was ruled immediately eligible at Aliquippa on Monday by the WPIAL Board of Directors, the Quips became a favorite to reach the WPIAL Class AA final. Oh wait. The Quips already were a favorite to be a …

Gorman: 4,000 club not exclusive

By Kevin Gorman
Back in the 1980s, Raphael Abercrombie of Aliquippa, Brian Davis of Washington, Brian Chizmar of Swissvale, Brad Tokar of Fort Cherry, Blair Sweet of Wilmington and Derek Bochna of Mapletown were household names. At least, in my house they were. …

Gorman: A walk to remember at West Mifflin

By Kevin Gorman
DiAngelo Mitchell saw his older brother confined to a wheelchair, a victim of violence who knew he never would play football again. Diallo Mitchell saw …

Gorman: Brentwood ready to debut stadium

By Kevin Gorman
When Kevin Kissel met Joe Schmidt a few years ago, the Hall of Fame linebacker shared stories of playing at Brentwood Stadium in the 1940s. …

Gorman: The curious case of Stephon McGinnis

By Kevin Gorman
Stephon McGinnis was one of two returning lettermen at Ambridge and a unanimous selection as a team captain. So it was something of a shock …

Gorman: Tickled pink by Bunny run

By Kevin Gorman
Runners will wear pink, from shirts and socks to feather boas and mustaches Thursday for the Mingo Classic. It makes Bunny Schmidt emotional just to talk about it. Actually, she’s tickled pink. The Baldwin cross country coach is battling cancer …

Gorman: Rittman had ‘great career’

By Kevin Gorman
When Dede Rittman joined the WPIAL golf committee, all she got was grief. Upon retiring, she got a gift. A restored Walter Hagen Ultra persimmon No. 1 wood driver served as a symbol of something old that’s new again. Like …

Gorman: WPIAL records aren’t South Fayette quarterback’s goal

By Kevin Gorman
Brett Brumbaugh runs a hurry-up offense, but the South Fayette senior quarterback had to hesitate before he could celebrate. Brumbaugh could only hold his breath as he watched Nick Ponikvar race 68 yards untouched along the home sideline and into …

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