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Kevin Gorman is a sports writer for the Tribune-Review. Kevin Gorman can be reached via e-mail

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 ...

Gorman: Penn-Trafford’s Topper not defined by ‘the miss’

By Kevin Gorman
The calls come every November, right around Thanksgiving, from teammates who still give Kevin Topper grief. Eighteen years ago, Topper was the Penn-Trafford kicker who missed the potential game-tying kick in the 1997 WPIAL Class AAAA final with Upper St. ...

Gorman: Thomas Jefferson quarterback Kelley savors run after injuries, illness

By Kevin Gorman
For Thomas Jefferson quarterback Bobby Kelley, the bad news kept getting worse. The day after the Jaguars’ second scrimmage, Kelley was sidelined with appendicitis. Then he was diagnosed with pneumonia and, later, mononucleosis. TJ scrapped its plans of switching to a ...

Gorman: Look out for unsung hero

By Kevin Gorman
That Aliquippa and South Fayette will play in the WPIAL Class AA final for the third consecutive year won’t be the only familiar storyline. The Quips and Lions boast a physical, productive runner in their backfield. Where Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh ...

Gorman: Class A final opens doors

By Kevin Gorman
Roy Hall and Wayne Wade played on WPIAL championship teams, served as assistants on state championship teams and are the head coaches at their respective alma maters. They share so much in common that it’s no accident Hall’s Jeannette Jayhawks ...

Gorman: Taylor finally finds home at CWNC

By Kevin Gorman
Jason Gildon made his living chasing quarterbacks, setting a Steelers record for career sacks, so it should come as no surprise he scooped one up ...

Gorman: Guest gives his best for Penn-Trafford

By Kevin Gorman
Andre Guest credits his parents, Angela and Edward, for instilling in him at a young age the work ethic to always give his best. “I ...

Gorman: Teams running to Heinz Field

By Kevin Gorman
Six players have broken the 4,000-yard career rushing mark this fall, something that happened only once in WPIAL history — in 2007. That four 4,000-yard rushers are in the WPIAL semifinals begs this question: Can teams still make it to ...

Gorman: Avonworth QB Chandler cherishes record season

By Kevin Gorman
Zach Chandler saw his sophomore season end with a broken collarbone, and then watched the WPIAL final his junior year on a scooter as he ...

Gorman: Oh brother! Jurkovecs connect for TD

By Kevin Gorman
It was but a blip in the box score but a moment that will be a forever memory for Tommy and Phil Jurkovec. When Tommy ...

Gorman: Bethel Park’s Methenys not ready for football to end

By Kevin Gorman
Little Levi Metheny was put up to the prank by Bethel Park principals, who wanted to have fun with his father, Black Hawks coach Jeff ...

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