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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: QV, SA runners are friendly rivals

By Kevin Gorman
When Griffin Mackey trains alone, he imagines Zach Skolnekovich running beside him for motivation. The sophomore cross country stars are close friends from Sewickley, but Mackey attends Sewickley Academy while Skolnekovich goes to Quaker Valley. “It’s one of those friendly …

Gorman: McKeesport’s Hudson triumphs over tragedy

By Kevin Gorman
They call Khaleke Hudson the Hit Man because of how the McKeesport junior strong safety tackles. “He has the speed and the tenacity,” McKeesport coach …

Gorman: TJ grad recalls a game he’ll never forget

By Kevin Gorman
Thirteen years later, Jon Drager remembers everything in vivid detail. The shock. The sadness. The horror. The humanity. The practices. And, of course, the game. On Sept. 11, 2001, Drager was a junior at Thomas Jefferson, which was preparing to …

Gorman: ‘Blood thicker than football in our house’

By Kevin Gorman
Ordinarily, the head coach doesn’t wrap the opposing quarterback in a postgame bear hug, especially after he throws two second-half touchdown passes to win the …

Gorman: Shaler’s Schwartz to run for glory

By Kevin Gorman
The best distance runner in the WPIAL — if not the state and maybe the nation — isn’t racing in cross country meets until October. …

Gorman: This Jones not just a QB

By Kevin Gorman
Jeremiah Jones was sitting at West Virginia’s pre-game meal Saturday “just like any other person” when he was invited to a private meeting. That’s when the Mountaineers offered the Woodland Hills junior quarterback a scholarship. “I was surprised, actually,” Jones …

Gorman: Allderdice’s Jackson twins have singular focus

By Kevin Gorman
James and Timothy Jackson are identical twins who don’t believe they look exactly alike but won’t argue their innate connection. “I can’t even explain it,” …

Gorman: New voice in the press box

By Kevin Gorman
Laura Thomson is at ease speaking in public and into a microphone, given her job as South Allegheny’s public relations coordinator. When Thomson takes the …

Gorman: Wilkinsburg senior takes a pass on center

By Kevin Gorman
Jonathan Carpenter always wanted to be a quarterback, but he had a problem preventing him from playing the position. Instead of being under center, he was the center. Then Wilkinsburg coach Michael Fulmore offered Carpenter a chance to compete for …

Gorman: Kiski Area to jam gym for Toy

By Kevin Gorman
Kiski Area’s Jam the Gym volleyball event has been run with a range of emotions, from apprehension to hope to fear to mourning. “This year,” Tim Toy said, “is about celebration.” After a one-year hiatus to fight gastric cancer, in …

Gorman: Mt. Lebanon coach leads USA to gold

By Kevin Gorman
Dori Oldaker was still bleary-eyed Labor Day, three days after returning home from her two-week trip to China. One thing the Mt. Lebanon girls basketball coach could still see clearly in her mind’s eye was her moment on the medals …

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