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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: Best WPIAL champion ever a matter of the heart

By Kevin Gorman
There is a foolproof way to turn a casual conversation about high school football into a heated debate. Ask someone to name the best team in WPIAL history. While the popular pick nowadays is the 1987 North Hills Indians that won ...

Gorman: Central Catholic faces ‘phenomenon’

By Kevin Gorman
Central Catholic has won with dominant defenses under Terry Totten, so the Vikings coach’s exasperation over Pine-Richland’s offense is telling. “The more I watch them, the more I believe this is something I haven’t seen as long as I’ve been ...

Gorman: Palko perfect for West Allegheny

By Kevin Gorman
Bob Palko was warned when he took the job 19 years ago that he would never win at his alma mater, West Allegheny. Seven WPIAL Class AAA championships later, Palko has not only proven people wrong but made history in ...

Gorman: Aliquippa football program on record run

By Kevin Gorman
Asking Mike Zmijanac about Aliquippa’s record run of seven consecutive trips to the WPIAL Class AA final is akin to talking about Fight Club. The first rule ... “I always look forward to the next game,” Zmijanac said. “All the ...

Gorman: Wasko fulfills ’Lopes hopes

By Kevin Gorman
As Avonworth’s fullback, Brandon Wasko had to overcome an impactful injury in front of him while dealing with a devastating death behind him. Wasko made three pivotal plays in the final minutes of Avonworth’s 28-21 victory over top-seeded Cardinal Wuerl ...

Gorman: ‘Chain gang’ links Central Catholic’s defense

By Kevin Gorman
Central Catholic calls its Chain Gang the brotherhood within a brotherhood, one connected through and strengthened by its links. The club’s membership grows with every ...

Gorman: Neshannock wants WIN

By Kevin Gorman
Fred Mozzocio brought a motto to Neshannock in the form of an acronym that was foreign to its football program. WIN: What’s Important Now. That’s why Mozzocio sees no need to mention that Clairton has won more WPIAL championships (10) than ...

Gorman: Seton-La Salle’s missing piece

By Kevin Gorman
Danzel McKinley-Lewis has a new touchdown celebration, one that has become a running joke at Seton-La Salle. But it’s no laughing matter. “Now when I score,” ...

Gorman: Veterans Day a special day in Slomka’s home

By Kevin Gorman
Veterans Day is a special day in Connor Slomka’s home, one he said was “very important” even before the Pine-Richland star running back committed to play for Army. Slomka’s father, Jim, also attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point ...

Gorman: A new story for O’Briens

By Kevin Gorman
Mallory O’Brien has heard all about her aunt playing for WPIAL and PIAA volleyball titles at Baldwin and her uncle coaching its 1988 hockey state champions. So it meant the world to the junior setter to see Julie (O’Brien) Happe ...

Gorman: Central Valley star Whitehead a ‘special player’

By Kevin Gorman
The most electrifying player in Western Pennsylvania is a threat to score a touchdown every time the ball is in his hands. That always was ...

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