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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: For Bethel Park, the worst road trip in WPIAL playoffs

By Kevin Gorman
Two hundred miles separate Bethel Park from the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals. That’s the round-trip distance it will travel Friday to play at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium in what has to be the worst road trip of the WPIAL playoffs. …

Gorman: Winchester Thurston’s Forsythe has split decision

By Kevin Gorman
Tristan Forsythe was such a prodigious talent at Winchester Thurston that its cross country and soccer coaches mapped out a plan to share him. Just not on the same day. Forsythe finished 12th for the runners-up at the WPIAL Class …

Gorman: With WPIAL seeding, don’t sleep on No. 2s

By Kevin Gorman
The big question before the WPIAL playoff pairings meeting was over the top two seeds in the bottom two classes. Would the WPIAL give the No. 1 seeds to defending PIAA champions South Fayette in Class AA and Cardinal Wuerl …

Gorman: For the record, TJ’s Kemp is a winner

By Kevin Gorman
Austin Kemp has had one coach whispering in his ear, another screaming in his face. Their message to the Thomas Jefferson star tailback was the …

Gorman: Rivals North Hills, North Allegheny join to battle cancer

By Kevin Gorman
One of the fiercest rivalries in the WPIAL is coming together for a common cause that both schools hate. Even more than each other. North Allegheny and North Hills will go from nasty nemeses to partners in pink Friday night …

Gorman: A WPIAL playoff drought about to end

By Kevin Gorman
One of the longest WPIAL playoff droughts will end Friday night, but at the expense of another. That adds intrigue to the Interstate Conference chase for the fourth and final playoff spot. If Waynesburg (5-3, 4-3) can beat Derry, the …

Gorman: Coaching search starts at Blackhawk

By Kevin Gorman
A month before practice begins, one of Western Pennsylvania’s most powerful boys basketball programs doesn’t have a coach. Or a teaching job to offer. What it does have is an athletic director with 41 years of experience and two decades …

Gorman: Perry makes the right call on playoffs

By Kevin Gorman
When Perry Traditional Academy’s game against Westinghouse ended in a midfield melee Oct. 10, its administrators made a tough call. And the right call. Perry pulled its Commodores from the City League football playoffs, making it clear that such conduct …

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 …

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