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WPIAL to play 4 of 6 football title games at Heinz Field

The WPIAL will take four football championships to Heinz Field this fall, but two classifications won't go. WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley said Wednesday that ...

Gorman: An easy pick for Franklin Regional's Summers

Todd Summers was surprised when Kansas State offered him a scholarship Jan. 27, even more so when Iowa State followed with one two days later. ...

Top 10 Western Pa. recruits in the Class of 2017

1. Lamont Wade , Clairton 5-10, 180, cornerback Twitter: @Goony_38 Wade reports 22 scholarship offers, with Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State among ...

WPIAL, City League players sign with Division I FBS schools

Class of 2016 Twenty-one senior football players from WPIAL and City League schools accepted scholarships from Division I FBS schools: DB Anthony Battaglia Pine-Richland, ...

Thomas Jefferson's Maxwell maintains linemen's recent tradition of success

He wasn't one of the headliners on the WPIAL Class AAA champion Thomas Jefferson football team. Most linemen toil in anonymity, especially on offense. But he nonetheless ...

WPIAL, City League football players sign with FCS, Division II schools

FCS Albany e_SBlt Tyler Carswell, DB, Montour e_SBlt Levi Metheny, LB, Bethel Park Bucknell e_SBlt Charles Sanders, C, North Allegheny Colgate ...

Gorman: Countdown begins to next signing day

Lamont Wade sat at a computer in Clairton's library Wednesday and watched teammate Aaron Mathews sign a national letter of intent with Pitt. "This is ...

Signing day a formality for Freeport's Thimons

The top-rated inside linebacker in the state never entertained scholarship opportunities with other colleges. There was no need to. From the moment Logan Thimons accepted an ...

Gorman: Time for the WPIAL to find a new venue

The PIAA dealt another blow to WPIAL tradition Wednesday, throwing a wrench into its hopes for the football finals. The WPIAL, in typical fashion, responded ...

PIAA's proposed brackets could force WPIAL to split football title games

The WPIAL likely won't hold all six of its football championships on the same day next season. The PIAA Board of Directors revealed updated state ...

HS highlight reel: Top matchups set for PBC Classic

Twelve boys basketball games are on tap this weekend as part of the Pittsburgh Basketball Club's MRIE High School Classic at Montour. Saturday's action ...

HS highlight reel: Woodland Hills' Sanders, Clairton's Wade named to All-American team

Woodland Hills senior running back Miles Sanders has been picked to the Scout.com high school All-American team. The Penn State recruit ran for 1,529 yards ...

Baldwin football standout reunite with older brother at Mercyhurst

Doug Altavilla, then a senior at Baldwin, completed 148 of 258 passes for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2014. His favorite target that year was ...

Gorman: Cornell committed to football

Bill Sacco wasn't aware that someone started a GoFundMe account to raise money for Cornell's football team. Even though it had raised only $305 toward ...

High school notebook: Shaw picks Syracuse, Allegheny County tournament postponed

Woodland Hills senior running back/linebacker Jo-El Shaw made a verbal commitment to Syracuse on Saturday, choosing the Orange over offers from Pitt and Western Michigan. ...

New football coach Holl excited to get started at Gateway

In 1974, when Don Holl was 9 years old, he received a T-shirt his mother purchased during a shopping bus trip to Monroeville from their ...

Gorman: Peters Township coach Plack looks for leaders

Instead of watching football game film to find his players, new Peters Township coach T.J. Plack plans on monitoring the high school's hallways. "I'm going ...

Harlan: Central's Hamlin weighing trio of suitors

Central Catholic football coaches didn't need a recruiting calendar to know this winter's "dead period" had ended. "It's been pretty busy," said Vikings assistant ...

Gateway hires former Seneca Valley football coach

Gateway replaced one veteran football coach with another. Don Holl, who built Seneca Valley into a contender earlier this decade, was hired Tuesday to replace ...

Pitt football recruit Ford transfers from Seton-La Salle to Steel Valley

Paris Ford, a Pitt football recruit who is one of the WPIAL's top juniors, is transferring from Seton-La Salle to Steel Valley. Seton-La Salle athletic director ...

George Smith retires as McKeesport football coach

George Smith made it abundantly clear that this exit as McKeesport football coach is ending a legendary coaching career that spanned three decades at one ...

Gorman: Smith's real triple option made him one of the best

George Smith was talking about his coaching philosophy when he had to stop and laugh at the irony. When it came to priorities, Smith ...

Gorman: Finding a fit at Gateway

The Gateway football team has so much going for it, everything from a proud tradition to first-class facilities. All it needs now is a coach. The ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25: Aliquippa's Pugh named Player of the Year

Aliquippa senior Kaezon Pugh was ready to share the backfield, but became almost a one-man rushing attack. A Pitt recruit, Pugh carried the football 273 ...

Greensburg Tribune-Review Terrific 25: Penn-Trafford pair named co-Players of the Year

Montana to Rice. Roethlisberger to Brown. Laffoon to Vecchio. There probably hasn't been a more productive passing duo than Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon and wide ...

Daily News Dynamic 33 football all-star team

From a record-setting touchdown pass to an unpredictable winning streak, Daily News region schools again provided endless storylines during the 2015 high school football season. ...

Leader Times 2015 High School Football All-Stars

Player of the year Zane Dudek Armstrong, RB/DB, junior, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds With the merging of the Kittanning and Ford City football ...

Thomas Jefferson football looks back on magical 2015 season

Thomas Jefferson earned the WPIAL Class AAA football championship in 2015 with a tried and true winning formula. That is: outstanding offense, combined with a dominating ...

Gateway's Howard helps team to victory in Senior Bowl

Gateway senior Aidan Howard helped the American team top the National squad, 37-34, in the 10th annual Offense-Defense All-American Senior Bowl on New Year's Day ...

McKeesport's explosive Hudson named Daily News Player of Year

There is little, if any, expression on Khaleke Hudson's face. His soft-spoken manner offers no clue of his immense football expertise. "He actually shows no emotion ...

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