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High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9

By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty …

Charleroi’s Shannon Player of the Week
By Jeff Oliver
The 2014 football season has been a long grind for the Charleroi Cougars. Finally, in the eighth game of the season, the team and new …
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 won’t be tolerated. “Sports are a privilege,” City athletic director …
HS highlight reel: Quite a weekend for Penn-Traffod’s Aunkst
By Tribune-Review
Friday night started normal for Casey Aunkst, when she booted a 24-yard field goal. She then added a second-quarter extra point, her 38th this season. Again, nothing out of the ordinary. Then her weekend got a little more interesting when she was named the homecoming queen at halftime, alongside homecoming …
High school football roundup: Fulmore hits career milestone for CWNC
By Staff Reports
P.J. Fulmore became the 61st player in WPIAL history to surpass 4,000 career rushing yards as No. 1 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (8-0, 7-0) earned a 48-7 victory over Bishop Canevin (2-6, 1-5) on Saturday in a Class A Ohio Valley Conference victory at Dormont Stadium. Fulmore ran for 128 …
Hectic week ahead for WPIAL student-athletes
By Staff Report
With the postseason underway for nearly all fall sports, the next two weeks will be busy for athletes across Western Pennsylvania. e_SBlt PIAA team and individual golf championships are Monday-Wednesday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center in York. e_SBlt The PIAA team tennis tournament begins Tuesday, with the …
Pine-Richland knocks off No. 1 Central Catholic, takes conference title
By Chris Harlan
With the Pittsburgh skyline looming, Pine-Richland’s celebration included a group picture on the turf at Highmark Stadium. This was a night the Rams will want …
South Fayette offense rolls past Seton-La Salle
By Gary Horvath
Top-ranked South Fayette showed Friday just how big of a gap there is between it and the rest of the Century Conference. The defending WPIAL …
Thomas Jefferson beats Franklin Regional, remains undefeated
By Michael Love
Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Regional met in the playoffs four times between 2005 and 2012, and Jaguars coach Bill Cherpak said Friday’s nonconference game had …
What a rush: Aliquippa keeps rolling
By Brian Duermeyer
High-powered Aliquippa unveiled yet another playmaker Friday before running over, through and around visiting Mt. Pleasant in a 63-14 Class AA blowout victory at Carl …
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 …
High school roundup: Trinity upsets West Mifflin in Big 9
By Staff Reports
Robert West ran for two touchdowns as Trinity earned a 31-13 upset victory over No. 6 West Mifflin (6-2, 5-2) in the WPIAL Class AAA …
Clairton gets its revenge against Monessen
By Josh Yohe
The score looked like every other outcome in Clairton’s historical season. But this one was special. Playing Monessen for the first time since the Greyhounds …
Altoona tops Hempfield, secures spot in playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Altoona linebacker Nick Lytle gets overshadowed by Pitt recruit Kevin Givens and running back Eli Mencer, but the senior came up with the key play …
No. 5 McKeesport pulls away from Norwin
By Mark Kaboly
George Smith is known for the flexbone triple-option offense — he has been running it at McKeesport for the better part of 20 years. However, …
Penn-Trafford holds off Plum, earns share of conference title
By Les Harvath
Even though Quad East opponents Penn-Trafford and Plum already had clinched playoff berths, a conference title and playoff seedings were on the line Friday night when the teams met at Warrior Stadium. No. 3 Penn Trafford (8-0, 7-0) clinched at least a share of the conference crown, eking out a …
Riverview runs over Wilkinsburg
By Ed Phillipps
A parade of Corvettes circled Graham Field on Saturday, but it was the Riverview football team that left tracks. Ray Robair rushed for 127 yards on eight carries to lead the Raiders past host Wilkinsburg, 33-12, on Saturday afternoon on a field that became worn down and muddy as rain …
Charleroi football player turns tragedy into triumph
By Les Harvath
Charleroi Area senior football player Kevin McClellan does not wear a huge “S” on his chest but, as Cougars coach Don Militzer described his 5-foot-10, …
South Park uses 90-second, 28-point surge to get past Steel Valley
By Wes Crosby
South Park and Steel Valley played an even game Friday in every facet except the score. A series of mistakes by Steel Valley (5-3, 5-3) led to South Park (6-2, 6-2) gaining a comfortable lead in its 42-23 Century Conference win at William V. Campbell Field. The Eagles clinched a …
Highlands continues Allegheny domination in win over Valley
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Highlands continued to strengthen the bridge it has built over the Allegheny. And while a few bolts might need some tightening with the playoffs looming, …
West Shamokin spoils Ford City festivities
By Matt Grubba
A night that began as a celebration for Ford City football ended with one for West Shamokin. Wolves quarterback Alex Lasslo scored both touchdowns and …
Connellsville stays in playoff hunt with win over Kiski Area
By Jason Black
In its two prior home games, Connellsville hadn’t done much to impress the fans at Connellsville Stadium. But that changed Friday as the Falcons played …
Shady Side Academy tops Kittanning; both clinch playoff spots
By George Guido
After losing a close decision in what amounted to the Allegheny Conference title game to Kittanning a year ago, Shady Side Academy made sure this time around. The Indians used an explosive third quarter and rolled to a 28-14 victory over the Wildcats at Kittanning’s final homecoming. Jackson Fitzgerald ran …
Springdale secures another playoff berth
By Dave Yohe
Springdale is postseason-bound for the 12th time in 13 years after a 14-12 upset of Class-A No. 7 Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field. The Dynamos’ win, coupled with Monessen’s loss to Clairton, clinches a playoff berth in the Eastern  Conference. “We were coming in thinking …
Big night from Stapleton brothers carries No. 9 Indiana over Knoch
By Kyle Pillar
On senior night, it was Indiana’s senior wide receiver Riley Stapleton who shined brightest under the lights at Andy Kuznesky Field. But younger brother, Dylan, wasn’t too far behind. The No. 9 Indians (5-3, 4-3) held on for a 28-25 victory over Knoch in Greater Allegheny action Friday evening. The …
Apollo-Ridge offense earns rest period against Deer Lakes
By R.A. Monti
Apollo-Ridge coach John Skiba wanted to put as many looks as possible on the game tape of his team’s 49-21 Allegheny Conference win over Deer …
Freeport QB sets passing mark in rout
By Doug Gulasy
Freeport quarterback Andrew Romanchak thought the pass fell incomplete. Coach John Gaillot worried it might get intercepted. Instead, the ball deflected off intended receiver Justin …
Fox Chapel clinches playoff berth
By Staff Report
Fox Chapel clinches playoff berth Carrington Vaughn ran 20 times for 170 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown as Fox Chapel clinched a playoff spot by shutting out Butler (2-6, 1-5), 21-0, in the Quad North Conference on Friday night. Vaughn, along with teammate Thomas Smith, recorded 12 tackles for the …
Senior RBs help Leechburg snaps 5-game losing streak
By William Whalen
Leechburg didn’t waste any time in ending its five-game losing streak Friday night. Senior running backs Jake Gard and Quinten Burtick each rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils past Eastern Conference rival Serra Catholic, 61-25, in front of a senior night crowd at Veterans …
Berry’s memorable night lifts Ringgold to 7th straight win
By Dave Mackall
Some day, perhaps, Chacar Berry will talk about the incredible game he had Friday night for the Ringgold football team. But not now. “Maybe when …
South Allegheny tops winless Carlynton in brawl-marred game
By Ray Judy
Carlynton and South Allegheny are struggling through difficult seasons, and things took an ugly turn for both teams in their Class AA Century Conference clash Friday night. South Allegheny got the win – a 47-21 decision at Glassport Memorial Stadium — but the victory was tainted when a brawl erupted …
Washington routs Southmoreland
By David Whipkey
Washington coach Mike Bosnic seemingly is not an easy man to please. If one lacked access to the scoreboard Friday night at Wash High Stadium and only had the expression of Bosnic’s face following his team’s systematic 41-7 victory over Southmoreland, one would have thought the Prexies were beaten. “We …
Clairton gets revenge for streak stopper
By Jeremy Sellew
Monessen and Clairton came into Friday’s game ready for battle. The Greyhounds aren’t the same team they were last season when they broke the Bears’ …
BVA clinches playoff berth
By Bill Hughes
Friday’s Big Nine game between Belle Vernon Area and Laurel Highlands was supposed to be a hotly contested event with the winner clinching a WPIAL …
Charleroi wins wild, long affair
By Jeff Oliver
Donnie Militzer will never forget his first win as football coach at Charleroi Area. Maybe it will be memorable because it didn’t come until the …
Maples’ Rush runs over California
By The Valley Independent
Dylan Rush ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns as Mapletown rolled over visiting California Area, 41-16, in a Class A Tri-County South contest. Adam Hein added touchdown runs of 10, 1 and 47 yards for the Maples (6-2, 6-2), who held a 35-0 lead going into the final quarter. …