By Chris Harlan
The City League has a plan to hedge “classification inflation.”
School districts with a large number of non-brick-and-mortar students would benefit athletically under a City League proposal to change the way the PIAA calculates enrollment figures.
If approved, the PIAA would count only 10 percent of district students enrolled in charter, ...
PIAA approves change to heat acclimation By Chris Harlan
The state-mandated heat acclimation period for football teams will increase from three days to five under a proposal the PIAA Board of Directors approved Thursday.
But the players must only attend three consecutive days to be eligible, said WPIAL president Jack Fullen, athletic director at Blackhawk.
“You could miss Monday ...
HS highlight reel: Monessen football forfeits 4 victories By Tribune-Review
The 2014 football campaign was far from a banner season for Monessen.
The team didn’t make the WPIAL Class A playoffs and finished under .500.
And Monday, it got worse.
The WPIAL informed the school that it had to forfeit all four of its wins from the season after using two ineligible players. ...
Monessen to forfeit 4 football victories By Jeff Oliver
The 2014 football campaign was far from a banner season for the Monessen Greyhounds.
The team didn’t make the WPIAL Class A playoffs and finished under .500.
And on Monday, it got a little worse.
The WPIAL informed the school district that it had to forfeit all four of its wins from the ...
Former assistant Bellinotti named new Burrell head coach By Bill Beckner Jr.
Dave Bellinotti said he wants to see Burrell’s football team return to its “glory days.”
If that happens, he might be the first to see it.
Bellinotti, 44, will have a chance to significantly impact the program’s future after he was hired Tuesday night to be the next head football coach at ...
New Elizabeth Forward football coach ‘ready for the challenge’ By Dave Mackall
It didn’t take Mike Collodi very long to start building relationships at Elizabeth Forward.
Less than two weeks on the job as the Warriors’ new football coach, Collodi, a former South Park and Burrell assistant, has been meeting with various programs and organizations throughout the school district, hoping to elevate ...
Miller named new Trinity football coach By Chris Harlan
Jon Miller, a former head coach at Moon, was hired Thursday to coach Trinity’s football team. Miller, 38, was an assistant last season at Bethel Park, where he teaches. Previously, he was an assistant at Canon-McMillan, Upper St. Clair and North Hills, along with a stint coaching in Florida.
He replaces ...
Loughran leading candidate at Fox Chapel By Kevin Gorman
Former South Park football coach Tom Loughran, who resigned earlier this month after 186 victories and two WPIAL and PIAA championships in 32 seasons, confirmed he is the recommended candidate to be the next coach at Fox Chapel.
The school board is expected to vote on his hiring at a ...
Elizabeth Forward hires Collodi as new football coach By Patrick Cloonan
An assistant coach at South Park is the new head varsity football coach at Elizabeth Forward.
“We’re not only going to coach your boys up, we’re going to mentor them into young men,” Michael Collodi told the EF school board after a 7-1 vote Wednesday.
Collodi met with three of his new ...
Gorman: Gildon great for CWNC By Kevin Gorman
Jason Gildon still is an imposing presence, more than a decade after his career as a Steelers linebacker ended.
Even more impressive than his NFL resume, which includes a Steelers-record 77 sacks and three Pro Bowl selections in 11 seasons, are his references: Bill Cowher and Jack Del Rio.
One of ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium.
The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
Former South Fayette football player sues coaches, teammate By Brian Bowling
A former South Fayette School District student injured during a 2009 football practice claims in a lawsuit moved Friday to federal court that coaches violated his civil rights when they pitted him against an older student who outweighed him by 100 pounds.
Zachary Robert Dorley of South Fayette originally sued in ...
Carlynton selects Yoder as football coach By Nathan Smith
After serving six games as Carlynton’s interim football coach last season, Scott Yoder hoped to do it full time moving forward.
Last week he got his wish as he was named the Cougars’ coach.
“Being a head coach has been a goal of mine since I got into coaching,” Yoder said. “I ...
Gorman: Big 33 streak one to savor By Kevin Gorman
Graham Adomitis received word Tuesday that he has been selected to play in this summer’s Big 33 Football Classic.
That practically guarantees that the Central Catholic tight end, one of his Pennsylvania teammates or Maryland opponents will play in a Super Bowl in the next decade.
“It’s pretty sweet to ...
Burrell’s Horwatt out as football coach By Bill Beckner Jr.
Coming off one of its most challenging seasons in program history, the Burrell football team is looking for a new head coach.
Kevin Horwatt was not ...
Baldwin-Whitehall school board blocks change to football team coaching staff By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin-Whitehall School Board members failed to heed a recommendation from the varsity football coach to make a shift on his coaching staff.
Board members voted 4-3 to approve amendments to the district’s extracurricular assignments, but all personnel items require the support of five board members to pass, based on district ...
Gorman: Farewell to a classy coach By Kevin Gorman
Of the zillion questions asked by his granddaughter, Allie, who was writing his autobiography for an English class, one stood out to Joe Hamilton.
Gorman: Just say no to 6 classes By Kevin Gorman
Jim Render knows what it’s like to have a WPIAL championship football team not participate in the PIAA playoffs.
The Upper St. Clair coach also knows what it’s like to win a state title. USC elected not to participate in the inaugural PIAA playoffs in 1988, but won state titles ...
Central Valley’s Whitehead wins Mercury Award By Staff Report
Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead on Friday was the recipient of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award, honoring the top high school football player in Western ...
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