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Steelworkers: ATI talks to resume Sept. 11

By Brian C. Rittmeyer 12:31 a.m.
Representatives of the United Steelworkers and Allegheny Technologies Inc. are scheduled to return to the bargaining table late next week, according to a union announcement released Monday. The USW has scheduled meetings with ATI on Sept. 11 and 12 at the ...

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Birdie says heat is on for another season of football picks

The Birdie likes to get up close and personal with the sport he covers so, despite his climbing age, he puts himself through the preseason …
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Size up front a boost for Deer Lakes

There’s a saying in football that it all starts up front. If that’s true, Deer Lakes has to like its chances for success this season. …
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Merger sparks position battles at Armstrong

Plenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will look like. But the uncertainty isn’t limited to opposing locker rooms. The merger …
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HSFB preview: New coaches set to lead teams to victory

There’s a first-year head coach in the WPIAL who’s leading a Class A program, but most everybody already knows his name. Meet coach Jason Gildon. The former Steelers linebacker was hired in February to coach Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. Most …
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Freeport looks to air it out again

John Gaillot calls his Freeport team “football smart,” lauds its athleticism, particularly at receiver. “Our motto is, ‘Do what we do,’ ” the coach said. …
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‘Cadet’ Cratsenberg fitting in well at VMI

Doubt followed Allan Cratsenberg around like his shadow during the first month he spent at Virginia Military Academy. It was an adjustment period of second-guessing …
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Kiski Area’s Clayton eager to take on greater role on offense as senior

The realization hit Lincoln Clayton early in training camp. He has just one year of high school football left. And although he joined Kiski Area’s …
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Knoch cross country runners continue to push each other

Brandon Grumski usually doesn’t need to look far to find one of his Knoch cross country teammates during a race. That runner usually is ahead, …
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Leechburg’s Burtick, Knapp developing rapport in passing game

As a receiver, it is always nice to have a good rapport with the quarterback. Leechburg junior Dalton Knapp appears to have that with his quarterback, J.B. Burtick. In fact, the pair are good friends. Knapp and Burtick, along with …
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Plum tackle Tecak ready to make impact

It was one of the biggest games for the Plum football team in almost two decades. Last year’s WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff game against …
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Hanus set to lead Riverview’s offense under center

There is nothing like baptism by fire. Riverview quarterback Jake Hanus’ first appearance was in a game last year as a sophomore against powerhouse Clairton. …
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High school notebook: Broderick aware of tall task at Springdale

John Broderick didn’t have to take attendance at his first open gym as Springdale’s girls basketball coach. “It was just me and the custodian,” Broderick said with a smile. “And he can’t shoot, so we couldn’t even play one-on-one.” Broderick, …
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A-K Valley seniors take swing in WPIAL All-Star game

Deer Lakes senior Scott Ventura didn’t have a particularly good time in his two previous games at Washington & Jefferson’s baseball field. The Lancers played …
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