Sprong, a right winger, led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in goals, assists, and points this past season.
Defensive lineman Darryl Render and offensive lineman Artie Rowell also will serve as captains.
The rookie center eyes a roster spot after barely missing out on one last season.
“As you get older each year, why not change things to get better at it?” Marcus Gilbert said.
Two of Clint Hurdle’s left-handed hitters have improved their platoon splits as the Pirates face five left-handed starters in six days.
Selfish acts by Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant leave Steelers offense in the lurch for start of NFL regular season.
The Panthers hope to develop a more ball-hawking attitude at cornerback this season, along with some increased depth.
Penn State plans to use eight receivers this year, a group that gives the offense looks it lacked last season.
There are only a handful of designated hitters who are having a better season than Alvarez.
Central Catholic is busy building a STEM defense -- special, talented, excellent, marvelous -- that might be unrivaled in school history.
Dave Fleming played at Central Catholic and has been an assistant coach at the school for 15 seasons. You could say he bleeds blue and gold.
Ranked No. 22 in the country in one poll, six Central players have scholarship offers or made verbal commitments to power-conference
Thomas Jefferson has won or shared 15 conference titles the past 17 years, so it's hard to pick any other team as the conference favorite.
The Vikings bring back explosive junior running back Duane Brown, who rushed for 1,216 yards and 29 touchdowns.
After beating conference foes, 540-33 in 2014, Clairton is primed for an eighth WPIAL title in 10 years.
The Dragons have been to three of the last four City League championship games but are still in search of their first title since 1967.
The top teams in the region and the state, broken down by Class.
The top players to watch around the region this season.
On a defense loaded with talented, Adams, a linebacker, is one to watch; he is rated as high as No. 3 in the country by scouting services.
A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.
The 27th running of the race, already boasting Lucas Oil Series drivers, also could have World of Outlaw racers vying for the top prize.
Some of the top players in the WPIAL are still two years away from the college sidelines.
A look at the 23 schools that will begin the high school football season with new head coaches walking the sideline.
Robert Morris recruit Tim Vecchio is a key to the Warriors’ explosive offense.
Billy Kisner knows what it takes to be a star, and he’s willing to pay the price.
Class AAAA preview: Wolverines will be powerful again, but Central Catholic looms as the Class AAAA favorite.
Jayhawks and Centurions found first year in Class A not quite a walkover.
Twins Timothy and James Jackson helped the basketball team win, now it’s time for the football team to step up and do the same.
Dragons haven’t won a title since 1967 and must rebound from last year’s disappointing loss in title game.
Class AA preview: Dave Bellinotti steps in to try to improve a Bucs program that went winless last season.
Class AAA preview: Gateway, Greensburg Salem and Yough all seek to better last year’s results.
Donovan Jeter is a monster on the basketball court, but there’s no doubt his future is in football as big-time scholarship offers roll in.
For first time since 1975, longtime coach will not be on sidelines as Joe Lamenza takes over.
Class A preview: The Panthers hope to keep their turnaround going, while Rochester eyes a return to power, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Class AAA preview: Ambridge is focusing on making the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.
Class AA preview: Beaver Area will entrust a former running back to take over the signal calling this year.
City League preview: Bulldogs hoping to avoid another slow start and make it back to City championship game.
Longtime WPIAL Class A power looks to return to postseason after two-year hiatus.
Class A preview: The addition of Jeannette and Greensburg Central Catholic last season make Eastern one of the top Class A conferences.
While many stars have graduated, several under-the-radar players will look to make a mark this season.
Rams reload, but do they have what it takes to repeat their impressive run from last season?
Former Steelers linebacker Jason Gildon is ready to take over the Trojans program.
Class AAAA preview: The Tigers always seem to be contenders, but Pine-Richland and Central Catholic are among the favorites.
Class AA preview: Freeport will rely on talented receiving corps in 2015.
Senior West Virginia recruit does it all on defense and is a leader off the field, too.
Former Carrick coach Craig Aguglia eyes restoring Commodores’ tradition.
Class A preview: Trojans have plenty of talent, but Avonworth is also among the Class A contenders.
Class AAA preview: Knoch loses two starters from last year to other sports.
Levi Metheny enters his fourth -- and final -- year as starting quarterback for Black Hawks under coach Jeff Metheny, his father.
The past several years some of the leading rushers in the WPIAL have worn Titans uniforms. Will this season be any different?