Big 33 picks 14 area players

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Thirteen players from the WPIAL and one from the City League were selected to the Pennsylvania team for the annual Big 33 high school football all-star game.

The game matches Pennsylvania against Ohio and will be played June 19 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. Three of the WPIAL players are from Woodland Hills -- defensive end Richard Gray, defensive lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith and running back Dom Timbers.

Penn Hills and Gateway each have two players on the team -- defensive lineman Aaron Donald and defensive back Cullen Christian of Penn Hills, and receiver Brendon Felder and receiver-defensive back Dayonne Nunley of Gateway.

The other WPIAL players selected are receiver Drew Carswell of Sto-Rox, Bishop Canevin kicker Drake Greer, Canon-McMillan linebacker Mike Hull, North Allegheny offensive lineman Tom Ricketts, Clairton receiver-defensive back Kevin Weatherspoon and Upper St. Clair offensive lineman Joe Laukaitis. Receiver-defensive back Manasseh Garner of Brashear made it from the City League.

High school hockey

Peters Township High School senior Matt White made a verbal commitment to the University of Vermont. Vermont, which plays in the Division I Hockey East Conference, advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four last season. White, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward, played the past two seasons for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the country. This season, White, 18, leads PIHL Class AA in scoring with 19 goals and 15 assists in 13 games.


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