McKeesport's Brandon Short, left, and North Hills' LaVar Arrington, right, pose during Penn State's 1999 media day at Beaver Stadium.

Varsity Xtra: Still big hitters -- Two WPIAL legends successful as ever

They came from different ends of the WPIAL football map, but LaVar Arrington and Brandon Short's careers were intertwined for years.

about 14 hours ago

Game of the Week: Parkway collision drawing interest

West Allegheny and Central Valley's regular-season finale has loomed all season as a game that would inevitably carry some kind of meaning.

about 14 hours ago

 Aliquippa's Kaezon Pugh gets long yardage last month against New Brighton.

Varsity Notes: Ho-hum, Quips drive for unbeaten season

One more victory and the Aliquippa football team will have a string of perfection seldom seen in the history of the WPIAL.

about 14 hours ago

Brashear tops University Prep, reaches City League title game

Brashear kept defending champ University Prep out of the City League title game with a 27-8 win Thursday in a semifinal at Cupples Stadium.

about 14 hours ago

West Xtra: Avella has good shot at playoffs again

After years of famine, Avella is feasting on a return to the WPIAL playoffs.

1 day ago

 Montour's Randall Labrie, trying to avoid Central Valley's Rocco Martini during a game earlier this season, has enmerged as an offensive threat for the Spartans.

West Xtra: Moon-Montour rivalry has a lot on the line this year

A hot west suburban rivalry has a lot riding on it this year.

1 day ago

North Xtra: Hampton just a win away from perfect regular season

Talbots know there's still room for improvement despite 8-0 record.

1 day ago

North Xtra: Fox Chapel a surprise qualifier

After finishing 2-7 last season, football team turns things around.

1 day ago

 Ringgold's Brandon Thomas eludes a Thomas Jefferson defender on a kickoff return during their season opener.

South Xtra: After a very rugged start, Ringgold comes on strong

Following a jolting start to its season, Ringgold has come on to win seven games in a row.

1 day ago

South Xtra: Lebo looking to rally against Upper St. Clair

Mt. Lebanon is hoping to halt a two-game skid and defeat its most bitter rival at the same time this Friday.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Plum has strong finishing kick

Junior place-kicker Chapla provides a good scoring option for Mustangs.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Local rivals are primed for big game

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills collide with plenty at stake.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Junior QB a bright spot for Hempfield

Daniel Walters emerges as one of the top passers in WPIAL Class AAAA.

1 day ago

 South Fayette QB Brett Brumbaugh looks to pass against Seton LaSalle on Friday night.

WPIAL playoffs shaping up ahead of final week

Heading into the final weekend of WPIAL football’s regular season, only 11 of 64 playoff spots are still in play.

3 days ago

 The only thing to slow down Thomas Jefferson running back Austin Kemp, pictured running against Belle Vernon Sept. 5, so far is shoulder injury.

High school notebook: Perry drops out of postseason in wake of fight

Perry administrators are taking the fallout from a postgame scrum a step further, removing the football team from the City League playoffs.

4 days ago

 North Catholic standout P.J. Fulmore surpassed 4,000 career yards Saturday in a victory against Bishop Canevin.

High school roundup: North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore reaches 4,000 yards in win

The Trojans star hit a career milestone in an easy Class A Black Hills Conference victory against Bishop Canevin.

5 days ago

 Pine-Richland's Ben DiNucci carries for a touchdown as he's defended by Central Catholic's Bryan Glover Friday night at Highmark Stadium.

Pine-Richland runs right on schedule in win against Central Catholic

Pine-Richland put on a dazzling offensive performance and crushed Central Catholic, 48-28, in a Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference game.

6 days ago

McKeesport rolls to 35-14 win against Norwin

Mark Cromerdie rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns as McKeesport knocked off Norwin, 35-14.

6 days ago

 South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh looks to pass Friday against Seton-LaSalle.

South Fayette shares the wealth, beats Seton-LaSalle

Behind a strong performance from quarterback Brett Brumbaugh, South Fayette overwhelmed Seton-LaSalle, 41-14, Friday night.

6 days ago

 Central Catholic's Damar Hamlin pulls in a pass for a touchdown as he's defended by Pine-Richland's Jimmy Graf Friday night at Highmark Stadium.

Class AAAA roundup: Woodland Hills storms past Mt. Lebanon, 47-0

Miles Sanders scored three touchdowns to lead fourth-ranked Woodland Hills to a 47-0 win at Mt. Lebanon in the Southeastern Conference.

6 days ago

Class AAA roundup: Trinity upsets West Mifflin

Robert West scored on runs of 4 and 2 yards to lead Trinity to a 31-13 upset of West Mifflin Friday night in the Big Nine Conference.

6 days ago

Class AA roundup: Beaver Falls stands tall

The Tigers were not yet ready to relinquish their vice grip on Midwestern Conference rival New Brighton, pulling out a 36-22 victory.

6 days ago

Class A roundup: Clairton runs over Monessen

Lamont Wade rushed for scores of 26, 65 and 85 yards as No. 2 Clairton earned a convincing Eastern Conference win against the Greyhounds.

6 days ago

City League roundup: Alderdice wins shootout vs. Linsly

James Jackson threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Allderdice to a 54-44 win against Linsly School Friday.

6 days ago

Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

5 days ago

Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

6 days ago

Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

6 days ago

 James Duchi, McGuffey High School

Post-Gazette High School Athletes of the Week: James Duchi and Bailey Cartwright

The Post-Gazette selects two high school athletes each week for their outstanding achievements.

1 week ago

 Seton-La Salle's Danzel McKinley-Lewis, #4, breaks through the Steel Valley defensive line during a game in September.

Varsity Notes: Tough calls bench a key player

Two judgment calls by officials will keep a top player from playing in the biggest game of his team's season.

1 week ago

 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci leads the WPIAL in passing with 1,915 yards, completing 75.7 percent.

Game of the Week: Pine-Richland at Central Catholic

It's a flashy offense vs. a staunch defense in big game

1 week ago

 Tim Szalinski, center with hat, of Ross, left to right from him, Jeremy Schuetz and Brian Haramic both of West View, cheer for a North Hills TD as the Rowdie Rooters gather for football at North Hills High School against Mt. Lebanon.  The group has gathered for years with a great view of the stadium in a backyard of Park Avenue in West View.

Inside the Lines: North Hills Rowdie Rooters

For three decades, the same scene has greeted every team as it walks out of the visitor's locker room at North Hills' Martorelli Stadium.

1 week ago

Do You Remember? Bill Turkowski

Star QB at East Allegheny played at Miami and Pitt

1 week ago

Westinghouse-Perry fight prompts Pittsburgh Public Schools to cancel two football games

Perry was scheduled to play Brashear tonight while Westinghouse was supposed to play at Wheeling Central Catholic (W.Va.) Saturday.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Norwin has a winning philosophy

Trying to go 1-0 every week has helped the Knights end a three-year playoff drought.

1 week ago

 Allderdice's Tim Jackson picks up yardage against University Prep at Cupples Stadium during a City League game last Friday.

East Xtra: Allderdice keeps getting better since shaky start

Steady defensive improvement helps Dragons earn top seed in City playoffs.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Central Valley shows off its depth at quarterback

When reliable senior quarterback John George went down with an injury, Chris Callaghan stepped up to help keep Central Valley undefeated.

1 week ago

 Seton-LaSalle must try to contain South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh, the WPIAL's all-time career passing leader.

West/South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle takes on big challenge, No. 1-ranked South Fayette

In one of the top games of Week 8, unbeatens South Fayette and Seton-LaSalle meet with the Century Conference title on the line.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Plenty is at stake in Beaver County rivalry

When longtime rivals Beaver Falls and New Brighton clash, there will be more than bragging rights on the line.

1 week ago

 Knoch's Ryan Grossman hauls in a pass for a first down against Greensburg Salem.

North Xtra: Knoch gets back in playoff chase

Big win against Mars boosts Knights for push in final weeks.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Avonworth can't get past Trojans

Antelopes' nemesis once again spoils unbeaten run in WPIAL Class A.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Black Hills title in tow, Trojans hunting for greater rewards

'Nasty' boys up front leading way as Trojans storm toward postseason play.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Brentwood finally gets a home game

A stadium renovation delayed the home opener for the Brentwood High football team almost a full month.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Steel Valley-South Park matchup has meaning, too

It isn’t the marquee game of the evening, but this Century Conference meeting has significance.

1 week ago

Scope of sex-abuse case grows fast in New Jersey town

Penn State rescinds scholarship offer to football recruit ensnared in N.J. sexual-abuse investigation.

1 week ago

 Kittanning quarterback Braydon Toy is small in stature, but big on production.

High school football notebook: Kittanning enjoys 
sequel to Toy story

Senior Braydon Toy, a 5-foot-6 quarterback for Kittanning, isn’t just a novelty act for Frank Fabian’s offense.

1 week ago

 Stephon McGinnis, right, during a summer league basketball game in July.

WPIAL rules Aliquippa football and basketball star player eligible

The WPIAL ruled Stephon McGinnis’s Ambridge to Aliquippa transfer wasn’t made for athletic reasons.

1 week ago

High school highlights: McGuffey senior RB hits milestone in win

Standout running back James Duchi became the 61st player in WPIAL history to rush for 4,000 yards in a victory Saturday at Burgettstown.

1 week ago

 West Allegheny's Andrew Koester passes against Woodland Hills at Joe P. Demichela Stadium Friday night.

West Allegheny edges Woodland Hills in overtime

West Allegheny blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, came back to tie the score with 16 seconds left and won in overtime.

1 week ago

 Allderdice quarterback James Jackson scrambles Friday against University Prep at Cupples Stadium on the South Side. Allderdice took control of the City League with a 15-8 victory.

Allderdice offense shifts into high gear just in time for City League win

Allderdice beats University Prep. 15-8, in a City League showdown.

1 week ago

North Catholic's third-quarter charge sparks victory

No. 1 North Catholic used a stifling defense and a third-quarter charge to topple rival Avonworth, 28-0, in a matchup of undefeated teams.

1 week ago


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