Cornell's Dane Jackson leads the basketball team with 29.4 points per game and was the starting quarterback at Quaker Valley (Cornell does not have a football team).

Varsity Xtra: Cornell's Jackson among elite company for area athletes

Dane Jackson belongs in the same class of athletes as Western Pennsylvania legends such as Darrelle Revis, Terrelle Pryor and Major Harris.

about 19 hours ago

High school notebook: PIAA accepts Clairton self-imposed sanctions

PIAA accepts Clairton's self-imposed punishment decisions after incident late in Class A championship football game in December.

2 days ago

 New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula is a 1985 graduate of Steel Valley High School.

Ironman legacy endures in new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula

The West Homestead native and Steel Valley High School graduate continues to carry on a tradition of Ironmen in the NFL.

5 days ago

  Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci will go to Pitt instead of Penn of the Ivy League.

Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci commits to Pitt

High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.

4 days ago

 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci scrambles past St. Joseph's Prep's Benny Walls in the PIAA class AAAA championship at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday, December 13, 2014.

Varsity Notebook: Pine-Richland QB DiNucci's decision due soon

Pine-Richland QB Ben DiNucci will visit Pitt this weekend, then decide whether to play for the Panthers or the University of Pennsylvania.

1 week ago

Blackhawk football coach Hamilton announces retirement

Joe Hamilton steps down after a career that spans 49 years and leaves as the second-winningest coach in WPIAL history.

1 week ago

 Clairton coach Wayne Wade said he cherishes his role as a mentor for the players because he was in their shoes once growing up near the Millvue Acres housing projects.

A study in high school coaching diversity: Does mindset affect hiring?

Is a certain mindset affecting diversity among local football coaches? Those in charge of hiring may influence what direction a school goes.

1 week ago

High school notebook: Seneca Valley gives football reins to former Hopewell coach Vestal

Dave Vestal leaves Hopewell High School to become Seneca Valley’s new head football coach.

2 weeks ago

South/West Xtra: South Fayette football assistant gets post at Grove City College

Andrew DiDonato is leaving his job at one alma mater, South Fayette, to coach at another, Grove City College.

3 weeks ago

Varsity Xtra: One coach's career dream team

Indiana's Greg Lezanic returned to coaching in 2012 with an eye toward this one season and his personal dream team.

4 weeks ago


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