High School Sports


 Central Catholic High School's football team's defense unit stands by a bulldozer on the school's campus.

2015 Varsity Xtra Football Preview: Central defense STEMs from special group

Central Catholic is busy building a STEM defense -- special, talented, excellent, marvelous -- that might be unrivaled in school history

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 Central Catholic High School linebacker David Adams.

Blue Chip Chat: David Adams, Central Catholic

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.

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 Therran Coleman of John A. Brashear High School.

Blue Chip Chat: Therran Coleman, Brashear

An athlete posing as a quarterback, Coleman is being recruited by major colleges, including Pitt and West Virginia, as a cornerback.

1 day ago


 Brandon Ford, Upper St. Clair senior linebacker.

Blue Chip Chat: Brandon Ford, Upper St. Clair

Senior tackle for the Panthers has revenge on his mind after a subpar junior year interrupted by a bout with mononucleosis.

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 Central Catholic student athlete Rashad Wheeler.

Blue Chip Chat: Rashad Wheeler, Central Catholic

As defensive linemen go, Wheeler is one of the big wheels in the WPIAL.

3 days ago


 Logan Thimons

Blue Chip Chat: Logan Thimons, Freeport

Logan Thimons already has committed to his “No. 1 target” West Virginia as he embarks on what he expects to be a successful final season.

4 days ago


  Lamont Wade, Clairton

Blue Chip Chat: Lamont Wade, Clairton

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to call Wade one of the best juniors in the country. At least that’s what scouting websites say.

5 days ago


 Beaver Falls lineman Donovan before practice at Beaver Falls High School on August 11, 2015. Jeter is one of the top junior linemen in the state and already has major-college scholarship offers.

Blue Chip Chat: Donovan Jeter, Beaver Falls

Jeter once thought basketball would be his ticket, and he has a brother playing for Pitt, but he has grown into a football player.

1 week ago


 Former Shaler Area boys basketball coach and athletic director Paul Holzshu retired after a career spanning 42 years.

North/South/East/West Xtra: Longtime coach, athletic director retires

Paul Holzshu retires after 42 years, but not before a few final parting shots.

1 week ago


 Lawrence "Deuce" Skurcenski, a local legend among high school sports followers.

Obituary: Lawrence 'Deuce' Skurcenski / Legendary western Pa. sports statistician always an ace

Lawrence “Deuce” Skurcenski, a beloved figure in western Pennsylvania high school sports circles, died at the age of 73.

1 week ago


 Laverne Palko, mother of coach Bob Palko, prepares lunch for the football players after morning practice at West Allegheny High School.

At schools like West Allegheny, preseason football camps are a little different

The mother of one coach makes croutons, booster clubs are heavily involved in providing meals and most teams are staying home to practice.

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 Beaver Falls football players practice their extra-point formation Tuesday.

High school notebook: Football numbers decline, but not at Aliquippa

Survey shows participation in high school football was down again this year, but the storied Aliquippa program is still going strong.

1 week ago


 Damar Hamlin lives in McKees Rocks, but stars for Central Catholic.

Blue Chip Chat: Damar Hamlin, Central Catholic

Wide receiver/defensive back Damar Hamlin is perhaps the top recruit in the WPIAL’s senior class, and has plenty of offers to show for it.

1 week ago


 Clairton football players Walter Britton, left, and Lamont Wade go through a drill on the first day of practices.

Football practice starts with five heat-acclimatization days for all WPIAL teams

High school football practice begins statewide, but without any contact.

2 weeks ago


 Former and present football coaches, from left to right: Chuck Klausing, Pete Antimarino (front), Jim Render, Joe Mucci, Tom Nola and George Novak (back) at a luncheon Thursday at Grandview Golf Club.

Six football coaches, 31 WPIAL titles and a lunch to remember

Some of Western Pennsylvania’s most accomplished football coaches gathered for lunch recently and reminisced about their shared past.

2 weeks ago


 Lincoln Park's Maverick Rowan.

Lincoln Park's Rowan picks North Carolina State

Maverick Rowan had committed to Pitt before his sophomore season but re-opened his recruiting in the fall. WVU also was a finalist.

3 weeks ago


 Former Lincoln Park standout Maverick Rowan completed high school in three years and is now off to the ACC.

Former WPIAL star Maverick Rowan picks N.C. State

Maverick Rowan, who starred at Lincoln Park for two seasons and previously committed to Pitt, has his college destination.

3 weeks ago



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