High School Sports


 Montour's Zachary McGown breaks into the open field to pick up yardage during a [preseason scrimmage against Seton-LaSalle last Friday at Montour.

West Xtra: Central Valley/Montour first of many Parkway showdowns

There should be plenty of interesting matchups in the Parkway Conference this season and Friday night should provide one of them.

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West Xtra: Talented Quips reload their backfield

Aliquippa watched a lot of quality talent depart after last season, but the Quips appear to be up to replacing that quickly.

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North/East Xtra: Knoch starting out with a stern test -- Franklin Regional

Both teams expected to contend for Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference title.

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North Xtra: Highlands senior RB tough to catch

Elijah Jackson looking for big season after breakout year as a junior.

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South Xtra: Steel Valley sophomore ahead of schedule

DeWayne Murray is just a sophomore, but opposing coaches in the Century Conference are well aware of his talent.

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South Xtra: Ringgold out to provide stern test for Thomas Jefferson

A talented Ringgold squad hopes to challenge perennial Big Nine front-runner Thomas Jefferson in the season opener.

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South Xtra: Clairton seeking a return to the top

After what was for them, a “down” season, the Clairton Bears set their sights on a return to the WPIAL title game.

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Brad Everett's High School Football Notebook

Burrell begins a season that will be challenging on many fronts.

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 Senior forward Italia Biondi, a University of Toledo recruit, is one of several talented returnees for Penn-Trafford.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford a WPIAL contender

Girls soccer team hoping to have enough experience to defend section title.

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 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore.

Blue Chip Chat: P.J. Fulmore, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic senior P.J. Fulmore talks defending the team’s titles and scouting the WPIAL.

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 Mitch Adams has resigned as coach of the Gateway High School boys basketball team.

Gateway High School's basketball coach resigns

Mitch Adams faces charges of harassment and making terroristic threats in connection with an incident involving his neighbor.

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 Uwe Schneider -- Long road back for Upper St. Clair soccer coach.

High school notebook: Defending state champions lose soccer coach for season

Boys soccer coach Uwe Schneider won't return to Upper St. Clair for this year as he recovers from a serious accident.

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 Ringgold quarterback Nico Law.

Blue Chip Chat: Nico Law, Ringgold

Ringgold quarterback Nico Law, a threat to do damage with his arm and his legs, is excited to open the season against Thomas Jefferson.

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 Gateway High School boys coach Mitch Adams

Gateway basketball coach charged with making terroristic threats

Mitch Adams, who has been Gateway’s coach for nine seasons, was charged by Trafford police July 13 over an incident near his home.

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 University Prep quarterback Ron Brown on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Blue chip chat: Ron Brown, University Prep

University Prep quarterback Ron Brown talks about his up-tempo offense, his personal goals and a trip to Florida.

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 Clairton's Lamont Wade stretches to pull in a pass during a drill at preseason training camp.

Pigskin memories: High school football teaches players about more than the gridiron

One veteran sports writer shares his fond memories of the football of his youth.

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 New Gateway coach Tom Nola keeps a close eye on practice earlier this month.

East/South Xtra: Former Clairton coach and Gateway are adapting to one another

After 12 season with the Bears, Tom Nola is ready to carry on the tradition at Gateway.

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East Xtra: New season yields lots of questions

It’s time to take an early look at some questions surrounding the football teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

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 Devin Austin is a senior running back at Penn-Trafford.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford's offense running on Austin's power

Senior running back is the sparkplug to the Warriors run to another postseason appearance.

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 Adam White, who will take the reins as Gateway's feature running back this season, runs a drill at practice earlier this month.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional eyes another trip to playoffs

Here’s a preview of Class AAA teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

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 University Prep quarterback Ron Brown threw for 3,401 yards and 43 touchdowns last season.

East Xtra: Allderdice primed for a big season

Here’s a preview of City League teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

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 Johnny Petrishen, a highly recruited senior defensive back, is part of a formidable Central Catholic defense.

East Xtra: Central Catholic's cupboard isn't bare

Here’s a preview of Class AAAA teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

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East/South Xtra: At Serra, the numbers just don't add up

Football team trying to remain competitive with only 24 players on the roster.

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 Jeannette football coach Roy Hall on his team's approach this season: "We're going to stick with our wing-T offense. We've been running that for the last 10 years."

East Xtra: Eastern Conference shapes up as dogfight

Here’s a preview of Class A teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

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 Muzzy Colosimo achieved plenty of success in 17 seasons at Greensburg Central Catholic, but he now will try to do the same as new coach at Valley.

East Xtra: Coach carries winning tradition to Valley

After 17 successful seasons at Greensburg Central Catholic, Muzzy Colosimo hoping to bring that success to the Vikings.

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 Burrell running back Ryan Sowol rushed for a team-high 1,150 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.

East Xtra: Tragedy brings Burrell closer as a team

Here’s a preview of Class AA teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

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 West Allegheny senior quarterback Andrew Koester helped his team repeat as WPIAL Class AAA champions last year by passing for 1,651 yards and 19 touchdowns.

West Xtra: West Allegheny pursues third consecutive WPIAL title

With a strong core of talented, veteran players returning, West Allegheny is a threat to win its third WPIAL title in a row.

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West Xtra: New coach, new classification for Carlynton

With a new coach, a new conference and a new classification, Carlynton will rely on a familiar face to ignite its offense.

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 Quarterback Reed Relosky is back at the controls of the Bishop Canevin offense this season after passing for more than 1,000 yards last year.

West/South Xtra: Canevin, QB figure to improve

With an experienced quarterback at the controls, Bishop Canevin looks for improved results this season.

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 Central Valley's Connar McKay, left, stops Montour's Tom Sylvester during a Parkway Conference game last season.

West Xtra: Central Valley still adding to impressive resume

Here is the WPIAL Class AAA preview for teams in the West Xtra circulation area.

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 South Fayette's J.J. Walker provides a strong complement to the Lions' dynamic passing attack.

West Xtra: South Fayette sets sights on WPIAL repeat

Here is the WPIAL Class AA preview for teams in the West Xtra circulation area.

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 A three-year starter, senior quarterback Ben DiNucci has already thrown for 3,350 yards and 26 touchdowns in his high school career, leading a Pine-Richland squad that has plenty of talented players returning.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland has high hopes behind experienced QB

Ben DiNucci returns for his third season as starting quarterback for the Rams.

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 After being injured last season in Week 8, senior quarterback Adam Sharlow hopes to make a triumphant return this season for Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic.

North Xtra: There's new home but same goals for Trojans

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic is not about to rest on last season’s success.

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North Xtra: New season yields lots of questions

It’s time to take an early look at some questions surrounding the football teams in the North Xtra coverage area.

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 Mars Area's Josh Schultheis is one of the top returning running backs in the WPIAL, gaining 1,645 yards last season.

North/South/East/West Xtra: Plenty of talent returns in Class AAA

Some big names graduated from last season’s WPIAL statistical leaders, but the talent pool still runs plenty deep.

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 Mars Area coach Scott Heinauer oversees a blocking drill at Mars Area High School during practice. The Planets are looking to make a seventh consecutive postseason appearance.

North Xtra: Knoch hoping experience is key

Here’s a preview of Class AAA teams in the North Xtra coverage area.

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North Xtra: New coach hoping to right Perry's ship

Here’s a preview of City League teams in the North Xtra coverage area.

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North Xtra: Shady Side lineman strikes the right chord

Senior Zach Kosbie’s performance doesn’t end when he leaves the football field on Friday nights.

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 Wide receiver Lewis Berry, a returning starter, gives Shady Side Academy a potent blend of speed and experience to make game-changing plays.

North Xtra: Highlands' entrance spices up Allegheny Conference

Here’s a preview of Class AA teams in the North Xtra coverage area.

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 With a talented core of players returning, Avonworth coach Duke Johncour expects the Antelopes to challenge for a WPIAL playoff berth.

North Xtra: Will coach's return ignite the Flames?

Here’s a preview of Class A teams in the North Xtra coverage area.

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 Before being injured last season, North Allegheny quarterback Jeff Clemens threw for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns.

North Xtra: Seneca Valley ready to pass competition

Here’s a preview of Class AAAA teams in the North Xtra coverage area.

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 Baldwin quarterback Doug Altavilla is ready to begin his fourth season as a starter.

South Xtra: In fourth season as starting QB, Baldwin senior out to leave his legacy

A four-year starter at quarterback portends good things for the Highlanders offense.

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 Baldwin coach Pete Wagner begins his second season leading the Highlanders program.

South Xtra: New talent must step up to rebuild Upper St. Clair

Here is the WPIAL Class AAAA preview for teams in the South Xtra circulation area.

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 Thomas Jefferson running back Austin Kemp rushed for 1,101 yards last season.

South Xtra: TJ is the team to beat in Big Nine

Here is the Class AAA preview for teams in the South Xtra circulation area.

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 South Fayette's J.J. Walker provides a nice complement to the Lions' potent passing game.

South Xtra: South Fayette looking to repeat

Here is the WPIAL Class AA preview for teams in the South Xtra circulation area.

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 Clairton quarterback Aaron Matthews is pointing the Bears toward a WPIAL title.

South Xtra: Clairton expects a return to top under new coach

Here is a preview of the WPIAL Class A teams in the South Xtra circulation area.

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 Canon-McMillan lineman and Pitt recruit Alex Paulina.

Blue Chip Chat: Alex Paulina, Canon-McMillan

Canon-McMillan offensive lineman Alex Paulina talks lining up with Pitt's fellow WPIAL recruits and becoming more than a football player.

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 Tony Pilato of Hempfield High School .

Blue Chip Chat: Tony Pilato, Hempfield

Tony Pilato has the size and acumen to be the glue that holds the Hempfield offensive line together this season.

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Blue Chip chat with Brett Zanotto, Franklin Regional

Zanotto talks about committing to Maryland and life getting back to normal in the community.   DATA -- Year Sr., Height 6-0, Weight 215,

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 West Allegheny High School head football Bob Palko, right,  with assistants Bryan Cornell, left, and Dan Marshall, center. Cornell also coaches baseball, and Marshall coaches basketball.

High School notebook: Good sports all around

Coaches of three different sports have formed a unique bond on legendary coach Bob Palko's football staff at West Allegheny.

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