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 Pine-Richland's D'ondre Gastion breaks up a pass intended for Central Catholic's John Petrishen in the second half of the WPIAL class AAAA championship Friday at Heinz Field.
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Pine-Richland's D'ondre Gastion breaks up a pass intended for Central Catholic's John Petrishen in the second half of the WPIAL class AAAA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

Pine-Richland downs defending champ Central Catholic in Class AAAA football championship

Ben DiNucci threw for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass, and ran for a third score to lead the Rams to a 21-13 win Friday at Heinz Field.

  • Pine-Richland 21, Central Catholic 13


  •  Central Valley teammates celebrate their win over West Allegheny in the WPIAL class AAA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

    Central Valley's Whitehead carries Warriors to Class AAA title

    John George threw four touchdown passes and Whitehead scored three touchdowns to lead Central Valley past West Allegheny, 35-28.

  • Central Valley 35, West Allegheny 28



  •  Simon Despres skates up ice in a game earlier this season at the Consol Energy Center.

    Penguins' Despres alters game, wins confidence of new coaches

    Defenseman Simon Despres adheres to a more defensive style of play and earns confidence and playing time from new coaches.



     Panthers offensive lineman Matt Rotheram, left, shown here practicing during preseason in August at the team's South Side facility, will play his final home game today.

    Small class of seniors play final home game at Pitt

    Eleven players hoping to end the tailspin and help Panthers win final two games to become bowl eligible.



      Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg calls a play at the line against the Maryland Terrapins during a game at Beaver Stadium earlier this month.

    Nittany Lions offense has chance to get healthy against the Illini

    Penn State’s offense searching for confidence against Illinois



    Backup quarterback gave West Virginia something to cheer about

    Rather than focus on Clint Trickett’s possible injury-related woes, Dana Holgorsen lauded backup Skyler Howard for his performance Thursday.



    Hawaii's Rainbow Warriors beat Pitt in Maui, 74-70

    For the first time this season the Panthers left the confines of the Petersen Events Center and for the first time this season they lost.



    District preview: Slippery Rock opens in Division II playoffs

    The Rock hope to avoid emotional letdown after winning the PSAC championship last week.



    Duquesne hoping stars bright in heart of Texas

    The Dukes will face Abilene Christian tonight and will be trying for their first 2-0 start since 2009-10 season.



    Pitt wrestling overmatched by Penn State

    The four-time reigning national champion Nittany Lions picked up a 24-12 victory against Pitt at Petersen Events Center.


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    Unfortunately, Pascal Dupuis is just the latest Penguins player, coach or GM to have his career threatened or life ended prematurely.

    Ron Cook: Another jolt of bad news for Penguins

    Unfortunately, Pascal Dupuis is just the latest Penguins player, coach or GM to have his career threatened or life ended prematurely.



    Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

    Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

    Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

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    Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

    Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
    This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone with a series of trivia questions and stories from the archives leading up to Thanksgiving Day, when the Post-Gazette will publish a special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city. The story features exclusive interviews with Lemieux, his friends and his teammates.

    Today's question: Question: In 1988, Mario Lemieux won his first Hart (MVP) and Ross (scoring) trophies. What international event in the summer of 1987 preceded his rise to the top?

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