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 The Post-Gazette's Fab 22 All-Area High School Football Team

Fab 22: Post-Gazette's 2015 All-Area High School Football Team

The Post-Gazette names its annual list of the top 22 players in the WPIAL and City League, regardless of position.

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 Cliff Foster

Former Pine-Richland coach accused of sexual relationship with girl to stand trial

Cliff Foster is charged with have a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old player.

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 Members of the Upper St. Clair team celebrate their 2-1 victory against Central Bucks East in the PIAA Class AAA girls championship Saturday in Hershey, Pa.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair girls soccer team joins elite company

Emma Hasco’s two goals in PIAA Class AAA final help Panthers go out on top with gold medal.

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 Penn-Trafford's Brendan Kelly, left, brings down Pine-Richland's Tyler King during a WPIAL semifinal game. In the new WPIAL class system, Penn-Trafford will be a Class 5A team and Pine-Richland will be a Class 6A team.

The much-anticipated classifications of schools are set by PIAA

The WPIAL will process information and hopefully come up with a plan by the end of January on how it wants to proceed.

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 Penn-Trafford Tyler Bruno, left, gets a big hug from Ben Davis, right, after catching winning TD to beat beat Pine-Richland, 38-34, in the WPIAL AAAA semi-final at Penn Hills.

Penn-Trafford coach says semifinal victory No. 1 on his classic list

Warriors coach John Ruane has been part of some legendary games but feels their victory Friday vs. Pine-Richland might have been the best.

3 days ago

 Seneca Valley players hold their runner-up trophy after their loss 2-0 to undefeated Central Bucks East in  the PIAA CLASS AAA boys soccer championship Saturday.

PIAA boys soccer: Seneca Valley falls short of Class AAA upset

The Raiders were shut out by unbeaten juggernaut Central Bucks East, but the game was closer than the score indicates.

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 Members of the Upper St. Clair girls soccer team celebrate thier 2-0 victory against Central Bucks East in the PIAA Class AAA championship Saturday.

PIAA girls soccer: Upper St. Clair locks up Class AAA championship

The Panthers took down powerful Central Bucks East to claim a PIAA title for the WPIAL.

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 Lewisburg's Joseph Bhangdia, right, fights for the ball against South Park's Mitchell Roell in the first half of the PIAA Class AA boys soccer championship Saturday.

PIAA boys soccer: South Park’s early promise fades away in loss

The Eagles fell to unbeaten Lewisburg in the Class AA final Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium.

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PIAA girls volleyball: Historic crown for Bishop Canevin

The Crusaders won their first PIAA Class A championship Saturday with a victory against North Star.

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Football Results: Saturday

Results from Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

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 Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon, left, threw a touchdown with just seconds left in the game to lift Penn-Trafford past Pine-Richland on Friday night in the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals.

Penn-Trafford beats Pine-Richland in a classic, advances to Class AAAA final

Brett Laffoon’s pass to Tyler Bruno with seven seconds left lifted the Warriors past the Rams for a thrilling semifinal victory.

5 days ago

Central Catholic rolls past Woodland Hills with defense in Class AAAA semifinals

The Vikings defense led the way in a 24-6 victory against the rival Wolverines in a matchup with plenty of Division I talent.

5 days ago

Ground game propels Thomas Jefferson past Franklin Regional in Class AAA

The Jaguars used their usual recipe — this time with a dash of ketchup at the end — to top the Panthers and get back to the Class AAA final.

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District 10 champ Erie McDowell thumps City League winner Brashear

In a PIAA subregional, the Trojans had little trouble with the Bulls as they eased to a 42-2 victory at Cupples Stadium.

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 Quarterback Chris Callaghan of Central Valley had a big night against Mars.

Central Valley lights it up against Mars in Class AAA semifinals

In Ambridge, Central Valley and Mars lit up the scoreboard all night in a Class AAA battle, with the Warriors coming out on top.

5 days ago

Aliquippa headed back to Class AA championship game after rout of Freeport

The Quips used some big plays early to quickly snuff any hope of a Yellowjackets upset and get back to the Class AA title game.

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South Fayette advances past Steel Valley with 44th win in a row

The Lions will meet Aliquippa once again in the WPIAL Class AA final.

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Strong finish allows Jeannette to stun Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in Class A semifinals

The situation looked dire for the Jayhawks when they trailed, 14-0, but all they did was score the final 22 points to beat the Trojans.

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Clairton blows out Frazier to reach Class A final

Five touchdowns from Harrison Dreher helped the Bears cruise past the Commodores in a battle of proven defenses in the semifinals.

5 days ago

Shutout brings home another crown for Sewickley Academy boys soccer

The Panthers blanked the Tigers to claim their second PIAA championship in the past three seasons.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

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Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

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PIAA releases classification parameters for football, basketball

Football, boys and girls basketball, and baseball and softball will go from four to six classifications next year.

5 days ago

 Jo-El Shaw evades Mt. Lebanon's Cam Haley Oct. 23.

Woodland Hills' Miles Sanders and Jo-El Shaw: dangerous runners and close friends

Just call this stellar duo the two-headed Wolverine.

6 days ago

 Penn-Trafford quarterback Brett Laffoon.

WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals: Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec, Penn-Trafford's Brett Laffoon are QBs in spotlight

You will be hard-pressed to find many WPIAL games in history matching quarterbacks who have passed for 2,000 yards heading into a semifinal.

6 days ago

 Ronnie Jones and Central Catholic take on Woodland Hills at Fox Chapel in one of the two WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals.

WPIAL football semifinals capsules: A game-by-game breakdown

Mike White gives a quick look at each of the eight WPIAL footballs semifinals -- and a PIAA Class AAAA game to boot.

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 Jordan Jassir and Aliquippa are one of the well-known characters in this year's WPIAL semifinals.

The Fumbler: Tradition meets upstarts in the WPIAL football semifinals

With a 522-108 record on the season, The Fumbler makes his picks for tonight’s playoff matchups around the WPIAL and PIAA.

6 days ago

 Seneca Valley's Jacob King, left, and Canon-McMillan's Luke Maher fight for possession in a game earlier this month.

PIAA boys soccer preview: Seneca Valley rides momentum to Class AAA final

The third seed out of the WPIAL is making its first appearance in the championship Saturday in Hershey, Pa.

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Bishop Canevin eyes first PIAA girls volleyball championship

The Crusaders will face North Star in their first PIAA final appearance.

6 days ago

Shaler Area board approves new stadium track surface and turf

The district will add the project to a bond issue already approved to rebuild Rogers Primary School.

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 Running back Kyle Vreen will be looking to help Central Valley control the ball against Mars tonight.

North/West Xtra: For Mars, Central Valley, it's all about tempo

Planets and Warriors will be looking to control the offense in this WPIAL Class AAA semifinal.

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 Hunter Hayes and South Fayette will need to focus all their attention on Steel Valley.

South/West Xtra: Focusing on task at hand key in Class AA semifinal

Top-ranked South Fayette can’t overlook Steel Valley as it prepares for WPIAL showdown.

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 Woodland Hills' Daron Cooper, trying to get past West Allegheny's Max Clements, has thrown 10 touchdown passes this season.

East Xtra: Class AAAA heavyweights match up in semifinals

Woodland Hills, Central Catholic meet once again with trip to Heinz Field on the line.

6 days ago

 Upper St. Clair's Jessica Murphy, left, and goalie Nikki Gibbons hug after their 2-1 win against undefeated Norwin to adavnce to PIAA final today.

Upper St. Clair girls soccer eyes first PIAA title

The Panthers fell short in the WPIAL final but have since roared back and stand on the verge of taking a state championship.

6 days ago

Thomas Jefferson uses early season doubts as motivation

This perennial powerhouse takes on Franklin Regional in one WPIAL Class AAA semifinal Friday; Mars-Central Valley square off in the other.

1 week ago

 Ryan Weigold, of Freeport, for this week's athlete of the week.

Post-Gazette Athletes of the Week

Freeport quarterback Ryan Weigold and Upper St. Clair soccer standout Maddy Rocks get top honors for their performances in the postseason.

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 Former Pine Richland athletes Neil Walker, Meghan Klingenberg and Brandon Saad.

Distinction Winter 2015: Hometown heroes Neil Walker, Meghan Klingenberg and Brandon Saad make Pine-Richland proud

Was that the sound of lightning striking three times? Over four years, Pine-Richland High School turned out three professional athletes.

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 Upper St. Clair's Elaina Walnoha, left, celebrates the team's second goal against undefeated Norwin winning 2-1 the PIAA semi-final match and a trip to the state championship in Hershey.

Girls soccer: Panthers start fast en route to PIAA championship game

Goal in 13 seconds lifts Upper St. Clair to victory in semis.

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 Steel Valley's rushing leader DeWayne Murray.

Steel Valley a special batch this season

A strong-armed quarterback led Steel Valley to the WPIAL semifinals in 1991.

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Boys soccer roundup: Playoff run continues for Raiders

Seneca Valley clinches berth in final with shutout of Springfield-Delco.

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Volleyball: Bishop Canevin earns trip to Class A championship

The WPIAL champion two of the past three years will face District 5 champion North Star in the title match at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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 Clairton's Lamont Wade gets a chance to show what he can do Friday against Frazier's suffocating defense.

Class A semifinals preview: Frazier faces tough test in Clairton

The Commodores and Bears come from nearly opposite ends of the usual success spectrum to meet in the semifinals with perfect records.

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 Troy Fisher and Central Catholic face Woodland Hills on Friday night.

WPIAL sets locations for semifinal football games

All eight semifinal football games will be played Friday night at 7:30.

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 Penn-Trafford's Brett Laffoon carries against McKeesport in the Warriors' first win against the Tigers this season, which they followed with another last week in the Class AAAA quarterfinals.

High school football notebook: Penn-Trafford quarterback rich in passing talent

Brett Laffoon is closing in on 5,500 yards passing for his career with the Warriors, who are headed to the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals.

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Boys soccer roundup: Shutout puts South Park into PIAA Class AA semifinals

The Eagles’ defense stymied Mars and helped the team seal a 2-0 win in the quarterfinals Saturday.

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High school volleyball roundup: Baldwin nabs PIAA Class AAA semifinal berth

The Fighting Highlanders move on to the last four for the second year in a row after sweeping Upper St. Clair in the quarterfinals.

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Football Results: Saturday

Results from Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

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Girls soccer roundup: Upper St. Clair reaches PIAA Class AAA semifinals with double-OT goal

Emma Hasco’s struck for the Panthers with two minutes remaining the in second overtime against Central Bucks South on Saturday.

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 Central Catholic's Ronnie Jones carries as North Allegheny's Mark Alesantrino tries to take him down Friday night at Martorelli Stadium.

Central Catholic gets payback on North Allegheny at perfect time

The Vikings fixed whatever went wrong in their loss to the Tigers earlier this season, and found redemption with a quarterfinal victory.

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 Thomas Jefferson running back Quinton Hill runs for a touchdown past West Allegheny’s Kenny White in the first half Friday night.

Thomas Jefferson takes down West Allegheny in WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals

All the Jaguars needed was to play a game of keep-away, with their defense and their ground game, to shut out the Indians, 14-0.

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