High School Sports

 Clairton QB Ryan Williams throws a 2pt conversion against Jeanette on Oct. 03, 2014.

Varsity Xtra: Avonworth's opponent is Bearly believable

Clairton’s prolific offense will be on display again today against Avownorth in the WPIAL Class A championship game.

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West Xtra: Craig's List recognizes area's best

One guy picks his top players, teams and performances from the 2014 high school football season.

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 West Allegheny's Armand Dellovade brings down Thomas Jefferson's Austin Kemp for a loss of yardage in the first quarter of last Friday's WPIAL Class AAA semifinal at Bethel Park.

West Xtra: There's plenty at stake in title-game rematch

West Allegheny had a surprisingly easy time against Thomas Jefferson in the semifinals, now it faces a rematch against Central Valley.

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 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead benefited from his team's fine special teams play in the WPIAL semifinals.

West Xtra: Central Valley was special in semifinal

Excellent special teams play helped Central Valley advance to the WPIAL Class AAA championship game again this season.

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West Xtra: Quips run, run, run their way to Heinz

Aliquippa does a lot of running at its practices and in the WPIAL semifinals, the Quips ran all the way to Heinz Field.

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 Winchester-Thurston's Tyler Coleman, left, heads the ball toward the goal on a corner kick in the first half of PIAA semi-final as Sewickley Academy's Tom Mulholland defends.

North/West Xtra: Sewickley settles for PIAA silver medal in boys soccer

Sewickley Academy, the defending PIAA Class A champion in boys soccer, had to settle for a runner-up finish this year.

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 Pine-Richland's Connor Slomka, carrying against North Hills this season, has been a workhorse for the Rams offense.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland's Slomka marches to his own beat

Senior running back a bruising complement to pass-happy Rams.

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South Xtra: The Bradleys in spotlight once again

The annual “Bradleys” honor some of the top performances by area teams, players and coaches.

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South Xtra: After finally facing a challenge, Clairton responds favorably

Tested for the first time this season, Clairton answers in the affirmative and advances to WPIAL title game.

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 Members of the Peters Twp. team celebrate their victory over Great Valley in the PIAA Class AAA boys championship game Saturday in Hershey.

South Xtra: Peters states case as champions

Peters Township completes its season as the top Class AAA boys soccer team in Pennsylvania.

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 Central Catholic defensive back Damar Hamlin has had a steadying hand in the Vikings staunch defense this season.

East Xtra: Will tradition prevail for Central Catholic?

Vikings will rely on defense, running game in Class AAAA final vs. Pine-Richland.

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 Seven seniors on the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team celebrate with the PIAA Class A championship trophy, from left Abbey Mirigliano, Rachel Moore, Megan Palcic, Lauren Nolfi Megan Stunja, Leah Bisignani and Veronica Komoroski.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic savors state title

Centurions defeat defending PIAA champion Marian Catholic in five-set thriller in volleyball final.

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East Xtra: The Bradleys in spotlight once again

Time to recognize the best in the East Xtra circulation area.

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 Steelers safety Will Allen will help provide a banquet for the Wilkinsburg High football team.

Steelers' Allen helping with a thank you to Wilkinsburg's football team

The football team’s discouraging season will end on a high note with a team banquet provided by Steelers safety Will Allen.

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 Central Catholic has canceled school Friday so students can attend the WPIAL championship at Heinz Field.

High school notebook: Schools excusing students who attend football title games

A rare schedule has WPIAL championships Friday on a school day, but the four schools in the first two games will allow students to attend.

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 Central Catholic used direct snaps to Johnny Petrishen in its 52-34 win against Penn-Trafford. Petrishen carried 17 times for 211 yards in the semifinal game.

High school football notebook: Wildcat becomes go-to offense for WPIAL finalists

A different look on offense has Class AAAA power Central Catholic and AAA juggernaut West Allegheny rolling into the WPIAL championships.

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 Peters Twp. players, Nicco MAstrangelo, left, Rylen Faloni, second from left, Ryan Ponchione, center, Mario Mastrangelo, seond from right and Brady Pike, right, celebrate their victory against Great Valley in the PIAA Class AAA boys championship Saturday in Hershey, Pa.

Peters Township has a big reason to celebrate

Two second-half goals by twins Nicco and Mario Mastrangelo gave the Indians a 2-1 win against Great Valley in the AAA boys PIAA title game.

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 Central Bucks West's Allie Walsh, left chases down Canon-McMillan's Sabrina Bryan, right, in the second half of the PIAA Class AAA girls championship game Saturday in Hershey, Pa.

Canon-McMillan falls in overtime of state title game

The Big Macs came up just short of a PIAA championship in their first title try with a 2-1 loss to Central Bucks West Saturday.

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Big 2nd half lifts McDowell past Brashear in PIAA football game

McDowell came on strong in the final two quarters and breezed to a 35-6 victory in a PIAA Class AAAA game Saturday against Brashear in Erie.

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Greensburg Central Catholic rallies for Class A volleyball title

The Centurions claimed the PIAA girls volleyball championship, the WPIAL’s first in any classification since 2006.

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 West Allegheny’s Terence Stephens makes a cut for a touchdown against Thomas Jefferson in the first quarter Friday night at Bethel Park.

West Allegheny tramples Thomas Jefferson to reach Class AAA final

The victory was stunning in how easily the Indians dominated, cruising to a 41-7 rout against the previously undefeated Jaguars.

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Senior star John Petrishen propels Central Catholic past Penn-Trafford

This time, Vikings standout John Petrishen led the way in the ground game for a 52-34 win in the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals.

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Top-ranked South Fayette turns back Seton-LaSalle

No. 1 seed South Fayette (12-0) took down rival No. 5 Seton-LaSalle (10-2), 35-21, clinching a spot in the WPIAL Class AA title game.

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Junior running back Kaezon Pugh sparks comeback win for Aliquippa

The Quips had to come from behind Friday night in a WPIAL Class AA semifinal, overcoming four turnovers against Washington for a 44-26 win.

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Lamont Wade sparks Clairton to overtime victory

Clairton reached the WPIAL championship for the sixth time in the past seven years with a 48-42 victory against Neshannock.

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Sewickley dominated in quest for repeat PIAA boys soccer title

From the opening kickoff of the PIAA Class A boys soccer championship, Moravian Academy was in control and eventually topped Sewickley, 4-0.

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Greensburg Central Catholic fails to cash in on back-to-back state titles

The Centurions, seeking a third consecutive PIAA Class A girls soccer title Friday night, suffered tough losses at Hersheypark Stadium.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

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Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

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 Central Catholic and running back Vinny Emanuele play Penn-Trafford tonight for a spot in the WPIAL Class AAAA final, which will be the second of four games Nov. 21 in order to accommodate TV coverage.

Times, order set for WPIAL football finals at Heinz Field

The Class A title game will kick off the festivities at 11 a.m. Nov. 21, followed by Class AAAA, Class AA and finally Class AAA at 8 p.m.

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 Penn-Trafford's Brett Laffoon, passing behind the protection of teammate Andre Guest during their game against McKeesport, has thrown for more than 1,700 yards this season.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford poised to retaliate

Penn-Trafford, Central Catholic collide once again with trip to WPIAL Class AAAA final on the line.

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East Xtra: Franklin Regional shows plenty of promise

Season ends once again with loss to West Allegheny in WPIAL playoffs.

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West Xtra: Is Brumbaugh putting this record out of reach?

Brett Brumbaugh hasn’t just broken the WPIAL passing yardage record, he might be putting it totally out of reach.

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West Xtra: Quips screen out the 'noise,' focus on goals

Aliquippa’s football team has had an uncanny knack to ignore media attention and focus on its play on the field.

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 West Allegheny's Tyler Scanlon, carrying for a touchdown in front of Central Valley's Rocco Martini, also plays a key role on the Indians defensive unit.

West Xtra: West Allegheny cranks up its defense in postseason

West Allegheny has used a strong defensive unit to once again reach the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals.

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West/South Xtra: South Fayette a smash in soccer as well

The defending state champion football team isn’t the only winner this fall at South Fayette High School.

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 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Jerome Turner, diving into the end zone for a touchdown as he's defended by Old Forge's Shane Schuback in the PIAA Class A championship game last December, is one of many offensive threats for the Trojans.

North Xtra: Black Hills rivals meet once again

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, Avonworth square off in WPIAL semifinal showdown.

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South Xtra: TJ rides its O-line to semifinals

It’s no accident that Thomas Jefferson is among the leading rushing teams in the WPIAL on an annual basis.

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 Winchester Thurston’s Tyler Coleman heads the ball toward the goal off a corner kick Tuesday night in a Class A semifinal against Sewickley Academy.

PIAA boys soccer roundup: Hat trick leads Peters Township to Class AAA semifinal win

Mario Mastrangelo's hat trick lifted Peters Township to its first PIAA title appearance since 2008.

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PIAA girls soccer roundup: Canon-McMillan advances to final for 1st time

WPIAL runner-up Canon-McMillan defeats Central Bucks East, 2-1, to reach the PIAA girls soccer final.

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PIAA volleyball: Centurions are 1st WPIAL team in final since 2010

Greensburg Central Catholic ended a three-year drought for WPIAL teams reaching the PIAA volleyball final.

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 Brett Brumbaugh and South Fayette will face Seton-LaSalle on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Peters Township.

Sites announced for Friday's WPIAL football semifinals

Ten teams take undefeated records into the semifinals.

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High school football notebook: Central Catholic senior eyes record just for kicks

Central Catholic kicker Mitch MacZura has booted his way to a historic career, but didn’t even know it until a tip from a former coach.

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WPIAL alumni basketball event is a slam dunk

A WPIAL alumni basketball tournament to benefit Children's Hospital was a bigger hit its second year, with Central Catholic winning it all.

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South Fayette gets quick start in win

George Slater scored eight minutes in to lift South Fayette to a 1-0 upset win against West Allegheny in a Class AA quarterfinal.

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 Greensburg Central Catholic's Bailey Cartwright battles with Shady Side Academy's Kara Pooley Saturday in the PIAA Class A quarterfinal at Canon-McMillan High School.

Greensburg Central Catholic rolls to PIAA semis

The Centurions cruised to another shutout, this time against Shady Side Academy, to advance to the semifinals.

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Hiatus ends for Baldwin in volleyball

The Highlanders again beat Seneca Valley in a thriller to get back to the PIAA semifinals after a 10-year drought.

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McKeesport stifles Plum, 20-3

The Mustangs couldn't pull off another upset, as they were suffocated by the fifth-seeded Tigers in a Class AAAA quarterfinal.

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 West Allegheny's Chayse Dillon is tackled by several Franklin Regional defenders Friday in a WPIAL Class AAA playoff game at North Hills' Martorelli Stadium.

West Allegheny runs wild in win vs. Franklin Regional

Chayse Dillon and Terence Stephens combined to run for five touchdowns and West Allegheny rolled to a 37-14 win against Franklin Regional.

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