High School Sports


 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.

1 day ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

1 day ago


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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

1 day ago


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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


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

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

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


 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.

3 days ago


 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.

4 days ago


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,

5 days ago


 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.

5 days ago


 Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders, who is rated as one of the top junior running backs in the country by several recruiting websites, verbally committed to Penn State.

Blue Chip Chat with Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills junior running back Miles Sanders talks committing to Penn State, helping to recruit fellow WPIAL players and setting goals.

5 days ago


 Nick Bowers wants Kittanning's football program to go out with a bang.

Blue Chip Chat with Nick Bowers, Kittanning

Pitt recruit Nick Bowers talks about having his dad as a coach and playing in Kittanning’s final year before it merges with Ford City.

1 week ago


 Quaker Valley quarterback Dane Jackson attends Cornell High School but competes for the Quakers under a PIAA-approved cooperative agreement.

Blue Chip Chat: Dane Jackson, Quaker Valley

Senior quarterback Dane Jackson talks committing to Pitt, remembering Robin Williams and suiting up for Quaker Valley as a Cornell student.

1 week ago


Pitcher lifts Hawaiians to championship in PONY League World Series

When Joe Jarneski came off the field Tuesday after being hit in the face with a ball, there were questions as to whether he would play for

1 week ago


 Ron Faust compiled a 520-192 record during his first stint as the boys varsity basketball coach at Washington High School.

South Xtra: After 5-year 'retirement,' Faust returns to lead Wash High program

Washington's new boys basketball coach is a familiar face to say the least.

1 week ago


 Adam Kaufman won two WPIAL Class AAA boys basketball  titles at his alma mater, Montour, but will be the new coach at Moon this season.

West Xtra: Leaving Montour for Moon was a 'domestic decision' for Kaufman

Leaving Montour for Moon was a tough decision for Adam Kaufman, but one he made for all the right reasons.

1 week ago


 Central Catholic's John Petrishen (6-2, 195 pounds).

Blue Chip Chat with John Petrishen, Central Catholic

Senior wide receiver/safety John Petrishen has seen his recruiting stock increase dramatically entering his final year at Central Catholic.

1 week ago


 South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh.

Blue Chip Chat with Brett Brumbaugh, South Fayette

South Fayette senior quarterback Brett Brumbaugh talks records, recruiting and a summer of practice and produce.

1 week ago


 Tom Nola tries to transfer Clairton success to Gateway.

High school notebook: New job at Gateway invigorating for Tom Nola

Former Clairton coach Tom Nola has a fresh start at a bigger school now in Gateway, and it's exciting for the four-time PIAA champion.

1 week ago


 Jordan Whitehead, senior running back/defensive back at Central Valley.

Blue Chip Chat with Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley

Central Valley senior Jordan Whitehead is ready for a more prominent offensive role and soon will be ready to announce his college choice.

1 week ago


 North Catholic High School's P.J. Fulmore makes a catch during practice.

The Melding Pot: 'New' North Catholic football team taking shape

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic moves from Troy Hill to Cranberry, and football is a small, but important, part of blending the old and new.

2 weeks ago


 Coach Pete Viti will lead Obama Academy this season as the first City League girls volleyball team to compete in the WPIAL.

North/South/East/West Xtra: WPIAL teams shuffled in volleyball realignment

Thirteen of the 46 teams entered in Class AA were directly affected by Steering Committee’s decision.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Former assistant Cappa new Riverview head coach

Jason Cappa stepping up to try to get Raiders football program back on winning track.

2 weeks ago


South Xtra: Belle Vernon sophomore erases difficult loss

Jarod Verkleeren bounces back to win in Fargo after tough loss in Slovakia.

2 weeks ago



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