Author: Chris Harlan


Big 33 Football Classic alums to compete in Super Bowl for 52nd straight year
January 22, 2018
For the 52nd year in a row, the Big 33 Football Classic and the Super Bowl remain linked. Every Super Bowl matchup has included at

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Quaker Valley, OLSH rise to second in state boys basketball rankings
No WPIAL boys basketball teams are ranked first in the state, but Quaker Valley and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart each jumped to second

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Peters Township, Bethel Park rematch of 1-point game among 3 things to watch Monday in WPIAL athletics
January 21, 2018
One point separated Peters Township and Bethel Park when the girls basketball teams played late last month. Makenna Marissa's three-point play with 30 seconds left

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Former Woodland Hills RB Jo-El Shaw picks Kent State
January 20, 2018
Former Woodland Hills running back Jo-El Shaw, who played two seasons at Lackawanna College, announced Saturday he's transferring to Kent State. Shaw rushed for 848

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Harlan on recruiting: Toledo coaches impressed by WPIAL athletes
January 19, 2018
Within a six-minute span early this week, Woodland Hills junior Mike Coleman and Gateway teammates Courtney Jackson and Jeremiah Josephs announced scholarship offers from Toledo

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Mars’ Michael Carmody making a name for himself in football, basketball
Michael Carmody is known as Robby's little brother, but the Mars sophomore is anything but little. And football coaches have noticed. Carmody, who's 6-foot-6 and

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Boys basketball section rematches are part of 3 things to watch Friday in WPIAL athletics
January 18, 2018
A number of boys basketball sections have reached the season's midway point, so it's time battle everybody again. Among Friday night's games is a section

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WPIAL won’t force teams to play Week Zero games
Week Zero remains optional. The WPIAL will not schedule football games for that flex week, letting schools once again decide whether to play a second

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Penn Hills used ineligible wrestler
January 17, 2018
Penn Hills let a student from Serra Catholic wrestle several matches this season for its team despite not being enrolled in the district, WPIAL executive

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Section wrestling finales among 3 things to watch Wednesday in WPIAL athletics
Wednesday marks the final night of section matches on the WPIAL wrestling schedule, and several head-to-head contests will decide sub-section winners. Among them, in Class

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Top-ranked Quaker Valley gets defensive to defeat No. 2 Ambridge
With Drexel recruit Coletrane Washington in the lineup, Quaker Valley can score with anybody in the WPIAL, so a 23-point quarter isn't all that unusual.

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Geography helps shape Class 5A as WPIAL releases new football conference alignment
January 16, 2018
The WPIAL strives for short road trips, so the football committee used color-coded maps and mileage charts to divide its 120 teams into conferences for

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WPIAL announces alignment for fall sports, some spring sports
January 15, 2018
The WPIAL today released section and conference alignments for the next two years for fall sports and some spring sports. Here's a look at where

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WPIAL to reveal section alignments for next two seasons as part of 3 things to watch Monday
Coaches may take games one at a time, but the WPIAL takes years two at a time. So, at Monday afternoon's board of directors meeting,

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No. 2 Penn Hills boys edge Woodland Hills in Setion 3-6A showdown
January 13, 2018
With 52 seconds left, Penn Hills' double-digit lead was down to three and its leading scorer was on the bench with five fouls. But Woodland

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Winchester Thurston girls basketball players take a knee during national anthem
January 12, 2018
As her Winchester Thurston basketball teammates stood at the foul line facing the American flag, senior Ayanna Townsend borrowed the announcer's microphone. andquot;This year our

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What could WPIAL football conferences look like next season?
The wait is almost over. The WPIAL football committee met Thursday to decide the conferences for the next two seasons, leaving coaches, players and fans

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Pine-Richland football team to be honored
January 11, 2018
The MaxPreps Tour of Champions was visit Pine-Richland on Friday night to honor the Rams' state championship football team, but a pending winter storm has

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Winchester Thurston girls basketball team plans to take a knee during national anthem tonight
When Winchester Thurston's girls basketball team suggested kneeling during the national anthem, coach Monica Williams insisted it couldn't be a meaningless gesture. andquot;I told them

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Robby Carmody scores 27, No. 1 Mars holds off No. 2 Moon
January 10, 2018
Mars' Robby Carmody dominated the first two minutes and the final 30 seconds Tuesday night. The Planets' star senior finished with 27 points, including the

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Peters Township, Mt. Lebanon wrestling look to lock up sub-section title as part of 3 things to watch Wednesday in WPIAL athl…
January 9, 2018
First place is up for grabs Wednesday in Class AAA, Section 2B. Peters Township will host Mt. Lebanon at 7:30 p.m., with the winner likely

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Bishop Canevin football coach Schoppe resigns
January 8, 2018
When Darren Schoppe became a football coach, he told himself he should give back as much time as he received as a player. andquot;I passed

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Girls basketball showdown between TJ-Oakland Catholic part of 3 things to watch Monday in WPIAL athletics
January 7, 2018
Who's the best team in WPIAL Class 5A girls basketball So far, it's proven to be the WPIAL's deepest classification with upwards of a dozen

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High school basketball rankings for week of Jan. 7, 2018
rankings Boys basketball Class 6A 1. Mt. Lebanon *9-1 1 2. Penn Hills 12-0 2 3. Woodland Hills 9-1 5 4. Pine-Richland 7-3 3 5. Butler 10-1 4 Out: none Class 5A 1. Mars 7-2 1 2.

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Mt. Lebanon boys earn section victory over shorthanded Connellsville
January 6, 2018
Mt. Lebanon arrived Friday ready to battle Connellsville's Seth Younkin, a 6-foot-6 forward who leads his team in points and rebounds. But the senior injured

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