Author: George Guido


Roundball Classic roundup: Latrobe’s Dudzinski leads East team to convincing victory
April 20, 2018
Latrobe's Marcus Dudzinski had never played in an all-star game before Friday night. But the 6-foot-6 senior made the most of it by leading the

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George Guido: PIAA, state Senators to meet next week
April 17, 2018
A meeting is planned next Tuesday between PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi and members of the state Senate. The two bodies meet every couple of

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No. 2 Steel Valley baseball rebounds against No. 5 Burrell
April 14, 2018
After a tough loss at Valley earlier this week, Steel Valley's next trip along the Route 56 bypass was more fruitful. The Ironmen, ranked No.

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George Guido: Extended winter will tax baseball, softball teams
April 11, 2018
For pro wrestling fans, WWE stands for World Wrestling Entertainment. For those associated with high school spring sports in Western Pennsylvania, WWE means Winter Without

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Pitching staff stays strong as Freeport baseball blanks Highlands
April 6, 2018
For the second consecutive day, the Freeport baseball team got strong starting pitching and timely hitting that resulted in a Section 1-4A victory. Brodey Cowan

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George Guido: Plenty to celebrate for Mars fans
April 3, 2018
Folks in the Mars area still are celebrating a great high school basketball season. And who could blame them Last week, the girls team won

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George Guido: Breaking down new rules for spring sports
March 27, 2018
Most high school baseball rules changes for 2018 are of the cosmetic variety, but softball has a major change in the way intentional walks are

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Freeport’s Beale ties Cager Classic 3-pointer record, but West loses
March 24, 2018
Freeport assistant basketball coach Austin Miller apparently is doing a great job. One of his proteges, Ben Beale, tied his Cager Classic record for six

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George Guido: Saying goodbye to hoops season with local ‘awards’
March 20, 2018
It's time to say goodbye to the local high school basketball season. All that's left is the annual Cager Classic all-star event Saturday, which in

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Riverview baseball rebuilding under 1st-year coach Gras
March 19, 2018
For new Riverview baseball coach Bill Gras, the challenge is not only getting his team ready for the season, but to get the whole operation

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Riverview softball sets high expectations with 8 returning starters
After finishing in fourth place last season and making the WPIAL playoffs out of Section 3-A, the Riverview softball team clearly wants more. With all

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Mars boys use 4th-quarter rally to defeat Highlands in PIAA quarterfinals
March 16, 2018
Mars proved again that it could win without Notre Dame recruit Robby Carmody on the floor. After fouling out with 3 minutes, 49 seconds left

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Kiski Area softball looks to build on playoff appearance
After several years away from the WPIAL softball postseason, Kiski Area qualified for the playoffs last season with a 10-4 record and a third-place tie

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Kiski Area baseball aims to improve after 2-17 season
Things didn't go as planned last year as Kiski Area baseball coach Kyle Morrow made his debut. The Cavaliers finished 1-11 in Section 1-5A and

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Sewickley Academy boys hold off Ridgway in PIAA Class 2A second round
March 14, 2018
Sewickley Academy, more accustomed to lighting up the scoreboard, had to prove it could win a slowdown game Wednesday night. The defending Class 2A state

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Guido: Signs to honor Freeport state volleyball champions
March 13, 2018
Freeport's 2017 PIAA girls volleyball championship will be remembered permanently with two commemorative signs that will soon greet motorists coming into the community. Through the

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Highlands overcomes slow start to roll past Carrick into PIAA quarterfinals
Highlands fell behind by eight early, but coach Tyler Stoczynski resisted calling a timeout. The strategy worked as the Golden Rams finished the first quarter

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New coach set to lead Fox Chapel baseball
It was a smooth transition for new Fox Chapel baseball coach Jim Hastings. A 1999 graduate of the school, Hastings is familiar with many of

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Experienced lineup returns for Fox Chapel softball
Senior leadership will be a key ingredient this year as the Fox Chapel softball team will go for its fourth consecutive WPIAL playoff berth. The

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Cambridge Spings duo too much for Leechburg boys
March 10, 2018
MEADVILLE — It's one thing for a team to be unaccustomed to guarding a 6-foot-8 player. But Leechburg had the task of dealing with two

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Valley boys ousted by Sharon, but program takes another step
March 9, 2018
Sharon boys basketball is reliving the era of hula hoops, Elvis Presley and Ford Thunderbirds. The Tigers collected their 24th victory of the season, the

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Leechburg girls’ impressive run ends
The curtain came down on a remarkable era of Leechburg girls basketball Friday night. District 10 champion West Middlesex used a strong inside game to

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George Guido: A-K Valley teams set for PIAA basketball playoffs
March 6, 2018
It's PIAA basketball playoff time, and six local schools qualified. For the first time, Leechburg's boys and girls qualified for the state playoffs. A closer

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New Castle boys hand Quaker Valley 1st loss, win WPIAL Class 4A title
March 3, 2018
New Castle boys basketball coach Ralph Blundo said all five of his WPIAL title teams are special. But this year's team is special because of

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Thorpe’s 36 points guide Winchester Thurston girls to 2nd straight WPIAL Class A title
March 2, 2018
It was hard to tell if it was nerves or the 60-mile bus ride. But West Greene started Friday's WPIAL Class A girls title game

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Top-seeded Vincentian Academy girls top Chartiers-Houston to earn 11th WPIAL title
March 1, 2018
After losing to Chartiers-Houston in last season's WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball title game, Vincentian Academy standout Caroline Elliott was determined to change the result

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Quaker Valley gets defensive in Class 4A semifinal win over Indiana
February 28, 2018
With its undefeated season and a trip to the WPIAL finals on the line, Quaker Valley led Indiana by just four at halftime. But the

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Franklin Regional defense stands tall in win over Highlands
February 27, 2018
Franklin Regional coach Steve Scorpion knew the best to way to beat Highlands was with a staunch defensive effort. The Panthers kept Highlands off the

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George Guido: Pa. needs to adopt Virginia method for hiring/firing high school coaches
High school football still is reverberating over last week's firing of Aliquippa football coach Mike Zmijanac. The Aliquippa school board last week voted 7-2 not

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McDonough’s 29 points guide Vincentian Academy boys past Cornell in WPIAL semifinals
February 26, 2018
Vincentian boys basketball coach Tim Tyree couldn't hold back his enthusiasm after earning a spot in the WPIAL title game his first year at the

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Vincentian Academy girls topple Serra Catholic to earn 7th straight WPIAL finals berth
It's back to the WPIAL girls basketball finals for Vincentian Academy for a seventh straight season. The Royals used an early second-half surge to down

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No. 1 seed Quaker Valley holds off Valley to reach WPIAL semifinals
February 24, 2018
After falling behind early, Valley stayed within striking distance of top-seeded Quaker Valley, eventually dropping a 53-47 decision in a WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball

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No. 2 OLSH charges past Springdale to reach WPIAL semifinals
February 23, 2018
For more than a half, the Springdale Dynamos were satisfied with the pace of Friday's Class 2A quarterfinal boys basketball game. But Our Lady of

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Valley holds off late South Park rally to earn 1st playoff victory since ’09
February 21, 2018
Valley had built up a generous lead, up by as much as 15 early in the fourth quarter. But the Vikings had to withstand a

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George Guido: Kittanning’s Mitch Frerotte headed to hall
Mitch Frerotte played in three Super Bowls during his six-season NFL career but also was known as a free spirit during his playing days. His

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Leechburg boys get first basketball playoff victory in seven years
February 20, 2018
Fort Cherry stayed within striking distance of Leechburg for three quarters. But a strong start for the Blue Devils in the fourth period paved the

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Elizabeth-Forward girls send Freeport packing
February 17, 2018
The word drought usually is associated with summertime, not a wet weekend in mid-February. But a scoring drought Saturday afternoon proved disastrous for the Freeport

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Leechburg’s Mikayla Lovelace eclipses 2,000 career points in playoff victory
February 16, 2018
Leechburg senior Mikayla Lovelace was chasing a milestone and a WPIAL playoff victory Friday night. Lovelace became the 42nd player in WPIAL girls basketball history

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Chuck Klausing remembered as more than just a coach
It's one thing to recognize the on-field accomplishments of coach Chuck Klausing's football teams, especially those from Braddock High School. But his greatest legacy might

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George Guido: Apollo-Ridge, Riverview girls basketball buck odds to reach WPIAL playoffs
February 14, 2018
The 106th WPIAL basketball playoff tournament is set to begin Friday with the playoff brackets distributed Tuesday night at Green Tree Crowne Plaza. Two local

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Springdale boys don’t let Riverview spoil season this time, clinch playoffs with win
February 9, 2018
Last year, Springdale needed a win over Riverview in the season finale to clinch a WPIAL playoff spot but came up short. The Dynamos were

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Okopal guides Burrell to another closing-seconds win
February 6, 2018
It was Jake to the rescue once again for Burrell on Tuesday night. For the second consecutive game, senior guard Jake Okopal hit a 3-pointer

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Guido: Burrell to wrestle on 10th anniversary of state title
With its 12th consecutive WPIAL Class AA championship in tow, the Burrell wrestling team is again headed to Hershey for the PIAA team tournament. The

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Deer Lakes boys eke out OT win over Valley
February 3, 2018
When Deer Lakes reserve Brad Perrotte woke up Saturday morning, he had no idea he would score the winning points in a victory. But the

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Leechburg shrugs off slow start, puts Springdale’s playoff plans on hold
February 2, 2018
There's nothing like having another key player emerge for a team's stretch run. At Leechburg, sophomore Connor McDermott, getting more playing time as the season

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Deer Lakes uses second-half surge to top short-handed Derry
January 30, 2018
Coaches always preach the importance of the first few minutes of the second half. Deer Lakes took control of Tuesday's Section 1-4A encounter by scoring

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George Guido: Tom Pipkins’ WPIAL scoring mark remains intact 25 years later
Though it's been 25 years, Valley graduate Tom Pipkins remains atop the WPIAL basketball all-time scoring list. Pipkins broke the record Jan. 29, 1993, as

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Apollo-Ridge girls hold off Avonworth to clinch WPIAL playoff berth
January 29, 2018
Apollo-Ridge is not only winning girls basketball games, but the Vikings are beating high-profile programs. After sweeping the season series with a win against Seton

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Bench play leads Highlands boys past Armstrong
January 27, 2018
While the Highlands starting lineup has excelled, the bench was the difference Friday night at Armstrong. The Golden Rams reserves accounted for 25 points as

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Valley can’t capitalize on chances as Carter leads Indiana to double-OT victory
January 24, 2018
Indiana coach Greg Lezanic admits he can get caught up watching Carlos Carter play. And it's difficult to blame him. Carter scored 35 points —

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George Guido: Proposed transfer rule a good start
At least it's a start. The PIAA will be voting Wednesday on a measure to not allow a student-athlete to transfer schools once at least

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Leechburg boys hand Jeannette its 1st section loss
January 20, 2018
When Leechburg standout Christian Hack is being guarded closely, Blue Devils coach Corey Smith urges John Miskinis to pick up the slack. That's what happened

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Leechburg not caught looking ahead against Riverview
So much for any thought of a trap game. With a big Section 1-AA showdown looming against Jeannette on Saturday afternoon, Leechburg didn't chance looking

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Guido: A-K Valley football teams set to travel
January 17, 2018
In 1959, the longest road trip for the undefeated Springdale Dynamos was to Hampton — a mere 14.7 miles from the school campus. For the

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Big second quarter leads Freeport past Deer Lakes
Freeport used a strong second quarter to end a five-game winning streak for Deer Lakes on Tuesday night. The Yellowjackets held the Lancers scoreless for

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Return of Ross lifts Valley over Derry
January 9, 2018
It was a dazzling return to the hardwood Tuesday night for Valley's Deonte Ross. Playing his first basketball game of the season after suffering a

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Guido: Weather plays factor in A-K Valley hoops schedules
The Farmer's Almanac got it right. The sage publication predicted the freezing temperatures in the Pittsburgh region from Jan. 1-6. The Almanac makes weather forecasts

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Kelly sparks Fox Chapel win vs. Norwin
January 6, 2018
Ben Kelly's return to the lineup has made quite a difference for Fox Chapel. Out with an illness two weeks ago when the Foxes dropped

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Guido: Lots to look forward to in new year in A-K Valley
January 3, 2018
Happy New Year to all of our readers — print and online. Each high school sports year is unique, and 2018 should be no different.

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Highlands boys hold on for OT win over Knoch in tournament final
December 30, 2017
After missing 13 free throws in regulation, the Highlands boys had a feeling that could cost them the game. Instead, Highlands caught fire in the

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Leechburg girls drop Apollo-Ridge for Apollo Trust Company tournament title
December 29, 2017
After trailing by one at the half, Apollo-Ridge had designs of an upset over Leechburg. But the Vikings were held to a single point in

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George Guido: 1997 Riverview football team makes coach’s championship prediction come true
December 27, 2017
After WPIAL Class A championship game appearances in two of the previous three seasons, the 1997 Riverview Raiders struggled to a 3-3 record and were

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Gus Frerotte headlines Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame class
December 24, 2017
Ford City High School never made the WPIAL football playoffs until quarterback Gus Frerotte took over in 1987. Frerotte, who was also an outfielder on

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Highlands boys bounce back from loss to rout Greensburg CC
After losing to Franklin Regional on Friday night, Highlands made sure it wasn't going to lose to another Westmoreland County team Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Korry

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Fox Chapel’s offense struggles in loss to streaking Penn Hills
December 23, 2017
Going into the season, Penn Hills coach Dan DeRose didn't know what to expect from a largely inexperienced team. But the Indians are rolling along

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Norling-led Our Lady of Sacred Heart topples St. Joseph in girls basketball
December 19, 2017
In its final tuneup before section play begins, St. Joseph cut a 13-point deficit to two. But the Spartans couldn't complete the comeback and fell

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Guido: PIAA board cracking down on in-season transfers
It looks like the PIAA might finally be doing something about in-season transfers. At its last board of directors meeting, the PIAA passed, on a

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Guido: Where does the Pine-Richland football team rank among WPIAL’s all-time greats?
December 12, 2017
The high school football season is over, and about all that's left is to argue where Pine-Richland ranks among the greatest teams in WPIAL history.

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Leechburg boys move to 3-1 after defeating St. Joseph
After four games in five nights, Leechburg boys basketball has earned a day off. The Blue Devils advanced their record to 3-1 with an 87-63

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Fast-paced St. Joseph races past Riverview
December 9, 2017
For many decades, St. Joseph has been known for fast-paced basketball. But it was the Spartans defense that shined Saturday night as Riverview was held

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St. Joseph girls score impressive win over Highlands in season opener
December 8, 2017
It was a quick start to begin the new season for St. Joseph. The Spartans scored the game's first 11 points and rolled to a

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George Guido: New rule allows basketball coaches more space
December 5, 2017
High school basketball coaches will have more room to roam along the sidelines this winter. One of the significant rules changes for the coming season

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Turnovers costly as Washington falls to Wilmington in PIAA Class 2A semifinals
December 1, 2017
Too many turnovers proved too costly for Washington on Friday night. Wilmington turned four turnovers into touchdowns and emerged with a 49-42 victory over the

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Riverview girls to rely on several sophomores, freshmen to contribute
It wasn't quite like the earthquake that hit Delaware on Thursday. But the Riverview girls basketball program received a seismic shock when standout forward Ariel

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Productive offseason sparks optimism for Riverview boys basketball
After losing its first 11 section games last season, the Riverview boys basketball team put it all together on the final night of section play

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George Guido: Football teams face decisions on ‘playing up’
November 28, 2017
For Apollo-Ridge, 2A is OK for the next two football seasons. After playing up in Class 3A for the past two years, the district announced

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WPIAL Class 2A football final notebook: Washington celebrates 1st title since 2001
November 25, 2017
Saturday's championship-game victory over Steel Valley was the seventh WPIAL title in Washington history and the first since 2001 when the Little Prexies defeated Beaver

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WPIAL Class A football final notebook: Jeannette has fourth-most titles in WPIAL history
Saturday's title win was Jeannette's ninth in school history, fourth most in the WPIAL behind Aliquippa (16), Clairton (13) and New Castle (11). Jeannette is

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Apollo-Ridge girls aim to be ‘most improved’ team in section
November 21, 2017
Making the WPIAL playoffs is a reasonable goal for many teams in the preseason. But for Apollo-Ridge girls basketball in Section 3-3A, navigating through a

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Freshmen to play key roles for Apollo-Ridge boys basketball
Many coaches over the years have been reluctant to play freshmen early in their careers. But Apollo-Ridge coach Damon Andring isn't one of them. Andring

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Guido: Former athletes remembered for public service
As New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw was laid to rest today, we remember him as another former athlete who made his mark in local

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WPIAL Class 4A final notebook: TJ’s Cherpak joins top 10 coaches list
November 18, 2017
Saturday's WPIAL Class 4A championship win over Montour was the 249th in Thomas Jefferson coach Bill Cherpak's illustrious career. He is now 10th on the

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WPIAL Class 5A final notebook: Gateway breaks Heinz Field jinx
After winning five WPIAL titles in an 18-year span between 1969-86, WPIAL gold has returned to Monroeville and Pitcairn. WPIAL Hall of Fame coach Walter

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WPIAL Class 6A final notebook: Pine-Richland wins title in 4th classification
Pine-Richland became the first school to win WPIAL football titles in four different classifications Saturday. The Rams won Class AA titles in 1969 over New

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WPIAL Class 3A final notebook: A rare shutout for Aliquippa in title game
Not only was a 2-0 final the rarest of rarities, shutting out Aliquippa doesn't happen too often, either. The last time the Quips were shut

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Guido: Tough year for A-K Valley football
November 14, 2017
This won't go down as a banner year for local high school football. Many Alle-Kiski Valley programs continued to struggle. Of the 12 schools in

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No. 4 Montour upsets conference rival South Fayette in WPIAL Class 4A semifinals
November 10, 2017
For the second straight week, the Montour Spartans staged a dramatic, fourth-quarter comeback. This time, Montour was rewarded with a trip to Heinz Field next

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Ward scores twice at Greensburg Central Catholic edges Brockway in PIAA first round
November 7, 2017
The response to an opponent's goal in a PIAA playoff is paramount. Greensburg Central Catholic senior Sydney Ward scored what turned out to be the

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Guido: Memories remain for Ford City’s Red Mihalik gym
Crews began demolition last week of one of the Alle-Kiski Valley's most recognizable high schools. Ford City, including the historic Red Mihalik gym, a place

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Allderdice downs Brashear to win 1st City football title in 50 years
November 4, 2017
Finally — the drought is over for Allderdice. The Dragons won their first Pittsburgh City League football title since 1967 and only the second overall

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OLSH defeats Springdale for program’s 1st playoff victory
November 3, 2017
Down by eight points in the second quarter, Springdale thought it was ready to get some momentum after a sack by Scott Landis put Our

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Springdale prepares for trip to Moon to face No. 5 OLSH
November 1, 2017
The Springdale Dynamos are headed for the Moon. Moon High School's Tiger Stadium, that is. Twelfth-seeded Springdale will face No. 5 Our Lady of the

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Guido: Alle-Kiski Valley football teams hit road for playoffs again
October 31, 2017
WPIAL football playoff time is here, and three schools will be representing the Alle-Kiski Valley. Freeport is in the playoffs for the 27th time, tops

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Bentworth caps season with win at Riverview
October 28, 2017
In a day when both teams were plagued with soggy field conditions in the second half, three big first-half plays by Bentworth proved to be

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Solomon scores four TDs as Deer Lakes beats Burrell
October 27, 2017
Friday was about escaping the Allegheny Conference cellar, and Deer Lakes came up big in that regard. The Lancers scored three touchdowns in the space

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Freeport defense steps up in quarterfinal win over Quaker Valley
October 26, 2017
The Freeport girls soccer team was best known for a solid offensive attack this season. But the Yellowjackets defense was at its best Thursday as

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Guido: Kiski Area to say good-bye to Davis Field
October 24, 2017
This time, it's for sure. Kiski Area will play its final home game Friday at Vandergrift's Davis Field against Armstrong. During each of the past

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No. 1 South Fayette routs Highlands, extends regular-season win streak to 55
October 21, 2017
South Fayette, the Tribune-Review's No. 1-ranked Class 4A team, wrapped up the Northwest 9 Conference with a 49-14 home victory Friday night against Highlands. The

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George Guido: Alle-Kiski Valley football teams could face tough road on playoffs
October 17, 2017
Last season was the first time in 37 years no Alle-Kiski Valley football teams opened the playoffs at home. It could happen again this season.

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Highlands rolls in delayed game against Blackhawk
October 15, 2017
Blackhawk is likely happy its new stadium didn't open as planned Saturday night. Needing to play its home games at Geneva College's Reeves Stadium because

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Valley tops rival Burrell for 5th straight time in Allegheny Conference
October 13, 2017
Friday was the only Valley-Burrell football game Shawn Demharter ever played in. But the Vikings senior made the most of it. Demharter intercepted a pass

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Guido: Tragic death 90 years ago nearly ended A-K Valley football programs
October 10, 2017
Tragedy visited Alle-Kiski Valley high school football 90 years ago this week. A Har-Brack High School football player's death caused from an injury during a

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Shady Side Academy thumps Valley behind stellar performance from Skyy Moore
October 7, 2017
Under a brilliant blue sky Saturday afternoon at Shady Side Academy, Skyy Moore was brilliant for the Indians. The junior quarterback ran for 173 yards

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Keystone Oaks holds off Burrell rally for Allegheny Conference win
October 6, 2017
Defending Allegheny Conference champion Keystone Oaks remained in the WPIAL playoff race with a crucial 20-13 victory at Burrell. But the Golden Eagles had to

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Guido: Playoff chases heating up for Alle-Kiski Valley football teams
October 3, 2017
With the high school football season in its second half, the playoff picture for Alle-Kiski schools is coming into focus. A number of schools have

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No. 4 McKeesport stifles Latrobe in 49-0 rout
September 30, 2017
McKeesport's triple option, flexbone offense is a sight to behold when it's in high gear. But Tigers coach Matt Miller wants to see his team's

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Highlands builds big lead before holding off Albert Gallatin
Highlands started on the right track with Logan Crise returning the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown. But the Golden Rams had to hold

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George Guido: Coaching legend Chuck Wagner left indelible mark
September 26, 2017
When you've covered a public figure such as coach Chuck Wagner for more than 40 years, a number of things are seared into your mind.

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Ross-led Valley holds off Deer Lakes for 1st win
September 22, 2017
Valley finally got into the win column Friday night, putting together three second-half scoring drives then held off a late Deer Lakes rally to emerge

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Guido: Big plans for facility upgrades at Leechburg
September 19, 2017
Athletics facilities improvements could be on the way for Leechburg High School. The school board last week voted to register RBC Capital Markets to acquire

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Jeannette races to early lead, shuts out depleted Riverview
September 16, 2017
Even the first-quarter ricochets went Jeannette's way Saturday. The Jayhawks benefitted from a Raiders handoff batted in the air several times to recover a fumble

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Armstrong leads Latrobe past Kiski Area
September 15, 2017
It might not like seem much to many, but Latrobe has won two games in a row for the first time since 2011. Senior quarterback/linebacker

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Guido: Highlands football set to celebrate 50th season
September 12, 2017
Highlands will mark its 50th football season with a celebration Friday as part of its home game against Knoch. All football alumni are invited, but

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Imani Christian steamrolls Riverview with 661 yards of offense
September 9, 2017
The WPIAL's newest powerhouse rolled into Oakmont on Saturday afternoon, and Imani Christian handed Riverview one of its most lopsided defeats, 66-6. The Saints, No.

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Apollo-Ridge knocks off defending WPIAL champion Beaver Falls
September 8, 2017
A confident Apollo-Ridge team rolled into Beaver Falls on Friday night and knocked off the defending WPIAL and PIAA champs 27-19 in a Class 3A

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Guido: Knoch’s Whalen wows in coaching debut
September 6, 2017
What a way to begin a coaching career. Knoch's Frank Whalen came up a winner in his coaching debut with the Knights last Friday in

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Hopewell denies Burrell on late touchdown run
September 1, 2017
After a spectacular 86-yard run by Burrell's Logan Bitar with 3 minutes, 58 seconds left in the fourth quarter, it looked like the Bucs and

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St. Joseph girls breaking losing mentality
August 29, 2017
After enduring a season that showed no wins in 12 section matches and a 1-14 overall mark, the St. Joseph girls soccer teams knows plenty

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Graduation took a toll, but St. Joseph boys aim to maintain success
St. Joseph boys soccer has been on a roll lately, compiling a 28-9 record over the past two seasons. That includes last year when the

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Guido: High school football teams nearing milestones
This could be the season many WPIAL football schools hit milestones. Gateway defeated Woodland Hills Friday for victory No. 400 in school history. Mars and

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Penn Hills shuts down Plum in Week Zero opener
August 26, 2017
Jon LeDonne came up a winner in his debut as the Penn Hills football coach as the Indians rolled to a 26-0 victory over Plum

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Freeport rides Romanchak to blowout victory over Yough
August 25, 2017
The WPIAL's first football game of the season was a statement-maker for Freeport junior Austin Romanchak. Romanchak showed why he's one of the area's top

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Guido: A-K Valley teams benefit from Week Zero
August 23, 2017
The 118th season of high school football in the Alle-Kiski Valley is just a day away, so let's set the stage for the new season.

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New coach Andrew Kariotis hopes to boost Burrell boys soccer
August 21, 2017
When Andrew Kariotis found out the boys soccer coaching job at his alma mater, Burrell, was vacant, he likely was the first to jump in.

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Burrell girls soccer wants to build off last year’s success
It was a feel-good story of the 2016 soccer season. Before an Oct. 3 home game against Highlands, the recording of the national anthem malfunctioned

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Underclassmen set for bigger roles with Leechburg football team
August 18, 2017
As Leechburg struggled toward a 1-9 finish last year, two underclassmen who seized the opportunity for playing time are ready to make their mark as

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Guido: It’s a season of change for high school soccer
August 15, 2017
High school soccer players can now kick the ball in any direction to begin play. That new kickoff procedure is one of eight changes approved

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Gizzo, Morris hope to help Fox Chapel carry momentum built at end of 2016 season
August 14, 2017
The itch to switch salvaged the 2016 season to a respectable level for Fox Chapel. After the Foxes lost their first five games, coach Tom

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Guido: High school football players to be greeted by new rules
August 8, 2017
A blindside block is pretty much a thing of the past in high school football. The prohibition and definition of the blindside block are among

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Roundball Classic roundup: Latrobe’s Dudzinski leads East team to convincing victory
April 20, 2018
Latrobe's Marcus Dudzinski had never played in an all-star game before Friday night. But the 6-foot-6 senior made the most of it by leading the

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George Guido: PIAA, state Senators to meet next week
April 17, 2018
A meeting is planned next Tuesday between PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi and members of the state Senate. The two bodies meet every couple of

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No. 2 Steel Valley baseball rebounds against No. 5 Burrell
April 14, 2018
After a tough loss at Valley earlier this week, Steel Valley's next trip along the Route 56 bypass was more fruitful. The Ironmen, ranked No.

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George Guido: Extended winter will tax baseball, softball teams
April 11, 2018
For pro wrestling fans, WWE stands for World Wrestling Entertainment. For those associated with high school spring sports in Western Pennsylvania, WWE means Winter Without

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Pitching staff stays strong as Freeport baseball blanks Highlands
April 6, 2018
For the second consecutive day, the Freeport baseball team got strong starting pitching and timely hitting that resulted in a Section 1-4A victory. Brodey Cowan

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George Guido: Plenty to celebrate for Mars fans
April 3, 2018
Folks in the Mars area still are celebrating a great high school basketball season. And who could blame them Last week, the girls team won

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George Guido: Breaking down new rules for spring sports
March 27, 2018
Most high school baseball rules changes for 2018 are of the cosmetic variety, but softball has a major change in the way intentional walks are

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Freeport’s Beale ties Cager Classic 3-pointer record, but West loses
March 24, 2018
Freeport assistant basketball coach Austin Miller apparently is doing a great job. One of his proteges, Ben Beale, tied his Cager Classic record for six

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George Guido: Saying goodbye to hoops season with local ‘awards’
March 20, 2018
It's time to say goodbye to the local high school basketball season. All that's left is the annual Cager Classic all-star event Saturday, which in

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Riverview baseball rebuilding under 1st-year coach Gras
March 19, 2018
For new Riverview baseball coach Bill Gras, the challenge is not only getting his team ready for the season, but to get the whole operation

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Riverview softball sets high expectations with 8 returning starters
After finishing in fourth place last season and making the WPIAL playoffs out of Section 3-A, the Riverview softball team clearly wants more. With all

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Mars boys use 4th-quarter rally to defeat Highlands in PIAA quarterfinals
March 16, 2018
Mars proved again that it could win without Notre Dame recruit Robby Carmody on the floor. After fouling out with 3 minutes, 49 seconds left

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Kiski Area softball looks to build on playoff appearance
After several years away from the WPIAL softball postseason, Kiski Area qualified for the playoffs last season with a 10-4 record and a third-place tie

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Kiski Area baseball aims to improve after 2-17 season
Things didn't go as planned last year as Kiski Area baseball coach Kyle Morrow made his debut. The Cavaliers finished 1-11 in Section 1-5A and

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Sewickley Academy boys hold off Ridgway in PIAA Class 2A second round
March 14, 2018
Sewickley Academy, more accustomed to lighting up the scoreboard, had to prove it could win a slowdown game Wednesday night. The defending Class 2A state

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Guido: Signs to honor Freeport state volleyball champions
March 13, 2018
Freeport's 2017 PIAA girls volleyball championship will be remembered permanently with two commemorative signs that will soon greet motorists coming into the community. Through the

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Highlands overcomes slow start to roll past Carrick into PIAA quarterfinals
Highlands fell behind by eight early, but coach Tyler Stoczynski resisted calling a timeout. The strategy worked as the Golden Rams finished the first quarter

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New coach set to lead Fox Chapel baseball
It was a smooth transition for new Fox Chapel baseball coach Jim Hastings. A 1999 graduate of the school, Hastings is familiar with many of

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Experienced lineup returns for Fox Chapel softball
Senior leadership will be a key ingredient this year as the Fox Chapel softball team will go for its fourth consecutive WPIAL playoff berth. The

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Cambridge Spings duo too much for Leechburg boys
March 10, 2018
MEADVILLE — It's one thing for a team to be unaccustomed to guarding a 6-foot-8 player. But Leechburg had the task of dealing with two

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Valley boys ousted by Sharon, but program takes another step
March 9, 2018
Sharon boys basketball is reliving the era of hula hoops, Elvis Presley and Ford Thunderbirds. The Tigers collected their 24th victory of the season, the

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Leechburg girls’ impressive run ends
The curtain came down on a remarkable era of Leechburg girls basketball Friday night. District 10 champion West Middlesex used a strong inside game to

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George Guido: A-K Valley teams set for PIAA basketball playoffs
March 6, 2018
It's PIAA basketball playoff time, and six local schools qualified. For the first time, Leechburg's boys and girls qualified for the state playoffs. A closer

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New Castle boys hand Quaker Valley 1st loss, win WPIAL Class 4A title
March 3, 2018
New Castle boys basketball coach Ralph Blundo said all five of his WPIAL title teams are special. But this year's team is special because of

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Thorpe’s 36 points guide Winchester Thurston girls to 2nd straight WPIAL Class A title
March 2, 2018
It was hard to tell if it was nerves or the 60-mile bus ride. But West Greene started Friday's WPIAL Class A girls title game

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Top-seeded Vincentian Academy girls top Chartiers-Houston to earn 11th WPIAL title
March 1, 2018
After losing to Chartiers-Houston in last season's WPIAL Class 2A girls basketball title game, Vincentian Academy standout Caroline Elliott was determined to change the result

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Quaker Valley gets defensive in Class 4A semifinal win over Indiana
February 28, 2018
With its undefeated season and a trip to the WPIAL finals on the line, Quaker Valley led Indiana by just four at halftime. But the

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Franklin Regional defense stands tall in win over Highlands
February 27, 2018
Franklin Regional coach Steve Scorpion knew the best to way to beat Highlands was with a staunch defensive effort. The Panthers kept Highlands off the

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George Guido: Pa. needs to adopt Virginia method for hiring/firing high school coaches
High school football still is reverberating over last week's firing of Aliquippa football coach Mike Zmijanac. The Aliquippa school board last week voted 7-2 not

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McDonough’s 29 points guide Vincentian Academy boys past Cornell in WPIAL semifinals
February 26, 2018
Vincentian boys basketball coach Tim Tyree couldn't hold back his enthusiasm after earning a spot in the WPIAL title game his first year at the

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Vincentian Academy girls topple Serra Catholic to earn 7th straight WPIAL finals berth
It's back to the WPIAL girls basketball finals for Vincentian Academy for a seventh straight season. The Royals used an early second-half surge to down

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No. 1 seed Quaker Valley holds off Valley to reach WPIAL semifinals
February 24, 2018
After falling behind early, Valley stayed within striking distance of top-seeded Quaker Valley, eventually dropping a 53-47 decision in a WPIAL Class 4A boys basketball

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No. 2 OLSH charges past Springdale to reach WPIAL semifinals
February 23, 2018
For more than a half, the Springdale Dynamos were satisfied with the pace of Friday's Class 2A quarterfinal boys basketball game. But Our Lady of

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Valley holds off late South Park rally to earn 1st playoff victory since ’09
February 21, 2018
Valley had built up a generous lead, up by as much as 15 early in the fourth quarter. But the Vikings had to withstand a

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George Guido: Kittanning’s Mitch Frerotte headed to hall
Mitch Frerotte played in three Super Bowls during his six-season NFL career but also was known as a free spirit during his playing days. His

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Leechburg boys get first basketball playoff victory in seven years
February 20, 2018
Fort Cherry stayed within striking distance of Leechburg for three quarters. But a strong start for the Blue Devils in the fourth period paved the

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Elizabeth-Forward girls send Freeport packing
February 17, 2018
The word drought usually is associated with summertime, not a wet weekend in mid-February. But a scoring drought Saturday afternoon proved disastrous for the Freeport

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Leechburg’s Mikayla Lovelace eclipses 2,000 career points in playoff victory
February 16, 2018
Leechburg senior Mikayla Lovelace was chasing a milestone and a WPIAL playoff victory Friday night. Lovelace became the 42nd player in WPIAL girls basketball history

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Chuck Klausing remembered as more than just a coach
It's one thing to recognize the on-field accomplishments of coach Chuck Klausing's football teams, especially those from Braddock High School. But his greatest legacy might

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George Guido: Apollo-Ridge, Riverview girls basketball buck odds to reach WPIAL playoffs
February 14, 2018
The 106th WPIAL basketball playoff tournament is set to begin Friday with the playoff brackets distributed Tuesday night at Green Tree Crowne Plaza. Two local

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Springdale boys don’t let Riverview spoil season this time, clinch playoffs with win
February 9, 2018
Last year, Springdale needed a win over Riverview in the season finale to clinch a WPIAL playoff spot but came up short. The Dynamos were

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Okopal guides Burrell to another closing-seconds win
February 6, 2018
It was Jake to the rescue once again for Burrell on Tuesday night. For the second consecutive game, senior guard Jake Okopal hit a 3-pointer

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Guido: Burrell to wrestle on 10th anniversary of state title
With its 12th consecutive WPIAL Class AA championship in tow, the Burrell wrestling team is again headed to Hershey for the PIAA team tournament. The

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Deer Lakes boys eke out OT win over Valley
February 3, 2018
When Deer Lakes reserve Brad Perrotte woke up Saturday morning, he had no idea he would score the winning points in a victory. But the

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Leechburg shrugs off slow start, puts Springdale’s playoff plans on hold
February 2, 2018
There's nothing like having another key player emerge for a team's stretch run. At Leechburg, sophomore Connor McDermott, getting more playing time as the season

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Deer Lakes uses second-half surge to top short-handed Derry
January 30, 2018
Coaches always preach the importance of the first few minutes of the second half. Deer Lakes took control of Tuesday's Section 1-4A encounter by scoring

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George Guido: Tom Pipkins’ WPIAL scoring mark remains intact 25 years later
Though it's been 25 years, Valley graduate Tom Pipkins remains atop the WPIAL basketball all-time scoring list. Pipkins broke the record Jan. 29, 1993, as

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Apollo-Ridge girls hold off Avonworth to clinch WPIAL playoff berth
January 29, 2018
Apollo-Ridge is not only winning girls basketball games, but the Vikings are beating high-profile programs. After sweeping the season series with a win against Seton

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Bench play leads Highlands boys past Armstrong
January 27, 2018
While the Highlands starting lineup has excelled, the bench was the difference Friday night at Armstrong. The Golden Rams reserves accounted for 25 points as

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Valley can’t capitalize on chances as Carter leads Indiana to double-OT victory
January 24, 2018
Indiana coach Greg Lezanic admits he can get caught up watching Carlos Carter play. And it's difficult to blame him. Carter scored 35 points —

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George Guido: Proposed transfer rule a good start
At least it's a start. The PIAA will be voting Wednesday on a measure to not allow a student-athlete to transfer schools once at least

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Leechburg boys hand Jeannette its 1st section loss
January 20, 2018
When Leechburg standout Christian Hack is being guarded closely, Blue Devils coach Corey Smith urges John Miskinis to pick up the slack. That's what happened

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Leechburg not caught looking ahead against Riverview
So much for any thought of a trap game. With a big Section 1-AA showdown looming against Jeannette on Saturday afternoon, Leechburg didn't chance looking

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Guido: A-K Valley football teams set to travel
January 17, 2018
In 1959, the longest road trip for the undefeated Springdale Dynamos was to Hampton — a mere 14.7 miles from the school campus. For the

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Big second quarter leads Freeport past Deer Lakes
Freeport used a strong second quarter to end a five-game winning streak for Deer Lakes on Tuesday night. The Yellowjackets held the Lancers scoreless for

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Return of Ross lifts Valley over Derry
January 9, 2018
It was a dazzling return to the hardwood Tuesday night for Valley's Deonte Ross. Playing his first basketball game of the season after suffering a

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Guido: Weather plays factor in A-K Valley hoops schedules
The Farmer's Almanac got it right. The sage publication predicted the freezing temperatures in the Pittsburgh region from Jan. 1-6. The Almanac makes weather forecasts

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Kelly sparks Fox Chapel win vs. Norwin
January 6, 2018
Ben Kelly's return to the lineup has made quite a difference for Fox Chapel. Out with an illness two weeks ago when the Foxes dropped

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Guido: Lots to look forward to in new year in A-K Valley
January 3, 2018
Happy New Year to all of our readers — print and online. Each high school sports year is unique, and 2018 should be no different.

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Highlands boys hold on for OT win over Knoch in tournament final
December 30, 2017
After missing 13 free throws in regulation, the Highlands boys had a feeling that could cost them the game. Instead, Highlands caught fire in the

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Leechburg girls drop Apollo-Ridge for Apollo Trust Company tournament title
December 29, 2017
After trailing by one at the half, Apollo-Ridge had designs of an upset over Leechburg. But the Vikings were held to a single point in

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George Guido: 1997 Riverview football team makes coach’s championship prediction come true
December 27, 2017
After WPIAL Class A championship game appearances in two of the previous three seasons, the 1997 Riverview Raiders struggled to a 3-3 record and were

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Gus Frerotte headlines Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame class
December 24, 2017
Ford City High School never made the WPIAL football playoffs until quarterback Gus Frerotte took over in 1987. Frerotte, who was also an outfielder on

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Highlands boys bounce back from loss to rout Greensburg CC
After losing to Franklin Regional on Friday night, Highlands made sure it wasn't going to lose to another Westmoreland County team Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Korry

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Fox Chapel’s offense struggles in loss to streaking Penn Hills
December 23, 2017
Going into the season, Penn Hills coach Dan DeRose didn't know what to expect from a largely inexperienced team. But the Indians are rolling along

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Norling-led Our Lady of Sacred Heart topples St. Joseph in girls basketball
December 19, 2017
In its final tuneup before section play begins, St. Joseph cut a 13-point deficit to two. But the Spartans couldn't complete the comeback and fell

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Guido: PIAA board cracking down on in-season transfers
It looks like the PIAA might finally be doing something about in-season transfers. At its last board of directors meeting, the PIAA passed, on a

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Guido: Where does the Pine-Richland football team rank among WPIAL’s all-time greats?
December 12, 2017
The high school football season is over, and about all that's left is to argue where Pine-Richland ranks among the greatest teams in WPIAL history.

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Leechburg boys move to 3-1 after defeating St. Joseph
After four games in five nights, Leechburg boys basketball has earned a day off. The Blue Devils advanced their record to 3-1 with an 87-63

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Fast-paced St. Joseph races past Riverview
December 9, 2017
For many decades, St. Joseph has been known for fast-paced basketball. But it was the Spartans defense that shined Saturday night as Riverview was held

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St. Joseph girls score impressive win over Highlands in season opener
December 8, 2017
It was a quick start to begin the new season for St. Joseph. The Spartans scored the game's first 11 points and rolled to a

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George Guido: New rule allows basketball coaches more space
December 5, 2017
High school basketball coaches will have more room to roam along the sidelines this winter. One of the significant rules changes for the coming season

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Turnovers costly as Washington falls to Wilmington in PIAA Class 2A semifinals
December 1, 2017
Too many turnovers proved too costly for Washington on Friday night. Wilmington turned four turnovers into touchdowns and emerged with a 49-42 victory over the

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Riverview girls to rely on several sophomores, freshmen to contribute
It wasn't quite like the earthquake that hit Delaware on Thursday. But the Riverview girls basketball program received a seismic shock when standout forward Ariel

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Productive offseason sparks optimism for Riverview boys basketball
After losing its first 11 section games last season, the Riverview boys basketball team put it all together on the final night of section play

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George Guido: Football teams face decisions on ‘playing up’
November 28, 2017
For Apollo-Ridge, 2A is OK for the next two football seasons. After playing up in Class 3A for the past two years, the district announced

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WPIAL Class 2A football final notebook: Washington celebrates 1st title since 2001
November 25, 2017
Saturday's championship-game victory over Steel Valley was the seventh WPIAL title in Washington history and the first since 2001 when the Little Prexies defeated Beaver

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WPIAL Class A football final notebook: Jeannette has fourth-most titles in WPIAL history
Saturday's title win was Jeannette's ninth in school history, fourth most in the WPIAL behind Aliquippa (16), Clairton (13) and New Castle (11). Jeannette is

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Apollo-Ridge girls aim to be ‘most improved’ team in section
November 21, 2017
Making the WPIAL playoffs is a reasonable goal for many teams in the preseason. But for Apollo-Ridge girls basketball in Section 3-3A, navigating through a

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Freshmen to play key roles for Apollo-Ridge boys basketball
Many coaches over the years have been reluctant to play freshmen early in their careers. But Apollo-Ridge coach Damon Andring isn't one of them. Andring

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Guido: Former athletes remembered for public service
As New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw was laid to rest today, we remember him as another former athlete who made his mark in local

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WPIAL Class 4A final notebook: TJ’s Cherpak joins top 10 coaches list
November 18, 2017
Saturday's WPIAL Class 4A championship win over Montour was the 249th in Thomas Jefferson coach Bill Cherpak's illustrious career. He is now 10th on the

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WPIAL Class 5A final notebook: Gateway breaks Heinz Field jinx
After winning five WPIAL titles in an 18-year span between 1969-86, WPIAL gold has returned to Monroeville and Pitcairn. WPIAL Hall of Fame coach Walter

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WPIAL Class 6A final notebook: Pine-Richland wins title in 4th classification
Pine-Richland became the first school to win WPIAL football titles in four different classifications Saturday. The Rams won Class AA titles in 1969 over New

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WPIAL Class 3A final notebook: A rare shutout for Aliquippa in title game
Not only was a 2-0 final the rarest of rarities, shutting out Aliquippa doesn't happen too often, either. The last time the Quips were shut

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Guido: Tough year for A-K Valley football
November 14, 2017
This won't go down as a banner year for local high school football. Many Alle-Kiski Valley programs continued to struggle. Of the 12 schools in

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No. 4 Montour upsets conference rival South Fayette in WPIAL Class 4A semifinals
November 10, 2017
For the second straight week, the Montour Spartans staged a dramatic, fourth-quarter comeback. This time, Montour was rewarded with a trip to Heinz Field next

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Ward scores twice at Greensburg Central Catholic edges Brockway in PIAA first round
November 7, 2017
The response to an opponent's goal in a PIAA playoff is paramount. Greensburg Central Catholic senior Sydney Ward scored what turned out to be the

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Guido: Memories remain for Ford City’s Red Mihalik gym
Crews began demolition last week of one of the Alle-Kiski Valley's most recognizable high schools. Ford City, including the historic Red Mihalik gym, a place

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Allderdice downs Brashear to win 1st City football title in 50 years
November 4, 2017
Finally — the drought is over for Allderdice. The Dragons won their first Pittsburgh City League football title since 1967 and only the second overall

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OLSH defeats Springdale for program’s 1st playoff victory
November 3, 2017
Down by eight points in the second quarter, Springdale thought it was ready to get some momentum after a sack by Scott Landis put Our

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Springdale prepares for trip to Moon to face No. 5 OLSH
November 1, 2017
The Springdale Dynamos are headed for the Moon. Moon High School's Tiger Stadium, that is. Twelfth-seeded Springdale will face No. 5 Our Lady of the

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Guido: Alle-Kiski Valley football teams hit road for playoffs again
October 31, 2017
WPIAL football playoff time is here, and three schools will be representing the Alle-Kiski Valley. Freeport is in the playoffs for the 27th time, tops

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Bentworth caps season with win at Riverview
October 28, 2017
In a day when both teams were plagued with soggy field conditions in the second half, three big first-half plays by Bentworth proved to be

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Solomon scores four TDs as Deer Lakes beats Burrell
October 27, 2017
Friday was about escaping the Allegheny Conference cellar, and Deer Lakes came up big in that regard. The Lancers scored three touchdowns in the space

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Freeport defense steps up in quarterfinal win over Quaker Valley
October 26, 2017
The Freeport girls soccer team was best known for a solid offensive attack this season. But the Yellowjackets defense was at its best Thursday as

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Guido: Kiski Area to say good-bye to Davis Field
October 24, 2017
This time, it's for sure. Kiski Area will play its final home game Friday at Vandergrift's Davis Field against Armstrong. During each of the past

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No. 1 South Fayette routs Highlands, extends regular-season win streak to 55
October 21, 2017
South Fayette, the Tribune-Review's No. 1-ranked Class 4A team, wrapped up the Northwest 9 Conference with a 49-14 home victory Friday night against Highlands. The

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George Guido: Alle-Kiski Valley football teams could face tough road on playoffs
October 17, 2017
Last season was the first time in 37 years no Alle-Kiski Valley football teams opened the playoffs at home. It could happen again this season.

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Highlands rolls in delayed game against Blackhawk
October 15, 2017
Blackhawk is likely happy its new stadium didn't open as planned Saturday night. Needing to play its home games at Geneva College's Reeves Stadium because

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Valley tops rival Burrell for 5th straight time in Allegheny Conference
October 13, 2017
Friday was the only Valley-Burrell football game Shawn Demharter ever played in. But the Vikings senior made the most of it. Demharter intercepted a pass

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Guido: Tragic death 90 years ago nearly ended A-K Valley football programs
October 10, 2017
Tragedy visited Alle-Kiski Valley high school football 90 years ago this week. A Har-Brack High School football player's death caused from an injury during a

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Shady Side Academy thumps Valley behind stellar performance from Skyy Moore
October 7, 2017
Under a brilliant blue sky Saturday afternoon at Shady Side Academy, Skyy Moore was brilliant for the Indians. The junior quarterback ran for 173 yards

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Keystone Oaks holds off Burrell rally for Allegheny Conference win
October 6, 2017
Defending Allegheny Conference champion Keystone Oaks remained in the WPIAL playoff race with a crucial 20-13 victory at Burrell. But the Golden Eagles had to

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Guido: Playoff chases heating up for Alle-Kiski Valley football teams
October 3, 2017
With the high school football season in its second half, the playoff picture for Alle-Kiski schools is coming into focus. A number of schools have

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No. 4 McKeesport stifles Latrobe in 49-0 rout
September 30, 2017
McKeesport's triple option, flexbone offense is a sight to behold when it's in high gear. But Tigers coach Matt Miller wants to see his team's

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Highlands builds big lead before holding off Albert Gallatin
Highlands started on the right track with Logan Crise returning the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown. But the Golden Rams had to hold

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George Guido: Coaching legend Chuck Wagner left indelible mark
September 26, 2017
When you've covered a public figure such as coach Chuck Wagner for more than 40 years, a number of things are seared into your mind.

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Ross-led Valley holds off Deer Lakes for 1st win
September 22, 2017
Valley finally got into the win column Friday night, putting together three second-half scoring drives then held off a late Deer Lakes rally to emerge

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Guido: Big plans for facility upgrades at Leechburg
September 19, 2017
Athletics facilities improvements could be on the way for Leechburg High School. The school board last week voted to register RBC Capital Markets to acquire

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Jeannette races to early lead, shuts out depleted Riverview
September 16, 2017
Even the first-quarter ricochets went Jeannette's way Saturday. The Jayhawks benefitted from a Raiders handoff batted in the air several times to recover a fumble

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Armstrong leads Latrobe past Kiski Area
September 15, 2017
It might not like seem much to many, but Latrobe has won two games in a row for the first time since 2011. Senior quarterback/linebacker

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Guido: Highlands football set to celebrate 50th season
September 12, 2017
Highlands will mark its 50th football season with a celebration Friday as part of its home game against Knoch. All football alumni are invited, but

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Imani Christian steamrolls Riverview with 661 yards of offense
September 9, 2017
The WPIAL's newest powerhouse rolled into Oakmont on Saturday afternoon, and Imani Christian handed Riverview one of its most lopsided defeats, 66-6. The Saints, No.

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Apollo-Ridge knocks off defending WPIAL champion Beaver Falls
September 8, 2017
A confident Apollo-Ridge team rolled into Beaver Falls on Friday night and knocked off the defending WPIAL and PIAA champs 27-19 in a Class 3A

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Guido: Knoch’s Whalen wows in coaching debut
September 6, 2017
What a way to begin a coaching career. Knoch's Frank Whalen came up a winner in his coaching debut with the Knights last Friday in

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Hopewell denies Burrell on late touchdown run
September 1, 2017
After a spectacular 86-yard run by Burrell's Logan Bitar with 3 minutes, 58 seconds left in the fourth quarter, it looked like the Bucs and

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St. Joseph girls breaking losing mentality
August 29, 2017
After enduring a season that showed no wins in 12 section matches and a 1-14 overall mark, the St. Joseph girls soccer teams knows plenty

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Graduation took a toll, but St. Joseph boys aim to maintain success
St. Joseph boys soccer has been on a roll lately, compiling a 28-9 record over the past two seasons. That includes last year when the

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Guido: High school football teams nearing milestones
This could be the season many WPIAL football schools hit milestones. Gateway defeated Woodland Hills Friday for victory No. 400 in school history. Mars and

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Penn Hills shuts down Plum in Week Zero opener
August 26, 2017
Jon LeDonne came up a winner in his debut as the Penn Hills football coach as the Indians rolled to a 26-0 victory over Plum

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Freeport rides Romanchak to blowout victory over Yough
August 25, 2017
The WPIAL's first football game of the season was a statement-maker for Freeport junior Austin Romanchak. Romanchak showed why he's one of the area's top

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Guido: A-K Valley teams benefit from Week Zero
August 23, 2017
The 118th season of high school football in the Alle-Kiski Valley is just a day away, so let's set the stage for the new season.

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New coach Andrew Kariotis hopes to boost Burrell boys soccer
August 21, 2017
When Andrew Kariotis found out the boys soccer coaching job at his alma mater, Burrell, was vacant, he likely was the first to jump in.

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Burrell girls soccer wants to build off last year’s success
It was a feel-good story of the 2016 soccer season. Before an Oct. 3 home game against Highlands, the recording of the national anthem malfunctioned

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Underclassmen set for bigger roles with Leechburg football team
August 18, 2017
As Leechburg struggled toward a 1-9 finish last year, two underclassmen who seized the opportunity for playing time are ready to make their mark as

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Guido: It’s a season of change for high school soccer
August 15, 2017
High school soccer players can now kick the ball in any direction to begin play. That new kickoff procedure is one of eight changes approved

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Gizzo, Morris hope to help Fox Chapel carry momentum built at end of 2016 season
August 14, 2017
The itch to switch salvaged the 2016 season to a respectable level for Fox Chapel. After the Foxes lost their first five games, coach Tom

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Guido: High school football players to be greeted by new rules
August 8, 2017
A blindside block is pretty much a thing of the past in high school football. The prohibition and definition of the blindside block are among

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