Author: Matt Grubba


Allderdice boys make it a 5-peat in City League
February 17, 2018
No two seasons are alike, but the last five in City League boys basketball have ended with Allderdice raising the trophy. Jackson Blaufeld scored a

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Worth the Waite: Sophomore leads Allderdice to City League girls basketball title
The smallest player on the court had the biggest impact down the stretch for Allderdice. Emma Waite, a 5-foot sophomore guard, sparked a 12-0 run

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Plum girls earn playoff spot with win over Franklin Regional
February 8, 2018
In a game tied at halftime with a playoff berth on the line, Plum's young players showed how much they've grown since the start of

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Losses to top teams prepare Sewickley Academy boys for postseason run
February 5, 2018
Sewickley Academy has had no shortage of big-time opponents on its schedule, and the Panthers have one more big test before they set out to

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Washington guides Quaker Valley to 11-0 start, No. 1 ranking with greater goals still ahead
January 22, 2018
Quaker Valley basketball is looking like a platinum-selling band. The team is holding steady at No. 1, and their leading scorer is climbing the charts

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Quaker Valley ready to finish ‘beautiful trip’ against Middletown in PIAA Class 3A title game
December 8, 2017
Through a season filled with firsts and big game after big game, Quaker Valley has risen to the moment each time on the field. For

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Quaker Valley tops Sharon to reach 1st PIAA Class 3A championship game
December 1, 2017
Quaker Valley won its WPIAL title in a battle of wills. Its PIAA semifinal was showcase of skills. Quarterback Ricky Guss accounted for all six

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Quaker Valley boys have championship goals
November 27, 2017
Quaker Valley has yet to have its full team in for a boys basketball practice this season, but coach Mike Mastroianni was clear: He's perfectly

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Quaker Valley seniors rewarded for effort with WPIAL championship
November 18, 2017
Sewickley police welcomed the buses as they returned from Heinz Field and escorted them through town. Quaker Valley football was home, and for the first

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Quaker Valley shuts out Aliquippa to claim 1st WPIAL championship
The improbabale finalists came away with an even less likely championship. Quaker Valley scored the only points of the game on a second-quarter safety and

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Quaker Valley chasing 1st WPIAL title against perennial contender Aliquippa
November 13, 2017
Basketball, baseball and hockey Yes to all three. Tennis, track and soccer Enough times to fill both hands. Championships — both WPIAL and state —

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North Allegheny boys rally to win 2nd straight WPIAL soccer championship
November 2, 2017
North Allegheny put in another great title-winning finish at Highmark Stadium. Cameron Yurick scored from close range with 5 minutes, 32 seconds remaining, and the

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Greensburg CC girls edge CW North Catholic to advance to Class A soccer final
October 30, 2017
Much was made of the amount of talent that graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer, but the team is right back where it left

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Quaker Valley basketball player Washington commits to Drexel
Already regarded as one of the top senior basketball players around Pittsburgh, the next move for Quaker Valley's Coletrane Washington is to make it on

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No. 3 McKeesport uses late TD to hand No. 1 Penn-Trafford 1st loss
October 27, 2017
McKeesport gave the WPIAL's playoff committee plenty to think about on the final night of the regular season. Quarterback J.J. Harper scored on an 8-yard

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Mars girls topple Franklin Regional for 3rd time this season
October 26, 2017
Mars did something they hadn't done all season, but it didn't stop the Fightin' Planets from moving into the WPIAL girls soccer semifinals. Caroline Wroblewski

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Penn Hills thwarts Mt. Lebanon rally in possible playoff preview
October 21, 2017
If Friday's game between Penn Hills and Mt. Lebanon turns out to be a playoff preview, the WPIAL could have quite the Class 6A quarterfinal

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Big goals for Franklin Regional
October 14, 2017
Franklin Regional is no stranger to the boys soccer postseason, but extended stays have eluded the Panthers. With the Section 4 title in hand, the

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DiFalco’s FG with 2 seconds left lifts Franklin Regional over Latrobe
October 13, 2017
Franklin Regional appeared to be well on its way to the WPIAL playoffs, but Latrobe turned it on and made the Panthers fight to the

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Morris leads Fox Chapel ground game in win vs. Hampton
October 7, 2017
Last week was quarterback Nick Gizzo's turn to shine for Fox Chapel. This week belonged to Micah Morris. Morris, the 6-foot-2, 230 pound senior running

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Brentwood starts fast, rolls to homecoming win over Deer Lakes
September 29, 2017
A midseason nonconference game proved to be the perfect chance for Brentwood to snap a three-game losing streak. For Deer Lakes, the wait to get

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Derry defense shines in shutout of South Park
September 22, 2017
Sure, Derry's offense outscored South Park's in its win Friday. But it was the Trojans' defense that put up more points than both offenses combined.

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Quaker Valley set to honor ’67 football team in Hall of Fame
September 18, 2017
Fifty years later, the memories remain strong for the 1967 Quaker Valley football team. One of the best teams in the school's history and champions

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No. 1 Steel Valley shows off passing game in win over Valley
September 15, 2017
Steel Valley had moments when it showed how good it can be. Other times, not so much. The Ironmen, defending PIAA Class 2A champs and

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Molitor entering Quaker Valley Hall twice in one week
September 11, 2017
While some members of the Quaker Valley Sports Hall of Fame have résumés filled with gaudy point totals and school records, Scott Molitor's body of

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