Football

Aliquippa school board to consider replacing football coach Mike Zmijanac
February 20, 2018
The Aliquippa school board is expected to discuss replacing hall of fame football coach Mike Zmijanac later this week, according to a source close to

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WPIAL sets football playoff format, schedules 4 finals at Heinz Field
February 19, 2018
The WPIAL created a good-news, bad-news scenario for its Class A football teams. The good news: The finalists from the smallest classification will play their

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Jeannette’s Hall, Derry’s Sweeney to coach in Foothills Football Classic
The Westmoreland County Coaches' Association announced Monday that Jeannette coach Roy Hall and Derry coach Tim Sweeney will lead teams at the annual Foothills Football

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Recruiting picks up for Jeannette’s Marcus Barnes
February 17, 2018
Football recruiting is beginning to pick up steam for Jeannette junior Marcus Barnes, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wide receiver and defensive back. He has Division I

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Jeannette’s Kennedy alters path toward football future
February 16, 2018
andquot;Please respect my decision.andquot; Those four words closed Robert Kennedy's commitment tweet last week when he announced via social media that he would be attending

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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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Legendary Braddock football coach Chuck Klausing dies at age 92
February 15, 2018
Chuck Klausing, the legendary football coach who led Braddock to six consecutive WPIAL titles, with a 56-game unbeaten streak from 1954-59, died at age 92

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Class 6A football coaches have mixed opinions on playoff possibilities
February 10, 2018
If the WPIAL lets eight out of nine teams into the Class 6A football playoffs, then the regular season should come with a caveat. andquot;The

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Pine-Richland’s Jurkovec, Jeannette’s Kennedy earn Mr. PA Football honors
For the second time this winter, Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec and Jeannette's Robert Kennedy traveled halfway across the state and came home with a trophy. The

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Football endeavors keep Kennedy, Johnson from Jeannette hoops finale
Jeannette will be without two key players in its regular-season boys basketball finale Saturday night at Riverview. Senior Robert Kennedy will be in Harrisburg for

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3 Penn Hills players sign with college football programs
Since the NCAA instituted an early signing period this year, national signing day lost some of its excitement. Most of the top talent already had

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23 WPIAL football players chosen for East-West game
February 7, 2018
One more time, Pine-Richland football coach Eric Kasperowicz, running back Jordan Crawford and wideout Raymond Falcone will try to win together in Altoona. Crawford and

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The WPIAL’s top 10 football prospects for the Class of 2019
1. Andrew Kristofic Pine-Richland 6-6, 260, offensive line Kristofic's status took another giant leap Feb. 1 when Clemson offered him a scholarship, adding to a

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Westmoreland County football players sign on with college programs
Braden Brose was up bright and early Wednesday morning. But since school was canceled because of the snow and ice he could not fax his

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Western Pennsylvania football players sign with Division I FBS, FCS, Division II schools
class of 2018 Twenty-one senior football players from the WPIAL accepted scholarships from Division I FBS schools: Carlinos Acie, DB McKeesport, Navy TJ Banks, TE

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Western Pennsylvania student-athletes sign national letters of intent
A winter weather storm and subsequent school postponements and cancellations have limited the number of posed signing day photo today, national signing day. But several

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Eagles’ trick play? Pine-Richland pulled it off three years earlier
February 5, 2018
Super Bowl LII stirred memories for some WPIAL football coaches, fans and former players. The Philadelphia Eagles ran a trick play for a touchdown Sunday

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Gateway football team celebrates memorable season with championship rings
February 4, 2018
A couple of weeks after the Gateway football team concluded its 2017 football season in the PIAA 5A state championship game, a plan began to

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Norwin’s Dieter accepts walk-on offer from Duquesne
Norwin's Brock Dieter only attempted 17 passes last season, but that did not stop him from making inroads to Division I football. Dieter used Super

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High school notebook: WCCA meet a tough ‘life lesson’ for Hempfield
February 3, 2018
A scoring error at last weekend's Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming and Diving Championships changed the standings and flipped the final outcome for Franklin Regional

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