Football

Shady Side Academy’s Chuck DiNardo excited about new alignment
January 21, 2018
The WPIAL board of directors met Monday to approve conference alignments for fall sports. In football, Fox Chapel will be in Conference 3-5A with Armstrong,

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Gateway programs excited to test new sections
It wasn't quite like Christmas morning, but it wasn't far off when Gateway junior Bella Giunta darted into girls volleyball coach Phil Randolph's classroom between

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Riverview fires football coach Matt Bonislawski
January 20, 2018
Matt Bonislawski was proud of what he accomplished in his two seasons as Riverview's football coach, so it came as a surprise to him when

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Westmoreland WPIAL football coaches disappointed, dealing with new alignment
Not everyone likes what the PIAA did to high school athletics the past two years by expanding the classifications from four to six classes in

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High school notebook: Options growing for Penn-Trafford Gay IV
One of the top rushers in Westmoreland County is in no rush to make his college decision. John Gay IV, a football standout at Penn-Trafford,

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Penn Hills football learns Class 5A conference foes
Last month, the Penn Hills athletic department decided to be classified in Class 5A in football, basketball, baseball and softball under the new WPIAL realignment

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Penn-Trafford RB Gay weighs options
One of the top rushers in Westmoreland County is in no rush to make his college decision. John Gay IV, a standout at Penn-Trafford, has

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Bishop Canevin football ready to go with new coach Lucas
Bishop Canevin didn't have to go far to find its next football coach. Chris Lucas, who served as the offensive coordinator for the Crusaders the

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Hempfield’s Sliwoski, Jeannette’s Kennedy to play in all-star game
Hempfield senior Justin Sliwoski and Jeannette senior Robert Kennedy are among a group of Western Pennsylvania football player who have accepted invitations to play in

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Southmoreland hires new football coach
January 19, 2018
Southmoreland has a new football coach. The district on Thursday night hired Dave Keefer to replace Mark Adams, who resigned after five seasons. Keefer, not

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WPIAL won’t force teams to play Week Zero games
January 18, 2018
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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Belle Vernon’s ‘Big Z’ in ‘Big D’ for all-star game
January 17, 2018
Blake Zubovic had seen ATandamp;T Stadium, the cavernous home of the Dallas Cowboys, several times before on television. But the Belle Vernon senior will get

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Pryor’s agent donates to Jeannette’s championship-ring cause
Jeannette received some help from an old friend in its quest to get its football team championship rings. Former star quarterback Terrelle Pryor presented a

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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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Westmoreland high school notebook: Jeannette ‘rock stars need some bling’
Jeannette wants to ring in the new year. The Jayhawks football team, which won WPIAL and PIAA Class A titles, has started an online fundraiser

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Thomas Jefferson’s Palmer named defensive MVP at all-star game
January 13, 2018
Noah Palmer put on an MVP performance at a recent national high school all-star football game. Palmer, a senior tight end/defensive end at Thomas Jefferson,

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Jeannette football raising money for championship rings
January 12, 2018
Jeannette is still ring-chasing. The Jayhawks football team, which won WPIAL and PIAA Class A titles, has started an online fundraiser to raise money for

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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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Imani Christian’s Hart to attend Under Armour camp
January 10, 2018
Imani Christian junior Rahmon Hart Jr. will attend the Feb. 18 Under Armour All-America Football Camp at Spire Institute in Cleveland. He also attended the

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Another Just takes over Laurel Highlands football program
January 9, 2018
When Laurel Highlands football coach Zach Just resigned to take a principal position at South Allegheny, the Laurel Highlands school board didn't have to look

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Southmoreland officials hope to hire new football coach soon
Southmoreland athletic director Charlie Swink said Tuesday that he'll know better after Thursday's school board planning session what direction the district will take on hiring

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Ligonier Valley wide receiver Tutino selected for All-World game
January 8, 2018
Ligonier Valley junior wide receiver Aaron Tutino, a two-time Tribune-Review Terrific 25 honoree, was selected to participate in the National Underclassman All-World football game, Feb.

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Bishop Canevin football coach Schoppe resigns
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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