Football

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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Buying championship rings a costly process for Westmoreland County’s state title teams
February 1, 2018
Jeannette is fundraising in a variety of ways to purchase championship rings for its football players, cheerleaders and others around the program. It's a pricey

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Elliott Group makes sizable donation to Jeannette football ring drive
Jeannette's football team will receive a significant donation from one of the city's most recognizable and long-established businesses in its pursuit of championship rings. The

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Bellinotti resigns as Burrell football coach
Dave Bellinotti had long, difficult questions in recent weeks about his future at Burrell. In the end, he decided the time was right to move

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WPIAL releases football schedules, revives Mt. Lebanon-Upper St. Clair rivalry
January 30, 2018
Six-class expansion broke up many WPIAL football rivalries, but Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair will revive theirs this season. The WPIAL on Tuesday released

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‘Battle of the Bypass’ between Burrell, Valley football teams will continue with Week Zero matchup
andquot;The Battle of the Bypassandquot; will live on in Week Zero. Although separated by PIAA realignment, Burrell and Valley will renew their football rivalry for

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High school notebook: Norwin’s Thrift looks at Notre Dame
January 28, 2018
Norwin football player Jayvon Thrift is attending Notre Dame's junior day this weekend in South Bend, Ind. The standout junior safety has eight Division I

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Southmoreland 1st-year coach Keefer puts emphasis on improving feeder system
Dave Keefer felt it was the right time to become a head football coach. So when Mark Adams resigned after the 2017 season, Keefer said

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Butler asks new coach Christy to bolster football roster
January 26, 2018
Butler removed the interim label from coach Eric Christy's job title. The Golden Tornado formally promoted Christy, who started last season as the team's offensive

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PIAA puts Philadelphia football powers in WPIAL champions’ paths to Hershey
January 25, 2018
The road to Hershey will run directly through Philadelphia for WPIAL Class 6A and 5A football teams. The WPIAL and District 12, which contains Philadelphia's

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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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Kennedy, Jurkovec, Guss, Hooker among Mr. Pa. Football finalists
Four WPIAL quarterbacks are finalists for Mr. Pa. Football. Pine-Richland senior Phil Jurkovec, a Notre Dame recruit, and New Castle senior Marcus Hooker, a Ohio

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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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