George Guido: Kittanning’s Mitch Frerotte headed to hall
February 21, 2018
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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WPIAL playoffs roundup for Feb. 20: McKeesport boys earn opening-round win
February 20, 2018
McKeesport will get to play in WPIAL boys basketball quarterfinals Friday, but they had to pass a test before finalizing their spot in the Class

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Norwin girls cruise past Pine-Richland in Class 6A 1st round
Norwin leaned on the same traits is has all season to advance in the WPIAL Class 6A girls basketball playoffs: defense and depth. The fourth-seeded

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WPIAL wrestling teams learn new section opponents for next 2-year cycle
February 19, 2018
The WPIAL board of directors approved the new realignment in wrestling for the next two seasons. There are 46 teams in Class AAA, down two

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Penn-Trafford, Franklin Regional, Hempfield earn late-season victories
Gavin Patrick had two goals and two assists, and Jack Hughes added a goal and three assists to lead Penn-Trafford to an 8-5 win over

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High school roundup: Penn Hills grabs 1-point WPIAL playoff win
February 17, 2018
Daivon Stephens, who finished with 14 points, made a free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining to expand the No. 5 Penn Hills (20-3) lead to

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WPIAL basketball playoffs roundup for Feb. 16: Serra Catholic girls win on buzzer-beater
February 16, 2018
A game-winning 3-pointer from Gigi Mele-Madigan at the buzzer catapulted No. 5 Serra Catholic past No. 12 Riverview, 53-52, in a WPIAL Class 2A first-round

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WPIAL adjusts Tuesday playoff basketball schedule at Gateway, North Hills sites
February 14, 2018
The WPIAL boys basketball Class 2A first-round playoff game between California and Springdale, originally listed on the WPIAL's bracket for 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at North

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WPIAL boys, girls basketball playoff schedule
Basketball Boys WPIAL playoffs Class 6A First round Saturday's schedule Butler (18-4) vs. Latrobe (15-7) at Fox Chapel, 1:30 p.m.; Penn Hills (19-3) vs. Upper

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Armstrong coach shocked when WPIAL omits team from basketball brackets
Nobody was more surprised to see the WPIAL playoff brackets than Armstrong boys basketball coach Greg Hutcherson. When the Class 5A bracket was revealed Tuesday

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Breaking down the 2018 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs
February 13, 2018
Here's a breakdown of the 2018 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs: Class 6A Favorite: North Allegheny established itself as the team to beat from the start

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Breaking down the 2018 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs
Here's a breakdown of the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs: CLASS 6A Favorite: Led by Antonio Garofoli (17 ppg), Mt. Lebanon shoots 3-pointers by the dozen.

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High school roundup for Jan. 12: Quaker Valley boys complete undefeated regular season
February 12, 2018
Coletrane Washington scored 25 points to lift Class 4A No. 1 Quaker Valley boys basketball to an 80-40 win over Summit Academy to complete an

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Favorites clear for WPIAL girls basketball playoffs but other seeds debatable
The WPIAL playoff brackets won't be revealed until Tuesday night's pairings meeting, but the No. 1 seeds in girls basketball shouldn't be much of a

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Who draws the No. 1 seed: Central Catholic, Mt. Lebanon or Woodland Hills?
The WPIAL basketball steering committee, a 15-person panel chaired by Hampton athletic director Bill Cardone, will gather Monday to seed playoff brackets. The committee members

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WPIAL boys basketball standings through Feb. 11, 2018
February 11, 2018
WPIAL high school boys basketball standings through Feb. 11, 2018: Boys Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall record Central Catholic*, 10-2, 13-8 Pine-Richland*,

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WPIAL girls basketball standings through Feb. 11, 2018
WPIAL high school girls basketball standings through Feb. 11, 2018: Girls Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall record North Allegheny*, 10-0, 21-0 Butler*,

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High school roundup: Jeannette boys roll over Riverview
February 10, 2018
Tre Cunningham scored 31 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Jeannette to a 67-37 victory over Riverview (2-19) in a Section 1-2A boys basketball game.

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Trio joins Clarion football team
The Clarion football recruiting class has a significant Alle-Kiski Valley presence. Three local players signed with or committed to the Golden Eagles over the past

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High school roundup for Feb. 9: Seneca Valley boys upset No. 2 Butler
The Seneca Valley boys basketball team has some momentum with the playoffs looming after capping off its Section 1-6A slate with an upset victory. Led

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Final WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings
February 9, 2018
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has come to an end and the final playoff field is set. Seventy-eight boys basketball teams have clinched a

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High school roundup for Jan. 8: No. 5 Mars tops No. 2 Hampton to earn share of section title
February 8, 2018
The stars were shining bright around Mars on Thursday night, and they helped secure shiny trophies, as well. Led by Lauren Wasylson's 20 points and

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WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 8
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season has come to a close with a couple of exceptions, and the final playoff field is nearly set. Seventy-seven

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Western Pennsylvania football players sign with Division I FBS, FCS, Division II schools
February 7, 2018
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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High school roundup for Feb. 6: No. 1 Canon-McMillan, No. 2 Butler fall in section matchups
Four players scored in double figures as Central Catholic claimed the Section 1-6A boys basketball championship with a 61-54 victory over No. 2-ranked Butler on

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WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 6
February 6, 2018
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has less than a week left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth into the district

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High school roundup for Feb. 5: Fox Chapel girls upset no. 5 Latrobe
February 5, 2018
Megan Friday hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left in double overtime to lift Fox Chapel to a 60-58 upset victory over host Latrobe

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WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 5
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season has less than one week left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth in the district

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WPIAL girls basketball standings through Feb. 4
February 4, 2018
WPIAL high school girls basketball standings through Feb. 4, 2018: Girls Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall record North Allegheny*, 9-0, 19-0 Seneca

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WPIAL boys basketball standings through Feb. 4
WPIAL high school boys basketball standings through Feb. 4, 2018: Boys Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall recor Central Catholic*, 9-2, 11-7 Butler*,

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High school roundup for Feb. 3: Class 3A No. 1 Lincoln Park boys edge Class 2A No. 2 Sewickley Academy
February 3, 2018
Keeno Holmes scored 25 points to guide Class 3A No. 1 Lincoln Park to a 62-57 victory over host Sewickley Academy at the Hoops for

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High school roundup for Feb. 2: Seneca Valley rallies to upset No. 3 Pine-Richland
February 2, 2018
No. 3-ranked Pine-Richland capped the first quarter with an 18-point lead over Seneca Valley in a Section 1-6A boys basketball game Friday night. The Raiders,

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WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 2
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has just one week left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth into the district playoffs.

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High school roundup for Feb. 1: Milestone, school record highlight Blackhawk girls’ victory
It was a milestone night for the Blackhawk girls basketball team Thursday. Mady Aulbach scored 20 points and surpassed 1,000 points for her career as

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WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 1
February 1, 2018
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season has just over one week left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth in the district

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High school roundup for Jan. 31: Teams earn spots in WPIAL wrestling semifinals
January 31, 2018
The WPIAL wrestling final four is set for Class AAA and AA, as eight teams can look forward to Saturday's semifinals matches. Canon-McMillan, Hempfield, Waynesburg

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High school roundup for Jan. 30: No. 1 Canon-McMillan boys rally past Bethel Park in Section 2-6A
January 30, 2018
Canon-McMillan trailed Bethel Park by 15 points entering the fourth quarter but rallied for a 58-57 victory in a Section 2-6A boys basketball game Tuesday

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WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 30
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has just over one week left and, eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth into the district

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WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 29
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season has less than two weeks left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth in the district

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High school roundup for Jan. 29: No. 3 Thomas Jefferson girls rally past Oakland Catholic
January 29, 2018
Thomas Jefferson's No. 3-ranked girls basketball team was shut out in the second quarter of Monday's key Section 2-5A showdown with No. 4 Oakland Catholic.

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Forfeits doom Belle Vernon against Armstrong in WPIAL wrestling tournament
It's been a weird wrestling season at Belle Vernon. A team with high hopes and talented wrestlers was beset by injuries, which is a reason

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WPIAL girls basketball standings
WPIAL high school girls basketball standings through Jan. 27, 2018: Girls Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall record North Allegheny*, 7-0, 16-0 Butler*,

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Preliminary matches in WPIAL team wrestling tournament among 3 things to watch Monday in WPIAL athletics
The WPIAL team wrestling tournament starts Monday at Franklin Regional with four preliminary round matches in Class AAA. Most qualifiers must wait until Wednesday when

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High school roundup for Jan. 28: Carmody leads Mars past Sewickley Academy
January 28, 2018
Robby Carmody scored 32 points and surpassed 2,000 for his career as Class 5A No. 1 Mars defeated Class 2A No. 2 Sewickley Academy, 67-48,

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High school roundup for Jan. 27: Quaker Valley tops Lincoln Park to stay unbeaten
The top two teams in their respective classifications squared off in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Classic at Montour on Saturday evening. Ryan Stowers had 21

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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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High school roundup for Jan. 26: Mars rallies for win over West Allegheny
January 26, 2018
Robby Carmody and the Mars boys basketball team wouldn't be denied Friday night in a Section 2-5A matchup. Trailing rival West Allegheny by 10 in

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High school roundup for Jan. 25: Chartiers Valley girls defeat No. 5 West Allegheny
January 25, 2018
Sparked by strong play just before and after halftime, the Chartiers Valley girls basketball team earned a 49-39 victory over No. 5 West Allegheny in

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Kiski Area edges Hempfield to capture Section 1 championship
The Kiski Area wrestling team wears sweatshirts with TEAM on the front. That exemplifies the way they approach the WPIAL team tournament. andquot;It takes more

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High school roundup for Jan. 24: Wrestling teams capture section tournament titles
The field is set for the WPIAL wrestling tournament. Twenty teams in Class AAA and 15 in Class AA earned spots in the district tournament

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: Vincentian Academy’s Zach McDonough, Armstrong’s Kenzie Lasher
January 24, 2018
Zach McDonough School: Vincentian Academy Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to Fame: McDonough is one of the leading scorers in the WPIAL this season thanks

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Greensburg Salem strengthens playoff chances with win over Armstrong
Armstrong prides itself on old-school, halfcourt basketball. It's slow and deliberate, on the edge of medieval. Think throwback Big East. Squarely on the opposite end

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High school roundup for Jan. 23: Fox Chapel avenges loss to No. 4 Woodland Hills
January 23, 2018
The Fox Chapel boys basketball team turned the tables on No. 4-ranked Woodland Hills. The Foxes lost by 15 points to the Wolverines on Dec.

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Franklin Regional girls basketball outlasted by Armstrong
Armstrong girls basketball coach Kirk Lorigan was glad to see his team outdo its scoring average (45.6 points per game) and get a victory on

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Coaches, players reunite on Westmoreland basketball courts
High school basketball season in Westmoreland County has been about getting reacquainted. Relationships seem to be sewn tight into the county's fabric, no matter where

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High school roundup for Jan. 22: Allderdice boys take down Class 5A No. 1 Mars
Allderdice boys basketball flexed its City League muscles Monday night. Just three days after defeating Westinghouse in a league showdown, the Dragons took down one

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A-K Valley high school look-ahead: Week of Jan. 22, 2018
January 21, 2018
Monday • A potentially pivotal game in Section 1-4A girls basketball takes place as Deer Lakes hosts Knoch. The Lancers (6-7, 3-4) began the week

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WPIAL roundup: Top-ranked Trinity girls beat Upper St. Clair
Riley DeRubbo had 16 points and eight assists as Class 5A No. 1 Trinity (13-3) beat Upper St. Clair (6-6), 63-46, in nonsection play. Alayna

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Westmoreland roundup: Belle Vernon boys top Monessen
January 20, 2018
In nonsection play, Cameron Nusser scored 25 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Class 4A No. 5 Belle Vernon (10-4) to a 73-60 victory

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High school roundup for Jan. 19: North Hills boys upset No. 4 Butler
January 19, 2018
Kam Taylor scored 35 points, including 19 in third quarter as North Hills upset No. 4 Butler, 82-55, in a Section 1-6A boys basketball game

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PIHL releases all-star rosters for Jan. 28 games
January 18, 2018
The four PIHL all-star games will be Jan. 28 at Robert Morris University's Island Sports Center, and the rosters for those contests were released Wednesday

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Girls basketball teams begin 2nd half as part of 3 things to watch Thursday in WPIAL athletics
January 17, 2018
The start to the second half of section play in WPIAL girls basketball gets off to a bit of a slow start Thursday night with

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Guido: A-K Valley football teams set to travel
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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PIHL notebook: Top teams look to maintain winning runs
January 15, 2018
Although there is snow on the ground and temperatures in the single digits, the action on the ice continues to heat up as the playoff

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Highlands boys adapt in win over Armstrong
January 11, 2018
The running Rams looked more like the rugged Rams on Thursday night. Forced to play at a slower pace than usual by Armstrong, Highlands showed

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PIHL notebook: Mt. Lebanon, Armstrong look to maintain winning streaks
January 7, 2018
After a well-deserved holiday break, many PIHL teams returned to the rink last week to resume their schedule, while other teams are back in action

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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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PIHL notebook: Midseason MVPs lead teams to success
December 31, 2017
With all of the PIHL teams idle over the past week because of the holiday break, this installment of the PIHL notebook will take on

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Fox Chapel boys share wealth, end skid with win vs. Armstrong
December 28, 2017
A two-game losing streak put something of a damper on Fox Chapel's holiday, but the short break also enabled the Foxes to find their form.

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WPIBL leaders post big numbers through December matches
December 27, 2017
Franklin Regional senior Kyle Wilkinson had perhaps the highlight of the first month of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League 2017-18 season. Last week in

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Guido: Memories remain for Ford City’s Red Mihalik gym
November 7, 2017
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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North Allegheny sweeps Armstrong for 5th WPIAL girls volleyball crown
November 4, 2017
From the first week of the season through Saturday's Class AAAA girls volleyball finals, North Allegheny was atop the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings,

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Armstrong spoils final game at Kiski Area’s Davis Field
October 28, 2017
In a span of 20 seconds late in the third quarter, Armstrong spoiled Kiski Area's final game at Davis Field. The Riverhawks forced a fumble

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Week 9’s don’t-miss high school football matchups for A-K Valley
October 25, 2017
Class 5A Big East Conference Armstrong (5-4, 3-4) at Kiski Area (1-8, 1-6) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Armstrong topped Connellsville, 57-22. Kiski Area fell

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No. 1 Penn-Trafford earns blowout win over Armstrong
October 13, 2017
When Penn-Trafford ran onto the field before kickoff against Armstrong on Friday, the PA announcer introduced them as andquot;your No. 1-ranked Warriorsandquot; to the fans

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Week 7’s don’t-miss high school football matchups for Westmoreland County
October 11, 2017
Class 5A Big East Armstrong (4-3, 2-3) at 1-5A Penn-Trafford (7-0, 5-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday Last week: Armstrong edged Latrobe, 38-37, in double overtime. Penn-Trafford

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Armstrong edges Latrobe in double overtime
October 6, 2017
Facing a virtual must-win Class 5A Big East 9 Conference game Friday night on the perfectly-manicured turf at Latrobe's Memorial Stadium, Armstrong kept alive its

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Porter guides Armstrong past Plum in Big East battle
September 30, 2017
Dawson Porter already caused havoc for Plum in the second quarter by throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another, but on the final play

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Franklin Regional takes down Armstrong in overtime
September 22, 2017
Franklin Regional coach Greg Botta didn't hesitate in overtime. Faced with fourth-and-goal at the Armstrong 3, Botta sent Domenick DiFalco on to attempt a 20-yard

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Week 4’s don’t-miss high school football matchups in A-K Valley
September 20, 2017
Class 5A Allegheny Nine CONFERENCE 4-5A Upper St. Clair (3-1, 3-0) at Fox Chapel (1-3, 1-2) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Upper St. Clair remained

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Week 4’s don’t-miss high school football matchups in Westmoreland County
Class 6A Southeastern Conference Canon-McMillan (2-2, 1-1) at Norwin (2-2, 1-1) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Canon-McMillan lost to Mt. Lebanon, 24-17. Norwin lost at

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