Author: Bob Orkwis


Mt. Lebanon’s Evan Jones poses after he scored five touchdowns in a playoff win over Seneca Valley on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.
Mt. Lebanon’s Evan Jones scores five times in win over Seneca Valley
November 1, 2019
Evan Jones has done just about everything for Mt. Lebanon this season. He has run for touchdowns. He has caught touchdown passes. He even threw a touchdown pass.

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Pine-Richland won its second consecutive WPIAL Class AAA championship Monday against Peters Township.
Pine-Richland wins 2nd WPIAL field hockey title in 3 years
October 28, 2019
Top-seeded Pine-Richland and #No. 4 Peters Township met last season in the WPIAL Class 3A field hockey championship.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Ryan Reitler (right) battles Springdale’s Duncan Caltagarone for a header during their WPIAL Class A semifinal.
Greensburg Central Catholic tops short-handed Springdale to reach WPIAL boys soccer final
October 26, 2019
The WPIAL season ended in heartbreaking fashion for Greensburg Central Catholic last year, losing the championship match to Avonworth on penalty kicks.

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Behind Tillman’s 4 TDs, Central Catholic beats Mt. Lebanon, moves into 1st-place tie in Class 6A
October 25, 2019
Central Catholic’s gameplan usually features a stifling defense and a strong running game with Eddy Tillman dominating behind a powerful offensive line.

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Deer Lakes boys soccer cruises in playoff opener against Steel Valley
October 19, 2019
After losing in the WPIAL semifinals and the PIAA finals last season, the Deer Lakes boys soccer team adopted the motto “unfinished business” for this year.

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North Hills’ Dylan Pawling scoots into the end zone past Shaler Area for a touchdown Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Martorelli Stadium.
North Hills football team defeats Shaler in penalty-filled game
Fortunately for some, the standings only show wins and losses. There is no category for winning ugly.

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Mars’ Nick Spotti breaks up a pass intended for North Hills’ Luke Hulbert in the fourth quarter Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at Martorelli Stadium.
Mars guts out win over stingy North Hills
October 5, 2019
In its last two conference wins over Armstrong and Shaler, Mars racked up a total of 76 points.

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Moon’s Jeremiah Dean pulls down Bethel Park’s Dominic Esposito during a game Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Bethel Park.
Late field goal, OT turnover carry Bethel Park to thrilling win over Moon
September 27, 2019
Homecoming drew a large and boisterous crowd to Bethel Park on Friday night.

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Dom Pieto leads Central Catholic to measuring-stick win over Bethel Park
September 20, 2019
Even though it was a non-conference crossover game between 6A Central Catholic and 5A Bethel Park, both teams looked at the game as a measuring stick for the rest of the season.

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Bethel Park picks off 4 passes en route to defeating West Allegheny
September 7, 2019
Bethel Park and West Allegheny came into Friday’s Class 5A Allegheny 8 matchup after wins last week in which both teams ran the football effectively.

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Peters Township defeats Upper St. Clair in Allegheny 8 opener
August 31, 2019
Peters Township used a pair of scores from Josh Casilli to knock off Upper St. Clair, 29-21, in the teams’ WPIAL Class 5A Allegheny 8 Conference opener Friday night.

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Peters Twp.’s Mark Lehman celebrates his winning goal in double overtime with teammates after defeating Mt. Lebanon in their Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Peters Township tops Mt. Lebanon in double overtime to reach PIHL Class AAA Penguins Cup final
March 14, 2019
Special teams are always important in a hockey game, especially in the playoffs … and most especially in overtime of the PIHL Penguins Cup semifinals.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Evan Jones poses after he scored five touchdowns in a playoff win over Seneca Valley on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.
Mt. Lebanon’s Evan Jones scores five times in win over Seneca Valley
November 1, 2019
Evan Jones has done just about everything for Mt. Lebanon this season. He has run for touchdowns. He has caught touchdown passes. He even threw a touchdown pass.

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Pine-Richland won its second consecutive WPIAL Class AAA championship Monday against Peters Township.
Pine-Richland wins 2nd WPIAL field hockey title in 3 years
October 28, 2019
Top-seeded Pine-Richland and #No. 4 Peters Township met last season in the WPIAL Class 3A field hockey championship.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Ryan Reitler (right) battles Springdale’s Duncan Caltagarone for a header during their WPIAL Class A semifinal.
Greensburg Central Catholic tops short-handed Springdale to reach WPIAL boys soccer final
October 26, 2019
The WPIAL season ended in heartbreaking fashion for Greensburg Central Catholic last year, losing the championship match to Avonworth on penalty kicks.

Read More...

Behind Tillman’s 4 TDs, Central Catholic beats Mt. Lebanon, moves into 1st-place tie in Class 6A
October 25, 2019
Central Catholic’s gameplan usually features a stifling defense and a strong running game with Eddy Tillman dominating behind a powerful offensive line.

Read More...

Deer Lakes boys soccer cruises in playoff opener against Steel Valley
October 19, 2019
After losing in the WPIAL semifinals and the PIAA finals last season, the Deer Lakes boys soccer team adopted the motto “unfinished business” for this year.

Read More...

North Hills’ Dylan Pawling scoots into the end zone past Shaler Area for a touchdown Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Martorelli Stadium.
North Hills football team defeats Shaler in penalty-filled game
Fortunately for some, the standings only show wins and losses. There is no category for winning ugly.

Read More...

Mars’ Nick Spotti breaks up a pass intended for North Hills’ Luke Hulbert in the fourth quarter Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at Martorelli Stadium.
Mars guts out win over stingy North Hills
October 5, 2019
In its last two conference wins over Armstrong and Shaler, Mars racked up a total of 76 points.

Read More...

Moon’s Jeremiah Dean pulls down Bethel Park’s Dominic Esposito during a game Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Bethel Park.
Late field goal, OT turnover carry Bethel Park to thrilling win over Moon
September 27, 2019
Homecoming drew a large and boisterous crowd to Bethel Park on Friday night.

Read More...

Dom Pieto leads Central Catholic to measuring-stick win over Bethel Park
September 20, 2019
Even though it was a non-conference crossover game between 6A Central Catholic and 5A Bethel Park, both teams looked at the game as a measuring stick for the rest of the season.

Read More...

Bethel Park picks off 4 passes en route to defeating West Allegheny
September 7, 2019
Bethel Park and West Allegheny came into Friday’s Class 5A Allegheny 8 matchup after wins last week in which both teams ran the football effectively.

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Peters Township defeats Upper St. Clair in Allegheny 8 opener
August 31, 2019
Peters Township used a pair of scores from Josh Casilli to knock off Upper St. Clair, 29-21, in the teams’ WPIAL Class 5A Allegheny 8 Conference opener Friday night.

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Peters Twp.’s Mark Lehman celebrates his winning goal in double overtime with teammates after defeating Mt. Lebanon in their Penguins Cup Class AAA semifinal Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, at RMU Island Sports Center.
Peters Township tops Mt. Lebanon in double overtime to reach PIHL Class AAA Penguins Cup final
March 14, 2019
Special teams are always important in a hockey game, especially in the playoffs … and most especially in overtime of the PIHL Penguins Cup semifinals.

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