Football

Canon-McMillan’s Kaeden Singleton commits to Delaware
June 8, 2023
Canon-McMillan High School has been a popular place for college football coaches to visit this spring, including representatives from Syracuse, Pitt, Eastern Michigan and Delaware, among others.

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McKeesport quarterback Jahmil Perryman works out before the 2023 season.
McKeesport’s Jahmil Perryman scores twice as Pennsylvania wins Big 33 Football Classic
May 29, 2023
McKeesport’s Jahmil Perryman scored twice, and Team Pennsylvania rallied with a late touchdown to win the Big 33 Football Classic, 31-27, over the Maryland all-stars Sunday in Harrisburg.

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Mike Brown coaches Hempfield in 2021.
Norwin notebook: New football coach fills out staff
May 13, 2023
New Norwin football coach Mike Brown has filled out his staff for the upcoming season.

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Central Catholic linebacker Cole Sullivan tackles Mt. Lebanon’s Nathan Sala on Nov. 11, 2022, at Mt. Lebanon.
Central Catholic linebacker Cole Sullivan commits to Michigan
May 12, 2023
Central Catholic linebacker Cole Sullivan committed Friday to Michigan, choosing the Wolverines over finalists Duke, Notre Dame, Stanford and Wisconsin.

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Former Mt. Lebanon and West Allegheny football coach Bob Palko will be inducted into the PSFCA Hall of Fame on May 28.
Bob Palko among 5 football coaches chosen for PSFCA Hall of Fame
May 11, 2023
Bob Palko, who won a record nine WPIAL football titles at West Allegheny and Mt. Lebanon, will be inducted this month into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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College coaches sing praises of Penn Hills junior lineman Kelsey Hundley
May 7, 2023
Being on stage doesn’t change much for Kelsey Hundley. The Penn Hills junior feels about as comfortable there as he does in football pads.

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Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Steve Pons takes over as Jeannette boys soccer coach
May 6, 2023
Jeannette’s boys soccer team is under new leadership.

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Central Catholic linebacker Cole Sullivan dives for a fumble against North Allegheny on Sept. 23, 2022, at West Mifflin.
Central Catholic linebacker Cole Sullivan narrows college options to ‘Top 5’
April 30, 2023
Central Catholic already has one junior linebacker committed to a Power 5 school but soon will have another.

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North Allegheny head coach Art Walker celebrates with his team as they beat Central Catholic in the WPIAL 6A Championship game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2022 at Norwin High School.
North Allegheny hosting Western Pa. Football Recruiting Day to connect with college coaches
April 29, 2023
There are dozens of small-college football coaches who recruit Western Pennsylvania, but sometimes a talented WPIAL player can go overlooked in the process.

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The Belle Vernon football team was honored Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg.
Belle Vernon football team honored at state Capitol
April 27, 2023
A perk of winning a state championship in Pennsylvania is the recognition that comes with it from the state government.

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Brentwood’s new head football coach, Nick Caponi
Brentwood grad, longtime assistant excited to take reins of football program
April 23, 2023
Nick Caponi has worn an assortment of hats in his coaching career.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Ryan Lawry intercepts a pass to end the game against McKeesport on Oct. 28, 2022.
Thomas Jefferson football’s Ryan Lawry makes impact with hard work, dedication
He may be a bit small in stature, but he was a big-time player for the Thomas Jefferson football team.

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Freeport’s Cassidy Dell sets up a score against York Catholic during the PIAA Class 2A state championship match on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Cumberland Valley.
WPIAL announces 20 winners of James Collins Scholar-Athlete Award
April 19, 2023
The WPIAL saw an increased number of applicants for the James Collins Scholar-Athlete Award this year, and Wednesday announced 20 winners from the 162 nominees.

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South Park promotes longtime assistant to football coach
April 14, 2023
South Park’s new football coach is already very familiar with the program.

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Mark Adams, who spent five seasons as Southmoreland’s head coach, was hired to coach Valley’s football team.
Adams returns to Valley as football team’s new head coach
April 4, 2023
Valley has a new head football coach.

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Armstrong quarterback poses with the Willie Thrower Award alongside George Guido of the awards committee Saturday at Knead Community Cafe in New Kensington. Olsen won the award as the top WPIAL/City League quarterback for the second year in a row.
Armstrong’s Cadin Olsen repeats as Willie Thrower Award winner
March 25, 2023
The great Willie Thrower was said to have the largest hands in football history. The former Ken High football star’s nickname was “Mitts.”

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Bethel Park’s Gavin Moul catches a pass Oct. 7 at Upper St. Clair.
‘Emotional leader’ Gavin Moul caps Bethel Park career with Big 33 appearance
Gavin Moul’s high school football career is not over just yet.

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Armstrong quarterback Cadin Olsen throws against Highlands Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 at Highlands High School.
Armstrong’s Olsen, the 2022 winner, leads candidates for Thrower Award
March 23, 2023
WPIAL passing leader Cadin Olsen led Armstrong football to back-to-back quarterfinal playoff appearances.

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Nick Keefer celebrates a win with his players in 2016 while an assistant coach for Hempfield.
Hempfield hires Nick Keefer as football coach
March 13, 2023
From the time he was a pint-sized ball boy in baggy orange sweats helping his dad, Tim Keefer, a former coach at Oliver, Nick Keefer knew he wanted to be a football coach.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: PIHL Class A final could feature 2 local teams
March 12, 2023
One Westmoreland County team is guaranteed a spot in the PIHL Class A championship. But there could be two.

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