Football

Aliquippa’s Zuriah Fisher scores during the second quarter against McKinley Tech Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek.
Aliquippa returns ‘good nucleus’ from WPIAL, PIAA championship lineup
August 22, 2019
If they all can accept their invitations, Aliquippa football greats Ty Law, Darrelle Revis, Sean Gilbert and Mike Ditka will return home for a Week 1 ceremony.

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Steel Valley’s Eshawn Carter gets past Wilmington Area’s Colton Richards during the 2A PIAA semifinal Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at Ambridge High School.
Woodland Hills transfer Eshawn Carter among 3 WPIAL hearings scheduled for Thursday
Woodland Hills transfer Eshawn Carter and two incoming freshmen at Aliquippa will have their football eligibility decided Thursday during hearing at the WPIAL office in Green Tree.

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Westinghouse’s Dayon Hayes is a Pitt recruit and one of the premier players in Western Pennsylvania
Pitt recruit Hayes, Westinghouse set sights on City League title
August 21, 2019
Allderdice knocked Westinghouse out of the City Leagues playoffs the past two seasons, and the Bulldogs aren’t too happy about it.

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University Prep linebacker Michael Snowden
University Prep football gathering explosive, experienced offense
The University Prep football team enters City League play this season boasting a roster brimming with talent and a good deal of experience, especially on the offensive side of the ball.

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Brashear head coach Don Schmidt instructs quarterback Sincere Kimbrough during a July 30, 2019 preseason practice.
Brashear looks to rebound after rocky start with new coach
Don Schmidt had a rough start to his coaching tenure at Brashear last season. Schmidt hopes a new Bulls squad led by underclassmen will right the ship as they look to fly under the radar in the City League.

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Allderdice junior quarterback Shaku’r Pack throws a pass during an August 14, 2019 preseason practice at Allderdice High School.
Allderdice football looks for three-peat in City League
Allderdice has been on top of the City League the past two seasons. The Dragons will look to make to make it a three-peat this season.

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Seton LaSalle’s Max Schipani returns for the 2019 season.
Seton LaSalle football team hopes to rebound with new coach
Seton LaSalle is ready to get back to the top.

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Southmoreland quarterback Zachary Cernuto participates in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Latrobe High School.
Cognition meets connection, carrying Southmoreland offense to new heights
Receiver Riley Comforti knows how the route is supposed to be run.

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Pine-Richland lineman Trent Miller prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 7, 2019.
WPIAL teams highlight Trib HSSN high school football preseason state rankings
Whether you are a fan of your local district team or like to know what’s going on in high school football around Pennsylvania, the TribLive High School Sports Network has you covered this fall.

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PIAA upholds District 6 ruling on Ligonier Valley’s Kyle Silk
Unless Kyle Silk’s family pursues legal action, his senior football season is over before it started.

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Springdale’s Christian Vokes carries the ball during practice Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Springdale.
Vokes hopes to use strength, speed to lift Springdale to success
After missing the WPIAL playoffs for just the second time in 17 seasons last year, the Springdale Dynamos are set to make a 2019 drive toward the postseason.

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Kiski Area junior wide receiver Jason Baker has not played football since seventh grade.
A-K Valley football Q&A with Kiski Area’s Jason Baker
In an effort to revamp his team, Kiski Area football coach Sam Albert dug into the depths of the high school to recruit student-athletes he believed could help improve their chances this season.

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Leechburg running back Jake Blumer at a 7-on-7 game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Freeport High School.
A-K Valley football players to watch in Week Zero
Jake Blumer

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Burrell’s Dom Holmes (right) will take on rival Valley in the Week Zero “Battle of the Bypass” on Friday.
Valley’s 6-game winning streak on line in ‘Battle of the Bypass’
There’s never a lack of excitement when Burrell and Valley get together for the “Battle of the Bypass.”

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Hempfield’s Mario Perkins
Westmoreland County high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week Zero
Nonconference

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Yough’s C.J. Waldier (right) makes a play for the ball against Latrobe during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
The Birdie opines on Week Zero, Westmoreland County matchups
Four years after its inception, Week Zero remains a confusing proposition, even for Mr. Birdie.

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Ferretti
Westmoreland County football players to watch in Week Zero
Dillon Ferretti

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Norwin quarterback Jack Salopek looks to pass during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association 7-on-7 tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Greater Latrobe High School.
‘Battle of Route 30’ pits Norwin, Penn-Trafford football teams in Week Zero
When the PIAA expanded to six classifications four years ago and decided to move the start of the playoffs up a week, it also allowed schools to eliminate their second scrimmage and play a game during Week Zero.

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Jeannette’s McKee Stadium has had a natural grass playing surface since it opened in 1937. In the fall of 2019, it will have turf.
Jeannette moving track resurfacing at McKee Stadium to April
Jeannette will wait until after the busy fall sports season to resurface its track at McKee Stadium, superintendent Matt Jones said.

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Ligonier Valley’s Ethan Boring makes a one-handed catch during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Ligonier.
Ligonier Valley looks to maintain level of success in District 6
Ligonier Valley has been one of the best teams from District 6 over the past four seasons.

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