Football

Foothills Football Classic postponed for 2019
April 19, 2019
Logistical issues left the Foothills Football Classic committee with no choice. So, they punted.

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In issue of separating public, private schools, PIAA wants time
The PIAA administration is watching closely as a state legislator wades into the public vs. private debate, but it would rather see its own competitive-balance efforts given time to work.

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WCCA underclassmen showcase returns next month
The Westmoreland County Coaches Association will host its 7th annual Underclassmen Football Showcase 9 a.m. on May 11 at Hempfield’s Spartan Stadium.

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Steel Valley’s Nahki Johnson celebrates with Eshawn Carter after Carter’s return for a touchdown against Wilmington Area during the 2A PIAA semifinal Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at Ambridge High School.
WPIAL requests eligibility hearing for West Mifflin transfer Nahki Johnson
April 18, 2019
The WPIAL board voted Wednesday to hold an eligibility hearing for West Mifflin sophomore Nahki Johnson.

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Pine Richland’s Michael Katic holds the WPIAL 5A Championship trophy after beating Seneca Valley Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Heinz Field.
Decline in ticket sales hurts WPIAL budget, limits money shared back to schools
Penn Hills, Pine-Richland and Butler will receive more than $5,000 apiece from the WPIAL as part of its annual share-back program from playoff gate ticket revenues.

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Sto Rox DL Andre Frenzley works on his technique during practice Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Sto-Rox.R
WPIAL switches 2 Class A nonconference football matchups
April 14, 2019
The WPIAL let four Class A football teams flip their Week 9 nonconference opponents to create better matchups.

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Westmoreland notebook: Yough’s Shoaf lands in football all-star game
April 13, 2019
Two-time WPIAL rushing champion Dustin Shoaf will play in an all-star game after all.

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Penn-Trafford football announces latest hall of fame class
April 10, 2019
Penn-Trafford announced its 2019 Warrior Football Hall of Fame class.

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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.
Westmoreland high school notebook: Jeannette’s McKee Stadium getting upgrades
April 9, 2019
Jeannette’s longtime vision of having artificial turf at McKee Stadium is no longer a pipe dream.

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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 approves turf at McKee Stadium
Jeannette’s longtime vision of having artificial turf at McKee Stadium is no longer a pipe dream.

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West Mifflin Head Coach Ray Braszo works on defensive ball skills with players on Monday, July 28, 2014 at West Mifflin.
Ousted at West Mifflin, football coach Ray Braszo returns to roots in Steel Valley
April 3, 2019
Ray Braszo wore West Mifflin blue and gold for nearly three decades, but the veteran football coach also has deep roots in Steel Valley.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Hempfield sophomore catcher reopens recruitment
March 30, 2019
Sophomore Emma Hoffner still plans to play Division I softball and clearly has the talent to do so.

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Bethel Park hires Brian DeLallo as new football coach
March 26, 2019
Bethel Park administrators talked with a handful of football coaches from outside the district, but decided that their best candidate already was on staff.

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Ligonier Valley’s Christian Jablonski
Westmoreland high school notebook: Ligonier Valley’s Jablonski gets offer
March 23, 2019
Ligonier Valley already has one football lineman who is drawing Division I attention in junior Michael Petrof. Now, it has two.

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Belle Vernon football players train with the new Tsunami Bar barbell during the 2019 offseason.
Belle Vernon football getting help from new weightlifting aid
March 22, 2019
Opening day of spring sports in the WPIAL was greeted with, sigh, a dose of snow and cold.

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Bentworth promotes assistant Knabb to coach football team
Bentworth promoted assistant John “J.J.” Knabb to head football coach, said athletic director Brian Malecki.

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Former Penn-Trafford, Norwin football coach John Yaccino dies at 78
March 21, 2019
Former Penn-Trafford and Norwin football coach John Yaccino died suddenly in Florida on Wednesday. He was 78.

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Thomas Jefferson’s 2019 Breisinger Award winner, Gabe Dominick, displays the award with Lois Breisinger and Joe Kenny at the annual football banquet Feb. 24 at the Georgetown Centre.
Gabe Dominick receives TJ’s Breisinger Award
March 15, 2019
Gabe Dominick hopes to be a key member of the Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball team this season. A first-year defensive specialist/outside hitter, Dominick also made his mark as a starter on the Jaguars’ football team.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Gabe Dominick blocks a punt by Belle Vernon’s Cameron Guess on Sept. 7 in Rostraver.
Senior class lauded for success by Thomas Jefferson football coach Cherpak
March 8, 2019
The 60th annual Thomas Jefferson football banquet took place Feb. 24 at Georgetown Centre.

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Pitt, WVU recruits among Maryland picks for Big 33 Football Classic
March 3, 2019
Pitt recruit A.J. Woods, a cornerback from Germantown, Md., was among the 38 high school football players chosen to represent Maryland in the Big 33 Football Classic.

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