Football

Penn-Trafford’s Cade Yacamelli (5) rushes the ball against Woodland Hills on Oct. 2, 2020.
Penn-Trafford’s Cade Yacamelli commits to Wisconsin
June 21, 2021
When Cade Yacamelli visited the University of Wisconsin this past weekend, he said it felt like home.

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Thomas Jefferson senior lineman Alby Breisinger poses with his grandmother, Lois, in the Thomas Jefferson auditorium after he was presented the 2021 Breisinger Award.
Thomas Jefferson lineman Alby Breisinger honored with award named for his uncle
June 20, 2021
He’s a natural.

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Bethel Park’s Anthony Chiccitt runs with the ball during a game against Moon on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Bethel Park.
Bethel Park grad Chiccitt honored with Courage Award from WPIAL Hall of Fame
June 19, 2021
Bethel Park product Anthony Chiccitt has determination chiseled in granite, as well a firm dose of patience.

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Bethel Park’s Nick Kwiatkoski with a second quarter run against Woodland Hills on Nov. 20, 2009, at West Mifflin High School.
Bethel Park alum, NFL player Nick Kwiatkoski helps give football locker room facelift
Nick Kwiatkoski hasn’t forgotten his roots.

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Mauro Monz oversees Carlynton practice in 2014.
Facing 1-year suspension, Seton LaSalle football coach Mauro Monz resigns
June 17, 2021
Suspended football coach Mauro Monz, facing a one-year ban from the WPIAL over recruiting allegations, said he’s resigning at Seton LaSalle rather than continue to appeal.

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Seneca Valley head coach Ron Butschle works with the defense during workouts Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Seneca Valley High School.
Seneca Valley adds former Pine-Richland football assistants Lehmeier, Sasson
June 16, 2021
Assistant football coaches Tim Sasson and Ryan Lehmeier were left searching for new jobs when their time together at Pine-Richland abruptly ended. So, they offered themselves as a packaged deal to any school needing an offensive line coach and an offensive coordinator.

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Mauro Monz oversees Carlynton practice in 2014.
WPIAL upholds suspensions of Seton LaSalle football coaches
June 14, 2021
The WPIAL heard additional evidence about Seton LaSalle’s suspended football coaches during a lengthy hearing Monday but ultimately reached the same decision.

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WPIAL approves 3 Seton LaSalle transfers, Jackson Pons’ return to Norwin
June 8, 2021
Mauro Monz’s status as Seton LaSalle coach remains in doubt, but the WPIAL ruled his son eligible to play football for the Rebels this fall.

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Gateway’s Chamor Price during workouts Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Gateway High School.
Gateway seniors cap high school career at East-West all-star game
June 6, 2021
Gateway football seniors Jacques Taylor and Chamor Price teamed up one final time May 30 to cap their high school careers in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West Football Classic at Landis Field in Harrisburg.

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Penn Hills’ Claude Vangelus goes through drills during workouts Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at Penn Hills High School.
Penn Hills lineman caps high school career with East-West All-Star appearance
June 5, 2021
Claude Vangelus wasn’t a refined offensive lineman when he started with the Penn Hills High School football program.

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Steve Campos, as Ringgold’s coach in 2006, works with players during blocking drills at practice in Monongahela.
Seneca Valley assistant could be Pine-Richland’s next coach, source says
June 1, 2021
Steve Campos, an assistant football coach at Seneca Valley, is expected to be the recommended candidate to fill the vacant head coach job at Pine-Richland, according to a source.

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Pennsylvania blanks Maryland in annual Big 33 football game
May 31, 2021
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania defeated Maryland, 20-0, in the 64th Annual Big 33 Classic on Monday afternoon at Central Dauphin Middle School.

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Central Valley quarterback Ameer Dudley looks to pass during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Elizabeth Forward on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Central Valley’s Dudley earns MVP honors at PSFCA East-West all-star football game
May 30, 2021
Central Valley senior Ameer Dudley capped off his high school career with an MVP performance Sunday afternoon.

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Penn-Trafford’s Cade Yacamelli (5) rushes the ball against Woodland Hills on Oct. 2, 2020.
Westmoreland H.S. notebook: More offers coming in for P-T’s Cade Yacamelli
May 23, 2021
With high school football training camps set to open in less than three months, Cade Yacamelli of Penn-Trafford has a lot on his mind.

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Mauro Monz oversees Carlynton practice in 2014.
Seton LaSalle appeals football coaches’ suspensions to PIAA
April 23, 2021
Seton LaSalle has appealed to the PIAA to overturn discipline handed down by the WPIAL for recruiting violations.

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Northern Regional Police car
Chief: No allegations of improper behavior in Pine-Richland football probe reported to police
April 21, 2021
Despite a long-standing practice of conferring with police when allegations are made about improper behavior by students, none of the incidents that led to last week’s firing of championship-winning Pine-Richland football coach Eric Kasperowicz were reported to authorities, according to the chief of the Northern Regional Police Department.

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Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne works out during practice on Aug. 17, 2020, in Collier.
Pitt, Penn State offer Chartiers Valley’s Lamont Payne after pressure-packed sophomore year
April 12, 2021
On one side of the field, Chartiers Valley had a senior three-year starter at cornerback. On the other side was sophomore Lamont Payne.

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Pine-Richland senior Cole Spencer is the recipient Saturday, April 10, 2021, of the inagural Willie Thrower Memorial Award honoring the top high school quarterback in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The award also honors the legacy and memory of New Kensington native Willie Thrower as the first black quarterback in professional football history.
Pine-Richland’s Spencer wins 1st Willie Thrower Memorial Award
April 10, 2021
Chuck Curtis played football for the New York Giants in 1957 before beginning a football coaching career that lasted for 30 years.

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Central Valley’s Sean FitzSimmons celebrates his sack forcing a fumble during the first quarter of the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Elizabeth Forward on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at North Allegheny.
Pitt gets commitment from Sean Fitzsimmons, Central Valley’s ‘face of the program’
April 9, 2021
After Central Valley defensive tackle Sean Fitzsimmons verbally committed to Pitt on Friday, the last topic coach Mark Lyons wanted to discuss five months before football season was the possibility of repeating as PIAA Class 3A champion.

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Jefferson-Morgan coach Aaron Giorgi speaks to his team during a game against Monessen last season.
Waynesburg names Aaron Giorgi football coach
April 5, 2021
Aaron Giorgi has been named football coach at Waynesburg.

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