Football

Ambridge hires Don Phillips as football coach
January 17, 2019
Coaching veteran Don Phillips will return to the sidelines this fall after two seasons away. Ambridge hired the 68-year-old coach Thursday to take over a Bridgers program that has struggled for wins in recent seasons. Phillips last coached Ellwood City from 2008-16 after stints at West Allegheny, Center, Monaca and

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Football coach Rod Steele leaving Steel Valley for West Mifflin
Rod Steele estimates he'll drive about three minutes longer to football practice next fall. After nine seasons, two WPIAL titles and a state championship at Steel Valley, Steele was hired Thursday night to coach nearby West Mifflin. andquot;It's an opportunity to move up in classification to a bigger school,andquot; Steele

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Knoch hires Brandon Mowry as football coach
January 16, 2019
Brandon Mowry held plenty of positions with the Knoch football team over the past two decades, and now he can add head coach to the list. The South Butler School Board voted Wednesday night to hire Mowry, a longtime assistant, as the district's newest football coach to replace Frank Whalen,

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Former Penn State star Derek Moye poised to coach Western Beaver football
January 15, 2019
Western Beaver and Lincoln Park administrators want a coach who can spark some excitement in their combined football program. So, Derek Moye is their pick. Pending school board approval Wednesday, the former Penn State wideout will become Western Beaver's next football coach. Moye played at nearby Rochester, was a star

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Assistant Mike Junko replaces Jim Render as Upper St. Clair football coach
For the first time in four decades, Upper St. Clair football has a new coach. The school board promoted assistant Mike Junko to head football coach Monday night, filling the vacancy created when Jim Render retired Jan. 3 after 40 seasons with the Panthers. Junko, a USC graduate and son

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Bret Colbert named football coach at Greensburg Central Catholic
January 11, 2019
Greensburg Central Catholic hired Bret Colbert on Friday as its new football coach. He replaces Aaron Smetanka, who is now the head coach at Saint Vincent College. Colbert, who is the son of former Saint Vincent coach Bob Colbert, has 15 years of college and high school coaching experience and

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WPIAL schedules appeal hearing for Penn Hills football, coach Jon LeDonne
January 8, 2019
Penn Hills football coach Jon LeDonne, facing a one-game suspension, will have his appeal heard later this month. The Penn Hills administration appealed the entirety of the WPIAL discipline handed down last month as punishment for a pregame smoke bomb in the football playoffs. The WPIAL scheduled a hearing Jan.

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Don Rebel: Upper St. Clair’s Jim Render will always be remembered as a winner
January 3, 2019
A coaching icon is riding off into the sunset. The void he leaves will be huge. For a long time to come, Jim Render will be known as the winningest coach in WPIAL history with 406 wins, 141 losses and six ties. Maybe for a very, very long time to

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Upper St. Clair’s Jim Render retires after 49 seasons as WPIAL’s winningest football coach
In 49 football seasons, Jim Render filed away more than enough memories to fill a book or two. Now, Render said, maybe he'll find the time to actually write one. The winningest football coach in WPIAL history announced his retirement Thursday after nearly five decades and more than 400 victories.

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Penn Hills’ Hardy named state’s Class 5A Football Player of the Year
December 28, 2018
Daequan Hardy had a performance for the ages in the PIAA Class 5A football championship game. Apparently, members of the statewide media took notice. The Penn Hills senior was named the state's Class 5A Player of the Year and joined three of his Indians teammates on the Pennsylvania Football Writers

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Rochester, Sto-Rox each place 2 on Class A all-state football team
A pair of 3,000-yard passers, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart's Tyler Bradley and Sto-Rox's Eric Wilson, were among six WPIAL players chosen Friday for the Class 1A all-state football team. Joining them were Rochester teammates Noah Whiteleather and Darius Goosby, Imani Christian's Rahmon andquot;RJandquot; Hart, Jeannette's Marcus Barnes and

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Aliquippa’s Devonshire, Warfield take top individual honors on Class 3A all-state team
Aliquippa's state championship football team has another reason to celebrate. The Quips placed six players on the Class 3A all-state team, senior MJ Devonshire was named as the state's top player and Mike Warfield earned coach of the year. Also recognized were senior quarterback Eli Kosanovich, senior running back Avante

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Pine-Richland trio named to Class 6A Pennsylvania Football Writers all-state team
December 27, 2018
Pine-Richland's Mike Katic, Tyler King and Andrew Kristofic led the Rams to a second straight WPIAL Class 6A football title. They were three of Western Pennsylvania's top recruits who helped make Pine-Richland one of the most dominant teams in the state of the past two years. On Thursday, all three

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3 South Fayette players named to Class 4A Pennsylvania Football Writers all-state team
The South Fayette offense was run like a well-oiled machine for much of the 2018 season. Three cogs who kept the engine running were honored Thursday with selection to the Class 4A 2018 Pennsylvania Football Writers all-state team. Senior quarterback Jamie Diven, senior wide receiver Mike Trimbur and senior kicker

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Steel Valley pair highlight Class 2A Pennsylvania Football Writers all-state team
The Steel Valley football team was rewarded after winning a second WPIAL title in three years, as two Ironmen were selected to the Class 2A Pennsylvania Football Writers all-state team Thursday. Senior Kam Williams was picked as a running back, and senior Todd Hill earned a second all-state selection at

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Penn Hills’ Daequan Hardy named TribLive HSSN Football Player of the Year
December 22, 2018
Daequan Hardy had already experienced a great senior season before he traveled to Hershey, but it became clear there that the Penn Hills star had saved his best for last. The do-it-all wide receiver and cornerback scored four times in the PIAA Class 5A final, a performance that earned Penn

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Freeport’s Romanchak, Highlands’ Gillette named Valley News Dispatch Football Players of the Year
Offensive player of the year: Austin Romanchak QB/DB, Senior, 5-9, 160, Freeport Austin Romanchak didn't have a particular favorite college football player this fall, but a certain Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma caught his eye. andquot;I think he's a good example of what I was trying to be, at least,andquot;

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Derry’s Justin Flack named Westmoreland Tribune-Review Football Player of the Year
PLAYER OF THE YEAR JUSTIN FLACK RB/QB/DB, Senior, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, Derry Area Justin Flack's senior season turned out better than he or anyone expected. The Derry senior running back said he never dreamed rushing for 1,334 yards and scoring 38 touchdowns. Because of injuries to Colton Nemcheck and Justin

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Pine-Richland’s Kristofic, King to compete in national all-star games
December 21, 2018
Pine-Richland's 2018 football season has been over for a handful of weeks, but that hasn't stopped the accolades from rolling in for the Rams. Two of those players -- seniors Tyler King and Andrew Kristofic -- have been honored for their commitment to the game and performances by being selected

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Former Plum football coach Frank Sacco dies at age 53
Frank Sacco's love and enthusiasm for football flowed to the many players he coached during a nearly two-decade span. Sacco, a former Plum player, Mustangs assistant for 15 years and head coach for four seasons after that, died Sunday at age 53. Many of his ex-players showed up at Wednesday's

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