Football

Western Pa.-connected Colorado State offers WPIAL offensive linemen
May 19, 2019
Western Pennsylvania football fans probably know Colorado State as the alma mater of former Steelers linebacker Joey Porter.

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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 selling sections of McKee Stadium sod
May 15, 2019
How much does Jeannette love its high school football?

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Monessen’s Devin Whitlock
Monessen football, basketball standout Whitlock transfers to Belle Vernon
May 13, 2019
Devin Whitlock has withdrawn from Monessen and has enrolled at neighboring Belle Vernon.

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Norwin High School football field
Lineman Challenge returning to Norwin
Norwin routinely has drawn dozens of players to its “Norwin Football Lineman Challenge,” which is why the event will return for a fifth year.

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St. Joseph’s Prep quarterback Kyle McCord throws a pass during the PIAA Class 6A state semifinal against Pine-Richland Saturday, Dec. 1 2018, at Mansion Park in Altoona.
USA Today releases “Way-Too-Early” high school football rankings
May 12, 2019
Football season is still months away, but USA Today released its “Way-Too-Early” high school rankings this week.

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Knoch’s grass athletic field Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Knoch High School.
Knoch considering replacing grass with turf at stadium
Mother Nature rained plenty on Knoch’s parade last fall. More significantly, on its football and soccer games, too.

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Penn Hills senior defensive end Armand Gustave and head coach Jon LeDonne represented the Indians at the East-West all-star game May 5 at Mansion Park.
Gustave, LeDonne represent Penn Hills at East-West all-star game
May 9, 2019
This year, Penn Hills brought its first PIAA football title since 1995 back to the community.

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Northgate coach T.J. Wiley talks with his team during heat acclimation drills.
Bishop Canevin hires football coach T.J. Wiley
May 8, 2019
Former Northgate, Deer Lakes and Penn-Trafford football coach T.J. Wiley is headed to Bishop Canevin.

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The West squad celebrates its victory in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.
WPIAL players show ‘West runs this state’ in East-West all-star victory
May 5, 2019
ALTOONA — It might have been a high school football game played in May. Just don’t tell the Pittsburgh-area players it didn’t matter.

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Hempfield’s Fintan Brose
Westmoreland high school notebook: Linemen drawing increased D-I interest
May 4, 2019
The college offers keep pouring in for a pair of Westmoreland County linemen who are as proficient in the classroom as they are as pass-blockers.

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Yough’s Dustin Shoaf leaps into the end zone agianst Deer Lakes Friday Sept. 14, 2018, at Lancers Stadium.
East-West game gives 16 WPIAL football players 1 last go-round
May isn’t typical football season in Western Pennsylvania, but it is for 68 seniors from across the state who will gather Sunday in Altoona.

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Belle Vernon’s Jared Hartman carries past Thomas Jefferson’s Devin Danielson during the fourth quarter Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Rostraver.
Belle Vernon QB Jared Hartman ahead of schedule in recovery from knee surgery
Jared Hartman believes he has more memories to make playing quarterback for Belle Vernon. Warmer, more pleasant memories that involve him making plays on the field — with his arm and legs.

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Mike Petrof - Ligonier Valley football
College interest continues to grow for linemen Fintan Brose, Michael Petrof
April 30, 2019
The college offers keep pouring in for a pair of Westmoreland County linemen who are as proficient in the classroom as they are as pass-blockers.

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Coach Bob Colbert joins Greensburg Central Catholic football staff
Well-traveled football coach Bob Colbert is joining the staff at Greensburg Central Catholic.

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Mars’ Carmody commits to Polynesian Bowl
April 22, 2019
Mars junior offensive tackle Michael Carmody has committed to play in Hawaii’s Polynesian Bowl high school all-star game.

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Organizers cancel Tri-County Coaches All-Star football game
April 21, 2019
The Foothills Football Classic isn’t the only local football all-star being postponed this season.

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Hempfield’s Justin Sliwoski (11) is one of the players who upped his college stock by participating in the WCCA Underclassmen Football Showcase.
Westmoreland high school notebook: WCCA football showcase returns in May
April 20, 2019
The Westmoreland County Coaches Association will host its seventh annual Underclassmen Football Showcase 9 a.m. May 11 at Hempfield’s Spartan Stadium.

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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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Mars Area is reflected in their runner-up trophy after their game against Neumann-Goretti during the PIAA Class AAA boys basketball championship on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. Neumann-Goretti won 99-66.
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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