Football

Penn Hills’ Jaden Dugger intercepts a pass intended for Upper St. Clair’s Aidan Besselman on Sept. 24, 2021.
Penn Hills’ Jaden Dugger finds Division I fit at Georgetown
February 6, 2022
Developing into a leader as a senior wide receiver at Penn Hills didn’t mean Jaden Dugger had to be a rah-rah guy.

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Pine-Richland’s Alex Gochis catches a touchdown pass last year against Harrisburg.
Pine-Richland notebook: 3 more football players make college choices
A trio of Pine-Richland football players made their college commitments official on National Signing Day on Feb. 2.

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Gateway seniors Carsen Engleka and Micah McBeam
Gateway’s Engleka to join Division III powerhouse
The University of Mt. Union has been the standard for football success in NCAA Division III for the past three decades.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Bryce Kurpiel (right) practices drills with teammate Aaron Stasko on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 during team practice at Greensburg Central Catholic High School.
Westmoreland notebook: GCC’s Stasko to be long snapper at Duquesne
February 5, 2022
Senior Aaron Stasko was a jack-of all-trades type for Greensburg Central Catholic football.

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Plum seniors David Westrick, at left, and Logan Brooks will continue their football careers at Division III Muskingum and Division II Edinboro, respectively. With them is Plum coach Matt Morgan.
Plum football standouts look forward to playing at next level
After four years of contributions to the Plum football team on offense, defense and special teams, Logan Brooks is taking his talents north to Erie.

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Belle Vernon’s Devin Whitlock returns a punt for a touchdown against Laurel Highlands on Oct. 1, 2021.
Belle Vernon playmaker Devin Whitlock to walk on at Pitt
February 3, 2022
One of the WPIAL’s most exciting athletes has announced where he’ll continue playing football.

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Aliquippa’s Neco Eberhardt celebrates his first quarter sack during the PIAA Class 4A state championship game against Bishop McDevitt on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium.
WPIAL delays release of football schedules over ‘unique situation’ with Aliquippa
The WPIAL decided not to release new football schedules this week because of a “unique situation” facing one of its schools.

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South Side head coach Luke Travelpiece works with his team during practice on Aug. 10, 2020.
WPIAL disciplines South Side, Steel Valley football after hearing on racial allegations
February 2, 2022
The South Side and Steel Valley football teams must complete educational training organized by the WPIAL to “further develop cultural competency” after their playoff game in November ended with accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct and racial slurs.

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Pennsylvania’s Tyler Boyd of Clairton celebrates after returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown against Maryland during the Big 33 Football Classic Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Clairton’s Tyler Boyd extends Super Bowl streak for Big 33 Football Classic
January 31, 2022
Thanks to former Clairton star Tyler Boyd, the Big 33 Football Classic’s Super Bowl streak lives on.

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Penn-Trafford’s Cade Yacamelli hoists the state championship trophy with his Warriors teammates after defeating Imhotep Charter, 17-14 in overtime, in the PIAA Class 5A final on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Westmoreland high school notebook: Penn-Trafford football team honored in Harrisburg
January 30, 2022
Penn-Trafford traveled to Hershey to win a state football championship. The Warriors went to Harrisburg to be recognized for it.

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Shady Side Academy’s Nate Ewell goes through drills during preseason practice last year.
Realignment no surprise for Fox Chapel, Shady Side Academy teams
January 29, 2022
The WPIAL section realignments for the next two football and soccer seasons have been issued, and a couple of local coaches all but predicted where their teams would land.

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A plaque honoring Ben Roethlisberger hangs in the gymnasium of Findlay High School in Findlay, Ohio, in this 2006 file photo.
Remembering Ben Roethlisberger’s remarkable senior season at Findlay High
January 28, 2022
Ben Roethlisberger walked off into the sunset Thursday, announcing his retirement from pro football after 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Penn-Trafford’s Garrett Moorhead
Westmoreland Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Garrett Moorhead
January 24, 2022
Garrett Moorhead

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Plum’s defense wraps up Armstrong’s Alex Patton during the first half at Armstrong’s NexTier Bank Complex Friday, Oct. 23, 2021.
Plum, Riverview fall sports teams look forward to new, current rivalries
January 23, 2022
Whether they’re joined in the same conference or separated in the same or a different classification, the Plum and Franklin Regional football teams usually find themselves on the same field each season.

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Chartiers Valley coach Dan Knause will lead the Colts back into the Parkway Conference next season. The conference will include two-time WPIAL and PIAA champion Central Valley, which moves up from Class 3A.
Chartiers Valley football expects challenging schedule after realignment
January 22, 2022
Now that the WPIAL has the conference alignments for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, teams can start preparing for familiar faces and new foes in the fall.

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Former Pine-Richland head coach Eric Kasperowicz at Pitt practice on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 at UPMC Rooney Sports Performance Complex.
Former football coach Eric Kasperowicz drops lawsuit against Pine-Richland, hopes to reclaim job
January 21, 2022
Former Pine-Richland football coach Eric Kasperowicz is dropping his defamation lawsuit against the school district and its administrators in hopes of reclaiming his coaching job.

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Sto-Rox head coach LaRoi Johnson (middle) reacts during a team skills challenge during a 7 on 7 high school football tournament July 28, 2021 at Bethel Park.
Imani Christian hires LaRoi Johnson as football coach
January 20, 2022
Football coach LaRoi Johnson is returning to his roots.

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OLSH head coach Dan Bradley watches his team during practice on Aug. 3, 2021, in Clinton.
Ellwood City hires ‘proven winner’ Dan Bradley to fix struggling football program
January 14, 2022
Ellwood City hired former OLSH football coach Dan Bradley on Thursday to fix a distressed program that hasn’t won a game in three seasons.

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Mars head coach Scott Heinauer watches the Planets’ practice on Aug. 9, 2021, at Mars Athletic Complex.
Mars school board set to open job of football coach Scott Heinauer
January 10, 2022
Mars appears ready to open the job of longtime football coach Scott Heinauer to applicants.

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Laurel Valley football coach Jerry Page delivers a point in the huddle during a practice session on August 16, 2007.
Family, friends fondly remember longtime Laurel Valley football coach Jerry Page
The Laurel Highlands took a hit last month that was bigger, harder and louder than any collision ever witnessed during a Saturday afternoon football game in New Florence.

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