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Chicks Picks – Week Twelve – 2017
November 16, 2017
Welcome to Week 12 of the high school football season. Chick’s Picks caught wind that there would be a special guest in the TV broadcast booth this Saturday at Heinz Field.  Neil Walker, a 2004 Pine-Richland grad and current MLB star, is said to be one of the commentators in the Class 6A championship when […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Twelve
We take the off-ramp to Heinz Field here in Week 12 for the four WPIAL Championships to be decided in the mustard bowl, three of which are rematches as we continue with the déjà vu post season. We have the Semifinals in the two smallest classifications in the WPIAL as well. We also have a […]

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Plays of the Week – Week Eleven
November 14, 2017
Last Friday, the 1A and 2A classifications featured quarterfinals games, while 3A – 6A teams played in semifinals tilts. When the final whistle sounded, eight teams punched their tickets to Heinz Field for WPIAL championship contests, while another eight took a step closer on the road to RMU. Among the matchups, a battle between historic […]

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WPIAL Alum Q&A – Joseph Fiasco
November 13, 2017
While the Penn-Trafford football team prepares to play for the 5A Championship this weekend at Heinz Field, a former Warriors’ standout just wrapped up his latest college campaign. Joseph Fiasco, a 2012 Penn-Trafford graduate and current player at Bethany College, is this week’s feature for the WPIAL Alum Q&A. Fiasco was an accomplished wrestler during […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Eleven
November 12, 2017
There was a major chill in the air Friday with game time temps in the upper 20’s. While fans, bands, officials, coaches and players had to bundle up or think toasty thoughts, these players performances were scorching hot in leading their teams either to a title game next Saturday at the last exit on the […]

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WPIAL Football Semifinals and Quarterfinals Playoff Recaps
November 11, 2017
Eight teams got their ticket punched for a trip to Heinz Field to play for district gold on Saturday. November 18th while eight others are halfway though the Road to RMU and are advancing to the district Final Four on Friday, November 17th. Here are recaps from the 16 WPIAL Football Playoff games from a […]

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District 5, 6, 9 & 10 Football Playoffs Scores
November 10, 2017
The Road to Hershey and the 2017 PIAA Football Playoffs officially kick off next weekend. So while many eyes in these parts are on the Highway to Heinz and The Road to RMU this weekend, lets check out what is going on in the four other districts in Western Pennsylvania as they completed or continued […]

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WPIAL Week Eleven Friday Football Scores
Hopefully the action on the field will heat things up with whats at stake, a berth in the Final Four on The Road to RMU or a ticket to the Big House on the North Shore of Pittsburgh on The Highway to Heinz. After eleven weeks (including Week Zero) of spectacular to comfortable Friday Night […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Eleven – 2017
Welcome to Week 11 of the high school football season. Last weekend, Chick’s Picks scoured her neighborhood’s annual flea market for any hidden treasures that she may stumble upon.  Throughout her travels, she stumbled upon quite a surprise – a crystal ball. This was no ordinary crystal ball, either.  Chick’s Picks would recognize it anywhere.  […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Eleven
November 9, 2017
Rematch week begins as we hit the semifinals in the four largest classifications in the WPIAL football playoffs. Of the eight semifinal matchups in classes 3-A through 6-A, seven of them are rematches of games played earlier in the season. Three are rematches from week nine, while two are rematches from week eight. It will […]

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – Week Ten 2017
November 7, 2017
Last week marked the beginning of the WPIAL football playoffs, with first-round games taking place in Class 1A and 2A, while the four highest classifications had quarterfinal matchups. While some tilts were decided by halftime, the majority of the games were competitive, and several featured thrilling conclusions. The top four plays include a winning field […]

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 11/06/2017
November 6, 2017
We continue the postseason ride on The Highway to Heinz and The Road to RMU while we begin our high school winter sports action and hit the state playoffs in two other high school fall sports this week here on the new TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our exclusive coverage of the 2017 […]

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50 Year Drought Ends as Allderdice Wins City League Football Championship
November 5, 2017
Finally — the drought is over for Allderdice. The Dragons won their first Pittsburgh City League football title since 1967 and only the second overall by dominating Brashear, 35-7, Saturday afternoon at Cupples Stadium. Quarterback Azi Humber threw for 106 yards, and senior receiver Raquan Caldwell earned the Grayson MVP award with three touchdowns, while […]

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WPIAL Friday Night HighLights – Week Ten
The lights are always brighter in November. The nerves are always higher on The Highway to Heinz. The stakes are always bigger on The Road to Robert Morris. With those things all coming into play, the WPIAL raised the curtain on the 2017 WPIAL Football Playoffs on Friday with 31 of 32 Quarterfinals and First […]

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WPIAL/City League Week Ten Saturday Football Scores
November 4, 2017
For the first time in a decade, there was a Saturday afternoon postseason game on opening weekend of the WPIAL football playoffs. As a tri-champion in the Class 1-A Eastern Conference, Imani Christian earned the right to host a playoff game in Round One, and while they did not play at the cozy confines of […]

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WPIAL Football Playoffs Quarterfinals/First Round Recaps
The curtain rose on the 2017 WPIAL Football Playoffs on Friday and one a night where they usually isn’t much drama, there were plenty of tight games that eventually turned one-sided and down to the wire contests in Quarterfinals and First Round contests alike. Blowouts or thrillers, the tradition continues with recaps from all 32 […]

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WPIAL Week Ten Friday Football Scores
November 3, 2017
Chilly, crisp, damp…those are words you can use to describe November Friday night football. Oh, and there is one more you can add…ELECTRIC. November Friday football means Playoff high school football. There are no mathematical equations to figure out, no conference titles at stake, no scoreboard watching and putting your hopes in the hands of […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Ten – 2017
Welcome to Week 10 of the high school football season. This week, as we wrap up the regular season and move into the playoffs, Chick’s Picks recalled the old quote, “As one door closes, another opens.”  She remembered her time, many years ago, as an intern under The Boss.  The WPIAL football regular season was […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Ten
November 2, 2017
With the regular season concluded and the playoffs beginning in less than 48 hours, every game becomes a big game. With that in mind, this week’s installment of Big Game Hunting will try to hone in on a particularly intriguing battle in each of the six classifications. With temperatures finally dropping this week, the quarterfinals […]

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – Week Nine 2017
October 31, 2017
It’s hard to believe, but the 2017 WPIAL regular season has already drawn to a conclusion. Before the focus turns to the postseason, though, let’s take a look back at the top plays from the final week of the campaign. This week’s collection includes a pair of scores in the final minutes to hand the […]

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