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Norwin boys bowlers look to take next step
December 8, 2018
The tone for the 2018-19 Norwin bowling team's season was set last March at the team's end-of-year banquet. Shortly after the Knights, their friends and families knocked down a ton of pizza at Turtle Creek's Shelly Pie, Norwin coach Ed Lundy delivered a plate of humble pie for dessert. Lundy

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Franklin Regional boys bowlers set to contend for third straight WPIBL title
Spend any length of time around the Franklin Regional boys bowling team, and one wouldn't even guess the Panthers are the two-time defending Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League champions. The Panthers aren't impressed with their recent success because they want more. andquot;They don't talk about last year as much as

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Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy boys basketball teams begin seasons in tournament action
December 7, 2018
The WPIAL high school basketball season begins Friday in gyms all over the region, and the Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy boys teams open with tournament play. The Quakers will play at the Moon Tournament against Brashear on Friday at 7 p.m. Vincentian and Moon also will be in action.

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Shaler notebook: Girls bowling team makes statement
December 6, 2018
The Shaler girls bowling team announced its intentions to the rest of the WPIBL on opening night. The Titans (1-0) bear Butler, who are the defending section, WPIBL and Western Regional champions, 4-3. Shaler was led by Bella Pilyih, who rolled a 620 series with a high game of 219.

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George Guido: Bengals coach Marvin Lewis last WPIAL product left
December 4, 2018
And then there was one. With the surprise firing of Green Bay Packers coach and Bishop Boyle High School graduate Mike McCarthy, it means Fort Cherry's Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals is the only current NFL head coach from a WPIAL school. Since Brentwood's Joe Schmidt was named coach

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A-K Valley high school look-ahead: Week of Dec. 3, 2018
December 2, 2018
Monday Hockey andamp;#8226; Burrell can run its season-opening winning streak to 10 games if it can beat Connellsville in a Division II game at Pittsburgh Ice Arena. The Bucs lead the Division II standings by two games, outscoring their opponents 63-21. andamp;#8226; After a lopsided loss to West Allegheny, Fox

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WPIAL soccer players named to All-America, All-Region teams
November 29, 2018
The WPIAL received substantial recognition from the United Soccer Coaches -- the former National Soccer Coaches Association of America -- on Thursday. Four players from the district were lauded as All-Americans, and five more were named to All-Region II East teams. West Allegheny senior midfielder Nathan Dragisich and Butler senior

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Southmoreland’s Miller headed to RMU
November 28, 2018
Pipe dreams can come true. Just look at the Southmoreland softball program. The once-struggling Scotties won a WPIAL championship last spring. For decades, getting players to the Division I college level seemed nearly as improbable. But things sure have changed in Alverton. You just need Faith. Junior Faith Miller, a

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Alle-Kiski valley high school notebook: Kiski Area grad faces Steelers
November 21, 2018
The man who will try to slow down the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense Sunday hails from the Alle-Kiski Valley. Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods, a 1988 Kiski Area graduate, will call the plays Sunday as the Steelers visit Broncos Field at Mile High at 4:25 p.m. A longtime defensive backs

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George Guido: No rules changes for basketball but some for wrestling
November 20, 2018
No real rules changes took place in high school basketball during the offseason. One clarification was made, however, on deflected balls near midcourt. Now, a deflected ball by a defender in the frontcourt re-enters the backcourt, the ball may be recovered by the offensive player. The rules committee for the

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: West Allegheny’s Braden Wurst, North Allegheny’s Allena Carmody
Braden Wurst School: West Allegheny Sport: Boys soccer Class: Senior Claim to fame: Wurst made six saves to lead West Allegheny (23-2) to a 4-0 win over Strath Haven in the PIAA Class 3A championship at Hersheypark Stadium on Nov. 16. Wurst returned for the championship match after missing the

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2 ex-high school players convicted in alleged on-ice attack
November 18, 2018
NORRISTOWN -- Two former Philadelphia-area high school hockey players have been placed on probation for a year and ordered to do 100 hours of community service after being convicted of assaulting members of a rival team during a playoff game last year. The (Pottstown) Mercury reports that Montgomery County jurors

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Highway to Heinz culminates in Saturday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
November 16, 2018
Eight teams are headed to the big house hoping to strike gold on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. For the 18th year in a row, the WPIAL will be holding four of its football championship games at Heinz Field. There are a couple of rookie teams tasting the title game

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Alle Kiski Valley high school notebook: Former Kiski Area standout Walker dies
November 15, 2018
Former Kiski Area and Penn State Behrend soccer star Dustin Walker died Sunday of natural causes at the age of 30, PSU Behrend announced Tuesday. A 2010 Behrend graduate and three-time All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference selection at Behrend, Walker holds school records with 30 shutouts and 69 games in goal.

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Deer Lakes defenders hope to maintain stellar performance in PIAA final
As Quaker Valley and Shady Side Academy made late, desperate pushes for the equalizing goal in the past two rounds of the PIAA boys soccer playoffs, the same force stood in their way: the Deer Lakes defense. Both times the Lancers' defenders shut the door on their opponents, much as

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Students learn values of sportsmanship at WPIAL’s 10th annual Summit
Even on the gloomiest of days, the WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit can provide a glimmer of sunlight. Nearly 600 student-athletes and administrators from about 100 schools were represented Thursday morning at the 10th annual Summit on Sportsmanship at the Sen. John Heinz History Center in the Strip District. A number of

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WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit part of Thursday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
November 14, 2018
The WPIAL will host a big event on the field Saturday as eight football teams head to Heinz Field to play for district gold. However, the WPIAL is hosting another big event Thursday, though it is off the field. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit,

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Westmoreland notebook: Busy signing day expected
November 13, 2018
Some of the WPIAL's top Division I college recruits from the area will make their commitments official by signing national letters of intent. The initial signing period for senior athletes in all sports except football begins Wednesday, and Westmoreland County will be well represented. Those expected to sign Wednesday or

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A-K Valley athletes of the week: Deer Lakes’ Jesse Greyshock, Freeport’s Mackensey Jack
Jesse Greyshock School: Deer Lakes Class: Senior Sport: Soccer Report card: Greyshock has loomed large between the goalposts for the Lancers all season. He gave up one goal in last Saturday's 2-1 win over Quaker Valley in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals. Greyshock has a 5-1 postseason record, including three

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George Guido: ’43 Aspinwall, ’68 Burrell football teams celebrate WPIAL title anniversaries
This week marks the anniversaries of two notable WPIAL football championship teams from the Alle-Kiski Valley: the 75th anniversary of Aspinwall's 1943 team that finished unbeaten, untied and unscored upon and 50 years since Burrell repeated as WPIAL champion. Aspinwall 1943 It's something no WPIAL team has done since, winning

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