Clairton’s Wayne Wade III among 2 denied postseason eligibility by WPIAL

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 9:00 AM


The WPIAL denied an appeal from Clairton transfer Wayne Wade III on Monday, leaving the senior ineligible for the upcoming football playoffs.

The WPIAL also denied a postseason eligibility waiver request from Beaver volleyball player Lanie French, a junior who transferred from Quaker Valley. She also played softball for the Quakers.

The two students attended separate eligibility hearings Monday in Green Tree. Both were previously declared eligible for regular-season competition but postseason ineligible for one year under a PIAA rule that affects all transfers after the start of 10th grade.

Wade, the son of Clairton’s football coach, transferred from McKeesport.

PIAA rules include a list of specific transfer situations that would’ve allowed the WPIAL to grant them waivers, but the board didn’t find that they qualified, WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley said.

Both schools could appeal the WPIAL’s decision to the PIAA.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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