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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin drives past Obama Academy’s Xzavier Rodgers in a PIAA Class 4A playoff game Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
Short-handed Belle Vernon advances, gets coach Salvino his 700th career win
March 8, 2022
After doing postgame interviews, Joe Salvino was sprayed with water as soon as he opened the door to the Belle Vernon locker room. His players surprised him with an onslaught of hydration.

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Obama Academy’s Samaree Perkins (left), coach Monique McCoy and Rickie Johnson talk about Sunday’s Championship game victory over Allderdice.
Obama Academy gets past Allderdice, wins 5th City League championship
February 20, 2022
In just 11 seasons, Obama Academy has established itself as a City League power in girls basketball. The Eagles on Sunday won their fifth City crown since the school opened for the 2011-12 school year with a 58-40 victory over Allderdice.

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Brashear’s Jermaine Williams was named Outstanding Wrestler at the 2022 City League wrestling championships Feb. 19, 2022, at Carrick.
City League crowns wrestling champions
February 19, 2022
Allderdice will send 11 wrestlers to the Northwest Regional tournament next month after an impressive showing Saturday at the City League championships at Carrick.

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In City League title game, Obama Academy girls look for 3rd win of season over Allderdice
February 18, 2022
Ellen (Hall) Guillard pulled herself out of retirement to help toughen up the Allderdice girls basketball team.

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Fox Chapel’s Sammi Dunlap received the 2020-21 Knichel Logistics Title IX award.
Oakland Catholic, area student-athletes honored as 2021 Positive Athlete award winners
June 26, 2021
Positivity wasn’t the easiest character trait to maintain over the past year.

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Obama Academy boys basketball halts activities after positive covid-19 test
February 16, 2021
The Obama Academy boys basketball team must shut down activities for 14 days after a player tested positive for covid-19, Pittsburgh Public Schools announced Tuesday.

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Allerdice’s Cam Butcher steals the ball from Obama Academy’s Teyron Wofford during the second quarter of their game on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at Obama Academy in Pittsburgh.
Allderdice tops Obama Academy in rematch of City League championship
February 10, 2021
After going weeks without shooting a basketball, City League scorers will need time to find their touch, predicted Allderdice boys coach Devin Crummie.

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Obama Academy’s Sayon Bennett celebrates after scoring during the fourth quarter of a PIAA Class 5A first round playoff game against Penn Hills Friday, Mar. 6, 2020, at Brashear High School.
‘Sigh of relief’ as City League basketball teams ready for delayed season openers
February 7, 2021
Snow days are sometimes enjoyable but not when you’re a high school basketball player who has waited weeks for a game, and then winter weather extends that wait a few days longer.

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Obama Academy head coach Devas Simmons fires up his team during a PIAA Class 5A first round playoff game against Penn Hills Friday, March 6, 2020, at Brashear High School.
Pittsburgh City League winter sports will start Jan. 25
January 11, 2021
City League sports teams can begin their winter seasons Jan. 25, two days before Pittsburgh Public Schools students are expected to resume in-person classes.

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Obama Academy’s Tariq Francis celebrates a three-pointer during the first half of a PIAA Class 5A first round playoff game against Penn Hills Friday, Mar. 6, 2020, at Brashear High School.
Pittsburgh Public Schools postpones City League winter sports until January
December 3, 2020
Pittsburgh Public Schools has delayed the start of winter sports in the City League until at least January.

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