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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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Westinghouse celebrate its City League victory over University Prep on Oct. 26, 2019.
Pittsburgh’s City League teams can start fall sports without delay
August 26, 2020
There will be City League sports this fall.

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Westinghouse’s Tyrese Hicks brings down Brashear quarterback Sha’rron Steave during the second quarter of their City League game on Sept. 15, 2016, at Cupples Stadium.
Pittsburgh Public Schools plans to postpone fall sports in City League
August 6, 2020
Pittsburgh Public Schools announced plans Thursday to postpone fall sports in the City League, a move tied to the district’s decision to start classes exclusively online.

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Obama Academy senior Sachin Thiagarajan, right, captured the 2019 City League boys tennis singles championship and competed in the PIAA tournament in Hershey. With Thiagarajan is 2019 City League runner-up Mike Varlotta from Brashear.
Senior Spotlight: Tennis success has led to teaching opportunities for City League singles champ
May 15, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Plenty of PIAA playoff factoids as the 2nd round begins Tuesday
March 9, 2020
Like an amateur surfer on a giant wave, six WPIAL Class 5A boys basketball teams got wiped out in the first round of the state playoffs Friday.

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Shaler Area’s Cam Mbalo competes in the boys Class AAA triple jump during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
3 WPIAL indoor track athletes earn 1st-team PTFCA all-state honors
March 8, 2020
Indiana’s Kendall Branan, North Allegheny’s Casey Burton and Shaler’s Cam Mbalo earned first-team all-state indoor track honors from the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association.

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