PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — Rochester, Washington, West A win ’01 titles
December 4, 2018The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state playoff slate was high school football. It wasn't
Several wrestlers return after reaching PIAA Class AAA tournamentReturning PIAA Class AAA champions Alejandro Herrera, Seneca Valley (46-8 last season) The sophomore won the 106-pound state title and placed second in the WPIAL. Sam Hillegas, North Hills (32-1) The junior is a two-time PIAA champion, winning the 126-pound title in 2018. He has a 85-1 career record. Ryan
West Allegheny’s Nathan Dragisich named Trib HSSN Boys Soccer Player of the Year
December 1, 2018Trib HSSN Boys Soccer Player of the Year Nathan Dragisich West Allegheny, senior, midfielder Playing at a fast, attacking pace, West Allegheny racked up 120 goals, 23 wins and a PIAA championship. Nathan Dragisich was out in front, leading the charge as the Indians went andquot;dragandquot; racing to their most
WPIAL soccer players named to All-America, All-Region teams
November 29, 2018The 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
WPIAL football top 10: Most district titles
November 28, 2018WPIAL football titles won With another round of WPIAL title games played, here is a list of the schools the have won the most WPIAL titles: School, Titles, First one, Most recent 1. Aliquippa, 17, 1952, 2018 2. Clairton, 13, 1929, 2016 3. New Castle, 11, 1924, 1998 4. Jeannette,
Bob Palko coaches final game at West Allegheny, ‘invigorated’ for next challenge
November 24, 2018Bob Palko's short-term plans were clear. One final time he'd take his football team back to the high school, unpack the equipment bags, talk to his players about life and send them on their way, he said. After that, andquot;I'm going to grab a cigar, sit on my back deck
WPIAL Class 5A final notebook: Penn Hills claims 1st title since ’95
November 23, 2018Penn Hills captured its fifth WPIAL title Friday night with a 28-18 win over West Allegheny. The school won previous titles in 1976, '77, '78 and '95. Penn Hills is now 35-30 all-time in WPIAL playoff games. Two of the titles were won in facilities that no longer exist --
Penn Hills rallies past West Allegheny for 5th WPIAL championshipDante Cephas and Hollis Mathis grew up playing football together in the Penn Hills community, the speedy Cephas hauling in touchdown passes from the strong-armed Mathis. And with Penn Hills needing a spark in its bid for its first WPIAL championship since before they were born, the longtime friends flashed
WPIAL Class 5A final preview capsule: Penn Hills vs. West Allegheny
November 22, 2018WPIAL Class 5A championship No. 2 Penn Hills (13-0) vs. No. 5 West Allegheny (10-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday, Norwin On the air: WPCW-TV, TribHSSN.triblive.com Coaches: Jon LeDonne, Penn Hills; Bob Palko, West Allegheny Winner plays: Archbishop Wood of District 12 or Hollidaysburg of District 6 in a PIAA semifinal WPIAL
After crashing Class 5A title-game party, West Allegheny set to take on unbeaten Penn HillsNo high school stadium could match the atmosphere of Heinz Field or old Three Rivers Stadium, venues where West Allegheny's Bob Palko won his record eight WPIAL football titles. But the WPIAL needed a new host for the Class 5A final. andquot;They had to play the game somewhere,andquot; Palko said.
Franklin Regional game tying goal and West Allegheny game winning goal in the boys 3A PIAA semifinal
Central Catholic stars out fast but the Seneca Valley’s defense comes up big in a win over Central Catholic during first round 6A WPIAL action at Fox Chapel High School.
Seton LaSalle’s Gabe Rosario scores with an assist from T.J. Cherry against Springdale during boys A soccer consolation game.
Shady Side Academy repels a late charge by Deer Lakes in the boys 2A WPIAL semifinal at North Alleghen
Zo Gardner of New Castle Basketball on TribLive HSSN Center Stage – UPMC Sports Medicine “Stay Strong and Play On”