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High school sports scores for Aug. 12, 2022
August 12, 2022
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Burrell coach Shawn Liotta talks with quarterback Chase Fenner during the Larry Sellitto Memorial 7-on-7 passing tournament Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Greater Latrobe High School.
Allegheny Conference flush with abundance of talent
Allegheny Conference football teams are again ready to contend for a WPIAL title in 2022.

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Derry’s Dom Patrick takes part in a workout Aug. 8, 2022, at Derry.
Dom Patrick, Derry seniors passionate about returning to playoff contention
Dom Patrick is embarrassed. So are his teammates. After all, this is a Derry program just three years removed from a fourth-in-a-row WPIAL playoff appearance.

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Shaler quarterback Keegan Smetanka prepares to put on his helmet to practice Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.
Shaler looks to learn lessons from losing streak
There was a real opportunity last season for the Shaler football team to get off to a 3-0 start. But after two double-digit wins to open the season, the Titans were tripped up by Hampton by three points.

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North Hills quarterback John Green throws a football at practice at Martorelli Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.
North Hills with plenty of ‘untold stories’ entering 2022
Coming off its best season since 2010, North Hills is ready to begin writing a fresh chapter. But, right now, the authors are a bit unknown.

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Penn Hills head coach Charles Morris works with his team on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Penn Hills.
New Penn Hills coach wants to ramp up aggressiveness
Penn Hills coach Charles Morris isn’t so worried about X’s and O’s for his first season in charge. The foundation for the Indians’ success on the field has been shaped over the previous few years by the players and coaching staff.

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Quarterback Ben DeMotte holds a football up to the camera at the Fox Chapel High School Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.
After taste of playoff success, Fox Chapel back for more
Fox Chapel won five games in the 2021 football season — and one of those victories was quite significant.

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Woodland Hills lineman Kellen McDonough works out on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at the Wolvarena.
Woodland Hills still running with the big dogs in Class 5A
Woodland Hills could’ve dropped down two classifications this season because of a statewide change in how enrollment numbers are counted, but the Wolverines declined.

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Pine Richland linebacker Max Heckert runs during drills on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.
New Pine-Richland coach wants to play ‘Western Pa. football’
As the Jon LeDonne era begins at Pine-Richland, one element that he wants to add into the program is more physicality.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for Aug. 11, 2022
August 11, 2022
High schools

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin takes part in a workout Monday at Belle Vernon.
Strong junior class aims to carry Belle Vernon across finish line
The past five seasons of Belle Vernon football have been equal parts scintillating and frustrating. The Leopards proved they were one of the best teams in Class 4A, reaching the WPIAL title game twice and the semifinals three times.

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Penn-Trafford quarterback Conlan Greene throws during the Larry Sellitto Memorial 7-on-7 passing tournament Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Penn-Trafford ready to tackle the challenge of staying on top
Penn-Trafford football coach John Ruane is faced with something he’s never encountered before: preparing a team to defend a WPIAL and PIAA Class 5A championship.

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Gateway’s offensive lineman Matt Brooks leads teammates in a huddle during team practice on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at Gateway Senior High School.
Bolstered by improved offensive line, Gateway builds confidence for run at WPIAL title
Gateway’s offensive line was pushed around at times last season by some of the best defensive fronts in the WPIAL, but the Gators say they’re ready to bite back.

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Franklin Regional receiver Ayden Hudock works out on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Murrysville.
Franklin Regional hopes last year’s learning experience benefits returning players
Injuries to two key players derailed Franklin Regional’s 2021 football season.

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Norwin senior quarterback Nick Urey throws during the Larry Sellitto Memorial 7on7 passing tourmanemt Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Norwin has postseason aspirations amidst field of new 5A opponents
Dave Brozeski stops short of using air quotes when he talks about Norwin “dropping down” to Class 5A this football season.

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Hempfield head coach Mike Brown looks on as quarterback Jake Phillips throws during the Larry Sellitto Memorial 7-on-7 passing tournament Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Added depth, drop to Class 5A fuel optimism at Hempfield
Dropping to Class 5A means little to Hempfield, at least on paper.

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Plum running back Eryck Moore carries the ball during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Plum.
Plum hoping to carry momentum from strong finish into new season
Plum football coach Matt Morgan watched a young group of players mature on the fly to win three of their last five games and earn a playoff berth last season.

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South Fayette’s Nate Deanes carries the ball during practice on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in South Fayette.
South Fayette looks to turn hard-luck losses into conference wins
August 10, 2022
There was a zero in the wins column, but South Fayette’s conference record didn’t tell the entire story.

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Bethel Park’s Dinari Clacks works out on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Bethel Park.
With slew of starters returning, expectations soaring at Bethel Park
Bethel Park coach Brian DeLallo can count on an impressive list of returning players for the 2022 edition of his football team.

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Baldwin’s Keith Mincin carries the ball during practice on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Baldwin.
Baldwin moves into Class 5A looking to regain confidence
Although Baldwin has taken a step down from Class 6A to 5A this season, its 2022 schedule still can be considered a grind.

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