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Penn-Trafford senior quarterback Conlan Greene is wrapped up after a short gain by McKeesport junior Keith Spell on Sept. 2.
Westmoreland County high school football notebook: Penn-Trafford ready for resurgent Gateway
October 6, 2022
Gateway made the loudest statement in the WPIAL last Friday night when it dismantled upstart Hempfield, 60-7, reminding everyone that it is still very much a part of the conversation in the Class 5A Big East Conference.

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Freeport quarterback Leon “Bud” Carson gets ready for the first night game in Freeport High School history on Oct. 4, 1947. Carson later was an assistant with the Steelers and was the architect of the “Steel Curtain” defense.
Through the Years: In 1947, Bud Carson welcomed night football to Freeport
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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Bethel Park quarterback Tanner Pfeuffer works out during a preseason practice.
Chick’s Picks fights off dirty tricks, makes Week 6 predictions in WPIAL football
Tensions were running high this week at Trib HSSN headquarters. It was that time, that highly anticipated week of the fantasy football season when Chick’s Picks faced off against The Boss. Chick’s Picks came into this week with a 1-2 record as she took on The Boss with his 2-1 record.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for Oct. 5, 2022
October 5, 2022
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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Amari Mack runs the ball against Clairton last Friday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 5, 2022: GCC, Frazier set for Thursday night football
The second half of the high school football regular season begins with a bang with not one but two district games slated for Thursday.

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Moon’s Kayla Leseck celebrates a goal with teammates during a PIAA playoff game last season.
High school roundup for Oct. 5, 2022: Moon girls soccer goes to 10-0 in section
Tessa Romah, Hailey Longwell and Kayla Leseck scored to lead undefeated Moon (13-0, 10-0) to a 3-0 victory over Montour (6-5-2, 5-4) in Section 4-3A girls soccer Wednesday night.

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Steel Valley’s Antonio Bray carries past Sto-Rox’s Eric McGuire (7) and Mekhi Upshaw on Sept. 2 in McKees Rocks.
Trib 10: 2 new teams enter WPIAL football power rankings
Midnight struck for one of the surprise football teams in the WPIAL in Week 5. Now how do they respond “the next day?”

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North Allegheny’s Natalie Figura plays the ball against Fox Chapel on Sept. 14.
WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings through Oct. 5, 2022
Section play in the regular season in the 2022 WPIAL girls soccer season has just over one week remaining. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason.

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Kiski’s Eliza Miller with her first place medal after winning the WPIAL Division I, Section 4 girls meet Wednesday at Northmoreland Park.
Eliza Miller leads Kiski Area girls cross country team back to section top spot
For the first time since 2015, the Kiski Area girls cross country team is section champion.

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Plum’s Nick Odom is a member of the 2022 football team.
A-K Valley football players to watch in 2022 Week 6
Nick Odom

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Freeport’s Gavin Croney and Brady Stivenson celebrate after a touchdown against Mt. Pleasant on Sept. 23.
Freeport, East Allegheny battle for upper hand in Allegheny 6
Veteran East Allegheny coach Dom Pecora is happy about his team’s 5-1 start.

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Highlands’ Aaran Randolph stiff-arms Mars’ Cole Yoshioka during the second quarter of last week’s Rams victory.
A-K Valley don’t miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 6
Class 5A Northeast

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Burrell’s Devin Beattie carries the ball for a touchdown during a game against Valley on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Valley.
The Birdie stays grounded, like Burrell, as he makes his Week 6 picks in A-K Valley football
Last week: 12-0

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Highlands’ Aaran Randolph leaps over Mars’ Mason Childress on the way to a touchdown in the first quarter Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 at Highlands Golden Rams Stadium.
2022 Western Pa. high school football schedule, broadcasts for Week 6
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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Tyree Turner is a member of the 2022 football team.
Westmoreland County football players to watch in 2022 Week 6
Zach Bewszka

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Mt. Pleasant’s Robbie Labuda is brought down by Freeport’s Jaxson Ford and Gavin Croney in the second half Friday Sept. 23, 2022,at Freeport High School.
Mt. Pleasant, Elizabeth Forward set to battle for top spot in Interstate Conference
No one should be surprised by the success of the Elizabeth Forward football team this season.

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Haden Sierocky leads Ligonier Valley against Burrell on Friday.
Westmoreland County don’t miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 6
Class 5A Big East

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Latrobe H-back Corey Boerio pulls in a touchdown pass from running back Robert Fulton against Hempfield on Sept. 9.
Birdie sings praises of H-back, makes Week 6 Westmoreland County picks
Last week: 10-2 (83%)

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Sewickley Academy tennis against Blackhawk on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lettsdale.
Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley Academy earn top seeds for WPIAL tennis playoffs
Last year was the Year of the Panthers in WPIAL girls team tennis.

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Beaver’s Liam Gibson works out on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in Beaver.
1st-time winners Beaver, Ligonier Valley among WPIAL Sportsmanship Award recipients
First-time winners Beaver and Ligonier Valley were among five schools named Wednesday as recipients of the annual WPIAL Sportsmanship Award.

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