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High school roundup for Sept. 21, 2019: Freeport boys soccer stays hot
September 21, 2019
Hunter Hardin scored the game’s lone goal off an assist from Dan Lynch via corner kick as Freeport earned its fourth straight shutout victory with a 1-0 win over Burrell (3-5-0, 5-6-0) in a Section 2-AA boys soccer game.

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High school scores for Sept. 21, 2019
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Apollo Ridge’s Klayton Fitzroy pulls in a catch over Avonworth’s Kyros Thorpe Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at Avonworth High School. Apollo-Ridge’s Klayton Fitzroy pulls in a catch over Avonworth’s Kyros Thorpe on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
Apollo-Ridge football team looks at positives after 1st defeat
While not happy with the way things turned out in Friday’s battle of the unbeatens between his Apollo-Ridge football team and Allegheny Conference foe Avonworth, Vikings coach John Skiba also talked in positive terms about the opportunities his team has coming out of the 42-14 loss.

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Ligonier Valley head coach Roger Beitel watches from the sidelines against West Shamokin during WPIAL football on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at Ligonier Valley.
                                Ligonier Valley coach Roger Beitel and the Rams are 39-1 in the Heritage Conference in the past five seasons.
Ligonier Valley football keeps marching on
If you attend a Ligonier Valley football practice during the week, you might be surprised to hear music blaring for the entire session.

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Penn Hills’ Alex Bell (front) and other players react as they greet their fans following their win against Mars on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Penn Hills.
5 takeaways from Week 4: Northern Conference continues to roil
Is there a WPIAL conference more volatile than the Northern?

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Shaler’s Josh Miller (26) runs for a touchdown against Franklin Regional on Sept. 21, 2019, at Shaler.
Shaler stuns Franklin Regional as Panthers no longer unbeaten
The Shaler Area community always celebrates homecoming with a massive parade down Mt. Royal Boulevard leading to Titans Stadium and a Saturday afternoon football game.

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Fox Chapel football Coach Tom Loughran, takes the field for the first day of heat acclimation practice. Monday August 6, 2018.
A-K Valley high school football notebook: Several teams finally get in win column
The first win of the season can be a pretty nice feeling, but Fox Chapel delivered an even bigger win for coach Tom Loughran on Friday.

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Southmoreland coach Dave Keefer has guided the Scotties to a 5-0 start.
Westmoreland football notebook: Unbeaten Southmoreland eager for ‘huge’ game
Each game carries more meaning for Southmoreland.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Derry boys golf eye section title
The WPIAL team golf playoffs will begin Oct. 7-8, and the Derry boys will occupy another spot in the Class AA bracket.

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Jeannette’s Kealan Piscar stretches out for a pass in the first quarter against Springdale on Friday. Sept 20, 2019.
WPIAL football rankings through Week 4
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Leechburg quarterback Dylan Cook (10) looks for an opening as Riverview defense Mike Lewis (9) and Cameron Jackson (75) close in during WPIAL football on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019, at Riverview Park in Oakmont.
Leechburg capitalizes on Riverview turnovers for easy victory
After a grueling, three-overtime defeat last week, Leechburg responded Saturday by taking advantage of favorable field position and rolling to a 47-0 victory over Riverview at Oakmont’s Riverside Park.

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West Greene’s Ben Jackson outruns the Monessen defense for a first-quarter touchdown Sept. 20, 2019, at Monessen.
Week 4 top performers for passing, rushing, receiving
Top performers for Week 4 high school football in Western Pennsylvania.

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Cornell quarterback Zaier Harrison throws a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Coraopolis.
WPIAL Class A roundup: Cornell cruises past Northgate
Zaier Harrison threw for 177 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score as Cornell picked up a 57-14 win over Northgate (0-4, 0-3) in the Class A Big 7 Conference Friday night.

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McGuffey quarterback Marshall Whipkey during a July 16 preseason practice at McGuffey High School.
WPIAL Class 2A roundup: McGuffey tops Beth-Center, stays unbeaten
Marshall Whipkey threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead No. 3 McGuffey to a 46-14 victory over Beth-Center in the Class 2A Interstate Conference Friday night.

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North Catholic’s Jaren Thimons bobbles the ball as Derry’s Amari Graham defends during a game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Mars.
WPIAL Class 3A roundup: Hunter lifts Freeport to 1st victory
Ricky Hunter returned two punts for touchdowns as Freeport tallied a 56-14 win over Uniontown (0-5, 0-4) in a Class 3A Big East Conference football game Friday night.

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WPIAL Class 4A roundup: Greensburg Salem rolls past Laurel Highlands
Alex Briggs’ 144 rushing yards led a trio of Greensburg Salem players who ran for over 100 yards in its 47-27 Big 8 Conference win at Laurel Highlands (0-5, 0-2) on Friday night.

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Peters Township quarterback Logan Pfeuffer threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns Friday night.
WPIAL Class 6A/5A roundup: No. 2 Peters Township handles North Hills
September 20, 2019
Logan Pfeuffer threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns as Class 5A No. 2 Peters Township (5-0) scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to pull away to a 38-14 victory over North Hills (4-1) in nonconference play Friday night.

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High school scores, summaries, schedules for Sept. 20, 2019
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Southmoreland’s dream season continues with win over Brownsville
By jumping out to a two-touchdown lead Friday night, Brownsville gave Southmoreland a slap in the face.

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Ligonier Valley’s quarterback Sam Sheeder runs the ball against West Shamokin during WPIAL football on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at Ligonier Valley.
Ligonier Valley rolls to another conference win over West Shamokin
Ligonier Valley wore throwback jerseys Friday night to honor the former New Florence Wolverines, but the Rams played like their usual selves in a 54-7 rout of visiting West Shamokin.

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