Sports

HS football position by position breakdown: Scouting the wide receivers
August 15, 2018
As more high school offenses take to the air, WPIAL quarterbacks have seen their passing numbers soar. Three quarterbacks entered the Top 6 on the

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Seth Howard steps into limelight as Jeannette starting QB
Seth Howard grew up in Jeannette. Over time, he heard about the significant, almost radical role high school football plays in the small, once-thriving glass

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Boys, girls golf teams set to defend WPIAL championships
Repeat champions will be the theme around WPIAL golf. The Sewickley Academy boys will try for a sixth straight team title in Class AA, while

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Franklin Regional’s Jackson, Latrobe’s Pevarnik set sights on WPIAL, PIAA golf titles
Palmer vs. Brady. Brady vs. Palmer. A high school golf rivalry could reach its climax in the coming months when a pair of talented senior

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Football teams gearing up for Saturday scrimmages
After nearly nine months of waiting, WPIAL and City League football teams are ready to put on the pads and collide with players in a

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Coach Mike Melnyk borrows from Michigan, Wisconsin to revamp Mt. Lebanon’s defense
Every football team enters camp with questions that need answers, and Mt. Lebanon is no exception. andquot;My new defensive coordinator is a question mark,andquot; Mt.

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George Guido: Time is now for WPIAL to decide on nonboundary issue
August 14, 2018
With apologies to author John Steinbeck and andquot;The Winter of Our Discontent,andquot; summer 2018 has become the summer of our discontent for public school officials.

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With coach settled in, Woodland Hills ready to compete
When following in the footsteps of a legend, the old saying is it's better to follow the guy that followed the guy. That was the

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Gateway prepared to defend WPIAL Class 5A championship
The Gateway football team had one of its biggest seasons in program history last year as it won the WPIAL Class 5A championship - its

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Blue-collar Canon-McMillan looking to ignite community
Home-field advantage may not be as important in high school football as it is in other levels of of the sport. But for Canon-McMillan, when

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Chartiers Valley confident of improvement in Knause’s 2nd season
Chartiers Valley took its share of lumps in coach Dan Knause's first season last fall. The Colts went 2-8, 2-6 in the tough Allegheny 9

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Plenty of new faces to be featured as Bethel Park moves to Class 5A
It is the silver anniversary for Jeff Metheny as head coach of the black and orange. So what keeps him going now in his 25th

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Butler’s roster growing under new coach Christy
Give him your hockey players, your basketball players and your track stars. He will even take your cheerleaders. Eric Christy wants them all. Christy, a

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Armstrong looks for success by spreading things around
The winds of change are blowing at Armstrong High School. A change of philosophy is coming as Frank Fabian begins his seventh year at a

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Baldwin raises expectations after full off-season with 2nd-year coach Cooley
Loran Cooley celebrated his one-year anniversary March 8 as head coach of the Baldwin football team. It was a true, yet hurried learning experience for

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Move to Class 5A doesn’t change Albert Gallatin’s focus on continued growth
After spending the last two years at California High School, where he was the offensive coordinator, Drew Dindl returns to Albert Gallatin, where he was

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Increased roster numbers boost optimism for Shaler football
Senior defensive end/tight end Matt Bendel worked hard to convince classmates to come out for the Shaler football team. Leaving the program without winning on

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Seneca Valley banking on experience, consistency
Seneca Valley coach Ron Butschle is able to look at a disappointing 2017 season and identify the team's biggest issue. The Raiders stumbled out of

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Pine-Richland reloads in quest to defend WPIAL, PIAA titles
For a team that graduated its leading passer, its top three rushers and its top five pass-catchers from last year, it would be reasonable to

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Peters Township looks to continue moving forward in quest for playoff victory
In the two years before T.J. Plack took over as head football coach at Peters Township, the Indians combined for four wins. They matched that

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