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Penn Hills taking aim at championship run
August 14, 2018
Last season, Penn Hills finished on the footsteps of participating in the WPIAL Class 6A championship. However, after a loss to Central Catholic in the

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North Hills looks to rebound with toughness, speed
After putting together a run of five straight seasons with a postseason appearance, the North Hills football team missed the playoffs last year. The Indians

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Despite roster turnover, winning expected to continue at McKeesport
In Matt Miller's first year as head football coach at McKeesport, he helped guide the Tigers to the first WPIAL Class 5A championship game at

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North Allegheny to rely on defense as offense gets in sync
North Allegheny senior linebacker Cade Hoke is eagerly anticipating the season opener Aug. 24 against Christians of Faith Academy (Ohio). Eighteen months without live action

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Moon hopes momentum carries over
While Moon missed the WPIAL playoffs last year, a late-season surge provided the Tigers with a boost. Moon snapped a three-game losing streak and closed

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Seniors, new QB look to make impact for Hampton
Energy isn't always a function of size - small can be powerful if the chemistry is right. Hampton is banking on its small senior class

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Mars set to give Class 5A opponents a taste of Wing-T offense
Ten years ago, Mars made the move up from Class AA to AAA in WPIAL football. The Fightin' Planets continue to rise up the classification

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Connellsville hopes 7-on-7 success translates to victories this fall
Second-year football coach Marko Thomas is not only changing the culture at Connellsville but Fayette County, as well. This off-season, he contacted all the football

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HS football position by position breakdown: Scouting the running backs
Yough's Dustin Shoaf rushed for 428 yards on 43 carries and five touchdowns in Week 8 last year, a season's worth of yards for some

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Bisignani back in charge at Greensburg Central Catholic after getting ‘different perspective’
Greg Bisignani is back guiding the Greensburg Central Cathlolic boys basketball from the vantage point of head coach, something he became familiar with for eight

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Fox Chapel’s Waxter steps into bigger role as elder statesman
Just hours after the Fox Chapel football team began what it hopes is a return to the WPIAL 5A playoffs with the start of official

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Hempfield’s Remaley looks to build on last season’s spot starts under center
Blake Remaley played defensive end in youth football, mainly because he was bigger than everyone else. andquot;Definitely taller,andquot; the Hempfield junior said. andquot;I put on

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Mike Zmijanac adjusting to a new environment at Ringgold
August 13, 2018
Mike Zmijanac and his wife Michelle toured around France for more than three weeks earlier this year. In his words, they walked, traveled, saw, did,

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Kiski Area varsity players break from a huddle during the first day of practice at Kiski High School.
A-K Valley’s new coaches ‘hyped’ during opening day of football practice
The smell of the grass at Riverside Park awakened Todd Massack's football senses Monday morning. Riverview's coach brought his team out for a bright-and-early 8

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Now healthy, Baldwin’s Yauch looks for strong showing on tennis courts
Baldwin junior Bethany Yauch plans to dive head-first into the girls tennis season. Yauch, who made a big splash on the tennis courts as a

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Southmoreland coach Dave Keefer, during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association annual 7 on 7 tournament
New Westmoreland County football coaches Keefer, Liotta hit ground running
Lightning flashed across the sky, followed by the hiss and crackle of thunder and heavy rain. Not quite how Dave Keefer envisioned his first afternoon

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James Sanders fakes a handoff to Jaiden Crosby, during the first day of padded practice, at McKee Stadium, in Jeannette
The message at Jeannette: Keep winning
One thing about Jeannette football fans is that they always want more. Keep scoring. Keep winning. Keep being the best. They'd rather stand than sit

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Greensburg Salem’s Trent Patrick, was an all-conference nose tackle last season.
Greensburg Salem quarterback Patrick has unusual combination of skills
Very few teams have a starting quarterback who also serves as a starting nose tackle. But that's the case at Greensburg Salem. Trent Patrick was

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Deer Lakes Collin Kadlick works out during a heat acclimation practice. Monday August 6, 2018.
Deer Lakes going to old-school, double tight end set with athletic Kadlick, Hollibaugh
Deer Lakes is set to begin its 50th football season by unveiling an offense popular at the time the school was formed. New head coach

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HS football position by position breakdown: Scouting the quarterbacks 2018
Here's some good news for WPIAL defensive coordinators: After spectacular senior seasons, former Pine-Richland star Phil Jurkovec and ex-Gateway standout Brady Walker are freshmen quarterbacks

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