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A lot to offer: Talented crop brings recruiting buzz to Westmoreland County
August 18, 2018
Norwin is humming with football attention on the eve of a new season. Yes, Norwin. Knights Stadium was selected to host the WPIAL Class 5A

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Belle Vernon building on recent success
Belle Vernon qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for a 10th consecutive year last fall, but the majority of those trips were one-stop stays made by

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WPIAL Class A breakdown: Jeannette, Imani Christian again teams to beat
A one-point loss to Jeannette in last year's WPIAL Class A championship has followed Imani Christian around like a shadow. Jeannette rallied late to win

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Valley focused on ‘making plays’ in new-look Allegheny Conference
Make a play. A simple three-word message has transformed into Valley's rally cry. But instead of just making a play, the Vikings are loaded with

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Heavy hitters: A-K Valley bruisers pack a punch on offense, defense
Mere words can't describe the satisfaction of a big hit, at least not in Conor Selinger's eyes. It's more about the feeling. Take an Allegheny

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Springdale rebuilds roster after heavy losses to graduation
Seth Napierkowski experienced success and overcame challenges last season in his first year as coach of the Springdale Dynamos. This year, however, he has to

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Returning starters to bridge experience gap for Franklin Regional girls soccer
The Franklin Regional girls soccer team overcame a slew of injuries last season and still made it to the WPIAL quarterfinals. Coach Rich Garland did

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High school notebook: Latrobe to recognize ’68 championship team
Latrobe has one WPIAL football championship. But the title happened so long ago people tend to overlook it -- 50 years is a long time.

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Franklin Regional boys soccer motivated from playoff exit in ’17
The Franklin Regional boys soccer team was a minute and 20 seconds away from making it to the WPIAL semifinals - a feat the program

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Steel Valley’s hopes for another WPIAL championship built on youth, experience
Steel Valley lost its star tailback to injury in the very first scrimmage a year ago, the start of what became an injury-cursed season. As

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Move to Class 4A doesn’t change Beaver’s playoff aspirations
August 17, 2018
During Jeff Beltz's 18-year tenure at Beaver, playoffs have, for the most part, been the norm. Beaver has made the postseason 11 of the last

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High school scores for Aug. 17, 2018
High schools Football Saturday's schedule Scrimmages All games at 10 a.m., unless noted Aliquippa at Blackhawk; Allderdice, Westinghouse at Shady Side Academy; Altoona at Upper

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Colecchi a jack of all trades in Kiski Area offense
Away from the play, Kiski Area senior wide receiver Jack Colecchi will block and drive the defender out of bounds and finish him off with

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Perennial power Clairton maintains championship goals
Wayne Wade Jr. feels strange saying it, but no one who follows PIAA football would think the Clairton football team's goal for being a state

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Cornell ready to take another step forward
For Cornell football coach Ed Dawson, the last few seasons have been like a marathon. After Quaker Valley ended its co-op with Cornell, the Raiders

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Imani Christian ready to perform encore after WPIAL runner-up season
Imani Christian's football program burst onto the scene last year, toppling some heavyweights en route to its first WPIAL Class A championship game. Performing an

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First-year coach looking to return pride to Sto-Rox football
La'Roi Johnson knows the potential of the Sto-Rox football program. As Imani Christian's offensive coordinator last season, the Saints faced the Vikings in the opening

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With Bradley, skill players returning, OLSH aims to win 1st outright conference title
Since taking over the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart football program in 2016, former Sto-Rox football coach and current Avonworth boys basketball coach Dan

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Shorthanded Union aims to build off successful season
After a storybook year in 2017, Union once again finds itself in a familiar position: fighting the numbers game. The Scotties have 21 players reporting

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Northgate ushers in new coach, returns to old home
Northgate welcomes a new coach and a return to an old, familiar setting. After being transplanted without their home field last year, the Flames look

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