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Imani Christian-Greensburg Central Catholic football game canceled
September 17, 2021
Down to 12 healthy players after a stomach virus hit the Imani Christian football team this week, the Saints called Greensburg Central Catholic to cancel tonight’s football game at GCC.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for Sept. 17, 2021
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Moon’s Ian Foster scores during the third quarter against North Hills on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Moon.
Moon beats North Hills, backs up No. 1 ranking in Class 5A
For now, the title of top-ranked team in Class 5A seems to fit Moon quite nicely, thank you.

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Mars’ Aly Cooper (21) celebrates her goal with Piper Coffield during their game against Montour on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Robinson. Mars won, 1-0.
High school roundup for Sept. 16, 2021: Cooper’s goal lifts Mars past Montour
September 16, 2021
Aly Cooper scored the decisive goal to lead Mars to a 1-0 girls soccer victory over Montour (4-1, 2-1) in a matchup of top teams in Section 4-3A. Piper Coffield had an assist for the Fightin’ Planets (4-0-1, 4-0).

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Yough and Southmoreland line up before their Section 3-2A matchup on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 in Herminie.
Yough ties No. 2 Southmoreland; Scotties lose star forward Cernuto
A tie is worth one point in the standings, but Southmoreland and Yough didn’t want to settle on a 0-0 result Thursday night in their Section 3-2A girls soccer clash.

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Mt. Lebanon head coach Bob Palko watches practice Aug. 11.
5 things to watch in WPIAL football Week 3: Coaches like nonconference tune-ups
The sprint to the WPIAL playoffs starts now.

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Canon-McMillan linemen Julius Pruss (left) and Sean Lesnock work out during practice on Aug. 12.
Trib HSSN don’t-miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 3
Finally, conference games have arrived in the WPIAL.

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Penn-Trafford competes during its first football season in 1972.
1972 team got it started for Penn-Trafford football program
There are times when high schools merge, things don’t go smoothly when it involves athletic teams.

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Penn-Trafford’s Kevin Mullen tackles Connellsville quarterback Nathan Feniello in a 2004 game.
Penn-Trafford to honor 2021 football hall of fame class
Some Penn-Trafford football greats will be honored during halftime of Friday’s game against Peters Township.

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Freeport’s Brady Stevenson breaks up a pass intended for Armstrong’s Connor Cigola in the end zone during the second half Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Freeport High School.
Chick’s Picks gets lost in fantasy world but back in time for Week 3 high school football
Welcome to Week 3.

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Greensburg Central Catholic head coach Marko Thomas has shuffled quarterbacks, using Tyree Turner as well as Nate Dlugos (6).
Westmoreland County high school football notebook: GCC shuffles quarterbacks
There might be a quarterback competition at Greensburg Central Catholic. Or maybe the Centurions have found another way to attack opponents.

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Jeannette band members who also play on the football team are (from left) Nathaniel Christoff, Tamarion Stevens-Blow, Nathanael Gantt and Nathan Moore.
Jeannette players band together, show determination
The most trying season in Jeannette football history, one fraught with the unthinkable at every turn, doesn’t seem to be dampening the spirit of the players.

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Gateway quarterback Brad Birch throws a pass against Thomas Jefferson during the second quarter Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Monroeville.
Trib HSSN football players to watch for 2021 Week 3
Here are four WPIAL high school football players to watch in Week 3:

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Kiski Area’s Ross Greece (2) scores on a 9-yard first quarter run against Plum on Sept. 2, 2016, at Davis Field in Vandergrift.
Through the years: Greece’s 5 TDs carry Kiski Area to victory
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the games, players and events that are part of local scholastic history.

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High school scores, summaries and schedules for Sept. 15, 2021
September 15, 2021
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Seneca Valley’s Nathan Prex (left) battles Fox Chapel’s James Dockey for a header in the rain during their game on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Fox Chapel. Seneca Valley won, 2-0.
High school roundup for Sept. 15, 2021: Seneca Valley boys soccer stays unbeaten
Nathan Prex and Beaux Lizewski scored as Seneca Valley (6-0, 3-0) stayed undefeated with a 2-0 boys soccer victory over Fox Chapel (5-1, 2-1) in a matchup of Section 1-4A contenders Wednesday. Ryan Krumenacker recorded the shutout for the Raiders.

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PIAA worried teams using covid-19 issues to avoid unfavorable opponents
The PIAA is worried teams may be using covid-19 issues as a way to avoid an unfavorable opponent, so the board on Wednesday debated at length a policy that would’ve made regular season cancellations forfeits.

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Sewickley Academy’s Ashley Close plays in last year’s WPIAL Class 2A team championships.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 15, 2021: Tennis postseason gets underway
Two days before conference play begins for many teams in WPIAL football, the first postseason event began in district girls tennis.

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin scores on a kickoff return with Chartiers Valley’s Joseph Krug trailing on Sept. 3, 2021, at Chartiers Valley.
Trib 10: Belle Vernon makes big jump in WPIAL football power rankings
The first two teams have been bounced from Trib 10 power rankings after head-to-head showdown losses in Week 2.

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The Latrobe girls soccer teams warms up before a game against visiting Norwin on Sept. 14, 2021.
Westmoreland girls soccer notebook: Latrobe ready to ‘exceed expectations’
Hello, Latrobe.

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