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Workers began demolishing the former Ford City High School building Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The school was closed in 2015 when students from Ford City and Kittanning began attending Armstrong High School.
Guido: Memories remain for Ford City’s Red Mihalik gym
November 7, 2017
Crews began demolition last week of one of the Alle-Kiski Valley's most recognizable high schools. Ford City, including the historic Red Mihalik gym, a place

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Penn-Trafford's Jon Peduzzi (4) and Penn-Trafford's Dimitri George (8) celebrate their team's 28-21 win against Fox Chapel in a WPIAL playoff game on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Penn-Trafford.
Penn-Trafford to rely on recent playoff experience in matchup with USC
Experience, Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane said, is the best trait a football team can have at the high school level. Ruane would know. He has

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Latrobe's Laura Graytok is fouled by Penn Hills' Tayonna Robertson during their WPIAL Girl's Basketball contest at Latrobe High School on Friday Feb.10, 2017 in Latrobe.
High school notebook: Westmoreland County athletes to sign with Division I schools
The NCAA early signing period begins Wednesday for all sports other than football, soccer and men's water polo. A number of area athletes plan to

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WPIAL Alum Q&A – Zoe Pawlak
November 6, 2017
Although Freeport came up short of capturing its third-consecutive girls’ volleyball title last week, the Yellowjackets have been a powerhouse program for the past decade. While the team has featured several elite competitors over the years, perhaps nobody had a great impact than Zoe Pawlak. Pawlak, who now plays at Loyola University, is this week’s […]

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Franklin Regional players celebrate with Bella Larese (31) after she scored against Mt. Pleasant on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 in WPIAL girls' soccer playoffs at Norwin High School.
Franklin Regional girls soccer breaks playoff win drought in resilient season
It took less than one match for injuries to plague the Franklin Regional girls soccer team this season. Just minutes into the first game, junior

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Franklin Regional's Zach Guidry tries to corral a loose ball along the sideline against Hempfield.
Franklin Regional boys soccer ‘set the bar’ in playoff run
When the Franklin Regional boys soccer season came to an end with a 3-2 shootout loss to Canon-McMillan in the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals Oct.

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Plum players gain experience during fall baseball season
Plum was a win short of defending its Western Pennsylvania Fall Baseball League title, losing 3-2 to Central Catholic in the championship. But outside of

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Plum volleyball turns focus to future
When the season began, Plum girls volleyball had several goals set, including improving its standing within Section 4-AAAA and making a return trip to the

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Freeport's Ally DeJidas (7) celebrates a point against Beaver during the fourth set during the WPIAL 2A volleyball championship on Saturday Nov. 04, 2017 at Baldwin.
PIAA girls volleyball preview capsule: Freeport vs. Bald Eagle
volleyball playoffs preview capsule Class AA PIAA 1st round Freeport (21-3) vs. Bald Eagle (19-0) 5 p.m. Tuesday, Penn-Cambria Winner plays: Corry or Avonworth Service

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Freeport's Ally DeJidas (7) celebrates a point against Beaver during the fourth set during the WPIAL 2A volleyball championship on Saturday Nov. 04, 2017 at Baldwin.
Freeport girls ready to rebound in PIAA tournament
Freeport girls volleyball coach Tom Phillips has been on the losing side in the WPIAL finals before, so while Saturday's 3-2 loss to Beaver in

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Seton LaSalle's Lionel Deanes break into the clear against Freeport during first round WPIAL action Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Dormont Stadium.
Seton LaSalle’s Deanes joins 5,000-yard club in win over Freeport
Answer: Quick, strong, fast, elusive, durable, hard-working, humble. Question: What are some terms that describe Seton LaSalle's staunch running back Lionel Deanes. The 5-foot-7, 185-pound

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 11/06/2017
We continue the postseason ride on The Highway to Heinz and The Road to RMU while we begin our high school winter sports action and hit the state playoffs in two other high school fall sports this week here on the new TribLive High School Sports Network. We continue our exclusive coverage of the 2017 […]

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The Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team qualified for the 2017 PIAA tournament.
Thomas Jefferson volleyball qualifies for PIAA tournament
It was perhaps the biggest victory of the WPIAL season for the Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team. Considering the circumstances, it may have been the

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Springdale's Zach Liberati (11) is defended by North Catholic's Luc Madonna (2) and Braiden Wills (9) in the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Highmark Stadium. North Catholic won 2-0.
Alle-Kiski Valley PIAA boys soccer capsule
Class A First round Springdale (15-5-1) vs. Windber (14-5-1) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Somerset Winner plays: Winner of Brockway vs. Seton LaSalle on Saturday Free kicks:

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Baldwin's senior team members are, from left to right: Katie Deiley (25), Megan Flavin (9), CharliAnn Hooper (35), Isabella Kenny (16), Kalie Stenglein (21), Haley Huber (33), Alina Stahl (24), Katie Doyle (8), Kelsey Heenan (11), Isabella Rossa (14), Rebecca Case (27), Skylar Flanigan (2).
Section 2 offers tough test for Baldwin girls soccer
Baldwin's girls soccer team won three of its first four nonsection games, and compiled a 5-3 record in nonsection action this season. But the Highlanders

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Ligonier Valley's Aaron Sheeder (42) takes a 4-yard pass from John Caldwell and scores in front of Berlin Brothersvalley's Tyler Custer (21) with 17 seconds left in the second quarter in the Appalachian Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Weller Field in Ligonier. Ligonier Valley leads 28-0 at halftime.
Ligonier Valley prepares for different Cambria Heights team
The Ligonier Valley football team has walked off the field disappointed only one time over the past two seasons — at the PIAA Class 2A

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Penn-Trafford goalkeeper Megan Giesey makes a save next to Norwin's Emily Harrigan during the girls WPIAL Class 4A championship game Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Highmark Stadium.
Westmoreland PIAA girls soccer 1st-round playoff capules
Class 4A First round Penn-Trafford (17-3-1) vs. North Allegheny (13-7) 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: Winner of Norwin (17-2-1) vs. State College

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Pine-Richland's Kenny White looks back on the way to scoring a touchdown against North Allegheny in the first quarter Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at Wright Field at Newman Stadium.
WPIAL confident North Allegheny, Pine-Richland will put issues aside for playoff matchup
The WPIAL is confident North Allegheny and Pine-Richland can put their recent issues aside and play football Friday without incident, executive director Tim O'Malley said.

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Clairton huddle up before the kickoff between Jeannette and Clairton on Friday Oct. 27, 2017 at Clairton.
Clairton, Summit Academy to meet with WPIAL over benches-clearing fight
Football coaches and school administrators from Clairton and Summit Academy will meet Tuesday afternoon with the WPIAL board of directors to discuss last week's benches-clearing

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Quaker Valley’s Wicker places 8th at PIAA meet
Quaker Valley's Annie Wicker capped off her sophomore cross country season with an eighth-place finish at the PIAA Class AA championship meet Saturday in Hershey.

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