PIAA football playoffs: 30 years in 30 days — Upper St. Clair captures state crown
November 12, 2018The PIAA had been hosting state playoffs in all but one fall high school sport since 1976. Soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country and field hockey all crowned state champions once the district playoffs concluded. The lone exception to the fall state playoff slate was high school football. It wasn't
Five things we learned from Friday’s WPIAL playoffs
November 10, 2018This was a tough week for the favorites. Three No. 1 seeds were upset Friday night in the WPIAL football playoffs, a break from the predictability seen previously under the new six-classification format. Consider, in the past two seasons combined, 10 of the 12 top seeds reached the WPIAL finals.
Rochester blanks No. 1 Jeannette to reach WPIAL title game
November 9, 2018Rochester was determined not to lose to Jeannette for a third straight season in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. A dominating performance by both lines and a stellar backfield duo paced the Rams to a 27-0 victory over top-seeded Jeannette on Friday night at Canonsburg Stadium. Darius Goosby ran for
Westmoreland high school football notebook: Franklin Regional seeks better result against Gateway
November 8, 2018The number 63 haunts Franklin Regional. For a program with a proud playoff tradition, one built on defense, the Panthers admitted to being embarrassed after a 63-3 loss to vaunted Gateway in Week 6. It was their worst loss since 2003. Some Franklin Regional teams of the past didn't give
Five things to watch in Week 11 of high school footballWashington and Steel Valley are powerhouse programs that rank among the WPIAL elite. But the rest of this year's Class 2A quarterfinal field should provide hope to any struggling football team that dreams of someday finding success. Consider that Burgettstown, Charleroi, Freedom, Mohawk, Shady Side Academy and South Side Beaver
WPIAL top 10: Playoff streaks
November 7, 2018THE TOP 10 Playoff streaks Does it seem like a number of schools always make the playoffs Here is a list of the 10 longest playoff appearance streaks in WPIAL history: Schoolandamp;#0010;Number, Yrs. qualified 1t. Aliquippaandamp;#0010;24, 1995-2018 1t. Thomas Jeffersonandamp;#0010;24, 1995-2018 3. Woodland Hillsandamp;#0010;23, 1996-2018 4. McKeesportandamp;#0010;21, 1998-2018 5. Upper
Westmoreland County football players to watch for Week 11Bastien Anderson Derry, sr., RB/MLB The 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior likes to be in the middle of the action. He's one of the leading tacklers on the team. He has one interception and one strip sack for a defense that blanked North Catholic this season. He also has rushed for 95
Westmoreland County high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 11WPIAL Class 5A Quarterfinals No. 6 Penn-Trafford (9-2) vs. No. 3 Peters Township (9-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday, andamp;#0010;Titan Stadium, West Mifflin On the air: TribHSSN.triblive.com Last week: Penn-Trafford 42, North Hills 7; Peters Township 35, Armstrong 7 Winner plays: Winner of No. 1 Penn Hills (11-0)/No. 7 McKeesport (9-2) Coaches:
Jeannette announces inaugural class of Jayhawk Athletic Hall of Fame
November 6, 2018Jeannette has won WPIAL and PIAA titles in several sports and has been producing top-level college talent for decades. A number of athletes have gone on to professional careers. But what the tradition-rich school has not had is a way to collectively honor the accomplishments of those teams and standouts
Teams stay put in this week’s Trib 10 football power rankings
November 5, 2018Every Tuesday during the 2018 WPIAL football season, the TribLive High School Sports Network releases weekly Power Rankings. These rankings have zero classification boundaries. With very few eyebrow raisers on opening night of the district playoffs, there are zero changes from last week in the power rankings. Two ranked teams
Franklin Regional game tying goal and West Allegheny game winning goal in the boys 3A PIAA semifinal
Central Catholic stars out fast but the Seneca Valley’s defense comes up big in a win over Central Catholic during first round 6A WPIAL action at Fox Chapel High School.
Seton LaSalle’s Gabe Rosario scores with an assist from T.J. Cherry against Springdale during boys A soccer consolation game.
Shady Side Academy repels a late charge by Deer Lakes in the boys 2A WPIAL semifinal at North Alleghen
Zo Gardner of New Castle Basketball on TribLive HSSN Center Stage – UPMC Sports Medicine “Stay Strong and Play On”