Football

Union’s Maddox Thompson recovers a fumble against Port Allegany in the PIAA Class A semifinals Dec. 2, 2022, at Clarion University.
Big-play Union tops Port Allegany, advances to PIAA Class A football final
December 3, 2022
CLARION — For the second consecutive week, the Union Scotties defense came up with big plays when needed.

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Aliquippa’s DJ Walker and Brandon Banks celebrate after defeating Central Valley in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game Nov. 25 at Acrisure Stadium.
In storied Aliquippa football history, could these Quips show they’re best with another PIAA title?
December 1, 2022
There’s always room to debate which Aliquippa football team was the best in school history.

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Union’s Braylon Thomas scores his second touchdown during the WPIAL Class A championship game against Bishop Canevin on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at Acrisure Stadium.
PIAA Class A semifinal preview: Union vs. Port Allegany
PIAA Class A semifinals

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin celebrates with Adam LaCarte after scoring against Avonworth during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game last Friday at Acrisure Stadium.
Time to play The Birdie’s favorite game show: Leopardy!
November 30, 2022
The Birdie

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Union’s Mike Gunn intercepts a pass in front of Bishop Canevin’s Lesae Lacks during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at Acrisure Stadium.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of Nov. 28, 2022
November 29, 2022
The 2022 fall high school sports season continues to wind down while the winter sports season begins.

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Latrobe’s Kollin Stevens (right) celebrates with running back Robert Fulton after Fulton’s touchdown in overtime that provided the winning points in a first-round playoff win over Highlands. It was the Wildcats’ first playoff win since 1968.
Coach Ron Prady doesn’t want Latrobe football to be 1-hit wonder
November 27, 2022
Things couldn’t have gone much better for Latrobe football coach Ron Prady during his first season.

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Quaker Valley’s Nora Johns brings the ball upcourt during a game against Montour last season.
Returning contributors have Quaker Valley girls in position to make noise
Last season was a learning experience for the coaches and players on the Quaker Valley girls basketball team.

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Coach John Skiba and Apollo-Ridge authored the upset of the year when they knocked off Serra Catholic on Oct. 21.
Guido: After memorable season, time to hand out annual football awards
November 26, 2022
With the unusually quick convergence of the fall sports season with the winter sports, our sports department has been as busy as the guy who runs the fake snowmaking machine for Hallmark Christmas movies.

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Aliquippa’s Tiqwai Hayes carries past Central Valley’s Tyler Ondrusek during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Friday at Acrisure Stadium.
WPIAL Class 4A final by the numbers: Aliquippa 34, Central Valley 7
November 25, 2022
Aliquippa 34, Central Valley 7

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin scores past Avonworth’s Jackson Vogt during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Friday at Acrisure Stadium.
WPIAL Class 3A final by the numbers: Belle Vernon 24, Avonworth 7
Belle Vernon 24, Avonworth 7

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Steel Valley’s Greg Smith celebrates a sack during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Beaver Falls on Friday at Acrisure Stadium.
WPIAL Class 2A final by the numbers: Steel Valley 34, Beaver Falls 14
Steel Valley 34, Beaver Falls 14

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin scores against East Allegheny on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 in the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals.
2022 WPIAL 3A football championship breakdown: Belle Vernon vs. Avonworth
November 24, 2022
WPIAL Class 3A football championship

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Steel Valley quarterback Cruce Brookins celebrates with lineman Greg Smith after defeating Sto-Rox on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in McKees Rocks.
2022 WPIAL 2A football championship breakdown: Steel Valley vs. Beaver Falls
WPIAL Class 2A football championship

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Riverview’s Lucas Heakins dives into the end zone to score on a 36-yard run at Three Rivers Stadium on Nov. 22, 1997 as the Raiders won the WPIAL Class A title, 19-14, over Fort Cherry.
Through the Years: Riverview celebrates 25th anniversary of WPIAL title
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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Beaver Falls’ Jaren Brickner (11) looks to pass the ball against Wilmington during a 2010 PIAA Class 2A semifinal.
Beaver Falls, Steel Valley to meet in clash of WPIAL Class 2A powerhouses
November 23, 2022
Last season, Beaver Falls had a WPIAL championship experience to forget.

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Bishop Canevin’s Xavier Nelson eludes OLSH’s Damare Brough to score during their game on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at Dormont Memorial Stadium.
Union aims to prevent Bishop Canevin from defending WPIAL Class A title
A season ago, the Bishop Canevin Crusaders completed a turnaround from 1-9 in 2019 to WPIAL champions in Class A under then second-year coach Richard Johnson.

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North Allegheny’s Andrew Gavlik drags Central Catholic’s Argento Greene into the endzone for a touchdown during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Norwin High School.
North Allegheny, Pine-Richland, Westinghouse set for PIAA quarterfinal matchups
North Allegheny and Pine-Richland celebrated WPIAL championships Saturday and will now continue their seasons in the PIAA playoffs.

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Freeport’s Ben Lane tackles Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin during the WPIAL Class 3A semifinals last Friday.
The Birdie plays up Belle Vernon’s chances in WPIAL championship game
Last week: 1-0 (100%)

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Steel Valley’s Cruce Brookins intercepts a pass in the end zone against Serra Catholic on Oct. 28.
No matter who the Acrisure Pigeons favor, Chick’s Picks has your WPIAL title predictions
By now you have probably become familiar with the new gang in town — the Acrisure Pigeons. The avian group invaded Acrisure Stadium a few weeks ago as the Steelers took on the Saints. When the Steelers pulled off a rare victory that day, the Pigeons were credited with bringing our hometown team good luck.

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Highlands quarterback Chandler Thimons plows into the end zone past Latrobe defenders for a third-quarter touchdown Nov. 4 at Highlands Golden Rams Stadium.
Despite playoff exit, Highlands enjoys ‘successful season’ under 1st-year coach
November 22, 2022
Despite an overtime loss in an opening round playoff game, it was an outstanding season for Highlands.

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