Coming off a wire-to-wire march to the WPIAL Class AAA title with a largely intact lineup, expectations were understandably high for the New Castle boys this March.
One game is all that separates neighborhood rivals Mount Lebanon (22-3) and Bethel Park (23-3). It’s all that separated them in the AAAA-Sec. 4 girls’ basketball standings, and it’s all that separated the Blue Devils from a shot at another district crown.
A local coach is getting national attention.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The boys’ portion of the WPIAL Basketball Championships began Friday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center with two teams capturing their second district crowns in three years.
Jake Beistel is a born wrestler. At 15-years-old, he is already one of the top wrestlers in the state. And while Jake is turning heads for what he’s doing in wrestling, what he’s doing from wrestling may be even more impressive.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — National Letter of Intent Day for major college football was a good one for Pitt, especially when Tyler Boyd joined its 27-man recruiting class, and fellow WPIAL superstar Dorian Johnson, another incoming Panther, saw it coming.
CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — When Clairton senior Tyler Boyd signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning, Paul Chryst officially got an out-of-this-world local talent. In fact, it sounds like Chryst is willing to go outside his own world to best utilize that talent.
CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — It was senior athlete Tyler Boyd who originally got “Bout Dat,” part of a lyric by rapper Gucci Mane, trending on Twitter as the slogan of Clairton High School’s historic football team. If he has his way again, he’ll get “#ACCChamps” trending as well.
The Pitt Panthers’ football program has signed 27 players, including eight locally, as they rebuild their program during National Letter of Intent Day on Wednesday.
It’s become an annual tradition at Franklin Regional High School – Clelian Heights Night. It’s a night when the Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children in Greensburg visits Franklin Regional for a basketball game and so much more.
Graduation is a mixed bag of emotions for one local high school football player.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (93-7 THE FAN) — On what was otherwise a rough day for Pitt, the football program received great news that it hopes will offset a recent disappointment on the recruiting frontier.
HERSHEY, P.A. (93-7 THE FAN) — Tyler Boyd, perhaps the most bountiful byproduct of his team’s historic journey, fell shy of the state record for career touchdowns. Commit that to memory, because it’s pretty much the only shortcoming of the Clairton Class of 2013.
The Clairton Bears have done it again. The Bears won the Single-A state football championship in Hershey over Dunmore 20-0.
One of the greatest high school football teams in state history took to the home turf one more time Thursday.
Two of the top scorers in the WPIAL squared off Friday night in Allison Park as Hampton hosted Shaler in Section 3 boys basketball action. Ryan Luther, a 6’8” junior forward, paced the Talbots with 23 points, and twin brother Collin Luther added 19. Shaler’s Geno Thorpe knocked in 20 for the Shaler Titans who were outscored 20-7 in the 4th quarter of the 56-38 loss to Hampton.
Wayne High School won its second consecutive Class AA WVSSAC football championship to put a cap on an undefeated season. The Pioneers scored on their first possession at Wheeling Island Stadium and cruised to a 35-0 shut-out of Keyser. The Golden Tornadoes offense averaged 40 points a game, but the Pioneers limited them to just 92 yards of total offense and finished 14-0. Brandon Spurlock ran for 144 yards on 13 carries, scored three touchdowns, and was named the game’s most valuable player.
Photos from Week 14 of the 2012 High School Football season in Western Pennsylvania.
North Allegheny steamrolled into the WPIAL Class AAAA football championship by running over Seneca Valley for the second time this season. The Tigers scored on their first play from scrimmage and built a 30-point lead before halftime. North Allegheny won by a final score of 47-17. The Tigers will take on Woodland Hills at Heinz Field for the Class AAAA title.
West Mifflin and Central Valley went toe-to-toe for 48 minutes Friday, Nov. 16, but it was not enough in the WPIAL Class AAA semi-finals at North Allegheny. The game was tied 28-28 after four quarters before Central Valley scored a touchdown and successfully kicked an extra point in the first overtime period. West Mifflin needed little time to answer on its possession. Quarterback Derrick Fulmore scored on a a 10-yard run, then ran for the two-point conversion as West Mifflin won 36-35 in overtime. The victory pushed the Tigers into the WPIAL Class AAA championship game at Heinz Field.
Photos from Week 12 of the 2012 High School Football season in Western Pennsylvania.
Seneca Valley controlled the time of possession and bottled up Mt. Lebanon’s WPIAL top passer Tyler Roth on the way to a 32-13 WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal victory at North Allegheny High School Friday night in Wexford. The Raiders Jordan Brown threw three touchdown passes, while teammate Forrest Barnes ran for 141 yards and a touchdown in the victory. The win sets up a re-match between North Allegheny and Seneca Valley in the WPIAL semi-finals next weekend.