PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, this includes one of the most exciting stories in the history of WPIAL football.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — External perception of high school football in western Pennsylvania may have mellowed over the past couple generations, but the footprint left by the WPIAL on the national canvas is still large.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The infamous events involving former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel that dissuaded some WPIAL youth from going there have not stopped the new regime under Urban Meyer from pursuing western PA talent, and the Buckeyes have added a significant name to their 2014 freshman class.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Over two months ago ROOT Sports and the WPIAL agreed to continue the network’s “McDonald’s High School Football” program. Their 2013 television schedule should be released soon, and one featured game, in fact, seems to have been leaked.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Former Perry athlete Mallory Claybourne, recently offered by Pitt, has confirmed to one source he will play for the new Renaissance Christian Academy program for his senior season.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Have you heard about the wonderful things the University of Pittsburgh is doing to preserve endangered species?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Perhaps the only certainty in Paul Chryst’s offense right now is the leadership of Devin Street, but on Wednesday he shored up his receiving corps beyond Street’s final collegiate season.
MONACA, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) — Since February, the University of Delaware has been known for matriculating a Super Bowl champion, and, as of this past weekend, another Blue Hen can crow about a heroic feat of athleticism.
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.
Here’s a look at some of the action from Hampton’s 20-9 road win over Knoch Friday, Sept. 28, 2013.
It was Homecoming night at Laurel Highlands High School Friday night as the Mustangs welcomed the Hampton Talbots to Uniontown. C.J. Arch ran for 180 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns as the Talbots evened their record at 2-2 on the season. Quarterback Nick Grabowski was 16 of 21 passing for nearly 200 yards and a touchdown as Hampton posted a 47-0 shutout. Photos courtesy Rick Dayton, RD Sports Images.
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.