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Terry Swanson

“Mr. High School Sports” — Which Defending WPIAL Champion Will Repeat?

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.

93-7 The Fan–08/24/2013

Clairton Bears

“Mr. High School Sports” – Big And Small, The WPIAL (Still) Has It All

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.

93-7 The Fan–08/22/2013

Footballs

“Mr. High School Sports” – Ohio State Taps Into WPIAL Pipeline Again

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.

93-7 The Fan–07/30/2013

Lenny Williams

“Mr. High School Sports” – Meet The Big 7’s Ready-For-Prime-Time Players

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.

93-7 The Fan–07/29/2013

Mike Caputo

“Mr. High School Sports” – Where Have You Gone, Mike Caputo?

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.

93-7 The Fan–07/10/2013

Mallory Claybourne

“Mr. High School Sports” – Former City League Athlete Draws Local Attention

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Have you heard about the wonderful things the University of Pittsburgh is doing to preserve endangered species?

93-7 The Fan–07/09/2013

Detrick Mostell, Elijah Zeise

Panther Hollow: What You Need To Know About Mostella, Zeise

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.

93-7 The Fan–07/04/2013

DST Strongman Winners

“Mr. High School Sports” — Former N.A. Lineman Tackles Strongman Contest

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.

93-7 The Fan–07/02/2013

New Castle vs. Hampton

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIAA Championship Outlook: Can’t Stop The ‘Cane

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.

93-7 The Fan–03/16/2013

Basketball

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIAA Championship Outlook: Zimmer Sparks Bethel Park

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.

93-7 The Fan–03/08/2013

(Photo Courtesy of People Magazine)

Local Coach Getting National Attention In “People”

A local coach is getting national attention.

03/07/2013

Palumbo Center scoreboard

“Mr. High School Sports” – Vincentian, Montour Boys Recapture WPIAL Basketball Crowns

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.

93-7 The Fan–03/02/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Standout Teen Wrestler Raising Money For Good Causes

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.

02/09/2013

Dorian Johnson

Panther Hollow: Belle Vernon’s Johnson Clears A Path For Progress

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.

93-7 The Fan–02/08/2013

Clairton Football Recruits

Panther Hollow: Essential Bear Eager To Revamp Pitt Offense

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.

93-7 The Fan–02/07/2013

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(Photo Credit: Rick Dayton/RD Sports Images/KDKA)

High School Football: Hampton Beats Knoch, 20-9

Here’s a look at some of the action from Hampton’s 20-9 road win over Knoch Friday, Sept. 28, 2013.

(Photo Credit: Rick Dayton/ RD Sports Images)

2013 VFB Hampton At Laurel Highlands

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.

(Photo Credit: Rick Dayton)

High School Basketball: Shaler Vs. Hampton

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.

(Photo Credit: Rick Dayton)

Wayne High School Wins Championship

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.

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

High School Football: Week 14

Photos from Week 14 of the 2012 High School Football season in Western Pennsylvania.

(Photo Credit: Rick Dayton)

High School Highlights: North Allegheny Vs. Seneca

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.

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