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Jimmy Wheeler

“Mr. High School Sports” – Athletes Of The Week: Week 2

What will they do for an encore this weekend? Who knows? But until the final gun of Week 3 sounds, let’s appreciate what they did in Week 2…

93-7 The Fan–09/13/2012

Gesling Stadium

“Mr. High School Sports” LIVE From Gesling Stadium

“Mr. High School Sports” is blogging live from the campus of Carnegie Mellon University as Central Catholic hosts North Hills for a pivotal Northern Eight matchup in Quad-A.

93-7 The Fan–09/07/2012

Cody Durant

“Mr. High School Sports” – Quick Outs: Class A Tri-County South Conference Outlook

The most dominant team in the history of that section, along with a typical playoff challenger, are both gone, so, to the casual observer, biennial WPIAL realignment has sucked the fun out of following it. However, with several teams now having a chance to follow in the footsteps of Frazier and end playoff droughts, there may yet be a story for which to root.

93-7 The Fan–08/21/2012

Lenny Williams

“Mr. High School Sports” – Quick Outs: Class A Big 7 Conference Outlook

We’re going to keep our preseason coverage going a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing this time on the Big 7 Conference in Class A. Rochester had been the traditional flag-bearer in that section for many years, but the tradition was broken in 2011 with the rise of Sto-Rox.

93-7 The Fan–08/20/2012

Sean Dugan, Springdale

“Mr. High School Sports” – Quick Outs: Class A Eastern Conference Outlook

In 2011 it was one of the most competitive sections in the entire district, with six teams in the playoff picture till the final weekend of the regular season. This year that race, once again, looks to be pretty open.

93-7 The Fan–07/26/2012

Softball bat and glove with ball on home plate

“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Champs Advance In PIAA Softball Playoffs

Deer Lakes (20-1), sparked by a crucial error and timely hitting, continued its historic run with a 5-4 win over District 9 runner-up Wilmington in the First Round of the PIAA Softball Playoffs at North Allegheny High School Monday afternoon.

93-7 The Fan–06/05/2012

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“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Softball Championships: Two Teams Don First-Ever Gold Medals

If all of Pittsburgh remembers “The Slide,” maybe one day all of Houston will remember “The Triple.”

93-7 The Fan–06/01/2012

CONSOL Energy Park

“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Baseball Championships: Strittmatter Strikes Again for Neshannock

One year after strong-arming Neshannock to a championship, Alex Strittmatter gave the Lancers (21-2) a second straight WPIAL title with a 5-0 win over previously unbeaten California (19-1) in the Class A Baseball Final at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington.

93-7 The Fan–05/31/2012

Quaker Valley celebration

“Mr. High School Sports” – Penguins Cup Finals: Quakers End Mars’ Reign

Mars was trying to become just the fourth team in the “modern era” of western PA high school hockey to win four Penguins Cups in a row, but Quaker Valley’s defense shut down the Planets for its first title in four years.

93-7 The Fan–03/25/2012

Lincoln Park celebrates

“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Basketball Championships: Lincoln Park Finally Makes History

After two tough losses at the Palumbo Center, a determined Lincoln Park squad overpowered its section rival for a third time to capture boys’ basketball gold for the first time.

93-7 The Fan–03/03/2012

Lincoln Park vs. Vincentian Academy

“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Basketball Playoffs: Semifinals Set Stage for Rivalry Games Friday

Thanks to Tuesday’s semifinal outcomes, the 2012 WPIAL Basketball Finals will be underscored by intense individual and team rivalries.

93-7 The Fan–02/29/2012

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“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Rink Report: Lopsided Loss Won’t Define Class A Contenders

Monday is a big night for Penguins Cup hopefuls in Class AAA. Last Tuesday was a big night for one in Class A, but we think the race in that classification is far from over…

93-7 The Fan–02/27/2012

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“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Basketball Playoffs: Day 2 Reaction/Day 3 Analysis

There was controversy in the WPIAL Basketball Championships over the weekend that might translate into legal trouble for one player. Meanwhile, we give our thoughts on Tuesday night’s boys’ and girls’ First Round games…

93-7 The Fan–02/20/2012

A.J. Palumbo Center scoreboard

“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Basketball Playoff Predictions

We boldly predict the winners of the boys’ and girls’ tournaments, which begin Friday evening…

93-7 The Fan–02/17/2012

A.J. Palumbo Center scoreboard

“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Hoops Brackets Finalized

Here are the dates, times, and sites for the Preliminary and First Rounds of the 2012 WPIAL Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Playoffs…

93-7 The Fan–02/14/2012

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