Class A

Mars hockey collage after Hampton game

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL: Terrific Trio Too Much For Talbots

Once again, the Class A silver medalists bowed to the defending champs. But they weren’t just beaten by one man on Tuesday…they were beaten by three.

93-7 The Fan–02/02/2012

Taylor Cestra

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Rink Report: Girl Power, Synthetic Ice, and More

Justin Sabilla is leading Chartiers Valley while seizing control of the Class AA scoring race, and the female All-Star goaltender he played against recently might be a harbinger of high school hockey’s future in western Pennsylvania…

93-7 The Fan–01/31/2012

PIHL All-Star logo

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Rink Report: All-Star Drama, Class A Upset, and More

We recap the All-Star games, salute the December Players of the Month, and see what Canon-McMillan’s chances are of ending the regular season undefeated…

93-7 The Fan–01/23/2012

(Photo  Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

“Mr. High School Sports” – Roundball Roundup: Fantastic Four, Exciting Exhibitions

We acknowledge the WPIAL’s leading scorer for his latest great achievement, and we preview a trio of special high school basketball events coming to a gym near you this weekend…

93-7 The Fan–01/21/2012


“Mr. High School Sports” – Radical Reconstruction Reaction

The WPIAL football canvas will have a distinctively different look next season. Here’s what we think of the new conferences…

93-7 The Fan–01/18/2012

Nick Blaney

“Mr. High School Sports” – Amateur Hockey Puts Blaney, Planets in Another Dimension

Players who juggle high school hockey with their travel teams have their work cut out for them, but a key member of Mars’ state championship team believes it can be a big help too.

93-7 The Fan–01/10/2012

(Photo  Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

“Mr. High School Sports” – The Court Report: View From The Top

In the early portion of the 2011-12 high school hoops season, each of the reigning WPIAL boys’ and girls’ champs, along with PIAA girls’ champion Mount Lebanon, started strong…

93-7 The Fan–01/02/2012

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

“Mr. High School Sports” – Shell, Boyd Honored by PIAA

Hopewell senior running back Rushel Shell has been named the PIAA Class AAA Football Player of the Year, as voted on by Pennsylvania Sportswriters.



“Mr. High School Sports” – WPIAL Football Adds One Class A Team, Loses Another

One northern-area school is adding a football program to the WPIAL, while another program not far from there is shutting down.

93-7 The Fan–12/17/2011

Clairton helmet and "47"

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIAA Football Championships: Clairton Makes History With Three-Peat

Clairton’s coronation at Hersheypark Stadium Friday afternoon was a historic win on multiple levels.

93-7 The Fan–12/16/2011

Southern Columbia and Clairton helmets

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIAA Class A Championship Updates

By Matt Popchock ( We’re moments away from the opening kickoff of the 2011 PIAA Class A Football Championship game between the four-time WPIAL champion Clairton Bears (15-0) and the Southern Columbia Tigers (14-1), one […]

93-7 The Fan–12/16/2011

Clairton and Sharpsville helmets

“Mr. High School Sports” – Expect Clairton to Win…But Not in Class AA

Clairton’s path to the record books looks pretty clear. But don’t expect a move up to Class AA in football to follow.



“Mr. High School Sports” – It ‘Bears’ Repeating: Clairton Wins 4th Straight WPIAL Crown

The Bears became the first WPIAL football program since now-defunct Brookline in the mid-1950’s to win four championships in a row.

93-7 The Fan–11/26/2011

Clairton and Sto-Rox helmets

“Mr. High School Sports” – Class A Championship Preview

Clairton looks to become the first Class A team to win four straight WPIAL titles, while Sto-Rox tries to continue one of its best seasons in program history.

93-7 The Fan–11/23/2011

Clairton vs. Rochester

“Mr. High School Sports” – Nola Not Overlooking New-Look Rams

Clairton’s head coach leads his state champion Bears in search of a six-pack of wins against Rochester, whom they meet in the WPIAL playoffs for the sixth straight time Friday.

93-7 The Fan–11/17/2011