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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

Footballs

“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

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“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.

12/22/2011

Footballs

“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 (mpopchock@kdka.com) 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.

12/07/2011

Clairton

“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

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