Mr. High School Sports
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.
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.
CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) — It was senior athlete Tyler Boyd who originally got “Bout Dat,” part of a lyric by rapper Gucci Mane, trending on Twitter as the slogan of Clairton High School’s historic football team. If he has his way again, he’ll get “#ACCChamps” trending as well.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (93-7 THE FAN) — On what was otherwise a rough day for Pitt, the football program received great news that it hopes will offset a recent disappointment on the recruiting frontier.
HERSHEY, P.A. (93-7 THE FAN) — Tyler Boyd, perhaps the most bountiful byproduct of his team’s historic journey, fell shy of the state record for career touchdowns. Commit that to memory, because it’s pretty much the only shortcoming of the Clairton Class of 2013.
WEXFORD (93-7 THE FAN) — It was slippy, it was sloppy, it was icky, and it was yucky at North Allegheny High School Friday night. Oh, and by the way, it rained, too.
HARMONY, P.A. (93-7 THE FAN) — After an uncharacteristically ugly win at Heinz Field, Friday was a return to the norm for three-time WPIAL champion North Allegheny (14-0), and another mercy rule-shortened day at the office for its quarterback.
The Indians are chasing history…or, to be more precise, Chayse-ing it.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Four wins this month was enough for the Clairton Bears to make history, and four catches on Saturday were apparently enough for Bobby Engram to make up his mind.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — You can’t buy enough vowels to put into succinct words what Art Walker’s team has achieved.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — How did the Quips steamroll another opponent on their self-paved path to Hershey?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — In their season opener against Upper St. Clair, the Wolverines dropped the ball, in a metaphorical sense. In the rematch Friday, the Panthers dropped the ball, in the literal sense, and Woodland Hills took full advantage.
As we continue one of the most exciting events on the scholastic sports calendar, we continue with our newest feature of our website, The “Mr. High School Sports” Podcast. It’s a look back at the highlights of the previous weekend, and a look ahead at things to come in high school football.
We break down all 16 WPIAL Quarterfinal matchups, including all the renewed rivalries, and possible upsets, and forecast the district semifinal matchups for next Friday.
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||The Big Bang Theory|
|8:31 PM||Two and a Half Men|
|9:01 PM||Person of Interest|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|