PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Mike Melnyk could probably empathize with someone like Paul Chryst. They’re both in the second year of their present jobs, and they’re both beginning their seasons by leading the team […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Last year the Panthers relied heavily upon the contributions of underclassmen for an effective pass defense. Safety Jason Hendricks, coming off a stellar redshirt junior season that earned him Preseason All-ACC honors, expects the approaching campaign to be no different.
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.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Have you heard about the wonderful things the University of Pittsburgh is doing to preserve endangered species?
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.
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.
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.
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.