"Mr. High School Sports" - Athletes Of The Week: Week 2What 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...
"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.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Quick Outs: Class AA Interstate Conference OutlookWe’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing now on the Interstate Conference in Class AA. The most prominent and rancorous rivalry is the one shared between Greensburg Central Catholic and Jeannette, which fell just short of a district championship in 2011. Despite a surprising coaching change at GCC, the Centurions could follow in the footsteps of the Jayhawks in 2012.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Quick Outs: Class AA Midwestern Conference OutlookWe’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing now on the Midwestern Conference in Class AA. Last year the WPIAL champions in this classification came from the MAC, which isn't anything new. It's usually one of the toughest sections in the district. What is new is the fact that biennial WPIAL realignment has left it with eight teams.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Quick Outs: Class AA Allegheny Conference OutlookWe’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing now on the Allegheny Conference in Class AA. Even amidst biennial realignment in the WPIAL, this league tends to stay pretty much the same, especially in terms of its unpredictability. What we can predict is, just like last fall, there are at least three teams who could seriously challenge for the conference title.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Quick Outs: Class AA Century Conference OutlookWe’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, moving up to Class AA and focusing our attention on the Century Conference. We can already feel the brotherly love...well, sort of. Two siblings are playing for two different teams who should challenge for playoff spots, and possibly more, this season.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Clean Slate Awaits Class AA Penguins Cup FinalistsWhile the Erie Cathedral Prep football team has begun its quest to avenge last year's loss in the District 10 Class AAA Final, the hockey program has begun open tryouts at all levels as the varsity squad looks to atone for its own championship game defeat. However, they'll have to make it back with new leadership on the ice and behind the bench.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Former SSA Star Receives Summer Baseball HonorThe son of Avonworth High School's athletic director, an erstwhile three-sport star at Shady Side Academy, continues to rack up awards as he chases his dream.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Penguins Cup Champs Announce Season OpenerIt may be the middle of summer, but it's not too early to start thinking about either the fall or winter sports season for Pittsburghers, and hockey annually bridges the gap between the two.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Stray Cats Stick Together En Route to Lions' DenDespite fielding a team with only two seniors, Riverside is the lone WPIAL representative in Penn State Friday as it tries for back-to-back PIAA baseball championships.
"Mr. High School Sports" - WPIAL Champs Advance In PIAA Softball PlayoffsDeer 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.
"Mr. High School Sports" - WPIAL Softball Championships: Two Teams Don First-Ever Gold MedalsIf all of Pittsburgh remembers "The Slide," maybe one day all of Houston will remember "The Triple."
"Mr. High School Sports" - WPIAL Baseball Championships: Ellwood Ends Riverside's ReignBoth neighbors enter the state playoffs after, fittingly, sharing the Section 5 crown, but the Wolverines will do so on the heels of their fifth district title in program history in tow, which is also their first since 2003.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Penguins Cup Finals: Grebosky Wings It for West A's First TitleMatt Grebosky's shot from the right wing defeated Erie Cathedral Prep at CONSOL Energy Center Saturday for West Allegheny's first-ever Class AA Penguins Cup championship.
"Mr. High School Sports" - WPIAL Basketball Playoffs: Semifinals Set Stage for Rivalry Games FridayThanks to Tuesday's semifinal outcomes, the 2012 WPIAL Basketball Finals will be underscored by intense individual and team rivalries.