"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" - Week 2 WPIAL Football PreviewWe break down the biggest games of the second week of the 2012 high school football season.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Parkway Players Prepared For Prime TimeIn its first year of existence Central Valley won the WPIAL Class AAA championship after falling to Montour in Week 6 of the 2010 regular season. In 2011 Central Valley picked up where it left off by beating Montour en route to the conference title, but the Spartans made the champs take their medicine in the district semifinals before capturing their first Class AAA crown since 1964.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Quick Outs: Class AAA Northeastern Conference OutlookThis new conference, a result of the Greater Allegheny more or less merging with the Keystone, per biennial district realignment, features two of last year's WPIAL semifinalists and another team that could go on a lengthy playoff run in 2012.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Quick Outs: Class AAA Parkway Conference OutlookWe’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, focusing on the Parkway Conference in Class AAA, perhaps the toughest of them all. For six consecutive seasons at least one team from this section has reached Heinz Field, and quite frankly, we foresee 2012 becoming the seventh.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Quick Outs: Class AAA Big Nine Conference OutlookWe’re going to keep our preseason coverage going with a series of rapid-fire previews, shifting our attention now to Class AAA and looking at the Big Nine Conference. This section may have expanded, but it remains doubtful that the dominance of the conference by Thomas Jefferson will be challenged like it was in 2011.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Blackhawk Chases Schneider, Runs Away from TJAlthough its shutout streak was halted, the baseball season was extended for Blackhawk (22-2) with an eventual 6-1 rout of Thomas Jefferson (17-6) in the PIAA Class AAA Quarterfinals at North Allegheny High School.
"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: Cougars' Coronation 'Easy' as 1-2-3Blackhawk lefty Brendan McKay pitched 5 2/3 perfect innings and survived a perfectly imperfect bottom of the seventh inning to give the Cougars (21-2) a 1-0 win over Belle Vernon (18-5) at CONSOL Energy Park in the WPIAL Class AAA Baseball Final.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Penguins Cup Finals: Red-Hot Hawks Survive Defensive StruggleIn a game played largely between the blue lines, Bethel Park got a friendly bounce just inside the blue line to help the Hawks collect their first Penguins Cup since 2005.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Montour Hoops, State College Hockey Land UpsetsThe PIAA basketball playoffs and Penguins Cup Playoffs each took interesting turns Tuesday night...
"Mr. High School Sports" - WPIAL Basketball Championships: Who Wants It More?Several of Saturday's WPIAL Basketball Championship participants may differ in how they got there, or even in their skill level altogether, but no one can question their desire...which will decide these games.
"Mr. High School Sports" - PIHL Rink Report: Lopsided Loss Won't Define Class A ContendersMonday is a big night for Penguins Cup hopefuls in Class AAA. Last Tuesday was a big night for one in Class A, but we think the race in that classification is far from over...
"Mr. High School Sports" - WPIAL Basketball Playoffs: Day 2 Reaction/Day 3 AnalysisThere was controversy in the WPIAL Basketball Championships over the weekend that might translate into legal trouble for one player. Meanwhile, we give our thoughts on Tuesday night's boys' and girls' First Round games...