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West Greene hires new head coach Beau Jackson

January 28, 2023  |  

Coming off of a 2-8 season the West Greene Pioneers are looking to rebuild and that starts with their new head coach Beau Jackson.  The 25 year-old has been the team’s defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, along with being the junior high head coach in 2019.  “Junior high was a good experience, it […]

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Six District VII Players Named to 2022 PA Writers Class 5A All-State Team

December 31, 2022  |  

Pine Richland senior quarterback, Ryan Palmieri who accounted for four touchdowns in leading the Rams to a 28-14 win over Imhotep Charter in the PIAA Class 5A championship game, was named the state’s Class 5A player of the year. Joining Palmieri on the all-state team were teammates — junior offensive lineman Ryan Cory and senior […]

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Three District VII Players Named to 2022 PA Writers Class 6A All-State Team

December 31, 2022  |  

Three underclassmen who helped their football teams reach the WPIAL Class 6A championship game were recognized for their efforts Friday. Central Catholic juniors Peter Gonzalez and Cole Sullivan and North Allegheny junior Khiryn Boyd were selected to the Pa. Football Writers Class 6A all-state team. Gonzalez made his impact as a wide receiver, catching 42 passes for 735 […]

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Twelve District VII Players Named to 2022 PA Writers Class 4A All-State Team

December 30, 2022  |  

After finishing 13-1 and adding another WPIAL championship, Aliquippa garnered individual honors Friday, as five players were selected to the Pa. Football Writers Class 4A all-state team. Senior offensive linemen Neco Eberhardt and Naquan Crowder, senior defensive back D.J. Walker, junior linebacker Cameron Lindsey and sophomore running back Tiqwai Hayes were honored. Hayes followed up […]

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Six District VII Players Named to 2022 PA Writers Class 1A All-State Team

December 30, 2022  |  

Five WPIAL Class A football players were awarded Pa. Football Writers all-state honors, including Union quarterback Braylon Thomas, who led the Scotties to their first WPIAL title since 1959 and a trip to the PIAA championship game. He ran for 1,466 yards and 20 touchdowns and threw for 1,202 yards and 14 more scores, as […]

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Five District VII Players Named to 2022 PA Writers Class 3A All-State Team

December 30, 2022  |  

Five players from the WPIAL made the Pennsylvania Writers All-State Football team for Class 3A, including three from PIAA Champion Belle Vernon. The Belle Vernon players selected are running back Quinton Martin, defensive lineman Steve Macheska and defensive back Adam LaCarte.Martin, is ranked among the top 30 juniors in the country by scouting services, ran […]

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Seven District VII Players Named to 2022 PA Writers Class 2A All-State Team

December 30, 2022  |  

The Westinghouse High School football team brought attention to the Pittsburgh City League this year as they became the first City team in 25 years to make to a state championship game. The Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Team for Class 2A was released Thursday and four Westinghouse players were selected. The Westinghouse players selected this […]

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3 North Allegheny Tigers sign their letters of intent

December 21, 2022  |  

Today three North Allegheny football players signed their letters of intent to play at their respected schools.

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3 Seneca Valley football players sign their letters of intent

December 21, 2022  |  

Today 4 Seneca Valley football signed their letters of intent for their respected schools. Luke Lawson to study Engineering at the United States Naval Academy and compete on the Football team. Seneca Valley’s junior receiver Ayden Lyczek officially committed to play football at the Naval Academy. Lyczek finished the season with 19 receptions and 231 yards […]

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5 Penn-Trafford football players signed their letters of intent

December 21, 2022  |  

Today 5 Penn-Trafford football players signed their letters of intent to keep playing football at their respected schools. Josh Hoffman, running back, has committed to play football at Carnegie Mellon University.  Conlan Greene, a junior tight end, has committed to play football at Temple University.  Joe Enick, a junior center, has committed to play football […]

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Bethel Park and two Canon Mac football players sign their letters of intent

December 21, 2022  |  

Gavin Moul, a linebacker out of Bethel Park, has committed to play football at the University of Delaware.   Senior offensive linemen, Andrew Kocan, has committed to play football at the Virginia Military Institute.  Kent McMahon, a senior outside linebacker, has committed to play football at St. Francis University. 

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PHOTOS: 2022 Class 3A Championship Game – Belle Vernon v. Neumann-Goretti

December 10, 2022  |  

2022 Class 3A Championship Game December 10, 2022 — 1pm Belle Vernon v. Neumann-Goretti Photo Gallery: For more, and larger, photos, click HERE.

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PHOTOS: 2022 Class 5A Championship Game – Pine-Richland v. Imhotep Charter

December 10, 2022  |  

2022 Class 5A Championship Game December 9, 2022 — 7pm Pine-Richland v. Imhotep Charter Photo Gallery: For more, and larger, photos from this game, click HERE.

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Rams Win Third Title in Six Years

December 10, 2022  |  

It’s fun to run and throw behind a really good offensive line.  Ask any quarterback.  Ask Ryan Palmieri of the Pine-Richland Rams.  That offensive line led by Ryan Cory, Jake Beam, Brady Carrigan, Jonathan Smith, and Isaiah Kearns allowed Mr. Palmieri to run for 198 yards and two touchdowns, plus zing nine completed passes in […]

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Imhotep Comes Up Short In Title Game

December 9, 2022  |  

Cory Downing off to the races for 52 yard td reception Last year the Panthers lost a tough one in overtime to Penn Trafford 17-14. This year many didn’t give Imhotep a chance to get back to the title game. They proved those people wrong by getting there, but they ran into a Pine-Richland team […]

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The week that was, plus PIAA Championships Preview

December 9, 2022  |  

Nathan and Ethan do a full breakdown of the Central-Belle Vernon game. The boys discuss every game from the PIAA semifinals, then discuss each PIAA Championship game and give their predictions! Our AMIGOS OF THE WEEK Nathan: Jeff Hoenstine, Central Ethan: Braden Laux, Belle Vernon Who’s On Amigo Watch Next Week?: Nathan: Jake Gedekoh, Belle […]

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Belle Vernon to play in State Championship for the first time

December 9, 2022  |  

Belle Vernon Leopards Head Coach Matt Humbert From the outside looking in, one would assume it’s been the Quinton Martin show for Leopards this season. Last week proved that is not necessarily the case. The Central Dragons shut down the Leopards star runner in the PIAA 3A semifinals, meaning the Leopards would have to rely […]

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PHOTOS: 2022 Class 4A Championship Game – Aliquippa v. Bishop McDevitt

December 9, 2022  |  

2022 Class 4A Championship Game December 8, 2022 — 7pm Aliquippa v. Bishop McDevitt Photo Gallery: For more, and larger, photos from this game, click HERE.

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Turnovers prove costly as Quips denied repeat

December 9, 2022  |  

Cumberland Valley – There will be no repeat as Bishop McDevitt beat Aliquippa 41-18 for its first state championship since 1995. For Aliquippa, it’s a somber end to an outstanding 2022 campaign – the Quips could not overcome four turnovers and saw their 25-game winning streak snap in the process. “They beat us today,” said […]

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Bishop McDevitt evens the score with Aliquippa with 41 to 18 victory to claim 2022 PIAA Class 4A State Football Championship!

December 9, 2022  |  

Bishop McDevitt evens the score, takes down Aliquippa with 41 to 18 victory to claim 2022 PIAA Class 4A State Football Championship at Cumberland Valley Stadium ! It didn’t take long for the Crusaders to show they came ready to play when on the first play of their opening drive, Stone Saunders would connect with […]

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PHOTOS: 2022 Class 1A Championship Game – Steelton-Highspire v. Union

December 8, 2022  |  

PIAA Class 1A Championship Game December 8, 2022 – 1pm Chapman Field, Mechanicsburg, PA Steelton-Highspire 22, Union 8 Photo Gallery: For more, and larger, photos from this game, click HERE.

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Union Area’s Bid for Title Comes Up Short 22-8

December 8, 2022  |  

Braylon Thomas accounted for 134 yards and a touchdown for the Scotties. The Union Area Scotties came up on the short end of the championship stick as they lost a tough, hard-fought game to the Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers Thursday afternoon.  This game was anybody’s game to win until the last five minutes and thirty seconds of […]

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5A Championship Preview: Pine-Richland

December 8, 2022  |  

Pine-Richland Rams (12-3) Head Coach: Jon LeDonne Starting Lineups: Defense 1 Andrew Mellis Cb 12 5’9” 180 19 Bryce O’Brien Cb 11 5’10” 175 18 Joey Perry DE 12 5’11” 210 34 Aiden Hasley DE 12 6’1” 215 7 John Rottinghaus DT 12 6’2” 220 75 Ryan Cory DT 11 6’4” 290 4 Evan Johnson […]

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Quips hoping for two in a row

December 7, 2022  |  

Aliquippa Quips Head Coach Mike Warfield Starting Lineup: Offense: Defense: OT: Naquan Crowder DE: Jayace Williams OG: Jason Mcbride DT: Jason Mcbride C: Braylon Wilcox NG: Naquan Crowder OG: Neco Eberhardt DT: Neco Eberhardt OT: Kamari Matthews DE: Dorious Moreland TE: Jayace Williams LB: Isaiah Martinez WR: Donovan Walker LB: Cameron Lindsey WR: Brandon Banks […]

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1A Championship Preview: Union Area

December 7, 2022  |  

Union Area Scotties (12-3) Head Coach: Kim Niedbala Starting Lineup: OFF 2 Braylon Thomas 11 6’2” 180 QB 24 Mike Gunn 11 6’0” 175 RB 44 Mark Stanley 12 6’2” 250 RB 10 Elijah Booker 12 5’10” 150 WR 4 Matt Stanley 12 5’10” 180 WR 21 Dayne Johnke 11 6’1” 170 WR 7 Maddox […]

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Belle Vernon Grinds out 21-17 Win over Central to Clinch State Title Berth

December 3, 2022  |  

It wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done. The Belle Vernon Leopards were able to piecemeal together a close 21-17 in a hard-fought game against Central Martinsburg. Braden Laux rushed for two touchdowns to pull ahead of Central Martinsburg in the second half. Jeff Hoenstine had two touchdowns for Central as well, one on […]

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