Girls Volleyball: Obama wins another City League title

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In it's first season two years ago, Obama Academy won the City League girls volleyball championship.

A season ago, the Eagles won again.

This season? Well, you can probably guess the result.

Obama captured its third consecutive championship Thursday after defeating Allderdice, 2-0, in the final at Brashear.

The Eagles won the sets 25-21 and 25-20.


Boys Soccer: Allderdice has its season end

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The Allderdice boys soccer team made history this fall, but now the Dragons' season is history.

Allderdice saw its season come to end Monday after a 4-0 loss to host Seneca Valley in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game.

No. 15 seed Allderdice (7-10-1) could never find a rhythm against No. 2 Seneca Valley (15-2-1), one of the favorites to win the title.

Despite the loss, the season was still a memorable one for Allderdice, which became the first City team to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs since the WPIAL and City League began its co-op agreement last season.


Football: University Prep, Perry set for City League semifinal

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After winning the City League regular-season championship, undefeated University Prep is two wins away from claiming the postseason championship, as well.

University Prep (7-0) will begin its quest today at 5:30 p.m. when it plays Perry (3-5) in a semifinal at Cupples Stadium.

The winner will play Allderdice in the championship.

This is a rematch of last year's championship game, won by Perry, 9-6.


Football: Allderdice to play for City League championship

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Allderdice defeated Brashear in the final game of the regular season.

The Dragons beat the Bulls again in the playoff opener.

Allderdice will play for the City League championship after edging Brashear, 14-10, Thursday in a semifinal at Cupples Stadium.

Allderdice (5-4) had edged Brashear (4-5), 23-18, one week earlier. The Dragons will face the winner of today's semifinal between University Prep and Perry in the championship game.


Alumni Update – Devin Ghafoor (Edinboro)

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Edinboro's Devin Ghafoor, a Perry graduate, blocked a punt, which was returned 19 yards for a touchdown inGhafoor Edinboro a 36-30 win over IUP. Ghafoor also intercepted two passes, one at the Edinboro eight and the other at the Edinboro 30. He contributed five tackles, as Edinboro held IUP to 298 total yards and forced five turnovers.

(photo courtesy of Edinboro University)



Football: Carrick gets first win

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Carrick went winless a season ago.

That won't happen again this season.

Carrick picked up its first win Friday by defeating Westinghouse, 41-6, in a City League game at Cupples Stadium.

With the win, Carrick (1-7, 1-4) ended an 18-game losing streak that dated back to 2011. The Raiders went 0-8 last season.

Stephon Harris keyed the win against Westinghouse (1-7, 0-5), scoring on a 26-yard run and a 79-yard kickoff return.


City League Football Roundup (Oct. 19, 2013)

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City League Roundup: Allderdice slips past Brashear

Twin brothers Tim and James Jackson combined on a 39-yard touchdown pass with 42 seconds left Friday to score the winning points in Allderdice's 23-18 City League victory against Brashear at Cupples Stadium on South Side.

James Jackson completed 8 of 19 passes for 188 yards for the Dragons (4-4, 4-1). Tim Jackson had five catches for 149 yards.

Brashear (4-4, 3-2) was led by Angelo Reed, who completed 10 of 23 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown.


Boys Golf: Allderdice golfer keeps moving on

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The high school golf season has reached its final competition, and a City League golfer will be a part of it.

Allderdice's Sasha Lobel will play in the PIAA Class AAA individual championship, which will be held at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York next Monday and Tuesday.

Lobel, a junior, qualified for the championship after finishing in a tie for sixth place Wednesday at the West Regional. Lobel shot a 4-over 76 at Tom's Run Golf Course. The top 12 finishers advanced to the championship.

In Monday's first round, Lobel will tee off at 8:30 a.m. He's part of a foursome that includes WPIAL champion Corey Long of South Fayette, Methacton's Brandon Vance and Twin Valley's R.J. Wren.


Boys Soccer: Allderdice set to begin postseason

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Having already made history earlier this week, the Allderdice boys soccer team will look to make a little more this weekend.

Allderdice (7-9-1) will play at No. 2 seed Seneca Valley (14-2-1) in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Since the WPIAL and City League began its co-op agreement last season, no City League team has won a postseason game.

But none had qualified for the playoffs until Allderdice clinched a berth this week. The Dragons finished in third place in Section 3 with a 5-6-1 record. Fox Chapel and Central Catholic were co-champions with 11-1 records.


Football: Brashear and Allderdice to play for second place

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After University Prep locked up the City League regular-season title Thursday night, a pair of teams will battle tonight for second place.

Brashear takes on Allderdice at Cupples Stadium at 7 p.m. Brashear (4-3 overall) and Allderdice (3-4) are currently tied for second place with 3-1 records. The biggest perk might be that the winner will avoid playing University Prep (7-0, 5-0) in the first round -- which is also the semifinals -- of the City League playoffs.

Brashear comes into the contest on a roll, having won three games in a row. The most recent was a 19-6 triumph against Perry last week. The Bulls are led by quarterback Angelo Reed (930 yards, nine touchdowns) and running back Ty Powe (624 yards, eight touchdowns).


Football: University Prep regular-season champs

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First the first time ever, University Prep can call itself City League regular-season champions.

University Prep clinched the title Thursday night by defeating Perry, 36-6, at Cupples Stadium.

The Wildcats (7-0, 5-0) had finished as the runner-up the past two seasons. They did, however, win the postseason title in 2011.

Quarterback Ron Brown and wide receiver Marcus Johnson continued to put up sparkling numbers against Perry (3-5, 2-3). Brown completed 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards and six touchdowns. Johnson was on the receiving end of three of those touchdowns.