(Photo: Langley High School. Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette photos.)
"If City League athletics were a house, the wrecking ball would be taking aim again.
Langley and Oliver high schools will close at the end of the school year, a decision made by Pittsburgh Public Schools because of shrinking enrollment and huge financial problems. Although the closings don't totally demolish the City League, they knock more bricks from its foundation.
By this fall, City League sports will have only six teams, and some City schools will, for the first time, play in the WPIAL in some sports.
In the past two years, the City League has lost four teams to school closures -- Schenley, Peabody, Langley and Oliver. Although Obama/University Prep was added this past school year, the league isn't even half as big as it was 40 years ago."