'Thorpenation' is still going strong

Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 5:00 am

Joe Bendel profiles the Thorpe family, which has produced two generations of standout athletes. (Photo: The football players of the family, from left, C.J. Thorpe, Ivan Thorpe, Niko Thorpe, LaRue ...

Xtra Points (May 27, 2016)

Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 5:00 am

Mike White has this week's Xtra Points High School Notebook. "When Kaezon Pugh started playing sports at Aliquippa High School a few years ago, football coach/athletic director Mike Zmijanac affectionately ...

Alumni Update - Tim Johnson (Seton Hill)

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:21 pm

GREENSBURG, Pa. - The Seton Hill University football team has selected five captains for the upcoming 2016 season, head coach Isaac Collins announced Monday, May 23rd. Serving as captains and the team's ...

Alumni Update - Josh Falatovich (Seton Hill)

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:00 pm

GREENSBURG, Pa. - The Seton Hill University football team has selected five captains for the upcoming 2016 season, head coach Isaac Collins announced Monday, May 23rd. Serving as captains and the team's ...

Alumni Update - Marcus Martin (Slippery Rock)

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:00 pm

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Sporting News has named Slippery Rock University football players Marcus Martin and Joe LoSchiavo as Preseason All-Americans and has ranked The Rock No. 9 in the Division II Preseason ...

PIAA Notebook (May 26)

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 5:00 am

PIAA further limits contact in high school football practices There will be less hitting in high school football practices this season, and the state basketball championships will stay in Hershey, Pa. ...

Xtra Points (May 20, 2016)

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 6:00 am

Mike White has this week's Xtra Points Notebook. "Any Pitt football coach – past, present or future – who believed the proverbial fence could be constructed to keep Western Pa. recruits at home was delusional. ...

Football: Pine-Richland will open football season on ESPN

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 5:00 am

Mike White reports that Pine-Richland will open the 2016 season with a game that will be televised on ESPN. "The Pine-Richland High School football team will start next season on national television. ...

Football: Pine-Richland QB star commits to Notre Dame

Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 5:00 am

Mike White reports that Pine-Richland sophomore football standout Phil Jurkovec committed to Notre Dame on Monday. "Notre Dame has been Phil Jurkovec's top college choice for a while, and we're not talking ...

Alumni Update - Taran Sifontes-Lavine (Westminster)

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016 12:00 pm

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Westminster College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed at Slippery Rock University's Last Chance Meet on Friday. For the men's team, senior Taran Sifontes-Lavine, ...

Xtra Points (May 13, 2016)

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016 5:00 am

... with a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback? It's about a baseball story with the perfect ending. Plum finished the regular season 19-0. The WPIAL playoffs start next week and Plum could accomplish ...

Xtra Points (May 6, 2016)

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 6:00 am

Mike White has this week's Xtra Points Notebook. "Clairton football star Lamont Wade had a recruiting plan mapped out for himself. Then someone came along recently and threw a little kink into it. Roll ...

Alumni Update - Tyler Boyd (Pitt)

Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 12:00 pm

PITTSBURGH - Tyler Boyd, the most productive receiver in school history, continued Pitt's rich tradition in the NFL Draft by being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round this evening. ...

Alumni Update - Cory Tucker (Slippery Rock)

Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 12:00 pm

... American Football Coaches Association. Tucker started 48 straight games at right tackle over the last four years at Slippery Rock, never missing a start after redshirting his first year on campus. He ...

Football: WPIAL rules on transfers of five Ambridge players

Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 5:00 am

Mike White reports on the eligibility rulings on several players who transfered from Ambridge. "Five of the top football players from Ambridge High School have transferred to other schools in the past ...

Football: West loses all-star game in wild fashion

Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 5:00 am

Joe Bendel covered Sunday's Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West Game. "How does one properly assess an all-star football game that featured a botched punt attempt and ...

Move is made to bring PIAA championships to Pittsburgh

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 5:00 am

Mike White reports on the future of the WPIAL and PIAA championships. "The WPIAL recently announced championship sites for the next school year in a number of sports and the University of Pittsburgh's ...

Boys Tennis: WPIAL doubles champs crowned

Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 5:00 am

For Jared Isaacs and Richard Hoffman, it was the championship performance they hoped to have a year ago. For Don and Ryan Gex, it was a repeat championship performance. Those were the story lines from ...