Football: South Allegheny grad makes Mackey Award Watch List

Published on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 8:00 pm

Jesse James is a big guy. Try 6-foot-7, 254 pounds. Tuesday, the South Allegheny graduate was named to the watch list for a big award. James, a junior at Penn State, made the preseason watch list for ...

Football: Jeannette's Hall thrilled by call from Steelers

Published on Thursday, 03 July 2014 6:00 am

Ray Fittipaldo profiles Jeannette graduate Jordan Hall, who is trying to make the Steelers roster. "A couple of weeks ago it got to the point where Jordan Hall was contemplating life without football. ...

Football: New Norwin coach hunts right formula

Published on Thursday, 03 July 2014 6:00 am

Brad Everett profiles new Norwin football coach Dave Brozeski. "As a chemistry teacher at Norwin High School for 18 years, Dave Brozeski regularly talks to his students about things such as protons, ...

Football: Ruscitto excited to return to coach Sto-Rox

Published on Thursday, 03 July 2014 6:00 am

John D'Abruzzo profiles new Sto-Rox football coach Jason Ruscitto. "When Jason Ruscitto was hired as Sto-Rox's head football coach in 2004, the program was going through a few changes. The Vikings ...

Football: This 'sequel' excites new Northgate coach

Published on Thursday, 03 July 2014 6:00 am

Joe Koch profiles new Northgate football coach T.J. Wiley. "Second chances don't come often for too many people, but for T.J. Wiley, the former — and new — football coach at Northgate High School, a ...

Football: New Brighton's Thompson named MVP

Published on Sunday, 29 June 2014 6:00 pm

It's not often that a wide receiver has more receiving yards than the starting quarterback has passing yards but New Brighton grad Craig Thompson did the trick in the 35th annual Penn-Ohio All-Star Football ...

Football: Several WPIAL standouts pick colleges

Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 6:00 pm

June is typically a month when many soon-to-be high school senior football players make their college choices, and that's no different this year. Within the past week, several WPIAL players made their ...

Football: New Shaler coach is ready for challenge

Published on Thursday, 19 June 2014 6:00 am

Joe Koch profiles new Shaler football coach Jon LeDonne. "Jon LeDonne is familiar with big challenges and how to overcome them. He believes the lessons he's experienced in the classroom and on the ...

High School Notebook (June 15, 2014)

Published on Sunday, 15 June 2014 4:00 am

Mike White has today's High School Notebook. "It wasn't so much ability that dropped Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay in the Major League Baseball draft last week. It was "signability." To be more precise, ...

Football: Pennsylvania stumbles in Big 33 Classic

Published on Sunday, 15 June 2014 4:00 am

Jacob Klinger covered Saturday's Big 33 Classic between Pennsylvania and Maryland. "HERSHEY, Pa. -- Twice Chase Edmonds burst through the Maryland defensive line and added tension to a game that for ...

Football: Ambridge job attracted Bradley

Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014 6:00 am

Joe Koch profiles new Ambridge football coach Dan Bradley. "After two highly successful seasons as Sto-Rox High School's football coach, Dan Bradley wasn't looking to make a move. His team lost ...

Football: Franklin Regional's Jonov excited for Big 33

Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014 6:00 am

Hayes Gardner profiles Franklin Regional's Colin Jonov, who will participate in the Big 33 Classic. "If "jack-of-all-trades" was a football position, Franklin Regional's Colin Jonov would play it. This ...

Football: Wade the natural choice for Clairton

Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014 6:00 am

Brad Everett profiles new Clairton football coach Wayne Wade. (Photo: Wayne Wade has been a fixture on the Clairton sidelines for the past six seasons. Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette) "Wayne Wade ...

Football: Bethel Park's Grimm leads South players into Big 33

Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014 6:00 am

... pounds in fourth grade. By sixth grade, he was already 6 feet tall. Playing football for the final time before he heads to college, Grimm will do it big again Saturday when he takes part in the Big 33 ...

Football: Lack of star power won't slow Big 33

Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014 5:00 am

Mike White previews the Big 33 Classic. "The big story for the Big 33 Football Classic this year might not be who is playing, but rather who is not playing. The 57th annual Big 33 will be held Saturday ...

Football: Big 33 Classic set for Saturday

Published on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 7:00 am

The Big 33 Classic has long been one of the most well-known high school football all-star games in the country. Just a few days from now, a group of WPIAL standouts will be a part of it. Nine WPIAL players ...