High School Notebook (June 2, 2015)

Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 5:00 am

Mike White has today's High School Notebook. "For Jim Rocco, it's time to try a different Penn. Rocco was named the boys basketball coach at Penn-Trafford High School Monday night. He was the coach ...

High School Notebook (May 6, 2015)

Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 5:00 am

Mike White has today's High School Notebook. "Mt. Lebanon baseball coach Patt McCloskey says he gets some motivation from one of his assistant coaches. That assistant answers to "Dad." Ed McCloskey, ...

High School Notebook (Apr. 19, 2015)

Published on Sunday, 19 April 2015 4:00 am

... are excelling. They are offspring of a family of athletes at Fox Chapel High School in the 1970s and 1980s. Gene, Ivan, Jerry and Chris Thorpe played football, basketball and ran track. They also have ...

Football: South Park's Loughran decides to move on

Published on Friday, 20 February 2015 6:00 am

Mike White profiles former South Park football coach Tom Loughran, who recently retired. "Tom Loughran and his wife, "Dink," will soon move into a new house they are building in Oakmont. Last week, ...

Varsity Xtra: High-Tech Hoops

Published on Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 am

... in basketball and football. Coaches and players can pull up video of a game on their smartphone, examine statistical graphs and shot charts, cut highlight videos on the Internet. For sure, high school ...

Varsity Notebook (Feb. 6, 2015)

Published on Friday, 06 February 2015 5:00 am

Mike White has this week's Varsity Notebook. "After a surge in Division I-A college football recruiting a year ago, the WPIAL saw an extremely shallow talent pool once again this year. Wednesday was ...

Alumni Update - Taylor Cortazzo (Washington & Jefferson)

Published on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson used a balanced attack with 14 different players scoring to cruise to an 82-51 win over Chatham. With the win, the Presidents improve to 15-4 overall ...

Alumni Update - Darrelle Revis (Pittsburgh)

Published on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 12:00 pm

Pitt product Darrelle Revis, long recognized as one of the finest cornerbacks in the game, perhaps cemented his legacy as an all-time great when his New England Patriots topped the Seattle Seahawks, ...

Varsity Xtra: Cornell's Jackson dazzles in two sports

Published on Friday, 30 January 2015 5:00 am

In this week's Varsity Xtra cover story, Mike White profiles Cornell basketball player Dane Jackson. "Tiny Cornell High School in Coraopolis is the third-smallest public school in WPIAL boys basketball. ...

High School Notebook (Jan. 29, 2015)

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 5:00 am

Mike White has today's High School Notebook. "The PIAA voted to accept the penalties Clairton High School imposed on its football team and coach Wayne Wade for their behavior in the PIAA Class A championship ...

Football: Pine-Richland's DiNucci commits to Pitt

Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 5:00 am

... at Pine-Richland and went home. Then, DiNucci let everyone know he was staying home — to play college football. DiNucci, a record-breaking quarterback, announced on his Twitter account that he would ...

Football: Kittanning's Bowers flips from Pitt to Penn State

Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 5:00 am

Audrey Snyder reports that Kittanning football standout Nick Bowers has changed his verbal commitment from Pitt to Penn State. "UNIVERSITY PARK — Don't mind the snow and 20-degree temperatures throughout ...

Varsity Notebook (Jan. 23, 2015)

Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 5:00 am

Mike White has this week's Varsity Notebook. "Ben DiNucci made his college decision in the summer. But new Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi is forcing DiNucci to decide again. DiNucci, star senior ...

Alumni Update – Shamar Greene (Slippery Rock)

Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:00 pm

CLARION, Pa. – Slippery Rock University redshirt freshman defensive end Marcus Martin was named the Don Hansen Football Gazette Super Region One Freshman of the Year and The Rock placed five players ...

Alumni Update - Admire Carter (Slippery Rock)

Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:00 pm

CLARION, Pa. – Slippery Rock University redshirt freshman defensive end Marcus Martin was named the Don Hansen Football Gazette Super Region One Freshman of the Year and The Rock placed five players ...

Alumni Update - Cory Tucker (Slippery Rock)

Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:00 pm

CLARION, Pa. – Slippery Rock University redshirt freshman defensive end Marcus Martin was named the Don Hansen Football Gazette Super Region One Freshman of the Year and The Rock placed five players ...

Alumni Update - Mike Wainauskis (Slippery Rock

Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:00 pm

CLARION, Pa. – Slippery Rock University redshirt freshman defensive end Marcus Martin was named the Don Hansen Football Gazette Super Region One Freshman of the Year and The Rock placed five players ...

Football: Blackhawk coach announces his retirement

Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 5:00 am

Mike White reports that veteran Blackhawk football coach Joe Hamilton announced his retirement Tuesday. "Joe Hamilton turned 73 Saturday. Three days later, he turned himself into a retired coach. Hamilton, ...