Athletes of the Week (Nov. 14, 2014)

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 6:00 am

This week's athletes of the week are Penn-Trafford football player Tim Vecchio and Greensburg Central Catholic soccer player Olivia Binda. "Tim Vecchio, Penn-Trafford Last week: Vecchio caught nine ...

Football: Aliquippa screens out 'noise,' focuses on goals

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 6:00 am

John D'Abruzzo profiles the Aliquippa football team. "The national spotlight is nothing new to Aliquippa's varsity football team. Considering the small Beaver County school is a well known perennial ...

Football: Penn-Trafford gets rematch with Central Catholic

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 6:00 am

Jordan Greer previews Friday's WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal game between Penn-Trafford and Central Catholic. (Photo: Penn-Trafford's Brett Laffoon, passing behind the protection of teammate Andre Guest ...

Football: Ringgold takes spot among WPIAL elite

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 6:00 am

Drew Karpen profiles the Ringgold football team. "Taking a look at the Class AAA semifinalists vying for the WPIAL title, that grouping appears to form the most difficult path to a championship. The ...

Football: A magical season closes for Highlands

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 6:00 am

Justin Criado profiles the Highlands football team. "In August, Highlands coach Sam Albert wouldn't dare talk expectations for his 2014 Golden Rams squad. All he knew was he had to fill some key positions ...

Football: Baldwin, McKeesport grads a big hit in Canada

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 6:00 am

Brian Batko profiles former WPIAL football standouts Ian Wild (Baldwin) and Maurice Leggett (McKeesport), who are now playing in the Canadian Football League. "One of the first things Ian Wild noticed ...

Football: P-G's WPIAL Class AAA semifinal preview

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 5:00 am

Craig Meyer previews the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals. "Even a brief glance at the stats surrounding the matchup Friday between Thomas Jefferson and West Allegheny can make one dizzy. The two programs, ...

High School Notebook (Nov. 13, 2014)

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 5:00 am

Craig Meyer has today's High School Notebook. "After six seasons, Don Holl has resigned as Seneca Valley's football coach. Holl informed his team of his decision Wednesday. Holl led Seneca Valley to ...

Alumni Update - Marcus Martin (Slippery Rock)

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 12:00 pm

Marcus Martin recorded three solo sacks and four solo tackles for loss to lead a Rock defensive effort that held Clarion to just 148 total yards of offense, including just 51 total yards in the final three ...

Football: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic still unbeatable

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 9:45 am

... is a very scrappy team," Ravenstahl said. "They're from the Big Seven Conference and we used to play in the Big Seven. They take a lot of pride in playoff football, and they played a heck of a game." North ...

Football: Thomas Jefferson faces another perennial power

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 9:30 am

Few WPIAL teams can even come close to the success Thomas Jefferson has attained over the past two decades. West Allegheny is one of them. A pair of the area's superpowers collide when Thomas Jefferson ...

Football: Central Valley's Whitehead picking up a bigger load

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 9:00 am

Central Valley senior Jordan Whitehead wasn't called upon to carry the Warriors' offense during the regular season. Central Valley spread the ball around and it worked well as the Warriors scored 35 points ...

Football: North Feature Athlete - Avonworth's Josh Drwal

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 8:45 am

Name:‭ Josh Drwal High School:‭ Avonworth Grade:‭ ‬12 Sport:‭ Football Position:‭ ‬Quarterback/defensive back Background Info: A 5-foot-7, 145-pound wide receiver-turned-quarterback, Drwal has played ...