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Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Mike White
varsity-xtra-sequels-title-game-rematches-real-rarityIn today's Varsity Xtra cover story, Mike White reports that getting two rematches in this year's WPIAL football championship is a rare occurence. "History says this is an unusual year for WPIAL football... Read More
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Mike White
football-p-g-s-wpial-class-aaaa-championship-previewMike White previews the WPIAL Class AAAA championship. "Terry Totten coached in WPIAL championship games as an assistant at both Seton-LaSalle and Central Catholic. As the head coach at Central Catholic,... Read More
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Craig Meyer
football-p-g-s-wpial-class-aaa-championship-previewCraig Meyer previews the WPIAL Class AAA championship. "It's a matchup that feels almost preordained, with the past three months leading up to it mere window dressing for a meeting that all signs pointed... Read More
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Brad Everett
football-p-g-s-wpial-class-aa-championship-previewBrad Everett previews the WPIAL Class AA championship. "A record-setting quarterback will try to lead a group of Lions to a second consecutive WPIAL Class AA title today, but a bunch of hawks have other... Read More
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Mike White
football-p-g-s-wpial-class-a-championship-previewMike White previews the WPIAL Class A championship. "In the WPIAL semifinals last week, Avonworth had to knock off a Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic team that averaged better than 40 points a game, had a... Read More
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by The Fumbler
the-fumbler-this-is-not-the-time-for-him-to-chill-outThe Fumbler gives his WPIAL championship picks. "When The Fumbler woke up early this morning, it felt like Christmas in November. Knowing the WPIAL championships are here puts him in a merry mood. As... Read More
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Mike White
varsity-notebook-nov-21-2014Mike White has today's Varsity Notebook. "Running the football with a high degree of success used to equal success in the WPIAL playoffs – and still does. But teams such as Pine-Richland and South... Read More
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Post-Gazette
athletes-of-the-week-nov-21-2014This week's Athletes of the Week are Pine-Richland's Mike Merhaut and Greensburg Central Catholic's Leah Bisignani. Read the story here. Mike MerhautPine-RichlandLast week: Merhaut had 11 catches for 104... Read More
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:15 am by Ryan Riordan
hockey-offensive-quartet-leading-freeport Freeport lost the third-leading scorer in Class A, Cole Hepler, from last season’s team that was less than a minute away from making the Penguins Cup title game. But four returning players have helped... Read More
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:00 am by Ryan Riordan
hockey-tigers-knock-indians-from-unbeaten-ranks Peters Township entered Tuesday night’s game against North Allegheny as the only unbeaten team in the PIHL’s top three classifications. North Allegheny made that number zero. Joseph Zappia scored with... Read More
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 6:00 am by Craig Meyer
craig-meyer-s-north-high-school-football-notebook-nov-20-2014Here's this week's edition of Craig Meyer's North High School Football Notebook. "The ultimate and oftentimes elusive dream of any high school football team — a state championship — remains within reach... Read More
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 6:00 am by Joe Koch
football-avonworth-re-focuses-for-wpial-title-shotJoe Koch profiles the Avonworth football team. "One thing that is true about playoff football is that no matter how emotionally satisfying a victory is against a familiar opponent, the focus always must... Read More
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 6:00 am by Joe Koch
football-north-catholic-ousted-by-rivalJoe Koch profiles the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic football team. "For the past two seasons, the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School football team achieved unprecedented success with titles in the... Read More
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 6:00 am by Justin Criado
football-pine-richland-s-slomka-marches-to-his-own-beatJustin Criado profiles Pine-Richland running back Connor Slomka.(Photo: Pine-Richland's Connor Slomka, carrying against North Hills this season, has been a workhorse for the Rams offense. Matt... Read More
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 6:00 am by Justin Criado
boys-soccer-sewickley-academy-settles-for-piaa-silverJustin Criado profiles the Sewickley Academy boys soccer team. "Not bad for a "down year." Well, that's if one considers Sewickley Academy boys soccer team to have had such a season. As the defending... Read More

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