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Sports memories of old Wilkinsburg High will last forever

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White takes a look at the long tradition of successul athletic teams at Wilkinsburg High School, which is closing this year.

2016 0130 Wilkinsburg BBasketball1(Photo: Wilkinsburg's Delante Moultrie drives to the hoop against East Allegheny on Friday night. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"The six women in white Wilkinsburg High School T-shirts who graduated in the 1970s sat together in the first row with red and blue pom-poms and cheered. They felt they had to come.

Bruce Atkins, one of the all-time great Wilkinsburg basketball players from the '70s, sat in the fourth row of bleachers, clapping hard for every Wilkinsburg basket. He felt he had to come.

At high schools, alumni often return for homecoming.

At Wilkinsburg, this was home going."

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Boys Basketball: Wilkinsburg making final season count

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It might be Wilkinsburg's last season, but the Tigers are making sure nobody ever forgets them.

So far this season, Wilkinsburg (8-3) has already doubled its win total from last season, is in third place in Section 2-AA and is coming off an impressive, 73-72 victory over traditional powerhouse George Jr. Republic in the two-game Grove City Tournament on Monday. Koran Fleming led Wilkinsburg with 23 points.

And the Tigers aren't done with their holiday planning. They will travel to Montour today to take on Franklin Regional in the first game of the Montour Showcase and will wrap up the tournament with New Brighton on Wednesday.

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Wilkinsburg 2015 Football Preview

Written by Justin Criado on .

For the second consecutive season, Wilkinsburg will break in a new quarterback. This year, former tight end Dremar Everette (6-4, 235, Jr.) will take the snaps.

"This is [Everette's] first go at quarterback, but he's played just about every other position on the field at one point or another," coach Mike Fulmore said.

Newcomer Tyler Angel and Stephon Byrd (5-8, 175, Sr.) will get the majority of the work in the backfield.

"We're still trying to work through some guys," Fulmore said of the running back position. "[Angel] has shown a lot of potential in the preseason and we're hoping we can get a little production from him."

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Wilkinsburg 2014 Football Preview

Written by Justin Criado on .

Jonathan Carpenter will switch from snapping the ball to taking the snap as the team's quarterback, which he did last year, to throwing it.

Everything indicates that this former offensive lineman will take snaps from center this year, according to coach Mike Fulmore.

"He's been a three-year starter for me," Fulmore said. "He also has a little ability to throw the ball so we've given him a shot early on in the season and he's carried us through about 20 seven-on-sevens so far. He's looking pretty good."

Carpenter will have athletes Marcus Williams, Marelle Turner and last year's leading receiver, Robert Higginbotham, returning to spread the ball to as well as a newcomer.

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Boys Basketball: Wilkinsburg defies odds to win section

Written by Drew Karpen on .

There was not a lot of expectation entering the 2013-14 season for the Tigers. A playoff appearance would be nice, but Wilkinsburg went above and beyond to win Class A Section 4.

The Tigers finished with a 12-7 overall record and 9-1 mark in the section. The Tigers didn't have anything to worry about entering the final week, finishing four games ahead of second place Winchester Thurston.

The Tigers will enter the playoffs on a five-game winning streak and will receive a favorable matchup that will be announced tonight.