Wilkinsburg 2014 Football Preview

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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.


Boys Basketball: Wilkinsburg defies odds to win section

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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.


Boys Basketball: East Feature Athlete - Wilkinsburg's Isaiah Pete

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Name: Isaiah Pete
School: Wilkinsburg
Grade: Junior
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Isaiah Pete is one of two players in the Wilkinsburg starting lineups that has played basketball for more than a year and he has really started to come into his own this past week.

In their double overtime loss to St. Joseph, Pete scored 43 points with 10 rebounds and six steals. The most impressive stat of the game is that he picked up his fourth personal foul in the third quarter and remained in the rest of the game without fouling out.


Boys Basketball: Wilkinsburg making a name for themselves

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Under first-year head coach and alumni Eugene Wilson, the Tigers have made an impression in Class A Section 4. The Tigers stand alone in first place with a 7-7, 4-1 record.

Wilkinsburg have only returned two starters last year and the rest of their starters are playing basketball for the first time.

The Tigers lone section loss came to St. Joseph on Jan. 14 in double overtime, 87-79. St. Joseph is only a half game behind the Tigers for first place. Wilkinsburg rebounding from that loss with a 67-60 home win against Imani Christian.

The Tigers' next section game will be on Friday when they host Trinity Christian.


Boys Basketball: Wilkinsburg coach sets higher goals

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Drew Karpen profiles the Wilkinsburg boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.

"The Wilkinsburg High School boys basketball team is in first place in Section 4-A, but that's not the most important item on coach Eugene Wilson's agenda.

Having a winning team is only a small part of what Wilson is trying to accomplish at his alma mater in his first year as head coach.

"One of the goals was to understand what we can accomplish," Wilson said. "Wilkinsburg is going through some positive changes. There are a lot of positives going on in our community and our high school. We are trying to change the reaction to our name. There is always negative press with us.

"Sports are a way of bringing a positive light to the community and we want to show the kids the right direction.""