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