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Wrestling: All-Time Teams - Woodland Hills

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Southwestern Pennsylvania has been a hotbed for high school wrestling since the WPIAL held its first tournament in 1936. The Sports Town website will honor the WPIAL's best wrestlers of all-time during the 2016-17 season. Wrestling Historian Ken "Stats" Wunderley, with the help of former Mt. Lebanon coach Bill Lewis, will pick an All-Time Team for 72 high schools from the WPIAL.

The All-Time Teams will feature the best wrestlers from those schools. We will feature 6 or 7 high schools each Wednesday on Sports Town for 10 weeks during the season. The All-Time lists reflect high school accomplishments only. College and international accomplishments were not considered.

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Football: Notre Dame College nabs Woodland Hills player

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The pipeline from the WPIAL to Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio continues to grow. On Sunday, Woodland Hills’ Damion Thomas announced his commitment to the Falcons.

Thomas also had offers from IUP and MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS.  

 

The 6-foot, 190-pound senior played middle linebacker for a Wolverines team that made it to the Class 5A semifinals with a 9-3 record.

 

Thomas will have one more shot to play with the top players in the WPIAL when he competes in the Never Fear Being Different (NFBD) All-Star Game in May at Highmark Stadium.

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Football: Woodland Hills' Page-Jones commits to local DII powerhouse California (Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

 

Asheed Page-Jones will go from one winning program to another as the Woodland Hills senior announced his commitment to California University of Pennsylvania Monday on Twitter.

 

Page-Jones received an offer from the Vulcans after his on-campus visit on January 15. It was the fifth offer Page-Jones received.

 

The 6-foot, 195-pound middle linebacker was second team all-state and first team all-conference his senior year.

 

The Vulcans competes at the Division II level in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and finished last year ranked No. 7 in the final American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll with an 11-1 record. Their lone loss was to Shepherd University in the Super Region One Championship.

 

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Boys Basketball: Woodland Hills pushing for playoff berth

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It's something of a surprise that, with all the athletic talent at Woodland Hills, the team isn't a regular participant in the WPIAL basketball playoffs.

This year, though, it appears the Wolverines will end their drought.

Heading into tonight's game against second-place Fox Chapel, Woodland Hills (10-5, 4-4) has a two-game lead over Plum and Norwin for the fourth and final playoff spot out of Class 6A Section 3. If the Wolverines can close it out, it will be their first time in the postseason since a fight-marred loss to Peters Township at California University in 2012.

Woodland Hills has lost two of its last three, to first-place Penn Hills and third-place Latrobe.

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Alumni Update - Ejuan Price (Pitt)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH — Nine Pitt players were honored on the 2016 All-ACC Football Team announced today by the Atlantic CoastPrice Pitt Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

The Panthers had four players earn first-team All-ACC honors: junior running back James Conner, sophomore return specialist Quadree Henderson, senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson and senior defensive end Ejuan Price.

Price, a Woodland Hills graduate, is one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in college football. He ranks second nationally in tackles for loss (1.8 per game) and fifth in sacks (1.0 per game).

Incredibly, half of his 42 tackles this season have been behind the line of scrimmage. Price has compiled 21 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 13 QB hurries, three forced fumbles and a blocked extra point. 

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)