This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2014/11/01 - 8:55pm
Sewickley Academy have certainly been no strangers to the WPIAL Class A Boys Soccer Finals, having won the title in 2005 and 2007 and 2013.  In stark contrast, Winchester Thurston was making their first ever appearance in the Finals, highlighted by tough 1-0 victories over Riverview and Vincentian in the quarters and semis respectively. The experience was not a factor as the Bears edged the Panthers 1-0 in an overtime shootout. The 2 teams underwent a feeling-out process throughout the 1st half, though both teams had their share of chances.  Solid goaltending and defense, in a trend...
Article | Posted 2014/11/01 - 8:45pm
The Montour girls’ soccer team had no playoff victories in school history heading into the 2014 postseason, but the No. 5 seed Lady Spartans now have a WPIAL title trophy, as they knocked off second-seeded Mars 3-1 in the Class AA Championship match on Saturday at Highmark Stadium. Montour jumped out to an early lead less than five minutes into the contest, as senior Lauren Gerstel’s free kick from beyond midfield fooled Mars’ goalkeeper Sammy Papik. Papik got a piece of the ball, but it bounced over her head and into the net to provide the early edge to the Spartans. They would add to their...
Article | Posted 2014/11/01 - 8:35pm
The 2014 edition of the WPIAL Class A Girl’s Volleyball Championship showcased the two best teams in the conference. The #1 Bishop Canevin Crusaders went to battle with the #2 Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions on the first day of November at Baldwin High School in Whitehall Township.             The #1 seed came into Championship Saturday with a full head of steam. Their playoff run began a little over a week ago at home against New Brighton. After making quick work of New Brighton, the Crusaders eliminated a talented Serra team 3-...
Article | Posted 2014/11/01 - 8:25pm
The Ford City Sabers took home the AA Girls Volleyball Championship with their win in five sets over Thomas Jefferson.  The win was hard fought as both teams battled to the end and gave it their all.  For Ford City it was their first WPIAL Volleyball Championship in school history.  Remarkably, it comes in the last year of Ford City’s WPIAL existence.  Next year the school is set to merge with Kittanning.  Head coach Andrea Lasher was ecstatic as she saw her team win the final set 15-13 to seal the deal and hand TJ it’s first loss. Thomas Jefferson started out hot...
Article | Posted 2014/11/01 - 4:11pm
The Brashear Bulls claimed their tenth Pittsburgh City League football championship in a convincing way with a 42-14 victory over the Allderdice Dragons Saturday afternoon at Cupples Stadium. Quarterback Therron Coleman was named the game’s MVP, going six of eight for 56 yards through the air and rushing for 62 yards and a score in the win. The win avenges a 36-0 loss to the Dragons in week 4. The victory was the Bulls fifth in a row and was also the first title for Brashear since 2008. It started early, as the Bulls scored just under three minutes into the game on a Ty Powe eight-yard run....
Article | Posted 2014/11/01 - 3:24pm
The start was at 11:00am, but for the Freedom Bulldogs it may as well been at midnight. Freedom was not able to finish off their Cinderella run when they lost to the top seeded Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions 9-1 in WPIAL Class A Soccer Championships. The game started out like the semi-final game for Freedom vs Shady Side Academy and they controlled the ball and played offense most of the first five minutes. The problem was though after that it was all Centurions. Greensburg opened the scoring when senior Cassie Sauder took a shot from twenty yards out and it cleared the Bulldogs...
Article | Posted 2014/11/01 - 10:07am
You remember some of the homemade costumes from back in the day, don't you? While all the neighborhood kids had fancy costumes, you had a while cloth diaper on your head with a while coat and were supposed to be a doctor. Or you had a big box on your torso and a little one on your head and each box was covered with aluminum foil and you were a robot. Or grab the bed sheet, cut out some eyes and a ghost was born. Those Halloween costumes pail to what these young men wore on Friday night as they collected a pillow case full of tasty big plays dressed up in various super hero costumes in leading...
Article | Posted 2014/11/01 - 12:57am
'Taking care of business, every day. Taking car of business, every way.' With apologies to Bachman-Turner Overdrive, that might have been the theme for the top seeds Friday night as 22 of the 24 Top Six seeds produced victories of various degree and advanced as expected past the First Round and on to the district football Quarterfinals. Here are recaps from the opening night of the 2014 version of the Highway to Heinz. A special thanks to Brandon Showers, Sean Meyers, Dennis Fischer, Adam Gusky, T.J. DiStefano, Mark Uriah, Bob Gregg, Lou Rood, Mike Sackley, Jason Tennant, Kyle Dawson, Cory...

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