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August 30, 2011
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Wayne Capers Jr. back at QB for Chartiers Valley

After suffering season-ending injuries the past two seasons as Chartiers Valley’s starting quarterback, Wayne Capers Jr. was looking forward to moving to slot receiver this fall. But the dynamic senior will be back under center when his Colts open the season at home Friday against …

August 29, 2011
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Plum’s Cressler commits to Cornell

Plum senior basketball standout Nolan Cressler has verbally committed to continue his playing career at Cornell University.
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound combo guard also had Division I scholarship offers from Boston University, Holy Cross and St. Francis (Pa.).

August 26, 2011
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Going national

FSN is picking up the local telecast of a top WPIAL high school football season opener.

August 25, 2011
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High School Football preview editions out Sunday

Make sure to pick up a copy of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Greensburg Tribune-Review and Valley News Dispatch on Sunday for this year’s high school football preview edition. The 200-page tabloid features season previews and schedules for all 126 WPIAL teams, …

August 23, 2011
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Five locals invited to new all-star game

Five WPIAL seniors have been invited to the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix on Jan. 3 Not surprisingly, Hopewell’s elite running back Rushel Shell was chosen for the all-star event that will bring 100 of the nation’s top prep players to Phoenix …

August 22, 2011
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Should high schools follow NFL’s lead on hits?

Seton-La Salle senior Dylan Boccella was injured Saturday by a blow to the head that his football coach called “frightening.” You know the ones the NFL has been banning? This was similar. “If this was in the NFL, they’d probably …

August 18, 2011
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Canon-McMillan wrestling adds a former state champ

The rich are getting richer in WPIAL wrestling. Cody Wiercioch, who won WPIAL and PIAA wrestling titles as a 152-pound freshman with Charleroi in 2010, is transferring to two-time defending WPIAL Class AAA team champion Canon-McMillan this year, school officials confirmed Thursday. While …

August 18, 2011
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It’s official: ESPN will televise WPIAL football

ESPN released its schedule of high school football games the network will televise this fall, and as expected two WPIAL games made the list: =On Sept. 4, Central Catholic plays Philadelphia’s Archbishop Wood at 2 p.m., on ESPN2. =On Oct. …

August 17, 2011
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Central Catholic, North Allegheny make regional rankings

No local schools were present in USA Today’s first Super 25 poll of the season, but a pair of traditional WPIAL powers were included in the East rankings. Reigning Class AAAA state champion North Allegheny and preseason WPIAL favorite Central Catholic and were …

August 17, 2011
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Root Sports alters HS football broadcasts

Root Sports announced its plans Wednesday to broadcast a seventh season of McDonald’s High School Football, and a pair of changes are in store. The network formely known as Fox Spots Net Pittsburgh will broadcast on Friday nights this season instead of Thursday, and flexible scheduling is …

 
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