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Kevin Gorman is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media who covers Western Pennsylvania prep sports in an interactive, multimedia platform. He hosts a show from 2-3 p.m. every Friday on TribLIVE Radio, does the Skylights Spotlight segment for WPXI-TV during football season and is a contributor to WPXI's The Final Word. Gorman joined the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in August 1999 and has been a sports columnist since September 2009. He won Pennsylvania Newspaper Association first-place awards for sports columns in 2011 and '12, and has covered the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup Final twice each, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Rose, Citrus and Sun bowls and the Big East and NCAA basketball tournaments. Gorman spent three years as the Pitt football beat writer, two as Pitt basketball beat writer and seven years covering high school sports and recruiting. He also has served as color analyst for FSN Pittsburgh/Root Sports on the WPIAL football and basketball championships and as guest analyst for its Trib Total Media High School Edition. Gorman has worked at newspapers in Memphis, Phoenix, Dallas and Kansas City, which makes him something of an expert on barbecue and sunscreen. A graduate of Baldwin High School and Penn State University, Gorman has a son, Kieran, and comes from a large Irish-Catholic family whose roots are in Greenfield and Mt. Washington. Don’t be surprised if you run into one of his cousins; considering there are more than 100, be surprised if you don’t. Email or follow on Twitter @KGorman_Trib.

#TribHS Football: Week 8 Recap


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GORMAN: OLSH charged for first playoff run


Beth-Center's Johnny Little

Beth-Center’s Johnny Little

GORMAN: Schools rally around Beth-Center’s Little

Check out the halftime show from the Root Sports High School Football game of the week, West Allegheny at Woodland Hills, where we break down WPIAL playoff scenarios:

On Prospect Watch, taking a look at the recruitment of Beaver Falls’ Donovan Jeter, Clairton’s Lamont Wade, Beaver’s Darius Wise and Imani Christian’s Kenny Robinson:


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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Big plays carry No. 1 West Allegheny past Woodland Hills, by Andrew Erickson.

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Westmoreland Tribune-Review: Greensburg Salem intercepts four passes, returns two for scores in win over Trinity, by Paul Schofield.

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Valley News Dispatch: Apollo-Ridge slows down Valley, clinches playoff spot, by Bill Beckner Jr.

No. 2 North Allegheny routs slumping Hempfield, by Les Harvath.

Penn-Trafford keeps hopes alive by rolling over fellow playoff contender Kiski Area, by George Guido.

No. 3 McKeesport scores 34 unanswered points to pull away from Gateway, by Michael Love.

Brown’s five TDs carry Plum past Latrobe, by John Krysinsky.

#TribHS roundup: Franklin Regional captures sixth straight victory

South Fayette's Luke Meindl dives for South Fayette's fifth touchdown in the first half against Highlands

South Fayette’s Luke Meindl dives for South Fayette’s fifth touchdown in the first half against Highlands

Saxton passes for 402 yards, four TDs as No. 2 South Fayette rolls, by Doug Gulasy.

West Mifflin shakes off slow start to top Belle Vernon, by Dave Mackall.

Aliquippa rallies from two-touchdown deficit to defeat Central Valley, by Chris Harlan.

QB Smith, Keystone Oaks too much for Freeport, by William Whalen.

East Allegheny takes to air to shut out Burrell, by Jerin Steele.

Solomon’s big night leads Deer Lakes over Shady Side Academy, by D.J. Vasil.

Leechburg edges Brownsville for first win of the season, by Dave Yohe.

Friday’s results
Class 6A
Northern Seven

Pine-Richland 28, Butler 13
Seneca Valley 57, Shaler 6
Bethel Park 35, Altoona 0
Canon-McMillan 13, Peters Township 10
Central Catholic 41, Norwin 0
Mt. Lebanon 56, Penn Hills 27
North Allegheny 42, Hempfield 7
Class 5A
Allegheny 9

Fox Chapel 51, Chartiers Valley 12
Moon 49, Baldwin 27
Upper St. Clair 55, Hampton 3
West Allegheny 52, Woodland Hills 13
Big East 9
Armstrong 60, Connellsville 7
McKeesport 34, Gateway 19
Penn-Trafford 27, Kiski Area 3
Plum 41, Latrobe 24
Franklin Regional 35, North Hills 20
Class 4A
Big 9

Albert Gallatin 26, Uniontown 20
Greensburg Salem 27, Trinity 0
Thomas Jefferson 51, Laurel Highlands 0
West Mifflin 26, Belle Vernon 9
Northwest Nine
Knoch 48, Ambridge 0
Mars 49, Indiana 14
Montour 38, Blackhawk 14
South Fayette 48, Highlands 14
Ringgold 41, New Castle 27
Class 3A

Apollo-Ridge 35, Valley 12
Deer Lakes 21, Shady Side Academy 14
Keystone Oaks 44, Freeport 7
Beaver Valley
Aliquippa 22, Central Valley 14
Beaver Falls 34, Hopewell 21
Derry 38, Waynesburg 0
South Park 29, Elizabeth Forward 6
Yough 20, Southmoreland 19
Beaver 25, Mt. Pleasant 6
Quaker Valley 35, Seton-La Salle 28 (OT)
Class 2A

Charleroi at Beth-Center, ppd. to Saturday
Frazier 46, Bentworth 21
Washington 41, Burgettstown 6
Laurel 27, New Brighton 14
Neshannock 18, Freedom 10
South Side Beaver 28, CW North Catholic 14
Three Rivers
Avonworth 35, South Allegheny 6
Brentwood 41, Carlynton 7
Steel Valley 72, Serra Catholic 7
East Allegheny 49, Burrell 0
Leechburg 35, Brownsville 34
McGuffey 20, Chartiers-Houston 14
Mohawk 67, Vincentian Academy 6
Riverside 14, Ellwood City 13 (OT)
Class A
Big 7

OLSH 60, Shenango 24
Rochester 55, Union 12
Sto-Rox 8, Cornell 0
Tri-County South
Avella 35, Monessen 6
California 45, Jefferson-Morgan 2
Carmichaels 16, Fort Cherry 7
Jeannette 48, Mapletown 0
Western Beaver 33, West Greene 14
District 6

Homer-Center 43, Blairsville 14
Ligonier Valley 41, Purchase Line 12
Northern Cambria 12, West Shamokin 6
Penns Manor 40, Saltsburg 12
United 21, Marion Center 6
District 8
City League

Perry 21, Allderdice 20
Westinghouse 71, Carrick 8


#TribHS Football: Week 8 GAMEPLAN



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Move to six classes helps Class 2A, A teams keep playoff hopes alive deep into season, by Andrew Erickson.

GORMAN: Thomas Jefferson turns to its secret weapon



Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Now conference foes, No. 1 West Allegheny ready to match up with No. 4 Woodland Hills, by Chris Harlan.

#TribHS notebook: Beaver Valley teams battle for playoff berths, by Chris Harlan.

Statewide notebook: Delaware Valley QB nearing District 2 record


Westmoreland Tribune-Review: Consecutive victories have Greensburg Salem chasing .500 record, by Paul Schofield.



Valley News Dispatch: Valley, Apollo-Ridge chasing playoff berths in Allegheny Conference, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Valley's Deonte Ross

VND Q&A: Valley FB Deonte Ross, by William Whalen.

Making the playoffs in football is a rite of fall for schools like Thomas Jefferson and Aliquippa. Here are the 10 WPIAL schools with the longest playoff droughts:
School Most recent playoff berth
1. Southmoreland 1979
2. Leechburg 1988
3. Geibel* 1991
4. West Greene 1993
5. Brownsville 2000
6. Carlynton 2001
7. Charleroi 2004
8. Albert Gallitin 2005
8. Mohawk 2005
10. Riverview 2007
* Geibel players currently play in a co-op agreement with Southmoreland


#TribHS Football: Week 7 Recap


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GORMAN: Armstrong’s Dudek on record tear


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Westmoreland Tribune-Review: Dudek sets WPIAL scoring mark as Armstrong rolls past P-T, by Paul Schofield.

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Thomas Jefferson dominant in all phases in rout of Belle Vernon, by Chris Harlan.

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Valley News Dispatch: Valley tops Burrell for fourth consecutive time, by George Guido.


Kiski Area misses opportunities, falls to Gateway, by Jerin Steele.

#TribHS roundup: Woodland Hills rallies to take down Moon

Blackhawk sinks Highlands on late field goal, by William Whalen.

Beaver Falls keeps winning streak alive, defeats Central Valley, by Andrew Erickson.

Keystone Oaks' Nick Hrivnak blocks a pass in the end zone intended for Apollo-Ridge's Duane Brown

Keystone Oaks’ Nick Hrivnak blocks a pass in the end zone intended for Apollo-Ridge’s Duane Brown

Smith accounts for 7 TDs as Keystone Oaks tops Apollo-Ridge, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Deanes rushes Seton-La Salle to conference victory over Freeport, by Doug Gulasy.

Derry beats Ellwood City to improve to 8-0 for first time in school history, by Dave Mackall.

Mt. Pleasant breaks open close game in second quarter to rout Yough, by Alec Italiano.

Laurel holds off Deer Lakes for victory, by John Krysinsky.

Jeannette dominates Greensburg Central Catholic, by Les Harvath.

Clairton’s Wade sets school career rushing mark as Bears shut out Leechburg, by Dave Yohe.

Bishop Canevin skill players too much for Springdale, by D.J. Vasil.


Westinghouse downs Allderdice to stay atop City League standings, by Jasper Wilson.


#TribHS Football: Week 7 GAMEPLAN


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BATTLING ELEMENTS: Football teams forced to adjust to inclement weather, by Chris Harlan.

GORMAN: Two-class jump can be tough



Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Belle Vernon hoping to repeat last season’s victory over TJ in Big 9 matchup, by Andrew Erickson.

#TribHS notebook: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic moves toward on-campus stadium, by Chris Harlan.

Statewide notebook: Scranton Prep remembers statistician

Don’t-miss matchups for Week 7


Westmoreland Tribune-Review: Penn-Trafford’s stingy defense to be tested by WPIAL’s leading rusher Dudek, by Paul Schofield.

Armstrong High School’s football legacy is off to a great start, winning 12 of its first 17 games. Here are the top 10 schools in WPIAL history in terms of winning percentage.
School Year started Record Percentage
Central Valley 2010 73-14-0 .839
Upper St. Clair 1958 441-170-9 .722
Armstrong 2015 12-5 .706
Jeannette 1900 716-312-48 .696
Woodland Hills 1997 244-108-0 .693
Mt. Lebanon 1928 573-264-30 .685
Aliquippa 1910 692-320-22 .684
Thomas Jefferson 1958 427-198-7 .683
Gateway 1958 397-206-13 .658
Clairton 1914 657-351-41 .657

GUIDO: Sorting out a complicated playoff system


Valley News Dispatch: With rivalry back full tilt, Valley-Burrell meet again Friday, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Deer Lakes' Vince Sammartino

A-K Valley Q&A: Deer Lakes WR-CB Vince Sammartino, by William Whalen.


#TribHS Football: Week 6 Recap


‘I thought they were going to play when I was 12, but it didn’t happen. I’m glad it is in my senior year. I’ve played in WPIAL championship games, but this here, this is real!’

Clairton star Lamont Wade

Clairton's highly sought after five-star football player Lamont Wade sits in the press box before the long-awaited game against Aliquippa at Neil C. Brown Stadium

Clairton High School alumni such as Bill Bennett gather together hours before the long-awaited game against Aliquippa at Neil C. Brown Stadium

Clairton alum Bill Bennett organized a tailgate before the Aliquippa-Clairton game

GORMAN: A game (and tailgate) for the ages

Check out my appearance on the halftime show of ROOT Sports High School Football, where I discuss how running backs Zane Dudek of Armstrong, Lamont Wade of Clairton and DeWayne Murray of Steel Valley have eclipsed the 5,000-yard mark and are rushing into the WPIAL record books.

I also talk about Notre Dame’s impact on WPIAL recruiting, with commitments from North Allegheny’s Josh Lugg, Central Catholic’s David Adams and Kurt Hinish, Pine-Richland’s Phil Jurkovec and Beaver Falls’ Donovan Jeter:


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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Wade’s four touchdowns guide Class A No. 1 Clairton past 3A Aliquippa, by Chris Harlan.

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Westmoreland Tribune-Review: Derry routs Mt. Pleasant, improves to 7-0, by Paul Schofield.

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Apollo-Ridge smothers Freeport to keep pace in Allegheny Conference, by Bill Beckner Jr.

#TribHS roundup: Armstrong’s Dudek breaks WPIAL regular-season rushing record

Hempfield snaps three-game losing streak, blanks Altoona, by Dave Mackall.

No. 2 West Allegheny races past No. 1 Upper St. Clair in 5A showdown, by Andrew Erickson.

Franklin Regional takes advantage of miscues, makes key plays to topple Penn-Trafford, by Nathan Smith.

No. 4 McKeesport rolls past Kiski Area, by Doug Gulasy.

Gateway’s defense limits Plum to 30 yards in win, by Michael Love.

Thomas Jefferson snaps Mars’ winning streak in convincing fashion, by Brian Duermeyer.

South Fayette extends regular-season winning streak to 44 games, by John Krysinsky.

Timely defensive touchdown leads Highlands over Montour, by George Guido.

Valley's Chase Balla

Valley’s Chase Balla runs for a touchdown

Balla’s career-high 244 yards carries Valley past Shady Side Academy, by D.J. Vasil.

Deanes rolls for 221 yards, 2 TDs in Seton-La Salle win over Deer Lakes, by Jerin Steele.

Keystone Oaks QB Smith KOs Burrell by using his legs, by William Whalen.

Sanders’ big day leads No. 2 Jeannette past Springdale, by Les Harvath.

West Greene takes advantage of Leechburg turnovers for second win, by Dave Yohe.

Friday’s results
Class 6A
Northern Seven

Central Catholic 49, Butler 7
North Allegheny 28, Penn Hills 21
Hempfield 28, Altoona 0
Mt. Lebanon 34, Norwin 13
Peters Township 32, Pine-Richland 27
Seneca Valley 25, Bethel Park 21
Class 5A
Allegheny 9

Fox Chapel 41, Hampton 7
Moon 22, Chartiers Valley 13
West Allegheny 33, Upper St. Clair 7
Woodland Hills 15, North Hills 8
Big East 9
Armstrong 69, Latrobe 16
Franklin Regional 21, Penn-Trafford 16
Gateway 44, Plum 6
McKeesport 42, Kiski Area 7
Baldwin 28, Connellsville 21 (OT)
Class 4A
Big 9

Belle Vernon 21, Trinity 15
Greensburg Salem 36, Albert Gallatin 8
Ringgold 36, Uniontown 7
West Mifflin 62, Laurel Highlands 21
Northwest Nine
Blackhawk 56, Ambridge 7
Highlands 12, Montour 10
Indiana 31, Knoch 21
South Fayette 37, New Castle 13
Thomas Jefferson 48, Mars 10
Class 3A

Apollo-Ridge 36, Freeport 7
Keystone Oaks 42, Burrell 6
Seton-La Salle 21, Deer Lakes 7
Valley 27, Shady Side Academy 21
Beaver Valley
Beaver Falls 34, Quaker Valley 0
Central Valley 35, Hopewell 0
Derry 34, Mt. Pleasant 14
Elizabeth Forward 20, Yough 18
McGuffey 28, Southmoreland 12
South Park 27, Waynesburg 0
Clairton 52, Aliquippa 16
Class 2A

Burgettstown 28, Beth-Center 0
Chartiers-Houston 14, Charleroi 6
Frazier 33, Brownsville 0
Washington 47, Bentworth 14
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 54, Laurel 14
Freedom 50, South Side Beaver 12
Neshannock 20, Riverside 13
New Brighton 6, Mohawk 0
Three Rivers
Brentwood 28, South Allegheny 0
East Allegheny 13, Avonworth 2
Serra Catholic 48, Vincentian Academy 0
Steel Valley 43, Carlynton 0
Class A
Big 7

Rochester 28, OLSH 12
Shenango 16, Summit Academy 8
Union 44, Cornell 0
Jeannette 48, Springdale 0
Riverview 13, Greensburg Central Catholic 7
Tri-County South
Carmichaels 33, California 17
Fort Cherry 55, Avella 7
Mapletown 26, Jefferson-Morgan 20 (OT)
Northgate 34, Monessen 6
West Greene 26, Leechburg 14
Heritage Conference
Ligonier Valley 50, Homer-Center 0
Purchase Line 19, Penns Manor 13
United 26, Blairsville 24
Marion Center at Northern Cambria (n)
Saltsburg at West Shamokin (n)
City League
USO 14, Westinghouse 13
Howland, Ohio 38, Perry 8
Allderdice at Hollidaysburg (n)


#TribHS Football: Week 6 GAMEPLAN


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TOWING THE MERCY LINE: Top-tier programs struggle to get starters game reps in blowout wins, by Andrew Erickson.

GORMAN: Pine-Richland takes next-man-up mentality



Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: After more than eight decades, perennial powers Aliquippa, Clairton to finally meet, by Chris Harlan.

#TribHS notebook: PIAA rules KO’s Powe eligible at appeal hearing, by Chris Harlan.

Statewide notebook: Pine-Richland goes forward without starting QB


Don’t-miss matchups in Week 6

Derry's Tyler Balega

Derry’s Tyler Balega (right)

Mt. Pleasant's Chris Wagner

Mt. Pleasant’s Chris Wagner

Westmoreland Tribune-Review: With memories of past battles rekindled, Derry to host Mt. Pleasant in key Interstate matchup, by Paul Schofield.

Apollo-Ridge's Duane Brown

Apollo-Ridge receiver Duane Brown

Valley News Dispatch: Surging Freeport, Apollo-Ridge to meet in Allegheny Conference clash, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Highlands' Logan Crise

A-K Valley Q&A: Highlands WR Logan Crise, by William Whalen.


#TribHS Football: Week 5 Recap


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GORMAN: At Derry, turnaround thrills Trojans


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Central Catholic's J.J. Younger dives into the end zone to score past Pine-Richland's Ben Jochem during the third quarter

Central Catholic’s J.J. Younger dives into the end zone to score past Pine-Richland’s Ben Jochem during the third quarter

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Younger’s three touchdowns carry No. 1 Central Catholic past No. 2 Pine-Richland, by Chris Harlan.

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Westmoreland Tribune-Review: No. 4 Bethel Park routs slumping No. 5 Hempfield, by Paul Schofield.

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Springdale's Ethan McFarland

Springdale’s Ethan McFarland protects the ball while surrounded by Riverview defenders

Valley News Dispatch: Springdale avenges 2015 loss with shutout of Riverview, by Bill Beckner Jr.

#TribHS roundup: Armstrong’s Dudek breaks WPIAL single-game rushing record

Cook dishes out big game as Seneca Valley toasts Penn Hills, by John Krysinsky.

Gateway’s defense stands tall to snap Penn-Trafford’s regular-season streak, by Michael Love.

No. 3 West Allegheny blanks Kiski Area for second straight shutout, by William Whalen.

Thimons throws for three touchdowns as Highlands shuts out Albert Gallatin, by George Guido.

Central Valley defense holds up when it matters to stop Beaver, by Andrew Erickson.

Freeport wide receiver Jacob Sarver fights for a first down against Burrell's Logan Bitar

Freeport wide receiver Jacob Sarver fights for a first down against Burrell’s Logan Bitar

Freeport seals tight game with interception for score, by Doug Gulasy.

Fake punt sparks Mt. Pleasant to big win over Elizabeth Forward, by Dave Mackall.

Brentwood blitzes Deer Lakes on way to nonconference victory, by DJ Vasil.

Late TD pass gives Valley victory over Ellwood City, by Jerin Steele.

Early scores set tone for Jeannette in victory over Bishop Canevin, by Nathan Smith.

Friday’s results
Class 6A
Northern Seven

Butler 34, Shaler 16
Central Catholic 48, Pine-Richland 35
Seneca Valley 32, Penn Hills 7
Bethel Park 48, Hempfield 13
Canon-McMillan 21, Altoona 14 (OT)
Norwin 38, Peters Township 7
North Allegheny 22, Mt. Lebanon 15
Class 5A
Allegheny 9

Fox Chapel 47, Moon 27
North Hills 35, Baldwin 7
Upper St. Clair 17, Chartiers Valley 10
Woodland Hills 43, Hampton 7
Big East 9
Armstrong 56, Plum 28
Franklin Regional 45, Connellsville 0
Gateway 23, Penn-Trafford 6
McKeesport 54, Latrobe 20
West Allegheny 47, Kiski Area 0
Class 4A
Big 9

Belle Vernon 42, Laurel Highlands 7
Thomas Jefferson 55, Ringgold 14
Trinity 41, Uniontown 14
West Mifflin 37, Greensburg Salem 0
Northwest Nine
Indiana 42, Ambridge 13
Mars 34, New Castle 7
Montour 34, Knoch 21
South Fayette 28, Blackhawk 21
Highlands 42, Albert Gallatin 0
Class 3A

Freeport 24, Burrell 20
Keystone Oaks 35, Shady Side Academy 7
Beaver Valley
Central Valley 42, Beaver 35
Quaker Valley 31, Hopewell 14
Mt. Pleasant 49, Elizabeth Forward 13
Southmoreland 23, Waynesburg 15
Yough 31, McGuffey 7
Aliquippa 52, South Park 15
Valley 20, Ellwood City 12
Class 2A

Bentworth 16, Charleroi 12
Burgettstown 41, Brownsville 8
Chartiers-Houston 25, Beth-Center 13
Neshannock 30, Laurel 13
South Side Beaver 28, Mohawk 0
Three Rivers
East Allegheny 29, Carlynton 0
Serra Catholic 21, South Allegheny 6
Steel Valley 55, Vincentian Academy 8
Beaver Falls 66, New Brighton 7
Brentwood 33, Deer Lakes 14
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 50, Avonworth 13
Derry 28, Frazier 7
Washington 63, Sto-Rox 20
Class A
Big 7

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 46, Cornell 0
Rochester 30, Northgate 26
Greensburg Central Catholic 28, Leechburg 21
Jeannette 40, Bishop Canevin 0
Springdale 21, Riverview 0
Tri-County South
California 24, Monessen 22
Carmichaels 35, Mapletown 0
Fort Cherry 40, West Greene 6
Jefferson-Morgan 59, Avella 34
District 6

Blairsville 15, Penns Manor 9
Homer-Center 61, United 0
Ligonier Valley 60, West Shamokin 6
Northern Cambria 26, Purchase Line 12
Saltsburg 28, Marion Center 12
District 8
City League

USO 53, Carrick 0
Dubois 29, Allderdice 13


Fox tops Li for WPIAL AA boys golf title


And Riverside’s famous alums take notice…

Riverside freshman Fox holds off defending champion Li to win WPIAL Class AA boys golf title, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Brashear holds off Perry in City League battle, by Joe Sager.

Burrell's Max Garda

Burrell’s Max Garda

Freeport's Austin Romanchak

Freeport’s Austin Romanchak

A-K Valley notebook: Burrell, Freeport match dual-threat QBs, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Woodland Hills grad Jason Taylor, with the second-longest NFL career among WPIAL schools, is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2017. Here is a list of the 10 players from WPIAL schools with the longest NFL careers:
Name High school Games Years played Teams
George Blanda, Youngwood 340 1945-75 Chi.-Balt.-Hou. Oilers-Oak
Jason Taylor, Woodland Hills 233 1997-2011 Miami-N.Y. Jets-Washington
Dan Marino, Central Catholic 231 1983-98 Miami
Jim Sweeney, Seton-La Salle 222 1984-2001 N.Y. Jets-Seattle-Steelers
Fred Cox, Monongahela 210 1963-77 Minnesota
Ty Law, Aliquippa 203 1995-2009 N. Eng.-N.Y. Jets-Kansas City
Joe Montana, Ringgold 192 1979-94 San Francisco-Kansas City
Babe Parilli, Rochester 189 1952-69 G Bay-Cleve.-Oak.-N. Eng.-N.Y. Jets
Doug Buffone, Shannock Valley 186 1966-79 Chicago
Jonathan Hayes, South Fayette 184 1985-96 Kansas City-Steelers
Note: Johnny Unitas of St. Justin’s played 211 NFL games, but St. Justin’s was never a WPIAL member school.


#TribHS roundup: No. 1 Sewickley Academy soccer hangs on to win


#TribHS Football: Week 5 GAMEPLAN


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Kickers with touchback ability provide valuable asset to high school football teams, by Chris Harlan.

GORMAN: WPIAL players running for record books



Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Top-ranked Central Catholic expects stiff challenge from No. 2 Pine-Richland, by Andrew Erickson.

#TribHS notebook: Canon-McMillan ready to hit the road Friday, by Chris Harlan.

Statewide notebook: Western Wayne QB climbing yardage list

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Don’t-miss matchups for Week 5


Westmoreland Tribune-Review: Hempfield, Bethel Park hope to put losses behind them in battle for Southeastern lead, by Paul Schofield.


Valley News Dispatch: Springdale looks to avenge loss to rival Riverview, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Apollo-Ridge's Daylon Wells

A-K Valley Q&A: Apollo-Ridge WR-DB-K Daylon Wells, by William Whalen.


#TribHS Football: Week 4 Recap


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GORMAN: Westinghouse winning again in City League


Listen to the podcast of GAMEPLAN with Kevin Gorman on TribLIVE Radio, featuring an interview with Westinghouse coach Monte Robinson on the Bulldogs’ breakthrough season:


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: With 402 yards, 7 TDs, Beaver’s Wise outduels KO’s Smith in shootout, by Chris Harlan.

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Westmoreland Tribune-Review: Derry improves to 5-0 for first time in 33 years, by Paul Schofield.

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Valley News Dispatch: Brown scores five touchdowns in return to lead Apollo-Ridge, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Hempfield quarterback Justin Sliwoski (11) loses the ball prior to crossing the goal line on the last play of the game against Peters Township

Hempfield quarterback Justin Sliwoski (11) loses the ball prior to crossing the goal line on the last play of the game against Peters Township

Peters Township holds off Hempfield rally for Southeastern victory, by Les Harvath.

Pine-Richland edges Bethel Park on late touchdown, by Jerin Steele.

Running back Greece lifts Kiski Area to conference win over Connellsville, by William Whalen.

#TribHS roundup: Franklin Regional takes down Armstrong

Mars stuffs Highlands on wild final play, by Doug Gulasy.

Quick start leads No. 2 Belle Vernon past Greensburg Salem, by Collin Katarski.

Valley's Chase Balla

Valley’s Chase Balla

Late drive saves Valley after Deer Lakes erases 19-point deficit, by George Guido.

Jeannette cruises past Imani Christian to remain unbeaten, by Dave Mackall.

Freeport runs past Shady Side Academy, by John Krysinsky.

Springdale bulls past winless Leechburg, by D.J. Vasil.

Friday’s results
Class 6A
Northern Seven

Central Catholic 42, Seneca Valley 14
North Allegheny 49, Butler 7
Penn Hills 53, Shaler 0
Mt. Lebanon 49, Altoona 14
Norwin 40, Canon-McMillan 6
Peters Township 38, Hempfield 35
Pine-Richland 31, Bethel Park 24
Class 5A
Allegheny 9

North Hills 29, Moon Area 12
Upper St. Clair 35, Fox Chapel 0
West Allegheny 43, Baldwin 0
Woodland Hills 44, Chartiers Valley 0
Big East 9
Franklin Regional 24, Armstrong 20
Kiski Area 43, Connellsville 14
Penn-Trafford 48, Latrobe 17
Gateway 49, Hampton 14
Class 4A
Big 9

Belle Vernon 42, Greensburg Salem 14
Ringgold 55, Laurel Highlands 11
Thomas Jefferson 62, Albert Gallatin 0
West Mifflin 62, Uniontown 7
Northwest Nine
Mars 14, Highlands 8
Montour 38, Ambridge 0
New Castle 54, Indiana 16
South Fayette 49, Knoch 14
Blackhawk 28, Trinity 20
Class 3A

Apollo-Ridge 48, Burrell 34
Freeport 40, Shady Side Academy 23
Valley 41, Deer Lakes 34
Beaver Valley
Aliquippa 33, Ellwood City 0
Central Valley 37, Quaker Valley 16
Derry 35, South Park 23
Elizabeth Forward 42, McGuffey 14
Yough 40, Waynesburg 20
Beaver 77, Keystone Oaks 49
Beaver Falls 45, Southmoreland 14
Class 2A

Beth-Center 18, Bentworth 10
Chartiers-Houston 7, Burgettstown 6
Washington 45, Frazier 7
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 53, New Brighton 7
Laurel 20, Freedom 6
Riverside 14, South Side Beaver 6
Three Rivers
Brentwood 48, Avonworth 40
Carlynton 56, Vincentian Academy 0
Steel Valley 65, South Allegheny 8
Charleroi 48, Greensburg Central Catholic 28
Hopewell 30, Mohawk 20
Mt. Pleasant 52, Brownsville 14
Neshannock 50, East Allegheny 22
Seton-La Salle 35, Serra Catholic 21
Class A
Big 7

Northgate 40, Sto-Rox 7
OLSH 42, Summit Academy 0
Rochester 49, Cornell 0
Union 38, Western Beaver 7
Eastern A
Jeannette 37, Imani Christian 0
Springdale 57, Leechburg 28
Tri-County South
California 44, Mapletown 28
Carmichaels 40, Avella 14
West Greene 41, Jefferson-Morgan 6
Clairton 66, Monessen 11
Fort Cherry 38, Shenango 14
City League

Elder (Ohio) 42, USO 0
Hickory 38, Westinghouse 22
Hollidaysburg 49, Brashear 7
Heritage Conference
Blairsville 35, Northern Cambria 20
Homer-Center 21, Penns Manor 14
Ligonier Valley 57, United 0
Saltsburg 30, Purchase Line 24
West Shamokin 18, Marion Center 7