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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review boys soccer preview: After winning back-to-back WPIAL titles, Peters Township boys hoping to evolve with younger lineup, by Karen Price.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review girls soccer preview: Seneca Valley seniors working together to challenge for third straight WPIAL title, by Karen Price.

Penn-Trafford sophomore midfielder Luke Deglmann

Penn-Trafford sophomore midfielder Luke Deglmann

Greensburg Tribune-Review boys soccer preview: Fresh off winning Section 1-AAA title, Penn-Trafford hopes to maintain momentum with new coach, by Nathan Smith.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Bailey Cartwright

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Bailey Cartwright

Greensburg Tribune-Review girls soccer preview: In addition to 59-goal scorer Cartwright, WPIAL champion GCC to feature more variety on offense, by Karen Price.

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TribHS preview by position: New Coaches

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#TribHS preview by position: New coaches set to lead teams to victory, by Chris Harlan.

Blackhawk coach Joe Lamenza

Blackhawk coach Joe Lamenza

Gorman: An ‘honor’ to follow a legend

Knoch's Ben Lowery (left) makes a catch in front of defender Jayden Renfrew

Knoch’s Ben Lowery (left) makes a catch in front of defender Jayden Renfrew

Knoch tailbacks look to ‘take it and run with it’ in battle for No. 5 jersey, by William Whalen.

Laurel Highlands' Dylan Groh

Laurel Highlands’ Dylan Groh

Lineman Groh back from injury, ready to help Mustangs, by Dave Stofcheck.

ON THE PITCH

Ringgold's Brooke Vollmer

Ringgold’s Brooke Vollmer

Late start not worrying Ringgold girls’ coach, by Bill Hughes.

New coach instills fresh attitude in young Penn Hills soccer team, by Andrew John.

ON THE COURSE

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TRIB HAS YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMEPLAN

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The #TribHS staff (from left): Marty Stewart, Nathan Smith, Michael Love, Jason Black, Bill Beckner Jr., Paul Schofield, Kevin Gorman, Chris Harlan, Karen Price, Doug Gulasy, Jeremy Sellew, Dave Mackall, Bill Hartlep, Ray Fisher.

Listen to the podcast of the Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring Chris Harlan talking about the GAMEPLAN football preview section cover stories and Trib rankings by classification and an interview with Seton-La Salle coach Damon Rosol:

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Cover 1 story

Some of the WPIAL’s top teams leaning toward two-back ground game, by Chris Harlan.

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Cover 2 story

New uniforms can change perception, help establish identity, by Kevin Gorman.

Gorman column

Gorman: Don’t judge WPIAL by the cover

McKeesport

MDN cover story

McKeesport’s offensive motor and defensive stopper, Hudson is special, by Dave Mackall.

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GTR cover story

Jeannette’s long lineage of successful football coaches has program nearing 700 victories, by Paul Schofield.

VND

VND cover story

From football savvy to smarts, Freeport’s Thimons seems to have it all, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Kittanning

KLT cover story

Former rivals from Kittanning, Ford City bond to form Armstrong River Hawks, by Doug Gulasy.

Class AAAA breakdown

Class AAAA breakdown: Wealth of talent puts target on Central Catholic, by Kevin Gorman.

Class AAA breakdown

Class AAA breakdown: Armstrong merger shakes up Greater Allegheny Conference, by Doug Gulasy.

Class AA breakdown

Class AA breakdown: Dynamic offense again to lead two-time PIAA champion South Fayette, by Karen Price.

Class A breakdown

Class A breakdown: Teams going Bear hunting again chasing Clairton, by Paul Schofield.

Brashear

City League preview: Brashear to be challenged in title defense, by Alex Oltmanns.

COMING SOON…

Connellsville

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TribHS preview by position: Kickers/Punters

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#TribHS preview by position: WPIAL full of game-changing kickers, by Chris Harlan.

Jake Chapla

Plum’s Jake Chapla

Gorman: Plum’s Chapla aims for records

ON THE LINKS

Hempfield junior Andrew Thomas

Hempfield junior Andrew Thomas

Quartet of juniors set to lead Hempfield golf, by Alex Oltmanns.

D’Amico, Oberdorf hope to pace Greensburg Salem golf at top of lineup, by Devon Moore.

ON THE PITCH

Ringgold's Brandon Perez

Ringgold’s Brandon Perez

Defending section champion Ringgold boys return just three starters, by Bill Hughes.

Belle Vernon Area''s Baylie Campbell (front) and keeper Kaity Watson (back) are two of seven starters back for the Leopards

Belle Vernon Area”s Baylie Campbell (front) and keeper Kaity Watson (back) are two of seven starters back for the Leopards

Belle Vernon girls poised for another big year, by Bill Hughes.

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TribHS preview by position: Safeties

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#TribHS preview by position: Ball-hawk safeties pace top defenses, by Chris Harlan.

Seton-La Salle's Paris Ford

Seton-La Salle junior safety Paris Ford

Gorman: Scouts won’t forget Paris Ford

Highlands' Jordan Lineburg

Highlands’ Jordan Lineburg

Highlands’ Lineburg ready to blitz Allegheny Conference opponents, by Doug Gulasy.

South Allegheny's Ian Naspinski

South Allegheny defensive tackle Ian Naspinski

Defensive tackle Naspinski spearheads South Allegheny defense, by Kevin Lohman.

ON THE LINKS

Gateway's Ryan Skladany

Gateway’s Ryan Skladany

Gators eye improved section performances, by Michael Love.

Burrell's Tiger Hubbard

Burrell’s Tiger Hubbard

Burrell golfer trying to live up to name, by Bill Beckner Jr.

ON THE PITCH

Quaker Valley's Moriah Wigley

Quaker Valley’s Moriah Wigley

Senior leaders take reins for Quaker Valley soccer, by Haley Sawyer.

ON THE COURT

Geibel's Morgan DeWitt

Geibel’s Morgan DeWitt

Geibel volleyball aims to extend lengthy streak of reaching playoffs, by Jason Black.

Experienced lineup returns for Fox Chapel volleyball, by Marty Stewart.

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TribHS preview by position: Cornerbacks

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#TribHS preview by position: Lock-down specialists star at cornerback, by Chris Harlan.

Central Catholic's Damar Hamlin

Central Catholic senior Damar Hamlin

Clairton's Lamont Wade

Clairton junior Lamont Wade

Gorman: Clairton’s Wade makes case at cornerback

Freeport quarterback Ryan Weigold

Freeport quarterback Ryan Weigold

Freeport quarterback makes speedy recovery from ACL tear, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Keystone Oaks football looking for improved results, by Nathan Smith.

Chartiers Valley returns experienced roster, by Nathan Smith.

ON THE LINKS

Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik

Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik

Experienced seniors, talented freshmen provide optimism for Latrobe boys golf, by Devon Moore.

Derry boys golfers set sights on section title, by Zach Brendza.

ON THE COURT

Fox Chapel's Amanda Nord

Fox Chapel’s Amanda Nord

Fox Chapel tennis team returns intact, by Marty Stewart.

SENDING PRAYERS

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TribHS preview by position: Linebackers

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#TribHS preview by position: Linebackers pack a punch, by Chris Harlan.

McKeesport linebacker Sutton is standout on field, in classroom, by Dave Mackall.

Neshannock's Frank Antuono Jr.

Neshannock junior Frank Antuono Jr.

Gorman: Neshannock star a big hit

Fox Chapel QB Brendan Whelan

Fox Chapel quarterback Brendan Whelan

Senior looks to take quarterback reins at Fox Chapel, by Marty Stewart.

ON THE LINKS

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#TribHS golf preview: Solid lineup boosts Peters Township, by Paul Schofield.

Mt. Pleasant boys expect more success, by Jason Black.

ON THE MOUND

Twitter reacts to Plum alum Scott McGough pitching against the Pirates:

https://twitter.com/Lan17dry/status/635993300445564932

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TribHS Preview by Position: Defensive linemen

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#TribHS preview by position: Defensive linemen show unique brand of athleticism, by Chris Harlan.

Gorman: Southmoreland duo is dominant

Deer Lakes' Hunter Burns

Deer Lakes’ Hunter Burns

Deer Lakes senior Burns envisions big season at running back, by D.J. Vasil.

ON THE LINKS

Armstrong sophomore golfer Adam Cippel

Armstrong sophomore golfer Adam Cippel

Armstrong golfers swap skates for clubs, by Jerin Steele.

ON THE COURT

Baldwin volleyball

Baldwin girls volleyball returns to defend crown, by Ray Fisher.

Alena Blaszczak (left) and Dyanna Shaporka

Alena Blaszczak (left) and Dyanna Shaporka

Frazier volleyball team realizes it has winning tradition to uphold, by Jason Black.

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TribHS preview by position: Offensive linemen

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Listen to the podcast of the Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring filmmaker Joe Graziano discussing the late Deuce Skurcenski and interviews with new South Park coach Marty Rieck and the man he succeeds, new Fox Chapel coach Tom Loughran:

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#TribHS preview by position: Plenty of Division I talent on area offensive lines, by Chris Harlan.

Gorman: USC tackle is Ford tough

Brandon Ford out at USC

Burrell QB Max Garda

Burrell quarterback Max Garda

Junior QB Garda gives Burrell hope after winless season, by George Guido.

ON THE COURT

Shady Side Academy's Ananya Dua

Shady Side Academy’s Ananya Dua

WPIAL’s top singles players in Class AAA return after meeting in PIAA title match, by Karen Price.

Fox Chapel's Laurel Shymansky

Fox Chapel’s Laurel Shymansky

Experienced duo sits atop Fox Chapel tennis lineup, by William Whalen.

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TribHS preview by position: Tight Ends

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#TribHS preview by position: Skill not measured in catches for area tight ends, by Chris Harlan.

Gorman: Dixon a hit in football, too

Elizabeth Forward's Jon Devine

Elizabeth Forward’s Jon Devine

Devine to play key role on offense, defense for EF, by Kevin Ritchart.

Armstrong's Zane Dudek

Armstrong’s Zane Dudek

Junior running back Dudek takes on leadership role for Armstrong, by Doug Gulasy.

Week 1 scrimmage schedule
All games start at 10 a.m. unless noted
Albert Gallatin at Waynesburg; Allderdice, Avonworth, Riverside at Ellwood City, 9 a.m.; Altoona at Indian Valley; Beaver Falls at Mars; Blackhawk at Aliquippa; Brashear at Keystone Oaks; Brownsville at Carmichaels; Burgettstown at Yough; Burrell at East Allegheny; Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic at Apollo-Ridge; Carlynton at Bishop Canevin; Carrick at Shady Side Academy; Central Catholic at McKeesport; Central Valley at Belle Vernon (Cal U), noon; Charleroi at Beth-Center; Chartiers Valley at South Fayette; Chartiers-Houston at Springdale; Derry at Greensburg C.C.; DuBois at Hollidaysburg, 11 a.m.; Fox Chapel at Penn-Trafford; Franklin Regional at Upper St. Clair; Frazier at Monessen; Freeport at Hampton; Gateway at Connellsville; Highlands at Hopewell; Imani Christian at California, 11 a.m.; Jefferson-Morgan at Fort Cherry; Knoch at Kiski Area; Latrobe at Greensburg Salem; Laurel at Moniteau; Laurel Highlands at Fort Hill, Md.; Leechburg, West Shamokin at Union-Rimersburg; Mapletown, West Greene at Cameron, W.Va., 7 p.m.; McGuffey at Elizabeth Forward; Mohawk at Franklin; Mt. Pleasant at Indiana; Neshannock at Farrell, 11 a.m.; New Brighton at Ambridge; New Castle at Seneca Valley; Norwin at North Hills; Penn Hills at Hempfield; Perry at North Allegheny, 9:30 a.m.; Peters Township at Montour; Pine-Richland at Bethel Park; Ringgold at Baldwin; Riverview at Deer Lakes; Rochester at Beaver; Serra Catholic at Northgate; Seton-La Salle at Canon-McMillan; Shaler at Plum; Sharon at Armstrong; Shenango at Wilmington; South Park at Thomas Jefferson; South Side Beaver at Quaker Valley; Southmoreland at Brentwood; Sto-Rox at Bentworth; Trinity at Moon; Union at OLSH; Uniontown at Washington; USO at Clairton; Valley, Summit Academy at Jeannette; Vincentian at South Allegheny; West Allegheny at Mt. Lebanon; West Mifflin at Steel Valley; Western Beaver at Freedom; Wilkinsburg at Westinghouse; Woodland Hills at Butler

RECRUITING

Knoch pitcher Stobert commits to successful Florida junior college, by Bill Beckner Jr.

ON THE LINKS

Freeport’s Helman cards ace in opening match, by Bill Beckner Jr.

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