Gorman: For either Southmoreland or Waynesburg, a WPIAL playoff drought is about to end
WPIAL, coaches still want to schedule Week 9 rivalry games, by Bill West.
GAMES OF THE WEEK
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Class AAA heavyweights Central Valley, West Allegheny meet in test for Parkway title, by Chris Harlan.
#TribHS notebook: WPIAL might welcome another team next year, by Chris Harlan.
Greensburg Tribune-Review: Now in Class A, rivals GCC, Jeannette battle for second place in Eastern Conference, by Paul Schofield.
Valley News Dispatch/Kittanning Leader Times: Longtime rivals Kittanning, Ford City set for final act, by Matt Grubba.
For City, Kittanning matchup to be part of SI.com’s ‘Underdogs,’ by Bill Beckner Jr.
McKeesport Daily News: West Mifflin hoping to spoil TJ’s perfect season, by Dave Mackall.
Connellsville Daily Courier: Connellsville focuses on nailing down playoff spot, by Jason Black.
North Hills QB Jake Bruder
Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 9 matchups
WHAT HE SAID
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Montour RB-DB-KR David Haseleu
Greensburg Tribune-Review: Indiana QB Jake Zilinskas
Valley News Dispatch: Springdale RB-LB Austin Kline
Kittanning Leader Times: Redbank Valley WR Wyatt Hetrick
McKeesport Daily News: Clairton RB-DB Lamont Wade
Connellsville Daily Courier: Connellsville OL-DL Kevin Koontz
HITTING THE LINKS
Penn-Trafford’s Devin Austin
Offensive line powering Penn-Trafford offense, by Nathan Smith.
Plum staying focused on regular-season finale against Latrobe, by Michael Love.
Penn Hills CB Malik Mathis and LB DeAndre Schifino
Penn Hills jets to success behind ground attack, by Ed Phillipps.
Franklin Regional DL Charlie Mazon
Franklin Regional, Gateway renew rivalry, by Michael Love.
O-line gets it started for Gateway, by Michael Love.
Elizabeth Forward’s Jake Meyers
Belle Vernon hopes to keep momentum against Elizabeth Forward, by Jeff Oliver.
Quaker Valley’s Chris Conlan congratulated by Quakers coach John Tortorea
Quaker Valley football has more to play for, by Gary Horvath.
Southmoreland RB Jake Pisula
Southmoreland to end regular season against rival Mt. Pleasant, by Mark King.
Skiles has Bentworth headed in right direction, by Jeff Oliver.
OFF THE GRID
Central Valley girls celebrate PIAA AAA golf championship. Third straight. pic.twitter.com/V6uriCbJP2
— J. Paul Schofield (@Schofield_Trib) October 22, 2014
Central Valley golfers Amanda Scala, Meagan Santia, Maddy McDanel, Alex Bozich and Krista Sudar, celebrate their PIAA championship Wednesday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.
Central Valley girls win third consecutive PIAA golf title, by Paul Schofield.
Baldwin’s Lewis Lippl
Passionate approach on the pitch promotes success, by Ray Fisher.
Yough’s Emily McClaren
Yough girls give up first goal of season, but advance with overtime victory, by Jeff Oliver.
Penn-Trafford’s Mastrogiacomo scores in OT to secure win, by Nathan Smith.
#TribHS soccer roundup: No. 2 Mars defeats defending champion Central Valley
Belle Vernon’s Sarah Sepesky
Belle Vernon girls ousted by Montour, by Bill Hughes.
Gateway’s Mackenzie Reed
After missing out on playoffs, Gateway girls end on positive note, by Michael Love.
Bishop Canevin volleyball coach Kevin Walters
Bishop Canevin volleyball team rallies around ailing coach, by Nathan Smith.
Plum volleyball tops rivals down stretch to earn another playoff berth, by Michael Love.
Norwin volleyball hopes to continue postseason success, by Nathan Smith.
Norwin’s Laura Buchanan
Baldwin to host WPIAL girls volleyball finals
Carlynton ready for second taste of playoffs, by Nathan Smith.
Penn-Trafford goalie Eric Phelps
Phelps a leader for Penn-Trafford hockey, by Alex Oltmanns.
#TribHS roundup: Canon-Mac girls down Peters Township in shootout
Riverview’s Molly Kennedy
Riverview’s Kennedy looks for 3rd straight top-10 at WPIAL cross country meet, by Doug Gulasy.
Deer Lakes goalie Jonathan Lang
Deer Lakes hockey team seeks stronger defense to complement offense, by Bill Beckner Jr.
Ford City volleyball team reaches quarterfinals, by Matt Grubba.
West Shamokin girls volleyball team falls short in playoffs, by Ed Phillipps.
Shady Side Academy girls take down South Allegheny in quarterfinals, by Dave Mackall.