#TribHS Football: Week 4 Recap



Listen to the podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring guests in the Trib’s Bill West, Riverside coach Tom Liberty and record-setting brothers QB Jason Dambach and WR Austin Dambach.


Gorman: Dambachs deliver record performances




Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/McKeesport Daily News: No. 7 Steel Valley wears down No. 3 Seton-La Salle, by Kevin Gorman.

Adding injury to insult, Seton-La Salle’s Paris Ford bit through his lip during the game:




Greensburg Tribune-Review: QB Smith accounts for six TDs as Ligonier Valley routs Blairsville, by Paul Schofield.


Valley News Dispatch: Plum uses ground game to topple Norwin, improve to 4-0, by George Guido.


Kittanning Leader Times: Freeport QB Weigold accounts for five TDs in win over West Shamokin, by Jerin Steele.


Connellsville Daily Courier: Hempfield uses 20-point fourth quarter to upend Connellsville, by Jason Black.


#TribHS roundup: Mt. Lebanon holds off Penn Hills in final seconds

Shaler ended its 34-game losing streak with a 30-20 victory over Butler…

North Allegheny rolls past Upper St. Clair, by Wes Crosby.

Pine-Richland ‘imposes will’ on Kiski Area, by Dave Yohe.

Central Catholic blanks Fox Chapel

McKeesport routs Latrobe, by David Whipkey.


Armstrong's Nick Croyle just misses a pass as he is defended by Hampton's Shane McMillen

An outstretched Armstrong’s Nick Croyle (40) just misses a pass as he is defended by Hampton’s Shane McMillen (18)

Rech-led No. 3 Hampton rallies past Armstrong, by William Whalen.

Ringgold shows grit as it holds off West Mifflin in Big 10 tussle, by Bill West.

Belle Vernon uses 38-point second quarter for 4-0 start, by Bill Hughes.

Knoch can’t hang onto lead, succumbs to Gateway, by D.J. Vasil.


TJ’s first-half TD barrage subdues Elizabeth Forward, by Dave Mackall.

And how about this sideways Hail Mary video from Chartiers Valley-Blackhawk:


Burrell running back Noah Hanna

Burrell running back Noah Hanna

Burrell celebrates home victory for first time in nearly two years, by Bill Beckner Jr.


Jeannette celebrates success in style, by Karen Price.

Clairton struggles against Springdale before pulling away, by Doug Gulasy.

Avonworth quarterback Zach Chandler scrambles away from Shenango's Brett Hoover (2) and Gage Hoover (21)

Avonworth quarterback Zach Chandler scrambles away from Shenango’s Brett Hoover (2) and Gage Hoover (21)

Big plays decisive as Avonworth downs Shenango, by Brian Duermeyer.

Riverview’s annual night game spoiled by GCC, by R.A. Monti.

Backup QB leads No. 7 Frazier over Mapletown, by Les Harvath.

Serra Catholic holds off West Greene for first win, by John Krysinsky.

Friday’s results
Class AAAA
Quad Central

Bethel Park 69, Canon-McMillan 21
Mt. Lebanon 15, Penn Hills 7
Woodland Hills 42, Baldwin 7
Quad East
Hempfield 40, Connellsville 34
McKeesport 62, Latrobe 0
Penn-Trafford 49, Altoona 0
Plum 33, Norwin 0
Quad North
Central Catholic 56, Fox Chapel 0
Seneca Valley 31, North Hills 10
Shaler 30, Butler 20
North Allegheny 31, Upper St. Clair 6
Pine-Richland 49, Kiski Area 14
Class AAA
Big 10
Belle Vernon 66, Yough 7
Laurel Highlands 46, Uniontown 14
Ringgold 14, West Mifflin 7
Thomas Jefferson 48, Elizabeth Forward 0
Trinity 69, Albert Gallatin 22
Greater Allegheny
Franklin Regional 49, Indiana 14
Gateway 17, Knoch 13
Hampton 21, Armstrong 14
Mars 28, Greensburg Salem 13
Central Valley 41, Moon 28
Chartiers Valley 37, Blackhawk 20
Montour 17, Hopewell 15
West Allegheny 42, Ambridge 0
New Castle 38, Peters Township 13
Class AA

Burrell 27, Apollo-Ridge 13
Freeport 42, West Shamokin 14
East Allegheny 30, Sto-Rox 6
Keystone Oaks 26, South Park 7
South Fayette 58, South Allegheny 6
Steel Valley 27, Seton-La Salle 21
Burgettstown 62, Charleroi 18
McGuffey 28, Southmoreland 10
Mt. Pleasant 52, Waynesburg 6
Washington 42, Brownsville 6
Aliquippa 28, Quaker Valley 6
Beaver Falls 37, Mohawk 7
Ellwood City 49, Freedom 7
Highlands 42, Carlynton 0
Laurel 40, Derry 0
Class A
Big 7

Rochester 38, Riverside 22
South Side Beaver 41, Union 27
Vincentian Academy 27, Western Beaver 0
Clairton 48, Springdale 13
Greensburg Central Catholic 38, Riverview 14
Jeannette 44, Wilkinsburg 6
Monessen 28, Leechburg 13
Ohio Valley
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 41, Brentwood 6
Chartiers-Houston 23, Northgate 13
Tri-County South
Bentworth 65 Avella 8
Beth-Center 28, Carmichaels 0
Frazier 42, Mapletown 0
Jefferson-Morgan 13, California 8
Avonworth 28, Shenango 20
Neshannock 56, OLSH 21
Serra Catholic 26, West Greene 6
Homer-Center 40, Marion Center 14
Ligonier Valley 57, Blairsville 13
Northern Cambria 35, United 13
Penns Manor at Saltsburg (n)
City League
USO 28, Perry 22
Carrick 34, Imani Christian 26
Hollidaysburg 41, Westinghouse 0

Saturday’s schedule
Class AA

Deer Lakes at Shady Side Academy, 2:30 p.m.; Valley at Summit Academy, 12:30 p.m.
New Brighton at Beaver, 7:30 p.m.
Class A
Ohio Valley

Fort Cherry at Bishop Canevin, 7 p.m.
District 6 Heritage

St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy at Purchase Line, 7 p.m.


#TribHS Football: Week 4 LIVE Blog


Welcome to iPreps for the Week 4 LIVE blog, where our staff brings you the most comprehensive coverage of high school football in Western Pennsylvania. Follow along for our game updates, tweets and analysis of WPIAL and City League football.

Listen to the podcast of the Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring interviews with Trib writer Bill West and Riverside coach Tom Liberty, QB Jason Dambach and WR Austin Dambach talking about their record-setting performances:

From David Whipkey: Khaleke Hudson has 100 yards on eight carries with three TDs, Tymar Sutton 121 yards and two TDs on five carries as McKeesport leads Latrobe, 41-0, in the third quarter.

From George Guido: Jake Chapla has converted field goals of 25 and 46 yards, and Austin Teeter caught a 28-yard scoring pass from Corey Thomas, as Plum leads Norwin, 13-0. The Mustangs have seven penalties for 65 yards, including one that nullified Patrick Crossey’s 78-yard punt return.

From Wes Crosby: QB Ethan Maenza has thrown a 24-yard touchdown pass, scored on a 65-yard run and intercepted a pass that led to another touchdown as North Allegheny leads Upper St. Clair, 24-0.

From Brian Duermeyer: Zach Chandler is 8 of 13 for 217 yards and 2 TDs — to Jamal Hughley, for 88 and 63 yards — as Avonworth leads Shenango, 14-7. Shenango scored on a 43-yard run by Hunter Waskin.


Jeannette celebrates its 700th win, starting with a pep assembly and a Q&A session with Jayhawks coaches Roy Hall, Joe Mucci, Art Tragesser, Bob Murphy and Ray Reitz:

You’ve got to watch this video:

And South Fayette alum Justin Watson played a big role in Penn’s first victory over Villanova in a century:

And South Fayette RB Hunter Hayes gets an impressive offer:


Titans find a tailback


West Mifflin's Russell Tyree Jr.

West Mifflin running back Russell Tyree Jr.

Gorman: Titans find a star in Tyree

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Quad East football foes Plum, Norwin set to battle, by Michael Love.

Apollo-Ridge school director Sharon Jaworski cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Owens Field in Apollo on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

Apollo-Ridge school director Sharon Jaworski cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Owens Field in Apollo on Sept. 24, 2010

Through the Years: Deer Lakes spoils re-opening of Owens Field, by George Guido.

WPIAL all-time passing leaders
No. Name, School=Senior season=Yards
1. Brett Brumbaugh, South Fayette= 2014= 10,293
2. Lenny Williams, Sto-Rox=2013=8,058
3. Christian Brumbaugh, South Fayette=2010=7,162
4. Dillon Buechel, Montour=2011=6,953
5. Adam DiMichele, Sto-Rox=2003=6,741
6. Ben DiNucci, Pine-Richland-2014-6,646
7. Robert Kalkstein, Gateway=2009=6,591
8. Andrew DiDonato, South Fayette=2005=6,573
9. Luke Getsy, Steel Valley=2001=6,010
10. Jake Long, Pine-Richland=2005=5,830

Knoch's Cole Shinsky

Knoch’s Cole Shinsky

Knoch’s Shinsky returning to football field, by William Whalen.

Valley News Dispatch notebook: Basketball players key to unbeaten football teams, by Bill Beckner Jr.


Penn-Trafford goalkeeper Austin Iddon

Penn-Trafford senior goalkeeper Austin Iddon

Iddon anchoring Penn-Trafford boys’ soccer defense, by Nathan Smith.

Greensburg Tribune-Review roundup: Penn-Trafford boys shut out Norwin

#TribHS highlight reel: Lengthy win streak comes to an end

West Mifflin boys soccer seeks to improve after slow start, by John Krysinsky.

Greensburg Salem girls soccer looks to take next step, by Devon Moore.


Greensburg Salem sophomore libero Taylor Sharp

Greensburg Salem sophomore libero Taylor Sharp

Confidence playing key factor for Greensburg Salem girls volleyball, by Andrew John.

TribCup: Mars girls volleyball navigates tough section slate, by Alex Oltmanns.


Southmoreland's Ben Bickerton

Southmoreland senior Ben Bickerton

Bickerton shatters long-standing Southmoreland cross country record, by Paul Paterra.


#TribHS Football: Week 4 Preview


Gorman column[1]

Gorman: A signature win at Chartiers Valley

PTR Trend[1]

PTR Trend jump[1]

Scores on defense, special teams an early trend in WPIAL season, by Paul Schofield.



Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/McKeesport Daily News: Century Conference rivals Steel Valley, Seton-La Salle prepared for ‘rainy day,’ by Chris Harlan.

#TribHS notebook: Unbeaten Deer Lakes takes Allegheny by storm

Statewide football notebook:
Valley West uses interception returns to spark wins


Greensburg Tribune-Review: Switch to spread has Ligonier Valley offense piling up points, by Paul Schofield.


Valley News Dispatch: Massive offensive line paves way for Deer Lakes’ 3-0 start, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Kittanning Leader Times: West Shamokin hopes for fast start in matchup with Freeport, by Joe Sager.

Connellsville's Austin Puskar

Connellsville’s Austin Puskar

Connellsville Daily Courier: Connellsville hopes to build on Week 3 victory at homecoming game against Hempfield, by Jason Black.

Previewing some of Western Pennsylvania’s top Week 4 games


Washington's Kurt Adkins

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Washington RB-LB Kurt Adkins, by Karen Price.

Derry's Tyler Balega

Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Derry RB-DB Tyler Balega, by Karen Price.

Apollo-Ridge's Dillon Shipman

Valley News Dispatch/Kittanning Leader Times Q&A: Apollo-Ridge WR-S Dillon Shipman, by William Whalen.

TJ's Zane Zandier

McKeesport Daily News Q&A: Thomas Jefferson QB-WR-DB Zane Zandier, by Dave Mackall.

Southmoreland's Andrew Polakovsky

Connellsville Daily Courier Q&A: Southmoreland RB-LB Andrew Polakovsky, by Jason Black.


#TribHS roundup: No. 4 Canon-McMillan tops No. 2 Peters Township

Greensburg roundup: Norwin shuts out rival Penn-Trafford



Dua Defends WPIAL singles title


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Shady Side Academy’s Dua defends her WPIAL championship, by Karen Price.


Gorman: Big Macs get big victory

#TribHS roundup: No. 4 Bishop Canevin edges No. 2 Carlynton

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Thomas Jefferson boys win fifth straight


Penn Hills' Jade Ely

Penn Hills’ Jade Ely

Quaker Valley's Emily Kraus

Quaker Valley’s Emily Kraus

Quaker Valley’s Kraus commits to Central Michigan lacrosse, by Karen Kadilak.


Fox Chapel's Alex Lawson

Fox Chapel’s Alex Lawson

Fox Chapel drives for WPIAL golf title, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Seneca Valley girls golfers show improvement early on, by Joe Sager.


Shady Side Academy's Lauren Kossman

Shady Side Academy’s Lauren Kossman

Experienced lineup pacing Shady Side Academy field hockey, by Marty Stewart.


West Shamokin volleyball coach Dan Spencer

West Shamokin volleyball coach Dan Spencer

West Shamokin girls volleyball team playing well after delayed start, by William Whalen.


WPIAL to craft 6A response


#TribHS highlight reel: WPIAL committee to craft six-class response, by Chris Harlan.


Gorman: Robert Morris lands WPIAL trio

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Quaker Valley’s lone senior, keeper takes on leadership responsibilities, by Haley Sawyer.

#TribHS roundup: Canon-Mac girls edge Moon in Section 4-AAA

Greensburg roundup: Penn-Trafford shuts out rival Hempfield

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Elizabeth Forward girls edge Brownsville

Bishop Canevin's Joel Patterson

Bishop Canevin’s Joel Patterson

Bishop Canevin boys soccer makes every game count, by Nathan Smith.

Derry's Lauren Felix (9) congratulates Haley Wedow (5) after her goal against Yough

Derry’s Lauren Felix (9) congratulates Haley Wedow (5) after her goal against Yough

Derry girls closing competitive gap in Section 1-AA, by Kevin Ritchart.

Armstrong goalkeeper Mike Stright blocks the shot of Norwin's Cameron Eckerg

Armstrong goalkeeper Mike Stright blocks the shot of Norwin’s Cameron Eckerg

Armstrong soccer team dealing with injuries in inaugural season, by Jerin Steele.

After successful run last season, Geibel boys soccer rebuilding, by Jason Black.


Deer Lakes' Connor Chirdon

Deer Lakes’ Connor Chirdon

#TribHS golf notebook: Cool, calm Deer Lakes leads Section 3-AA, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Pine-Richland boys golfers setting records, by Kevin Lohman.

Shady Side Academy boys golf returns solid lineup, by Marty Stewart.


Hampton senior right side hitter Mackenzie Bittner (left) goes up to block next to senior Sarah Jameson

Hampton senior right side hitter Mackenzie Bittner (left) goes up to block next to senior Sarah Jameson

Hampton girls volleyball turning it around, by Devon Moore.


A spirited debate


Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell

Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell

Expanding number of classifications stirs debate, by Chris Harlan.


Burrell QB Max Garda

Burrell quarterback Max Garda

Burrell snaps school-record 11-game losing streak with win over Summit Academy, by D.J. Vasil.

Springdale tends to business in rout of Wilkinsburg, by George Guido.

#TribHS roundup: No. 1 Woodland Hills runs past Shaler


Plum's James Edwards

Plum’s James Edwards

Plum point guard Edwards takes flyer on Air Force, by Bill Beckner Jr.

Harlan: USO quarterback Rutherford setting his own path





#TribHS Football: Week 3 Recap


Gorman column

Gorman: Penn-Trafford’s Vecchio leaves lasting impression


PTR cover

NA page

North Allegheny upends top-ranked Central Catholic, by Bill West.

Check out the Trib’s Week 3 high school football photo gallery


GTR cover



Pittsburgh/Greensburg Tribune-Review/McKeesport Daily News: Penn-Trafford rides stout defense past McKeesport, by Paul Schofield.

VND cover


Valley News Dispatch: Seniors power Freeport to rout of Apollo-Ridge, by Bill Beckner Jr.


Kittanning Leader Times: Armstrong’s Dudek rushes for 254 yards, five TDs in win over Indiana, by William Whalen.


Connellsville Daily Courier: Connellsville pulls away from turnover-prone Latrobe for first win, by Jason Black.


Kiski Area tops Hempfield, wins second in a row, by John Krysinsky.

Fast start helps Plum roll to Quad East victory at Altoona, by Jim Lane.


Franklin Regional bounces back by conquering Mars, by Michael Love.

Interception seals No. 6 Hampton win over No. 8 Gateway, by Brian Duermeyer.

Belle Vernon's Nick Hall

Belle Vernon’s Nick Hall

Belle Vernon’s fast start buries Uniontown, by Jeremy Sellew.

Thomas Jefferson tops Laurel Highlands for first victory, by Dave Stofcheck.

Hollidaysburg stymies Greensburg Salem, by Les Harvath.

Ringgold rams Yough

McKeesport Daily News notebook: Tyree leads West Mifflin to victory.


Sto-Rox's LaVaughan Ahwkins collides with Steel Valley's Eliisha Hughes

Sto-Rox’s LaVaughan Ahwkins collides with Steel Valley’s Eliisha Hughes

Murray’s five first-half touchdowns carry Steel Valley to victory, by Kevin Taylor.

Beaver Falls rolls past rival Beaver, thanks to turnovers, by Gary Horvath.

Turnovers, kick return lift Highlands past West Shamokin, by Doug Gulasy.

Valley's Jordan King (22) tries to avoid a tackle by Shady Side Academy's Jordan Conn

Valley’s Jordan King (22) tries to avoid a tackle by Shady Side Academy’s Jordan Conn

Valley’s offensive versatility pays off in victory over Shady Side Academy, by George Guido.

Burns, Deer Lakes run over South Allegheny, by D.J. Vasil.

#TribHS roundup: Charleroi coach Militzer dejected after loss to Derry, by Jeff Oliver.


Greensburg Central Catholic's JP Pellis

Greensburg Central Catholic’s JP Pellis

Clairton rolls over Greensburg Central Catholic, by Dave Mackall.

Jeannette’s Hall scores four touchdowns in victory over Leechburg, by R.A. Monti.

Frazier defense clamps down again in victory over Bentworth, by Rick Bruni Jr..


Neshannock downs Riverside in Big 7 shootout

Valley News Dispatch roundup: Riverview knocks off Carmichaels

Monessen recovers from early deficit to


Brashear's Khalil Sanders

Brashear’s Khalil Sanders

Brashear cools off USO in sweltering City League game, by Chris Harlan.

Knoch defense sparkles in shutout of Carrick, by Jerin Steele.

Friday’s results


Class AAAA

Quad Central

Bethel Park 30, Upper St. Clair 7

Mt. Lebanon 43, Baldwin 14

Peters Township 37, Canon-McMillan 21

Quad East

Connellsville 41, Latrobe 17

Kiski Area 35, Hempfield 20

Penn-Trafford 21, McKeesport 7

Plum 35, Altoona 7

Quad North

North Allegheny 24, Central Catholic 17

North Hills 35, Butler 7

Pine-Richland 47, Fox Chapel 7


Norwin 35, Seneca Valley 27

Class AAA

Big 9

Belle Vernon 43, Uniontown 0

Ringgold 63, Yough 12

Thomas Jefferson 40, Laurel Highlands 14

Trinity 49, Elizabeth Forward 7

West Mifflin 48, Albert Gallatin 12

Greater Allegheny

Armstrong 35, Indiana 20

Franklin Regional 35, Mars 24

Hampton 9, Gateway 3

Hollidaysburg 12, Greensburg Salem 3


Ambridge 27, Moon 21 (OT)

Chartiers Valley 27, Montour 14

New Castle 52, Blackhawk 33

West Allegheny 61, Hopewell 7


Central Valley 43, Penn Hills 29

Knoch 57, Carrick 0

Class AA


Freeport 42, Apollo-Ridge 6

Highlands 55, West Shamokin 21

Valley 20, Shady Side Academy 14


Keystone Oaks 41, East Allegheny 19

Seton-La Salle 49, Carlynton 0

South Fayette 49, South Park 14

Steel Valley 55, Sto-Rox 0


Derry 29, Charleroi 15

Mt. Pleasant 44, Burgettstown 7

Southmoreland 24, Brownsville 15

Washington 42, Waynesburg 0


Aliquippa 53, Ellwood City 8

Beaver Falls 47, Beaver 7

Deer Lakes 41, South Allegheny 0

Laurel 31, Freedom 28

New Brighton 26, Quaker Valley 22


McGuffey 49, Mohawk 13

Class A

Big 7

Neshannock 71, Riverside 48

Shenango 35, Rochester 6

Union 33, Vincentian 22


Clairton 44, Greensburg Central Catholic 7

Jeannette 44, Leechburg 7

Monessen 62, Serra Catholic 12

Ohio Valley

Avonworth 47, Brentwood 30

Bishop Canevin 30, Northgate 25

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 49, OLSH 0

Tri-County South

Beth-Center 54, California 16

Frazier 7, Bentworth 3

Jefferson-Morgan 53, Avella 0

Mapletown 61, West Greene 22


Riverview 21, Carmichaels 12

South Side Beaver 48, Fort Cherry 14


Ligonier Valley 52, United 0

Northern Cambria 29, Homer-Center 28

Purchase Line 56, Blairsville 48 (5OT)

City League

Brashear 31, USO 26


Wheeling Central Catholic, W.Va. 37, Westinghouse 19

Saturday’s schedule

Class AA


Burrell at Summit Academy, 12:30 p.m.

Class A


Springdale at Wilkinsburg, 1 p.m.


Chartiers-Houston at Western Beaver, 12:30 p.m.; Woodland Hills at Shaler, 1:30 p.m.


#TribHS Football: Week 3 LIVE blog


Welcome to iPreps for the #TribHS Football Week 3 LIVE blog, where our staff brings you the most comprehensive coverage of high school football in Western Pennsylvania. Follow along for our game updates, tweets and analysis of WPIAL and City League football.

Listen to a podcast of The Kevin Gorman Show on TribLIVE Radio, featuring Trib writers Chris Harlan talking the PIAA proposal to expand to six classifications and Doug Gulasy on female kickers, as well as Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane and Warriors WR-DB Tim Vecchio:


Big bounce-back victory for Thomas Jefferson, which opened 0-2 for the first time under Bill Cherpak:


UPSET ALERT! … WPIAL Class AAAA No. 1 is on the ropes:

That’s a final score here: Penn-Trafford 21, McKeesport 7.

Looks like Bethel Park is better than its record indicated. (Of course, the Black Hawks opened with losses to No. 1 Central Catholic and at No. 2 Woodland Hills):

From Michael Love: Franklin Regional bounced back from last week’s loss to Hollidaysburg with a 35-24 victory over Mars. Panthers QB Santino Birty ran for 105 yards on 23 carries, including two TDs, and threw another to Bennett Verona.

UPSET ALERT: https://twitter.com/TribHSInsider/status/645047625226526720

A reminder to watch WPXI Skylights tonight on Channel 11. My Skylights Spotlight and column features Penn-Trafford senior WR-DB Tim Vecchio, who has two catches for 64 yards (both touchdowns), had a 90-yard kick return nullified by penalty and another deep pass just beyond his fingertips in the end zone. One of the most underrated playmakers in the WPIAL, Vecchio returned three interceptions for touchdowns last week at Connellsville.

From Brian Duermeyer: Gateway had a fourth-and-5 at the 10 while trailing, 9-3, with 59 seconds remaining. And the pass is intercepted in the end zone!

From George Guido: Valley leads Shady Side Academy, 20-7, with 3:00 remaining. Vikings QB Philip Petit is 9 of 23 for 139 yards, with one TD and one INT.

From Kevin Gorman: Crazy sequence here at Penn-Trafford. Jonah Lisbon goes 51 yards on a pass play but fumbles at the McKeesport 1. The ball is recovered by Tigers safety Khaleke Hudson, who races to the Penn-Trafford 10 before being dragged down by QB Brett Laffoon. Play is then called back by penalty. Warriors lead, 21-7, at 8:04 3Q.

From Dave Mackall: Clairton leads Greensburg Central Catholic, 30-7. Lamont Wade’s 88-yard touchdown on a screen pass from Aaron Mathews was negated by a holding penalty

From Brian Duermeyer: Hampton takes a 9-3 lead on Matt Rech’s 1-yard run (run failed) with 7:12 remaining.

From Brian Duermeyer: Gateway and Hampton are tied at 3-3 with 10:43 left. Hampton’s Sam Werling converted a 20-yarder, and Gateway tied it with a 23-ayrder.

From David Whipkey: Serra Catholic took an early 12-0 lead, but the Greyhounds rallied behind a 85-yard pass to Andrey Bolton and a 2-yard run by Lavalle Rush, both accompanied by 2-point conversions. Monessen now leads, 36-12, in the third.

From Jason Black: Latrobe 17, Connellsville 14 at halftime.


Bigger isn’t better


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Gateway gears up for Hampton with big win, by Michael Love.

Gorman: Why 6A is a big, bad idea


#TribHS highlight reel: Shady Side Academy’s Dua returns to WPIAL tournament, by Bill Hartlep.

Apollo-Ridge's Duane Brown is tackled by Highlands' Tyler Alworth (9) and Logan Crise (11)

Apollo-Ridge’s Duane Brown is tackled by Highlands’ Tyler Alworth (9) and Logan Crise (11)

A-K Valley notebook: Apollo-Ridge’s Brown, Stankus dealing with concussions, by Bill Beckner Jr.

WPIAL coaching victories
(as of Sept. 13, 2015)
1. Jim Render 381-125-6 Carrollton, Oh.-Uniontown-Upper St. Clair 1969-present
2. Joe Hamilton 342-168-11 Midland-New Brighton-Hempfield-Blackhawk 1966-2014
3. George Novak 288-135-1 Steel Valley-Woodland Hills 1977-present
4. Jack McCurry 281-108-9 North Hills 1976-2013
5. Chuck Wagner 270-202-11 Oakmont-Riverview-Fox Chapel-Springdale 1961-2011
6. Pat Tarquinio 269-143-11 Ellwood City-Beaver Area 1959-99
7. Phil Bridlebaugh 265-64-25 New Castle 1922-55
7. Jim Garry 265-153-14 McDonald-Fort Cherry 1958-99
9. Pete Antimarino 255-93-13 Pitcairn-Gateway 1954-89
10. Don Yannessa 249-117-7 Aliquippa-Baldwin-Ambridge 1972-2008

Through the years: Kittanning savors role of spoilers, by George Guido.


Southmoreland's Kyle Rhodes gets tripped by Greensburg Salem's Ethan Turnbull

Southmoreland’s Kyle Rhodes gets tripped by Greensburg Salem’s Ethan Turnbull

Southmoreland boys hoping to gain footing in Section 1-AA as season continues, by Karen Price.

Southmoreland's Vayda Farino (right) moves the ball past Derry's Kara McDonald

Southmoreland’s Vayda Farino (right) moves the ball past Derry’s Kara McDonald

Southmoreland girls soccer team working to achieve ultimate goal, by Dave Stofcheck.

TribHS roundup: No. 4 Canon-Mac shuts out USC

McKeesport Daily News roundup: Thomas Jefferson boys take down Elizabeth Forward

BVA nearly upsets South Park, by Jeff Oliver.


Pine-Richland's Bailey Baker

Pine-Richland’s Bailey Baker

Despite graduation losses, Pine-Richland playing it cool, by Kevin Lohman.

GCC volleyball set to defend state title, by Andrew John.

Hempfield volleyball off to fast start, by Kevin Ritchart.

Shaler volleyball eyes third straight section title, by Haley Sawyer.

#TribCup: Avonworth girls off to quick start, by Alex Oltmanns.


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