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Thursday September 18 2014
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Pirates use 15-hit barrage to beat Red Sox, 9-1

Pirates use 15-hit barrage to beat Red Sox, 9-1

Francisco Liriano worked through a lot of foot traffic Wednesday night. He put the lead-off man on-base in five of the six innings he worked.

Home Schooled

Home Schooled

The Penguins didn’t have to go far when they added forward Sam Lafferty, a native of Hollidaysburg, PA, in the fourth-round of this year’s draft. Lafferty, standing at a sturdy 6-0 and 175-pounds, played in 25 games for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, where he notched 21 goals and 34 assists for 55 points.

2014 NFL Storylines

2014 NFL Storylines

Rookie quarterbacks, new coaches, repeat champions and rebuilt teams -- the 2014 NFL season has plenty of storylines to follow.

Up Close with ESPN's Louis Riddick

Up Close with ESPN's Louis Riddick

ESPN NFL Analyst Louis Riddick spent 12 years as an NFL Scout and Personnel Director with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. The Quakertown, PA, native and Pitt graduate played six seasons as a defensive back in the NFL with the Falcons, Browns and Raiders.

Look in the Mirror

Look in the Mirror

Domestic violence is awful. That’s something most of us can agree on, in black and white terms. Right?

Younger. Faster. BETTER?

Younger. Faster. BETTER?

The Steelers traditional powerhouse defense has set a yearly standard for fans and pundits for decades. But an aging Pittsburgh defense has had a rocky time the last couple of seasons.

Morton was placed on the disabled list in August with a sports hernia that bothered him since June, and many thought he was done for the sea

The Pirates (79-70) capitalized on the strong fifth inning, winning for the eighth time in their past 10 games to remain 3.5 behind the Cardinals in the NL Central and 1.5 games ahead of the Brewer

Penn State overcame an early ten point deficit on the road tonight in their first conference game of the season.

Conner’s output gave him 544 rushing yards on the year, breaking Tony Dorsett’s school record for most rushing yards in the first three games of a season.

Alec Ferrari threw three touchdown passes, including a 23-yarder to Josh Gray late in the fourth quarter that snapped a 14-14 tie and lifted Chartiers-Houston to their first win of the season, 21-1

Dual-threat quarterback Nico Law completed threw for 181 yards and junior running back Chacar Berry ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns as Ringgold topped Knoch 20-12 at Joe Montana Stadium Friday

I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
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Chartiers-Houston got on the winning side for the first time this season with a 21-14 win over visiting Western Beaver in the Week 3 CoGo's Feature Matchup.
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Ringgold knocked the Knoch Knights from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 20-12 win at Joe Montana Stadium on Friday night in the US Steel Game of the Week.
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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2014 season ended last Saturday much the same way their season started in the spring. With lots of promise, with much anticipation, but in the end, in a disappointing finish.
Feature FourSports Bites
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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