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Tuesday April 21 2015
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Meghan Kilngenberg earns spot on United States roster

Meghan Klingenberg played her HS soccer at Pine Richland, collegiately for North Carolina -- and now is a member of the US Women's National Team.

04/15/2015 - 11:18
John Krysinsky
The Unsung Hero award recognizes local high school coaches and student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to sports and academics, but traditionally have not received the deserved attention.

The selection of recipients is based on sportsmanship, scholastics, dedication to the sport and team members, success on the field, relationship with officials, school district personnel, the commu

04/11/2015 - 11:02
Tony DeFazio
When describing Woodland Hills junior running back Miles Sanders, recruiting pundits, WPIAL coaches and high school football writers typically use superlatives like “fast,” “talented,” and “explosive,” or descriptive phrases such as “big-playmaker” and “player to lose sleep over.”

After rushing for 1,163 yards and 17 touchdowns, while averaging 8.3 yards-per-carry, Sanders finds himself ranked as the top junior in Pennsylvania and the third-best tailback in the nation by Riv

02/04/2015 - 01:52
Lee Nxumalo
A look at the top 2015 prospects in the WPIAL and where they are headed. Two schools -- Aliquippa and Pittsburgh Central Catholic -- boast two players in this year's top 25.

WPIAL's top prospects and Where They're Headed:
1. Jordan Whitehead (left), DB, Central Valley - PITT
2. Sterling Jenkins, OL, Baldwin - PENN STATE

02/03/2015 - 19:42
Tony DeFazio
Jordan Whitehead is a very big deal for Pitt football. The Central Valley cornerback, who committed to Pitt in October, is the No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania by and a consensus four-star recruit.

So it would also be a very big deal if Pitt were to lose him.

01/23/2015 - 19:34
Mike Tony
Author Mark Hostutler details the 2006-07 Spartans championship season, which featured three future professionals, and puts into perspective Schenley's achievements in an era of transfers.

Read this free excerpt from "The Eulogy of Pittsburgh's Schenley Spartans."

12/21/2014 - 22:56
Mark Hostutler
In 2011, Lincoln Park was crushed by the Philadelphia Math, Civics and Science Charter School, 70-55, in the Pennsylvania Single A State Championship.

In 2012, they advanced to the title game again. And again, the Leopards fell short.

12/19/2014 - 15:09
Alex Stumpf
Brett Brumbaugh says he grew up a big Penn State Nittany Lions fan.

So when the young fan blossomed into a 6’4”, 200-pound high school quarterback, he was excited when former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien talked to him about continuing his football career

12/11/2014 - 12:42
Alex Stumpf
Austin Kemp, a standout senior running back at Thomas Jefferson High School, made major waves this season in the WPIAL.

The 5’11” 210-pound Kemp was been a major threat for the Jaguars, using both his size and skills to carry TJ's offense.

12/08/2014 - 18:23
Alissa Persichetti
Clairton and Pine Richland won going away, South Fayette won a close game and Central Valley needed a last-second score to beat West Allegheny as the WPIAL Playoffs came to a close on Friday.

Single A: Clairton 46 - Avonworth 14
Ryan Williams threw five touchdown passes, Lamont Wade ran for 125 yds and intercepted four passes as Clairton beat Avonworth 46-14.

11/21/2014 - 15:58
Tony DeFazio
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In June, George Blanda—along with the late Johnny Unitas and living legends Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly—will be honored in Pittsburgh.
Editor's DeskFeature One
Francisco Liriano is the Pirates’ Opening Day starter this year, but he is not an Ace. Gerrit Cole will start game 2 of 162, but, despite the expectations that surround the former first-overall pick, he is not an Ace, either.
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George Blanda was a pro football player for 26 seasons, longer than anyone who ever played. The Youngwood native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a quarterback and kicker in 1981.
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The Unsung Hero award recognizes local high school coaches and student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to sports and academics, but traditionally have not received the deserved attention.
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It's no secret that the Steelers need help in the defensive secondary and at outside linebacker, but there are also needs elsewhere. Here's a breakdown of the team’s potential targets in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.
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Prospects are constantly moving up and down teams' draft boards as players visit and work out for teams during the month of April. Two quarterbacks and two receivers make up four of PSR's top five players available.
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While the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens are coming off playoff appearances and look to fill specific needs in this month's draft, the Browns are once again in need of help all over the roster, particularly on offense.
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