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A flurry of WPIAL prospects chose to take their talents to South Bend this year, despite rejuvenating seasons by both Penn State and Pitt.

While many Pittsburgh products see Penn State and Pitt as their new homes for their four or five years of college football, this year was different.

02/01/2017 - 23:23
Joel Peretic
For a lot of young student-athletes, sports are essentially a hobby. They represent an activity to boost a college résumé or a tool to stay active. But for many young athletes, sports mean much more.

Sports can be an outlet used to forget about an otherwise troublesome life, whether those troubles lie at school, home or both. Sports are all some kids have.

01/16/2017 - 13:55
Chris Hayes
Paris Ford is a recognizable name not only among his Steel Valley High School teammates, but among major college football recruiters as well.

The 6-2, 185-lb. safety is one of the most coveted recruits in the Class of 2017 and Pennsylvania’s No. 1 ranked safety.

12/06/2016 - 18:44
Cassie Putt
One of the country’s top cornerback recruits hails from Clairton, Pa., roughly 15 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Lamont Wade, a 5-foot-10 senior at Clairton High School, is ranked as a consensus top-10 cornerback nationally by nearly every recruiting service in the country.

08/30/2016 - 17:04
Jed Johnson
Western Pennsylvania's football recruiting class of 2017 is a strong one, led by Clairton's Lamont Wade -- one of the top recruits in the country. The class also features a multitude of interior line talent.

Lamont Wade, DB, Clairton

08/08/2016 - 11:49
Tony DeFazio
In the days leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, it was unknown whether University of Pittsburgh tight end JP Holtz would be selected.

Although Holtz did not hear his name called, it didn’t mean teams weren’t interested in the 6’3”, 240-pound senior.

07/11/2016 - 19:49
Chris Hayes
One of the top wrestling prospects in Pennsylvania high school history is coming home.

Chance Marsteller, a graduate of Kennard-Dale High School in rural York County, decided this spring to transfer from the Oklahoma State wrestling program to Lock Haven University in an attempt to g

07/07/2016 - 17:16
Jed Johnson
Jeannette High School's class of 2016 officially said goodbye to the Jayhawks during their graduation ceremony earlier this month. Before their June 3 commencement, however, there were some awards to dole out.

Graduated senior Swade Redman was one  of the many seniors to participate in the awards ceremony on June 1, as the three-sport star took home several honors.

06/17/2016 - 18:47
Tony DeFazio
The High School Sports Unsung Hero Award, presented by CoGo's, was created to recognize local student-athletes whose achievements go significantly beyond the athletic arena.

For North Hills senior-to-be Will Huffmyer, his achievements not only go beyond athletics, they are difficult to limit to any specific area.

06/10/2016 - 09:51
Tony DeFazio
Major League Baseball doesn’t often turn its attention to the WPIAL. They have this year, however, to watch the talent of one Alex Kirilloff.

Kirilloff is graduating from Plum High School this spring, and while the 6-foot-2 former PA Cyber student has committed to Liberty University, he will surely find his name being announced at this w

06/07/2016 - 07:29
Daniel Priore
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