The wildcat offense. West Greene's Ben Jackson breaks another record. A local lineman is named as a finalist for a WPIAL award. Five things from the week that was in high school football.
There are only five local high school football teams remaining in the WPIAL playoffs.
How’s that Minkah Fitzpatrick trade looking now?
Seven local high school football teams will open the postseason in the confines of their own home stadium.
The battle of the Century Conference brought out a great atmosphere for a regular-season finale. That and much more on the high school football postseason.
You have all been spoiled as high school football fans.
Each time he goes out for a walk or a jog, Nick Milchovich is reminded of it. The hurt, the pain and the agony of being injured and defeated.
Of the three small college football teams, none is in a great spot to make a run at the postseason.
Steelers relying on James Conner would go a long way into helping Devlin Hodges, who is making his first career NFL start.
People are just not hunting in past numbers.
The conference showdowns everybody might have been expecting quickly turned into duds. Ben Jackson and Zack Swartz continue to shine for their respective teams. The South Fayette wide receivers continue to cause problems for opponents.
It was Freddie at Wembley. Tiger at Augusta. Brady in the Super Bowl. Ali in Zaire.
Sometimes, I like to think while I’m hunting. Usually, it’s about hunting deer or getting prepared for the upcoming big-game season.
I haven’t heard of anyone bagging a buck yet. Of course, it is early and the weather has been a bit warm. I have heard of a miss and a few people say, “I could have shot a small buck but wanted a bigger buck.” Yes, maybe you could have tried to shoot him but there is a lot of maybe in my sen…
Dale Lolley covers the Steelers for DKPittsburghSports.com and writes a Sunday column for the Observer-Reporter.
They came together as brothers more than teammates.
Sometimes things just rub off of one person and attach to another. An outstanding outdoors person and very good friend, Mike Weber, of Scenery Hill, had an article published in the Pennsylvania Outdoor News. It is a well-written piece about Dick Bortmess and his rifles that were built in Flo…
Ben Roethlisberger has missed some time here and there, for a number of reasons, throughout his 16-year NFL career. Counting the first two games of his career – when he was the backup to Tommy Maddox – Roethlisberger has missed 27 starts.
Sometimes, it’s hard to understand school boards. They do things behind closed doors in a process called executive session and sometimes never re-emerge. Who knows how many school board members have entered those doors, never to be seen again.
Winning means running the football for area teams
I don’t care what the younger generation says on this subject, nothing ends up a more beautiful rifle stock than a native piece of walnut. While I might own and, under bad weather conditions, be found hunting with a synthetic stocked rifle, it is the wood that I find desirable. The problem w…
The Wild Things' fall from first place last year to worst in the Frontier League this summer was the result of many variables.
The NFL will kick off its 100th year Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers face the Chicago Bears to open the 2019 season.
West Greene continues to score. Chartiers-Houston has kept teams from scoring. Avella beats somebody outside of the Tri-County South Conference. Week 1 had us flipping through our calendars for oddities and much more.
It might not be a fact. but September has always seemed like the first day of autumn to me.
The Steelers love the athleticism of tight end Vance McDonald. In fact, he’s the most athletic tight end they’ve had since Heath Miller was in his prime. And McDonald might actually be more athletic than Miller was at his best.
You have found the Observer-Reporter’s annual football preview edition. And with it comes some good news and some bad news.
He has long been known as the reliable one – the guy teammates, friends, family and anyone else who has come in contact with him can depend on and rely on.
It wasn’t quite Ryan Shazier’s debut – Shazier, after all, had an interception to go along with nine tackles in his first preseason game – but Devin Bush made a nice first impression in the Steelers’ 30-28 preseason opening win against Tampa Bay Friday night.
Five storylines entering the high school football season.