Chris Minerd, who led California's girls basketball team to unprecedented heights and was a well-respected athletic director at the school, is now out of job.
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Though the PIAA plans for falls sports to begin as scheduled, the organization did allow some wiggle room for its districts to use delayed starts and varied scheduling models for seasons.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back to March 9, 1996, when McGuffey’s Jeremy Hunter became the ninth four-time state wrestling champion. This is the final article in the series.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” takes us back to Oct. 8, 1999, when Fort Cherry’s Mike Vernillo set the WPIAL’s all-time rushing record during a Rangers victory over Cornell.
Heavily recruited Peters Township defensive back Donovan McMillon had many reasons to choose the University of Florida. Family is just one of them.
CALIFORNIA – Confusion filled Piper McLaughlin’s senses as she slid safely into third base and looked up to see her Chartiers-Houston teammates flying from the dugout toward home plate.
Winning one WPIAL baseball championship is difficult enough. One bad day and your season is over. Peters Township, however, pulled off winning back titles in 2007 and 2008. Today, we go back to the latter, a May 28, 2008 victory over a Plum team that was coached by Waynesburg native Carl Vollmer.
McGuffey and Canon-McMillan have been two of the most successful local high school wrestling programs, and on Jan. 10, 2003, their dual meet had one of the most stunning turnarounds and finishes you’ll find.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” is from Nov. 21, 1975, when Beth-Center capped an undefeated football season by shutting out and shutting down Kitanning to win the WPIAL Class AA championship.
Chartiers-Houston’s Brianna Liebold capped a stellar track and field career on May 27, 2006, when she won her fourth gold medal at the PIAA Track & Field Championships, dominating the competition in the Class AA triple jump.
The PIAA took a step to curb forfeits in wrestling but is making no changes to its fall sports calendar.
Today we go back to Nov. 10, 2006, when Jefferson-Morgan defeated Duquesne in a wild WPIAL Class A football quarterfinal game. It turned out to be final game in Duquesne’s storied history as the school closed after the 2006-07 school year.
Major “Tuffy” Corley, who won one state and three WPIAL championships as the girls basketball coach at Monessen, died Monday at the age of 73.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” goes back to May 29, 1986, when Fort Cherry’s baseball team, which had pulled out a close win in the semifinals, won the WPIAL Class AA championship in rather easy fashion over Ford City.
Ringgold dedicated Joe Montana Stadium on Sept. 1, 2006, with a 13-10 loss to Indiana, but the game didn’t put a damper on what was a festive day for the Rams.
Carmichaels averaged double-digit runs in each playoff game as its won the WPIAL Class A baseball championship.
Washington High School’s football team won the state title in 2001, but first the Little Prexies had to win the WPIAL championship, which they did against a talented Beaver Falls team.
The “When Sports Were Played” for today takes us back to May 24, 2002, when Waynesburg’s Jocelyn Lindsay, who was the first PIAA girls pole vault champion in 1999, ended her high school days with another gold medal.
Today we go back to June 2, 1983, and the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship game between California and Leechburg, which had a future major leaguer in its lineup.
Waynesburg became the first team from Greene County to win a WPIAL football championship in 25 years when the Raiders controlled the second half and defeated conference rival Washington for the Class AA title on Nov. 27, 1999.
Dave Derrico, who guided Canon-McMillan High School to the girls soccer state championship in 2016, resigned Thursday night as the Big Macs’ head coach.
After a string of misses in the state finals, Chartiers-Houston won its first PIAA softball title on June 18, 2010, against Montgomery.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” is from Feb. 9, 2013, when Canon-McMillan’s wrestling team won the final winner-take-all bout of the tournament to repeat as the state Class AAA team champion.
After winning the WPIAL Class AAA Team Tournament and finishing second in the state event this past season, Waynesburg’s wrestling team appears well-stocked for another successful postseason next winter.
Belle Vernon has turned to one of its own in attempt to get the Leopards past the first round of the WPIAL girls basketball playoffs.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” is from March 21, 2017, when Trinity used a big second half to defeat South Fayette and become the first girls basketball team from Washington County to make the state finals.
We close the book on the 2019-20 school year with this “Best of Sports” edition, a joint venture of the Observer-Reporter and The Almanac sports staffs. This is our third year for “Best of Sports,” which honors the top athletes and teams from the two publications’ coverage areas.
Todd Flynn will miss Nathan Piatt when he leaves for the University of Tampa this summer. For he was the golf coach’s right-hand man. In fact, Piatt filled in one of the top six slots in the Upper St. Clair lineup for four years.
What’s the most important ingredient in winning a cross country team title? The running shoes or the teammates racing alongside you?
Numbers seem to be a good way to evaluate Benjamin Jackson, the outstanding running back and three-sport athlete at West Greene. Jackson rushed for 7,102 career yards, the third-most in WPIAL history. As a senior last fall, Jackson became the first WPIAL running back to rush for more than 3,…
Patrick Anderson could have been the best miler in Mt. Lebanon High School track history. The senior, however, will settle for best cross country runner ever.
Trinity High School girls basketball player Courtney Dahlquist recently received another Division I offer, from Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A second reading of the weight-class reduction proposal was unanimously approved by the PIAA, and it will need to pass a third reading in July to become the standard in Pennsylvania next wrestling season.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back nearly 12 years, to June 13, 2008, when Canon-McMillan turned the state baseball championship game into batting practice and routed Spring-Ford.
This installment of “When Sports Weree Played” takes us back exactly 22 years, to June 11, 1998, when Carmichaels softball became the first program from Greene County to win a state team title in any sport.