2020 High School Football Preview
Not in her wildest imagination did Dawnelle Mock think she would be one of the driving forces at The Meadows racetrack and in the harness racing industry.
WINGATE – Two Central Mountain pitchers combined on a no-hitter and the Wildcats hit four home runs in one inning Monday en route to a 12-0 five-inning victory over Peters Township in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A baseball playoffs at Bald Eagle Area High School.
McKEES ROCKS – After the 2019 season ended, mystery surrounded the future of the four-time defending WPIAL champion West Greene Pioneers.
NORTH HUNTINGDON – Carmichaels gamely fought back to tie the score in the top of the sixth inning, only to have Shenango plate the winning run in the bottom of the inning for a 7-6 victory Tuesday afternoon in the WPIAL Class AA semifinals at Norwin High School.
The inability to find the energy to run a high school football program the way he knows it needs done, and after a second ACL injury to his son Colby, Joe Kuhns recently decided to resign as Beth-Center’s head football coach after five seasons at the helm.
MONTOUR – If a fortune-teller had informed Chartiers-Houston coach Andy Manion at, say, 3:30 Friday afternoon that his team would only give up two hits in its Class 2A quarterfinal matchup with Carmichaels set to start a half-hour later, and said nothing else, Manion would have liked his tea…
WEST MIFFLIN – There are not many baseball teams with 10-10 records still participating in the WPIAL playoffs, which has left Peters Township head coach Rocky Plassio and shortstop Jack Kail to explain the Indians’ presence in next week’s Class 5A semifinals.
Ellwood City did all its scoring in two innings and upset third-seeded Waynesburg 7-4 Thursday in the WPIAL Class 3A softball playoffs at Montour High School.
Drake Long and Trenton Carter each drove in three runs, and Gavin Pratt and Dylan Rohrer combined on a two-hitter as third-seeded Carmichaels rolled to a 12-1 win Apollo-Ridge in a Class 2A first-round playoff game Wednesday at Mount Pleasant.
Few softball programs in the state can boast the winning tradition and coaching stability that Chartiers-Houston has developed.
Riley Pekar went 3-for-3 and scored three times, Devan Clark and Madi Blaker combined on a four-hitter and Mapletown shut out St. Joseph 12-0 Tuesday in the first round of the Class A girls softball playoffs at West Mifflin.
A loss in the section opener against Immaculate Conception High School April 1, 1986 was certainly no joke for the Fort Cherry High School baseball team.
If any local baseball team is going to win a WPIAL championship this season, then it likely will require knocking off a few higher-seeded teams.
Nobody has beaten the West Greene High School girls softball team in a WPIAL playoff game in the last five years – there was no postseason tournament last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic – and the Pioneers are favored to win a fifth consecutive Class A championship.
Burgettstown completed a two-game series sweep of Fort Cherry by defeating the visiting Rangers 12-2 in six innings Wednesday in Class 2A Section 4.