Nate Cumer saw the football bounce on the ground, the result of a bad pitch from Ambridge’s quarterback to the running back.
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For today’s “When Sports Were Played,” we go back to May 30, 2017, when California High School had to go a few extra innings to win the WPIAL Class A baseball championship.
This edition of “When Sports Were Played” takes us back exactly 13 years, to May 29, 2007, and the WPIAL baseball championship game between Peters Township and Bethel Park.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we turn back the clock exactly 22 years, to May 28, 1998. That’s when Washington High School’s Diontae Walker pitched a no-hitter in the WPIAL baseball finals.
Waynesburg Central's Ben Bumgarner ran away from the field in the final stages to win the PIAA Class AA Cross Country Championships in 2016.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back to May 25, 1996, when in one afternoon Washington’s Laila Brock won an amazing four gold medals at the PIAA Track & Field Championships.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” goes back to Nov. 19, 2011, when Peters Township’s girls soccer team won its second of a remarkable three consecutive state championships.
Each player on the Mikes' football team got a buzz cut at a pep rally to show their support for a 10-year-old student in the school district who was battling a rare disease.
The WPIAL approved a new scheduling format and it’s designed to prevent teams from pitching their ace against the same section opponent twice in a season
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” takes us back to May 1, 2008 and one of the most unique events ever held in Washington County, an exhibition game between the United States Olympic Softball Team and Robert Morris University.
The “When Sports Were Played” for today takes us back to Feb. 20, 1991, when Bentworth juggled its lineup and found the right combination to beat Chartiers-Houston and win the WPIAL Class AA wrestling team championship.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” takes us back exactly eight years, to May 17, 2012, when Washington’s Dustin Fuller became the first boy in 30 years to win four gold medals at the WPIAL Track & Field Championships.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we travel back 30 years and one day, to May 15, 1990, when Peters Township distance runner Kathy Knabb dominated the WPIAL Class AA Track & Field Championships, winning three events and setting two meet records.
HERSHEY – The golden symbol of excellence from a grueling five-month wrestling season hung around the necks of Tom Wilt and Doug Haines and 10 other Class AA wrestlers at the conclusion of the 44th annual PIAA wrestling tournament Saturday afternoon.
The WPIAL released its section alignments for boys and girls basketball. Here are five observations from some of the shifting that was done.
The local area has never been known as a hotbed for high school tennis, but in today’s “When Sports Were Played” we revisit it’s high-water mark, Nov. 3, 2007, when two girls doubles teams each won PIAA championships.
Joe Rossi can rattle off names of former South Fayette High School football players he considered “camp kids.”
Today’s edition of “When Sports Were Played” goes back to April 26, 2005, when Carmichaels lefty Jared Lapkowicz set the WPIAL baseball record for career pitching wins with his 32nd victory.
One of the objectives of a newspaper columnist is to make the reader think. The latter might not always agree with what is written, but if he or she at least thinks about the writer’s opinion and analyzes it objectively, then that’s mission accomplished.
The 1994 McGuffey football proved them all wrong, including the WPIAL’s top executive, when the Highlanders defeated three-time defending champion Blackhawk for the WPIAL Class AAA title.
After having her senior season at Youngstown State end after just four games because of a knee injury, Trinity graduate Mary Dunn is hopeful another season is on the horizon.
West Greene’s softball team has done many amazing things in recent seasons, but it’s best act played out June 16, 2017, when it overcame a seven-run deficit to win the state championship. We revisit that game and cap Comeback Week in “When Sports Were Played.”
Sometimes a midseason football game between teams hovering around the .500 mark can result in a remarkable finish. Thus was the case in today’s “When Sports Were Played” game as Chartiers-Houston, a yard away from trailing by three scores, rallied in the final six minutes to beat Brentwood o…
As Comeback Week continues in “When Sports Were Played,” we revisit what might have been the most improbable turnaround ever in a WPIAL baseball playoff game, when Washington overcame a nine-run deficit to win 17-16 over Seton-LaSalle in a crazy quarterfinal played May 22, 1997. The Little P…
We kick off Comeback Week in “When Sports Were Played” with a stunning finish when the Washington and Jeannette football teams met in a battle of unbeatens on Sept. 28, 2012.
In today’s “When Sports Were Played,” we go back to May 28, 2015 and a WPIAL softball championship game filled with emotion like never before as Jefferson-Morgan edged Chartiers-Houston.
Not having offseason workouts as a team is a struggle for all high school football coaches. For first-year coaches, it's an added challenge to what should be a busy offseason.
Just one day after being rebuffed by the National Federation of High Schools Association on switching to 12 weight classes in wrestling, the WPIAL submitted a proposal to the PIAA to use 13 weight classes next season.
The National High School Federation Association did not approve the PIAA plan to reduce the weight classes in wrestling to 12 from the current 14.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we revisit the WPIAL Class AAA Team Tournament championship wrestling match between Canon-McMillan and Kiski from Feb. 9, 2010. After several postponements, the match’s winner wasn’t decided until the final bout.
In today’s “When Sports Were Played,” we go back to March 9, 2018, when Chartiers-Houston’s Alexa Williamson set the record for points in a playoff game by a basketball player from the O-R’s coverage area. On Tuesday, we will revisit the game when local boys player set the WPIAL playoff scor…
With government offices shut down because of COVID-19, permits for the McGuffey High School stadium project have yet to be obtained.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played,” we go back to Nov. 17, 1972 and a WPIAL football playoff game between Monessen and Jeannette that was like no other, and the O-R was there. Because there was no overtime in high school football at that time, the winner was determined by a statistic.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played,” we revisit a basketball section tiebreaker game from Feb. 18, 1978. Immaculate Conception’s John Abel tallied what was then a WPIAL postseason record 49 points, but the Comets lost the game to Burgettstown.
In today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back to 2005, when for the first time the WPIAL had four classifications in softball. Half of the champions were from the Washington-Greene area and the Class 2A title game featured Waynesburg and Washington, which were meeting for the third time in…