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.
NEW CASTLE — Laurel defeated California 15-0 in a battle of unbeatens that was cut to two quarters because of weather Friday night.
MONESSEN – Cochise Ryan ran for three touchdowns and threw for another Friday night as he led the California Trojans to a 42-7 win at Monessen.
FREDERICKTOWN – For 17 seasons, Ed Woods was the head of the Beth-Center football program. He took a three-season hiatus before returning to a head coaching position at California this year.
Chartiers-Houston hopes to limit mistakes against Frazier, something that has doomed the Bucs in the past.
LATROBE – Jordan Kearns is only a freshman and bats in the bottom third of the California High School baseball team’s lineup. Don’t let that fool you. Kearns, a center fielder, has been one of the best hitters in the Trojans’ lineup for the past six weeks.
California’s baseball team has had its fair share of trips to Wild Things Park in late May, while Laurel Highlands will be playing for the WPIAL championship for the first time in school history when both take the field this afternoon in the Class A and 5A baseball finals.
LATROBE – When California High School’s sophomore shortstop Payton Conte was at-bat in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday, it was in the pivotal point of the Trojans’ WPIAL Class A quarterfinal baseball playoff game against Eden Christian.
There were multiple gold medals won by local boys at the WPIAL Track & Field Championships Thursday at Slippery Rock University.
There are 14 local teams that qualified for the WPIAL baseball playoffs but only one of them was given a seed higher than fifth in their respective classification.
After a 9-3 start in his first season as the California High School boys basketball coach, Aaron Balla is right at home on the Trojans' bench.
COAL CENTER – McGuffey boys basketball coach Mike Fatigante and his staff came up with an excellent game plan to stop California’s Malik Ramsey Wednesday night, and it worked for most of the game.
California girls' basketball team drops to Class A this season, and will look to continue success with a young roster and a new coach in Chris Niemiec.
ELIZABETH — Brendan Parsons threw three touchdown passes, including two to Kenlein Ogletree, and Taevon Thompson returned an interception for the only score of the second half as second-seeded Clairton held off California 27-17 in a first-round playoff game at Elizabeth Forward Friday night.
Seeds, opponents, times and locations were determined for the 12 area high school football teams for the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.
It had been seven years since Peters Township got the better of Bethel Park in a high school football game.
HOUSTON — Jelani Stafford rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns on only seven carries, and Lucas Qualk added 108 yards and two scores as California continued its push toward the postseason with a 56-0 victory over Chartiers-Houston in the Tri-County South Conference Friday night.
Two local running backs nearing milestone entering Week 6 of the high school football season.
JEFFERSON — Jaedan Zuzak ran for two touchdowns and returned a punt for a score, and Jelani Stafford rambled for a pair of second-quarter touchdowns as California rolled to a 54-0 victory over Jefferson-Morgan in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game Friday night at Parker Field.
COAL CENTER – Friday night at California High School’s Trojans Stadium proved to be a tale of two offenses. One was methodical, grinding and ball-controlling. The other was quick-hitting and lightning-fast, appropriate given the threat of thunderstorms in the area.