HS highlight reel: Practices for winter sports start today
While football players for eight WPIAL teams go over game plans and prepare for Friday’s championship games during practices Monday afternoon, some of their classmates will head to the hardwood, wrestling mat and swimming pool to begin official practices for winter sports.
Monday is the beginning of winter sports season for boys and girls basketball, wrestling, swimming and diving, rifle, gymnastics and competitive spirit.
Teams are allowed to scrimmage as early as Saturday, and the first official play date is Dec. 5.
They said it …
“It took a lot for us to bounce back but it feels great. I believe my team can overcome anything now.”
— Clairton sophomore RB Lamont Wade, who ran for 270 yards and six TDs in his team’s 48-42 overtime win over Neshannock on Friday.
Stats of the day
Points Clairton football needs to tie the all-time state record for scoring in a season (860, Jeannette 2007)
Average points allowed by Avonworth football, including two shutouts and a 28-0 loss to CWNC
Title game ends in draw
Saturday’s PIAA field hockey title game between Penn Manor and Palmyra was a little anti-climactic.
With the game tied at 1 after 90 minutes, the teams were declared co-champions.
PIAA rules state that a state final will not go to penalty strokes after two overtime periods.
— Staff report