HS highlight reel: Southmoreland wrestler ineligible
The PIAA upheld a WPIAL ruling last week to deny an extra year of eligibility for Southmoreland senior wrestler Austin Griffiths.
Griffiths, a two-time PIAA place winner, was projected to be Southmoreland’s starting 120-pounder.
Griffiths’ ineligibility stems from the 2010-11 school year in which he enrolled in an online charter school and attended Geibel High School. He completed his freshman year online, but repeated his freshman year at Southmoreland. Therefore, his four years of eligibility expired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
• The PIAA also upheld the WPIAL’s decision to rule basketball player Ishmael Waldron, who transferred from the Bronx, N.Y. to North Hills, ineligible.
Parking could be scarce for title games Friday
Parking at Heinz Field could be an issue Friday for the WPIAL football title games.
Because of the games being held during ‘work week’ spots in Heinz Field lots will be limited.
The WPIAL recommends parking at the Rivers Casino garage, lots on the North Side or in downtown and taking the T to Heinz Field. To park at Rivers Casino, all passengers in the vehicle must be over 21 years of age.
Stats of the day
Title game appearances for Central Valley in its five-year existence since Monaca and Center merged in 2010
Extra points by West A kicker DJ Opsatnik, second in the WPIAL to Pine-Richland’s Adam Napotnik (70)