Friday, February 15, 2013
Team posts its 13th perfect 800 score this season.
The Woodland Hills Wolverine rifle team posted its 13th perfect 800 score this season, taking second place in the WPIAL team championships on Tuesday. The Wolverines shot an 800-57X and earned the runner-up title. The Wolverines received their Section II championship plaque and Laura Valenti was named to the WPIAL All-Tournament Team. The performance qualifies the team to shoot for the state title at the PIAA state championship match next week. To see the scores of individual team members, click here. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Three students are leading a resurgence for the Woodland Hills High School track team after a few lagging years following standouts Steve Breaston, Ryan Mundy and Cambrya Jones.
The Woodland Hills track team was a force to be reckoned with in the early 2000s. In the years when Steve Breaston and Ryan Mundy, both of whom went on to NFL football careers, and Cambrya Jones, who excelled in track at Pitt and fell just hundredths of a second shy of making the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in the 200 meters, were running, Woodland Hills was burning up the track. "We also have multiple other athletes who have gone on to compete at the Division I and II levels, most with scholarships," Woodland Hills track coach Rick Yeager said. "The last few years the team has fallen off and lost some of its excitement and drive, but now Woody High Track is back on track and poised to make a comeback." Leading the resurgence for the track team…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The running back/linebacker will join fellow senior all-stars in Hershey this June.
The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association has chosen Woodland Hills High School running back/linebacker Alex Beasley as a member of Team Pennsylvania for the Big 33 Football Classic this June. The team is made up of senior all-stars from around the commonwealth. Pennsylvania will play Team Maryland, another group of all-stars, at Hersheypark Stadium on June 15 at 7:06 p.m. in the 56th version of this game. (View Pennsylvania's entire roster—including many WPIAL players and coaches—here.) The 6-foot, 240-pound Beasley was added to the roster as an inside linebacker—one of just two from the entire state. "You're talking over 500 schools in the state," said George Novak, Beasley's head coach at Woodland Hills High. "And you're …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Novak is the only coach in Wolverines history.
Woodland Hills High School defied most pundits’ expectations in 2012 by racking up a 10-3 record and a berth in the WPIAL’s AAAA football championship game at Heinz Field. The Wolverines lost that game by a touchdown to the current state finalists from North Allegheny High School, but the Pittsburgh Steelers—the hosts of Heinz—have seen enough in Woody High’s head coach to include him as one of the 2012 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year nominees. Coach George Novak has been with Woodland Hills for 26 seasons and has won six WPIAL titles (five at Woody High). He is the first and only director of athletics for the Woodland Hills School District and head coach of the district’s varsity football program. Novak and the program have …
Friday, November 23, 2012
North Allegheny held onto halftime lead as Wolverines fight wind, turnovers in second half.
Friday, November 23, 2012
By Bill Allmann After an opening game at Heinz Field that saw 79 points scored, North Allegheny and Woodland Hills picked up where Clairton and Sto-Rox left off, scoring 35 in the first half of the WPIAL Class AAAA Championship. Unfortunately for Woodland Hills’ fans, though, North Allegheny’s 21-14 halftime lead stood the test of time through a scoreless second half and the Tigers won their third straight WPIAL title and fourth overall. “I was surprised there were 35 points scored in the first half,” said Woodland Hills coach George Novak. “North Allegheny has a great defense and our defense played well.” Both defenses belied their reputations early as each team scored on its first possession. On those drives, Zach Lyon made a one-handed …
The Wolverines take on top-seeded North Allegheny in the championship matchup at 2 p.m.
Woodland Hills Football Network's Adam Gusky and Wolverines Coach George Novak talk about last week’s semi-final 42-20 victory against Upper St. Clair and preview this Friday’s WPIAL Championship game against North Allegheny at Heinz Field at 2 p.m. In this week's video, Novak also talks about what has made this year’s Woodland Hills team special and gives a preview of the other semi-final game between North Allegheny and Seneca Valley. Gusky and Fred Guy will be on hand for the action this Friday as the seventh-seeded Wolverines take on the top-seeded North Allegheny in the final matchup of the year for the WPIAL AAAA title. Coverage on WLFP 1550-AM, MSA Sports and Verizon FiOS Ch. 37, Monroeville Comcast channel 13 and Penn Hills Comcast…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Alumni are gathering Thanksgiving morning at the Wolvarena and Woodland Hills Boosters are planning a tailgate party at Heinz Field before the big game.
Friday is the big day as the Wolverines make their eighth trip in the last 16 years to the WPIAL AAAA finals. But the show of support begins at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek with a special alumni event to give a show of support for this year's team as the players head into the championship game. There'll be free coffee, hot chocolate, water and doughnuts for those who attend. And the fans have a chance to build on their enthusiasm before the game as the Woodland Hills Boosters host a tailgate party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Heinz Field. All Wolverine fans are welcome—just look for the black, white and turquoise balloons. Those who join in the pre-game celebration are asked to bring beverages and/or side …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Woodland Hills will meet North Allegheny at Heinz Field for a 2 p.m. match up.
Tickets are now on sale at Woodland Hills High School during school hours until Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Friday's WPIAL AAAA championship game where the Wolverines take on the North Allegheny Tigers. Student tickets are discounted to $5 each if you purchase them at school by Wednesday at 2 p.m. The student bus to the game will cost only $1. Adult tickets are $10 and are on sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the school athletic office. All tickets at the stadium are $10. The students-only bus will leave the Wolvarena at 12 p.m. on Friday for the 2 p.m. game. Student Leadership will be tailgating before the game. Woodland Hills has moved to seventh place in the statewide PIAA rankings, according to the Pennsylvania Football …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Find out how other teams did, too.
Check out the Tribune-Review's story about last night's game. Click here. For WTAE's Operation Football, click here. For WPXI's Skylights scores, click here. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out an interview with Coach George Novak done by Woodland Hills Football Network's Adam Gusky.
Woodland Hills Football Network's Adam Gusky and Wolverines Coach George Novak talk about last week's win over North Hills in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs and previews tonight’s playoff game against Gateway at Norwin High School's Knight Stadium in North Huntingdon. Novak also gives a run down of the top teams remaining in this year’s AAAA playoffs in the YouTube video. Gusky and Fred Guy will be on hand for the action this Friday as the seventh-seeded Wolverines take on the second-seeded Gateway Gators in the quarterfinal matchup. Coverage on WLFP 1550-AM, MSA Sports and Verizon FiOS Ch. 37 begins Friday at 7:10 p.m. The live TV broadcast will be aired on Monroeville Comcast channel 13 and Penn Hills Comcast channel 98. …