PIAA denies Aliquippa appeal asking to avoid promotion to Class 5A football

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 5:10 PM


The PIAA on Thursday denied an initial appeal from Aliquippa, which wants to avoid a pending promotion to Class 5A football next season.

But the appeal process isn’t over.

Aliquippa superintendent Phillip Woods said the school district will appeal again, this time to the entire PIAA board of directors, which meets Jan. 26. The outcome of

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The Best New Running Shoe for Every Type of Trail

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Welcome. We’re your trail shoemeliers, and we’ll be serving you today. You choose the trail, and we’ll find the perfect shoe to complement it. More than 25 years of testing off-road shoes on all types of trails have given us the knowledge and expertise to find a shoe that offers the right combination of upper, sole, tread, stack height, rocker, and lacing system for your specific surface, footing, slope, and weather condition. Of course, terrain and conditions are only part of the equation—distance, pace, fitness level, experience, and ride preferences also affect shoe choice—but these broad trail categories and

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Expert, students weigh in on biking in Houston


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Whether to save commuting time, get more exercise, or be more environmentally friendly, many UH students and Houston residents are turning to biking as a more regular form of transportation.

There are a number of considerations to take into account when deciding to bring a bike to school, including safety, accessibility and bike resources around campus and in the city. Transportation expert from Houston Public Media, Gail Delaughter comments on the overall accessibility of Houston for bikers.

“What we’re seeing now in Houston is a shift in focus; people want to

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Under Scrutiny in Final Home Meet, Penn’s Lia Thomas Wins Twice

Under Scrutiny in Routine Final Home Meet, Penn’s Lia Thomas Wins Twice

If you kept your gaze low enough to ignore the four tables of media members atop the stands at Penn’s Sheerr Pool, and if you drowned out the clicking of camera shutters every time Lia Thomas neared the starting block, you would’ve gotten a thoroughly average, mundane swim meet Saturday afternoon.

The structure of women’s swimming was not fractured by Thomas or anyone else in an Ivy League tri-meet between Penn, Dartmouth and Yale. Instead, a swimmer who has made headlines recently swam a league meet. Deep into

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Colorado women’s basketball team, last unbeaten in D-I, falls to No. 2 Stanford

The last undefeated team in Division I men’s or women’s basketball fell Friday. The No. 22 Colorado women, who entered the night 13-0, lost to No. 2 Stanford 60-52 in Boulder, Colorado.

The Cardinal, 12-3 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-12, were the first ranked team the Buffaloes played this season. All three of Stanford’s losses came against ranked teams: Texas, South Florida and South

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Lia Thomas controversy leads women’s sports advocates to speak out against NCAA: ‘It’s about fairness’

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Women’s sports advocates are speaking out against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its rules on transgender student athlete participation ahead of the NCAA Championships this March, warning that the future of women’s sports is in danger if transgender swimmer Lia Thomas of the University of Pennsylvania is allowed to keep competing on the women’s team.

The Ivy League and University of Pennsylvania both released statements last week defending Thomas, who has been shattering records in women’s swimming ever since she was allowed to switch from the men’s to the

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College football’s biggest threat is the continued regionalization of success and interest in the sport

A little over a year ago, I published my second installment of The Electoral Map Of Football, an attempt by me to figure out the national electoral preference of football between the NFL and college football. By flipping North Carolina and Virginia to college football states, the result was closer than you’d imagine and you’d think indicate that college football is perhaps narrowing the gap with the NFL in terms of interest.

But of late, the ratings have presented a bit of different picture and particularly the ratings for the College Football Playoff, which has largely been dominated by

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Winter Running Benefits – Why You Should Run in Cold Weather

There’s no shame in hitting the treadmill when conditions get tough—not only is the moving belt free of slippery ice, but indoor running is also a great way to train for a fast 5K, hone your pacing, or give your joints a break from pounding cold, hard pavement.

However, provided you feel safe, there’s an upside to logging miles al fresco in the colder months, says Kimberley Dawson, Ph.D., a mental performance consultant and professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in chilly Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Many of the Olympians and other runners she works with describe winter running

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Crystal Pena Turns From Horse Riding To Mountain Biking

In a short period of time, Crystal Pena has gone from mountain biking novice to Florida state champion. Photo by Donn Ingemie

Longtime Loxahatchee resident and equestrian enthusiast Crystal Pena has performed an about face on her career in the equestrian world and is now an accomplished mountain bike racer.

For years, Pena, now 26, was a regular on the show jumping and barrel racing scene in the western communities, at one point operating her own equestrian services company.

However, she had to sell her horses in 2019. When COVID-19 hit, in search of a hobby to fill her time,

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Penn, Ivy League release statements in support of swimmer Lia Thomas

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Lia Thomas competes in the women’s 1000-yard freestyle against Brown University at Sheerr Pool on Nov. 13, 2021.

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On Thursday, Jan. 6, both Penn Athletics and the Ivy League released separate statements at 2 p.m. in support of transgender Penn women’s swimmer Lia Thomas.

“As a member of the NCAA, Penn is governed by the policies of the national

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