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The 2017-18 year of Hines Ward’s Positive Athlete Program is officially underway! From now until April 13th, we will be accepting nominations for Positive Athletes and Coaches in any grade (9-12), and in any boys or girls sport.

Nominating a student athlete only takes 10-15 minutes, and will make them eligible for the thousands of dollars in scholarships that we will give away this year.


Opportunity for any girl in grades 1-8 to work on combination of individual skill work and team drills on three Sundays in January – 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 – from 9:00 – 10:30 am

For more information and to complete an application:

Prior to the first day of the season (March 5), every player must complete the proper paperwork to ensure eligibility.

Click here to download a letter from Coach Slezak with more details.


We are pleased to announce a new strength and conditioning program available to all high school interscholastic student athletes. The program is under the direction of Tim Schilcher, an experienced trainer who holds five certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He also has experience in the field of physical therapy and has served as a personal trainer for 20 years. Coach Schilcher, who is assisted by Brandon Piefer, has developed specialized training for individual sports, and in some cases, specific positions. His overall goal is to help athletes safely reach their goals for optimal performance, while educating them about lifelong healthy habits.

For more information, click Strength and Conditioning page. You’ll find work out schedules, instructions for exercises, information about athletes’ nutritional requirements, and much more.

Athletic Highlights


Tribune-Review High School Sports

High School sports headlines from the Tribune-Review

Football WPIAL playoffs Championships Class 2A Saturday’s schedule Steel Valley (11-0) vs. Washington (12-0) at Robert Morris University, 6 p.m. Class A Saturday’s schedule Imani ...
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:45 am
Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review<br/>Thomas Jefferson quarterback Shane Stump eludes Montour's Torry Fisher during the fourth quarter of the WPIAL Class 4A championship game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Heinz Field.
Winning WPIAL football championships is part of Thomas Jefferson’s tradition. So is playing Cathedral Prep in the PIAA playoffs. The two teams will meet for ...
Posted: November 22, 2017, 1:06 am
Jack Fordyce | Tribune-Review<br/>Apollo-Ridge  junior Liz Penrose drives to the basket as Maddy Moore defends during basketball practice on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the high school.
Making the WPIAL playoffs is a reasonable goal for many teams in the preseason. But for Apollo-Ridge girls basketball in Section 3-3A, navigating through a ...
Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:51 am
Jack Fordyce | Tribune-Review<br/>Apollo-Ridge senior Kyle Fitzroy during basketball practice on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the high school.
Many coaches over the years have been reluctant to play freshmen early in their careers. But Apollo-Ridge coach Damon Andring isn’t one of them. Andring ...
Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:39 am