The Observer-Reporter has learned that Trinity football coach and athletic director Ed Dalton is a finalist for the varsity football coaching position at Norwin High School.
Norwin finished 5-5 in 2009 with a 2-4 record in the Class AAAA Foothills Conference.
Dan Conwell previously coached at Norwin.
* With the recent transfers of Dylan Bongiorni (pictured) from Burgettstown to West Allegheny, which happened Friday, and Terrance Stepoli from Monessen to Greensburg Central Catholic, expect significant backlash.
It's already begun in Burgettstown, which, arguably, lost its best high school athlete.
Bongiorni started at quarterback as a freshman and sophomore for the Blue Devils and, with Burgettstown moving up to Class AA, his absence will be felt. Through 10 games with the Burgettstown basketball team, Bongiorni averaged 19.7 points per game.
Burgettstown is not expected to sign off on the transfer, which means a meeting with the WPIAL Board of Control is likely to determine if the transfer was for athletic intent. Burgettstown athletic director Jon Vallina and boys basketball coach Brendan Cypher both said that the move to West Allegheny was something they've heard since Bongiorni's freshman year, repeatedly.
Monessen athletic director John Sacco said the school won't contest the transfer of Stepoli, who was kicked off the boys basketball team during a loss at Washington on Jan. 5. Stepoli, like Bongiorni, was also a starting quarterback for the football team.
Since Stepoli's departure, Monessen is 7-0.
* Got to feel bad for the Ringgold girls basketball team and chances are head coach Nick Mandich feels jinxed.
First, standout forward Alina Selby suffers a season-ending knee injury five games into the season. Selby didn't play as a junior with a knee injury suffered last the 2008 volleyball season. Then, Ringgold lost point guard Alana Resanovich with a knee injury. Resanovich also missed time last year due to injury.
With those two, Ringgold looked primed to contend for third or fourth place in Section 4-AAAA behind heavyweights Mt. Lebanon and Bethel Park.