Donora ruled the WPIAL during the 1944-45 school year as the Dragons became the district's first athletic program to win WPIAL football and basketball titles in the same year. Legends like Bimbo Cecconi, Arnie Galiffa, and "Deacon" Dan Towler were part of the success.
South Fayette can become the first team from this newspaper's coverage area to accomplish the rare double championship since if the Lions beat Montour tonight in the WPIAL Class AAA championship at the Palumbo Center.
Schools that have won WPIAL football and basketball titles in the same school year since 1984 – the year the PIAA adopted four classifications in basketball.
1984-85 – Beaver Falls
1987-88 – Aliquippa
1989-90 – Clairton
1991-92 – Blackhawk
1993-94 – Duquesne
1994-95 – McKeesport
1998-99 – New Castle, Shady Side Academy
2007-08 – Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Jeannette, Serra Catholic