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Springdale bulls past winless Leechburg

Springdale's game plan was clear from the start of the game — Give senior running back Ben Sowinski the ball and let him make ...

Alle-Kiski high school roundup: Springdale boys soccer team edges Riverview

Michael Mitchell converted a corner kick late in the second half as Springdale clipped cross-river rival Riverview, 4-3, in a Section 3-A boys soccer game ...

Guido: Devils, Dynamos clash yet again

In an era where football rivalries are disappearing at a rapid pace, it's nice to know Leechburg vs. Springdale remains intact. The rivalry will have ...

Springdale graduate Dugan excels at outside linebacker for D-II Millersville

Sean Dugan went to Millersville to "get away from home" and, to "go where everyone else wasn't going." As it turns out, Millersville — about four ...

Ground game, late defensive stand lift Springdale

To say the Springdale running game was good would have been an understatement. The Dynamos offense was like a well-oiled machine as it rushed for ...

Top-ranked Clairton shuts down Springdale

Springdale pulled out all the stops in a bid to upset No. 1 Clairton. But the Bears made all the stops. Lamont Wade rushed for 214 ...

Alle-Kiski roundup: Dynamos pick up 1st boys soccer section victory

Nick Taliani scored a pair of goals and added an assist, and the Springdale boys soccer team registered its first Section 3-A win of the ...

High school roundup: Springdale boys soccer team blanks Riverside

Jared Demore scored 17 minutes into the first half, and Springdale opened its season with a 1-0 win over Riverside in nonsection boys soccer Saturday. ...

Springdale gets first win with solid all-around performance

After Week Zero losses, Springdale and Jefferson-Morgan were looking for their first win of the season when they met Friday. Springdale turned in a dominating ...

Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Springdale's Josh Harmon

During his random stops by the football facilities this past offseason, Springdale coach Dave Leasure seemed to always be bumping into junior running back Josh ...

Springdale boys think playoffs within reach

One of the WPIAL's rule changes in soccer this season allows for the top four teams in each section to make the playoffs. Perhaps no ...

Springdale girls soccer plays up for good reason

The last time Springdale played in Class 2A girls soccer, the season ended with a WPIAL championship and PIAA runner-up finish. The Dynamos hope history repeats ...

Young offensive line paves way for Burrell

All Burrell wanted to do was give its athletes room to run against a larger and more experienced Springdale front line. The Bucs' young ...

Burrell, Springdale set to play for 1st time in 31 years

Week Zero is brand new, so its perception could change with time. But it looks like the teams that chose to play a game over ...

The Birdie opens year with Zero expectations

The Birdie says the pressure's off for his first week of predictions. The Alle-Kiski Valley's gridiron guru isn't concerned about wins and losses. "The PIAA has ...

Guido: Week Zero offers early start to season

The 118th season of local high school football is on the horizon, albeit a bit early this season. That's because the PIAA has allowed schools ...

Springdale ball carriers rely on their physicality

Growing up in a Class A football community, learning to run the football comes shortly after learning to walk, and this year's Springdale team has ...

Springdale football notebook: Ex-coaches Wagner, Boulton to be honored

A program can't move forward without acknowledging its past. Springdale will honor two of its most celebrated and appreciated coaches in Chuck Wagner and Don ...

Alle-Kiski Valley teams split on Week Zero

When it came time to decide whether to play a scrimmage or full-fledged game in the new "Week Zero," Springdale football coach Dave Leasure left ...

The Birdie: Move to six classes, 'Week Zero' do more harm than good

Last season: 97-19 (.836) Twitter: @TheBirdie_VND The Birdie begins the season with his wing in a sling — from a game of Pokemon ...

Veteran Springdale to challenge Eastern A Conference

Springdale football coach Dave Leasure believes the top five teams in the newly realigned WPIAL Class A Eastern Conference also are the top five teams ...

Guido: Biography chronicles life of legendary coach Wagner

One of the most remarkable coaching careers in WPIAL history finally has been chronicled. The story of Chuck Wagner, fifth-winningest coach in WPIAL football annals, ...

Storylines abound as A-K Valley football teams enter new-look WPIAL

High school football's motor will rumble to life Monday when training camps open around the Alle-Kiski Valley and WPIAL. A new season is about to ...

Springdale football team offers encouragement, thank-you gifts to police

Carrie Appollonia was pleased to see members of the Springdale Dynamos varsity football team sharing a light-hearted moment with Springdale Township police Tuesday. Chief Mike Naviglia ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Liotta still on the move

Shawn Liotta has about 125,000 miles on his 2012 Chrysler 200. He said he's had four sets of tires put on the vehicle since he ...


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