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Thimons throws for 3 touchdowns as Highlands shuts out Albert Gallatin

After three straight conference losses, Highlands got back on the winning track Friday night. Quarterback Brayden Thimons threw for 153 yards and three touchdowns as ...

Guido: A-K Valley teams have work to do in 2nd half

Almost like the blink of an eye, the high school football season has reached the halfway point. That's because a number of teams played a ...

Highlands swimmer Bonnett commits to Kentucky

Division I swimming coaches have known about Bailey Bonnett for years. The senior standout from Highlands knew swimming would be her vessel to the next ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Kiski Area golfers eye spot at Oakmont

The path to Oakmont continues Tuesday for a pair of golfers from Kiski Area. Senior Drake Neumann and junior Nick Yohe will be in the 50-player ...

Mars stuffs Highlands on wild final play to win

Logan Crise had the ball in his hands and what looked like the right angle to the end zone. Ben Perdziola found a better one. Perdziola knocked ...

Alle-Kiski spotlight athletes: St. Joseph's Vincenzo Schiano diCola and Highlands' Alexis Bengel

Vincenzo Schiano diCola School: St. Joseph Class: Senior Sport: Soccer Report card: A four-year starter and captain for the WPIAL Class A No. 4-ranked Spartans, Schiano diCola has ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 4

Southeastern (6a) Norwin (2-2, 1-1) at Canon-McMillan (1-3, 0-2) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: The Big Macs welcome the Knights into Canon-McMillan Stadium, looking for their first ...

Fantastic freshmen step up for A-K Valley soccer teams

With Highlands facing a 2-0 deficit in the second half of a Section 3-AAA game against Indiana last week, coach Brad Walker turned to his ...

Christy rushes for 218 yards, 2 TDs in Knoch's upset of Highlands

Highlands coach Sam Albert said before Friday's game against Knoch that his team usually does not play well against the Knights. He was right again. Led ...

Freeport girls rally past No. 2-ranked Highlands

Freeport remembered well the sight of Highlands' girls soccer team celebrating a first-round WPIAL playoff victory last season. The Yellowjackets found their own cause for jubilation ...

Week 3's don't-miss matchups

Southeastern (6A) 5-6A Bethel Park (1-1, 1-0) at Norwin (2-1, 1-0) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: The teams, who each earned victories last week, play for the ...

A-K Valley roundup: Gunn's hat trick sparks Highlands to victory

Taylor Gunn had a trick up her sleeve Monday. Highlands' senior striker scored a hat trick, leading the Class AA No. 2 Golden Rams to a ...

Stone rallies New Castle past Highlands

Highlands was rolling along late in the second quarter Friday with a 10-point advantage. But New Castle took over on downs at midfield with a ...

A-K Valley football notebook: Highlands, New Castle no strangers to one another

Highlands has a long road trip Friday night to play New Castle, a relatively unfamiliar place for the Golden Rams fan base. But the teams ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 2

Allegheny 9 (5A) 4-5A West Allegheny (1-0, 1-0) at North Hills (1-1, 0-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: West Allegheny looks to stay among the Allegheny ...

A-K Valley roundup: Highlands opens on winning note

It took Highlands just one game to exceed its win total from last season. Dan Signorella, Andre Christopher and Nick Koedel scored second-half goals, leading Highlands ...

Highlands cruises in Northwest Nine opener

Kicker Taylor Gunn spent part of Friday's halftime festivities collecting donations from spectators at Highlands Golden Rams Stadium. Not a typical sight, maybe, but by that ...

Valley high school football notebook: Week Zero a hit with local teams

Area teams that played Week Zero games instead of a second scrimmage last week think they made the right call — and they would do ...

Guido: A-K Valley teams ready for conference play

History will be made this weekend as the WPIAL will officially move to conference play in six classifications. Last weekend's Week Zero games were of ...

A-K Valley high school football notebook: Kiski Area chooses starting quarterback

Football season opens Friday night with the mysterious Week Zero, but there no longer is any mystery as to who will start at quarterback for ...

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 ...

Highlands senior DeZort hopes to draw looks from Division I recruiters

If Mitch DeZort had to put together a scouting report on himself — something he has thought about doing before — the Highlands senior football ...

Highlands football notebook: Martinka seeks breakout year

A rash of injuries have tried to keep Dom Martinka down. A broken leg. A dislocated ankle. Last year he was wheelchair-bound for weeks. And ...

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 ...

A-K Valley signal-callers with varying styles set to lead teams

Brayden Thimons knows his Highlands football. He has followed recent team history with a careful curiosity, and always with an eye toward the future — ...


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