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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 ...

HSFB position by position: Pressure-tested kickers return

There are times when winning a championship rests with the kicker. Thirty years ago, a 30-yard field goal by Burrell's Rich Marriott secured a 3-0 ...

Freeport's Thimons fights for reserve linebacker spot at WVU

Freeport product Logan Thimons only has been on campus at West Virginia for a few months, but the freshman linebacker hasn't wasted any time getting ...

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 ...

Freeport senior Freeman an anchor for Yellowjackets

On a school trip to France in July, Freeport senior Noah Freeman visited the usual tourist attractions. He climbed 680 steps to the second level of ...

Freeport football notebook: Pair duel for quarterback spot

Of the many position battles going on in Freeport's training camp, none looms larger than the one at quarterback. After the graduation of Ryan Weigold, ...

Freeport ready to 'reload' in 1st season at new stadium

John Gaillot already can hear the click-clack of his players' cleats on asphalt as they make their way from the locker room to Freeport's new ...

Class AAA golfers vie for chance to play in WPIAL finals at Oakmont

Drake Neumann isn't in awe of Oakmont Country Club like other high school golfers might be. Don't get him wrong: He respects the club greatly ...

Guido: Freeport unveils new football locker room

The Freeport Yellowjackets got their first look at the new football team locker room Monday afternoon. The new digs are located on the high school ...

Buffalo Township resident to assist U.S. men's wheelchair basketball team

When it comes to playing and coaching wheelchair basketball at the international level, Buffalo Township's John Sikora has been there and done that. So, ...

High school notebook: Top pitcher returns to Freeport

Brodey Cowan is coming home. Cowan, a rising junior who will be one of the top returning baseball players in the A-K Valley next spring, ...

Freeport football team visits police stations

Freeport's football program is used to spending summers helping people in the community and doing charity work in the area. On Friday, the Yellowjackets decided ...

Despite 8th-inning rally, Kiski Valley falls in Region 7 title game

BEDFORD — Sometimes an errant throw can swing the momentum in baseball, and that was the case in Wednesday's Pennsylvania American Legion Region 7 tournament ...

Rising Kiski School senior Manko earning more attention from college lacrosse programs

It has been two years since Peyton Manko left Freeport and took his lacrosse talents to The Kiski School. The rising senior has taken advantage of ...

Freeport's Earley forged enviable coaching legacy

While his Freeport football teams rode an incredible wave of success, coach Don Earley remained humble. Always willing to step back and give his assistant coaches ...

Former Freeport football coach Earley dies at age 85

Freeport is mourning the loss of one of its most revered coaches. Longtime football coach Don Earley died Thursday at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. ...

Freeport's Josh Beale named Valley News Dispatch Male Athlete of the Year

Josh Beale often made the tough plays seem routine. • Grabbing a rebound and going end-to-end for a layup in basketball. • One-handing a tight ...

Deer Lakes' Taliani named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Maria Taliani DEER LAKES, SENIOR, LEFT FIELD After her historic, three-home-run, seven-RBI performance in last year's WPIAL Class AA championship game ...

Freeport's Pastorek named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Nathan Pastorek FREEPORT, SENIOR, PITCHER Nathan Pastorek's Freeport jersey number came via process of elimination. As a freshman on the Yellowjackets' 2013 ...

A-K Valley HS notebook: Valley football players to continue careers in college

When Muzzy Colosimo took over the Valley football program in 2014, his top priority was to help the program win. But a very close second ...

New baseball coach Carr taking to Freeport

Ed Carr doesn't have the fondest baseball memories of Freeport. A former player at Penn Hills, Carr's high school career ended when the Indians lost to ...

Freeport prepares to unveil $4.48 million stadium complex

John Gaillot envisions opening night and his face lights up. He's like a kid who can't wait to tell an unbelievable story. He almost can't ...

After 22 years, Graczyk resigns post as Freeport baseball coach

Chris Graczyk said the Freeport baseball team was like a second family to him, and he will miss it, but home is where his heart ...

Freeport bowler strikes down obstacles

Rachel McCandless was 2 years old when she rolled her first bowling ball down a lane. She was just a kid enjoying a simple moment. Though ...

A-K Valley PIAA track notebook: Shippensburg weather takes a toll on athletes

SHIPPENSBURG — Bobby Jendrejewski offered a two-word assessment of Friday's weather at the PIAA track and field championships. "It's terrible," the Freeport senior said. High temperatures ...


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