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Regoli won’t seek recount in Westmoreland County judge election

By Tom Yerace 12:09 a.m.
There will not be a recount of the votes for Westmoreland County Common Pleas judge. Judge David Regoli announced Monday he has decided not to …

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VND high school notebook: Football classification changes affect rivalry dynamic

The Allegheny Football Conference could look a lot different next season, much to the chagrin of an A-K Valley following that got used to short …
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Burrell boys basketball team will rely on defense to slow foes

Burrell boys basketball coach Shawn Bennis was an assistant on the Buccaneers’ football team this season. One of his duties was coaching defensive backs. That only amplified his defensive-minded thinking heading into basketball. “Our focus has to be on defensive …
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Parham set to lead Deer Lakes boys in challenging Section 1-AAA

Never one to back away from a challenge, Terence Parham scheduled the defending state champion for his first game at Shady Side Academy in 2004 …
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Ford City graduate Huska hitting his stride as Slippery Rock kicker

Ford City graduate Andrew Huska was a wing-T running back for the Ford City Eagles youth football team before he switched to kicker in the …
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Alle-Kiski high school notebook: Pitcairn makes national field hockey team

Fox Chapel’s Abby Pitcairn is just a sophomore but already is considered one of the top field hockey players in the country. Her latest accomplishment …
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Guido: Time for A-K Valley’s postseason awards

It’s time to put the local high school football season to rest. And with all that happened, we might need a rest. Freeport made a memorable run to the Class AA semifinals, Apollo-Ridge’s Duane Brown kept statisticians and scoreboard operators …
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Kiski Area boys a team in transition after graduation of top scorer

One change will lead to several others for the Kiski Area boys basketball team this season. In recent years, the Cavaliers could rely on big-time scorers like Joey Brungo and Mike Simmons. But after the graduation of Brungo after 2013-14 …
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Merger sparks position battles at Armstrong

Plenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will look like. But the uncertainty isn’t limited to opposing locker rooms. The merger …
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Knoch basketball team gets reinforcements

What once was considered a weakness now can be considered a strength for the Knoch boys basketball team. Knoch is a year wiser with a deep group of underclassmen who figure to give Section 1-AAA foes a run for their …
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Leechburg girls set out to build on breakout season

Entering last year, Leechburg girls basketball had endured a long stretch of tough seasons. But a group of freshmen that had success at the middle …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: Plum hockey team delivers upset victory over Mars

Plum hockey continued its bounce-back season Monday night by taking down a perennial power. Four players scored and goalie Nathan Puhala made 23 saves to help Plum defeat defending PIHL Class A champion Mars, 4-1, in a Class AA nonconference …
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Riverview girls aim to build on memorable season

After a strong regular season and a memorable playoff run, the Riverview girls basketball team is back for more. The Raiders went 8-4 in Section …
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Crop of young players bodes well for Springdale boys basketball team

The 2014-15 season for the Springdale boys basketball program can be described as a transitional year. Coach Seth Thompson began using varsity underclassmen he had …
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St. Joseph’s Bowman, a PIAA regular, sets sights on winning 100 fly

It took some time before the magnitude of the PIAA swimming championships sank in for St. Joseph’s Sabrina Bowman. A ninth-place finish in the 100-yard …
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