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Driver of pickup truck dies following crash into New Kensington house

By Liz Hayes
New Kensington police confirmed the death of the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into an Esther Avenue house Friday morning. Police Chief Tom …

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Alle-Kiski Valley track honor roll

Track honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Awaun Morris, Valley (54.3) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:22) • 3,200: …
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VND high school roundup: Burrell uses 16-hit attack to turn away Freeport

Burrell’s offensive performance even surprised its coach Thursday. Freshman catcher Ashley Pometo’s three-run homer highlighted a 16-hit effort as the Bucs (3-4, 3-4) beat Freeport, …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Morgan Pierce, Deer Lakes’ Mark Febinger

Morgan Pierce School: Leechburg Class: Freshman Sport: Softball Report card: The 5-foot-2 pitcher began the season with a 6-1 record with her only loss coming against Class AAA Knoch. She struck out 16 in a 12-3 victory over Apollo-Ridge. The …
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Big 2nd inning proves just enough for Sabers

It took less than two innings for a game between Armstrong neighbors to hit its turning point. Ford City scored four times and batted around in the second inning after West Shamokin left the bases loaded in the top half, …
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Gorman: Recruitment was on the fly for Carlier

If Aidan Carlier was a WPIAL quarterback committing to a top-25 program, his recruiting story would be big news. Instead, the Fox Chapel senior plays the fly-half, the rugby equivalent to a signal caller. Rugby is a club sport at …
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Freeport track team excels at 1st-year meet

The Section 7-AA track and field championships were a success for Freeport in more than one way Friday. Not only did the first-year event, hosted by Freeport, draw some of the area’s top athletes, but the Yellowjackets earned plenty of …
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Valley News Dispatch high school notebook: Coach, players set for Roundball Classic

Highlands boys basketball coach Tyler Stoczynski didn’t hesitate when a Roundball Classic official called to ask him for a favor. Although, Stoczynski didn’t see it …
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Popular Kiski Area team manager gets his chance on tennis court

Stephen Winkle spends a lot of time on the sidelines at Kiski Area athletic events as a student manager, but before last week he wondered …
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Kittanning baseball eyes 1st section title since 1993

As Kittanning High School winds into its final weeks, an unexpected candidate to add to the school’s championship banners has emerged. The Wildcats baseball team …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: Knoch sophomore Geist wins shot put at Penn Relays

Knoch sophomore Jordan Geist earned a gold watch Friday at the prestigious Penn Relays. It’s all coming clear: Now is his time. Geist won the shot put in the boys high school division at the 121st Penn Relays at the …
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Plum gearing up for huge rematch, own invitational

The Plum varsity boys volleyball team has put itself in a very good spot as far as earning a place in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. That is one of the many goals the squad, with its large group of …
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Despite low numbers, Riverview softball team keeping it together

Jim Ashbaugh works as an office manager at SiGenix, an electronics engineering company in Monroeville. He has been asked to perform tasks that differ from his job description such as improving their web site and organizing a slide-show presentation. He’s …
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Humble Hyland cherishes fond basketball memories

Growing up in Cheswick during the late 1970s, there wasn’t a youth basketball league in which Janet (Kartovicky) Hyland could participate. Instead, she honed her skills on the street, playing against the boys in her neighborhood. “Playing against the boys …
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VND high school notebook: Valley softball team going through tough season

The season has not gone as planned for Valley’s softball team, which returned some key players and had higher hopes. But with their pitcher back, the Vikings plan to stage a strong finish. Desperately needing to get back on track, …
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VND high school notebook: High-scoring Plum guard Edwards gaining interest

College basketball recruiting is picking up for Plum junior James Edwards. Edwards, a 6-foot-2 guard who led the A-K Valley in scoring this season at …
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