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Fire victim’s ex-boyfriend jumps from Tarentum Bridge

By Liz Hayes 2:30 a.m.
Two distraught families waited on either side of the Tarentum Marina on Thursday night while crews searched the Allegheny River for the body of a …

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Ex-NFL star Christy helping Apollo-Ridge

Jeff Christy left Freeport a few years ago and moved his family to the South Butler School District. The former NFL lineman and Yellowjackets assistant has not gotten back into coaching at Knoch — where his son, Mac, is a …
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Burrell sophomore sprinter preps for national meet

Not long after medaling at the USA Track and Field Region 2 Junior Olympics championships last weekend in Pomona, N.J., Nikki Scherer pondered the results …
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Softball players earn all-state honors

Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year Jordan Seneca of Plum and first-team all-star pitcher Tiffany Edwards of Deer Lakes were honored with all-state accolades Tuesday. The Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association made both players first-team selections, Seneca in Class …
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Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle

Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley …
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Fox Chapel football putting in preseason work

The Fox Chapel football team has been staying in shape during the offseason, and coach Eric Ravotti said his squad is anxious for camp to …
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Leader Times high school notebook: Freeport junior LB impresses at WVU

Logan Thimons added his name to the growing list of Armstrong County’s Division I football prospects. Thimons, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker and rising junior at Freeport, received his first D-I scholarship offer from West Virginia after attending the Mountaineers’ prospect …
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New Kiski Area boys soccer coach embraces teaching the game

Sean Arnold’s abundance of soccer instincts allowed him to earn playing time at every position on the field, including goaltender, during his four-year career at …
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Benefits abound during 7-on-7 passing workouts

In the era of more passing and spread offenses, many local high school football teams are putting in work while cutting the line out. Seven-on-seven …
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Knoch rising sophomore medals at track nationals

In a few years, Jordan Geist might grow into one of the most impressive shot put and discus throwers in Pennsylvania history. But as he enters the tail end of his first summer as a high school student at Knoch, …
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Plum golfer successful over busy summer

The fall high school sports season begins in 11 days with preseason practices, and it will serve as a transition for Plum rising senior Andrew Reynolds from a highly successful summer of tournament golf action. For Reynolds, who picked up …
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Alle-Kiski high school notebook: Wagner, Boulton back on sidelines at Springdale

Foes for a short time but friends forever, Chuck Wagner and Don “Pappy” Boulton will reunite on the Springdale football coaching staff this season. The …
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Valley hires football coach Colosimo as athletic director

Parents, coaches and students involved with Valley athletics now can expect more face time with the man they call “Muzzy” this coming school year. Named Valley’s football coach in January, William “Muzzy” Colosimo added another title Thursday night, as the …
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