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Gilpin settles lawsuit filed by ex-chief, officer

By Chuck Biedka 12:12 a.m.
Gilpin and its insurance company will pay almost $200,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by two of its former police officers, according …

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Apollo-Ridge stands tall in 58-40 victory over Beaver Falls

After 95 years, Apollo’s Owens Field finally hosted a home playoff win. Four touchdowns by Jonah Casella and two more by Tre Tipton and Duane …
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Apollo-Ridge fine-tunes for playoffs with 64-20 victory over Burrell

Two teams entered the final game of the regular season heading in opposite directions. For No. 5 Apollo-Ridge, it simply was a business trip. Win the game, get out healthy and wait for the WPIAL playoff seedings Monday. For Burrell, …
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VND spotlight athletes: Alex Herman and Rachel Valotta

Alex Herman School: Deer Lakes Sport: Cross country Class: Junior Report card: Herman, who runs independently for Deer Lakes, qualified for the PIAA meet in his first year of WPIAL competition. He posted a time of 17 minutes, 48 seconds …
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Ford City’s teamwork, emotion take center stage in semifinal win over Freeport

The Ford City girls volleyball team caught an emotional wave and rode it right past the defending WPIAL champs. The fourth-seeded Sabers bounced back from …
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WPIAL tennis players advance to PIAA semifinals

North Allegheny’s Anna Li, Shady Side Academy’s Ananya Dua and Upper St. Clair’s Charlotte Madson all earned spots in Saturday’s Class AAA singles semifinals at the PIAA tournament Friday in Hershey. Greensburg Central Catholic’s Michaela Kluska will play in the …
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Highlands quarterback Thimons ‘wills’ his team to victory over New Brighton

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Kiski Area’s Kennedy qualifies for states after being patient with hip injury

Kiski Area sophomore Eric Kennedy watched last year as his brother, Brent, calmly dealt with a leg injury that derailed his final season of high school cross country. When a hip injury cropped up for him this season, Kennedy followed …
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The Leader: Week 10 offers lots of treats

Last week: 7-0 (1.000) Season: 50-11 (.820) It’s Halloween on Friday, but it’s also playoff time, and The Leader prefers the tricks and treats that …
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Knoch shuts down Yough, clinches playoff berth

With numerous playoff scenarios possible entering its game Friday against Yough, Knoch accomplished the one absolute necessity: A victory. Behind its strongest offensive and defensive …
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Clairton runs past Leechburg for PIAA record

Leechburg coach Mark George can take solace in the fact his Blue Devils held Clairton to its lowest point total this season. But 54 points were more than enough for the Bears as the No. 2 team in WPIAL Class …
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Plum upsets Penn Hills, 17-6, in 1st-round playoff game

Plum made sure its first WPIAL playoff game in four seasons was worth the wait. Zachary Martin and Nathan Turchick scored second-quarter touchdowns to propel …
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Springdale sets tone early, routs Riverview

Before the season, few observers thought the Springdale Dynamos could reach the upper echelon of the tough Eastern Conference. But Springdale walked off autumn-splashed Riverside …
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Springdale football team tackles adversity on path to postseason

At a media event at Heinz Field, Springdale football coaches talked about “stealing” a victory from one of the conference’s “Big Four” of Clairton, Jeannette, …
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Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: St. Joseph earns boys soccer victory

Jesus Munoz’s second-half goal proved to be the game-winner for St. Joseph in a 2-1 boys soccer victory over Springdale on Saturday, the Spartans’ first …
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