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Would-be drillers quizzed by Allegheny County Council committee

By Aaron Aupperlee
What will likely be a lengthy discussion between Allegheny County Council members and the energy companies asking to drill under Deer Lakes Park started on Wednesday. Barry Osborne, a vice president with Range Resources, and Ed Valentas, a land manager …

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Alle-Kiski roundup: Percic leads Apollo-Ridge over Burrell

Mike Percic made sure the Apollo-Ridge baseball team’s runs-allowed average fell further toward zero Monday. The Vikings, who allowed 20 runs in their first three games, kept Burrell off the basepaths during a 4-1 win in Section 3-AA. Percic, who …
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Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Fox Chapel’s Brandon Mitchell, Burrell’s Melissa Mazzei

Brandon Mitchell Class: Senior School: Fox Chapel Sport: Track and field Report card: At the Butler Invitational last week, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Mitchell took home three first-place medals, in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 38.82 seconds, and the …
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Alle-Kiski Valley notebook: Baseball teams set to play at PNC Park

A trio of Alle-Kiski baseball teams will play games this weekend at PNC Park as part of the Pirates’ annual ticket fundraising program. Highlands will …
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Ford City edges Freeport in extra innings

In a game in which both teams missed plenty of chances, an opportunistic sprint from third made the difference. Anthony Falsetti scored from third when …
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Alle-Kiski athletes branching out across the U.S.

It started as an unassuming trip to the West Coast. It ended an unforgettable, life-changing experience for Sydney Bordonaro. The junior basketball standout from Burrell, …
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Franklin Regional stabbing victim reunites with rugby teammates

Less than a week after an 8-inch knife plunged into the side of his chest, puncturing his lung and forever changing his once-unguarded perception of …
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Alle-Kiski Valley notebook: Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton gets offer from Toledo

Though considered a football player with Division I-level talent since his freshman season, Apollo-Ridge junior Tre Tipton fretted when spring came and he remained without …
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Butler County spotlight athletes: April 13, 2014

Ori Rinaman School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Rinaman swept the two sprints and two hurdles events in a meet …
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Leechburg only WPIAL baseball team yet to play a game

Stuck on the grassy hillside above its field for yet another practice Tuesday afternoon, Leechburg’s baseball team took solace in the fact that a game on artificial turf awaits Wednesday. While every other baseball team in the WPIAL has completed …
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Plum softball shortstop hitting nearly .800

Jordan Seneca admits she is a perfectionist. She expects to play softball crisply, with pin-point accuracy, with all her chips on the table. “Softball is …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Riverview’s Dom Conte, Burrell’s Lizzie Weimer

Dom Conte School: Riverview Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: Conte is a key player and team captain for the Raiders (6-0). As a pitcher he is 3-0 with 23 strikeouts, including a career-high 13 in a 4-1 win over …
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Another honor for Springdale soccer icon

Next stop for decorated soccer coach Dave Meloni — the WPIAL Hall of Fame. Meloni, who won nine WPIAL socccer titles in a 15-year span …
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A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph’s Gamble tosses no-hitter in debut

St. Joseph’s Gamble paid off in a big way Friday. Senior right-hander Chris Gamble made the most of his mound debut, no-hitting Summit Academy in a 12-0, five-inning victory at Agan Park. Gamble struck out eight and walked one as …
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