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Eagle egg breaks, parents abandon nest

By Mary Ann Thomas 9:39 p.m.
The pair of eagles that has been nesting on a bluff above the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh have abandoned their nest, the Audubon Society said …

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Former Apollo-Ridge captain Bartha highlights Armstrong County Hall of Fame class

On March 9, 1991, the Apollo-Ridge girls basketball team defeated Brentwood, 54-51, to win the WPIAL Class AA title at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House. To date, the Vikings are the only Armstrong County school to win a WPIAL girls basketball …
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Division I-bound duo to lead East girls team at Cager Classic

Local basketball fans have been served up Division I basketball talent many times before at the annual Cager Classic all-star games. Many top-level players have dueled down the stretch and put their talents on display. But two Division I recruits …
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Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Plum’s Ethan Winesburgh and Deer Lakes’ Shae Robson

Ethan Winesburgh School: Plum Class: Junior Sport: Baseball Report card: A 6-foot-2 outfielder and pitcher, Winesburgh came back from a season-opening road trip to St. Petersburg, Fla., with a .545 batting average, including two doubles, three triples, six RBIs and …
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Guido: Thumbs down to 6 class proposal

North Allegheny and North Hills have played each other in a conference football game every year since 1964 when the old West Penn Conference was …
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Perennial boys volleyball powers to face challenges

There’s a sentiment going around the WPIAL that if you want to be the best in boys volleyball, then you have to beat the best. …
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Freeport’s Pawlak finds home at Loyola

Zoe Pawlak looked at a lot of colleges for volleyball, but she kept coming back to Loyola (Md.). It stood out as the school she …
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Cager Classic notebook: Highlands, Mars players bury hatchet for the weekend

Highlands and Mars played three times this season in boys basketball. Mars won all three pressure-packed games, by a combined 10 points. The Planets posted 60-55 and 61-60 wins in their Section 1-AAA meetings with the Golden Rams and a …
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Tough seasons to end on high note for girls at Cager Classic

Senior Rachel McKaveney enjoyed plenty of success with the Springdale girls soccer team, which never is left out of the WPIAL playoff conversation. But basketball season was a much different story. It was predictable and anticlimactic, and rough around the …
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Ford City, Kittanning making final appearances at Cager Classic

Greg Hutcherson knows better than to try to turn the Cager Classic into a Ford City game. Half-court, slow-down basketball with zone defense packed into …
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Alle-Kiski track and field athletes aim to take next step

Elias Graca had success competing in indoor track and field this winter without a lot of strenuous workouts. With the outdoor season ready to begin, …
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A-K Valley softball programs in transition under 1st-year coaches

Change is in the air in A-K Valley softball. The season is scheduled to open Friday, and for the first time in more than two …
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A-K Valley HS notebook: Ashbaugh to coach softball at Riverview

Jim Ashbaugh will be named softball coach at Riverview, but his official appointment might happen after the season opener. Ashbaugh was brought in at the last minute to coach the Raiders after Jason Cappa resigned to take a temporary teaching …
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Soccer career continues for Springdale grad Weimerskirch

From humble beginnings in Harmar youth leagues to a decorated four-year career at La Roche — after he wasn’t sure he’d even play in college — soccer has been good to Bryan Weimerskirch. And the game has taken him places. …
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Highlands’ Bonnett strikes PIAA gold in 500 freestyle

LEWISBURG — Bailey Bonnett wanted to set a new personal record in the 500-yard freestyle at the PIAA championships Thursday. She did more than that. Bonnett, a Highlands sophomore, won her first career state gold medal, swimming a career-best 4 …
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