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Boscov’s could help sustain decade-old Pittsburgh Mills

By Tom Yerace
The Pittsburgh Mills Mall turns 10 years old in July and Boscov’s might provide its biggest birthday present. According to information obtained by the Valley News ...

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Weather has hampered Apollo-Ridge baseball team’s progress

Apollo-Ridge has waited an offseason for a chance to build on its baseball success of a year ago. The team is hoping the wait is almost over. The Vikings entered the season as one of the favorites to win Section …
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A-K Valley roundup: Bordonaro scores 13 in Roundball Classic win

Burrell senior point guard Sydney Bordonaro was one of the showstoppers in the first of four Roundball Classic all-star games Saturday at Geneva College’s Metheny Fieldhouse. The two-time Valley News Dispatch Player of the Year and Pepperdine recruit scored 13 …
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Deer Lakes boys basketball coach resigns

Jon McKay doesn’t do things in a halfhearted fashion, especially when it comes to coaching basketball. So when he felt like he was “becoming someone …
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Resilient Kittanning softball steals one from Ford City

Wild pitch walk-offs are becoming a Kittanning tradition. Just as their baseball team did Monday against Yough, the Wildcats’ softball team notched a comeback win …
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Fox Chapel baseball team’s defense responds, keys win over Kiski Area

It looked as if Fox Chapel was headed for a frustrating Section 3-AAAA loss Friday, punctuated with baserunning miscues. Instead, a bases-loaded single by junior …
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A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Valley’s Jesse Iellimo, Freeport’s Grace Ward

Jessie Iellimo School: Valley Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: Iellimo, who committed to play baseball at Point Park, is a full-time catcher, part-time pitcher and occasional third baseman for the Vikings. The 5-foot-8 right-hander has a 1-0 record as …
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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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Knoch football players to continue W&J tradition

It’s one thing for a high school football player to know where he’s going to play in college. It’s another for him to do so alongside his best friend. Senior standouts and long-time friends Cody Milsom and Matt Jaworski helped …
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Leechburg SS Reesman has aggressive attitude forged from hockey

Leechburg senior Miranda Reesman played ice hockey for six years, but it wasn’t because she liked the color of the uniforms or the thought of …
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Plum rebounds with key section win

One team was trying to build on a key victory in Section 2-AAAA from last week, while the other was hoping to bounce back from a tough section loss two days earlier. Gateway and Plum met for the first time …
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Riverview baseball team hits stride after slow start

Riverview baseball coach Rich Griser is like a scientist this season, experimenting with his lineups to try to find the right fit. Although early results …
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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: 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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