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Pyrotechnics display turns from benefit to burden in Tarentum

By Liz Hayes
Summit Hose is struggling to keep Tarentum’s Fourth of July fireworks display from fizzling out. Although the food and festivities that will accompany Friday’s fireworks are meant to be a fundraiser for the West Tarentum volunteer fire company, Summit Hose is ...

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Division I players Bowers, Tipton getting early start

Nick Bowers’ college football recruitment lasted for more than a year, followed by another four months of waiting after he signed his national letter of …
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Burrell sophomore Scherer wins state 100-meter title

SHIPPENSBURG — Nikki Scherer wore bright orange shoes, pink tape on her legs and a white headband, but her running is what stood out. The …
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Deer Lakes athletes going cross country

Alex Herman won’t feel nearly as alone running this fall. After spending two years trying to create a cross country program at Deer Lakes and …
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Armstrong athletic directors tackle big job

It’s still a couple of months before the first school bell rings at new Armstrong High School, but as each summer day passes by, the era of River Hawks athletics draws closer. With the majority of Armstrong’s home fields off-campus …
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Trib Cup: Fox Chapel, Deer Lakes, Neshannock, Sewickley Academy lead spring standings

Four local schools had a little extra to celebrate at the conclusion of this year’s high school sports calendar, finishing as the top point scorers during the spring season in the Trib Total Media/WPXI High School Sports award standings. A …
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New Freeport AD brings passion for job

You might say Shawn Stivenson already has plenty of experience as an athletic director — just look at his kids’ sports schedules. His 10-year-old son, Brady, plays baseball, basketball, flag football, wrestles and does taekwondo. His daughter, Macy, 7, is …
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A-K Valley high school notebook: Highlands senior awaits eligibility ruling

In Highlands athletic director Chuck Debor’s words, sports “helped save” Emilio Seymour. Now the school district is hoping to help him get one more year …
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Guido: Football stars spearhead Kiski Area Hall of Fame class

Two all-state football players from the same team and a former NFL player will be part of this year’s Kiski Area Sports Hall of Fame …
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Knoch athletes, teams savor most successful year in school’s history

After decades of coming up short and playing second fiddle to other programs in Class AAA, Knoch finally has taken the next step, breaking through …
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VND high school roundup: Leechburg softball upset by Bishop Canevin

The No. 4-seeded Leechburg softball team cut a two-run deficit in half in the fourth inning but could not muster another hit for the rest of the game in a 2-1 upset loss to No. 11 Bishop Canevin on Tuesday …
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Plum mother, former Passion player continues to progress after serious accident

Beth Amato always has supported her three children, Ashley, Alexis and Ronny, in their athletic pursuits. Less than a month after she was struck by a car and seriously injured, she was cheering on Ashley, a senior-to-be at Plum, at …
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High school notebook: Riverview boys basketball coach steps down

Joe Farrell said his coaching schedule became so hectic and constricting at times that he couldn’t perform his day job — and he’s a stay-at-home dad. With a young family and an ailing father needing more attention, Farrell decided to …
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A-K Valley seniors take swing in WPIAL All-Star game

Deer Lakes senior Scott Ventura didn’t have a particularly good time in his two previous games at Washington & Jefferson’s baseball field. The Lancers played …
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