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Springdale Twp. police car crashes into veterinary clinic

By Chuck Biedka 10:19 p.m.
A Springdale Township police cruiser crashed into a veterinary clinic just after 1 a.m. Thursday along Pittsburgh Street in Springdale Borough. “In the process of …

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Bishop Canevin’s 3-point prowess dooms Apollo-Ridge, 63-54

Bishop Canevin continued its amazing turnaround Wednesday night. After winning just four games last season, the Crusaders used an early barrage of 3-pointers to down Apollo-Ridge, 63-54, at Northgate. Bishop Canevin (17-6) will take on top-ranked Aliquippa (22-0) in WPIAL …
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PIAA basketball playoff capsules

Boys Class AAAA first round Fox Chapel (16-9)  vs. Allderdice (23-2) Noon Saturday at Obama Academy Winner plays: Chartiers Valley (23-3)/Mt. Lebanon (20-6) winner on Wednesday. Coaches: Zach Skrinjar, Fox Chapel; Buddy Valinsky, Allderdice. Layup lines: WPIAL fourth-place team Fox …
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Deer Lakes rolls to PIHL playoff win

Deer Lakes hockey coach Todd Luniewski thinks his team is playing its best hockey, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Lancers …
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Armstrong hockey earns another trip to the semifinals

Two seasons, two semifinal appearances for Armstrong hockey. Christian Miller, Nick Long and Luke Gross scored goals for the Riverhawks, who held off a late …
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Mars’ persistence pays off in 7-0 victory over Freeport

Freeport withstood a barrage of first-period shots from Mars in Wednesday’s PIHL Penguins Cup quarterfinal. But the Planets broke through with three goals in the second period and rolled to a 7-0 victory at BladeRunners in Warrendale. Paul Maust and …
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VND high school notebook: Cager Classic basketball rosters revealed

Teams and coaches have been selected for the 19th annual Cager Classic all-star basketball games March 28 at Highlands. The coaches from Ford City, Al Davis (girls) and Greg Hutcherson (boys) will lead the East teams, and Hampton’s Joe Lafko …
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PIAA first-round wins fashionable for Kiski Area wrestlers, Burrell’s Beattie

HERSHEY — Kiski Area’s Joey Blumer and Tyler Worthing made sure nothing about their first day at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships got …
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Redbank Valley’s Truitt, Kittanning’s Robb win PIAA 1st-round bouts

HERSHEY — As much as it pleased him to see Redbank Valley in the PIAA Class AA team tournament brackets in 2013 and 2014, Bulldogs …
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North Allegheny runners capture indoor state titles

North Allegheny’s elite distance runners were in top form at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association state indoor championships Sunday at Penn State University. Junior Madeleine Davison won the girls 3,000-meter run in a time of 9 minutes, 47.93 …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Miranda Gard, Knoch’s Ben Lowery

Miranda Gard School: Leechburg Class: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Report card: Gard received school board permission to represent the Blue Devils this season as the school’s lone gymnast. In her first WPIAL meet, the 5-foot-2 sophomore finished first in the all-around. …
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Plum wrestlers conclude season at WPIALs

Plum senior Nate Turchick suffered a 10-4 loss to Penn-Trafford sophomore Matt McGillick in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships at …
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HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line

The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Kiski Area’s Joey Blumer, St. Joseph’s Sabrina Bowman

Joey Blumer School: Kiski Area Class: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Report card: Blumer (33-6) finished second in the WPIAL Class AAA championships at 126 pounds and qualified for this weekend’s PIAA Championships in Hershey. A third-place finisher in Section 1-AAA, Blumer, …
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