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UPMC outpatient center does ‘it all,’ manager says

By Tom Yerace
Visiting the reopened UPMC Natrona Heights Outpatient Center in Harrison can do a heart good, literally. Testing for heart problems now is part of what …

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Apollo-Ridge pole vaulter thriving without expert guidance

As she watched a YouTube video of one world-class pole vaulter after another last season, Reannah Martin pieced together the tips and tricks she needed …
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Bases-loaded free passes prove big in Deer Lakes’ softball victory over Burrell

Top-ranked Deer Lakes was the beneficiary of a pair of three-run homers in Tuesday’s 12-5 victory over Burrell. While the Lancers enjoyed the blasts, it …
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Deer Lakes’ new coach no stranger to underdog role

Spare Steve Sciullo the talk about Deer Lakes football’s history of struggle and the unlikelihood of a sudden program turnaround, because he’s not interested. Few …
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Kittanning baseball scores 5 runs in 1 inning for win

What looked like a rivalry game headed down to the wire ended up being a comfortable win for Kittanning. Andy Fennell threw six scoreless innings, …
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Humphrey turns in personal-best efforts for FC track

Mary Humphrey, a sophomore, has been a member of the track and cross country teams at Fox Chapel since her freshman year. She qualified for the PIAA cross country championships last fall and finished 43rd. In track, she had a …
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Freeport baseball team gets welcome relief in win over Deer Lakes

With inherited runners at first and second base, Freeport sophomore Nathan Pastorek put himself in an even tougher spot Monday afternoon when, as a relief …
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Former coach promotes game overseas

Former Leechburg coach and Highlands student-athlete Ed Jenkins stepped down as Charleroi football coach Monday. But the move won’t affect the trip for WPIAL football players to Italy next year that will be facilitated by Jenkins. Jenkins resigned at Charleroi …
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Norwin Knights shine in win over Kiski Area

Playing without a full roster, the Norwin softball team still found its way to first place in Section 1-AAAA on Thursday. Christiana Skrabak homered and had three RBIs, and the Knights overcame the absence of four starters who were attending …
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Valley uses walk-off single to edge Kittanning

Each time Kittanning baseball put a run on the board, Valley had an answer. Jordan Iellimo hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh after Kittanning had tied the game in the top half of the inning, …
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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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Valley News Dispatch roundup: Leechburg baseball team collects wild win

Talk about stealing one at home. In a few chaotic seconds Tuesday afternoon in West Leechburg, one team celebrated while another looked on in disbelief in Leechburg’s wild 2-1 baseball victory over Section 4-A-leading North Catholic. With two outs in …
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Baldwin erupts in 1st inning en route to win at Plum

Plum and Baldwin both wear purple uniforms so they look very similar when they’re on the same baseball field. The similarities stopped there when the …
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Springdale’s Lock hits walk-off slam to give rival Riverview 1st loss

Springdale junior Adam Lock only watched the ball he laced down the left field line with the bases loaded long enough to see it curl …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Springdale’s Adam Lock, Valley’s Allie Aftanas

Adam Lock Class: Junior School: Springdale Sport: Baseball Report card: The 6-foot-2, 200-pound center fielder only has eight hits this season, but four are for extra bases, including a walk-off grand slam in an 11-10 victory over rival Riverview. Lock …
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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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