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Keystone Markers give insights about towns but have fallen victim to time, theft or traffic accidents

By Mary Ann Thomas
The answer to the question, “What’s in a name?” sometimes can be found forged in metal along area roads. They’re called Keystone Markers and they are ...

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Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton, Connellsville’s Wiltrout are Pittsburgh Trib’s Athletes of the Year

Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout have been named the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year. Tre Tipton Apollo-Ridge · Senior · Football, basketball, …
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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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Ford City’s Davis, Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton named Valley News Dispatch Athletes of the Year

Ford City’s Christina Davis and Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton have been named the 2014-15 Valley News Dispatch Athletes of the Year. CHRISTINA DAVIS FORD CITY · SENIOR · VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL The public address announcer at the WPIAL Class AA volleyball championship …
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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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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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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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