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Roaring Run Watershed Association pays fitting tribute to late naturalist Rau

By Liz Hayes
A longtime advocate for the environment and scholarship, the late Margaret “Kepp” Rau’s dedication to both now are recognized at the Roaring Run Trail. The …

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Storylines galore dominate new football season

It doesn’t seem that long ago that South Fayette topped Karns City in the PIAA quarterfinals to end the football season in Armstrong County and send The Leader to his winter home in Florida. Nearly nine months to the day …
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Birdie again up to the challenge

His tailfeathers dripping, his wings wet and his beak chattering after he did the Ice Bucket Challenge — the video of the supposed self-dousing somehow disappeared from social media — the Birdie came up for air to the realization that …
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Former NFL lineman hopes to change direction at Deer Lakes

First-year coach Steve Sciullo has no desire to subdue the growing confidence and enthusiasm among his Deer Lakes players, but every once in a while, …
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Fox Chapel runners have big shoes to fill

Last season was one to remember for the Fox Chapel cross country team. The boys compiled an 8-0 section record and finished second at the WPIAL meet. They also qualified for the PIAA meet. The girls went 7-1 in the …
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Leader Times Q&A: Freeport’s Logan Thimons

It’s not common for a high school student to have their college picked out before their junior year, much less a student who is also …
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Natural rivalries, top-tier talent highlight realigned Allegheny Conference

The stars have aligned. Or realigned, to be more exact. With the WPIAL fine-tuning its conferences and moving teams around like old furniture in a …
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WPIAL coaches, quarterbacks have concerns about using newly approved footballs

South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh tossed around a lot of different footballs this summer — the Nike, the Wilson GST and the Spalding SB1. But …
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Knoch’s Farinelli primed for big year after working with QB guru Harris

Knoch quarterback Dan Farinelli is seeking to make his senior season memorable. Farinelli spent time refining his knowledge of the playbook, getting stronger in the …
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Bulked-up offensive line looks to anchor Blue Devils

If Leechburg has improved in any area during the offseason, it’s the offensive line. And senior left tackle Jordan Cominos has been the anchor. “That’s …
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H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season

H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer …
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Riverview football team benefits from McCombs’ versatility

Riverview fans will be seeing a lot of No. 1 in a lot of places this season. Senior Raymar McCombs, wearing uniform No. 1, will play six positions for the Raiders. “I’ll be lining up at receiver, in the backfield, …
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Springdale moves Lock to backfield to increase his touches

Position switches are nothing new — particularly at Class A schools. But Springdale’s Adam Lock is dealing with a pair of position switches. First, the …
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Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle

Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley …
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