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Alle-Kiski Valley businesses profit from jump in tourism

By Jodi Weigand 1:48 a.m.
Tourism was up for the fourth straight year in the state in 2013, and Alle-Kiski Valley businesses say they’re capitalizing on the increased traffic. Birdsfoot Golf ...

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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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Burrell heavyweight Beattie claims 3rd Class AA Southwest Regional title

Burrell senior heavyweight Al Beattie coughed repeatedly with considerable force as people began to clear Canon-McMillan High School’s gym Saturday night after the completion of …
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Alle-Kiski teams learn opponents for PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs

Four Alle-Kiski hockey teams will open the PIHL postseason this week. The league released its playoff brackets on Saturday. In Class AA, Fox Chapel (8-9-2) will play North Hills (9-10) at 8:30 p.m. Monday at BladeRunners in Warrendale in a …
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PIHL playoff capsules

Class AA E-5 Fox Chapel (8-9-2) vs. W-4 North Hills (9-10) 8:30 p.m. Monday at Bladerunners-Warrendale Winner plays: E-1 Shaler (15-3), 7 p.m. on Tuesday …
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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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Kiski Area’s Worthing wins 2nd WPIAL Class AAA wrestling title

Tyler Worthing finally got his shot at Fred Mantsch, and he made the most of it. Worthing, a Kiski Area junior, won his second consecutive …
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Kittanning wrestler Robb plans to learn from SW Region finals loss

He needed no additional reason to ponder a rematch at the PIAA wrestling championships with West Branch senior Reynold “Buzzy” Maines, but Kittanning junior 220-pounder …
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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 inline hockey team records 16-0 mark

There has been no sophomore slump for the Plum Middle School inline hockey team in its second season in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Roller Hockey League. …
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Late 3-pointer sends Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls to finals

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic needed a prayer. It got a Hail Mary. Freshman guard Mary Cassamassa popped out behind the arc and fired in a …
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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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Under new coach, Valley baseball team taking different approach

The Valley baseball team was busier this offseason than previous winters. Under the direction of their third coach in the past four seasons, the Vikings …
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Highlands sophomore Bonnett golden again

Even after defending a title for the second straight day at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, Highlands sophomore Bailey Bonnett is looking for ways …
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