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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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Valley News Dispatch High School Roundup: Freeport beats Valley, enhances playoff chances

It took extra innings, but Freeport made a significant step toward a return to the WPIAL softball playoffs with its fifth straight victory Thursday. The Yellowjackets rallied to win 6-3 over Valley with Kristen Karcher driving home Kristie Radvan with …
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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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Kiski Area coach to receive Lifetime Service to Wrestling award

Unsure of whether he can fit all that he wants to say about his 35-season career as a wrestling coach into a five- to seven-minute …
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Doubles team of Blose, Davis makes Kittanning history

Connor Blose and Cole Davis have their own little piece of Kittanning High School history. The Kittanning boys tennis players are believed to be the …
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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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Best to come for Valley junior track star Walters

Valley junior Ameriah Walters turned sheepish as she discussed her offseason dedication to hurdling — or lack thereof — earlier this week. Seemingly in position to seize the momentum she built during a strong sophomore season in which she placed …
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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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