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Alle-Kiski Valley parades with pride on Memorial Day

By Jodi Weigand
It only took one time for Shirley Ross to hear the Arnold Fireman’s Band perform in the Memorial Day parade before she made watching it ...

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A-R senior Tipton shrugs off foot injury to win state long jump title

SHIPPENSBURG – Tre Tipton faced a familiar opponent along with all of his fellow long jumpers at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships. …
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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 softball team seeking 2nd WPIAL championship in 4 years

The sting of back-to-back championship game losses still resonates with the Deer Lakes softball team. But another torrid regular season and playoff run has the …
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Leader Times notebook: Armstrong’s spring teams heading south

While many of the new school’s other teams will go west, Armstrong’s spring teams are headed south. The WPIAL unveiled sections for 2016 spring sports earlier this week, and the Riverhawks’ baseball and softball teams are scheduled for plenty of …
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Fox Chapel, Ambridge capture WPIAL volleyball titles

Emotions ran high at the Baldwin High School gym, the site of the WPIAL boys volleyball championships, as Fox Chapel topped Section 3 rival Seneca …
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Knoch’s Geist motivated to win gold

As if Jordan Geist needed any more motivation after the WPIAL track and field championships, he got some from a statement his father overheard. “Somebody …
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Vincentian’s Nee transferring to Highlands

Jamison Nee is coming home. The standout basketball player from Harrison Township is transferring from Vincentian Academy to Highlands. Highlands athletic director Chuck Debor said …
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A-K Valley track and field honor roll

Track and field  honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Nathan McKinney, Highlands (52.18) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:20.08) …
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Kittanning’s Bowers throws personal best in shot put at PIAAs

SHIPPENSBURG — Nick Bowers’ distances steadily declined throughout the course of the PIAA Class AA boys shot put competition Friday at Shippensburg University. The first throw was so good, it didn’t matter. Making his first trip to the PIAA championships, …
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WPIAL finalist Knoch baseball team playing head games at plate

Hang around the Knoch baseball team’s dugout long enough, and you will start to pick up on coach George Bradley’s coaching philosophy and begin to …
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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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Confident Fox Chapel surges into WPIAL volleyball final

In some ways, Fox Chapel volleyball coach Phil O’Keeffe felt better after his team’s 3-2 victory over Plum in the WPIAL semifinals than he would …
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A-K Valley high school notebook: Fox Chapel baseball making history

Fox Chapel was fortunate to get in the maximum 20 games during the WPIAL baseball regular season. And coach Mike Frank made sure his team …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: St. Joseph freshman Edgar hits for cycle

Serena Edgar made her varsity pitching debut Monday, but she made her biggest impact in the batter’s box. The freshman hit for the cycle, finishing …
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