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Leechburg residents begin holiday lights campaign

By R.A. Monti
Years ago, during the holiday season, Market Street in Leechburg was aglow from Christmas lighting hung by borough workers. That hasn’t been the case in ...

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Division I players Bowers, Tipton getting early start

Nick Bowers’ college football recruitment lasted for more than a year, followed by another four months of waiting after he signed his national letter of …
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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’ Edwards named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Tiffany Edwards Deer Lakes, Senior, Pitcher For years, Tiffany Edwards worked at her family’s business, Edwards Ice Cream, where she served up cones and specialty sundaes. In her other job, as a softball pitcher, she served …
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Basketball camp teaches more than hoops

The fourth annual Hard Work Pays Off youth basketball camp has held up to its name this week. For two hours each day, 127 second …
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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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Freeport grad Gearhart finds home in South Carolina as coach

Dennis Gearhart’s intention after graduating from Waynesburg University in 2007 was to take a teaching job in the south for a couple of years and then move back to Western Pennsylvania. The 2003 Freeport graduate took a job in Darlington, …
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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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Kittanning’s Toy brothers to reunite with W&J football

Nothing used to say “brotherly love” more than Braydon Toy catching a pass out of the slot while his brother, Colton, paved the way on …
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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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Central Catholic’s DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic’s season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha’s Vineyard for a summer …
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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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