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Harrison woman dead in 3-car crash in Natrona Heights

By Liz Hayes 1:09 a.m.
Kimberly Jones of Harrison at first didn’t realize anyone was driving the blue Toyota Corolla that crashed into the front of her hatchback on Freeport …

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Apollo-Ridge offense earns rest period against Deer Lakes

Apollo-Ridge coach John Skiba wanted to put as many looks as possible on the game tape of his team’s 49-21 Allegheny Conference win over Deer Lakes on Friday, “When our playoff opponents look at the film, we want them to …
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Second-half adjustments help Burrell boys soccer win in 2OT

Members of the Burrell boys soccer team came out for the second overtime of their game against West Mifflin on Saturday afternoon with hands on their hips, tired after 95 minutes of play. The Bucs found their second wind quickly. …
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VND High school notebook: Deer Lakes senior scores 7 goals

Deer Lakes hockey player Mitchell Rupprecht had his own personal stairway to seven last week. Rupprecht kept shooting, and the puck kept going in. The …
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West Shamokin spoils Ford City festivities

A night that began as a celebration for Ford City football ended with one for West Shamokin. Wolves quarterback Alex Lasslo scored both touchdowns and …
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Cohen siblings continue to pile up goals for Fox Chapel

Taylor Cohen scored seven goals for the Fox Chapel girls soccer team as a freshman. This season, she watched as her younger brother matched that …
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Freeport volleyball team fights another foe — complacency

The WPIAL volleyball playoffs begin this week, and for the first time, defending Class AA champ Freeport is the team to beat — on paper. Freeport, the WPIAL champ in 2010 and ’13, is the No. 1 seed for the …
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Highlands continues Allegheny domination in win over Valley

Highlands continued to strengthen the bridge it has built over the Allegheny. And while a few bolts might need some tightening with the playoffs looming, …
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Connellsville stays in playoff hunt with win over Kiski Area

In its two prior home games, Connellsville hadn’t done much to impress the fans at Connellsville Stadium. But that changed Friday as the Falcons played …
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Shady Side Academy tops Kittanning; both clinch playoff spots

After losing a close decision in what amounted to the Allegheny Conference title game to Kittanning a year ago, Shady Side Academy made sure this time around. The Indians used an explosive third quarter and rolled to a 28-14 victory …
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High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9

Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty …
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Senior RBs help Leechburg snaps 5-game losing streak

Leechburg didn’t waste any time in ending its five-game losing streak Friday night. Senior running backs Jake Gard and Quinten Burtick each rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils past Eastern Conference rival Serra Catholic, …
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VND roundup: Plum ends playoff drought

Plum’s girls soccer team spent extra time practicing penalty kicks last week. It’s a good thing, because the Mustangs needed four of them on Saturday to pull a WPIAL Class AAA first-round victory against No. 3 seed Norwin. Fifth shooter …
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Riverview embracing underdog role in WPIAL first-round win

The Riverview boys soccer team is back in the underdog role it prefers. The No. 10 Raiders (13-5) kicked off the postseason Monday night with a 3-1 victory over No. 7 Freedom in a WPIAL Class A first-round game at …
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Springdale secures another playoff berth

Springdale is postseason-bound for the 12th time in 13 years after a 14-12 upset of Class-A No. 7 Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field. The Dynamos’ win, coupled with Monessen’s loss to Clairton, clinches a playoff …
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A-K Valley golfers hope to change trend, win state title

Over the years, a number of A-K Valley players have taken medalist honors at the PIAA Western Regional golf tournament, which is the qualifier for the state finals. Last season, Fox Chapel’s Patrick Sheerer was the low finisher in Class …
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Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: St. Joseph earns boys soccer victory

Jesus Munoz’s second-half goal proved to be the game-winner for St. Joseph in a 2-1 boys soccer victory over Springdale on Saturday, the Spartans’ first …
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