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Gunman sought in gas station robberies in Jefferson, Buffalo townships

By Tom Yerace 1:10 a.m.
Gas stations in Jefferson and Buffalo townships were robbed Thursday night, apparently by the same bandit, according to police. The robbery at the Fueland-BP station in ...

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Tipton helps lift Apollo-Ridge over Section 2-AA foe Shady Side Academy

His face framed in glee after his team’s best game of the season, Apollo-Ridge guard Tre Tipton passed the attention to his teammates. It is …
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Burrell makes statement in victory

Even as the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class AA wrestling playoffs, Burrell felt it had something to prove in its opening match. Consider …
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Davis scores career-high 31 to power Ford City girls

No matter what defense Deer Lakes threw at her Thursday night, Christina Davis found a way to beat it. Davis, Ford City’s senior guard/forward, scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Sabers (14-2, 8-2) to a 49-27 Section 1-AAA …
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Armstrong scores late, topples Plum

With a big third period, Armstrong made sure its senior night didn’t turn into another senior nightmare. Christian Miller scored twice, and Josh Oliver added the winning goal in the final period to give the Riverhawks a 4-3 win over …
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Valley News Dispatch roundup: Fox Chapel boys wrap up playoff berth

Despite a slow start in Section 2-AAAA play, Fox Chapel boys basketball is heading back to the WPIAL playoffs. Mike Zappala’s free throw with three seconds left pushed Fox Chapel (10-7, 6-4) to a 61-60 victory Tuesday night over Penn …
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Valley routs Freeport to keep playoff hopes alive

There were technical problems with the national anthem at the start of the game, but Valley had no such on-court issues by the end of it. The Vikings pressed play and never let up against visiting Freeport. Playing with a …
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Area basketball teams embrace opportunities to play for championships

Damian Davies is reminded of it every day, from the banner in the gymnasium, to the autographed picture in his office, to his championship ring. …
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Latrobe earns return trip to WPIAL Class AAA wrestling semifinals

When Latrobe defeated Kiski Area in the semifinals of the Section 1-AAA tournament last week, heavyweight Tyler Mears lost an overtime decision. He vowed that …
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Butler County spotlight athletes: Jan. 25, 2015

Matt Zanella School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Zanella is Knoch’s leading scorer. He had 21 points in a win over Freeport and added 13 in a loss to Hampton last week. When point guard Austin Hannes …
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High school basketball notebook: Playoff picture comes into focus

The WPIAL basketball playoff picture is coming into focus with just more than a week left in the regular season. Four local boys teams have clinched playoff spots: Plum and Fox Chapel in Class AAAA, Knoch in Class AAA and …
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Riverview’s zone defense slows Leechburg in important Section 2-A win

With two teams battling for playoff position, Riverview planted its zone defense and never moved. Nico Sero and Ben Lazor scored 16 points each, and the Raiders produced season-best defensive performance to grab a win at Leechburg, 54-32, in a …
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Big 33 to be represented in Super Bowl again

The fake field-goal attempt by Seattle on Sunday in which tackle-eligible Garry Gilliam caught a 19-yard touchdown pass turned out to be the first step …
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A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph notches 3rd straight road win

Late free throws and sound defense propelled the St. Joseph boys basketball team to its third straight road victory, 65-60, over Trinity Christian on Wednesday night in nonsection play. John Ferguson made two free throws with 20 seconds remaining to …
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