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Drownings surge in Pennsylvania over past 2 years

By Mary Ann Thomas
The number of people dying in boating accidents in Pennsylvania has risen in the past two years. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission patrolled local waterways …

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Tipton accounts for 4 TDs in Apollo-Ridge’s 41-21 victory over West Shamokin

Apollo-Ridge’s big-play ability showed up opening night. Pitt recruit Tre Tipton scored three touchdowns and passed for another, and five of the Vikings’ six scores …
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‘He’s still a part of this team’: Burrell honors player who died during preseason

Although he died from a rare heart tumor on the practice field, Burrell lineman Noah Cornuet, 16, was still listed on Burrell’s official player roster …
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Alle-Kiski soccer notebook: Area teams begin section play this week

After the opening weekend of the 2014 WPIAL soccer season, Alle-Kiski Valley teams will begin section play this week. The majority of boys teams will play their section openers Tuesday, and most girls teams will play Wednesday. The Highlands girls …
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Jackson brothers lead way as Highlands rolls in Class AA debut over Ford City

Highlands used splash plays to make a big splash in its WPIAL Class AA debut Friday night at Ford City. Five touchdowns on plays of …
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North Hills defeats Fox Chapel

Nick Santucci ran for two touchdowns, and Andrew Bly ran for one and caught another as North Hills (1-0, 1-0) downed Fox Chapel, 35-7, in Quad North play. Brandon Wagner added a touchdown on a  29-yard interception return for North …
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Freeport once again team to beat in WPIAL Class AA volleyball

This isn’t the first time Freeport has been looked at as the team to beat in girls volleyball, but the Yellowjackets might be more prepared …
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Bitter loss fuels Kiski Area boys soccer

The Kiski Area boys soccer team sometimes talks about last season’s first-round playoff loss to Bethel Park. Just not the ending. The Cavaliers, who lost their opening-round game after a shootout rules mix-up allowed Bethel Park to win, say the …
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QB leads Kittanning to season-opening victory over Deer Lakes

Kittanning quarterback Braydon Toy put on a show at Lancers Stadium Friday night. The senior dual-threat quarterback rolled up 303 total yards as Kittanning showed …
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Butler County spotlight athletes: Aug. 31, 2014

Devin Campbell School: Knoch Year: Sophomore Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Campbell averaged approximately a 38 to lead Knoch to a 3-1 record through its …
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Wilkinsburg holds off Leechburg

After two years as a starter at center, Wilkinsburg’s Jonathan Carpenter sparkled in his debut at quarterback. Carpenter completed seven passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers posted a 24-14 victory in the season opener at Graham …
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Sophomore RB Coxon leads Plum to lopsided win

Sophomore running back Nick Coxon might have had a coming-out party in Plum’s 45-19 win against Hempfield in a Foothills Conference matchup at Spartan Stadium on Friday. Coxon started the game with a 49-yard run in Plum’s first play from …
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Jeannette rips Riverview in Class A debut

Talk about moving to the head of the class. With a storied Class AA tradition behind them, Jeannette, on the heels of a 48-6 Class A Eastern Conference opening-night win over visiting Riverview, served notice Friday night the Jayhawks are …
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Springdale eases past Serra

Springdale had Serra on Lock-down Friday night. The Dynamos, behind senior Adam Lock, defeated host Serra, 41-7, in a Class A Eastern Conference matchup. Everything seemed to be working according to plan for Springdale. Lock, who moved from tight end …
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Valley edges emotional Burrell team on OT field goal

When Rory Baker joined Valley’s football team before training camp, he showed coach Muzzy Colosimo what he could do, kicking a long field goal on …
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Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle

Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley …
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