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Three escape North Apollo fire

By Chuck Biedka
Three people escaped an early afternoon house fire in North Apollo Tuesday. Fire Chief Cliff Rearic said Trisha Blumeraitis, her daughter, Darby Blumeraitis, and Darby’s …

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Bishop Canevin’s 3-point prowess dooms Apollo-Ridge, 63-54

Bishop Canevin continued its amazing turnaround Wednesday night. After winning just four games last season, the Crusaders used an early barrage of 3-pointers to down Apollo-Ridge, 63-54, at Northgate. Bishop Canevin (17-6) will take on top-ranked Aliquippa (22-0) in WPIAL …
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Burrell’s Beattie taking final shot at PIAA title

The son of a wrestling coach, Al Beattie first stepped on a mat when he was 2 years old. He didn’t formulate his ultimate goal …
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Alle-Kiski PIHL capsules

Wednesday’s games Class AA first round • E -3 Armstrong (14-4-1) v s. W-2 Moon (13-6) 8:30 p.m. , Airport Ice Arena Winner plays: North Hills/Shaler winner Players to watch: Armstrong: Christian Miller (39 goals, 23 assists); Moon: Nick Hart …
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Fox Chapel hockey team defeated in PIHL first round

Fox Chapel and North Hills were tied late in the second period of their PIHL Penguins Cup playoff opener Monday night, but the game quickly went downhill for the Foxes. North Hills (10-10) scored five unanswered goals, including four in …
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VND high school notebook: Cager Classic basketball rosters revealed

Teams and coaches have been selected for the 19th annual Cager Classic all-star basketball games March 28 at Highlands. The coaches from Ford City, Al Davis (girls) and Greg Hutcherson (boys) will lead the East teams, and Hampton’s Joe Lafko …
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Alle-Kiski Valley wrestling notebook: Veterans, newcomers set for PIAA tournament

Seven Alle-Kiski Valley wrestlers will compete at the PIAA championships this weekend, and it’s an almost even split between competitors making their first appearance and those returning. Burrell senior heavyweight Allan Beattie, Kittanning junior 220-pounder Jacob Robb and Kiski Area …
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North Allegheny runners capture indoor state titles

North Allegheny’s elite distance runners were in top form at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association state indoor championships Sunday at Penn State University. Junior Madeleine Davison won the girls 3,000-meter run in a time of 9 minutes, 47.93 …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Miranda Gard, Knoch’s Ben Lowery

Miranda Gard School: Leechburg Class: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Report card: Gard received school board permission to represent the Blue Devils this season as the school’s lone gymnast. In her first WPIAL meet, the 5-foot-2 sophomore finished first in the all-around. …
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Plum inline hockey team records 16-0 mark

There has been no sophomore slump for the Plum Middle School inline hockey team in its second season in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Roller Hockey League. …
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Late 3-pointer sends Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls to finals

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic needed a prayer. It got a Hail Mary. Freshman guard Mary Cassamassa popped out behind the arc and fired in a …
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HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line

The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — …
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Under new coach, Valley baseball team taking different approach

The Valley baseball team was busier this offseason than previous winters. Under the direction of their third coach in the past four seasons, the Vikings …
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Highlands sophomore Bonnett golden again

Even after defending a title for the second straight day at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, Highlands sophomore Bailey Bonnett is looking for ways …
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