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Saxonburg man jailed for burning boy, 7

By Chuck Biedka
While a young victim daily battles scars, pain and fear, his tormentor, a Saxonburg man, was sentenced Tuesday to serve four to 12 years in …

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Natural rivalries, top-tier talent highlight realigned Allegheny Conference

The stars have aligned. Or realigned, to be more exact. With the WPIAL fine-tuning its conferences and moving teams around like old furniture in a …
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Alle-Kiski high school notebook: No more ‘follow-the-winner’ for PIAA basketball playoffs

Some teams that lose in the WPIAL basketball playoffs won’t have to depend on others to drag them into the PIAA playoffs. Starting next season, …
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Former NFL lineman hopes to change direction at Deer Lakes

First-year coach Steve Sciullo has no desire to subdue the growing confidence and enthusiasm among his Deer Lakes players, but every once in a while, …
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Guido: Friday nights provide many storylines

The start of the area’s 116th high school football season is just two days away, and here’s a little primer on what to expect: • Many already know this will be the last season for the area’s two oldest programs …
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Strength up front to be key for Fox Chapel

For the last few seasons, it has been the same song and dance for coach Eric Ravotti and Fox Chapel football. They have the athletes …
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Returning starters to help Freeport rebound

The anxiety set in before Freeport quarterback Andrew Romanchak’s first start and lasted for several weeks during the 2013 season. Now a senior returning starter, …
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Kiski Area junior Worthing a wild card

Though he stayed away from football the past three years, Kiski Area junior Tyler Worthing remained a tailor-made specimen for the sport. As his success …
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Knoch’s Farinelli primed for big year after working with QB guru Harris

Knoch quarterback Dan Farinelli is seeking to make his senior season memorable. Farinelli spent time refining his knowledge of the playbook, getting stronger in the …
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Bulked-up offensive line looks to anchor Blue Devils

If Leechburg has improved in any area during the offseason, it’s the offensive line. And senior left tackle Jordan Cominos has been the anchor. “That’s …
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Unified Plum football team eager to bounce back from 2013

On the third play of Plum’s scrimmage Aug. 16 at Shaler, Plum went deep. Senior quarterback Wil Fuhrer dropped back and threw the ball 60 yards before it landed in the hands of 6-foot-3 wide receiver Aston Teeter in the …
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Riverview football team benefits from McCombs’ versatility

Riverview fans will be seeing a lot of No. 1 in a lot of places this season. Senior Raymar McCombs, wearing uniform No. 1, will play six positions for the Raiders. “I’ll be lining up at receiver, in the backfield, …
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Transformed tight end bolsters Springdale’s wing-T attack

No matter what era it is, there’s one commonality between high school football coaches: Get your best athletes to touch the ball as often as …
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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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