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Oakmont father-son team’s efforts help add Mon Valley names to police memorial

By Eric Slagle
Homestead police officer Joseph Lecak was rushing to the scene of a major fire when he suffered a heart attack and crashed into a furniture …

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Daily News spotlight athletes: Clairton’s Harrison Dreher, West Mifflin’s Alyssa Cairns

Harrison Dreher School: Clairton Class: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Dreher went  4 for 4 and struck out six in four innings to help …
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Veteran coach Rocco institutes change at East Allegheny

John Rocco has been a baseball man for a long time. In his 32 seasons as a high school coach, he’s led teams to countless playoff berths, mentored future high-profile athletes and come close to winning a PIAA title. Rocco …
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Freshman fill-in Matthews tosses 4-hitter as EF routs No. 4 Southmoreland

Elizabeth Forward built a big lead early against No. 4 Southmoreland and kept adding to it Wednesday until a 10-run rule ended the WPIAL Section …
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Twins ‘Gooden’ enough to win as McKeesport edges Plum

McKeesport knew it had to play a good game to have any chance to avenge its only loss and knock off undefeated Plum. The Tigers had to settle for a Gooden game instead, and that was just fine with them. …
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Norwin Knights shine in win over Kiski Area

Playing without a full roster, the Norwin softball team still found its way to first place in Section 1-AAAA on Thursday. Christiana Skrabak homered and had three RBIs, and the Knights overcame the absence of four starters who were attending …
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Serra Catholic’s Cole McCombs, West Mifflin’s Paige Flore

Cole McCombs School: Serra Catholic Year: Freshman Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Combs tossed a no-hitter and struck out 14 to lead the Eagles to a 4-0 win over Monessen in Section 2-A on April 9. On Monday, he tossed …
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South Allegheny southpaw dominates Charleroi

Brenna Pribanic nearly was flawless. The South Allegheny sophomore left-hander pitched a one-hitter on Tuesday as the Gladiators shut down visiting No. 5 Charleroi 2-0 in a WPIAL Section 4-AA softball game, the Cougars’ first loss. Jordan Swarmer’s fourth-inning triple …
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Steel Valley volleyball rekindling program’s glory days

Back in the day, the sport of boys volleyball was king at old Homestead High School, which later merged with Munhall to form what is known as Steel Valley. With legendary coach Victor Sullivan at the helm, Homestead won 15 …
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TJ boys volleyball still finding room to grow

In his four years of starting for Thomas Jefferson, setter Luke Good has seen it all, but he said this year’s team is a different feeling. “The difference between this year’s team and the last three I’ve been on is …
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