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Mon Valley region prepares to celebrate Fourth of July in style

By Alexander Haney
The Mon Valley is preparing to celebrate the nation’s birthday on Saturday with fireworks, festivals, parades and other Fourth of July activities. MCKEESPORT ...

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Multi-sport star Wade honored as Daily News Athlete of the Year

Playing four sports isn’t easy. Or is it? Ask Clairton’s Lamont Wade. “For now, I’m playing everything, and I’m working every day,” Wade said. “It’s …
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Logan set to lead East Allegheny basketball

After a two-year layoff, East Allegheny boys basketball coach Pete Logan said he’s raring to return to the bench. He’ll meet Monday with players, boosters and school administrators before setting up open-gym workouts. The Wildcats, who last won a WPIAL …
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EF football trio select colleges

Three Elizabeth Forward seniors have decided to continue their football careers with local colleges. Matthew Hermesmann signed a letter of intent to play football for …
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McKeesport girls summer hoops league primed for playoffs

When Eric Smith started the McKeesport Girls Basketball Summer League eight years ago, he didn’t imagine how it would grow. Nor the increased workload and responsibility that comes with an expanded field. “When we started it, there were 12 teams,” …
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Norwin girls basketball win McKeesport summer league

The Norwin girls basketball team has continued its winning ways into the summer season. Months after the Knights claimed the first WPIAL title in school …
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Serra Catholic upbeat about season despite PIAA baseball loss

CRESSON — Serra Catholic’s baseball season was a smashing success, even if the Eagles failed to win a state playoff game. With just five seniors on this year’s roster, coach Brian Dzurenda has expressed even higher hopes for next year. …
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Big 33 kickoff return record ‘shared’ among friends

Pat Monroe thinks he could’ve, should’ve, would’ve. The year was 1978. The play, a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that still stands as a …
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Central Catholic’s DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic’s season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha’s Vineyard for a summer …
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TJ’s Grassi, Risley planning to embark on engineering careers

Tim Grassi and Paige Risely, both of Jefferson Hills, were among the top scholars who graduated recently from Thomas Jefferson High School. Grassi was valedictorian and Risley ranked fourth in the 2015 class. Besides their academic success, they also were …
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Class AA gets walk-off win to cap all-star games

It was announced that if the WPIAL Class AA/A all-star contest was tied after nine innings, the game would be declared a draw. That made …
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