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Belle Vernon man who allegedly offered drugs to young girls jailed

By Chris Buckley
David Kutcy was on the run and hiding at a campsite in the mountains outside of Hagerstown, Md., when U.S. Marshals moved in Aug. 20 …

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Belle Vernon Area trounces Trinity in Humbert’s debut

Belle Vernon Area football coach Matt Humbert couldn’t have asked for a better start to his first season roaming the Leopards sideline. Marcel McCaskill started …
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Three of a kind: Football coaches who took different routes

Ron Skiles. Nick Milchovich. Donnie Militzer. They are the new head football coaches at Bentworth, Ringgold and Charleroi, respectively. While all will be coaching their first games at their new schools Friday night, each came into their jobs through different …
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California victim of Clairton’s ‘statement’

First-year Clairton coach Wayne Wade was looking for his team to make a statement in his first game. Consider it made. The Bears scored early …
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Southmoreland thrills home crowd with 25-24 victory over Charleroi

Because of flooding that damaged its field last year, the Southmoreland football team hadn’t played a home game at Russ Grimm Field since 2012. But on Friday night, the Scotties christened their new turf in style. Southmoreland pulled out a …
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Elizabeth Forward look to replace a ton of offense

4,136. That’s how many total yards head coach Mike LeDonne will have to replace from last season’s Elizabeth Forward’s football squad that went 6-4 and …
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Frazier finds its offense in win over Avella

Going into Friday’s Tri-County South Conference opener against visiting Avella, Frazier football coach Mike Steeber was a little worried about his offense. That’s because in …
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Pevarnik’s scoring binge leads GCC to 15-12 victory over Monessen

Brian Pevarnik made sure Greensburg Central Catholic’s return to Class A was successful. The 6-foot junior scored two touchdowns and kicked a game-winning 26-yard field goal with 1.8 seconds left to lift  No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic (1-0) to a …
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Thomas Jefferson runs past Ringgold

Bill Cherpak will take this every day of the week. Not No. 4 Thomas Jefferson’s convincing 49-6 Big Nine Conference win over No. 7 Ringgold …
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Valley Independent roundup: Yough, Elizabeth Forward, Bentworth fall

It wasn’t the kind of start Yough wanted for the 2014 season. Hollidaysburg rolled up 361 yards on the ground, jumped to a 12-0 first-quarter lead and rolled to a 31-6 victory Friday in a Greater Allegheny Conference opener at …
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