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Belle Vernon Reality Tour offers close look at ‘nightmare’ of drug abuse

By Chris Buckley
The enormity of the drug epidemic hit home for Celeste Trilli Palamara when her son came to her with a plea. “He came to me when he was in trouble,” Trilli Palamara said. “He said, ‘Mom, I need help.’ “He’s been in ...

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Big doings on tap for BVA’s home opener

RIt appears everything is on schedule for a huge night at James Weir Stadium Sept. 4. Not only will Belle Vernon Area open the 2015 …
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Improvement a goal for Bentworth this season

When Ron Skiles was hired as Bentworth football coach shortly before the 2014 season, he was back in familiar territory. After all, it is his third stint as the school’s coach. He led the team from 1981-88 and again from …
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California Area football players fall ill

Four California Area football players were hospitalized with dehydration symptoms Monday during the team’s first two-a-day practice session. All four were taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, one by emergency medical helicopter. First-year coach Darrin Dillow said the …
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Charleroi looking to turn the corner

Charleroi finished 2-8 last season and went 1-7 in Class AA Interstate Conference play during coach Donnie Militzer’s first season. But Militzer thinks the pieces …
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New coach brings energy to Elizabeth Forward program

First-year coach Mike Collodi brings an energetic dynamic to the field. Collodi said as a coach, sometimes you have to change how you approach different …
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Frazier looks to run to top of Tri-County South

Frazier coach Mike Steeber said this year’s team is the fastest he’s ever coached. That could be bad news for the rest of the Tri-County South Conference. “We have a lot of speed on the field,” Steeber said. “That, and …
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HSFB preview: New coaches set to lead teams to victory

There’s a first-year head coach in the WPIAL who’s leading a Class A program, but most everybody already knows his name. Meet coach Jason Gildon. The former Steelers linebacker was hired in February to coach Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. Most …
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Late start isn’t worrying Ringgold girls soccer coach

Considering that she was hired just a few weeks ago as the head coach of the Ringgold girls’ soccer team, Kayla Fransko knows that she …
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Yough looks forward to competition in Big 9

Yough lost all nine of its games a year ago and have endured a 10-game losing streak, but that doesn’t mean coach Mark Crovak is dreading the upcoming season. On the contrary. He is excited for his sixth season as …
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