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Alle-Kiski Valley PSSA assessment scores higher than state standards

By Jodi Weigand
A more difficult state assessment test brought down scores statewide on the annual PSSA, but most Alle-Kiski Valley schools performed better than the state averages. Of the 54 local schools where students in grades 3 through 8 take the Pennsylvania System ...

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Apollo-Ridge hangs on for victory over Valley

After losing three in a row, the Apollo-Ridge football team got back on the winning track — but it wasn’t easy. The Vikings got a …
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Burrell’s Garda a triple-threat in lopsided win over West Shamokin

Burrell quarterback Max Garda was a triple threat in his team’s 30-6 win over West Shamokin on Friday night at Jack E. Boyer Field. Garda rushed for 93 yards, passed for 109 and had two interceptions on defense for the …
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Highlands humbles Deer Lakes in Allegheny Conference play

Deer Lakes has taken all the attention away from other Allegheny Conference teams with a historic start that has raised eyebrows and owned eyes in …
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Merger sparks position battles at Armstrong

Plenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will look like. But the uncertainty isn’t limited to opposing locker rooms. The merger …
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A-K Valley roundup: Fox Chapel tandem repeats as section doubles champions

In a rematch of last season’s Section 3-AAA doubles championship, Fox Chapel’s top team prevailed again. Laurel Shymansky and Amanda Nord won the section doubles tournament Tuesday at Alpha Tennis and Fitness in Harmarville, defeating Shady Side Academy’s Lindsey Miller …
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Freeport’s Dougherty bidding for WPIAL title, fourth PIAA berth

Freeport’s Audrey (Clawson) Dougherty has undergone a name change, but she remains the same goal-driven golfer. “I want to win a WPIAL title and get back to states,” said Dougherty, who has had somewhat of an off-kilter senior season, missing …
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Kiski Area avenges last year’s 65-0 loss with upset of Plum

The final four conference games will be crucial in determining Kiski Area’s season success. The Cavaliers took a big step Friday night with a 23-14 …
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Hampton running on all cylinders in shutout victory over Knoch

Knoch needed its best performance of the season to have a chance against Class AAA No. 3 Hampton, but the Knights’ mistakes were too costly to overcome. Hampton scored 14 points off two Knoch turnovers Friday as the Talbots turned …
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Frazier finally allows TD, win streak continues vs. Leechburg

Frazier’s defense finally surrendered a touchdown Friday night. With the way Chris Pierce was throwing the ball, it didn’t really matter. Pierce threw for 274 …
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Clairton rolls to victory at Riverview behind RB Dreher

The top team in Class A rolled into Oakmont on Saturday, and the Clairton Bears posted another convincing win. Clairton, No. 1 in the WPIAL …
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Jeannette forces turnovers to stay unbeaten at Springdale

It was a cold, rainy, fall night at Veterans Memorial Field as Springdale looked to upset No. 4 ranked Jeannette. The Jayhawks didn’t let the field conditions slow them down, however, as they downed Springdale, 33-6, in Eastern Conference play. …
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First-place St. Joseph’s boys soccer braces for stretch run

Along with much of the student body, the St. Joseph boys soccer team traveled to Philadelphia over the weekend to see Pope Francis’ visit for the World Meeting of Families. The Spartans saw the pope lead Sunday Mass, and Francis’ …
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