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Grebb tiebreaker favors BeeGraphix

By Jeremy Sellew
The stars aligned Thursday in the Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball League. After the tripleheader, three teams were tied for the fourth and final playoff spot. “We go to the tiebreaker system,” league Commissioner Dana Zajicek said. “That’s going to …

Annual game never gets old

By George Guido
It was like old times Thursday night for Highlands graduates and former batterymates Bob Haggerty and Jason Heffran. Haggerty pitched and Heffran caught at the …

Daily Courier roundup: Carmichaels topples Mill Run

By Staff Reports
Joby Lapkowicz and Clay Roman connected for RBIs singles in the sixth inning to lift Carmichaels to a 2-1 victory Thursday over visiting Mill Run in Fayette County Baseball League play. Lapkowicz was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts. Carmichaels …

Passion defense to face test vs. Houston in IWFL championship game

By Andrew Erickson
Passion cornerback Krissy Edmunds was just a rookie in 2007, the last time the team played for and won a professional women’s football title. Seven …

Valley News Dispatch roundup: Kiski Valley Palomino team begins quest

By Staff Reports
Kiski Valley began its march toward an International World Series berth Thursday in Butler. Competing against regional champions in the East Zone round of the Palomino playoffs, Kiski Valley went 1-1 during its first day in the seven-team, double-elimination tournament …

Hempfield East Junior Legion team again qualifies for regional tournament

By Andrew John
Hempfield East might have lost in the Westmoreland County Junior Legion championship game, but the team has its sights on a bigger prize. Hempfield East …

West Hempfield Junior Legion makes run in postseason

By Alex Oltmanns
Throughout the entire Westmoreland County Junior Legion baseball season, West Hempfield coach Buss Remaley reiterated that his team had the potential to compete with the elite squads in the league. That proved to be true in the opening round of …

City Bowling Center awards scholarships for commitment

By Jason Black
For several local children, there was an added bonus to the fun of knocking down pins Saturday mornings in City Bowling Center’s youth league in …

Greensburg local roundup: Murrysville Legion advances to state tournament

By Doug Gulasy
Two weeks after thinking its season was over, the Murrysville Legion team will play for the state championship. Matthew Hobi was hit by a pitch …

Recalling 20 years of memories at Freeport Invitational

By Bill West
The Freeport International Baseball Invitational turned 20 this week. To recognize the anniversary, the Valley News Dispatch compiled 20 memories from regular participants of the …

Lee Supply victory shortened by rain

By Rick Bruni Jr.
As rain forced the stoppage of Wednesday’s girls’ game in the J. Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball girls’ league, at least one player beckoned to …

West Mifflin Legion captures Region 6 title, advances to state tournament

By George Guido  and Mark Kaboly
There was no pileup on the mound. There was not much of a celebration at all. That’s because the day that Tom Simcho put together …

Bethel Park native Mathews turns putters into art

By Gary Horvath
Ray Mathews Jr. has merged function with form in the current display at the Sewickley public library. A series of United States Golf Association approved …

The Meadows to host 1st boxing card

By Kevin Gorman
One thing Sean Sullivan has learned from three decades working in the casino industry is that boxing is a mainstay, a draw that lures high rollers for the fight and gets them in good spirits. Sullivan experienced this while working …

Murrysville Legion to play for Region 7 title

By Staff Reports
Trailing by five after the first two innings, Murrysville used a two-run fourth inning and five runs in the eighth to earn a 7-5 victory over Beech Creek on Wednesday to advance to the Region 7 tournament championship. Ben Ramey …

Ross teens earn bronze in international ball hockey event

By Ed Phillips
Before embarking on a trip to the world championships with the U.S. under-18 ball-hockey squad, assistant coach Dan Gregory had a good feeling. It turned …