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Aspinwall fifth-grader making big splash

By Alex Novickoff
Aspinwall’s Zoe Skirboll just celebrated her 10th birthday, a week after representing the Allegheny Mountain Region at the USA Swimming Eastern Zone Championships in Richmond, Va. The bad news for the rest of the Eastern Zone is that she will …

Allegheny Valley players gain skills during summer season

By Marty Stewart
Kevin Giza, manager of the Allegheny Valley Bucs baseball team, feels his team had a successful season despite sporting a record that hovered near .500 …

P-T’s Dudiak wins awards at camp

By Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford senior basketball player Gregor Dudiak took home a pair of awards at last month’s Keystone State Basketball Camp at Slippery Rock University. Dudiak, a …

Great day for Jones, Monessen

By Jeff Oliver
Lately, most of the news out of Monessen has been bad. But not this time. Sunday’s benefit softball tournament for cancer patient Paul “P.J.” Jones was an example of what a community can do when it comes together for a …

Butler graduates contribute to top season in BlueSox history

By Joe Sager
The Butler BlueSox enjoyed the franchise’s best season this summer. A Prospect League-high 40 wins, a league-record 11-game winning streak and the franchise’s first playoff …

West Point captures softball World Series title

By Josh Suman
KIRKLAND, Wash. — For an entire summer and throughout the week at the Junior Softball World Series, West Point coach Shelly Ryan  referred to her …

West Point Junior Softball to play for World Series title

By Josh Suman
KIRKLAND, Wash. — Maybe it was the travel, flying across the country after an already demanding state and regional slate of games. Or the unfamiliar surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, maybe perhaps even some uncertainty knowing the best teams in …

Western Pa. competitors find success at national triathlon event in Milwaukee

By Karen Price
Western Pennsylvania athletes had a strong showing at the USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee last weekend, and none was better than Allison Park’s …

Allison Park golfer Smith ousted in U.S. Amateur quarterfinals

By The Associated Press
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Allison Park golfer Nathan Smith, lost 4 and 3 to Pepperdine junior Frederick Wedel in the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals Friday at …

Hughes: “Old School” Burt LeGrande has new school approach

By Bill Hughes
This week, we look at one of the most important figures in the Pittsburgh wrestling scene as he plays a major role with two different Independent promotions. “Old School” Burt LeGrande has worked for the Championship Wrestling Federation since 2002, …

Sellew: Slow down on Steelers predictions

By Jeremy Sellew
Football season is upon us. The Steelers are in the second week of the preseason and people are throwing around their predictions and criticisms already. Calm down. It was one preseason game. Tonight is the second of four. After next …

Vasquez Jr. already is ‘People’s Champ’

By Jeff Oliver
Back in early 2013, when the professional boxing career of Sammy Vasquez Jr. was in its infancy, I wrote that the Monessen fighter was going …

Smith rolls into quarterfinals at U.S. Amateur

By Andrew Erickson
Nathan Smith is three days and 54 holes from joining an elite group of local golfers. After a 39-hole marathon day at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., the  Allison Park golfer is in the quarterfinals of the U.S. …

Tony Hawk to perform at Carnegie skatepark

By Tribune-Review
Celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk will be one of the first to break in the Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie, officials announced Thursday. Hawk and other members of his Birdhouse Skateboards team will present a free exhibition skate starting at …

West Point Junior softball advances to World Series semifinals

By Josh Suman
KIRKLAND, Wash. — If any of the other remaining teams at the Junior Softball World Series have an answer for the East region champions from West Point Little League, they had better find it fast. Coach Shelly Ryan’s squad once …

Kiski Area grad finds way back into college athletics

By Bill West
After Christian Hartford’s right shoulder failed him for the third and final time in the spring of his freshman year at Wake Forest, he begrudgingly …