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Guido: A-K teams overdue for football crown

By George Guido 2:25 a.m.
The 117th season in local high school football begins in just two days. And isn’t it time we had an Alle-Kiski Valley team win a WPIAL football title? It’s been 12 years since Springdale brought home the Class A gold in 2003 with a victory over Sto-Rox at Heinz Field. The last ...

Local executive honored by Quaker Valley for giving
By Matt Grubba
Jim Bouchard didn’t become involved with Quaker Valley athletics with the goal of being a Hall of Famer, but his contributions have made many things ...
Scoring trio returns to lead Fox Chapel field hockey
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel field hockey team finished with a 14-3-1 record last year and claimed its third consecutive WPIAL Section 2 championship. The Foxes fell in the WPIAL semifinals to Pine-Richland. Coach Jen McCrady will have to replace 2015 graduates Meghan Lucas, Elizabeth Savin, Claire Durr and Megan Martin, but she ...
North Allegheny, Ellis School hope to defend field hockey titles
By Bill Hartlep 2:25 a.m.
Nine seniors led the North Allegheny field hockey team to a second straight WPIAL Class AAA title last season, the program’s 13th overall. To say the ...
Daily Courier roundup: Mt. Pleasant girls golfers top Elizabeth Forward
By Staff Reports 2:25 a.m.
Three golfers shot under 50 to lead Mt. Pleasant to a 195-218 victory over Elizabeth Forward in Section 1-AA girls golf action Tuesday. Ashley Cairns (45), Gabbi Keefer (48) and Cameron Salopek (49) led Mt. Pleasant (3-0, 3-0) while Lauren Cain and Meganne Dormott shot rounds of 50 for Elizabeth ...
Daily Courier roundup: Mt. Pleasant, Southmoreland golf teams post victories
By Staff Reports
Nick Irgang carded a low round of 37 to lead the Mt. Pleasant boys golf team to a 219-274 victory over Jeannette in a Section 2-AA match Monday at Norvelt Golf Club. Cole Adamrovich scored a 44, followed by Ray Hynek (45), Jacob Chovanec (46) and Jacob Keck (47) for ...
Aliquippa RB Bronaugh to miss season after cancer diagnosis
By Chris Harlan
DiMantae Bronaugh would prefer to take the field Friday night, but he’d find comfort just visiting the stadium. Bronaugh, a standout senior for Aliquippa, has ...
Knoch cross country runners continue to push each other
By Doug Gulasy
Brandon Grumski usually doesn’t need to look far to find one of his Knoch cross country teammates during a race. That runner usually is ahead, ...
Valley New Dispatch high school notebook: Knoch unveils 1st Hall of Fame class
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Knoch announced its first sports Hall of Fame class. The five-member group of inductees is heavy on golf talent, including one of the school’s most famous ...
Mt. Pleasant defeats Geibel golf
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Daily Courier roundup: Connellsville golf team tops Uniontown
By Staff Reports
Zach Beneke shot a 43, and Gavin Swink and Jimmy Malone each carded a 44 to lead the Connellsville golf team to a 225-255 victory over Uniontown in a Section 2-AAA match Thursday at Pleasant Valley Country Club. Lydia Glotfelty shot a 45, and Jake Tzan shot a 49 for the ...
High school notebook: Broderick aware of tall task at Springdale
By Bill Beckner Jr.
John Broderick didn’t have to take attendance at his first open gym as Springdale’s girls basketball coach. “It was just me and the custodian,” Broderick said with a smile. “And he can’t shoot, so we couldn’t even play one-on-one.” Broderick, 58, a longtime assistant at Fox Chapel — and Shaler the past ...
Daily Courier roundup: Connellsville girls tennis team tops Ringgold
By Staff Reports
Gretchen Beatty and Morgan Berger won No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, to help the Connellsville girls tennis team post a 4-1 nonsection victory Wednesday over visiting Ringgold. Leah McIntosh and Mackenzie Miller won No. 1 doubles. Riley Baker and Brianna Meyer won No. 1 doubles for the ...
Guido: Erdeljac’s book celebrates 50th anniversary of Oakmont title team
By George Guido
The 50th anniversary of Oakmont’s drive to the 1965 WPIAL Class B football title has been celebrated in a book. The quarterback of that great ...
Daily Courier roundup: Connellsville golf team wins season opener
By Staff Reports
Zach Beneke led all scorers with a 43 and Jimmy Malone shot 45 as the Connellsville golf team defeated Laurel Highlands, 237-239, in a Section 2-AAA match at Duck Hollow Golf Club on Tuesday. Gavin Swink and Olivia Glotfelty carded a 48. Jake Tzan tallied a 53 for the ...
Daily Courier roundup: Southmoreland boys golf opens with win
By Staff Reports
Josh Redding shot a low round of 39, and Noah House tallied a 42 as the Southmoreland boys golf team opened the season with a 219-241 victory over Mt. Pleasant in a Section 2-AA match at Norvelt Golf Club. Bailey Stapleton shot a 45, Ryan Lemmon shot a 46 and ...
VND notebook: Freeport preps for final year in stadium
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport football plans to the usher in the future while honoring the past. The school is planning several events for its final season at venerable ...
Daily Courier roundup: Southmoreland takes 3rd at Fayette Open
By Staff Reports
Josh Redding shot a 15-over-par 85 to finish eighth at the annual Fayette Scholastic Open at Duck Hollow Golf Club on Friday, earning All-County honors and leading Southmoreland to a third-place finish. Uniontown, paced by Danae Rugola (82) and Logan Levander (86), finished fifth. Medalist Johnathan Ek shot 79 ...
Dines named Geibel’s new athletic director
By Staff Reports
It didn’t take long for Geibel High School to find its new athletic director. The school hired A.J. Dines to fill the position. Dines replaces Shawn Holup, who stepped down this month after he was named athletic director at Bishop Canevin. “It’s an exciting opportunity for me,” Dines said. “I love ...
VND notebook: Plum senior shows off power
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When Alex Kirilloff stopped to admire his handiwork, he wasn’t all that surprised. Not after he hit six straight towering home runs out of San ...
Holup excited to get started as Bishop Canevin athletic director
By Nathan Smith
The reasons Shawn Holup wanted to be Bishop Canevin’s next athletic director were plentiful. “It has a great athletic tradition,” said Holup, who also will serve as Bishop Canevin’s dean of students. “It is a great academic institution. Coming from a catholic school, I am comfortable in the environment.” Holup resigned from ...
Fox Chapel cross country teams have high expectations
By Marty Stewart
Coach Tom Moul has some big holes to fill on his Fox Chapel cross country team, finding a way to replace stellar performers Elias Graca and Jacob Halasowski. Graca is now running for the University of Pennsylvania, and Halasowski is at Carnegie Mellon. Last year’s boys team finished second in the ...
Guido: New Freeport stadium to end an era
By George Guido
Even though no one from the Freeport Area School District asked for my input on the press box design at its new football stadium, the ...
WPIAL board rules Highlands’ Nee, Valley’s Banko eligible
By Chris Harlan
Highlands basketball player Jamison Nee and Valley wrestler Nicholas Banko were ruled athletically eligible Monday in separate hearings with the WPIAL Board of Directors. Nee, ...
Alle-Kiski high school notebook: Highlands QB using helmet-mounted camera to film practices
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Brayden Thimons lurks like a shark behind the defensive line at Highlands football practice. His fin is a $200 GoPro camera that is fastened to ...
Geibel athletic director, girls basketball coach Holup resigns
By Staff Report
Shawn Holup has resigned the position of girls basketball coach and athletic director at Geibel. Holup made the announcement through an email Wednesday evening. He has taken a job at Bishop Canevin High School, where he will serve as dean of students and athletic director. Holup coached the Gators for four seasons, ...
Guido: Numbers derail Deer Lakes hockey
By George Guido
After leading the PIHL in goals scored last season with 170, there will be no varsity hockey at Deer Lakes this season. The Lancers won’t ...
Plum, Gateway, Franklin Regional fall teams ready to begin journeys
By Michael Love
It seems like only a snap of a finger or a blink of an eye since the 2014-15 academic year for area schools concluded in ...
VND high school notebook: Knoch pitcher Stobert poised to make college choice
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Knoch baseball standout Alex Stobert is weighing several college scholarship offers, but he has committed to the day he plans to pick one. Stobert has designated ...
Connellsville cross country teams hope to maintain recent success
By Jason Black
Winning is important for any program, and it’s something the Connellsville cross country program has been able to accomplish in recent seasons. Both the Connellsville boys ...
3-sport Brentwood athlete Stockline ‘did it all’
By Jennifer Goga
Shelby Stockline, 18, loves sports because they allow her to set and achieve a variety of goals. Stockline played three sports at Brentwood High School, earning ...
Scott settling in as new Ellis School AD
By Michael Love
As Shayla Scott continues to navigate her way through the first weeks and months of her new post as athletic director at the Ellis School, ...
Frazier runners keep cross country program alive
By Jason Black
Despite dealing with some adversity this summer, the Frazier cross country team will compete during the 2015 fall sports season. Due to low numbers, the ...
Guido: Path paved for earlier start to WPIAL football
By George Guido
The path has been cleared for the WPIAL and other PIAA districts to consider starting the football regular season a week earlier. The PIAA Board of Directors recently passed a measure enabling a district such as the WPIAL to forego the second preseason scrimmage and start the regular season at ...
WPIAL standouts competing at USA Diving Junior and Senior Nationals
By Karen Price
Three current WPIAL diving champions, one former champ and several potential future winners are among a contingent of Western Pennsylvania athletes competing at the USA ...
High school notebook: Baseball standouts showcase their skills for pro scouts
By Staff Reports
A trio of WPIAL baseball standouts are hoping they made a memorable impact last week during their trip to Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Union’s ...