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Ellis School girls basketball team holds off Leechburg in 2-OT thriller

By Doug Gulasy 10:08 p.m.
Ellis School and Leechburg sought school history in their WPIAL Class A playoff opener Saturday afternoon. It seemed fitting, then, that the teams played a game ...
Trio of A-K Valley basketball teams make long-awaited return to postseason
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Leechburg’s girls basketball team has heard about the WPIAL playoffs. The larger crowds. The increased sense of urgency. The bracket-busting upsets. But the Blue Devils finally ...
Alle-Kiski girls basketball playoff capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Class AAA Preliminary round Deer Lakes (14-8) vs. Greensburg Salem (7-15) 1:30 p.m. Saturday at  Gateway Winner gets: No. 4 Blackhawk (16-6), 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at ...
Gorman: Leechburg goes silent
By Kevin Gorman
The Leechburg boys basketball program dealt with two very different meetings Tuesday night about the same subject. While the Leechburg school board discussed whether the Blue Devils should participate in the WPIAL basketball playoffs in the midst of a hazing investigation, the WPIAL was announcing its playoff pairings. That Leechburg allowed ...
A-K Valley high school notebook: Replacing Leechburg was not an option
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There was buzz at Tuesday night’s WPIAL basketball playoff pairings meeting in Green Tree that the league might bring in a replacement for Leechburg in ...
Leechburg boys put focus on top-seeded Monessen with hazing allegations swirling
By Bill Beckner Jr.
To some’s surprise, Leechburg’s boys basketball coaches showed up at the WPIAL playoff pairings meeting Tuesday night to find out their first-round opponent. It seemed ...
High school notebook: Deer Lakes lineman lands unexpected call from RMU
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Nate Morrissey’s life changed in less than 24 hours. The big lineman from Deer Lakes was pondering playing college football at Division II schools, perusing his ...
Leechburg girls end 10-year postseason drought
By Doug Gulasy
Mikayla Lovelace waited one year to make the playoffs, and that was more than enough for her. Imagine how the rest of Leechburg felt. The Blue Devils’ ...
Guido: Ex-MLB pitcher Minarcin headlines Armstrong County Hall of Fame class
By George Guido
The Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame is getting set for its 43rd induction banquet April 24 at Freeport’s Laube Hall. Twelve athletic figures, including ...
St. Joseph boys knock off Leechburg but fall short of playoff berth
By Bill Beckner Jr.
St. Joseph did its part, and in dramatic fashion. But a thrilling end to section play won’t come with any bonus points. Despite a comeback to ...
Leechburg boys top rival Riverview to clinch playoff berth
By George Guido
It was strictly afternoon delight for the Leechburg boys basketball team Tuesday. Leechburg secured a WPIAL playoff berth for the 26th time in school history with ...
Riverview girls set tone early in win over Leechburg
By Bill Beckner Jr.
For the second time this season fans expected one thing but got another when Riverview and Leechburg met in girls basketball. Riverview used a rapid-fire opening ...
Leechburg guard Lovelace vaults into hoops elite
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Long before Mikayla Lovelace was one of the WPIAL’s top on-the-rise basketball players — a pure scorer who has helped elevate a long-struggling program into ...
A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Brittany Robilio, Kiski Area’s DeShawon Bracy
By William Whalen 11:33 p.m.
Brittany Robilio School: Leechburg Class: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Report card: In her first season as a starter, Robilio has put together eight double-digit scoring games. ...
Leechburg beats St. Joseph for 4th win in row
By Doug Gulasy 11:33 p.m.
Leechburg spent most of its Section 2-A game at St. Joseph playing its usual breakneck style, but the Blue Devils made one of their biggest ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Leechburg rallies to upend St. Joseph
By Staff Reports
A difficult second quarter put Leechburg behind, but the Blue Devils roared back for an important section victory. Mikayla Lovelace scored a game-high 27 points and added six rebounds, and host Leechburg rallied for a 67-48 victory over Section 2-A rival St. Joseph on Monday night. Daesha Knight had 12 points and ...
A-K Valley roundup: Leechburg boys earn 3rd straight victory
By Staff Reports
Leechburg had trouble in close games earlier this season, but the Blue Devils are reversing that trend. Blake Steininger led four players in double figures, and Leechburg held off a fourth-quarter rally by Springdale to post a 68-63 victory in Section 2-A. The Blue Devils won their third consecutive game, including ...
Leechburg holds off Riverview rally to earn Section 2-A win
By George Guido
After losing several close games this season, the Leechburg Blue Devils held on to win one Tuesday night. But the Blue Devils nearly squandered a 13-point ...
Galloway’s late free throw, key block send host Apollo-Ridge into tournament title game
By George Guido
Apollo-Ridge and Leechburg didn’t play each other the way the Leechburg Tip-off tournament fell earlier this month. But the two Kiski Valley rivals more than made ...
Riverview girls basketball coasts past Leechburg in 2-A opener
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Leechburg girls basketball coach Joel Ceraso called Riverview “one of the top three or four teams” in WPIAL Class A. Riverview showed why that opinion carries ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Leechburg girls remain unbeaten
By Staff Reports
The start of section play did little to slow Leechburg’s red-hot start. Mikayla Lovelace scored a game-high 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Leechburg ...
Leechburg girls set out to build on breakout season
By Jerin Steele
Entering last year, Leechburg girls basketball had endured a long stretch of tough seasons. But a group of freshmen that had success at the middle ...
Leechburg boys set to go up-tempo
By Jerin Steele
Leechburg boys basketball coach Damian Davies wants his team to play a “fast and furious” style. With the athleticism he sees from his returning starters, Davies ...
Through the Years: Leechburg, Oakmont won WPIAL titles a half-century ago
By George Guido
Editor’s note: Each Friday throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events ...
No. 1 Clairton routs Leechburg, wraps up likely top seed in Class A
By Dave Yohe
Just one week away from the playoffs, Clairton refused to look that far ahead. Top-ranked Clairton went about business as usual, concluding its regular season with a 58-0 victory over Eastern Conference rival Leechburg. “It was a hard-fought game,” Clairton coach Wayne Wade said. “We have a pretty good team. “My hat’s ...
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