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High school notebook: Deer Lakes lineman lands unexpected call from RMU

By Bill Beckner Jr. 6:43 p.m.
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
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
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 ...
Leechburg uses 2nd-half running attack to defeat Serra Catholic
By Dave Whipkey
Most often, coaches that make the better halftime adjustments find a positive result and the end of four quarters of play. Leechburg coach Mark George and his staff went back to basics in the second half of the Blue Devils’ contest at Serra Catholic Friday evening and grinded out a ...
Tibbens carries Riverview past Leechburg in Eastern Conference
By D.j. Vasil
Riverview running back Nasan Tibbens had a night to remember Friday. The junior rushed for 222 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries as Riverview defeated Leechburg, 35-17, in Class A Eastern Conference action at Veterans Memorial Field. Tibbens eclipsed the century mark in rushing midway through the first quarter while scoring ...
After another slow start, Greensburg Central Catholic defeats Leechburg
By Dave Yohe
Greensburg Central Catholic got off to a sluggish start for the second week in a row Friday night. But it again managed to come out with a win. The Centurions scored all of their points in the second half in a 26-14, Class A Eastern Conference victory over Leechburg. “We just ...
Through the years: Leechburg edges Freeport in mud
By George Guido Through The Years
Editor’s note: Each Friday throughout the high school football season, the Leader Times will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are part of local scholastic history. Leechburg handed Freeport its first regular-season loss in two years, 3-0, on Oct. 10, 1975, in ...
Frazier finally allows TD, win streak continues vs. Leechburg
By Dave Stofcheck
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 yards and ...
Jeannette’s Hall scores 4 touchdowns in victory over Leechburg
By R.A. Monti
It’s not often a coach feels like his team lost after a 37-point victory. But, that’s how Jeannette coach Roy Hall described his feelings about his team’s 44-7 win Friday over Leechburg. Hall said if his team wants to go far in Class A, it can’t commit 14 penalties for ...
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