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Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Freeport hockey rolls past Greensburg Salem

By Staff Reports
After three straight overtime games, Freeport’s hockey team found itself in a shootout. Stone Haberstroh had three goals and four assists to lead the Yellowjackets to a PIHL Class A win over Greensburg Salem, 11-6, at the Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg on Thursday night. Robbie Reichenbaugh added a goal and ...
Clairton runs past Leechburg for PIAA record
By Dave Whipkey
Leechburg coach Mark George can take solace in the fact his Blue Devils held Clairton to its lowest point total this season. But 54 points were more than enough for the Bears as the No. 2 team in WPIAL Class A rolled Friday night to a 54-6 win over Leechburg at ...
Guido: Seeding already settled in Allegheny Conference
By George Guido
After all of the offseason hype, old rivalries renewed, new rivalries started, all of the scintillating games during the first half of the season — ...
Senior RBs help Leechburg snaps 5-game losing streak
By William Whalen
Leechburg didn’t waste any time in ending its five-game losing streak Friday night. Senior running backs Jake Gard and Quinten Burtick each rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils past Eastern Conference rival Serra Catholic, 61-25, in front of a senior night crowd at Veterans Memorial ...
Robair’s big game lifts Riverview past Leechburg
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With a nickname like “Bear,” opponents should know it probably isn’t a good idea to mess with Ray Robair, Riverview’s hulking, yet happy-go-lucky transfer from ...
Quest for improvement boosts Barto’s golf game
By Bill Beckner Jr.
While most college golfers might be content with rounds in the mid-70s, Gannon freshman Matt Barto can’t stand them. In fact, rounds that he knows ...
Strong line play leads GCC past Leechburg
By Wes Crosby
Greensburg Central Catholic dominated the line of scrimmage on its way to a 27-7 win over Leechburg in an Eastern Conference matchup Friday night. The Blue Devils (1-5, 1-4) finished the game with minus-10 yards rushing and barely mustered more than 100 total yards. Greensburg Central Catholic (4-2, 4-1) allowed ...
Frazier routs Leechburg for 5th straight win
By Dave Yohe
Frazier had no intention of relinquishing its ranked status in a nonconference game Friday night against Leechburg. The Class A No. 9 Commodores (5-0) rolled to a 48-12 victory over host Leechburg on Friday at Veterans  Memorial Field. “We did execute and made big plays. We got some big chunks of yardage,” ...
Leechburg girls volleyball chasing history
By Doug Gulasy
The Leechburg girls volleyball team saw its opportunity for the 2014 season well before the campaign even began. When the WPIAL released its fall 2014 ...
Monessen averts upset bid with 28-6 victory over Leechburg
By Ed Phillipps
A fast start gave way to a slow finish for Leechburg on Friday night, and the Blue Devils fell to visiting Monessen, 28-6, in a ...
Pryor watches as No. 6 Jeannette routs Leechburg
By Mark Katarski
In 2007, Jeannette featured a basketball-playing quarterback (Terrelle Pryor) and a running back with the last name Hall (Jordan Hall) en route to the school’s only PIAA football title. This year, although the season is only three games old, a basketball-playing quarterback and a running back named Hall have the Jayhawks ...
Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Leechburg’s J.B. Burtick
By Matt Grubba
From being a backup running back a year ago, Leechburg sophomore J.B. Burtick already has his first win as a varsity starting quarterback. The first-year ...
Big play sparks Leechburg to victory
By Dave Yohe 8:34 p.m.
Leechburg found a way to make the final big play when it needed it the most. The Blue Devils scored late, then held off rival Springdale ...
Wilkinsburg holds off Leechburg
By George Guido
After two years as a starter at center, Wilkinsburg’s Jonathan Carpenter sparkled in his debut at quarterback. Carpenter completed seven passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers posted a 24-14 victory in the season opener at Graham Field. Sophomore Robert Higginbotham caught a 73-yard pass from Carpenter to open ...
Bulked-up offensive line looks to anchor Blue Devils
By Dave Yohe
If Leechburg has improved in any area during the offseason, it’s the offensive line. And senior left tackle Jordan Cominos has been the anchor. “That’s a ...
New faces to dot skill positions for Leechburg
By Dave Yohe
The WPIAL did Leechburg no favors when it realigned football conferences in the spring. But the improving Blue Devils aren’t making excuses. “You can’t control the alignment. ...
Leechburg replaces veteran softball coach Oberdorf
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Leechburg parted ways with its most successful coach in school history Tuesday night, opening the position of softball coach, naming a replacement and relieving Jim ...
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception is Kittanning and ...
Guido: Leechburg alumni celebrate glory years
By George Guido
Football memories from several generations were prominent Saturday night at the Leechburg Football Alumni reunion. Nearly 100 Blue Devils alumni from seven decades celebrated their ...
Leechburg exits softball playoffs with loss to South Side Beaver
By Matt Grubba
Leechburg and South Side Beaver both had a chance for a big second inning, but only one was able to cash in. South Side Beaver scored three runs in the bottom half of the second and never gave up the lead on its way to a win over the Blue Devils, ...
Valley-area WPIAL softball capsules: Highlands faces Elizabeth Forward; Leechburg takes on South Side Beaver
By Tribune-Review
Thursday’s games Class AAA First round No. 10 seed Highlands (7-4)  vs. No. 7 Elizabeth Forward (11-5) 2 p.m. at Hempfield Winner plays: No. 2 South Fayette (13-1)/No. ...
Leechburg to meet familiar foe in softball playoffs
By Matt Grubba
It isn’t deja vu that Leechburg softball is experiencing. History really is repeating itself. Leechburg will open this year’s WPIAL Class A playoffs with the same ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Riverview’s Evan Lesnick, Leechburg’s Miranda Reesman
By D.j. Vasil
Evan Lesnick Class: Junior School: Riverview Sport: Track and Field Report card: Lesnick tied the Riverview pole vault record with a height of 13 feet, ...
Walk-off hit lifts Leechburg over Vincentian
By Matt Grubba
The playoff streak is all but secure, and now second place is in sight for the Leechburg softball team. Monica Emricko’s two-out hit dropped in fair territory behind first base, which let Miranda Reesman score in a walk-off win for the Blue Devils, 7-6, over visiting Vincentian in a Section ...
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Leechburg takes down Vincentian on walk-off
By Staff Reports
Monica Emricko’s two-out pop-up dropped in fair territory behind first base, allowing Miranda Reesman to score the winning run in a walk-off win for the Leechburg softball team, 7-6 over visiting Vincentian Academy in a Section 3-A game Friday. The win means the Blue Devils (7-3, 6-3) can clinch their ...

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