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High school notebook: Riverview boys basketball coach steps down

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Joe Farrell said his coaching schedule became so hectic and constricting at times that he couldn’t perform his day job — and he’s a stay-at-home ...
Knoch’s Geist motivated to win gold
By Doug Gulasy
As if Jordan Geist needed any more motivation after the WPIAL track and field championships, he got some from a statement his father overheard. “Somebody saw ...
Alle-Kiski athletes set records at WPIAL meet
By Doug Gulasy
Elias Graca, Evan Lesnick and Tre Tipton didn’t break their own personal records Thursday. They did eclipse some more significant marks. All three Alle-Kiski Valley ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Fox Chapel’s Kelsey Feeney, Riverview’s Shayne Slebrich
By William Whalen
Kelsey Feeney School: Fox Chapel Class: Senior Sport: Softball Report card: Feeney helped lead the Foxes to the WPIAL playoffs for the first time ...
A-K Valley sophomores favored to win gold at WPIAL track finals
By Doug Gulasy
Lizzie Weimer keeps certain goals in the back of her mind when she throws ­— reaching 50 feet in the shot put, for instance, or ...
Frazier freshman Matway hits grand slam, drives in 8 in playoff rout
By Jason Black
Frazier freshman softball player Kayla Matway admitted to having some jitters playing in her first varsity playoff game. But if she was nervous, it certainly ...
A-K Valley WPIAL playoff softball capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Class AAAA First round No. 8 Fox Chapel (11-5) vs. No. 9 Seneca Valley (14-3) 5 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway Winner plays: No. ...
A-K Valley WPIAL baseball playoff capsules
By Doug Gulasy
Class AAA First round No. 2 Knoch (15-2) vs. No. 15 Belle Vernon (9-7) 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: ...
Alle-Kiski softball teams lack experience against out-of-section foes
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Riverview’s Sadie Buchser and Jess Kelley of Freeport are used to travel softball where teams can play an excess of 50 games in one summer ...
VND Spotlight athletes: Sam Keibler, Taylor Killmeyer
By William Whalen
Sam Keibler School: Kittanning Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: The standout second baseman was batting .458 with 13 RBIs and 17 runs scored through ...
Riverview baseball team locks up playoff berth
By George Guido
It’s back to the WPIAL baseball playoffs for Riverview. Riverview secured its 12th postseason berth in the past 15 years with a 10-2 victory Friday afternoon ...
Leechburg softball wins, ties WPIAL record with 29th straight playoff berth
By George Guido
For Leechburg, making the WPIAL softball playoffs is a rite of spring. But Monday’s playoff clinching at Oakmont’s Riverside Park was a special one. Leechburg’s 4-1 victory ...
Despite low numbers, Riverview softball team keeping it together
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jim Ashbaugh works as an office manager at SiGenix, an electronics engineering company in Monroeville. He has been asked to perform tasks that differ from ...
Riverview baseball team hits stride after slow start
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview baseball coach Rich Griser is like a scientist this season, experimenting with his lineups to try to find the right fit. Although early results ...
Leechburg girls softball team dominates Riverview
By Staff Report
Miranda Reesman had a blast in Leechburg’s section opener. The senior shortstop hit a three-run homer during a seven-run fifth inning, and the Blue Devils pulled away for a Section 3-A win Friday over Riverview, 16-6, in six innings. The big inning broke open a game that was tied 6-6, and the ...
A-K Valley HS notebook: Ashbaugh to coach softball at Riverview
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jim Ashbaugh will be named softball coach at Riverview, but his official appointment might happen after the season opener. Ashbaugh was brought in at the last minute to coach the Raiders after Jason Cappa resigned to take a temporary teaching job in another district. Cappa is the school’s football coach. Riverview is ...
Guido: Wrapping up a successful season
By George Guido
It’s time to put another local basketball season on the shelf. And this season had its share of uplifting moments and sad moments. High moments ...
Riverview girls lose PIAA playoff opener
By George Guido
Ice-cold shooting spelled doom Saturday for Riverview in its PIAA Class A opening-round game at the Altoona High Field House. The Raiders hit just two of ...
PIAA basketball playoff capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Boys Class AAAA first round e_SBlt Fox Chapel (16-9) vs. Allderdice (23-2) Noon Saturday at Obama Academy Winner plays: Chartiers Valley (23-3)/ Mt. Lebanon (20-6) ...
Riverview girls apply lessons learned
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Riverview used its crushing semfinal loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to make a character sketch of itself. After two regular-season losses to North Catholic by ...
Late 3-pointer sends Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls to finals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic needed a prayer. It got a Hail Mary. Freshman guard Mary Cassamassa popped out behind the arc and fired in a ...
Seniors the glue for feisty Riverview girls
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Hannah Larkin gave a speech to her Riverview teammates before they took the court against California on Monday night at Norwin. It’s somewhat of a locker-room custom for the Lady Raiders’ senior guard. “I told them no one expects us to go out there and win,” Larkin said. But sixth-seeded ...
Riverview girls basketball squeaks past California, 42-38, in overtime
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There’s something about Riverview and the WPIAL Class A girls basketball quarterfinals. The last time the Raiders played in Class A — the girls spent the ...
Valley News Dispatch basketball playoff preview capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
WPIAL playoff preview capsules Monday’s games (Postponed from Saturday) Boys Class AAAA Quarterfinals No. 12 Fox Chapel (15-8) vs. No. 4 Hempfield (20-2) 8 p.m. at Norwin ...
Defense fuels Riverview win over Fort Cherry
By Doug Gulasy
It took some time for Riverview’s offense to get going Wednesday night, but the Raiders’ defense more than made up for it. No. 6 Riverview forced 26 turnovers and held Fort Cherry without a field goal for more than 16 minutes, allowing the Raiders to run away with a 47-28 ...

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