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Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Springdale boys top C.W. North Catholic

By Staff Reports
Springdale’s boys soccer team bounced back from a loss to St. Joseph and moved above the .500 mark with a 7-1 victory over host Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic on Tuesday in Section 2-A boys soccer. Taran Roesch scored four goals, and Kevin Kondrik, Brogan McCutcheon and Justin McClafferty all scored …
Jeannette wins cruises past Springdale to set up showdown with Clairton
By Thomas Zuck
Jeannette grounded out an efficient, if not aesthetically pleasing, 41-7 victory over Springdale on Friday to set up a battle for Eastern Conference supremacy next …
Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: Springdale girls soccer team posts shutout
By Staff Reports
Five players scored as the Springdale girls soccer team rolled to a 5-0 victory over Section 4-A foe Jeannette on Thursday night at Highmark Stadium. …
WPIAL programs familiar with Carlynton’s player shortage
By Bill West
Thrust into the top leadership spot after his predecessor resigned three games into Carlynton’s football season, coach Scott Yoder strived to create a reassuring environment …
Springdale boys collect win in double overtime
By George Guido
Regulation time wasn’t enough to decide Saturday’s Springdale-Riverview Section 2-A soccer showdown. A goal by Taran Roesch with 7:17 left in the second overtime period lifted the Dynamos to a 2-1 victory over the Raiders, who opened the week rated second in the Trib Total Media rankings. Freshman Brogan McCutcheon …
Clairton allows 2 scores but still sprints past Springdale
By Thomas Zuck
Clairton’s perfect season came to an end Friday at Springdale’s Veterans Memorial Field, sort of. The second-ranked Bears gave up their first points of the season but still cruised to a 70-13 victory over Springdale (2-2, 2-2) in an WPIAL Class A Eastern Conference game. Clairton has outscored opponents 300-13 …
Early score sets dominant tone in Springdale’s victory over Wilkinsburg
By William Whalen
All Springdale needed was the game’s first 13 seconds to set the tone and put away Wilkinsburg, 31-0, in a Class A Eastern Conference game Friday at Veterans Memorial Field. Springdale (2-1, 2-1) running back Michael Banachoski picked up a short opening kickoff and raced 68 yards through the heart …
A-K Valley high school football notebook: Knoch to rest starters vs. Ringgold
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Knoch is stealing a page from Highlands this week. The Knights (2-0), ranked No. 5 in Class AAA, plan to rest some key players Friday when they travel to No. 9 Ringgold (1-1) for a nonconference game. Highlands did the same thing last year, albeit in Week 8, also against …
Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Deer Lakes’ Joe Dillner, Springdale’s Jillian Henley
By Alex Novickoff
Joe Dillner School: Deer Lakes Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Report card: Dillner has scored six goals and helped Deer Lakes win the season-opening Avonworth Tournament. …
Springdale girls suffer shutout loss
By Doug Gulasy
Shady Side Academy and Springdale entered Wednesday night’s Section 4-A girls soccer game looking for a marquee win after both suffered early-season losses to Greensburg …
Big play sparks Leechburg to victory
By Dave Yohe
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 eases past Serra
By Ray Judy
Springdale had Serra on Lock-down Friday night. The Dynamos, behind senior Adam Lock, defeated host Serra, 41-7, in a Class A Eastern Conference matchup. Everything seemed to be working according to plan for Springdale. Lock, who moved from tight end to halfback after last season to get more touches, quickly …
Springdale moves Lock to backfield to increase his touches
By George Guido
Position switches are nothing new — particularly at Class A schools. But Springdale’s Adam Lock is dealing with a pair of position switches. First, the …
Transformed tight end bolsters Springdale’s wing-T attack
By George Guido
No matter what era it is, there’s one commonality between high school football coaches: Get your best athletes to touch the ball as often as …
Close friendship, football helping Springdale’s Wagner battle Alzheimer’s
By Kevin Gorman
Chuck Wagner and Don “Pappy” Boulton sat side by side on a weight bench under an orange-and-black sign in the Wagner-Boulton Strength Room at Springdale …
Alle-Kiski high school notebook: Wagner, Boulton back on sidelines at Springdale
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Foes for a short time but friends forever, Chuck Wagner and Don “Pappy” Boulton will reunite on the Springdale football coaching staff this season. The …
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 …
Valley’s Walters finishes second, third in hurdles at track championships
By Bill West
SHIPPENSBURG — No other Valley athletes joined Ameriah Walters on the trip to the PIAA track and field championships, so the speedy junior spent considerable …
PIAA track and field notebook: Valley’s Walters in running for 2 medals
By Bill West
Unlike a season ago, Valley junior Ameriah Walters finished her first day at the PIAA track and field championships without a sick feeling in her …
Springdale’s Lelis golden amid gloom at WPIAL meet
By Bill West
As best as she could recall, Springdale senior hurdler Emily Lelis encountered only a few light rain showers during her previous three trips to the …
Guido: Nicknames more than just school rally point
By George Guido
Monday’s opening-round WPIAL Class A baseball game between Springdale and Carmichaels was one of the few high school games these days in which industries in the school districts’ regions led to the teams’ nicknames. There was a time when many schools in and around the WPIAL drew nicknames from industries …
Springdale’s Lelis expects a fight for 4th WPIAL title
By Bill West
On May 6, for the first time in her career, Springdale senior Emily Lelis failed to win a hurdles event at the WPIAL Class AA …
Springdale baseball team loses in 1st round of WPIAL Class A playoffs
By George Guido
Six errors proved to be the undoing for Springdale on Monday afternoon in a WPIAL Class A baseball playoff opener at Mt. Pleasant. Of the first eight runs Carmichaels scored, six were unearned, and the Mikes rolled to a 10-2 victory. “I’ll take any runs we can get,” Carmichaels coach …
WPIAL baseball tournament preview
By Tribune-Review
WPIAL baseball tournament Class AA No. 6 Freeport (11-5)  vs. No. 11 Riverside (11-5) 3 p.m. Tuesday at Shaler Winner plays: No. 3 Steel Valley …
Alle-Kiski Valley track and field honor roll
By Tribune-Review
high schools Alle-Kiski track honor roll Boys 100: Jesse Zelonka, Apollo-Ridge, 11.0; Mario Valletto, Knoch, 11.1; Evan West, Burrell, 11.16 200: Ben Kinnamon, Kiski Area, 22.3; Trejon Talton, Kiski Area, 22.5; Jesse Zelonka, Apollo-Ridge, 23.1 400: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel, 51.02; Ben Kinnamon, Kiski Area, 51.17; Steve Hemmerle, Plum, 51.7 …

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