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Springdale’s Lock hits walk-off slam to give rival Riverview 1st loss

By Bill West
Springdale junior Adam Lock only watched the ball he laced down the left field line with the bases loaded long enough to see it curl …
Another honor for Springdale soccer icon
By George Guido
Next stop for decorated soccer coach Dave Meloni — the WPIAL Hall of Fame. Meloni, who won nine WPIAL socccer titles in a 15-year span …
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry Dipaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like …
A-K Valley runners look to close high school careers on high notes
By Bill West
Kiski Area senior Brent Kennedy and Fox Chapel senior Ethan Martin likely must summon quite a bit of grit this spring in order to attain …
Guido: Springdale 1989 boys basketball title team reunites
By George Guido
The 1989 Springdale High School WPIAL champion boys basketball team will have an interesting and notable reunion Friday. Instead of convening at a lounge or …
Guido: WPIAL pairings place some notable schools on sideline
By George Guido
Pairings for the 102nd WPIAL basketball tournament were issued Tuesday night, and three of the Alle-Kiski Valley’s most successful programs will be sitting at home for this year’s postseason. Ford City, which has made the playoffs 48 times in the past, fell short this season. Springdale and Freeport, second best …
VND high school notebook: Wagner plans return to Springdale
By Bill Beckner Jr.
As sure as he knows he is right-handed, Chuck Wagner knows he needs football in his life. And what a better place to continue his …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Fox Chapel’s Anthony Veltri, Springdale’s Amanda Koprivnikar
By D.j. Vasil
Anthony Veltri Class: Senior School: Fox Chapel Sport: Hockey Report card: Veltri leads Fox Chapel in points (28) and goals (16), both career highs. Two …
Alle-Kiski roundup: Springdale girls basketball team slips past East Allegheny
By Staff Reports
Last-second efforts by Sarah Udanis saved Springdale’s girls basketball team from some Section 3-AA heartbreak. Udanis sank the game-winning field goal with 20 seconds left …
Guido: Plum, Har-Brack football stars remembered
By George Guido
The new year didn’t start out well for local sports fans. Two outstanding football players from different eras died on New Year’s Day. Lou Zott, …
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Springdale buzzer beater downs Deer Lakes
By Valley News Dispatch
Sam Carey put the shoot in shootout. The Springdale sophomore guard drained a mid-range jumper to beat the buzzer and give the Dynamos a 48-47 …
Busy offseason gives hope for youthful Springdale boys basketball
By George Guido
After decades of winning for the Springdale boys basketball program, tough times have arrived atop Mount Colfax. The Dynamos have enjoyed just one winning season …
New coach brings experience to Springdale girls basketball
By George Guido
For veteran coach George Vlassich, his appointment as Springdale girls basketball coach will be the final rodeo. Vlassich came out of retirement to take the …
Guido: Signs point to Springdale’s basketball history
By George Guido
Springdale boys basketball coach Seth Thompson is a social studies teacher at Freeport Area Junior High. But he’s also spending some time giving his Dynamos …
Springdale delivers complete effort, rocks Riverview in season finale
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Springdale isn’t a WPIAL playoff team for the first time in 11 years, but the Dynamos sure looked like one Saturday afternoon in Oakmont. Playing …
High school notebook: Wagner, Boulton set for classic reunion
By Bill Beckner Jr.
From their youthful one-on-one battles that often lasted until darkness fell over the local church playground, to their head-to-head coaching showdowns that personally upped the …
The Birdie: ‘You do the math’
By The Birdie
The Birdie always likes to take the easy way out. Therefore, it’s no surprise he was a C student. When he was in high school, he hated advanced math classes because, “We’re never going to use this stuff.” He was wrong. The A-K’s foreteller of football foolery didn’t realize he’d …
Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer beats Springdale in WPIAL quarterfinal
By Bill West 11:03 p.m.
Some of Greensburg Central Catholic senior Fran Crouse’s greatest soccer memories stem from games against Springdale. Her Centurions and the Dynamos clashed in the WPIAL …
Springdale volleyball team rebounds with playoff season
By R.A. Monti 2:58 p.m.
The last time Springdale’s girls volleyball team made the playoffs, many of its current stars were barely bigger than a volleyball. “When the girls found out we hadn’t made it since 1999, they were saying, ‘We were still in diapers,’ ” joked first-year interim coach Amy Sigmund, who played for …
WPIAL girls soccer capsules
By Tribune-Review 2:58 p.m.
Class AAA  quarterfinals No. 4 Fox Chapel (17-1-1) vs.  No. 12 Upper St. Clair (10-5-2) 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Chartiers Valley Winner plays: Winner of …
Northgate wins, ends Springdale’s 11-year playoff run
By Bill West
Even as its season turned sour, Springdale stuck to the gritty, defense-oriented, run-often style that corresponded with the program’s emergence as a Class A power during the past decade. That approach failed to save Springdale from falling out of playoff contention for the first time since 2001 as the Dynamos …
Alle-Kiski Valley soccer playoff capsules
By Bill West
Class AAA  First round No. 13 Mt. Lebanon (9-7-2) at No. 4 Fox Chapel (16-1-1) 2 p.m. Saturday Winner plays: Winner of No. 5 Baldwin/No. …
Through the Years: Springdale puts end to losing streak in 1993
By George Guido
Springdale ended its 35-game losing streak, one away from the WPIAL record at the time, with a 12-6 home victory over Leechburg on Oct. 22, …
Avonworth runs over Springdale
By Wes Crosby
Coming off its first loss of the season, Avonworth got back on track with an emphatic 39-0 win over Springdale on Friday night at Veterans’ Memorial Field. The Antelopes (6-1, 5-1 Eastern Conference) took just three plays to score as quarterback Matt Donovan faked a handoff to Luke Bauer and …
Guido: Through the years
By Tribune-Review
Each Friday throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are part of local scholastic history. It was a highlight-reel kind on night for Deer Lakes senior Mike Harris on Oct. 15, 1993. The speedy Harris …

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