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Liotta, Petrishen represent AK-Valley at WPIAL football finals

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Shawn Liotta has coached the Erie Explosion to back-to-back Continental Indoor Football League championships. He’s become somewhat of a household name in arena football circles ...
Shenango thumps Springdale for 1st playoff win in 12 years
By Dave Yohe
Springdale’s long trip home felt a lot longer after the Dynamos’ first-round playoff game at Shenango on Friday night. Class A No. 10 Springdale traveled more than 100 miles round-trip and fell 35-7 to No. 7 Shenango in the WPIAL playoff opener at Frank Bongivengo Field. “We couldn’t handle them up front,” ...
Springdale football team tackles adversity on path to postseason
By Bill Beckner Jr.
At a media event at Heinz Field, Springdale football coaches talked about “stealing” a victory from one of the conference’s “Big Four” of Clairton, Jeannette, ...
Springdale sets tone early, routs Riverview
By George Guido
Before the season, few observers thought the Springdale Dynamos could reach the upper echelon of the tough Eastern Conference. But Springdale walked off autumn-splashed Riverside Park ...
Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Springdale’s Austin Kline
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It took Austin Kline some time to adjust to life in Springdale. He was born in Daytona Beach, Fla., and lived in Dawsonville, Ga. before ...
Springdale secures another playoff berth
By Dave Yohe
Springdale is postseason-bound for the 12th time in 13 years after a 14-12 upset of Class-A No. 7 Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field. The Dynamos’ win, coupled with Monessen’s loss to Clairton, clinches a playoff berth in the Eastern  Conference. “We were coming in thinking we have ...
Through the years: Late TD snapped Springdale’s 31-game skid
By Tribune-Review
Each Friday during the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are ...
Former Springdale soccer star creating opportunities for La Roche teammates
By Bill Beckner Jr.
La Roche senior forward Bryan Weimerskirch doesn’t think he is the best player on his soccer team. But the record book says he might be ...
Alle-Kiski Valley soccer teams prep for postseason shootouts
By Doug Gulasy
Throughout the regular season, the Kiski Area boys soccer team works on penalty kicks as one of several pre-practice drills. Those drills are about to ...
Valley high school soccer notebook: Area coaches waiting to learn playoff fates
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Soccer  Committee will release the playoff bracket Wednesday, and Alle-Kiski Valley coaches will be waiting to see who their teams draw in the first round. Eleven local teams qualified for the postseason: the boys teams from Burrell, Fox Chapel, Kiski Area, Knoch and Riverview, and the girls teams from ...
Alle-Kiski Spotlight Athletes: Taran Roesch and Laurel Shymansky
By Alex Novickoff
Taran Roesch School: Springdale Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Report card: Roesch leads the Dynamos this season with 12 goals, including a four-goal game against ...
Corner kick in overtime means playoffs for Riverview
By Doug Gulasy
For three seasons, Riverview boys soccer coach Mickey Namey positioned Josh Killian at the front post on corner kicks — a spot Killian didn’t necessarily ...
High school soccer notebook: Riverview, Springdale boys teams gear up for showdown
By Doug Gulasy
Tuesday’s meeting between the Riverview and Springdale boys soccer teams could be more heated than usual. The rivals will meet at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park, with the final postseason spot from Section 2-A on the line. The teams are tied for third place at 5-4. The top three teams ...
Springdale holds off Monessen for upset win
By George Guido
Monessen looked poised to complete a late comeback in Friday’s game at Springdale. The Dynamos needed a big stop and they got it when Eric Lovic ...
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 goals ...
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. Casey ...
WPIAL programs familiar with Carlynton’s player shortage
By Bill West 11:19 p.m.
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 tied the ...
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 of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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