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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 11:00 p.m.
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 …
Springdale area Little Leaguers celebrate Lampus Field’s 45th anniversary
By George Guido
To many, a baseball field is merely dirt and grass, along with bases and a home plate. But to those in the Lower Valley area, …
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Springdale rallies to edge St. Joseph
By Staff Reports
Springdale’s baseball team has run the gamut this season, winning by 10 runs and losing by 10, twice. But high-scoring one-run games also are becoming a regular thing for the Dynamos, especially when they play St. Joseph. Adam Lock’s three-run, walk-off double in the seventh inning was the difference Saturday …
Bottom of Springdale’s order delivers in victory
By Bill West
Too often this season, Springdale sophomore Dante Mahlmeister found himself pulling his head and looking down the third-base line before his bat made contact with …
Alle-Kiski Valley track honor roll
By Tribune-Review
Boys 100: Jesse Zelonka, Apollo-Ridge, 11.0; Mario Valletto, Knoch, 11.1; Evan West, Burrell, 11.16 200: Ben Kinnamon, Kiski Area, 22.79; Antione Malloy, Cheswick Christian, 23.32; Trejon Talton, Kiski Area, 23.26 400: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel, 51.02; Ben Kinnamon, Kiski Area, 51.25; Steve Hemmerle, Plum, 51.7 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel, …
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Springdale’s Lelis 3-peats at Mars Invitational
By Staff Reports
Springdale senior Emily Lelis earned a three-peat in her two signature events at the Mars Invitational, but the elements proved to be one more hurdle …
Kiski Area coach to receive Lifetime Service to Wrestling award
By Bill West
Unsure of whether he can fit all that he wants to say about his 35-season career as a wrestling coach into a five- to seven-minute …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Springdale’s Adam Lock, Valley’s Allie Aftanas
By D.j. Vasil
Adam Lock Class: Junior School: Springdale Sport: Baseball Report card: The 6-foot-2, 200-pound center fielder only has eight hits this season, but four are for extra bases, including a walk-off grand slam in an 11-10 victory over rival Riverview. Lock has two triples and 10 RBIs. He is also a …
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 …

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