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Soccer career continues for Springdale grad Weimerskirch

By Bill Beckner Jr.
From humble beginnings in Harmar youth leagues to a decorated four-year career at La Roche — after he wasn’t sure he’d even play in college ...
Tough seasons to end on high note for girls at Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Senior Rachel McKaveney enjoyed plenty of success with the Springdale girls soccer team, which never is left out of the WPIAL playoff conversation. But basketball season ...
HS notebook: Springdale girls basketball coach steps down
By Bill Beckner Jr.
While his patience never wore thin, George Vlassich committed to a struggling girls basketball program at Springdale for as long as another important commitment would ...
Alle-Kiski spotlight athletes: Kiski Area’s Paris Krug, Springdale’s Collin Hurley
By William Whalen
Paris Krug School: Kiski Area Class: Junior Sport: Swimming Report card: Krug broke two of her school records at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming ...
HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line
By Tribune-Review
The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — more than four can advance if head-to-head records fail to ...
Shorthanded Springdale forced to postpone game
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Springdale’s girls basketball team had to postpone Tuesday night’s home Section 2-A game against St. Joseph because it didn’t have enough players to fill out a lineup. Already down to five total players due to injuries and vacancies left by players quitting the team, a fifth starter missed school Tuesday with ...
Valley News Dispatch roundup: Springdale keeps playoff hopes alive
By Staff Reports
St. Joseph had a chance to clinch a WPIAL playoff berth Friday night. Instead, Springdale kept its own postseason hopes alive. The Dynamos (5-13, 4-7) scored nine of their 11 points in overtime from the free-throw line, outlasting the Spartans, 54-48, in a Section 2-A game. Alex Pane scored a game-high ...
Big 33 to be represented in Super Bowl again
By George Guido
The fake field-goal attempt by Seattle on Sunday in which tackle-eligible Garry Gilliam caught a 19-yard touchdown pass turned out to be the first step ...
Kiski Area’s Lange, Springdale’s Hughes named Valley News Dispatch Players of the Year
By Doug Gulasy
Kiski Area’s Dakota Lange and Springdale’s Casey Hughes have been selected as the Valley News Dispatch’s Soccer Players of the Year. Boys player of ...
Springdale girls hope to overcome small roster
By Dave Yohe
A lack of talent never has been a problem for the Springdale girls basketball team. Volume of players, on the other hand, has become an ...
Springdale boys basketball poised for soft landing
By Dave Yohe
A drop to Class A couldn’t have come at a better time for the Springdale boys basketball program. After spending several years playing up in ...
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 ...

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