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Young offensive line paves way for Burrell

All Burrell wanted to do was give its athletes room to run against a larger and more experienced Springdale front line. The Bucs' young ...

Burrell, Springdale set to play for 1st time in 31 years

Week Zero is brand new, so its perception could change with time. But it looks like the teams that chose to play a game over ...

The Birdie opens year with Zero expectations

The Birdie says the pressure's off for his first week of predictions. The Alle-Kiski Valley's gridiron guru isn't concerned about wins and losses. "The PIAA has ...

Guido: Week Zero offers early start to season

The 118th season of local high school football is on the horizon, albeit a bit early this season. That's because the PIAA has allowed schools ...

Springdale ball carriers rely on their physicality

Growing up in a Class A football community, learning to run the football comes shortly after learning to walk, and this year's Springdale team has ...

Springdale football notebook: Ex-coaches Wagner, Boulton to be honored

A program can't move forward without acknowledging its past. Springdale will honor two of its most celebrated and appreciated coaches in Chuck Wagner and Don ...

Alle-Kiski Valley teams split on Week Zero

When it came time to decide whether to play a scrimmage or full-fledged game in the new "Week Zero," Springdale football coach Dave Leasure left ...

The Birdie: Move to six classes, 'Week Zero' do more harm than good

Last season: 97-19 (.836) Twitter: @TheBirdie_VND The Birdie begins the season with his wing in a sling — from a game of Pokemon ...

Veteran Springdale to challenge Eastern A Conference

Springdale football coach Dave Leasure believes the top five teams in the newly realigned WPIAL Class A Eastern Conference also are the top five teams ...

Guido: Biography chronicles life of legendary coach Wagner

One of the most remarkable coaching careers in WPIAL history finally has been chronicled. The story of Chuck Wagner, fifth-winningest coach in WPIAL football annals, ...

Storylines abound as A-K Valley football teams enter new-look WPIAL

High school football's motor will rumble to life Monday when training camps open around the Alle-Kiski Valley and WPIAL. A new season is about to ...

Springdale football team offers encouragement, thank-you gifts to police

Carrie Appollonia was pleased to see members of the Springdale Dynamos varsity football team sharing a light-hearted moment with Springdale Township police Tuesday. Chief Mike Naviglia ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Liotta still on the move

Shawn Liotta has about 125,000 miles on his 2012 Chrysler 200. He said he's had four sets of tires put on the vehicle since he ...

Springdale junior Liberati gets early jump on career in hockey

Mario Liberati usually spends his weekends in the stands at a local hockey rink watching five, sometimes 10, games a day. His goal is to spot ...

Springdale grad Devine chases dream in Frontier League

In minor league baseball, there are plenty of long hours spent riding a bus. But Mike Devine doesn't mind the travel. Though it can be difficult ...

Springdale's Killian ends college career with flourish

Recent Allegheny College grad Joe Killian already has worked out for one pro team. He said he may do the same for a few others ...

Guido: Springdale football thinks outside box to boost numbers

It's always a battle to get good numbers out for football — especially at the smaller high schools. But Springdale coach Dave Leasure thinks he ...

Serra ousts Springdale in WPIAL 1st round

Expecting to contend for a playoff spot, Springdale played one of the toughest schedules in WPIAL Class A baseball this season to become battle-tested for ...

A-K Valley baseball playoff capsules

Class AAAA No. 13 Kiski Area (11-7) vs. No. 4 Hempfield (14-6) 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: Bethel Park (14-6)/Franklin Regional ...

Alle-Kiski Valley baseball teams relying on aces to advance in WPIAL postseason

Although he never expects to learn too much, Nate Pastorek typically will look up his expected mound opponent before big games. Call it a matter of ...

A-K Valley baseball teams enter playoffs as underdogs

The path ahead of his team in the WPIAL baseball playoffs appears daunting, but Springdale coach Jim Hastings found reason for optimism. As the No. 15 ...

A-K Valley roundup: Springdale avenges loss to rival Riverview

Springdale provided some payback to its cross-river rivals. The Dynamos' baseball team, eliminated last season from playoff contention by Riverview, edged past the visiting Raiders, 7-5, ...

A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Springdale's Tyler Robbins, Freeport's Kim Mixon

Tyler Robbins School: Springdale Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: A two-year starter and team captain, Robbins is a pitcher and plays third base ...

Alle-Kiski roundup: Springdale baseball team rallies past Leechburg

Springdale's baseball team made it four wins in five games, but the Dynamos needed a mid-game rally to get past Leechburg, 9-6, on Monday. Springdale ...

A-K Valley roundup: Walk-off single sends Springdale past St. Joseph

In a back-and-forth game between Springdale and St. Joseph, the last at-bat proved to be the most important. Sammy Carey singled in Erik Brannock in ...


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