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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 …
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 …
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 Cardinal …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
WPIAL programs familiar with Carlynton’s player shortage
By Bill West
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 …
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 …
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 against …
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 Tournament. …
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 eases past Serra
By Ray Judy
Springdale had Serra on Lock-down Friday night. The Dynamos, behind senior Adam Lock, defeated host Serra, 41-7, in a Class A Eastern Conference matchup. Everything seemed to be working according to plan for Springdale. Lock, who moved from tight end to halfback after last season to get more touches, quickly …
Springdale moves Lock to backfield to increase his touches
By George Guido
Position switches are nothing new — particularly at Class A schools. But Springdale’s Adam Lock is dealing with a pair of position switches. First, the …
Transformed tight end bolsters Springdale’s wing-T attack
By George Guido
No matter what era it is, there’s one commonality between high school football coaches: Get your best athletes to touch the ball as often as …
Close friendship, football helping Springdale’s Wagner battle Alzheimer’s
By Kevin Gorman
Chuck Wagner and Don “Pappy” Boulton sat side by side on a weight bench under an orange-and-black sign in the Wagner-Boulton Strength Room at Springdale …

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