By Les Harvath
In the deceiving stats line, Western Beaver returns 19 lettermen from last year, when the team went 2-7 overall, 2-5 in Class A’s Big 7 Conference. However, 12 of those letterwinners are sophomores.
In the not-so-deceiving stats line, the Golden Beavers lost to graduation their leading and second-leading rushers in Hunter ...
Western Beaver gymnast wins national bars title By Karen Kadilak
Western Beaver’s Makayla Gologram capped her high school gymnastics career in impressive fashion at the National High School Gymnastics Association Senior Showcase Invitational meet in ...
Apollo-Ridge’s depth on display in shutout win over Western Beaver By R.A. Monti
Apollo-Ridge showed how deep it was in its 27-0 nonconference win over Western Beaver on Friday at Owens Field.
Without star wide receiver and defensive back Tre’ Tipton for almost three quarters, the No. 6 Vikings kept rolling.
“We’re a resilient group,” Apollo-Ridge coach John Skiba said. “We didn’t miss ...
The Birdie, aka ‘Mr. Perfect,’ likes short games By The Birdie
The Birdie has been predicting games in the Valley since the Allegheny River was a puddle. He has seen football games last just more than a hour and others that have taken three times that long.
And they’re getting longer.
“It used to be I could check out a game, get ...
Miller pitches Western Beaver past Serra Catholic into WPIAL finals By Mark Kaboly
Brian Dzurenda’s scouting report on Nick Miller couldn’t have been better. In fact, the Serra Catholic coach was spot-on perfect.
Heading into Tuesday’s Class A semifinal playoff game against Western Beaver, Dzurenda knew Miller had a nasty curveball that he would throw in any situation imaginable.
“The whole idea was to ...
High school roundup: Trinity clinches 3rd place in Big 9 By Staff Reports
Trinity’s football team scored third place in the Class AAA Big 9 Conference with a 31-30 victory in double overtime Saturday at Ringgold.
Don McWreath scored on a 1-yard run, and Sam Trapuzzano’s extra point gave Trinity a seven-point lead in the second overtime.
Demetrius Louis, who rushed for 118 ...