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Western Beaver touts strength up front

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 ...
High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty ...
Moonlighting athletes summoned for assistance at Western Beaver
By Karen Kadilak
Western Beaver is relying on athletes from other sports to help it rebuild. Seniors Cody Acon (basketball and baseball), John Petrosky (basketball and baseball) and Austin ...
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 ...
Experience a strength this season for Western Beaver
By Karen Kadilak
With most of its starters returning, prospects are bright for Western Beaver. “With only three seniors, we were very young last year,” coach Matt Gray said. ...

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