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A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph upsets No. 2 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

By Staff Reports
St. Joseph coach Kelly Robinson found himself getting emotional after the Spartans’ Section 2-A opener at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic on Friday. His team gave ...
Freeport uses balanced scoring to rout St. Joseph, 56-33
By George Guido
With all five starters back from last season, Freeport avoided opening night woes most teams have with working new players in the lineup. Junior Josh ...
Dedication to defense key for St. Joseph boys
By William Whalen
St. Joseph boys basketball coach Kelly Robinson is getting defensive when it comes to his team. “You can’t have kids scoring 12 points and give ...
St. Joseph girls out to write their own history after losses in quarterfinals
By William Whalen
After losing to Quigley the past two seasons in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals, St. Joseph girls basketball coach Sally Ackerman wants her team to ...
Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: St. Joseph earns boys soccer victory
By Staff Reports
Jesus Munoz’s second-half goal proved to be the game-winner for St. Joseph in a 2-1 boys soccer victory over Springdale on Saturday, the Spartans’ first ...
Alle-Kiski Spotlight Athletes: Bobby Piskor and Taylor Gunn
By Dave Yohe and Alex Novickoff
Bobby Piskor School: St. Joseph Sport: Golf Class: Sophomore Report card: Piskor was one of five players to advance out of the Section 3-AA qualifier, ...
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception is Kittanning and ...
A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph’s Gamble tosses no-hitter in debut
By Staff Reports
St. Joseph’s Gamble paid off in a big way Friday. Senior right-hander Chris Gamble made the most of his mound debut, no-hitting Summit Academy in a 12-0, five-inning victory at Agan Park. Gamble struck out eight and walked one as the Spartans improved to 2-0. Joey Luciana doubled and drove in three runs ...
Fox Chapel, Plum expect success with returning starters at setter
By Bill West
When Pittsburgh Volleyball Club coaches first approached him with the idea of changing his position to setter about three years ago, Fox Chapel junior Max ...
Highlands freshman Bonnett earns second PIAA swimming bronze
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Whether it was working really hard or being at the beginning of her high school swimming career — or a combination — Highlands freshman Bailey Bonnett isn’t going to complain about a four-second drop in time. Bonnett broke five minutes in the 500 free for the first time during ...
Highlands freshman nets PIAA bronze in 200 IM
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Bailey Bonnett’s debut was a successful one. The Highlands freshman took third Friday in the 200-yard individual medley to medal at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. Bonnett, the WPIAL champion in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle, finished with a time of ...
A-K Valley swimmers punch state tickets
By Alex Oltmanns
Pitted against numerous older and more experienced athletes from across the district, it is quite difficult for freshmen swimmers to advance out of the WPIAL meet and onto the PIAA championships. But that’s what two Knoch swimmers were able to achieve Friday at the WPIAL Class AA championships at Pitt’s Trees ...
Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: St. Joseph’s Sabrina Bowman, Freeport’s Michael Frazetta
By D.j. Vasil
Michael Frazetta Class: Junior School: Freeport Sport: Hockey Report Card: The junior forward is second on the team in points with 34, and leads the ...
Quigley moves past St. Joseph in WPIAL quarterfinals
By George Guido
St. Joseph and Quigley Catholic each committed 17 turnovers. But the results of those turnovers proved to be the difference Saturday afternoon as Quigley downed St. Joseph, 49-39, in a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal game at Ambridge. Quigley (18-5) will move on to semifinal play against top-seeded Vincentian on Tuesday at a ...
Saturday’s A-K Valley WPIAL quarterfinal basketball capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AAAA boys Quarterfinals No. 13 Kiski Area (16-5) vs.  No. 12 Gateway (14-9) 2:30 p.m. at Plum Winner plays: No. ...
Surging St. Joseph girls cruise past Jefferson-Morgan
By George Guido
St. Joseph’s Sally Ackerman didn’t imagine her first playoff game as a head coach would be such a breeze. The Spartans scored the game’s first 25 points and blasted Jefferson-Morgan, 61-14, on Saturday in a first-round WPIAL Class A game at Elizabeth Forward. St. Joseph forced 17 turnovers in the first ...
OLSH wins in rout, eliminates St. Joseph from playoffs
By George Guido
When your team loses by 50 points, there is no use being angry. After Our Lady of the Sacred Heart pounded St. Joseph, 86-36, ...
Alle-Kiski Valley basketball playoff capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr. and Bill West
Friday’s games Boys Class AAA Preliminary round Kittanning (7-15) vs.  Mt. Pleasant (15-6) 8 p.m. Friday at Penn Hills Winner plays: No. ...
Unbeaten Burrell girls basketball team gets Class AA No. 2 seed
By Bill West
As soon as she heard WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley conclude the boys and girls basketball playoff pairings meeting Tuesday night at the DoubleTree by ...
Leechburg boys run away from St. Joseph
By George Guido
After experiencing some frustrating losses in Section 4-A play this season, the Leechburg boys basketball team put it all together Friday night before one of ...
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: St. Joseph ends long losing streak to North Catholic
By Staff Reports
Few programs thumped the St. Joseph girls basketball team more during the past several years than North Catholic, which arrived in Class A in 2006 ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: St. Joseph’s Dan Sullivan, Highlands’ Bailey Clark
By D.j. Vasil
Dan Sullivan Class: Junior School: St. Joseph Sport: Basketball Report card: Known for his clutch shooting ability. Sullivan made a 3-pointer as time expired to ...
Rivalry nets another close thriller as St. Joseph edges Leechburg
By George Guido
It was proven again Friday night why the St. Joseph-Leechburg rivalry is one of the Alle-Kiski Valley’s best over the last 36 seasons. The Spartans ...
Alle-Kiski Area roundup: St. Joseph boys win double OT thriller
By Staff Reports
For as fast-paced and up-and-down as Tuesday’s Section 4-AA game at the Walter Dlubak Center was, the winning team did much of its damage standing still. Host St. Joseph converted 20 of 44 free throws, including 17 of 26 across two overtimes, to get past first-place Wilkinsburg, 87-79, in a double-overtime ...
Heinle, St. Joseph climbing Class A ranks
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The St. Joseph girls basketball team didn’t get to No. 3 in the Trib Class A rankings by sitting around and waiting for accolades to ...

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