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Highlands sophomore Bonnett golden again

By Doug Gulasy
Even after defending a title for the second straight day at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, Highlands sophomore Bailey Bonnett is looking for ways ...
Highlands, St. Joseph swimmers defend WPIAL titles
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Class AA swimming championships turned into a repeat performance for several Alle-Kiski Valley swimmers Friday. Highlands sophomore Bailey Bonnett and St. Joseph junior Sabrina ...
St. Joseph girls ousted again by Quigley
By George Guido
Once again, Quigley was too high a mountain for the St. Joseph girls to scale. For the third consecutive season, Quigley Catholic’s Spartans eliminated St. Joseph’s Spartans from the WPIAL Class A tournament. On Wednesday night, Quigley used a distinct height advantage in a 66-45 victory at Northgate High School. With the score ...
After sluggish start, Monessen rolls over St. Joseph
By Jeff Oliver
There is one constant about the playoffs that Monessen boys’ basketball coach Joe Salvino has long realized never changes: The first game is always the ...
WPIAL basketball preview capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Wednesday’s games Boys Class AAAA First round No. 6 Plum (17-5) v s. No. 11 North Hill s ...
Guido: Playoff regulars return to WPIAL bracket
By George Guido
St. Joseph tied a local boys basketball record last Friday with a 57-51 victory over Leechburg. The win secured the Spartans their 13th consecutive playoff appearance, which equals the local mark set by Ford City from 1927-39. In those days, a team had to either win the section outright or engage ...
Marks-led St. Joseph edges Leechburg, extends playoff streak
By George Guido
Nobody associated with the St. Joseph basketball team wanted to see their playoff streak end. The Spartans qualified for the WPIAL Class A playoffs for the ...
High school basketball notebook: St. Joseph’s playoff streak in jeopardy
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kelly Robinson has been to the WPIAL playoffs 12 straight times, with his St. Joseph teams finding their way into the boys Class A bracket ...
HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line
By Tribune-Review
The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — more than four can advance if head-to-head records fail to ...
Lazor scores career-high 20 points as Riverview seals playoff berth
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With St. Joseph denying Riverview leading scorer Nico Sero the basketball and holding him in check for much of the night, the Raiders had to ...
Basketball forges bond for Heinle siblings
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Brian Heinle and his sister, Mallory, share a normal sibling relationship. They bicker over minor details and don’t agree on everything. But they can ...
A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph notches 3rd straight road win
By Staff Reports
Late free throws and sound defense propelled the St. Joseph boys basketball team to its third straight road victory, 65-60, over Trinity Christian on Wednesday night in nonsection play. John Ferguson made two free throws with 20 seconds remaining to give St. Joseph (8-9) a 3-point lead and then the Spartans ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Christian Hack, St. Joseph’s Lizzy Celko
By William Whalen
Christian Hack School: Leechburg Class: Freshman Sport: Basketball Report card: Hack was the Blue Devils’ leading scorer at 10.3 points through 14 games. The ...
Riverview defense puts clamps on St. Joseph
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview coach Keith Stitt thought his team took its foot off the gas pedal too early in its Section 2-AA game against St. Joseph on ...
Highlands boys basketball team routs St. Joseph
By George Guido
It took 46 years for Highlands and St. Joseph to hook up for a boys basketball game. But Highlands accumulated a double-digit lead in about the ...
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 ...

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