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Leechburg girls end 10-year postseason drought

By Doug Gulasy
Mikayla Lovelace waited one year to make the playoffs, and that was more than enough for her. Imagine how the rest of Leechburg felt. The Blue Devils’ ...
St. Joseph boys knock off Leechburg but fall short of playoff berth
By Bill Beckner Jr.
St. Joseph did its part, and in dramatic fashion. But a thrilling end to section play won’t come with any bonus points. Despite a comeback to ...
Alle-Kiski basketball notebook: Spartans’ streak in jeopardy
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kelly Robinson will talk to his team about its next opponent, its half-court defense or what the players did over the weekend. Don’t expect any ...
Leechburg beats St. Joseph for 4th win in row
By Doug Gulasy
Leechburg spent most of its Section 2-A game at St. Joseph playing its usual breakneck style, but the Blue Devils made one of their biggest ...
St. Joseph clips Riverview in Section 2-A girls thriller
By William Whalen
Heading into Thursday night’s Section 2-A girls basketball showdown between Riverview and St. Joseph, the only difference between the teams was Riverview’s ranking. The Raiders ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: St. Joseph loses lead, comes back against Springdale
By Staff Reports
St. Joseph lost a double-digit lead in its Section 2-A opener, but the Spartans made up for it down the stretch. Matt Perl made 3 of ...
Alle-Kiski Roundup: St. Joseph girls basketball team gets convincing win
By Staff Reports
Four players scored in double figures as the St. Joseph girls basketball team cruised past visiting Winchester Thurston, 76-50, on Saturday in a Class A nonsection game. Lizzy Celko led the way with a game- and career-high 26 points as the Spartans (2-2) erased a two-game losing streak. Jeana Luciana scored 16 ...
St. Joseph’s Schiano diCola, Plum’s Amato named Valley News Dispatch Soccer Players of the Year
By Doug Gulasy
St. Joseph’s Vincenzo Schiano diCola and Plum’s Ashley Amato are the 2015 Valley News Dispatch Boys and Girls Soccer Players of the Year. Boys Player ...
Tournament MVP Jonczak leads Highlands to tip-off title
By George Guido
The shortest road trip of the season turned out to be a fruitful one for the Highlands girls basketball team. The Golden Rams traveled about 500 ...
St. Joseph’s Bowman, a PIAA regular, sets sights on winning 100 fly
By Doug Gulasy
It took some time before the magnitude of the PIAA swimming championships sank in for St. Joseph’s Sabrina Bowman. A ninth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly ...
Streak on the line for St. Joseph boys
By William Whalen
St. Joseph boys basketball coach Kelly Robinson’s recipe for success during his team’s 13-year playoff streak is simple: He doesn’t have one. “I think generally what we ...
Youth movement takes next step for St. Joseph girls
By William Whalen
Youth and wisdom don’t often go together, but it works for the St. Joseph girls basketball team. The Lady Spartans are primed for Year 2 of ...
Plum baseball standout Kirilloff ends wait, joins Liberty
By Doug Gulasy
Alex Kirilloff put it mildly when he called his signing a national letter of intent to play baseball at Liberty “a long time coming.” After verbally ...
St. Joseph girls volleyball team battles but falls in playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
St. Joseph got off to the start it hoped in its playoff debut Tuesday, but the Spartans’ youth and inexperience ultimately caught up to them and ended their postseason run. After St. Joseph took an early lead in the first set, Neshannock rallied to post a 3-0 victory over the Spartans ...
St. Joseph’s historic season ends with 2OT loss
By Doug Gulasy
St. Joseph came inches away from extending its historic season. Instead, the best year in program history ended in heartbreak. Byron Pollo’s goal with 1 minute, ...
St. Joseph girls volleyball awaits playoff debut
By Jerin Steele
Entering his first season as the St. Joseph girls volleyball coach, Dennis Jones wasn’t sure what to expect. Jones was walking into his first job as ...
Breaking down Alle-Kiski soccer teams in WPIAL playoffs
By Jerin Steele
Class A boys First round NO. 11 OUR LADY OF SACRED HEART (10-5-1) VS. NO. 6 ST. JOSEPH (13-5) 6 p.m. Monday ...
VND soccer playoff preview: St. Joseph going for history in soccer playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
Already in uncharted territory, the St. Joseph boys soccer team will get a chance to make some more school history in the coming week. The Spartans, ...
Valley News Dispatch roundup: St. Joseph volleyball earns 1st playoff berth
By Staff Reports
St. Joseph girls volleyball began Tuesday night in a three-way tie with Springdale and Riverview for second place in Section 1-A and ended it making ...
A-K Valley high school notebook: Playoff race fuzzy in Section 2-A boys
By Doug Gulasy
With the WPIAL soccer playoffs approaching, one of the most topsy-turvy races is in Section 2-A boys, which includes Alle-Kiski Valley teams Riverview, Springdale and  St. Joseph. Beginning the week, Aquinas Academy (6-3-1, 3-2-1) led the six-team section, followed by St. Joseph (8-4, 4-3) and Vincentian (4-7, 4-3) in a tie ...
First-place St. Joseph’s boys soccer braces for stretch run
By Doug Gulasy
Along with much of the student body, the St. Joseph boys soccer team traveled to Philadelphia over the weekend to see Pope Francis’ visit for ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: St. Joe’s extends winning streak to four
By Staff Reports
St. Joseph continued its surge up the Section 2-A boys soccer standings — with another nail-biter. The Spartans won their third 2-1 game of the season ...
VND roundup: St. Joseph soccer drops Vincentian a second time
By Staff Reports
St. Joseph posted its second victory of the season against Section 2-A foe Vincentian Academy on Tuesday, and this time it counted in the section ...
Guido: A-K teams overdue for football crown
By George Guido
The 117th season in local high school football begins in just two days. And isn’t it time we had an Alle-Kiski Valley team win a WPIAL football title? It’s been 12 years since Springdale brought home the Class A gold in 2003 with a victory over Sto-Rox at Heinz Field. The last ...
A-K Valley seniors take swing in WPIAL All-Star game
By Doug Gulasy
Deer Lakes senior Scott Ventura didn’t have a particularly good time in his two previous games at Washington & Jefferson’s baseball field. The Lancers played at ...
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