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LV basketball team benefits from summer league

By Alex Oltmanns
While official team practices don’t begin for several months, the Ligonier Valley boys basketball team spent the last several weeks refining its skills. Competing in the Richland Varsity Summer Basketball League at Richland High School, the Rams went up against teams from various leagues such as the WestPAC, Laurel Highlands …
Ligonier Valley’s Bloom ends high school career at Big 33 game
By Kevin Lohman
For years, Alec Bloom has heard about this game. He’s listened while people touted its importance in revered tones. He’s dreamt of having the chance …
Girls track coach celebrates 30 years
By Peter Turcik
This year marked 30 years for the Ligonier Valley High School girls track and field team, with coach Al Fiorina at the helm the entire time. In 30 seasons as coach, Fiorina has seen one losing season — the very first — and one season at 500, giving the district …
Girls team captures conference championship
By Sharon L. Davis
At the PIAA District 6 AA track and field Championship meet, Ligonier Valley High School’s Jasmine Connor broke records and earned a place at the …
Lady Rams bow out of playoffs
By Peter Turcik
Another trip to the District 6 championship was not in the cards for the Ligonier Valley High School softball team this season. Taking on Bellwood-Antis High School in the first round of the playoffs, the Lady Rams fell 10-0. Before the playoffs, the Ligonier team defeated Purchase Line 8-5 to …
Baseball season ends at quarterfinals
By Peter Turcik
Improving on last year’s abbreviated playoff run, the Ligonier Valley High School baseball team handed Northern Cambria a 7-1 defeat to advance in the District …
Ligonier Valley softball ends season in D6 tourney
By Ed Phillipps
It was early in the spring when Ligonier Valley’s softball season appeared to be heading off the rails. Senior Rachel Wallace, who was slated to be the starting pitcher, succumbed to a season-ending shoulder injury. Her battery mate Brittany Lynch missed a significant chunk of time with the same issue. …
Ligonier Valley track teams again atop Heritage Conference
By Kevin Lohman
The Ligonier Valley track and field teams appear to be picking up right where they left off last season. After finishing with an undefeated record …
Rams defeat Trojans on the track and field
By Sharon L. Davis
The Ligonier Valley High School Rams co-ed track and field teams kicked off its season at home with Derry after an inclement weather delay. The …
Rams grab a pair of victories
By Peter Turcik
Last week the Ligonier Valley High School baseball team defeated two Heritage Conference opponents. The Rams first played host to Saltsburg, winning 4-3. They then …
Ligonier Valley baseball learning to win close games
By Kevin Ritchart
Rick Ross wasn’t disrespecting his coach when he came off the field after the sixth inning at Northern Cambria last week. With the game tied …
Expectations again high for Ligonier Valley softball
By Andrew John
Another year has commenced for the for the Ligonier Valley softball team, but it doesn’t mean the expectations have wavered. The Rams will look to …
Lady Rams power up to kick off season
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School softball team begins the 2014 season Friday when they play host to Saegertown High School at the Friendship Park field. …
Ligonier baseball team prepares for season
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School baseball team takes the diamond Monday to open the 2014 season when they play host to Heritage Conference rival Blairsville. …
Ligonier Valley wrestlers learn at regional tournament
By Andrew John
After advancing to the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional tournament, the experience level of four Ligonier Valley wrestlers caught up to them as they faced …
Ligonier Valley basketball is a team effort for Hepner family
By Peter Turcik
When a player has a parent for a coach, they frequently catch extra flack for mistakes. When Ligonier Valley freshman Trent Hepner does not run …
Ligonier Valley girls exit playoffs
By Peter Turcik
Last week the Ligonier Valley High School girls basketball team competed in the District 6 playoffs, knocking off fourth seed Bellefonte Area High School 30-27 …
Ligonier Valley girls basketball team enjoyed District 6 playoff run
By Ed Phillipps
Prior to the start of the basketball season, members of the Ligonier Valley girls team heard the same chatter: The Rams wouldn’t be able to …
Ligonier Valley basketball team completes season
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School boys basketball team recognized the seniors at the final game of the 2013-14 season. The seniors are Scott Fennell, Alex …
Ligonier Valley wrestlers prepare for regionals
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School wrestling team competed in the District 6 Tournament recently, finishing sixth out of 26 teams. Three Rams finished in the …
Wrestlers spot opponents 24 points
By Peter Turcik
In a three-match series, the Ligonier Valley High School wrestling team competed in a tri-meet round robin at Everett Area High School, where the Rams …
Ligonier Rams win 2, lose 2
By Peter Turcik
In a four-game series that included three conference match-ups, the Ligonier Valley High School boys’ basketball team defeated United and Saltsburg, returning the favor of …
Lady Rams drop 3
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School basketball team lost three straight games, two against first and second ranked conference opponents. Ligonier was outscored by these conference …
Ligonier Valley boys finish just shy of berth in PIAA District 6 playoffs
By Ed Phillipps
Bad news came early for the Ligonier Valley boys basketball team when double-double threat and 6-foot-7 University of Connecticut football recruit Alec Bloom suffered a …
Lady Rams grab conference victories
By Peter Turcik
In a three-game home stand, the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team beat conference opponents Penns Manor and United though fell to Indiana in a non-conference …

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