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Lady Rams win 2 more

By Ligonier Echo
The Ligonier Valley High School volleyball team defeated United Sept. 18 in a clean sweep, 25-13, 25-14 and 25-12 at United. The Lady Rams record …
Rams fall to Bobcats
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley football team was unable to keep up with undefeated Blairsville, failing to come away with points in four offensive drives in Bobcats …
Ligonier Valley soccer team wins 3
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School Rams’ offense has continued to dominate in wins against Windber and Belleville Mennonite School, which brings the boys soccer team …
Lady Rams dominate, win 3
By Ligonier Echo
Ligonier Valley Lady Rams soccer team dominated play, started great and came out on top against Windber 2-1 in overtime on Sept. 12. LV had an absolute dominant first half. “This was the best possession they’ve had yet this season. They simply were unable to break through the Windber defense …
Ligonier Valley QB progressing as a passer, making plays as a runner
By Kevin Ritchart
Four games into his first season as a starting quarterback, Collin Smith is exactly where he’s supposed to be. The sophomore signal-caller has led Ligonier …
Robinson scores 4 TDs as Blairsville stays undefeated
By Paul Schofield
Blairsville was picked to win the District 6 Heritage Conference in the preseason. Four games into the season, Blairsville (4-0) is proving the experts right. …
Heritage Conference favorite Blairsville looks to stay unbeaten against rival Ligonier Valley
By Paul Schofield
Ligonier Valley has dominated the series with rival Blairsville the past five seasons. But a shift in power in the Heritage Conference has unbeaten Blairsville …
H.S. Picks catches Bucco Fever
By H.s. Picks
Even though it’s high school football season, H.S. Picks has the Pirates on his mind. Maybe that explains his subpar performance so far. Picks was 33-7 in Week 3, which leaves him 99-21 for the season. At least the Pirates have stayed focused and are currently holding off Milwaukee for …
Young Ligonier cross-country teams compete
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School boys and girls cross-country teams take the course with a combined 23 runners for the 2014 season. Coach Al Fiorina …
Ligonier Valley girls soccer team healthy, eyeing playoff spot
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School girls soccer team is ready to get back in winning form in the 2014 season. Coach Eric Vogelsang said the …
LV girls volleyball seeks to defend conference crown
By Ed Phillipps
After ending one Heritage Conference streak last season, the Ligonier Valley girls volleyball team is set on beginning another. When the Rams claimed a co-section championship with Northern Cambria in 2013, it was the first time since at least 2000 that a team other than Northern Cambria or Penns Manor …
WPIAL coaches, quarterbacks have concerns about using newly approved footballs
By Paul Schofield
South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh tossed around a lot of different footballs this summer — the Nike, the Wilson GST and the Spalding SB1. But …
Young but experienced Ligonier Valley ready to tackle 2014
By Peter Turcik
Football season kicks off in Ligonier on Sept. 12 when the Ligonier Valley High School Rams play host to United for the first home game …
Large soccer squad prepares to compete in Ligonier
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School boys soccer team will take the pitch at Weller Field for the first home game of the season Tuesday against …
Ligonier Valley golf outshoots key conference opponent
By Peter Turcik
The Ligonier Valley High School golf season has started on a high note. The Rams defeated Derry Area High School 223-231 in a preseason scrimmage …
Ligonier Valley boys soccer sets sights high
By Kevin Lohman
Ligonier Valley boys soccer coach Kip Crumrine has been around the game long enough to know that a team can fall short of its goals for a variety of reasons. This season, however, Crumrine believes that his Rams have no cause to underwhelm. “In the past we have had talent …
Ligonier Valley reloads passing attack
By Greg Reinbold
The Ligonier Valley passing attack is going to be just fine. The Rams graduated quarterback Scott Fennell, who rewrote the program’s passing record books over …
LV girls soccer looks to get back to playoffs
By Kevin Lohman
Last season the Ligonier Valley girls soccer team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. To ensure that they improve upon their 6-12 mark from the year before, this year’s Rams team has been working hard since January and is hungry to start a new playoff streak. “There’s …
Ligonier Valley boys basketball 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. …

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