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WPIAL coaches, QBs have concerns about using newly-approved footballs

By Paul Schofield 9:53 p.m.
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 9:30 p.m.
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 9:31 p.m.
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 9:32 p.m.
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. …
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 …

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