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Karns City girls win 2nd straight District 9 Class AA basketball title

By Matt Grubba
Karns City’s girls basketball team provided something to smile about for a fan base with heavy hearts. Emily LoPresti came close to a triple-double with 12 ...
Redbank Valley boys claim 1st District 9 title since 1980
By Matt Grubba
Redbank Valley spent many years at the bottom of the District 9 standings. Finally, the Bulldogs got their season at the top. Zach Westover scored ...
High school notebook: Armstrong, Freeport know playoff opponents
By Matt Grubba
With a new format for the PIHL tournament, the two local teams already know their first matchups with the regular season still in progress. Armstrong will ...
Switching defenses turns tide for Redbank Valley
By Matt Grubba
One defensive switch made all the difference for Redbank Valley. The Bulldogs abandoned their 1-3-1 zone for man-to-man defense, and that turned a seven-point deficit into a 47-34 win over No. 3 Curwensville in the District 9 Class AA semifinals Wednesday at Clarion High School. Brooke Hinderliter had 22 points, 11 rebounds ...
Redbank Valley boys earn spot in District 9 title game, PIAA tournament
By Matt Grubba
Redbank Valley is headed to a game it played in last year and a tournament it hasn’t seen in 24 years. Jake Dougherty scored 17 points, ...
2 Redbank Valley wrestlers win District 9 titles
By Staff Reports
Tanner Altobelli and Keshon Truitt have added their names to Redbank Valley’s list of district champions. Altobelli, a junior, won the 126-pound weight class, and Truitt, a senior, won at 160 pounds as both claimed their first district gold at the District 9 Class AA Tournament on Saturday at Clarion. A third-place ...
Redbank Valley tops Brookville to clinch spot in D-9 semifinals
By Matt Grubba
The Bulldogs finally shook off their struggles at Tippin Gym. Jake Dougherty had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Zach Westover had nine points and 11 boards, and No. 2 Redbank Valley came away with a 54-46 win over No. 7 Brookville in the District 9, Class AA quarterfinals Thursday at Clarion ...
Redbank Valley boys, Karns City girls seeking more hardware
By Matt Grubba
With division titles in hand, the Karns City girls and Redbank Valley boys now have conference titles on their mind. The Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference basketball championships will be decided Friday at Clarion University, where Karns City faces Venango Catholic in the girls game at 6 p.m. and Redbank Valley ...
Redbank Valley starts fast for 1st-year coach
By Matt Grubba
A last-minute coaching hire hasn’t stopped Redbank Valley from starting its girls basketball season on a roll. The Bulldogs are off to a 5-0 start, despite ...
Brockway runs past Redbank Valley into D-9 semifinals
By Matt Grubba
Redbank Valley was unable to stop the run, and as a result, Brockway ran them out of the District 9 playoffs. Anthony Benson ran for ...
Redbank Valley hopes to right ship in football playoffs
By Matt Grubba
Redbank Valley would like nothing more than to snap a pair of streaks. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs can end their two-game losing streak by knocking off No. ...
The Leader: Week 10 offers lots of treats
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 7-0 (1.000) Season: 50-11 (.820) It’s Halloween on Friday, but it’s also playoff time, and The Leader prefers the tricks and ...
Leader Times Q&A: Redbank Valley’s Wyatt Hetrick
By Matt Grubba
Picking out one of Redbank Valley’s many talented receivers is a tough task, but Wyatt Hetrick stood above the crowd last week. Hetrick posted his ...
Leader Times football notebook: Redbank Valley makes most of time off
By Matt Grubba
Midseason off weeks are common in the NFL and college football, but in Pennsylvania high school football, they’re practically unheard of. Redbank Valley is bucking that ...
Redbank Valley rides arm, legs of QB Dougherty in victory
By George Guido
Redbank Valley quarterback Jake Dougherty continues to climb the District 9 all-time passing list. But it was his feet that helped lead the Bulldogs to a ...
Quartet of junior wide receivers step into limelight for Redbank Valley
By Matt Grubba
As Redbank Valley gears up to pass more this season, the Bulldogs have a crop of junior receivers who are catching on quickly. All four starting ...
Redbank Valley aims to match 2013 season success
By Matt Grubba
With all of the up-and-coming teams in Armstrong County last season, no team made a bigger improvement in the win column than Redbank Valley. The Bulldogs ...
Benefits abound during 7-on-7 passing workouts
By Matt Grubba
In the era of more passing and spread offenses, many local high school football teams are putting in work while cutting the line out. Seven-on-seven workouts ...
Redbank Valley’s undersized Hornberger wins state medal in discus
By Bill West
SHIPPENSBURG — Though he lacks the stocky build that’s common among PIAA throwers, Redbank Valley junior Korbin Hornberger proved he can heave a discus about ...
Redbank Valley falls in District 9 quarterfinals
By Matt Grubba
There were more runs scored in the rematch of last year’s District 9, Class AA softball final, but the result stayed the same. Curwensville pulled away with a seven-run seventh inning to defeat host Redbank Valley, 13-3, in the D-9 quarterfinals Monday. Tessa Troup tripled and drove in two runs in ...
District 9 softball matchups mirror last season
By Matt Grubba
Rematches from last year are on tap for this year’s District 9 Class AA softball tournament. Fourth-seeded Redbank Valley will begin the tournament on Monday by hosting No. 5 Curwensville in a rematch of last season’s title game, and No. 2 Karns City will host  No. 3 Cranberry in a ...
Redbank Valley outlasts Kittanning in softball opener
By Matt Grubba
The weather might keep softball teams off the field, but that just leaves extra time for the batting cages. Lauren Rearick scored on an error in ...
Kittanning’s Nolf 1 win away from 3rd PIAA title
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Required to return to his corner to deal with blood trickling from his nose during his semifinal-round bout in the PIAA Class AA ...
Redbank Valley wrestler edges familiar foe in PIAAs
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Redbank Valley senior 120-pounder Willis Gruver encountered a case of déjà vu during the first morning of the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships ...
Redbank Valley’s district title hopes dashed
By Matt Grubba
Not even the top seed in District 9 could stop Brookville’s run of upsets. The No. 6 Raiders finished their run to the D-9 Class AA title by knocking off top-seeded Redbank Valley, 52-37, in the championship game Friday night at Clarion University’s Tippin Gym. Brookville (11-14) outscored the Bulldogs, 38-17, in ...

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