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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 ...
Karns City girls avenge loss to Redbank Valley to advance to D-9 title game
By Matt Grubba
Everything that went wrong for the Karns City girls basketball team in its lone loss of the season went right in the rematch. The No. 1 Gremlins shot well from outside and had 21 steals Thursday to run away from fifth-seeded Redbank Valley, 57-33, in the District 9 Class AA semifinals ...
Redbank Valley edges Keystone in OT to reach D-9 finals
By Matt Grubba
Nothing seemed to be going Redbank Valley’s way, when a clutch shot from a sophomore changed everything. Sam Heeter’s 3-pointer with 1:45 remaining in overtime gave the Bulldogs the lead, and top-seeded Redbank Valley never trailed again on its way to win over No. 5 Keystone, 46-40, in the District ...
Karns City, Redbank Valley gear up for runs in District 9 postseason
By Matt Grubba
With one playoff weekend already in the books for the WPIAL basketball teams, their counterparts from District 9 are ready to start the postseason. Sites and ...
Redbank Valley wins, clinches KSAC South title
By Matt Grubba
Redbank Valley officially has gone from worst to first. Jake Dougherty and Zach Westover had double-doubles to send Redbank Valley to a 57-42 victory Wednesday at Keystone, which gave the Bulldogs the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference’s South Division title and their first berth in the KSAC title game. The Bulldogs (16-6, 8-2) ...
Redbank Valley hands Karns City 1st loss of season
By Matt Grubba
Facing Karns City for the second straight Monday, Redbank Valley put the lessons learned last week to good use. Brooke Hinderliter scored 20 points and ...
Girls teams from Karns City, Redbank Valley have title aspirations
By Matt Grubba
One team has exceptional size. The other has plenty of speed. Both have a division title as their goal. The girls basketball teams at Redbank ...
Karns City, Redbank Valley trending upward
By Matt Grubba
After looking up at the rest of the division last year, the Karns City and Redbank Valley boys basketball teams are ready to make an upward move. The Gremlins and Bulldogs shared the bottom spot last year in the South Division of the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference, but both bring back ...
Clarion pitches another shutout in D-9 title game
By Dave Yohe
Conditions at E.J. Mansell Stadium were more ideal for an outdoor hockey game than a District 9 title game, but that didn’t affect Clarion. No. ...

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