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By Alex Novickoff
Cole Wilson School: Riverview Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Report card: Wilson, a four-year starter and team captain, helped the Class A No. 2 Raiders to …
High school football notebook: TJ leans heavily on ground game
By Chris Harlan
Balance isn’t always key. The third-ranked team in Class AAA, Thomas Jefferson has one of the least-active passing attacks in the WPIAL. In three games, …
High school soccer notebook: Long-distance goal earns coach’s praise
By Doug Gulasy
Kiski Area boys soccer coach Sean Arnold played soccer at the high school,  collegiate and semipro level. At no point did he see a goal like the one Cavaliers senior Dakota Lange scored off a kickoff last week. Lange, a senior striker, took a tapped pass from Tyler Young and …
Hempfield pulls away for 55-20 victory over Kiski Area
By Thomas Zuck
Hempfield junior quarterback Daniel Walters rushed for four touchdowns and threw for three more to lead the Spartans  (1-2, 1-2) to a 55-20 Quad East victory over Kiski Area (0-3,0-3) at Davis Field in Vandergrift. Walters had 146 yards rushing and 172 passing. Don Washington added 110 yards on 10 …
Alle-Kiski high school roundup: Lange leads Kiski Area to victory
By Staff Reports
Dakota Lange scored his second goal of the game off a kickoff with six minutes remaining to lift Kiski Area to a 2-1 victory over …
Latrobe’s offense erupts in 2nd half against Kiski Area
By George Guido
Kiski Area appeared in the driver’s seat, leading Latrobe by 13 points at the half. But two stops by the Wildcats on Kiski Area deep in their own territory led to a big second half for Latrobe and a 50-27 victory. The Wildcats outscored the Cavaliers 36-0 in the second …
Slippery Rock Hall of Fame to induct Kiski Area’s Tursky
By George Guido
Kiski Area wrestling coach Chuck Tursky has been inducted into several halls of fame. Now the WPIAL’s winningest dual-meet coach will get a hall of …
Alle-Kiski Valley football notebook: KA’s Collins balances course, kicks
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Tim Collins always knows his yardage. The Kiski Area junior is a unique dual-sport athlete: he not only kicks for the football team, but he …
Gorman: Kiski Area to jam gym for Toy
By Kevin Gorman
Kiski Area’s Jam the Gym volleyball event has been run with a range of emotions, from apprehension to hope to fear to mourning. “This year,” Tim Toy said, “is about celebration.” After a one-year hiatus to fight gastric cancer, in which she had her stomach surgically removed, Ellen Toy is …
Bitter loss fuels Kiski Area boys soccer
By Doug Gulasy
The Kiski Area boys soccer team sometimes talks about last season’s first-round playoff loss to Bethel Park. Just not the ending. The Cavaliers, who lost …
VND roundup: Kiski Area wins boys soccer opener
By Staff Report
It didn’t take Sean Arnold long to get his first win as coach of the Kiski Area boys soccer team. Senior forward Dakota Lange scored with about five minutes left Saturday to give Kiski Area a 2-1 victory over North Allegheny in the season opener for both teams. Matthew Bisceglia …
Team effort pushes Penn-Trafford past Kiski Area
By Doug Gulasy
Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane talked during the preseason about the impact his team’s skill players — including a few unknowns — could make. On Friday …
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 …
Kiski Area junior Worthing a wild card
By Bill West
Though he stayed away from football the past three years, Kiski Area junior Tyler Worthing remained a tailor-made specimen for the sport. As his success …
Alle-Kiski Valley HS notebook: Toy returns to coach Kiski Area volleyball
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Ellen Toy has no stomach. Don’t tell her she has no guts. Toy is back on the sidelines at Kiski Area a year after resigning …
Kiski Area QB Kuhn steps into leadership role
By Bill West
Even with his role as Kiski Area’s starting quarterback much of the past two seasons, Chad Kuhn accepted that most of the Cavaliers looked to …
VND high school notebook: Rugby club eyes trip to Ireland
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kiski Valley Rugby Club is feeling lucky. The team is in the early stages of planning a trip to Ireland in 2016 and thinks it …
High school notebook: Former Valley coach bridges rivalry
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Chad Walsh will get to experience life on both sides of the bridge. Valley’s football coach for the past two seasons, Walsh is now serving as an assistant at Highlands. Although they haven’t met since 2011, Valley and Highlands play the “Battle for the Bridge” game — the winner gaining …
New Kiski Area boys soccer coach embraces teaching the game
By Bill West
Sean Arnold’s abundance of soccer instincts allowed him to earn playing time at every position on the field, including goaltender, during his four-year career at …
A-K Valley rugby finds its feminine side
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Erica Catone resents the misguided and often inaccurate label placed on rugby, the one that suggests its players need a psychological evaluation to play the …
Alle-Kiski high school notebook: Wagner, Boulton back on sidelines at Springdale
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Foes for a short time but friends forever, Chuck Wagner and Don “Pappy” Boulton will reunite on the Springdale football coaching staff this season. The …
Haney stepping down as Kiski Area’s softball coach after 22 years
By George Guido
After 22 seasons as Kiski Area’s softball coach, Dianne Haney has hung up her Navy blue and gold attire for a final time. Haney recently …
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception …
Hoops rivals are diamond all-star teammates
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The last time Kiski Area’s Ryan Sciullo and Plum’s Nick Stotler played in the same game, it was during the WPIAL basketball playoffs and a …

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