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Kiski Area boys ready for encore

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kiski Area put together a season for the scrapbooks last winter, outsmarting the WPIAL seeding committee and rekindling basketball excitement from Avonmore to North Vandergrift, ...
Kiski Area girls brace for rough season
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Nick Ionadi has only eight players on his varsity roster, but don’t expect the third-year Kiski Area girls basketball coach to look for the “Break ...
Kiski Area’s work on athletic facilities progressing
By Doug Gulasy
The turf installation for two new Kiski Area athletic facilities is nearing completion, but the overall work on those facilities might still be in the ...
Kiski Area’s Kennedy qualifies for states after being patient with hip injury
By Doug Gulasy
Kiski Area sophomore Eric Kennedy watched last year as his brother, Brent, calmly dealt with a leg injury that derailed his final season of high ...
After sluggish 1st half, McKeesport rolls past Kiski Area
By Dave Yohe
McKeesport and Kiski Area’s matchup Friday night became the tale of two halves. Kiski Area kept pace with  No. 5 McKeesport in the first half, but the Tigers (8-1, 7-1) left the Cavaliers behind in the second half for a 48-7 victory in Quad East play at Davis Field. “Our tanks were ...
Knoch’s boys, girls make program history at WPIAL meet
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch’s day at the WPIAL cross country championships got off to a strong start Thursday, but the Knights had an even better finishing kick. After the ...
VND spotlight athletes
By Alex Novickoff
Eric Kennedy School: Kiski Area Class: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Report card: Kennedy, who qualified for the PIAA championships as a freshman, has been hampered ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Kiski Area’s Tyler Young, Hempfield’s Keirsten VanHorn
By Andrew John
Tyler Young School: Kiski Area Sport: Soccer Year: Senior Claim to fame: Young, who finished the season with five goals and six assists, scored two goals and added an assist to lead Kiski Area (11-8-1) to a 5-1 win over Latrobe in the preliminary-round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs ...
Connellsville stays in playoff hunt with win over Kiski Area
By Jason Black
In its two prior home games, Connellsville hadn’t done much to impress the fans at Connellsville Stadium. But that changed Friday as the Falcons played ...
Connellsville facing Kiski Area with playoff hopes on thin ice
By Jason Black
When the Connellsville football team played Central Catholic in Week 5, the Falcons wanted to use the nonconference game as a chance to improve on ...
Connellsville beats Kiski Area in home finale
By Jason Black
The Connellsville girls volleyball team didn’t accomplish all of its goals for 2014, but that doesn’t mean coach Casey O’Brien is disappointed in his team’s ...
Alle-Kiski Valley soccer teams prep for postseason shootouts
By Doug Gulasy
Throughout the regular season, the Kiski Area boys soccer team works on penalty kicks as one of several pre-practice drills. Those drills are about to ...
Valley high school soccer notebook: Area coaches waiting to learn playoff fates
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Soccer  Committee will release the playoff bracket Wednesday, and Alle-Kiski Valley coaches will be waiting to see who their teams draw in the first round. Eleven local teams qualified for the postseason: the boys teams from Burrell, Fox Chapel, Kiski Area, Knoch and Riverview, and the girls teams from ...
Altoona rolls in 2nd half for win over Kiski Area
By George Guido
Coming into the game as heavy underdogs, Kiski Area had nothing to lose against Altoona. The Cavaliers used a patient, ball control offense and trailed by just four points at halftime. Altoona, however, shifted into high gear in the second half and rolled to a 28-10 Quad East Conference victory at Davis ...
Southmoreland’s Bickerton, Kiski Area’s Aller sprint to WCCA titles
By Paul Schofield
When Southmoreland’s Ben Bickerton and Kiski Area’s Megan Aller crested the final hill at Seton Hill University’s cross country course Thursday and saw the finish ...
Kiski Area cross country teams make push for postseason
By Doug Gulasy
The postseason begins now for the Kiski Area cross country team. Although the WPIAL Class AAA championships won’t take place until Oct. 23 at Coopers ...
Seton Hill hosting WCCA cross country meet
By Paul Schofield
The Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association annual cross country championship will be held Thursday at Seton Hill University. The girls race will begin 12:30 p.m. and the boys at 1:15 p.m. A junior varsity race will be held at 2 p.m. The Kiski Area boys and girls are the returning team champions. Kiski ...
Norwin routs winless Kiski Area behind Deri’s 4 TDs
By Thomas Zuck
Norwin, behind Peyton Deri’s four rushing touchdowns, kept pace for a playoff berth with a 42-3 victory over Kiski Area on Friday in a Quad East game. Norwin (3-2, 4-2) took advantage of numerous Kiski Area missed opportunities in the first half to build an insurmountable lead. “Every game comes down to ...
Kiski Area girls soccer gives boost to playoff hopes
By Doug Gulasy
With time winding down in a key Section 3-AAA game at Plum on Wednesday night, the Kiski Area girls soccer team needed one goal to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Cavaliers did one better than that. Alexis Moyer scored a tying goal in the 30th minute of the second half, ...
Plum rolls past Kiski Area
By Michael Love
After consecutive three-point losses, Plum got back on track last week with a 23-14 victory over Norwin. On Friday, Plum made it two in a row ...
Through the Years: QB Cappa kept Riverview undefeated
By George Guido
Each Friday during the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are ...
Fox Chapel wins thriller
By Doug Gulasy
Fox Chapel soccer coach Erik Ingram wanted his team to play hard between the whistles in its game against Kiski Area on  Tuesday night. It took ...
Valley News roundup: Kiski Area tops FR; Kittanning breaks streak
By Staff Reports
Kiski Area’s boys soccer team likes to play Saturdays. The Cavaliers improved to 3-0-1 in Saturday games with a 2-0 victory over Franklin Regional in a Section 3-AAA game at Kiski Area. Dakota Lange and Ian Moorhead netted goals for Kiski Area (6-3-1, 4-2), which handed the Panthers  (5-3, 5-1) their ...
High school notebook: Kiski Area tabs Jones as softball coach
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Maggie Jones played high school softball at Leechburg in the mid-2000s and was the starting shortstop on three WPIAL runner-up teams. She remembers playing teams ...
Kiski Area routed by Pine-Richland
By Dave Yohe
Even though Kiski Area was stepping out of Quad East play, the Cavaliers knew they would be hard-pressed to get their first win of the season against Quad-A No. 4 Pine-Richland. And that surely was the case in a 62-0 loss on Friday night at Davis Field. Kiski Area has allowed the ...

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