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Kiski Area’s Worthing wins 2nd WPIAL Class AAA wrestling title

By Doug Gulasy
Tyler Worthing finally got his shot at Fred Mantsch, and he made the most of it. Worthing, a Kiski Area junior, won his second consecutive WPIAL ...
Kiski Area heavyweights advance to WPIAL Class AAA semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
Kiski Area’s higher-weighted competitors began calling their corner of the Cavaliers’ wrestling room “the fat cave” a couple seasons ago. “We just claimed it,” junior ...
Kiski Area freshman Reid closes in on PIAA tournament berth
By Doug Gulasy
As heavyweights go, Isaac Reid was a late bloomer. It hasn’t taken nearly as long for the Kiski Area freshman to make an impact in ...
Wrestlers hope to benefit from numbers increase at PIAA championships
By Doug Gulasy
Chad Kuhn admits he was upset when he first heard about PIAA wrestling rule change that took effect this season. Now he just wants to ...
Kiski area wrestlers flex muscles in section finals
By William Whalen
Coming off a runner-up finish in last year’s Section 1-AAA individual tournament, Kiski Area junior wrestler Alex Delp would not be denied this time. Delp (26-6), ...
Kiski Area swimmer has unfinished business
By Doug Gulasy
When Nolan Pepka was a freshman, his time in the 100-yard breaststroke sat about eight seconds behind the best mark in Kiski Area swimming history. ...
Several big rematches are likely for WPIAL Class AAA postseason
By Bill West
About a month ago, Hempfield senior Sam Krivus and Penn-Trafford sophomore Cameron Coy ceased training together when they crossed paths at Young Guns Wrestling Club ...
Bachners diving into WPIAL championships with Kiski Area
By D.j. Vasil
Kiski Area’s Blake and Paige Bachner have an opportunity that many high school athletes never get to experience. The brother-sister duo will look to make ...
High school recruiting notebook: Kiski Area runner commits to Pitt
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kiski Area is known for producing high-level college talent in track and field and cross country. Senior Stephanie Lednak is the latest runner to be a part of that tradition. Lednak committed to run track and cross country at Pitt on Friday. She said she soon will sign a letter of intent. An ...
Kiski Area boys basketball team falls to Latrobe, 64-57, in overtime
By George Guido
Heartbreaking losses have been all too common for the Kiski Area boys basketball team this season. But Tuesday night’s setback against Latrobe might have been the toughest to swallow. Two Mike Simmons free throws with 5.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter gave Kiski Area a three-point lead. But Latrobe’s ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Kiski Area girls snap 37-game losing streak
By Staff Reports
Staring at a possible second straight winless season, the Kiski Area girls finally tasted victory Tuesday night with a  37-30 victory over Albert Gallatin in a Section 1-AAAA game. The last Cavaliers victory was Feb. 7, 2013, and their losing streak had reached 37 in a row. “I feel better for the ...
Kiski Area’s playoff hopes are still alive despite latest loss to Norwin
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Smiles, hugs and high-fives. Even a few woo-hoos echoed off the walls of the locker room. What else would you expect Kiski Area players and coaches ...
Latrobe earns return trip to WPIAL Class AAA wrestling semifinals
By Paul Schofield
When Latrobe defeated Kiski Area in the semifinals of the Section 1-AAA tournament last week, heavyweight Tyler Mears lost an overtime decision. He vowed that wouldn’t ...
Former wrestling rivals meet in matchup between Kiski Area, Fox Chapel
By Doug Gulasy
Ron Frank and Chuck Tursky spent close to 30 years coaching against each other before circumstances ultimately separated them. The WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff match ...
VND high school notebook: Longtime volleyball coach Toy steps aside
By Doug Gulasy
Ellen Toy spent nearly 30 years on the sidelines at volleyball matches, but that won’t be the case next fall. She might be in the stands, ...
Connellsville holds off Kiski Area for big win
By Jason Black
Under ideal circumstances, the Connellsville boys basketball team would have taken the large lead it built in the third quarter against Section 1-AAAA rival Kiski ...
Connellsville seniors shine as Falcons rout Kiski Area 58-17
By Jason Black
Connellsville’s girls basketball team has had its share of tough times this season, but Thursday’s Section 1-AAAA game against Kiski Area turned out to be ...
Kiski Area wrestlers take third in Section 1-AAA
By Paul Schofield
Kiski Area coach Chuck Tursky said he’s expecting no worse than a No. 5 seed when the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling team pairings are announced ...
Franklin Regional wrestling states case for No. 1 seed
By Paul Schofield
The Franklin Regional and Latrobe wrestling teams turned in quite a battle in the Section 1-AAA team tournament Wednesday at Franklin Regional. Returning PIAA and WPIAL ...
Freshmen wrestlers help Alle-Kiski Valley teams maintain tradition
By Doug Gulasy
Corey Christie remembers watching Burrell wrestling teams from years past win WPIAL championships, and he made it his mission to contribute as soon as he ...
High school wrestling notebook: Team tournaments could alter WPIAL seedings
By Doug Gulasy
The first stage of the WPIAL team wrestling playoffs is Wednesday night, when the seven sections in Class AAA and Class AA hold their tournaments. Among Alle-Kiski Valley teams, Burrell, Fox Chapel, Kiski Area and Kittanning will compete in the sectional tournaments. All four teams already have clinched spots in next ...
A-K Valley roundup: Kiski’s Simmons hits milestone in loss
By Staff Reports
Kiski Area senior Michael Simmons reached the 1,000-point plateau Friday night, but a late spurt by Class AA No. 2 Hempfield (14-1, 7-0) propelled the ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Fox Chapel’s Gabby Badway, Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid
By Marty Stewart and William Whalen
Gabby Badway School: Fox Chapel Class: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Report card: Badway, a point guard, helped lead the Foxes to the Moon tournament ...
Burrell’s Beattie ends school’s short WCCA title drought
By Doug Gulasy
It took until Al Beattie’s senior season for him to win a Westmoreland County championship. But when the Burrell heavyweight’s moment finally came, it didn’t take ...
Kiski Area wrestling coach Tursky pins down 500th career victory
By Doug Gulasy
Chuck Tursky checked off the last goal of his high school wrestling coaching career Wednesday night. Already the WPIAL’s career wrestling wins leader, Tursky picked up his 500th career victory as Kiski Area (9-2, 3-1) downed Penn Hills, 64-12, in Section 1-AAA competition Wednesday. “There’s not many times when you can ...

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