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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 …
VND high school notebook: Worthing building another profile in rugby
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Tyler Worthing said his wrestling coaches harbor fears. Fears that he could suffer an injury while playing rugby. Fears that he’s getting a little too close to his new sport, that — near-fall points don’t count here — he’s “falling in love” with the rough-and-tumble game. “Too late, I already …
West Allegheny routs Kiski Valley to reach rugby state finals
By Staff Reports 4:09 p.m.
Kiski Valley finished one win short of the state championship match, falling 33-5 against West Allegheny in the Division 2 Club rugby semifinal Saturday at Cumberland Valley. Kiski Valley (8-3) could not overcome an early deficit, getting just one try across, by T.J. Travaglia. The Titans also fell to West …
Kiski Valley rugby looks to continue its strong postseason
By D.j. Vasil
The feeling of winning the first playoff match in team history was surreal for the Kiski Valley Rugby Club. Now, the focus is back to …
Sophomore Worthing helps Kiski Area rugby to state playoffs
By D.j. Vasil
From the time he first stepped on the field for a Kiski Valley practice, Tyler Worthing knew rugby was for him. Even though things got a little messy. Worthing emerged from a jagged pile of flying elbows and skinned knees with a smile on his face. “I had a big …
Top Level AAU basketball program making big strides
By Bill Beckner Jr.
What began as an idea four years ago has grown into a brand name in Pennsylvania AAU basketball circles. The Top Level All-Stars program started …
High school notebook: Showcase gives platform to Westmoreland football players
By Bill Beckner Jr.
College coaches will get a close-up look at some of the under-the-radar football players that Westmoreland County has to offer with the return of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Underclassmen Showcase. The event begins at 9 a.m. on May 17 at Hempfield High School. The second-year showcase, for the county’s …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Kiski Area’s Ben Kinnamon, Deer Lakes’ Maria Taliani
By D.j. Vasil
Ben Kinnamon Class: Senior School: Kiski Area Sport: Track and Field Report card: Kinnamon placed first in the 200 and 400 meters at the Westmoreland …
GCC’s Crouse, Kiski Area’s Kennedy honored at scholar-athlete banquet
By Paul Schofield
There are a lot of similarities between the 2014 winners of the Excellence Award at the 58th annual Westmoreland County Scholar Athlete banquet. Not only …
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Kiski Area’s Kennedy regains form at WCCA meet
By Staff Reports
Kiski Area senior Brent Kennedy missed most of cross country season last fall. A stress fracture in his tibia kept him sidelined from late September …

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