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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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) …
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 …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Kiski Area Megan Aller, Riverview’s Cole Wilson
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, the Jaguars have completed only three passes for 72 yards. They’ve thrown just eight. But that offensive option hasn’t been needed because they lead all …
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 …

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