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Players benefit from A-K Valley 7-on-7, Big Man Challenge

By Doug Gulasy
Bobby Jendrejewski spent hours one night watching reruns of the “World’s Strongest Man” competition from the late 1970s and early ’80s. The Freeport senior showed off ...
Kiski Area to host Alle-Kiski Valley 7-on-7 Passing Competition and Big Man Challenge
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kiski Area football coach Dave Heavner always wanted to see a summer seven-on-seven passing competition that not only involved neighboring teams, but one that was ...
VND high school notebook: Freeport Invitational to honor Knoch state-title team
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The Freeport International Baseball Invitational returns to the A-K Valley this week, and while the event doesn’t recognize winners due to its noncompetitive nature, organizers ...
Kiski Area hires O’Neil as athletic director
By Doug Gulasy
Dan O’Neil is returning to the Alle-Kiski Valley as an athletic director. The Kiski Area School Board voted Monday to hire O’Neil, the former athletic director at Deer Lakes and Beaver. He replaces Ryan Berberich, who resigned in May after 10 years as Kiski Area’s athletic director. “I’m thrilled,” O’Neil said. “It’s ...
Guido: Football stars spearhead Kiski Area Hall of Fame class
By George Guido
Two all-state football players from the same team and a former NFL player will be part of this year’s Kiski Area Sports Hall of Fame ...
Kiski Area wrestling coach steps down with record 504 wins
By Doug Gulasy
For Chuck Tursky and Chris Heater, the move doesn’t qualify as a big shift. But for the WPIAL wrestling landscape, it seems seismic in nature. Tursky, ...
Gorman: Courageous duo to be honored by WPIAL
By Kevin Gorman
The WPIAL couldn’t have known that its Courage Award would honor someone undergoing chemotherapy. Ellen Toy didn’t know until days after the WPIAL announced in ...
A-K Valley track and field honor roll
By Tribune-Review
Track and field  honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Nathan McKinney, Highlands (52.18) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:20.08) • 3,200: Jake Susalla, Plum (9:44.32) • 110 hurdles: Jace Roundtree, Kiski Area (14.6) • 300 hurdles: ...
Kiski Valley endures late defeat in rugby playoffs
By Jerin Steele
For 67 minutes, Kiski Valley rugby looked like it was on its way to grabbing a PA Rugby Club Division first-round playoff victory. But the ...
Alle-Kiski Valley track and field honor roll
By Tribune-Review
Track honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Nathan McKinney, Highlands (52.18) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:20.08) • 3,200: Jake Susalla, Plum (9:44.32) • 110 hurdles: Jace Roundtree, Kiski Area (14.6) • 300 hurdles: Brandon Hochbein, ...
Kiski Area AD Berberich to resign
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kiski Area AD to resign Kiski Area athletic director Ryan Berberich has resigned after 10 years in the position. “I left to spend more time with my family and go back into the classroom,” said Berberich, 46. He plans to return to teaching, and possibly coaching, at Kiski Area. He was ...
Kiski Valley rugby team ready for playoffs to begin
By Jerin Steele
Kiski Valley rugby coach Seth Erwin is not a fan of the waiting game. The Titans clinched their second consecutive Rugby PA Blue Division title ...
Alle-Kiski Valley track and field honor roll
By Tribune-Review
Track honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Brandon Hochbein, Freeport (52.68) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:22) • 3,200: Jacob Halasowski, Fox Chapel (9:45.16) • 110 hurdles: Jace Roundtree, Kiski Area (14.6) • 300 hurdles: Brandon ...
VND high school roundup: Kiski Area’s Kennedy named track MVP at WCCA championships
By Staff Report
Kiski Area sophomore Eric Kennedy picked up a pair of wins and was named track MVP at the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association track and field ...
Popular Kiski Area team manager gets his chance on tennis court
By Doug Gulasy
Stephen Winkle spends a lot of time on the sidelines at Kiski Area athletic events as a student manager, but before last week he wondered ...
Fox Chapel baseball team’s defense responds, keys win over Kiski Area
By George Guido
It looked as if Fox Chapel was headed for a frustrating Section 3-AAAA loss Friday, punctuated with baserunning miscues. Instead, a bases-loaded single by junior designated ...
Alle-Kiski Valley track and field honor roll
By Tribune-Review
Boys • 100-meter dash: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Awaun Morris, Valley (54.3) • 800: Eric Kennedy, Kiski Area (2:04.89) • 1,600-meter run: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:22) • 3,200: Eric Kennedy, Kiski Area (10:31) • 110 hurdles: Jace Roundtree, Kiski Area (14.6) • 300 hurdles: Brandon Hochbein, ...
Kiski Area junior Roundtree overcomes hurdles
By Doug Gulasy
Jace Roundtree learned proper hurdling technique almost from necessity. When he began competing in track and field as a seventh-grader, Roundtree stood a modest 4-foot-6 and ...
Kiski Area baseball uses experience together to contend in section play
By Doug Gulasy
The Kiski Area baseball team considers itself at least nine months ahead of many opponents. Its roster is composed mostly of players who competed for last ...
A-K Valley roundup: Kiski Area runner shines at Latrobe track invitational
By Staff Reports
Eric Kennedy continued a family tradition of winning at the Latrobe Wildcat/Lady Spartan Invitational. Kennedy, a Kiski Area sophomore, took first place with a time of ...
A-K Valley flavor to WPIAL Hall of Fame class
By George Guido
Of all the great football teams Kiski Area has had, the one that wasn’t expected to have much success is headed to the WPIAL Hall ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Kiski Area wins section opener
By Staff Reports
Kiski Area is showing its strength away from home this season. The Cavaliers played their fifth consecutive road game Tuesday and picked up their fifth straight ...
Kiski Valley rugby team finally breaks through against rival
By Jerin Steele
With his Kiski Valley rugby teammates gathered around him before Wednesday’s match with Burrell, Dom Rivera let out a yell that could’ve been heard in ...
Shaky defense contributes to Connellsville’s 8-2 loss to Kiski Area
By Jason Black
Both the Connellsville and Kiski Area baseball teams have gotten off to a good start this season by being sound defensively, pitching well and getting ...
Nominees announced for Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete awards
By Paul Schofield
Westmoreland County Senior Judge John J. Driscoll can still see Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream sliding home to defeat the Pirates in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was gut-wrenching loss for him and many Pirates fans. The manager of that Pirates team, Jim Leyland, who also managed ...

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