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Third-quarter kickoff return puts Canon-McMillan ahead for good in win over Kiski Area

For all the inconsistencies Kiski Area showcased in its Week Zero game against Canon-McMillan, a short burst in the second half gave the Cavaliers an ...

A-K Valley high school football notebook: Kiski Area chooses starting quarterback

Football season opens Friday night with the mysterious Week Zero, but there no longer is any mystery as to who will start at quarterback for ...

Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Kiski Area's Noah Clayton

Noah Clayton is a defensive standout at middle linebacker for Kiski Area, but his value has increased heading into his senior season. "He has taken ...

The Birdie opens year with Zero expectations

The Birdie says the pressure's off for his first week of predictions. The Alle-Kiski Valley's gridiron guru isn't concerned about wins and losses. "The PIAA has ...

Don't-miss matchups in Week Zero

NONCONFERENCE 1-3A Aliquippa at New Castle 8 p.m. Saturday The buzz: The game is part of a four-team kickoff event at New Castle. In the first matchup, ...

Alle-Kiski Valley teams split on Week Zero

When it came time to decide whether to play a scrimmage or full-fledged game in the new "Week Zero," Springdale football coach Dave Leasure left ...

Mika, seasoned O-line anchor Kiski Area's hopes

Cam Mika hears the teasing every so often from his fellow Kiski Area offensive linemen. "Some of the other linemen will say, 'Sorry, I don't have ...

Coach: New system benefits Kiski Area

The PIAA's expansion from four to six classifications changed the WPIAL football landscape, with some teams losing rivalries and others facing long travel times for ...

The Birdie: Move to six classes, 'Week Zero' do more harm than good

Last season: 97-19 (.836) Twitter: @TheBirdie_VND The Birdie begins the season with his wing in a sling — from a game of Pokemon ...

Winner of Kiski Area QB battle will get veteran support

Dave Heavner listed the various experienced players returning for Kiski Area, at virtually every position on the field. There was, however, one notable exception. After the ...

Class AAA golfers vie for chance to play in WPIAL finals at Oakmont

Drake Neumann isn't in awe of Oakmont Country Club like other high school golfers might be. Don't get him wrong: He respects the club greatly ...

Penn Hills native earns full soccer scholarship at Akron

After playing the sport he has loved since he was 6 years old, Kiski School's Marc Alexander has committed to continue his soccer career at ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: A-K Challenge football event returns to Kiski Area

While the name of the event is the A-K Football Challenge, the boundaries have been stretched for a few new teams participating in this year's ...

Valley, Kiski Area break in young QBs at WCCA 7-on-7 tournament

Muzzy Colosimo has a typical message for young quarterbacks. "I always tell the quarterbacks, 'You'll like me when you're a senior — you're going to hate ...

Despite 8th-inning rally, Kiski Valley falls in Region 7 title game

BEDFORD — Sometimes an errant throw can swing the momentum in baseball, and that was the case in Wednesday's Pennsylvania American Legion Region 7 tournament ...

Freeport's Pastorek named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Nathan Pastorek FREEPORT, SENIOR, PITCHER Nathan Pastorek's Freeport jersey number came via process of elimination. As a freshman on the Yellowjackets' 2013 ...

Guido: Vick Moran to join Kiski Area Sports Hall of Fame

The late Jamie Vick Moran will be honored at the 11th annual Kiski Area Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet Sept. 3. The event will ...

Kiski Area's Roundtree set to shift focus to competing for Akron track team

For all he likes about Akron, Jace Roundtree doesn't care much for the roads surrounding the campus. Where he's going, he won't need roads. Roundtree hopes ...

Kiski Area thrower Johnson notches career best at PIAA meet

SHIPPENSBURG — Naudia Johnson came to track and field out of necessity after she and friend Liz Debich were cut from the Kiski Area softball ...

A-K Valley track and field athletes look to finish strong at final meet of season

Boxed in by her competitors early in her preliminary heat at last season's PIAA track and field championships, Kiski Area distance runner Megan Aller tried ...

Kiski Area's Turner, Roundtree capture WPIAL gold

Cam Turner didn't take up track and field until his senior year of high school, and only then at the urging of some of his ...

State champion Kiski Valley rugby finally gets chance to relax

Ty Travaglia and some of his Kiski Valley rugby teammates spent Monday evening floating down the Allegheny River in a canoe. It was fitting they spent ...

No. 4 Hempfield uses quick start to rout Kiski Area in WPIAL baseball playoff opener

Hempfield wanted to get off to a better start in the WPIAL baseball playoffs after back-to-back first-round exits. The Spartans did so in more ways than ...

A-K Valley baseball playoff capsules

Class AAAA No. 13 Kiski Area (11-7) vs. No. 4 Hempfield (14-6) 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: Bethel Park (14-6)/Franklin Regional ...

Alle-Kiski Valley baseball teams relying on aces to advance in WPIAL postseason

Although he never expects to learn too much, Nate Pastorek typically will look up his expected mound opponent before big games. Call it a matter of ...


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