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VND high school roundup: Kiski Area’s Kennedy named track MVP at WCCA championships

By Staff Report 12:39 a.m.
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 ...
Connellsville shakes off layoff, routs Kiski Area, 10-4
By Jason Black
A week-long stretch without a game wasn’t what Connellsville softball coach Felicia Domasky was hoping for following her team’s season-opening 15-0 win over Ringgold. ...
Kiski Valley girls rugby team committed to building 1st-year program
By Jerin Steele
After a match against Moon on March 21, the Kiski Valley girls rugby team posted a picture on Twitter with the words “First black eye” above it. The girl pictured was Kiski Area sophomore and team co-captain Lauren Westcoat. She doesn’t mind having a shiner. In fact she wears it like ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Kiski Valley routs North Park
By Staff Reports
Kiski Valley began its divisional rugby schedule in dominant fashion Friday. Tyler Worthing led the way with four tries as the Titans (2-1, 1-0) routed North ...
Tough seasons to end on high note for girls at Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr. 12:30 a.m.
Senior Rachel McKaveney enjoyed plenty of success with the Springdale girls soccer team, which never is left out of the WPIAL playoff conversation. But basketball season ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Shoupe’s single lifts Kiski Area to extra-innings win
By Staff Reports
Korey Shoupe had three hits Monday, and he saved the biggest for last. Shoupe’s go-ahead single in the top of the eighth inning scored Michael Depanicis, ...
A-K Valley softball programs in transition under 1st-year coaches
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Change is in the air in A-K Valley softball. The season is scheduled to open Friday, and for the first time in more than two decades, ...
Alle-Kiski spotlight athletes: Kiski Area’s Paris Krug, Springdale’s Collin Hurley
By William Whalen
Paris Krug School: Kiski Area Class: Junior Sport: Swimming Report card: Krug broke two of her school records at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming ...
Burrell’s Beattie savors PIAA title
By Bill West
HERSHEY — A referee raised Burrell senior Al Beattie’s hand for the 157th time in the heavyweight’s high school wrestling career Saturday at Giant Center. Yet ...
Burrell’s Beattie, Southmoreland’s Beistel to wrestle again in PIAA finals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Burrell senior Al Beattie slapped hands with Southmoreland junior Jacob Beistel as the two passed each other in a hallway Friday night at ...
PIAA first-round wins fashionable for Kiski Area wrestlers, Burrell’s Beattie
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Kiski Area’s Joey Blumer and Tyler Worthing made sure nothing about their first day at the PIAA Class AAA individual wrestling championships got ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Kiski Area’s Joey Blumer, St. Joseph’s Sabrina Bowman
By William Whalen
Joey Blumer School: Kiski Area Class: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Report card: Blumer (33-6) finished second in the WPIAL Class AAA championships at 126 pounds ...
Alle-Kiski Valley wrestling notebook: Veterans, newcomers set for PIAA tournament
By Doug Gulasy
Seven Alle-Kiski Valley wrestlers will compete at the PIAA championships this weekend, and it’s an almost even split between competitors making their first appearance and those returning. Burrell senior heavyweight Al Beattie, Kittanning junior 220-pounder Jacob Robb and Kiski Area junior 220-pounder Tyler Worthing all have experience at the PIAA individual ...
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 ...

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