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Norwin Knights shine in win over Kiski Area

By Dave Mackall
Playing without a full roster, the Norwin softball team still found its way to first place in Section 1-AAAA on Thursday. Christiana Skrabak homered and had three RBIs, and the Knights overcame the absence of four starters who were attending a school-sponsored trip to beat visiting Kiski Area 9-5. Erin …
Franklin Regional stabbing victim reunites with rugby teammates
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Less than a week after an 8-inch knife plunged into the side of his chest, puncturing his lung and forever changing his once-unguarded perception of …
Kiski Area’s Simmons, Burrell’s Bordonaro named Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kiski Area’s Mike Simmons and Burrell’s Sydney Bordonaro have been selected as the Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year Boys player of the …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Plum’s Nick Stotler, Kiski Area’s Kelsey Kinnamon
By D.j. Vasil
Nick Stotler Class: Senior School: Plum Sport: Baseball Report card: A Coker College (S.C.) recruit, he is a key member of the 3-1 Plum baseball …
Trusting path made by boys basketball team, Kiski Area baseball believes in new coach
By Bill West
A familiar notion came to Kiski Area senior Ryan Sciullo as he studied the Cavaliers baseball team this preseason. He noted the new coach. And …
Alle-Kiski athletes branching out across the U.S.
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It started as an unassuming trip to the West Coast. It ended an unforgettable, life-changing experience for Sydney Bordonaro. The junior basketball standout from Burrell, …
Kittanning’s Jason Nolf named Trib Total Media wrestler of the year
By Bill West
When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside …
Valley News Dispatch wrestling all-stars
By Bill West
When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside …
Banquet honors top prep players in Westmoreland County
By Paul Schofield
Some of the top student-athletes in Westmoreland County will be honored at the 58th annual awards banquet sponsored by county Judge John J. Driscoll on April 29 at Ferrante’s  Lakeview in Hempfield. The county’s 18 athletic directors, along with the Driscoll committee, reviewed this year’s candidates Thursday and voted on …
Burrell rugby team shows its might in victory over Kiski Valley
By Jason Orfao
The second annual Battle of the Valley rugby match gave the Kiski Valley Titans an opportunity to see how it stacked up against an elite …
A-K Valley runners look to close high school careers on high notes
By Bill West
Kiski Area senior Brent Kennedy and Fox Chapel senior Ethan Martin likely must summon quite a bit of grit this spring in order to attain …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Valley’s Cody Schrecongost, Kiski Area’s Paris Krug
By D.j. Vasil
Cody Schrecongost Class: Senior School: Valley Sport: Swimming Report card: Schrecongost will compete in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events at the PIAA Class AA …
WPIAL graduates team up for 3v3 national championship
By Doug Gulasy
Like many of her peers, Jessica Fix played 3v3 soccer growing up. But until this year, she never competed in the sport at a national …
A-K Valley high school notebook: Kiski Area soccer coach retires after 14 seasons
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kiski Area is looking for a boys head soccer coach after the recent resignation of Bob Wright. Wright coached the Cavaliers for 14 seasons, leading them to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs nine times, including the last six years. Kiski Area reached the quarterfinals three straight times, from 2010-13, but …
Valley wrestlers take unprecedented step at PIAA tournament
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Though none of the three stood as high as they’d hoped on the PIAA Class AA medal stand, Valley seniors Marcus Davenport, Patrick Dewitt and Terrell Fields collectively pushed the Vikings wrestling program to an unprecedented height at the individual championships Saturday at Giant Center. For the first …
Defensive stop sets tone in Erie McDowell win over Kiski Area
By George Guido
ERIE — The Kiski Area Cavaliers were  in the process of reducing a 14-point halftime deficit, trailing by six with less than a minute left …
Kiski Area’s Kuhn draws unbeaten 3-time champ in PIAA Class AAA semifinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — The name “Thomas Haines” has been in the back of Kiski Area senior heavyweight Shane Kuhn’s mind all wrestling season. On Saturday morning, …
Kiski Area shrugs off 54-point semifinal loss, refocuses on PIAA playoffs
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The WPIAL semifinals are somewhat of a blur to the Kiski Area boys basketball team. Their first final-four appearance in 12 years made them collectively …
Kiski Areas’s Worthing to face cross-state pal in PIAA quarterfinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Among the many numbers listed in Kiski Area sophomore 220-pounder Tyler Worthing’s cell phone is one for Boyertown sophomore Jordan Wood. Wood, a …
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s Roman …
PIAA doubleheader moved to Gannon
By Tribune-Review
The PIAA has moved a Saturday boys basketball first-round doubleheader from General McLane High School to the Hammermill Center at Gannon University. A 4 p.m. Class AAAA game between Kiski Area and McDowell and a 6 p.m. Class AA game between Aliquippa and Fairview will now be played at the …
Guido: State playoffs give teams Erie feeling
By George Guido
Three local basketball teams will enter the PIAA Tournament this weekend, with two heading north to Erie County. WPIAL runner-up Burrell (25-1) will play Clarion-Limestone (16-9) in a first-round Class AA girls game at North Hills. The Bucs won two games in the state tournament last year, in their first …
Kiski Area grapplers Kuhn, Worthing garner WPIAL gold
By Paul Schofield
Kiski Area senior Shane Kuhn said he was a little disappointed when he gave up a takedown to Mt. Lebanon junior Zeynul Zaynullayev in the …
Canon-Mac’s Chishko wins 4th WPIAL title
By Paul Schofield
Canon-McMillan senior Solomon Chishko changed his wrestling style this season. “I’ve been training to widen the gap against my opponents and try to beat them …
Mixed day on mat for Kiski Area wrestlers
By Jason Black
The second night of action at the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships at Canon-McMillan didn’t go particularly well for most members of the …

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