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Dual-threat QB returns to guide Ringgold offense

By Jeremy Sellew
With a legitimate Division I prospect leading the way in quarterback Nico Law, Ringgold’s first-year coach, Nick Milchovich, maintains high expectations for his team. And …
Gridders take the field Saturday
By Jeff Oliver
It may not be “Friday Night Lights,” but area coaches hope it won’t turn into “Saturday Morning Funnies,” either. On Saturday, coaches and fans will …
HSFB preview by position: The spread is spreading for quarterbacks
By Chris Harlan
Not long ago, high school coaches settled for a quarterback who could throw or run. Now, many want one who does both. With pass-oriented spread …
Ringgold softball to get new field
By Chris Buckley
The Ringgold High School girls’ softball program will have a new home for the 2015 season. The school board Wednesday night approved construction of a field at the Ringgold Middle school in Finleyville. The field will be used by the junior varsity and varsity, which play doubleheaders. Ringgold did not …
Senior stars set for BeeGraphix clash
By Jeremy Sellew
A local contingent of senior high school football players will get something they craved in late November and December. Just one more game. Fifteen local …
Ringgold to host recruiting seminar
By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold is sponsoring a recruiting seminar for area coaches, athletes and their families that will deal with the NCAA and NAIA Academic Eligibility requirements, athletic scholarships and the college recruiting process. The seminar is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ringgold High School auditorium. Ringgold Athletic Director Ron McMichael …
Ringgold sweeps Mid-Mon Track event
By Donnie Tasser
Something strange occured at the 13th annual Scott Frederick Mid-Mon Valley Track Classic at Ringgold High School. For the first time in nearly a decade, …
Belle Vernon Area holds off Ringgold
By Donnie Tasser
Belle Vernon Area jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead on Ringgold Thursday and withstood a fourth-inning rally to hold on to an important 5-4 …
Thomas Jefferson’s Stover pitches 5-hit shutout against Ringgold
By Mark Kaboly
Dave Stover isn’t going to overwhelm many hitters. But make no mistake about it, the Thomas Jefferson senior right-hander doesn’t need — or want — …
Ringgold comes up short against TJ, 4-0
By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold battled Thomas Jefferson hard, but couldn’t push across any runs in a tough 4-0 Section 4-AAA defeat Monday. The Rams (2-7, 0-7) had just …
Roundup: EF’s 14-run inning rocks Ringgold
By The Valley Independent
Elizabeth Forward was leading Ringgold 1-0 going into the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s Section 4 AAA baseball game. For the Rams, it …
BVA nips Ringgold, 1-0, on Ruffolo’s hit
By Donnie Tasser
Belle Vernon Area picked up its first Section 3 AAA win of the season, nipping rival Ringgold, 1-0, behind a spectacular pitching performance from senior …
Ringgold gives Piccolino first win
By The Valley Independent
New Ringgold softball coach Brandi Piccolino enjoyed the first win of her career Tuesday as the Lady Rams routed Moon, 16-4, in a Section 2 …
Ringgold turns to Nick Milchovich
By Jeff Oliver
Nick Milchovich is thankful for many reasons to be the new head football coach at Ringgold. And one of those reasons is that he won’t …
Ringgold picks Milchovich as football coach
By Jason Mackey
News that he would be brought before the Ringgold School Board on Thursday night as potentially the district’s next football coach wasn’t the best thing for Nick Milchovich’s classroom. “These phones of ours that we carry around … explode is not the right word,” said Milchovich, a math teacher at …
Ringgold’s grid search down to 3
By Jeff Oliver
With a wealth of talent slated to return next season, Ringgold’s football team could be poised for a big year. The Rams return plenty of key players from a squad that finished 7-3, including talented quarterback Nico Law, who led an offense that averaged 40 points per game. The question …
New Ringgold softball coach excited
By Bill Hughes
Fresh off of her playing career at Seton Hill University, first-year Ringgold softball coach Brandi Piccolino is excited to begin her coaching career. According to …
Sikorski excited about young Rams
By Bill Hughes
Playing in rugged Section 4-AAA and having lost nine seniors from last year’s team, it would be understandable if Ringgold baseball coach Mike Sikorski was …
Ringgold’s Pergola, Monessen’s Salvino keep rolling along
By Jeff Oliver
Their careers are certainly nothing like college legends, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim, who have climbed over 900 career wins each at Duke and Syracuse. …
Belle Vernon Area’s Hasson advances; teammates eliminated
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Belle Vernon Area senior 120-pounder Brendan Hasson sat back Friday and watched two teammates — freshman 145-pounder Jarod Verkleeren and sophomore 160-pounder Austin …
Verklereen gets easy victory in Hershey
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Belle Vernon Area freshman Jarod Verkleeren secured his first win at the PIAA Class AAA individual championships in the rarest of fashions Thursday …
Eyeing gold, not chocolate, in Hershey
By Donnie Tasser
Austin Bell, Brendan Hasson and Jarod Verkleeren of Belle Vernon Area and Devin Fallenstein and Doug Gudenburr of Ringgold will put their seasons on the …
Ringgold may fill AD post Tuesday
By Chris Buckley
Less than two months after opening the position — and with a vacancy for head football coach needing to be addressed soon — the Ringgold school board is expected to vote on the athletic director post at a special meeting Tuesday. On Jan. 15, the board voted to open the …
Fallen champions eye Hershey after tough WPIAL losses
By Paul Schofield
There was some damage control Saturday after the WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships. A couple of coaches had to spend time with some …
5 Belle Vernon Area wrestlers reach semifinals
By Jason Black
For Belle Vernon senior Brendan Hasson, it’s all about believing. Hasson had never advanced past the quarterfinals in the Class AAA WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional Championships, …

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