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Six BVA wrestlers advance to semifinals

By Paul Schofield
Belle Vernon Area had one of its best days at the WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional Class AAA Championship on Friday, advancing six to Saturday’s semifinals at ...
Nine Leps still alive in WPIAL championships
By Jason Black
Although only a freshman, Belle Vernon Area’s Zachary Hartman was hardly intimidated by the atmosphere or the competition at the WPIAL Class AAA Championships/PIAA Southwest ...
BVA, Ringgold wrestlers seeking WPIAL titles
By Bill Hughes
The 2014-15 WPIAL AAA championships start today at Penn Hills High School, and both Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold will be well represented. BVA has 12 ...
Ringgold, Belle Vernon wrestlers advance
By Bill Hughes
Belle Vernon Area was expected to dominate the Section 2-AAA wrestling championships, and it did just that, taking home six winners out of the 14 ...
Charleroi, Ringgold seniors to play in all-star contest
By Jeff Oliver
Charleroi Area’s Jake Lemmon and Ringgold’s Nico Law will have one more high school football game to play in. The two area seniors were selected to ...
Blackhawk overpowers Ringgold
By The Valley Independent
Blackhawk’s Chassidy Omogrosso is the WPIAL’s leading scorer, averaging 27 points per game. Omogrosso added to her 2,000-plus total career points Wednesday by scoring 32 to lead the top-seeded Cougars to a 60-40 win over Ringgold in a WPIAL Class AAA first round game at North Allegheny. “There is no doubt she ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Ethan Charlesworth, Ringgold’s Marlena Schmidt
By Andrew John
Ethan Charlesworth School: Mt. Pleasant Sport: Wrestling Year: Senior Claim to fame: Charlesworth (32-6) captured his second section title after pinning McGuffey’s Dillon Richey at 3:20 for the 152-pound title in the Section 2-AA tournament Saturday. Earlier in the season, Charlesworth finished second at the Southmoreland tournament and took third ...
Belle Vernon Area, Cal Area: Wait is almost over
By Jeff Oliver
The wait is almost over for the girls’ basketball teams at Belle Vernon Area, Elizabeth Forward and California Area. Meanwhile, Ringgold will be hoping for another ...
‘Lethargic’ Rams survive Hounds’ upset bid
By Rick Bruni Jr.
A playoff warmup for the Ringgold girls’ basketball team Monday turned into a wake-up call. Sleepwalking through most of the second half, the Rams needed ...
Ringgold loses 4-AAA finale to South Park
By The Valley Independent
Ringgold dropped its Section 4-AAA finale to South Park, 46-43. The Rams (11-10, 6-6) trailed 15-6 after the first quarter before rallying to pull even at halftime, 26-26. South Park (12-10, 8-4) outscored Ringgold 13-9 in the third quarter and then held on for the close win. Ringgold was led by Ashley Briscoe ...
Hannan, Law make signings official
By Jeff Oliver
The area’s two most prolific football players made it official Wednesday on National Signing Day by signing with their respective schools. Ringgold quarterback Nico Law, after ...
Ringgold girls win, reach playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
Make room for Ringgold in the WPIAL girls’ basketball playoffs. The Rams punched their ticket Tuesday with a 45-41 win over host West Mifflin in a ...
Belle Vernon Area’s quick start dooms Ringgold
By Jeff Oliver
It was obvious going into Monday’s Section 4-AAA contest between Ringgold and host Belle Vernon Area that this has not been a banner season for ...
Sporio leads EF past Ringgold, 48-41
By Jeff Oliver
If anyone ever doubted who the heart and soul of Elizabeth Forward’s girls’ basketball team is, they should have watched the Warriors’ 48-41 Section 4-AAA ...
Ringgold survives, stays in playoff hunt
By Bill Hughes
Ringgold holds sole possession of fourth place in the Section 4-AAA playoff race after Thursday’s sluggish 39-34 win over visiting Brownsville. “A win is a win, ...
Ringgold grappler Gerard quietly getting it done
By Rick Bruni Jr.
When Jake Gerard won his 100th career match last month for Ringgold, no one seemed to notice. And that’s quite fitting for the unassuming senior grappler. Currently ...
Ringgold, BVA Section 4-AAA losers
By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold’s offensive woes continued Friday night. The Rams, playing host to Thomas Jefferson in Section 4-AAA, failed to reach 40 points for the third straight ...
Ringgold seniors finally get a win over BVA
By Bill Hughes
For the Ringgold seniors, the eighth time is the charm. Thanks to their “organized chaos,” the Rams downed Belle Vernon Area, 30-27, Thursday, giving Ringgold’s seniors ...
BVA 3rd after first day of Westmoreland tourney
By The Valley Independent
Belle Vernon Area sophomore Jarod Verkleeren stood at one end of the Franklin Regional gymnasium Friday and watched a couple of his teammates compete. Verkleeren is ...
Rams get pinned; BVA clinches 2-AAA title
By Bill Hughes
The Ringgold Ram wrestling program celebrated its annual Senior Night Wednesday, and for a while, it looked as if things had a chance to go ...
Ringgold earns big 4-AAA win over BVA
By Jeff Oliver
A lot of times, when talking to coaches after a game, it’s tough to tell who won and who lost. That was not the case Tuesday ...
VI Roundup: Ringgold hands EF girls first section loss
By The Valley Independent
Moments before Ringgold faced Elizabeth Forward in a key Section 4-AAA girls basketball clash, Rams coach Laura Grimm huddled her players together and told them, ...
Ringgold girts basketball uses defense, height advantage to upset Elizabeth Forward
By Ed Phillipps
Moments before Ringgold faced Elizabeth Forward in a key Section 4-AAA girls basketball clash, Rams coach Laura Grimm huddled her players together and told them, ...
Ringgold boys sloppy in costly home section loss to Laurel Highlands
By Jeremy Sellew
With section play kicking into high gear this basketball season, it’s critical that teams win games on their home floor. The Ringgold boys will have some ...
Belle Vernon Area wrestlers stay perfect against Ringgold
By Jeff Oliver
His wrestling team just finished up a 48-15 loss to unbeaten Belle Vernon Area in a Section 2 (A)- AAA match. But fiery Ringgold coach ...

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