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Law makes Big Nine first team — on defense

By Jeff Oliver
The big surprise is not that Ringgold’s Nico Law made the Big Nine All-Conference First Team in his senior season. What’s surprising, is Law made it ...
Ringgold’s Small picked for national grid event
By Jeff Oliver
It’s no secret that Ringgold’s Brenden Small is one of the top freshmen football players in the WPIAL. However, the Ringgold ninth grader received national recognition ...
Central Valley dominates Ringgold, goes for 2nd WPIAL title since 2010
By Les Harvath
Central Valley flexed its offensive, defensive and special teams muscles and exploded for five first-half touchdowns Friday as the Warriors mowed down Ringgold, 41-13, in ...
Ringgold, CV not exactly ‘Odd Couple’
By Jeff Oliver
At first glance, Ringgold and Central Valley could be high school football’s version of “The Odd Couple.” For instance, the Rams have been playing football for ...
Schmidt going to ‘big time’ WVU
By Jeff Oliver
When Ringgold girls’ basketball coach Laura Grimm talks about senior center, Marlena Schmidt signing with West Virginia University the realization of coaching a high Division-I ...
Central Valley a powerful football machine
By Jeff Oliver
When the Center and Monaca school districts merged in 2010 to form the Central Valley School District, a football powerhouse was created. In each of the ...
WPIAL Class AAA semifinal capsule: Ringgold vs. Central Valley
By Jeff Oliver
class AAA semifinal No. 1 Central Valley (11-0) vs. No. 5 Ringgold (10-1)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Chartiers Valley A program that last ...
’87 players tell Rams to ‘finish the job’
By Jeff Oliver
Marcus McCullough will never forget the last football game he played for Ringgold. Or the ride home. McCullough was one of many seniors on the last Ringgold ...
Ringgold stops Hampton’s 2-point conversion attempt for overtime victory
By Jeff Oliver
It was fitting that in the end, Ringgold’s defense made the big play. The Rams stopped Hampton’s two-point conversion attempt in overtime Friday to come away ...
Berry will try to play against Hampton
By Jeff Oliver
The big question for Ringgold going into tonight’s WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal playoff game with Hampton at West Allegheny (7:30 p.m.) is whether or not ...
Hampton no stranger to football playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
Hampton isn’t considered a perennial power in football. But the Talbots still have a few big years in their history. Fourth-seeded Hampton, who will take on ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
Ringgold tops Gateway, reaches quarterfinals
By Jeremy Sellew
On a rainy, dreary Halloween, Ringgold was able to exorcise some demons and break through to the WPIAL quarterfinals. The Rams survived some of their own ...
Ringgold not taking Gateway lightly in opening round
By Jeff Oliver
Don’t tell Ringgold football coach Nick Milchovich his team is a heavy favorite going into Friday’s WPIAL Class AAA first round playoff game against Gateway. It ...
Valley Independent Player of the Week: Ringgold’s Chacar Berry
By Jeff Oliver
Going into the football season, whenever anyone talked about Ringgold’s football team they would first speak about quarterback Nico Law. Rghtfully so, because Law is one ...
Valley Independent roundup: Ringgold has a ‘Berry’ good night
By The Valley Independent
After the first quarter, Trinity led Ringgold 7-6 in a Big Nine Conference game at Joe Montana Stadium. It wasn’t a sign of things to come. The ...
3 area teams eliminated
By Bill Hughes
Sometimes one player can be a thorn in the side of an opposing team. In Monday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round soccer match, the thorn for Ringgold ...
Berry’s memorable night lifts Ringgold to 7th straight win
By Dave Mackall
Some day, perhaps, Chacar Berry will talk about the incredible game he had Friday night for the Ringgold football team. But not now. “Maybe when I get ...
Area booters secure high seeds
By Jeff Oliver
When the WPIAL released the playoff brackets for the boys’ and girls’ teams Wednesday, the pairings verified what had been known for some time locally. There ...
Rams, ’Hounds prep for playoffs with wins
By Bill Hughes
Regular season soccer comes to an end Tuesday with the WPIAL playoff pairings expected to be released Wednesday. Section play is over but some teams ...
Ringgold’s Law expanding options
By Chris Harlan
Ringgold’s Nico Law doesn’t doubt his ability to play college football. But lately, he’s become more defensive about it. As in, Law now plays ...
Ringgold runs past Laurel Highlands
By Dave Stofcheck
After two sloppy quarters, Ringgold led Laurel Highlands by just six points Friday night. But instead of pushing the panic button, the Rams put their foot on the gas pedal and scored five third-quarter touchdowns on their way to a 66-27 Big 9 Conference victory. Ringgold’s Chacar Berry scored four ...
Ringgold’s Berry is player of week
By Jeremy Sellew
Ringgold coach Nick Milchovich called running back Chacar Berry “the toughest kid I’ve been around.” On Friday, he was more than physically tough. He was emotionally ...
Ringgold knocks off Class AAA Latrobe
By Bill Hughes
Local soccer teams are entering the final week of section play, and some decided to gear up for playoff time with challenging non-section games Saturday. Ringgold 3, Latrobe 1 The Section 6-AA champion Rams stepped up in class to face Class AAA Latrobe. Trailing 1-0, Ringgold coach Frank Perez reminded his ...
Rams survive turnovers, Humbert return
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Ringgold quarterback Nico Law admitted he wasn’t himself Friday, facing former mentor and current Belle Vernon Area coach Matt Humbert. Law overcame a five-turnover night, throwing ...

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