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Ringgold baseball finally has veteran group

By Jeff Oliver
Going into his third season as Ringgold’s baseball coach, Mike Sikorsky finally feels a little more at home. That’s because in his first two seasons Sikorsky ...
Connellsville softball feasts on Ringgold pitching in 15-0 victory
By Jason Black
New Connellsville girls softball coach Felicia Domasky couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season. The Falcons banged out 15 hits on Monday on ...
1st-year Ringgold softball coach thrown into fire
By Bill Hughes
First-year Ringgold coach Don Crile wasn’t done any favors for his inaugural season. His team plays in Section 3-AAA, which he knows will be challenging. “I think this is one of the toughest sections in the entire WPIAL,” he said. “Trinity, West Mifflin, Thomas Jefferson, and Elizabeth Forward were all strong teams ...
Slagus, Schmidt lead local Roundball contingent
By Jeff Oliver
The high school basketball careers of six area seniors are not over yet. Those players will be participating in the 2015 Roundball Classic All-Star Games, which ...
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 ...

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