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TJ to clash with Ringgold in tough season opener

By Dave Mackall
Forget that 43-point victory by Thomas Jefferson over Ringgold in last season’s football opener. This is a new year. Despite the lopsided outcome in 2014 ...
Ringgold-TJ: Big 10 powers colliding
By Dave Mackall and Jeff Oliver
Forget that 43-point victory by Thomas Jefferson over Ringgold in last season’s football opener. This is a new year. Despite the lopsided outcome in 2014 — ...
Expectations remain high at Ringgold
By Jeremy Sellew
With experienced returnees comes high expectations. That’s what Ringgold head coach Nick Milchovich is dealing with at Ringgold. Even though Nico Law is no longer under center ...
Late start isn’t worrying Ringgold girls soccer coach
By Bill Hughes
Considering that she was hired just a few weeks ago as the head coach of the Ringgold girls’ soccer team, Kayla Fransko knows that she ...
Ringgold working on reversing trends
By Jeff Oliver
When Nick Milchovich took over as football coach at Ringgold in 2014, he told his players they needed to reverse the process that had become ...
Defending section champ Ringgold returns just three starters in boy’s soccer
By Bill Hughes
New Ringgold coach Steve Persaud isn’t a stranger to the Rams boys’ soccer program. “I was the middle school coach for three years and the J.V. ...
Mon Valley football teams finally get to hit somebody else
By Jeff Oliver
Wondering how your favorite high school football team is going to do this season? The jury is still out on that and the games that count ...
Where’s the beef? Check the linemen
By Jeff Oliver
When high school football season kicks off Sept. 4, it will be a very, very big Friday night for many schools. When it comes to the ...
Ringgold still looking for girls basketball, baseball, softball coaches
By Jeff Oliver
The “Help Wanted” sign for coaches at Ringgold is getting dusted off yet again and is on display as the district is still seeking new coaches for girls’ basketball, baseball and softball. The district will be advertising for a third time to find a girls’ basketball coach to replace Laura ...
After further review, Fransko gets Ringgold girls’ post
By Jeff Oliver
When Ringgold was looking for a girls’ soccer coach in December, Kayla Fransko applied for the job. She wasn’t hired, however, as the Ringgold School Board ...
Coaches feel the heat over acclimation
By Jeff Oliver
For the first time, high school football teams and coaches are spending an entire week this season doing a PIAA-mandated “pre-season heat acclimation” process to ...
‘Grimm’ task: Finding 3 new head coaches for Ringgold
By Jeff Oliver
Laura Grimm knew before she took over as athletic director at Ringgold that she would have to find one varsity head coach. That’s because to be ...
7-on-7 events gain in popularity, but ...
By Jeff Oliver 7:57 p.m.
One of the big fads these days in high school football is competing in seven-on-seven competitions. The seven-on-seven format is basically a passing camp as it ...
Grimm puts away coach’s whistle, eyes new post
By Jeff Oliver
When Ringgold played its final game Monday in the McKeesport Girls’ Summer League, Laura Grimm felt herself get a little emotional. No, it wasn’t because the ...
Pergola in rare air as an active Hall of Famer
By Bill Hughes
This is the last in a series of seven profiles about the inductees in the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Class of ...
3 from Ringgold, Yough tabbed as WPIAL Top 20 Scholar Athletes
By Bruce Wald
Ringgold High School standout student-athletes Kirsten McMichael and Jake Gerard and Yough High School’s Theresa Merlino were recently announced as WPIAL Top 20 Scholar Athletes for 2015. The WPIAL Scholar Athlete program recognizes male and female student athletes who will graduate in 2015 and have been outstanding in athletic achievement, academic ...
Leopards win two; clinch playoff berth
By Jeff Oliver
The late Ernie Banks made popular a baseball expression, “Let’s play two.” That’s exactly what Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold did in Section 4-AAA baseball Monday. The ...
EF stays hot with 7-3 win over Ringgold
By Jeff Oliver
Coming into Wednesday’s Section 4-AAA baseball game against Ringgold, Elizabeth Forward coach Frank Champ admitted to being a little worried. His Warriors were playing their third ...
BVA boys, Ringgold girls win titles
By Jeff Oliver
The Ringgold girls and Belle Vernon Area boys came away as the team winners in the 14th annual Scott Frederick Mid Mon Track and Field ...
Area trio named top scholar athletes
By Jeff Oliver
For three area athletes, the satisfaction of being acknowledged for not only their success on the field of competition, but also in the classroom, has ...
Gorman: Grimm good for Ringgold
By Kevin Gorman
Laura Grimm starred in leading Serra Catholic basketball to two WPIAL Class A championships and the 2005 state title. But it was her struggle to stay healthy at Colgate, not her success at Serra, that set Grimm on her career path. She was hired as Ringgold athletic director last week, ...
Grimm named new Ringgold athletic director
By Jeff Oliver
After two years as the girls’ basketball coach at Ringgold, Laura Grimm will be taking on another title at the school. She will become the first ...
Ringgold rallies to beat Elizabeth Forward
By The Valley Independent
Ringgold spotted Elizabeth Forward a 4-0 lead after two innings in their Section 4-AAA baseball game Monday. However, it wasn’t a sign of things to come ...
Defense costs Rams in extra-inning loss
By The Valley Independent
Defensive lapses cost the Ringgold baseball team Monday in a 5-4, extra-inning loss at Thomas Jefferson in both teams’ Section 4-AAA opener. Ringgold built a three-run ...
BVA too much for Ringgold in 13-0 rout
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area rolled over Ringgold, 13-0, in five innings in Section 3-AAA softball action Wednesday. The Leopards (4-2, 2-1) broke the game open with a ...

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