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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, …
Ringgold expects crowd of applicants for football coach
By Jeff Oliver
Ringgold Athletic Director Ron McMichael has a strong feeling his phone and email account with the district will be very busy the next few days. That’s because the district suddenly finds itself in need of a new football coach after Matt Humbert was hired at Belle Vernon Area earlier this …
Humbert bolts Ringgold for BVA
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Matt Humbert endured three weeks of sleepless nights before ultimately obtaining his dream scenario. On Monday, Humbert was hired as head football coach at Belle …
Anselmino’s heart bigger than body
By Jeff Oliver
I will never forget my first dealings regarding Brian Anselmino many, many years ago. It was through his father, Larry. I was the sports editor at the former Daily Herald newspaper in Monongahela and Larry Anselmino was a youth coach in New Eagle. Larry always made a point to tell …
Roundup: California girls continue historic season, aim for WPIAL title game
By Jeff Oliver
The magic of California Area’s historic girls’ basketball season will continue Wednesday night and beyond, thanks to what Lady Trojans coach Chris Minerd called “the …
Red-hot West Mifflin girls keep their cool heading into semifinals
By Mark Kaboly
West Mifflin coach Scott Stephenson has seen much less over the past few months — in much less of an important game — send his …
Bentworth wrestlers advance
By Andrew John
Even though he was facing a much higher seed, Bentworth senior Matt Vickless was not deterred from wrestling his type of match. Vickless, the No. 12 seed at 126 pounds, was able to outlast Burrell freshman Anthony Marra by a 4-3 decision Friday in the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class …
Big weekend on tap for area wrestlers
By Donnie Tasser
Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold will compete in the Section 2 AAA individual wrestling tournament Saturday at Baldwin. The section tournament is the first step …
Lady Rams pull OT stunner
By Donnie Tasser
Laura Grimm sure is making the most of her first year as head coach of the Ringgold girls’ basketball team. In a thrilling come-from-behind victory, …
Mid-Mon Valley schools miss out on hosting WPIAL playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
In years past, several area schools have hosted WPIAL basketball playoff games. Ringgold, used to be a common site for weeknight doubleheaders and weekend tripleheaders. …
Lady Rams win; Charleroi boys ousted
By Bill Hughes
Both the Ringgold Lady Rams and Charleroi Cougars looked to end streaks Saturday afternoon in preliminary action of the WPIAL basketball playoffs at Chartiers Valley …

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