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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 ...
Ringgold baseball finally has veteran group
By Jeff Oliver 1:37 p.m.
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 ...

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