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Keystone Oaks grad receives rookie of the year award

By Nathan Smith
If you would have told Ryan Carroll a year ago during his senior year at Keystone Oaks he was on the verge of winning a …
Signal Item area track teams ready to continue success
By Nathan Smith
The 2013 track and field season was a standout year for the Signal Item area teams as Bishop Canevin, Carlynton, Chartiers Valley and Keystone Oaks …
KO’s 6-foot-7 left-hander Lehman is turning heads
By Jason Mackey
When Keystone Oaks baseball coach Scott Crimone approached senior Taylor Lehman before a mid-March exhibition game in North Carolina, he was not alone. Fifteen scouts …
Bishop Canevin, Keystone Oaks softball look for a return to postseason
By Nathan Smith
Western Pennsylvania finally has started to thaw out, and the softball teams of the WPIAL are getting ready to take to the field. The Signal …
Keystone Oaks boys basketball makes most of its opportunities
By Nathan Smith
When asked what his team has had to overcome during his first season with the team, Keystone Oaks boys basketball coach Tony Cherico was quick …
Keystone Oaks girls hanging around
By Nathan Smith
Things haven’t gone according to plan for the Keystone Oaks girls basketball team. The Golden Eagles returned four starters — plus several bench players — …
Perry wants to return success to Keystone Oaks football
By Nathan Smith
Greg Perry is coming home. Perry, a 1979 alumnus of Keystone Oaks, was named the coach of the Golden Eagle football program last week. He …
Keystone Oaks teams experience up and down year
By Nathan Smith
For the Keystone Oaks athletic programs, it was a year of good and bad. Several athletes found success and competed at the PIAA championship level …
Blend of experience, new faces to lead Signal Item-area boys basketball teams
By Nathan Smith
The boys of the hardwood will be returning this weekend. The WPIAL basketball season gets underway with dozens of preseason tournaments with teams hoping to …
Signal Item-area girls teams ready for return to hardwood
By Nathan Smith
It was a prime season for the area girls basketball teams in 2012-13 – all four made it into the WPIAL playoffs, two reached the …
Keytone Oaks’ Murtha qualifies for PIAA XC championship race
By Nathan Smith
Keystone Oaks sophomore Jenny Murtha said it didn’t take much to get her ready to run the WPIAL Class AA championship race at Cooper’s Lake …
Keystone Oaks hockey prepares for rebuilding year
By Nathan Smith
The Keystone Oaks hockey team won’t shy away from admitting this season will be a rebuilding year. The Golden Eagles lost four players to graduation — Ryan Rosato, Ryan Ribeau, Cody Dulski and John Conley — and another who decided to focus on his travel team. Those five players combined …
HS Buzz: The Kiski School honors Beano Cook
By Staff Reports
Beano Cook was a generous donor to The Kiski School before he passed away last October. Saturday, he was recognized for his contributions to his former school, which celebrated the opening of the Carroll “Beano” Cook ‘49 Outdoor Athletic Center. The Kiski School also dedicated the Donald H. Jones Athletic …
Keystone Oaks to honor late former wrestling coach Kling
By Nathan Smith
Keystone Oaks will rename the high school gymnasium to honor the late David D. Kling – a long-time teacher and coach at the school – on Oct. 24. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Kling was a 1965 alumnus of Keystone Oaks and was the son of Lynn …
Keystone Oaks wards off South Allegheny’s late comeback
By Nathan Smith
Keystone Oaks went into Glassport Memorial Stadium hungry for a win. It left satisfied. The Golden Eagles (1-6, 1-5) held off a second-half comeback attempt by South Allegheny for a 26-24 Century Conference victory. “It feels good to be on the other side of a score like that,” KO quarterback …
Keystone Oaks grad running by the competition, into the end zone with Washington & Jefferson
By Nathan Smith
Dion Wiegand started his college career as a Colonial, but he is ending it as a President. The Keystone Oaks alumnus began playing collegiate football …
Area cross country teams kick off season at Red, White & Blue Classic
By Nathan Smith
Bishop Canevin senior cross country runner Caroline DeFrank knows her team needs to see the best competition during the season if it wants to reach …
Chartiers Valley, Keystone Oaks cross country returns plenty of experience
By Nathan Smith
Teams from across the WPIAL – not to mention PIAA and West Virginia – will converge on Schenley Park Saturday for the 11th annual Red, …
Yasko’s running career at Baldwin made huge impact
By Justin Criado
Keystone Oaks cross country coach Kaitlin Yasko admits balancing classwork, coaching and an active running schedule is time consuming, but the Baldwin alum wouldn’t have …
Keystone Oaks looks to soar past competition in Century Conference
By Nathan Smith
The only thing separating Keystone Oaks’ two-win campaign in 2012 from a winning record was a three-game losing streak decided by a total of 17 …
Keystone Oaks football team looking to improve its mindset
By Nathan Smith
All that separated Keystone Oaks from a winning record in 2012 was a midseason stretch of three games where the final scores were decided by …
Skolnicki’s strong arm helping Keystone Oaks make history
By Nathan Smith
Jared Skolnicki had several goals he wanted to achieve with the Keystone Oaks baseball team in 2013 – reaching the WPIAL playoffs and winning a …
Keystone Oaks seniors finish season up at PIAAs
By Nathan Smith
After four years of hard work, Keystone Oaks’ Katie Palmer and Emily Bigler were finally rewarded. The duo qualified for the PIAA Class AA track and field championships after a strong performance at the WPIAL finals. It was the first trip to Shippensburg for either athlete. “I am happy to …
South Park edges Keystone Oaks in semifinals
By Adam Bittner
South Park pitcher Randy Dobnak and his Keystone Oaks counterpart Jared Skolnicki used dominant performances to add some heat to an already sweltering afternoon. The starters turned Tuesday’s WPIAL Class AAA semifinal at Upper St. Clair’s Boyce-Mayview Recreation Complex into a pitchers’ duel that top-seeded South Park won, 1-0, to …
Keystone Oaks baseball ace shines in blowout win over Elizabeth Forward
By Mark Kaboly
Keystone Oaks coach Scott Crimone is as enamored with Jared Skolnicki’s gaudy statistics as much as the next guy. Though Skolnicki’s record has been perfect, …

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