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BVA: This is no meaningless game

By Jeff Oliver
Every coach has his own view on preparing and playing in nonconference games. For example, when unbeaten Knoch visited Ringgold last week, Knoch coach Mike …
Veteran coaches having mixed results while leading new teams
By Doug Gulasy
Tom Nola admittedly finds himself in a situation he’s not used to one-third of the way through the regular season. After racking up almost unprecedented …
Lubrani scorches Duck Hollow in qualifier
By The Valley Independent
The Mon Valley will be well represented in the WPIAL Class AAA golf individual semifinals as well as the Class AA finals. Belle Vernon Area …
7th shutout for BVA girls
By Bill Hughes
School history was made Monday night at James Weir Stadium as the BVA girls recorded their seventh straight shutout in a 7-0 Section 4 AA …
Slow-starting Belle Vernon Area rolls to win over Uniontown
By Bill Hughes
After a slow start in its Big Nine Conference matchup at Uniontown Friday night, Belle Vernon Area rolled to an easy 40-2 win. “We felt that we could attack in multiple ways,” said BVA coach Matt Humbert of the balance between the running game and passing game. “Our kids knew …
Trib Cup: Unbeaten Belle Vernon girls soccer yet to be scored upon
By Brian Graham
The Belle Vernon girls soccer team raced out to a 6-0 record with a pair of wins in the South Fayette tournament and four consecutive Section 4-AA wins. Coach Paul Sasko is happy with the Leopards’ ferocious start, but knows the tide can turn without consistent play in the heart …
Belle Vernon Area soccer still posting zeroes
By Bill Hughes
Five matches. Five shutouts. The theme early in the season for Belle Vernon Area has been solid play in the midfield and on defense. Monday …
TJ makes strong statement at BVA
By Jeremy Sellew
Midway through the second quarter of Friday’s Belle Vernon Area–Thomas Jefferson clash, the TJ student section began chanting, “This is our house.” They weren’t kidding. …
Charleroi, BV Area to honor past stars
By The Valley Independent
This will be a big night under the lights for stars from the past from Charleroi Area and Belle Vernon Area. Before the Cougars host McGuffey at 7 p.m. at Charleroi Stadium, the school will honor the 1962 Charleroi football team. That team went 8-1-1 and had the best record …
BVA girls claim South Fayette tourney title
By Bill Hughes
While most of the Mon Valley is enjoying time off over the three-day weekend, the 2014 soccer season got underway with many of the local …
Belle Vernon Area trounces Trinity in Humbert’s debut
By Jeremy Sellew
Belle Vernon Area football coach Matt Humbert couldn’t have asked for a better start to his first season roaming the Leopards sideline. Marcel McCaskill started …
New season, new home for Belle Vernon coach Humbert
By Jeremy Sellew
The 2014 football season is a new beginning for Matt Humbert, who has gone through an emotional but exciting offseason. In June of 2010, he …
New coach likes the talent at Belle Vernon Area
By Jeremy Sellew
When former Ringgold coach Matt Humbert made the decision to move to Belle Vernon Area, many questioned the move. Why leave the talent he had …
Lots of high hopes for Mon Valley boys soccer teams
By Bill Hughes
The boys’ soccer season is about to get under way with area teams showing promise for the upcoming season. Belle Vernon Area hopes to return …
HSFB preview by position: Familiar faces coaching in new places
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL and City League have a number of familiar faces coaching in new places. Among the career moves since last season, these five changes …
Belle Vernon sophomore grappler Verkleeren atones for Slovakia loss
By Donnie Tasser
Belle Vernon Area wrestling standout Jarod Verkleeren suffered an opening round loss in July’s FILA Cadet Freestyle World Championships in Snina, Slovakia. To make up …
Former Ringgold coach now leading rival Belle Vernon
By Jeremy Sellew
It’s a whole new beginning this year for the Belle Vernon Leopards. Matt Humbert, who coached against them last season at Ringgold, now leads on …
Belle Vernon golfer Lubriani wins Fayette County tournament
By Staff Reports
Many area golf teams officially started the 2014 season by participating in the annual Fayette County Coaches Association Tournament on Friday at Uniontown’s Duck Hollow Golf Club. The top 10 finishers earned all-county honors for the  18-hole event. Leading the field was Belle Vernon’s Mike Lubriani, who finished with a …
Area players make college choices
By Jeff Oliver
Two area football players made decisions on their college choices recently, each going a different route to do so. Brandon Bowman, who graduated from Charleroi …
Belle Vernon girls basketball standout Slagus will play at Bucknell
By Bill Hughes
As a sophomore two years ago on the Belle Vernon Area girls’ basketball team, Kaitlyn Slagus saw first hand what the recruiting process was like …
Doppelheuer chosen to lead Belle Vernon wrestling
By Jeremy Sellew
Mike Doppelheuer comes from a long wrestling tradition. He was a Pennsylvania Jr. state champion, a three-time WPIAL qualifier and a PIAA qualifier as a …
Senior stars set for BeeGraphix clash
By Jeremy Sellew
A local contingent of senior high school football players will get something they craved in late November and December. Just one more game. Fifteen local …
WPIAL diamond all-stars compete
By George Guido
The Class AAA all-stars and the Class AA squad came up winners Sunday in the 11th annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association doubleheader at Butler’s Kelly Automotive Park. Class AAA 4, Class AAAA 3 — A two-run single by Belle Vernon’s Dylan Pietrantoni drove in Keith Gannon of Mars and Uniontown’s …
Verklereen grappling with success
By Donnie Tasser
Belle Vernon Area freshman Jarod Verkleeren will look to make a name for himself on the international wrestling stage this summer. Verkleeren qualified for the …

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