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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 ...
Last-second heartbreak for BVA
By Jeremy Sellew
In a tug-of-war game with the lead swinging back and forth like a pendulum, emotions run high. The Belle Vernon Area girls’ basketball team was down ...
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 ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
WPIAL releases Tuesday, Wednesday sites
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL released its playoff sites for Tuesday and Wednesday first round playoff games with Monessen heading off to Norwin for its encounter with St. Joseph. The Greyhounds (16-6) will face St. Joseph (10-12) 8 p.m. Tuesday at Norwin in a boy’ Class A game. Also on Tuesday, California Area (16-5) ...
Monessen boys seeded 2nd; Cal girls 3rd
By Jeff Oliver
In 31 years of going to the WPIAL basketball playoff pairings meeting, Joe Salvino often came home with mixed feelings. However, that’s not how the successful ...
Belle Vernon wrestling team poised to continue success on the mat
By Paul Schofield
It’s been a year of firsts for the Belle Vernon wrestling team. It went places no other Belle Vernon squad has gone. It was the first time ...
Franklin Regional defends PIAA Class AAA wrestling championship
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional wrestlers and fans were chanting Jeremy Nestor’s name during his 195-pound match Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA team tournament. As the ...
Defending champion Franklin Regional advances to PIAA wrestling final
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional’s super six are tough to beat. But the Panthers needed wins from the unexpected to upset Bethlehem Catholic in the PIAA ...
Belle Vernon Area comes up short in PIAA team wrestling semifinals
By Paul Schofield
Belle Vernon Area enjoyed the highest of highs and the lowest of lows Friday at the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament. Freshman Zach Hartman’s pin in ...
Trio of WPIAL squads advance to quarterfinals of PIAA tourney
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — WPIAL champions Franklin Regional (Class AAA) and Burrell (AA), along with Class AAA newcomer Belle Vernon advanced to the quarterfinals at the PIAA ...
BVA finally knocks off EF, 56-45
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area girls’ basketball coach Lisa Fairman knew going into Thursday’s Section 4-AAA finale with Elizabeth Forward that her team could not win the ...
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 ...
Teams optimistic about another all-WPIAL final at PIAA team tournament
By Bill West
Even before he knew his wrestling team was Hershey-bound, Belle Vernon coach Mike Doppelheuer studied the pre-drawn PIAA bracket to see the path each of ...
BVA wrestlers set for trek to Hershey
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area’s history-making wrestling team will make its first trip to Hershey for the PIAA Class AAA team championships Thursday. And much like they have ...
Belle Vernon Area’s quick start dooms Ringgold
By Jeff Oliver
It was obvious going into Monday’s Section 4-AAA contest between Ringgold and host Belle Vernon Area that this has not been a banner season for ...
Belle Vernon Area’s Hannan to play in Big 33
By Jeff Oliver
The last few weeks have been very interesting for Devin Hannan, to say the least. Not only has he been playing basketball for Belle Vernon Area, ...
Greyhounds run by Leopards in final minutes
By Jeff Oliver 11:40 p.m.
It’s not too often after a high school game that both coaches come away fairly pleased, but that’s how Monessen’s Joe Salvino and Belle Vernon ...
Franklin Regional wrestling rallies to top Belle Vernon, defends team title
By Bill West
Franklin Regional sophomore Ryan Deloach made sure to add a few extra “pleases” as he went through his prayer routine prior to his bout in ...
BVA cruises past Brownsville
By The Valley Independent
Belle Vernon Area coach Lisa Fairman had a dilemma going into Thursday’s Section 4-AAA game against Brownsville. It was BVA’s Senior Night and the problem is ...
BVA wrestlers head to semifinals
By Bill Hughes
For the first time in its program’s history, the Belle Vernon Area wrestling team is headed to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals. “This is big for ...
BVA girls clinch playoffs, keep 4-AAA hopes alive
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area stayed two games behind front-running Elizabeth Forward in Section 4-AAA girls’ basketball with a 53-46 win over host Thomas Jefferson Wednesday night. The victory clinched a playoff spot for coach Lisa Fairman’s team. The Leopards (12-6, 6-3) kept their hopes of winning the section alive with the hard-earned victory. ...

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