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BVA comes back for big 4-AAA win

By Jeff Oliver
With a young baseball team and a slow start to the season, Belle Vernon Area found itself in dire need of an uplifting win. The Leps may have gotten it Saturday night. BVA (3-4, 3-3) defeated visiting South Park (6-7, 4-3) at DiVirgilio Complex, 4-3, with three runs in the bottom of ...
Frederick’s homers lead Belle Vernon softball over Elizabeth Forward
By Jeremy Sellew
Even with a six-game winning streak, Belle Vernon Area softball coach Tom Rodriguez knew his team’s bats had to wake up at some point. The Leopards ...
BVA, Parshall keep rolling in 3-AAA action
By The Valley Independent 8:03 p.m.
Freshman hurler Bailey Parshall keeps firing goose eggs and the Belle Vernon Area girls’ softball team keeps winning. Parshall fired a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts as ...
BVA’s Gaul captures gold in discus
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Belle Vernon Area senior Gianna Gaul competed without her teammates Saturday at the prestigious Tri-State Invitational at West Mifflin. And Gaul was just fine flying solo, ...
Rush, Slagus named AP All-State
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen junior Lavalle Rush and Belle Vernon Area senior Kaitlyn Slagus were named to the Associated Press All-State teams for boys’ and girls’ basketball. Rush was ...
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 ...
Young Belle Vernon Area baseball team could start 7 sophomores
By Jeff Oliver
If there is a more youthful team in Section 4-AAA than Belle Vernon Area, Leopards coach Daryl Hixenbaugh would be interested to see it. Going into ...
BVA hoping to shake trend
By Bill Hughes
The Belle Vernon Area softball team has had two consecutive losing seasons. That’s uncharted territory for the Leopards. BVA went 5-12 last season. Combined with the ...
‘BVA Connection’ at St. Vincent
By Jeff Oliver
It’s only fitting that the school colors at St. Vincent are green and gold. One look at the Bearcats’ baseball team and you might have to ...
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 ...
BVA to become the hunted in Class AAA
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Claiming three state medalists at the PIAA wrestling tournament for the first time in school history might be considered a success for most programs. For ...
Belle Vernon wrestlers lose in PIAA quarterfinals
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY – Day 2 of the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships proved to be a tough day for Belle Vernon Area. All three Leopards wrestlers who ...
Diabetes doesn’t slow down WPIAL wrestling duo headed for states
By Paul Schofield
When Belle Vernon sophomore Jarod Verkleeren and Canon-McMillan junior Micah Kusturiss step on the mat Thursday at Giant Center in Hershey for the PIAA Class ...
BVA wrestlers eye gold in ‘Chocolate Town’
By Jeff Oliver
Although all four Belle Vernon Area wrestlers going to the PIAA Class AAA championships in Hershey are underclassmen, their coach feels that any one of ...
Four BVA wrestlers advance to PIAA finals
By Paul Schofield
When Day 3 of the WPIAL/PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championship began Saturday, Belle Vernon Area had 10 wrestlers vying for a trip to Hershey for ...
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 ...

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