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A true ‘boy of summer’

By Jeff Oliver
While Dylan Pietrantoni was busy in his freshman season as a baseball player at St. Vincent College, he was wondering what he would be doing ...
BV Legion falls to No.1-seed Uniontown
By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Belle Vernon American Legion team dropped into the loser’s bracket of the Fayette County league tournament Friday after an 11-2 loss in the quarterfinals to top-seeded Uniontown in Hopwood. Belle Vernon trailed by four when Uniontown exploded for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Belle Vernon (8-11) had ...
Hempfield’s Ryan named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Morgan Ryan Hempfield, Sophomore, Pitcher Morgan Ryan was a good pitcher as a freshman, but during her sophomore year the ...
Trinity’s Gray named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Olivia Gray Trinity, SENIOR, shortstop Four-year starter Olivia Gray was accustomed to batting leadoff and collecting hits like they were ...
Players, friends, family turn out for Asmonga
By Jeff Oliver
When Don Asmonga coached basketball and baseball for Belle Vernon Area, he was known as a strict disciplinarian. Asmonga was tough on all of his players, ...
Parshall, Mularski garner 1st Team all-state honors
By Jeff Oliver
It’s no secret that Belle Vernon Area had an amazing year in softball, winning the WPIAL Class AAA championship. And 2015 wasn’t too bad for Yough, ...
7-on-7 events gain in popularity, but ...
By Jeff Oliver
One of the big fads these days in high school football is competing in seven-on-seven competitions. The seven-on-seven format is basically a passing camp as it ...
BVA’s WPIAL title is 200 times better
By Jeff Oliver
When Belle Vernon Area scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Yough, 5-4, in the May 28 WPIAL Class ...
BVA captures Pyrex Bowl crown
By The Valley Independent
Belle Vernon Area won the inaugural Pyrex Bowl 7-on-7 football tournament with a 12-6 win over Bishop Canevin in the championship game Saturday. The event, sponsored ...
BVA’s Verkleeren heads overseas again
By Jeff Oliver
Jarod Verkleeren is used to being on some big stages as a wrestler. Last year as a sophomore at Belle Vernon Area, he finished second in ...
Sun shines on BVA’s parade of champions
By Jeff Oliver
It was only fitting. On a day when the Belle Vernon Area community honored a softball team that only a year before won just five games ...
BVA’s Parshall first team all-state choice
By Jeremy Sellew
It’s been a whirlwind of a season for Belle Vernon Area’s Bailey Parshall. A freshman, Parshall made her debut for the varsity softball team. After struggling ...
Belle Vernon to honor WPIAL softball champs with parade
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area will pay homage to its WPIAL champions – the girls’ softball team and track standout Gianna Gaul – with a parade through ...
BVA teams dominate at sand soccer tournament
By Jeff Oliver
For the second time in as many years, a girls’ team from Belle Vernon Area won the 17-19 age division in the 22nd annual North ...
BVA, California enjoyed deep playoff runs
By Jeff Oliver
The last two area spring season teams to pack away their uniforms for next year have done so. But fans won’t soon forget the seasons that ...
BVA can’t cash in, suffers 8-4 playoff loss
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area’s softball season ended in a most peculiar way Thursday in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal game at Cal U’s Lilley Field. Even though ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Greensburg C.C.’s Tommy Pellis, Belle Vernon’s Emily Frederick
By Andrew John
Tommy Pellis School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Pellis, who has a .561 batting average, went 3 for 4 with ...
BVA, Cal not ready for seasons to end
By Jeff Oliver
The state playoffs can be a grind for teams, not only because of the added games but the pressure to keep a season alive. Some coaches ...
Sites announced for BVA, California contests
By Jeff Oliver
Both Belle Vernon Area and California will get a little closer to home in their respective PIAA softball and baseball quarterfinal playoff contests Thursday. After defeating Punxsutawney, 3-0, at North Allegheny Monday, BVA (21-2) will take on section foe Trinity (18-5), at 3 p.m. at California University’s Lilley Field. Cal (20-2), after ...
Belle Vernon Area shuts out Punxsutawney in PIAA playoffs
By Jeff Oliver 1:54 p.m.
Belle Vernon Area passed its first test in the PIAA Class AAA softball playoffs with a 3-0 win over Punxsutawney at North Allegheny High School ...
Belle Vernon scores 4 runs in wild 7th inning to capture WPIAL title
By Jeremy Sellew 8:46 p.m.
After two less-than-stellar at-bats earlier in the game, Belle Vernon senior Emily Frederick sat alone in the dugout collecting her thoughts knowing her time would ...
BVA captures WPIAL title
By Jeremy Sellew
After three at bats didn’t go the way she wanted them to, Belle Vernon Area senior Emily Frederick stewed in the dugout hoping her time ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships
By Bill Hartlep
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships Class AAAA Hempfield vs. North Allegheny 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. ...
Scotties fall as top-seeded Belle Vernon notches walk-off win
By Jason Black
Taking down two higher seeds in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs is something the members of the Southmoreland softball team can be proud of this ...

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