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Ringgold-BVA rivalry has added spice

By Jeff Oliver
Because Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold are so close to each other geographically, there has always been a natural, healthy rivalry between the schools in …
Leps heading to golf playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
Some people may be surprised that Belle Vernon Area’s golf team will be playing in the WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals Oct. 7. But what …
West Mifflin bests Belle Vernon in crucial Big 9 showdown
By Jeremy Sellew
Belle Vernon Area football coach Matt Humbert said his team’s offense was embarrassing last week. Ray Braszo’s West Mifflin team was embarrassed at home by …
Schoolboy pick of week: W. Mifflin
By Jeff Oliver
It is almost impossible to judge how a team will rebound from a disappointing defeat. But tonight, at Jim Weir Stadium, at least one team will need to show it has a short memory when Belle Vernon Area (2-2, 2-1) hosts West Mifflin (3-1, 2-1) in the feature game on …
BVA, Yough girls stay unbeaten, near section titles
By Bill Hughes
Belle Vernon Area’s girls’ soccer team moved closer to the Section 4-AA crown with its come-from-behind, 2-1, win at McGuffey Wednesday. The Leopards need one more win to wrap up the section title, but found the going tough against McGuffey (4-6-1, 4-4). “We had the ball in their end but …
West Mifflin, Belle Vernon attempt to recover after suffering Week 4 losses
By Dave Mackall
It was a rough stretch for Ray Braszo and Matt Humbert, two Big 9 Conference football coaches who had been agonizing for days over their …
Belle Vernon Area falls to Hollidaysburg in overtime
By Jeremy Sellew
If anyone thought Hollidaysburg’s game at Belle Vernon Area didn’t mean anything, they forgot to tell both teams. The Golden Tigers and Leopards battled like …
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 …

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