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Magruda loves coaching — in any language

By Jeremy Sellew
Ashley Magruda might want to invest some money into Google stock, specifically Google Translate. The Belle Vernon Area and Cal U graduate has moved on to ...
Law makes Big Nine first team — on defense
By Jeff Oliver
The big surprise is not that Ringgold’s Nico Law made the Big Nine All-Conference First Team in his senior season. What’s surprising, is Law made it ...
Belle Vernon Area’s Slagus signs with Bucknell
By Jeff Oliver
Kaitlyn Slagus chooses to set her goals high. She expects to be Belle Vernon Area’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder when she graduates in the spring. And ...
What offseason? Belle Vernon Area’s Humbert back to work
By Jeremy Sellew
Matt Humbert took two days off after the Belle Vernon Area football team lost its opening-round playoff game at Franklin Regional. That was long enough. The BVA ...
Leopards, Cougars have 5 named All-WPIAL
By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Belle Vernon Area and Yough girls’ soccer teams may have come up short of a WPIAL title, but both squads this past weekend garnered ...
Franklin Regional deals Belle Vernon 11th straight playoff loss
By Paul Schofield
Franklin Regional showed Belle Vernon something it hadn’t seen all season Friday in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. The different look — ...
Schoolboy pick of week: BV Area
By Jeff Oliver
In the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs in 2000, Belle Vernon Area rolled over Hampton, 39-8. What is significant about that? It marked the last time the Leps won a playoff game. The following week, BVA was a 24-7 loser to West Allegheny in the semifinals. The loss began a ...
Scouting Franklin Regional, S.S. Beaver
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area will hit the road and Frazier will be home when the WPIAL football playoffs kick off Friday. In Class AAA, BVA (5-4) goes ...
Franklin Regional prepares for new look Belle Vernon
By Paul Schofield
When Franklin Regional opened the season with a loss at Knoch, coach Greg Botta thought his team was in trouble. After graduating 20 players from the ...
Penn-Trafford earns No. 2 seed, will play Fox Chapel in 1st round of WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Undefeated Penn-Trafford was rewarded the No. 2 seed by the WPIAL football committee Monday at the annual pairings meeting. The WPIAL announced the first-round pairings ...
Belle Vernon Area enters playoffs with 3 straight wins after downing Elizabeth Forward
By Jeremy Sellew
Heads held high. That’s how the Belle Vernon Area football team will be heading into the WPIAL playoffs. The Leopards downed their Route 51 rivals, Elizabeth ...
Belle Vernon Area girls ousted by Montour
By Bill Hughes
In a battle of section champions, Belle Vernon Area saw its season come to an end Wednesday night at the hands of Montour, 2-1, in ...
BVA hopes to keep momentum
By Jeff Oliver
The last few years, the final game of the regular season was a playoff game for Belle Vernon Area. That’s because the Leps had to win ...
BVA’s Parshall gives Penn State a commitment for softball
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area can boast this year having of having an athlete who has given a verbal commitment to continuing a career at Penn State ...
Girls’ soccer sites set
By Tribune-Review
The sites and times have been set for the WPIAL girls’ soccer quarterfinal games on Wednesday. In Class AA, No. 4 seed Belle Vernon Area (16-2-1) will meet No. 5 Montour (17-2-0) 6 p.m. at Baldwin and No. 3 Yough (16-0-2) will take on No. 6 South Fayette (14-4-1) 6 p.m. ...
BVA clinches playoff berth
By Bill Hughes
Friday’s Big Nine game between Belle Vernon Area and Laurel Highlands was supposed to be a hotly contested event with the winner clinching a WPIAL ...
Schoolboy pick of week: BV Area
By Jeff Oliver
Two weeks remain in the regular season and the Belle Vernon Area Leopards find themselves in a position that is all too familiar. They pretty much have to win out to make the WPIAL playoffs. The last few seasons, BVA has gone into the tail end of the season needing ...
Area booters secure high seeds
By Jeff Oliver
When the WPIAL released the playoff brackets for the boys’ and girls’ teams Wednesday, the pairings verified what had been known for some time locally. There ...
H.S. Picks hungry for more victories
By H.s. Picks
Whatever H.S. Picks ate before picking his games in Week 6 seemed to work, and that success continued in Week 7 as the Tribune-Review’s high school football guru posted his second consecutive 37-3 week. Now he has other high school football prognosticators calling him and texting him about what he ate ...
BVA’s Lubrani qualifies for PIAA finals
By Jeff Oliver
Fifteen holes into Tuesday’s PIAA Class AAA boys’ Western Regional golf tournament at Tom’s Run, Belle Vernon Area’s Michael Lubrani was right where he wanted ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Uniontown’s Braden Carei, Belle Vernon’s Kaity Watson
By Andrew John
Braden Carei School: Uniontown Sport: Cross country Year: Senior Claim to fame: Carei finished with a time of 17:57.78 to claim ...
Belle Vernon Area overcomes 7 fumbles to trounce Albert Gallatin
By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Belle Vernon Area football team had a tough time in the wet weather Friday, committing seven fumbles and losing three of them. The Leopards’ linemen made sure it didn’t matter. BVA dominated up front on both sides of the ball in a 42-7 demolition of host Albert Gallatin in Friday’s WPIAL ...
Scoreless tie for Yough, BVA
By Jeff Oliver
After 100 minutes of soccer, Belle Vernon Area found out the same thing as every other girls’ team that played Yough this season. You don’t score. But ...
BVA caps perfect 4-AA season
By The Valley Independent
Belle Vernon Area has achieved perfection. In Section 4-AA, that is. With its 1-0 overtime win over Elizabeth Forward on senior night, BVA (15-2, 12-0) capped a ...
Rams survive turnovers, Humbert return
By Rick Bruni Jr.
Ringgold quarterback Nico Law admitted he wasn’t himself Friday, facing former mentor and current Belle Vernon Area coach Matt Humbert. Law overcame a five-turnover night, throwing ...

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