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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 …
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. …
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 …
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 the Fayette County Coaches …
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 …
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 …
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) …
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, …
Ringgold perseveres to down Belle Vernon
By Rick Bruni
Ringgold quarterback Nico Law overcame a five-turnover night, throwing the winning touchdown before making a leaping interception to seal a 28-24 victory over visiting Belle …
Schoolboy pick of week: Ringgold
By Jeff Oliver
I have been covering high school sports in this area for some 35 years and during that time I have built some good relationships with area coaches. I also have a pretty good idea of when coaches are being honest, or giving me a bit of ‘coachspeak’ on a particular …
11 on a par 4? No problem for Lubrani
By Jeff Oliver
In his young golf career, Michael Lubrani admittedly had been on bigger stages than the WPIAL Class AAA Boys’ Individual Championship at Latrobe Country Club. …
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 …

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