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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 …
Belle Vernon golfer Lubriani wins Fayette County tournament
By Staff Reports
Many area golf teams officially started the 2014 season by participating in the annual Fayette County Coaches Association Tournament on Friday at Uniontown’s Duck Hollow Golf Club. The top 10 finishers earned all-county honors for the  18-hole event. Leading the field was Belle Vernon’s Mike Lubriani, who finished with a …
Area players make college choices
By Jeff Oliver
Two area football players made decisions on their college choices recently, each going a different route to do so. Brandon Bowman, who graduated from Charleroi …
Belle Vernon girls basketball standout Slagus will play at Bucknell
By Bill Hughes
As a sophomore two years ago on the Belle Vernon Area girls’ basketball team, Kaitlyn Slagus saw first hand what the recruiting process was like …
Doppelheuer chosen to lead Belle Vernon wrestling
By Jeremy Sellew
Mike Doppelheuer comes from a long wrestling tradition. He was a Pennsylvania Jr. state champion, a three-time WPIAL qualifier and a PIAA qualifier as a …
Senior stars set for BeeGraphix clash
By Jeremy Sellew
A local contingent of senior high school football players will get something they craved in late November and December. Just one more game. Fifteen local …
WPIAL diamond all-stars compete
By George Guido
The Class AAA all-stars and the Class AA squad came up winners Sunday in the 11th annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association doubleheader at Butler’s Kelly Automotive Park. Class AAA 4, Class AAAA 3 — A two-run single by Belle Vernon’s Dylan Pietrantoni drove in Keith Gannon of Mars and Uniontown’s …
Verklereen grappling with success
By Donnie Tasser
Belle Vernon Area freshman Jarod Verkleeren will look to make a name for himself on the international wrestling stage this summer. Verkleeren qualified for the …
High school roundup: Football coaching carousel complete
By Staff Reports
It has been quite a busy offseason for high school football coaches looking for jobs in Western Pennsylvania. With 22 positions open in the WPIAL and City League, hundreds of interviews were held during the past five-plus months. This week, the final two open positions were filled at Charleroi (Donnie …
Belle Vernon Area suspends baseball coach for 2 games
By Jeff Oliver
When Belle Vernon Area’s baseball team takes the field next season, it will play its first two games without head coach Daryl Hixenbaugh. Hixenbaugh, who …
Cal’s Clancy sweeps WPIAL titles again
By Trib Total Media
Kailyn Clancy’s domination of the Class AA girls’ throwing events continued Thursday at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships. Weather was a factor at Baldwin High School as heavy rains hampered most events. Several were postponed until 10 a.m. Saturday, including some running events, the pole vault and a portion …
Tasser, Garcia end wrestling seasons
By Bruce Wald
Two local wrestlers produced solid seasons for NCAA Division I programs this past season. University of Pittsburgh senior heavyweight wrestler and Belle Vernon Area High School graduate P.J. Tasser concluded his collegiate career by qualifying for the NCAA Division I National Championships for the second time in three years. Tasser …
5-4 win keeps EF in playoff race, knocks out BVA
By Donnie Tasser
In a must-win game for both schools, the Elizabeth Forward baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive and eliminated Belle Vernon Area’s postseason hopes with a 5-4 Section 4-AAA road win. “Still alive and fighting,” EF coach Frank Champ said. “We have two to win still, but we are only …
Belle Vernon bests Carrick in 9 innings
By Donnie Tasser
Nolan Stulock pitched a gem and designated hitter Jordan Zilka broke a scoreless tie with a ninth-inning homer as Belle Vernon Area kept its playoff hopes alive with a 4-0 win Friday at Carrick. BVA (10-4, 6-4) is a half-game behind Thomas Jefferson and South Park for second place in …
Oliver: Would Hulkster last at Belle Vernon Area?
By Jeff Oliver
On Monday, the Belle Vernon Area School Board accepted the resignation of varsity wrestling coach Tyler Nauman and opened the position of swimming coach Rob Reda. Normally, these actions might not raise many eyebrows, but in this case they do. In the space of a year, BVA has either let …
Nauman out at BV Area
By Jeff Oliver
For the second time in less than a year, Belle Vernon Area is looking for a new head wrestling coach. Tyler Nauman, who was hired …
Belle Vernon Area holds off Ringgold
By Donnie Tasser
Belle Vernon Area jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead on Ringgold Thursday and withstood a fourth-inning rally to hold on to an important 5-4 …
Belle Vernon Area, baseball coach face WPIAL hearing
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area baseball coach Daryl Hixenbaugh, along with district administrators, will have a hearing with the WPIAL May 14 to discuss comments Hixenbaugh made …
Lady Leps score late in 6-4 win over Southmoreland
By Donnie Tasser
The Belle Vernon Area softball team broke open a tight game with three runs in the top of the sixth inning en route to a 6-4 Section 3-AAA win over Southmoreland. Then BVA pitcher Lacey Washowich got out of a one out, bases loaded jam in the bottom of the …

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