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New field, new look for Belle Vernon football this season

By Jeremy Sellew
For Belle Vernon Area, this season is all about cleaning up their house. Literally and metaphorically. James Weir Stadium has been refurbished with Vegas gold turf, new ...
BV Area boys’ lineup wide open
By Bill Hughes
Belle Vernon Area boys’ soccer coach John Kerekes and his team are in a rare place heading into the 2015 season. Rare as in the team ...
New football uniforms can change perceptions, help establish identity
By Kevin Gorman
When Matt Humbert became Belle Vernon’s football coach, he found a program mired in mediocrity. Not only did its outdated facilities need to be modernized, ...
Big doings on tap for BVA’s home opener
By Jeff Oliver
RIt appears everything is on schedule for a huge night at James Weir Stadium Sept. 4. Not only will Belle Vernon Area open the 2015 season ...
Belle Vernon hopes to challenge in Big 9
By Jeremy Sellew
Second-year coach Matt Humbert is looking for big things from Belle Vernon this season. Humbert returns a plethora of young talent on the offensive and defensive ...
BVA girls poised for another big year
By Bill Hughes
In Paul Sasko’s first 10 years as girls’ soccer coach, BVA has won seven section titles and made the playoffs each season (and 12 straight ...
Some coaches sidelined if BVA strike persists
By Jeff Oliver
When Belle Vernon Area opens its football season against Trinity at James Weir Stadium Sept. 4, it will be a special night. Not only will the ...
Mon Valley football teams finally get to hit somebody else
By Jeff Oliver
Wondering how your favorite high school football team is going to do this season? The jury is still out on that and the games that count ...
Work is progressing on Weir turf project
By Jeff Oliver
The new AstroTurf field at Belle Vernon Area’s James Weir Stadium has been laid, and workers are in the process of seaming it together, with ...
6 set for induction into Belle Vernon Area football Hall of Fame
By For The Valley Independent
When the inaugural Belle Vernon Area Football Hall of Fame class was inducted in 2000, games at James Weir Stadium were being played on a ...
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 ...

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