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High-scoring Deer Lakes softball not taking success for granted

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Deer Lakes softball has high-stepped through Section 3-AA the past few years, coasting to double-digit-run victories as if the mercy rule was invented for it. This ...
Deer Lakes boys basketball coach resigns
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jon McKay doesn’t do things in a halfhearted fashion, especially when it comes to coaching basketball. So when he felt like he was “becoming someone ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Deer Lakes baseball team outslugs Valley
By Staff Reports
Deer Lakes’ fifth straight section win didn’t lack drama. The Lancers gave up a nine-run lead as Valley scored eight times in the top of the ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Deer Lakes baseball team remains unbeaten in section
By Staff Reports
The Deer Lakes baseball team is getting pretty comfortable in Class AAA. Up a classification this season, the Lancers are in first place in Section 5 ...
Deer Lakes, Knoch softball teams benefit from southern trips
By Doug Gulasy
After seeing the success the Deer Lakes baseball team had in recent years with early-season trips south, the Lancers’ softball team decided to make its ...
Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Plum’s Ethan Winesburgh and Deer Lakes’ Shae Robson
By Tribune-Review
Ethan Winesburgh School: Plum Class: Junior Sport: Baseball Report card: A 6-foot-2 outfielder and pitcher, Winesburgh came back from a season-opening road trip to St. ...
Continuity counts for Deer Lakes volleyball team
By Doug Gulasy
Zak Roberts knows about the success of the Deer Lakes boys volleyball program. He played for the Lancers in high school and watched his younger ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL softball season
By Bill Hartlep
Class AAAA Preseason top five Team 2014 record 1. Shaler 17-4 2. Canon-McMillan 18-5 3. Latrobe 17-6 4. Norwin 12-4 5. North Allegheny 16-5 Section favorites 1. Latrobe: After finishing third in the ...
A-K Valley softball programs in transition under 1st-year coaches
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Change is in the air in A-K Valley softball. The season is scheduled to open Friday, and for the first time in more than two decades, ...
Deer Lakes hockey knocked off by Mars in overtime
By George Guido
Deer Lakes is known more for its offensive prowess than its defense or goaltending. But Wednesday night, those latter two ingredients shined brightly. Still, it wasn’t ...
Deer Lakes strives to seize berth in PIHL Class A title game
By Jerin Steele
The Deer Lakes hockey team has been waiting a long time for an opportunity to play on the same ice that Sidney Crosby and Evgeni ...
VND high school notebook: Deer Lakes hockey team makes entertaining run
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Deer Lakes has been one of the more exciting teams in the PIHL this winter, drawing attention with its high-scoring boxscores and flood of goals. But ...
Deer Lakes hires former player Roberts as volleyball coach
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The Deer Lakes boys volleyball team will have one of the youngest coaches in the WPIAL after parting ways with one of its elder statesmen. ...
Deer Lakes rolls to PIHL playoff win
By Jerin Steele
Deer Lakes hockey coach Todd Luniewski thinks his team is playing its best hockey, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Lancers scored ...
Alle-Kiski PIHL capsules
By Doug Gulasy
Wednesday’s games Class AA first round • E -3 Armstrong (14-4-1) v s. W-2 Moon (13-6) 8:30 p.m. , Airport Ice Arena Winner plays: North Hills/Shaler winner Players to watch: Armstrong: Christian Miller (39 goals, 23 assists); Moon: Nick Hart (7 goals, 14 assists) One-timers: For ...
Alle-Kiski teams learn opponents for PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs
By Bill Beckner Jr/
Four Alle-Kiski hockey teams will open the PIHL postseason this week. The league released its playoff brackets on Saturday. In Class AA, Fox Chapel (8-9-2) will play North Hills (9-10) at 8:30 p.m. Monday at BladeRunners in Warrendale in a play-in game. In the first round, Armstrong (14-4-1) will play Moon ...
Freeport gives Deer Lakes fits, earns tie
By Jerin Steele
Freeport coach Mel Reichenbaugh hoped to see his team become playoff-ready after a loss last week to Hempfield. The Yellowjackets got a taste of playoff hockey ...
Weiss’ 39-point effort powers McGuffey past Deer Lakes
By George Guido
There are only certain players with the ability to take over a game. McGuffey’s Sammie Weiss is one of them. The senior guard scored her team’s final 14 points of the first half en route to a 39-point performance as the Highlanders rolled past Deer Lakes, 68-44, in a Class AAA ...
Saturday’s VND WPIAL basketball playoff capsules
By Tribune-Review
Boys Class AA Preliminary round • Ford City (12-10)  vs. Frazier (11-11) 3 p.m. at North Allegheny Winner plays: No. 1 ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Freeport’s Hunter Kepple, Deer Lakes’ Katie Gozzard
By William Whalen
Hunter Kepple School: Freeport Class: Senior Sport: Hockey Report card: A two-time PIHL Class A All-Star, Kepple is the Yellowjackets’ leading scorer with 38 ...
Deer Lakes qualifies for playoffs after beating Highlands, 60-39
By Doug Gulasy
Deer Lakes could have clinched a WPIAL playoff berth by winning one of its final two section games. The Lancers took care of business at ...
Davis scores career-high 31 to power Ford City girls
By Doug Gulasy
No matter what defense Deer Lakes threw at her Thursday night, Christina Davis found a way to beat it. Davis, Ford City’s senior guard/forward, scored a ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Cameron Davies, Deer Lakes’ Zack Luniewski,
By William Whalen
Cameron Davies School: Leechburg Class: Freshman Sport: Basketball Report card: Davies is one of the eight rising freshmen who have injected new life into ...
Valley high school roundup: Deer Lakes girls lose lead, not game
By Staff Reports
Deer Lakes let a double-digit lead slip away Monday night, but the Lancers battled back to earn a 55-50 Section 1-AAA victory. Cassidy Chmura’s go-ahead layup ...
Valley News Dispatch roundup: Deer Lakes captures host tournament title
By Staff Reports
Deer Lakes came up short in two previous tries to win its holiday basketball tournament, but the Lancers finished the job this year. Tournament MVP Scott ...

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