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Deer Lakes’ own field of dreams — North Allegheny

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Her face framed in a vibrant smile, Deer Lakes junior Maria Taliani put her team’s fondness for North Allegheny’s softball field in picture-this form. “You ...
Deer Lakes softball reaches WPIAL Class AA title game after routing Steel Valley, 10-0
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Deer Lakes’ softball season started at the beach. Now, the Lancers are California dreaming — again. Another big offensive output propelled the team to its fourth ...
Deer Lakes senior Gozzard delivers when it counts
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Katie Gozzard is fine with somebody using the ‘S’ word to describe her performance in the batter’s box earlier this season. It is no secret. Shhh ...
A-K Valley softball playoff capsule: No. 1 Deer Lakes vs. No. 12 Steel Valley
By Bill Beckner Jr.
WPIAL Class AA softball SEMIFINALS No. 1 Deer Lakes (19-1) vs. No. 12 Steel Valley (9-6) 4 p.m. Thursday, North Allegheny • Winner plays:  No. 2 Mohawk (15-0)/No. 3 Seton-La Salle (15-0)  winner in championship game May 28 at Cal (Pa.)’s Lilley Field. • Extra bases: Deer Lakes ...
Deer Lakes softball advances to WPIAL semifinals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Deer Lakes senior pitcher Tiffany Edwards developed a leg cramp during the top of the seventh inning Tuesday and wasn’t able to push off like ...
Streaks on line for Deer Lakes, Burrell softball
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With a combined 26 consecutive wins, Deer Lakes and Burrell will have to come to terms with a humbling realization heading into their playoff meeting ...
A-K Valley playoff softball capsule
By Bill Beckner Jr.
WPIAL Class AA softball quarterfinals No. 9 Burrell (12-4) vs. No. 1 Deer Lakes (18-1) 4 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Chapel • Winner plays: No. 4 Ellwood City (13-3) or No. 12 Steel Valley (8-6). • Extra bases: Burrell has been one of the hottest offensive teams in the WPIAL, ...
A-K Valley high school notebook: Fox Chapel baseball making history
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Fox Chapel was fortunate to get in the maximum 20 games during the WPIAL baseball regular season. And coach Mike Frank made sure his team ...
Deer Lakes boys volleyball bows out of WPIAL playoffs
By William Whalen
The Deer Lakes boys volleyball players didn’t know him by name coming into the match, but they knew his number. And the Lancers had no ...
Top-seeded Deer Lakes softball survives scare
By William Whalen
It wasn’t supposed to be easy, but it wasn’t supposed to be this tough, either. Top-seeded Deer Lakes opened the WPIAL Class AA softball playoffs with ...
Deer Lakes can’t get big hit against Blackhawk
By George Guido
Throughout Blackhawk’s 14-year WPIAL baseball playoff run, the common thread has been pitching. Even with record-setting pitcher Brendan McKay graduating last year and now turning heads at Louisville, the Cougars are back. On Tuesday, it was sophomore John Pence who struck out nine Deer Lakes batters in 52⁄3 innings and quelled several ...
Top-seeded Fox Chapel boys volleyball team finds comfort zone
By Doug Gulasy
Fox Chapel’s seed in the WPIAL volleyball playoffs is new. Its position is entirely familiar. Although the Foxes were tabbed as the No. 1 seed for ...
A-K Valley WPIAL softball playoffs capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AAA First round No. 15 Knoch (8-8) v s. No. 2 Yough (1 4-3) 4 p.m. Wednesday at Latrobe Winner plays: No. 7 ...
Deer Lakes volleyball set for 1st-round matchup
By Tribune-Review
WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs Class AA first round No. 6 Deer Lakes (7-3) vs. No. 11 Keystone Oaks (8-7) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Deer Lakes Winner gets: No. 3 Beaver County Christian (8-2) Aces: This is a rematch from last season’s WPIAL first round, which Deer ...
A-K Valley WPIAL baseball playoff capsules
By Doug Gulasy
Class AAA First round No. 2 Knoch (15-2) vs. No. 15 Belle Vernon (9-7) 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: ...
A-K Valley softball teams using 2 pitchers more often
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Unlike baseball, which has rest rules for pitchers, softball has no such restrictions. The same girl could throw every inning of every game. “If you ...
Alle-Kiski softball teams lack experience against out-of-section foes
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Riverview’s Sadie Buchser and Jess Kelley of Freeport are used to travel softball where teams can play an excess of 50 games in one summer ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball playoffs
By Bill Hartlep
A preview of the 2015 WPIAL softball playoffs: CLASS AAAA Defending champion: Shaler The favorite: Hempfield topped No. 2 seed North Allegheny, 7-0, Wednesday night ...
HS highlight reel: WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings
By Tribune-Review
Hempfield (Class AAAA), Belle Vernon (AAA), Deer Lakes (AA) and Chartiers-Houston (A) earned the top seeds Thursday when the WPIAL released pairings for its postseason softball tournament. Play begins Monday with preliminary-round games and Tuesday and Wednesday with first-round games. All four WPIAL championship games are scheduled for May 28 at ...
Left-handers are playing leading role for trio of Alle-Kiski Valley teams
By Doug Gulasy
Deer Lakes pitcher Ryan Petrone checks the Section 5-AAA box scores regularly and not just to see how the Lancers are faring in the race ...
Knoch baseball team seizes section title by beating Deer Lakes
By George Guido
Even though the movie “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits the big screen this weekend, the Knoch baseball team wasn’t focused on avenging its only ...
High school notebook: Deer Lakes sophomore Lubick ahead of his years
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It’s not often a high school baseball team names a sophomore as its captain. But Deer Lakes coach Jon Pedrosky said 10th-grader Zach Lubick deserved ...
Alle-Kiski Valley track and field honor roll
By Tribune-Review
Track honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Brandon Hochbein, Freeport (52.68) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:22) • 3,200: Jacob Halasowski, Fox Chapel (9:45.16) • 110 hurdles: Jace Roundtree, Kiski Area (14.6) • 300 hurdles: Brandon ...
No. 1 Deer Lakes breezes past Freeport
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Teammates say Rachel Tanilli can run like the wind. But she also can use the wind to her advantage. The Deer Lakes junior right fielder ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Morgan Pierce, Deer Lakes’ Mark Febinger
By William Whalen
Morgan Pierce School: Leechburg Class: Freshman Sport: Softball Report card: The 5-foot-2 pitcher began the season with a 6-1 record with her only loss ...

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