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Switalski memorial game continues to flourish in 4th year

Joe Switalski grew up in West Deer and played baseball with his younger brother, James. So baseball seems like the perfect way to honor the ...

The Birdie: Move to six classes, 'Week Zero' do more harm than good

Last season: 97-19 (.836) Twitter: @TheBirdie_VND The Birdie begins the season with his wing in a sling — from a game of Pokemon ...

Plenty of personnel changes for Deer Lakes

Steve Sciullo never has backed down from a challenge as coach at Deer Lakes. Now in his third year, however, Sciullo may face his biggest ...

Transfer Fleming takes the reins as Deer Lakes' new qB

To quarterback David Fleming, it's like he never left. After spending his first three years of high school at Vincentian Academy, Fleming has returned home ...

Deer Lakes football notebook: Big role for versatile Spirnock

Jake Spirnock will help ease the loss of productive running back Hunter Burns — and he might do so in a variety of ways. Spirnock, a ...

Class AAA golfers vie for chance to play in WPIAL finals at Oakmont

Drake Neumann isn't in awe of Oakmont Country Club like other high school golfers might be. Don't get him wrong: He respects the club greatly ...

Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Apollo-Ridge's Neal showcases talent in Bradenton

Recent Apollo-Ridge graduate Brady Neal returned last week from Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla., where the catcher took part in the Baseball Factory National World ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Liotta still on the move

Shawn Liotta has about 125,000 miles on his 2012 Chrysler 200. He said he's had four sets of tires put on the vehicle since he ...

Deer Lakes senior Palmiere overcomes blood clots to play again

Billy Palmiere might never know what caused the six blood clots to form in his left lung last fall. Physical discomfort was followed by unnerving fear. The ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: QB Fleming returns to Deer Lakes

Deer Lakes has to rebuild its offense after the departure of star running back Hunter Burns and the team's "Jolly Green Giants" front line, a ...

Deer Lakes' Taliani named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Maria Taliani DEER LAKES, SENIOR, LEFT FIELD After her historic, three-home-run, seven-RBI performance in last year's WPIAL Class AA championship game ...

Freeport's Pastorek named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Nathan Pastorek FREEPORT, SENIOR, PITCHER Nathan Pastorek's Freeport jersey number came via process of elimination. As a freshman on the Yellowjackets' 2013 ...

A-K Valley pair earn all-state honors

While the local softball postseason ended earlier than any other had in the A-K Valley since 2006, individual talent from the area still was recognized ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Former NFL lineman brings youth camp to area

Former Robert Morris and Detroit Lions lineman A.J. Dalton is bringing his knowledge of football to the Alle-Kiski Valley. Dalton is hosting a free youth camp ...

Saegertown too much for Deer Lakes in PIAA opener

MEADVILLE — The first PIAA volleyball playoff appearance for Deer Lakes in four seasons was a short one. The Lancers bowed out with a 3-1 loss ...

Deer Lakes volleyball to meet Saegertown in PIAA 1st round

Class AA PIAA first round Deer Lakes (14-4) vs. Saegertown (14-1) 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Meadville High School Coaches: Zak Roberts, Deer Lakes; Justin ...

Deer Lakes rallies past Montour for final spot in PIAA Class AA tournament

After losing the first set, Deer Lakes started the second set strong and eventually earned the final PIAA Class AA volleyball berth with a 3-1 ...

A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Deer Lakes' Tyler Osselborn, Highlands' Jocelyn Gillette

Tyler Osselborn School: Deer Lakes Class: Sophomore Sport: Volleyball Report card: The 6-foot-4 outside hitter has played a key role for the Lancers, who won ...

WPIAL Class AA consolation volleyball capsule: Deer Lakes vs. Montour

Class AA consolation No. 3 Deer Lakes (13-4) vs. No. 5 Montour (8-5) 8 p.m. Friday at Baldwin Coaches: Zak Roberts, Deer Lakes; Mike ...

Beaver County Christianvolleyball team continues to vex Deer Lakes in playoffs

Deer Lakes has lost to Beaver County Christian in the WPIAL Class AA volleyball playoffs three out of the past four seasons. That includes Tuesday's 3-0 ...

Deer Lakes volleyball falls in straight sets to BCCS

Early in its WPIAL semifinal match, it looked like Deer Lakes finally might have the right solution to its persistent postseason problem with Beaver County ...

Deer Lakes volleyball out for revenge against playoff nemesis Beaver County Christian

Beaver County Christian has knocked Deer Lakes out of the WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs two of the last three years, including a 3-1 win over ...

Laurel freshman pitcher Ruperto stymies defending WPIAL champion Deer Lakes

Just like that, much earlier than in the past, it's time to the roll the credits on softball season at Deer Lakes. Before another trip to ...

A-K Valley softball quarterfinal playoff capsules

Class AA Quarterfinals No. 2 Deer Lakes (16-4) vs. No. 7 Laurel (15-4) 4 p.m. Monday at Seneca Valley • Coaches: Craig ...

Deer Lakes volleyball, softball shine at this time of year

In many ways, this time of year at Deer Lakes is no different than at any other school. There's prom, concerts, finals, even a little ...


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