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Knoch’s stellar ‘D’ sets tone in 6th straight shutout

By Doug Gulasy
With its two biggest section games of the season looming later this week, Knoch wanted to keep its hot streak going Tuesday night against Deer …
Deer Lakes soccer coach can relate to his players
By Doug Gulasy
It’s only been seven years since Josh Potter last suited up for the Deer Lakes High School soccer team. But even though he finds himself …
Romanchak wrecks Deer Lakes’ evening in Freeport’s 34-14 victory
By D.j. Vasil
One thing was clear during Freeport and Deer Lakes’ Allegheny Conference matchup Friday night: Yellowjackets quarterback Andrew Romanchak was in control. Romanchak picked apart the Deer Lakes’ defense with short and quick passes, finishing 18 of 25 for 190 yards and a touchdown as Freeport (2-1, 2-1) defeated Deer Lakes …
Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Deer Lakes’ Joe Dillner, Springdale’s Jillian Henley
By Alex Novickoff
Joe Dillner School: Deer Lakes Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Report card: Dillner has scored six goals and helped Deer Lakes win the season-opening Avonworth Tournament. …
Alle-Kiski roundup: Deer Lakes boys soccer posts another shutout win
By Staff Reports
Deer Lakes was shut out of the WPIAL boys soccer rankings this week, but that hasn’t stopped the Lancers from shutting out opponents. Deer Lakes …
Big plays propel No. 6 Highlands past Deer Lakes
By Doug Gulasy
Highlands’ defense and special teams are doing their best to keep up with the offense’s scoring pace. Both units scored touchdowns for the second straight …
Alle-Kiski soccer notebook: Area teams begin section play this week
By Doug Gulasy
After the opening weekend of the 2014 WPIAL soccer season, Alle-Kiski Valley teams will begin section play this week. The majority of boys teams will play their section openers Tuesday, and most girls teams will play Wednesday. The Highlands girls will play their section opener Tuesday against Mars. “There’s a …
Deer Lakes golf team winning with a workmanlike approach
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Some of the best golf teams in the WPIAL have players who grew up playing country clubs, some who still belong to them. Fox Chapel …
QB leads Kittanning to season-opening victory over Deer Lakes
By D.j. Vasil
Kittanning quarterback Braydon Toy put on a show at Lancers Stadium Friday night. The senior dual-threat quarterback rolled up 303 total yards as Kittanning showed …
Former NFL lineman hopes to change direction at Deer Lakes
By Bill West
First-year coach Steve Sciullo has no desire to subdue the growing confidence and enthusiasm among his Deer Lakes players, but every once in a while, …
Deer Lakes playmaker Burns hopes to come out hot
By Bill West
Hunter Burns’ surname change while in elementary school led to more play-on-words opportunities for those who observed his athleticism. The Deer Lakes student-athlete knew he …
Softball players earn all-state honors
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year Jordan Seneca of Plum and first-team all-star pitcher Tiffany Edwards of Deer Lakes were honored with all-state …
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception …
Travel softball players willing to sacrifice summer activities to showcase talent
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There’s a reason it’s called travel softball. Miles are just a number for the players, coaches and followers who flock from town to town and …
Guido: Mother Nature gets another laugh in wild ’14 season
By George Guido
Only in 2014 can you have a high school baseball game called off because of flooded dugouts. After a spring filled with rain-outs, snow-outs, mini-blizzards, …
Errors costly for Deer Lakes softball team in PIAA loss
By George Guido
After being shut out in the WPIAL championship game, Deer Lakes went back to their accustomed offensive prowess Monday. But errors proved to be the Lancers undoing as Wilmington took advantage of six Deer Lakes miscues for a come-from-behind, 8-7 victory in an PIAA Class AA opening-round playoff game at …
PIAA Class AA softball capsule
By Tribune-Review
PIAA Class AA softball playoffs First round Deer Lakes (18-1) vs. Wilmington (16-3) 4:30 p.m. Monday at  Penn State Behrend Winner plays Bald Eagle (19-4)/Seton-La …
Deer Lakes softball team remains focused after WPIAL title-game loss
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Tears welled up in the eyes of Deer Lakes senior first baseman Sierra Sarver, her voice weakening a bit, as she gave am interview following …
Deer Lakes-Beaver notebook: Bobcats use ‘small ball’ to perfection
By George Guido
The Beaver Bobcats took “small ball” to another level in Thursday’s 2-0 victory over Deer Lakes in the WPIAL Class AA softball title game. The …
Beaver wins its 1st WPIAL Class AA softball championship
By Bill Beckner Jr.
CALIFORNIA — Beaver sophomore pitcher Casey Farkasovsky was glad to see three full fan buses arrive early for the WPIAL Class AA softball championship game …
Senior Sarver leads undefeated Deer Lakes into 3rd straight WPIAL final
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Sierra Sarver has been a WPIAL championship hero, a three-time section champion and has only witnessed nine losses in 78 games as a member of …
Miscues cost Deer Lakes berth in PIAA baseball playoffs
By Bill West
The waiting game between Deer Lakes’ and Quaker Valley’s baseball teams ended with a wild pitch. Two programs reliant on stubbornly solid defenses squared off in the WPIAL Class AA consolation game Tuesday evening, and breakdowns — though rare — determined the outcome. Freshman courtesy runner Jack Hendricks raced to …
Deer Lakes meets Beaver in battle of unbeatens for softball title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When Deer Lakes played Beaver in the WPIAL softball semifinals last season, Beaver jumped on Tiffany Edwards’ pitching early and built a seven-run lead after …
Breaking down the WPIAL softball championships
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA Canon-McMillan vs. Shaler 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 Canon-McMillan (18-3) Coach: Michele Moeller No. Name Pos. Yr. 0 Linda Rush SS So. 34 Brittney Crawford LF Fr. 13 Abby McCartney CF Jr. 8 Olivia …
WPIAL baseball consolation game preview capsules
By Tribune-Review
WPIAL baseball Consolation games Class AA No. 5 Deer Lakes (16-5) vs. No. 2 Quaker Valley (17-3) 4 p.m. Tuesday at W&J’s Ross Memorial Park Winner plays: the District 6 champion in PIAA first round Extra bases: Both teams lost heartbreakers in the semifinals, as Deer Lakes squandered a lead …

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