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A-K Valley high school football notebook: Kiski Area chooses starting quarterback

Football season opens Friday night with the mysterious Week Zero, but there no longer is any mystery as to who will start at quarterback for ...

Alle-Kiski Valley teams split on Week Zero

When it came time to decide whether to play a scrimmage or full-fledged game in the new "Week Zero," Springdale football coach Dave Leasure left ...

Highlands senior DeZort hopes to draw looks from Division I recruiters

If Mitch DeZort had to put together a scouting report on himself — something he has thought about doing before — the Highlands senior football ...

Highlands football notebook: Martinka seeks breakout year

A rash of injuries have tried to keep Dom Martinka down. A broken leg. A dislocated ankle. Last year he was wheelchair-bound for weeks. And ...

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 ...

A-K Valley signal-callers with varying styles set to lead teams

Brayden Thimons knows his Highlands football. He has followed recent team history with a careful curiosity, and always with an eye toward the future — ...

Highlands set to hit the road in new class

A long, meandering road awaits Highlands. GPS in hand, the Golden Rams will make lengthy road trips to play some of the most competitive teams in ...

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 ...

Storylines abound as A-K Valley football teams enter new-look WPIAL

High school football's motor will rumble to life Monday when training camps open around the Alle-Kiski Valley and WPIAL. A new season is about to ...

Football recruits waver on quick college commitments

Duane Brown stood with his teammates in a summer downpour Thursday at Kiski Area during the second annual A-K Challenge 7-on-7 competition. Only Brown wasn't ...

Highlands LB Thimons commits to RMU

Brayden Thimons said he wanted to wait until after this season to commit to a college, but the rising senior from Highlands pulled a quarterback ...

Despite 8th-inning rally, Kiski Valley falls in Region 7 title game

BEDFORD — Sometimes an errant throw can swing the momentum in baseball, and that was the case in Wednesday's Pennsylvania American Legion Region 7 tournament ...

Highlands soccer standout Bengel chooses Pitt

Alexis Bengel is proof that college coaches nowadays pay more attention to club soccer and advanced academies than they do high school teams. Love it ...

Guido: Basketball rivals Hampton, Highlands to continue longtime series

After years as section rivals, Hampton and Highlands still will be meeting on the basketball floor. The two are aligned in different sections for the ...

A-K Valley HS notebook: Valley football players to continue careers in college

When Muzzy Colosimo took over the Valley football program in 2014, his top priority was to help the program win. But a very close second ...

Highlands swimmer Bonnett chases Rio dream

Bailey Bonnett's past year went by in a blur, the months spent criss-crossing the country to compete in so many prestigious swimming meets that she ...

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 ...

Former Highlands, Duquesne standout Mason will play pro basketball in Belgium

Setting lofty goals is nothing new to Micah Mason. When he was in sixth grade at Highlands, he ventured out to start for the varsity team. ...

Bonislawski named football coach at Riverview

Riverview High School on Monday night hired former Highlands and UConn quarterback Matt Bonislawski as its head football coach. Bonislawski, 32, replaces Jason Cappa ...

Valley high school notebook: Recruiting heats up for Highlands duo of Dezort, Thimons

It should be a busy summer for Highlands football players Brayden Thimons and Mitch DeZort. The incoming seniors — two of the Alle-Kiski Valley's top ...

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 ...

Valley high school track notebook: Highlands' Martinka goes from wheelchair to state-bound

At this time last season, Dom Martinka was bound to a wheelchair. Now the Highlands junior is bound for Shippensburg. Martinka qualified for this weekend's PIAA ...

A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Highlands' Dom Martika, Leechburg's Kristen Knapp

Dom Martinka School: Highlands Class: Junior Sport: Track and field Report card: Because of a broken leg and dislocated ankle he suffered during football conditioning ...


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