Highlands Sports

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 ...

A-K Valley roundup: Highlands baseball snaps 7-game skid

Highlands baseball closed the season on a powerful note. Nick Cichello singled four times and drove in four runs as Highlands beat next-door neighbor St. Joseph, ...

Highlands softball team's playoff hopes squashed after loss to Mars

Highlands will fall short in its quest to return to the WPIAL softball playoffs. The Golden Rams dropped a 4-2 decision to Mars on Tuesday afternoon ...

Guido: Former Highlands coach Rinaldi dies at age 90

Apollo native and former Highlands football coach Al Rinaldi died last week in Richmond, Va., at age 90. He compiled an overall coaching record of ...

Highlands hoops eyes Disney World

Highlands made the WPIAL basketball finals this past season and even though the Golden Rams didn't win a championship, they still might be going to ...

Knoch softball completes sweep of Highlands

Knoch's Jessi Reed picked a good time to hit her first home run of the season. Reed's two-run drive over the left-field fence in the ...

High school notebook: Bats booming for Highlands softball team

Highlands' strong point this season was supposed to be its pitching, and while that area has been strong with sophomore Emily Cochran and junior Maddie ...

Highlands coach Stoczynski enjoys leading Class AAA team at Roundball Classic

After coaching against Mars standouts John Castello and Christian Schmitt 10 times over the past four seasons, Highlands coach Tyler Stoczynski finally got a chance ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Roundball Classic rolls around

Basketball season finally will conclude for several local players this weekend at the Roundball Classic all-star games at Geneva. Highlands had the most A-K Valley representatives ...

Spotlight athletes: Highlands' Eric Huet, St. Joseph's Anna Swierczewski

Eric Huet School: Highlands Class: Senior Sport: Tennis Report card: A three-year starter for the Golden Rams, Huet advanced to the WPIAL Class AA ...

Spotlight athletes: Kiski Area's Nick Sofaly, Highlands' Emily Cochran

Nick Sofaly School: Kiski Area Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: Described by Kiski Area coach Joe Culler as the "consummate teammate and team leader," ...

A-K Valley roundup: Kuniak sparks Highlands to victory

After a two-game slide, the Highlands softball team needed a victory to avoid a downward cycle. Katelyn Kuniak almost hit for the cycle as the Golden ...

Former Highlands basketball star Mason has options post-Duquesne

Micah Mason is ready to take the next step in his basketball life. He just isn't sure what that step will be. The NBA? Could happen ...

Highlands' Nee, Burrell's Myers named Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year

Valley News Dispatch Boys Player of the Year JAMISON NEE Highlands 6-0, Sr., G When he discovered Highlands had made the WPIAL ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Roundball Classic rosters out

Highlands senior basketball standout Jamison Nee will get to play with his coach and a former teammate one more time. Nee was selected to play in ...


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