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High school notebook: WPIAL adjusts to accommodate Armstrong merger

By Chris Harlan
To accommodate the Ford City-Kittanning merger, the WPIAL slightly altered four football conferences and will schedule games next season with the City League. The WPIAL Board ...
Robb leads strong showing by Kittanning wrestlers at King of the Mountain
By Matt Grubba
In the preseason, Kittanning wrestling coach Brandon Newill said he wanted to see star junior Jacob Robb in the top three of every tournament. By that measure, Robb is 2 for 2. Robb reached the 220-pound final before suffering his first loss of the season in a difficult field at the ...
Through the years: Ken High, Apollo go out in style
By George Guido
With Kittanning and Ford City high schools closing out their football histories, the Valley News Dispatch is taking a look back at the final games ...
Ford City ends rivalry with Kittanning by securing 3OT victory
By Matt Grubba
More than 100 years of basketball between Ford City and Kittanning never had produced a game quite like this. Brandon Heilman’s put-back with less than 40 ...
Kittanning, Ford City meet for final time on hardwood
By Matt Grubba
Less than two months after the curtain fell on their football rivalry, Kittanning and Ford City are prepared to meet one final time on the ...
Familiar names dot Armstrong coaching roster
By Matt Grubba
Armstrong High School has a lot of familiar names among its first set of coaches. Kittanning football coach Frank Fabian and Ford City volleyball coach Andrea ...
Kittanning girls basketball team edges Clarion, 29-28
By Matt Grubba
During a game in which both teams struggled to score, Kittanning’s man-to-man defense made enough plays to come out on top. The Wildcats scored the only ...
Armstrong loses, Freeport wins in hockey doubleheader
By Matt Grubba
Armstrong hockey knew it would be short-handed, but the team still put up quite a fight. Backup goalie Jacob Lorigan made 45 saves, but Moon scored four times in the final period for a 4-2 win over the Riverhawks in the second game of a varsity doubleheader Thursday at Belmont Complex. David ...
With 3-time state champ Nolf gone, Kittanning needs leaders to emerge
By Matt Grubba
With the most decorated wrestler in the history of Armstrong County graduated, the opportunity is there for new stars to emerge. The Kittanning wrestling team ...
Armstrong bowlers set lofty goals
By Matt Grubba
The first team to claim a trophy for Armstrong High School is out to add to its collection. Though only a club team, the Armstrong bowling team got off to a flying start in its first year and hopes to build on last year’s success during the 2014-15 WPIBL season. The Armstrong ...
Kittanning girls basketball team return its core
By Matt Grubba
There’s been a changing of the guard for Kittanning girls basketball. The Wildcats must replace 1,000-point scorer and four-year point guard starter Emily Knepshield, but with ...
Kittanning boys basketball shoots for 4th straight playoff trip in program’s final season
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning is aiming to add one more year to its recent good run in boys basketball. With three starters, including top scorer Noah Kunst, back from ...
Leader Times notebook: Online community holds buck pool
By Matt Grubba
Armstrong County-based Living4theoutdoors, an online community for hunters and fishermen, conducted its first buck pool during the recently concluded archery season with 125 local hunters ...
Ford City, Kittanning winter teams look forward to ‘last ride’ before school merger
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning billed its final football season as the “Last Ride.” That means Kittanning and Ford City’s winter sports teams could have called Monday the opening ...
Alle-Kiski high school notebook: Local athletes shatter school football records
By Bill Beckner Jr. 7:37 p.m.
Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Kittanning’s Nick Bowers, both Pitt recruits, would seem to be locks for the Big 33 All-Star football game but neither have been contacted nor invited to the game. The Big 33 has posted several prospect lists for potential players, but Tipton and Bowers have not been ...
Armstrong High School sorting through prospective varsity coaches
By Matt Grubba
With the school’s opening nine months away, Armstrong High School should have its first coaches in place by year’s end. A committee installed to select varsity head coaches for the new school will begin to interview candidates for fall sports positions next week, and their target is to have hiring recommendations ...
High school notebook: New school records established throughout Armstrong County
By Matt Grubba
The Ford City/Kittanning merger ensured that this would be a historic season for football in Armstrong County, but outstanding individual performers wrote entries into local ...
A-K Valley Spotlight Athletes: Justyne Lasher and Christian Miller
By Alex Novickoff
Justyne Lasher School: Ford City Sport: Volleball Class: Junior Report card: An outside hitter, Lasher helped lead Ford City to a WPIAL Class AA championship, ...
No. 2 Aliquippa hastens end of Kittanning football
By Matt Grubba
Aliquippa hopes to make history with a 16th WPIAL football title, but the Quips started the postseason by writing the final line in the Kittanning ...
The Leader: Week 10 offers lots of treats
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 7-0 (1.000) Season: 50-11 (.820) It’s Halloween on Friday, but it’s also playoff time, and The Leader prefers the tricks and ...
Kittanning football team hopes to prolong history, pull upset of Aliquippa
By Matt Grubba
An upset victim in the playoffs a year ago, Kittanning finds itself in a position where it needs a huge upset to continue its season ...
Kittanning plays No. 2 Aliquippa in 1st round of WPIAL football playoffs
By Matt Grubba
It’s Armstrong County vs. Beaver County in the WPIAL Class AA football playoffs. Kittanning will go on the road to face No. 2 Aliquippa, and sixth-seeded ...
Kittanning routs Ford City in rivalry’s final game
By Matt Grubba
With emotions on both sides at a fever pitch, Kittanning made their school’s home finale a game to remember. Senior quarterback Braydon Toy threw for ...
Kittanning-Ford City notebook: Late TD holds special meaning
By George Guido
It can be said Logan Slagle became the last Kittanning player to score a touchdown at Red Ullom Field. The senior receiver caught a 6-yard ...
Guido: Kittanning-Ford City rivalry packed with memories
By George Guido
Each Friday during the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are ...

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