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Kittanning’s Bowers changes commitment from Pitt to Penn State

By Matt Grubba
Almost a year to the day after initially making a college decision, Kittanning’s Nick Bowers has a new destination. Bowers made a verbal commitment to accept ...
Kittanning wrestlers get ready for final WPIAL Class AA tournament
By Matt Grubba
Fresh off another Section 3-AA runner-up finish, Kittanning wrestling will try its hand one final time in the WPIAL Class AA tournament. The Wildcats begin ...
Kittanning girls win, keep playoff hopes alive
By Matt Grubba
In need of a win to stay in the playoff hunt, Kittanning girls basketball finally got its first of 2015. Liz Delp had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats, who snapped an eight-game losing streak by grabbing a critical win at Knoch, 52-31, in Section 1-AAA play Thursday. Emily Klingensmith ...
Burrell wrestling captures 12th straight section crown
By Doug Gulasy
Faced with a game effort from Kittanning in the Section 3-AA team wrestling final, Burrell buckled down and did what it does best: won another championship. The Bucs won their 12th straight section title, pulling away late for a 43-30 victory over Kittanning on Wednesday night at South Allegheny. “The first hardware ...
Southmoreland boys basketball team stops Kittanning
By Jason Black
If the Southmoreland boys basketball team was being graded on its performance in Tuesday’s Section 3-AAA home game against Kittanning, the Scotties likely would have ...
Freshmen wrestlers help Alle-Kiski Valley teams maintain tradition
By Doug Gulasy
Corey Christie remembers watching Burrell wrestling teams from years past win WPIAL championships, and he made it his mission to contribute as soon as he ...
Notebook: Kittanning’s Bowers not ruling out Pitt
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Pitt still may be it for Kittanning senior tight end Nick Bowers. Bowers, who said he needed more time to make his college decision after initially ...
Kittanning wrestling team preps for playoffs by drubbing Indiana, 54-25
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning’s place in the team wrestling postseason already was clinched, and Joel Tack put an exclamation point on it. Tack took just 9 seconds to pin Indiana’s Ryan Palmer in the final contested bout of the night, and the Wildcats booked their spot in the Section 3-AA and WPIAL Class AA ...
West Shamokin’s strong start sets tone in win over Kittanning
By Matt Grubba
A dream start for West Shamokin was a nightmare for Kittanning. The Wolves held the Wildcats without a field goal for the first seven minutes and 10 seconds of the game and never trailed on their way to a Section 3-AAA win, 55-35, on Tuesday in Rural Valley. Zac Horner scored ...
Kittanning wrestler Robb quietly assumes leadership role
By Doug Gulasy
Jake Robb doesn’t think of himself as a leader on the Kittanning wrestling team, but sometimes his actions speak louder than his words. Like last ...
Ford City defense carries the day in win over Kittanning
By Matt Grubba
With how much both coaches like to base their teams around defense, it was no surprise that baskets were hard to come by between Ford ...
Kittanning volleyball coach Klingensmith takes pregnant pause
By Matt Grubba
Kara Klingensmith wasn’t expecting to get the Armstrong volleyball coach job. Instead, there’s something much bigger she’s expecting. Klingensmith, Kittanning’s volleyball coach the past six ...
Mt. Pleasant edges turnover-prone Kittanning in OT
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning hoped to hold on for a win against Mt. Pleasant, but the Wildcats had a hard time just holding on to the ball. Senior guard Zach D’Amico scored seven of his 14 points in overtime for Mt. Pleasant, which took 23 turnovers by the Wildcats and turned it into a ...
Burrell wrestlers rally past Kittanning to stay unbeaten in section
By Matt Grubba
It ended as a comfortable win for Burrell, but for more than half the match, the scoreboard showed Kittanning with the edge over the local ...
Guido: Final countdown is on for historic gymnasiums
By George Guido
Once our Eastern European friends are finished with their Christmas celebrations today, the holiday season will be over, and it will be time to look ...
PIHL teams weather extended layoffs between games
By Matt Grubba
With the holiday season over, it should be time for hockey season to get restarted. For Armstrong and Freeport, however, the wait will be a bit ...
Leader Times notebook: Former Kittanning wrestling star Nolf keeps winning at Penn State
By Matt Grubba
Jason Nolf hasn’t been in the Penn State wrestling lineup as a freshman, but he’s continued the winning ways he began at Kittanning. Nolf has put together a 13-0 record this season, competing exclusively as an unattached wrestler, which means his matches have not been part of Penn State’s team score. ...
A look back at the Alle-Kiski Valley’s notable wins, losses
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Another championship for one of the WPIAL’s wrestling dynasties. The end of a storied football rivalry. Tearful goodbyes to a sophomore football player, “Big Jake” and ...
Freeport boys beat Kittanning for 2nd consecutive win
By Matt Grubba
After two straight games decided in the final seconds, Freeport put one away before the final quarter began. Josh Beale scored 22 points for the Yellowjackets, ...
Size, rebounding carry Knoch past Kittanning
By Doug Gulasy
The Knoch boys basketball team emphasizes rebounding in each practice. That extra work — and a notable size advantage — benefited the Knights on Friday ...
Leader Times 2014 High School Football All-Stars
By Matt Grubba
Player of the year Braydon Toy Kittanning, Senior, QB/DB, 5-foot-6, 140 pounds Much has been written about Kittanning quarterback Braydon Toy standing just 5-foot-6. ...
Prestigious Powerade tourney is year-round process
By Doug Gulasy
Tommy Dolde has plenty of good memories of the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament. As a wrestler at Connellsville during the 1980s, Dolde placed three times at ...
Valley wrestlers experience growing pains in loss to Kittanning
By Doug Gulasy
The Kittanning and Valley wrestling teams are dealing with inexperience this season, with early matches providing a chance to build. Both teams are hoping to use ...
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 ...

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