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Kittanning baseball scores 5 runs in 1 inning for win

By Matt Grubba
What looked like a rivalry game headed down to the wire ended up being a comfortable win for Kittanning. Andy Fennell threw six scoreless innings, …
Alle-Kiski Valley notebook: Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton gets offer from Toledo
By Bill West
Though considered a football player with Division I-level talent since his freshman season, Apollo-Ridge junior Tre Tipton fretted when spring came and he remained without …
Ding-A-Lings Sports Club honors state champ Nolf with commemorative sign
By Matt Grubba
Drivers cruising down Pa. Route 85 near Rural Valley might have noticed a bright new piece of signage along their route. Along a fence at …
Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton, Kittanning’s Knepshield named Leader Times Basketball Players of the Year
By Matt Grubba
Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton, Kittanning’s Emily Knepshield named Leader Times Basketball Players of the Year Boys player of the year Tre Tipton Apollo-Ridge Junior, Guard Of …
Kittanning baseball team’s rally falls short
By Matt Grubba
It may have been a setback to open section play, but Kittanning showed its ability to battle against Knoch. The Knights took an early lead, but Kittanning scored two runs and loaded the bases in the seventh inning before falling 6-3 to Knoch in a Section 5-AAA game Wednesday at …
Local baseball teams ready to resume schedule
By Matt Grubba
High school baseball season is almost three weeks old, but you’d never know it by looking at the standings. Rain, snow and a lack of clear days to allow fields to dry out have conspired to keep teams off the field. But with warmer, sunnier days in the forecast, local …
Kittanning’s Jason Nolf named Trib Total Media wrestler of the year
By Bill West
When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside …
Valley News Dispatch wrestling all-stars
By Bill West
When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside …
Redbank Valley outlasts Kittanning in softball opener
By Matt Grubba
The weather might keep softball teams off the field, but that just leaves extra time for the batting cages. Lauren Rearick scored on an error …
Kittanning’s Knepshield to play in Roundball Classic
By Tribune-Review
Kittanning senior basketball player Emily Knepshield was selected to play in the Roundball Classic all-star game on April 12 at Geneva College. A 5-foot-5 guard, Knepshield this season topped the 1,000-point mark for her career. She will play for the Class AAA all-stars against Class AAAA in the 4 p.m. …
Ford City, Fox Chapel connect at Classic skills event
By Matt Grubba
An FC connection was a winning combination to end the Cager Classic’s skills competition. Ford City’s Ally Cujas and Fox Chapel’s Brian Papich combined for …
Ex-Kittanning forward closes out RMU career in NCAA Tournament
By Matt Grubba
Britta Emberg’s college basketball career has had a tough final season, but it will come to an end on her sport’s big stage. Emberg, a …
Realignment juggles A-K Valley baseball, softball teams
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The WPIAL baseball and softball seasons are just beginning, but some coaches already are thinking about next year with the 2015-16 realignment coming out earlier this week. The most notable local baseball changes are in Class AAA, where Deer Lakes and Freeport move up from Class AA, while Kittanning gets …
Kittanning softball team covets playoff berth after 2013’s near-miss
By Matt Grubba
One year after a four-team tiebreaker left Kittanning out of the WPIAL softball playoffs, the Wildcats are ready to avoid that scenario this year. The …
Cager Classic will be last game for many local players
By Matt Grubba
Some of the area’s top basketball seniors will take the court one last time this weekend. The 18th annual Cager Classic takes place Friday and …
Armstrong bowling team gets 2 top-10 finishes
By Staff Reports
Armstrong’s first high school bowling season concluded with a pair of top-10 finishes. Jared Shaner placed sixth in the singles event, and Armstrong’s boys team was seventh in the team event at the Pennsylvania state championships, which were held Friday and Saturday at North Versailles Bowling Center. Shaner, a junior …
Freeport’s Otwell places 7th in IM
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Freeport senior Bria Otwell has her own unique way of doing things. Swimming happens to be one of those activities. “I’ve found a new approach to swimming: to not be so dead-on serious,” Otwell said. Otwell takes her swimming serious enough, as evidenced by the seventh-place finish she …
Armstrong suffers setback in PIHL semifinal
By Jason Orfao
Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for Armstrong in the first period of its PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA semifinal against Erie Cathedral …
A-K Valley PIHL semifinal capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AA Semifinals Armstrong (17-5-1) vs.  Erie Cathedral Prep (17-4-2) 7 p.m., Tuesday at RMU Island Sports Center Winner plays: Bishop Canevin/Hampton winner Players to …
Nolf’s lone career loss serves as catalyst for continued excellence
By Bill West
HERSHEY — No participant in this past weekend’s PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships performed better than Kittanning senior 145-pounder Jason Nolf, who received the …
Armstrong boys win bowling regional
By Staff Reports
It only took one season for Armstrong bowling to reach the top. The Riverhawks boys team captured its first trophy and extended its inaugural season by winning the Pennsylvania Western Regional Team Championship on Saturday at the North Versailles Bowling Center. Armstrong finished with a score of 3,993 from five …
Armstrong hockey advances to Penguins Cup semifinals in 1st year
By Joe Sager
Armstrong’s players united for one goal: a state championship. The Riverhawks hope to take another step toward it when they face Erie Cathedral Prep at …
Valley wrestlers take unprecedented step at PIAA tournament
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Though none of the three stood as high as they’d hoped on the PIAA Class AA medal stand, Valley seniors Marcus Davenport, Patrick Dewitt and Terrell Fields collectively pushed the Vikings wrestling program to an unprecedented height at the individual championships Saturday at Giant Center. For the first …
Led by Kittanning’s Nolf, 3 locals win Class AA state wrestling titles
By Bill West
HERSHEY — A force on the mat like few to ever come through the WPIAL, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf showcased one of his other great …
Kittanning’s Nolf 1 win away from 3rd PIAA title
By Bill West
HERSHEY — Required to return to his corner to deal with blood trickling from his nose during his semifinal-round bout in the PIAA Class AA …

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