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High school notebook: Armstrong, Freeport know playoff opponents

By Matt Grubba 12:02 a.m.
With a new format for the PIHL tournament, the two local teams already know their first matchups with the regular season still in progress. Armstrong will ...
Armstrong boys bowling team comes up short in WPIBL championship
By Matt Grubba
Armstrong’s first crack at a major team bowling title in 2015 fell just short. Fresh off a Section 2 title, the Riverhawks placed fourth at this year’s Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League Boys Championship on Wednesday at New Great Valley Lanes in North Versailles. Armstrong finished with 3,022 pins, which trailed only ...
Armstrong boys, girls bowling teams make quick ascent into WPIBL powers
By Matt Grubba
In two seasons, Armstrong bowling has gone from a start-up program to a two-team title contender. The new school’s boys and girls teams both have a shot to claim Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League crowns this week when the boys championship is held Wednesday at New Great Valley Lanes in ...
Kittanning’s Robb pins way to WPIAL title
By Bill West
Each match in the WPIAL Class AA individual championships lasted a little longer than the previous one for Kittanning junior 220-pounder Jacob Robb, but all ...
West Shamokin’s Glover gets to WPIAL Class AA wrestling semifinals for first time
By Bill West
He knew tougher tests are ahead, but West Shamokin senior Brenden Glover still left South Fayette High School on Friday night with the sensation that ...
Armstrong hockey team suffers crucial 3-2 loss to Shaler
By Staff Reports
A late comeback for Armstrong fell short, which puts the conference title out of reach. David Contrael scored a power-play goal in the final minute for Armstrong, but the Riverhawks fell to Shaler, 3-2, in a Class AA game Thursday at the Belmont Ice Complex. Alex Ficorelli scored two goals, including the ...
HS highlight reel: WPIAL approves winter alignments
By Chris Harlan
Armstrong’s boys and girls basketball teams both will compete in Section 2-AAAA next season, the WPIAL decided Monday. The WPIAL board of directors approved section alignments for winter sports in the 2015-16 school year. The WPIAL won’t fully realign sections until next year, but had to make a few changes ...
Kittanning’s Robb wins 3rd section title as Wildcats crowd medal stand
By Doug Gulasy
Jake Robb wrestled just two matches at the Section 3-AA individual tournament Saturday, but both came with a significant reward. Kittanning’s junior 220-pounder earned his 100th career victory with a pin of Indiana’s Jordan Smith in the semifinals, then claimed his third section title with a 10-2 major decision ...
High school wrestling notebook: Trio seek to defend section titles
By Doug Gulasy
With the team wrestling season over, focus will shift to the individual portion of the campaign. WPIAL individual season will get underway this weekend with Class AA sectionals. The Section 3-AA tournament, featuring Burrell, Highlands, Kittanning, Riverview and Valley, will begin 11 a.m. Saturday at Avonworth. The top five wrestlers in each ...
Leader-Times notebook: Armstrong players make impact
By Matt Grubba
Armstrong hockey’s scoring touch rubbed off on its all-star teammates. Riverhawks forward Christian Miller was one of six players with goals for the Eastern Conference, which ...
Ford City girls win final home game
By George Guido
Ford City won its final girls basketball home game in school history Thursday with a 39-21 triumph over longtime rival Kittanning at Red Mihalik Gym. The ...
Armstrong County football players make it official, sign with colleges
By Matt Grubba
A bumper crop of local football talent had area schools’ fax machines working early Wednesday morning. Kittanning’s Nick Bowers, Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton, Karns City’s Logan ...
Hampton girls overwhelm Kittanning in Section 1-AAA clash
By Matt Grubba
Hampton never gave Kittanning a chance to get started. The Talbots scored the first 10 points, and their full-court press led to 21 steals in a ...
Armstrong scores late, topples Plum
By Matt Grubba
With a big third period, Armstrong made sure its senior night didn’t turn into another senior nightmare. Christian Miller scored twice, and Josh Oliver added ...
McGuffey tops Kittanning to reach WPIAL wrestling semifinals
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning’s final wrestling season — the team portion, at least — ends with the Wildcats again being WPIAL quarterfinalists. The Wildcats reached the quarterfinals for the ...
Kittanning’s Bowers changes commitment from Pitt to Penn State
By Matt Grubba 1:40 a.m.
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 ...

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