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Leader Times notebook: Armstrong’s spring teams heading south

By Matt Grubba
While many of the new school’s other teams will go west, Armstrong’s spring teams are headed south. The WPIAL unveiled sections for 2016 spring sports earlier this week, and the Riverhawks’ baseball and softball teams are scheduled for plenty of trips into and through Westmoreland County during their inaugural seasons. Armstrong baseball ...
Guido: Long road trips await Armstrong teams next spring
By George Guido
The new Armstrong High School spring sports teams ought to get away game buses with plenty of traveling music piped in. Some long road trips will be in the offing as the Riverhawks make their 2016 debut, particularly in baseball and softball. Armstrong was placed in spring sports sections Monday night ...
Ford City, Kittanning athletes represent schools’ last time at PIAA track meet
By Matt Grubba
Blair Willyard and Nick Bowers have a chance to make the PIAA medal stand the final stop for Ford City and Kittanning athletics. The seniors will ...
Three Kittanning-area athletes win at WPIAL Class AA track and field meet
By Matt Grubba
It was a golden day for a trio of local athletes Kittanning’s Nick Bowers, Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Freeport’s Dylan Hochbein won events at the ...
Kittanning shut out by West Allegheny
By Matt Grubba
When big plays needed to be made, West Allegheny showed why it’s the defending WPIAL champ. Nick Wiethorn drove in four runs with a 4-for-4 performance, ...
A-K Valley WPIAL baseball playoff capsules
By Doug Gulasy
Class AAA First round No. 2 Knoch (15-2) vs. No. 15 Belle Vernon (9-7) 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: ...
Kittanning, Ford City seeking 1st-round upsets
By Matt Grubba
If Kittanning or Ford City is to extend their final baseball season, it will require a first-round upset. The Wildcats’ loss in their section finale proved ...
Gorman: Last hero of a lost rivalry
By Kevin Gorman
Zane Dudek saw the sign and broke out in the biggest smile, as the third-base coach waved him home. His inside-the-park home run was a ...
VND Spotlight athletes: Sam Keibler, Taylor Killmeyer
By William Whalen
Sam Keibler School: Kittanning Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: The standout second baseman was batting .458 with 13 RBIs and 17 runs scored through ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Kittanning gets win in swan song
By Staff Reports
The final girls athletic event between Ford City and Kittanning went to the Wildcats. Behind a six-run first inning, Kittanning (8-7, 7-6) defeated Ford City, 9-6, on Tuesday in a Section 3-AA game. The two schools will consolidate into Armstrong High School on July 1. “Our goal was to get a strong ...
Kittanning baseball beats Ford City in rivalry’s final game
By Matt Grubba
With a fly ball off the bat of Ford City’s Anthony Falsetti into the glove of Kittanning center fielder Brady Crissman, the Armstrong County rivalry ...
Kittanning softball team defeats Ford City in teams’ final meeting
By George Guido
Kittanning won the final girls athletic event against Ford City, 9-6, on Tuesday in a Section 3-AA softball game at Manorville Field. The victory pushed the Wildcats one game over .500 (8-7, 7-6). Kittanning will face West Shamokin at home Wednesday in the softball program’s final game. Both schools will combine July ...
Throwers fare well at Pine-Richland meet
By Staff Report
Armstrong County displayed some throwing power at this year’s Pine-Richland Invitational. Kittanning’s Nick Bowers, Ford City’s Blair Willyard and Karns City’s Maverick Kelsea captured first place in their respective events at the annual meet Friday at Pine-Richland. Bowers won the boys shot put with a heave of 49 feet, 7 inches, and ...
Surging Burrell softball locks up playoff spot
By Matt Grubba
The turnaround for Burrell softball is complete. Krista York homered, Abby Nitkowski drove in three runs, and Brittany Dunn’s second RBI single ended the game for the Bucs, who clinched a playoff spot with a Section 3-AA win over Kittanning, 10-0, in five innings at Bon Air Elementary School on ...
Kittanning, Ford City square off for final time in track
By Matt Grubba
It lacked the fanfare or the hostility of the final games in football and basketball, but the Kittanning/Ford City rivalry moved one step closer to ...
Kittanning baseball eyes 1st section title since 1993
By Matt Grubba
As Kittanning High School winds into its final weeks, an unexpected candidate to add to the school’s championship banners has emerged. The Wildcats baseball team is ...
High school notebook: Final Kittanning-Ford City game rescheduled
By Matt Grubba
The Kittanning/Ford City rivalry now is scheduled for a swan song under the lights. The nonsection baseball matchup between the Wildcats and Sabers, which is the final scheduled meeting between the schools in any sport, has been moved to a 7 p.m. start May 5 at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler. The ...
VND high school notebook: Kittanning’s Bowers pulls out of all-star game
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kittanning senior football standout Nick Bowers dropped out of the 14th annual PSFCA East-West All-Star Game on May 3 at Downingtown High School. Bowers, a ...
Resilient Kittanning softball steals one from Ford City
By Matt Grubba
Wild pitch walk-offs are becoming a Kittanning tradition. Just as their baseball team did Monday against Yough, the Wildcats’ softball team notched a comeback win when ...
Guido: Armstrong athletic facilities get face-lift
By George Guido
Scholastic sports facilities related to the new Armstrong High School will be getting an orange-and-blue makeover. The school board awarded painting contracts Monday to two ...
Kittanning baseball finally plays at home field, edges Yough, 3-2
By Matt Grubba
A 24-day wait to play its first home game was worth it for the Kittanning baseball team. Nash Matson scored from third base on a wild ...
Leader Times high school notebook: Kittanning, Ford City to end rivalry on diamond
By Matt Grubba
It’s almost time for the Kittanning-Ford City rivalry’s curtain call. With as much fanfare as there was surrounding the schools’ final football and basketball games, it will be on the diamond that the Wildcats and Sabers compete for the final time. Kittanning is scheduled to host the final meeting between the ...
Freeport wins innings, game against Kittanning, 7-3
By Matt Grubba
The Freeport softball team bounced back from its first loss by handing Kittanning its first defeat. Yellowjackets pitcher Jess Kelley struck out seven and helped her own cause with a two-run triple to give Freeport a 7-3 Section 3-AA win over Kittanning on Wednesday at Jud Field. Morgan McCarthy went 4 ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Kittanning softball team edges Valley
By Staff Reports
Kittanning committed eight errors Monday, but a timely miscue by Valley allowed the Wildcats to win. Ali Bowers scored the winning run on a throwing error ...
Montgomery’s 3s help team to Cager Classic win
By George Guido
Coming down the stretch in the Cager Classic girls all-star event at Highlands High School on Saturday night, the East team needed a lift to ...

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