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Wildcats return their 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.
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 ...
Leader Times notebook: Tickets going fast for FC-Kittanning series finale
By Matt Grubba
The final football game between Kittanning and Ford City has been billed as a major community event, and advance ticket sales indicate that will be ...
Top-seeded Freeport slips past Kittanning
By Matt Grubba
The start to Freeport’s WPIAL title defense wasn’t flawless, but it was effective. Zoe Pawlak had a match-high 17 kills and seven blocks to lead the ...
The Leader eager for Kittanning finale
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 5-2 (.714) Season: 43-11 (.796) After saying farewell to Ford City at home last week, now it’s Kittanning’s turn to say goodbye to its Wildcats on home turf. The Leader was overwhelmed by the display of support from the Sabers fans at Friday’s game against West Shamokin, and only ...
Ford City, Kittanning matchup to be part of SI.com’s ‘Underdogs’
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When Kittanning football coach Frank Fabian heard Sports Illustrated was coming to town to film his team’s practice, he laughed it off, but did so with guarded optimism. This is Ford City week, after all. “I had to make sure this wasn’t one last prank from over there,” Fabian said ...
Longtime rivals Kittanning, Ford City set for final act
By Matt Grubba
One hundred years of football history comes down to one night in Kittanning. Ford City and Kittanning will meet on the football field for the final ...
Birdie sad to see rivalry go
By The Birdie
Last week: 9-3 (.750) ·Season: 68-22 (.756) Twitter: TheBirdie_VND All good things have to come to an end, and this week, that pertains to the decades-long rivalry game between Ford City and Kittanning. (The Birdie sighs, a tear trickling out from beneath his favorite sunglasses ...
High school football notebook: WPIAL might welcome another team next year
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL could use another football team. With the pending merger of Ford City and Kittanning, the WPIAL would be left with 123 teams next ...
Playoff experience pays off for Kittanning in preliminary round win over Elizabeth Forward
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning has been in tight playoff games before, and that experience showed in this year’s postseason opener. Junior outside hitter Taylar Wolfe had a match-high 12 ...
Shady Side Academy tops Kittanning; both clinch playoff spots
By George Guido
After losing a close decision in what amounted to the Allegheny Conference title game to Kittanning a year ago, Shady Side Academy made sure this time around. The Indians used an explosive third quarter and rolled to a 28-14 victory over the Wildcats at Kittanning’s final homecoming. Jackson Fitzgerald ran for 225 ...
Ford City volleyball clinches first place in section
By Matt Grubba
Ford City walked off the court at Kittanning having left no doubt who the top team was in Section 3-AA. The Sabers earned the outright section ...

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