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Benefits abound during 7-on-7 passing workouts

By Matt Grubba
In the era of more passing and spread offenses, many local high school football teams are putting in work while cutting the line out. Seven-on-seven …
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception …
Apollo-Ridge’s Percic, Kittanning’s Schall named Leader Times Baseball, Softball Players of the Year
By Matt Grubba
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mike Percic Apollo-Ridge, Junior, third base/pitcher Mike Percic didn’t post the biggest numbers among Armstrong County players, but his contribution was …
New Kittanning coach hopes to field winner in school’s final season
By Matt Grubba
The Kittanning boys soccer program technically is entering its final season, but Kirk Weber hopes to build it up. Weber, an assistant under previous coach Colby Owen, was approved by the Armstrong School Board this spring as Kittanning’s new coach and hopes to get things moving in a positive direction …
Rivalry sparks solid efforts from Ford City, Kittanning in softball showdown
By Matt Grubba
The area’s biggest rivalry came together on the softball field, and the result was both teams winding down the season with one of their best …
Kittanning softball clips Indiana in 8 innings
By Matt Grubba
It was Indiana’s senior day, but Kittanning’s seniors stole the spotlight. Terra Schall’s RBI double in the top of the eighth brought home Georgie Shoop for the winning run, and Kittanning snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 win in Section 5-AAA play Thursday. Starting pitcher Emily Kutch had …
Leader Times high school notebook: Football player with area ties picks Maryland
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning football doesn’t have a player joining a Division I program in the Class of 2014, but a player from Ohio with ties to the …
Doubles team of Blose, Davis makes Kittanning history
By Matt Grubba
Connor Blose and Cole Davis have their own little piece of Kittanning High School history. The Kittanning boys tennis players are believed to be the …
Valley uses walk-off single to edge Kittanning
By Matt Grubba 1:15 a.m.
Each time Kittanning baseball put a run on the board, Valley had an answer. Jordan Iellimo hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh after Kittanning had tied the game in the top half of the inning, which gave Valley a Section 5-AAA win over Kittanning, 5-4, …
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 …

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