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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 ...
Kittanning senior Kunst shoots lights out at Cager Classic skills event
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Noah Kunst came into the Alle-Kiski Valley’s basketball all-star weekend with extra motivation. It wasn’t a chip on his shoulder; more like pride on his ...
Ford City, Kittanning making final appearances at Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Greg Hutcherson knows better than to try to turn the Cager Classic into a Ford City game. Half-court, slow-down basketball with zone defense packed into the ...
Former Apollo-Ridge captain Bartha highlights Armstrong County Hall of Fame class
By George Guido
On March 9, 1991, the Apollo-Ridge girls basketball team defeated Brentwood, 54-51, to win the WPIAL Class AA title at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House. To date, ...
Butler’s Paul wins state bowling title, Armstrong’s Shaner takes 2nd
By Staff Report
Armstrong bowler Jared Shaner rolled back-to-back 299 games at the Pennsylvania singles tournament Friday in Ephrata. But he finished second. Shaner, who was the top scorer after six qualifying games (269.5 average), lost in the championship match to Neshaminy’s David Moffitt in a roll off. After they each rolled a 211, Moffitt ...
Armstrong County softball teams join same section in Class AA
By Matt Grubba
The farewell tour for Kittanning and Ford City softball will be hitting all the same locales. Kittanning drops from Class AAA to Section 3-AA, which creates ...
Area baseball teams relying on pitching to achieve ultimate goal
By Matt Grubba
If there’s a common thread between most of the county’s baseball teams, it is experience on the mound. Whether it is the title contenders or the ...
Pair of 1st year coaches set to lead final season for Kittanning baseball, softball teams
By Matt Grubba
Kittanning’s final year on the diamond will have different voices calling the shots from the dugout. With spring seasons scheduled to begin Friday, new Wildcats softball ...
Armstrong boys bowling team finishes as regional runner-up
By Staff Reports
Armstrong bowling missed out on making it 2 for 2 in Western Regionals. The Riverhawks boys team, in its second year of existence, finished second in an attempt to defend its title at the Western Regional team championships on Saturday at North Versailles Bowl. Armstrong finished with 3,987 pins, which trailed champion ...
Armstrong hockey looks to next year after PIHL final loss
By Matt Grubba
Erie Cathedral Prep was playing for the third time in four years at Consol Energy Center, and that experience paid off for the Ramblers. Trevor ...
PIHL championship roundup: Canon-McMillan blanks Butler for Class AAA title
By Matt Grubba and Gary Horvath
It didn’t take long for Canon-McMillan’s Austin Czartorsky to break open a defensive struggle. Czartorsky’s two second-period goals, just 10 seconds apart, helped give Canon-McMillan the ...
Armstrong hockey team looks to make ‘prehistory’
By Matt Grubba
On Saturday, Armstrong’s skaters hope to write their names into the school’s prehistory. The Riverhawks will face Erie Cathedral Prep in the PIHL Class AA ...
PIHL Penguins Cup finals preview: Butler chasing 1st title
By Bill Hartlep
Winning the program’s first playoff game since 2004 was nice accomplishment for members of the Butler hockey team. They celebrated the feat after defeating third-seeded ...
Armstrong approves coaches for boys and girls basketball, swimming and wrestling
By Matt Grubba
On a night when Armstrong’s hockey program earned its first championship game appearance, the new school’s other winter sports programs found out who would be trying to lead them to the same goal. The Armstrong School Board approved four varsity coaching hires e_SEmD Greg Hutcherson for boys basketball, Kirk Lorigan ...
Armstrong hockey wins in overtime, earns spot in Penguins Cup final
By Matt Grubba
It’s going to be a Hawky night in Pittsburgh. Jacob Snyder scored 2:59 into overtime to book Armstrong’s place in the PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA final with a 4-3 win over Shaler in the semifinals Monday at RMU Island Sports Center. The Riverhawks (16-4-1), the product of the merger between Kittanning ...
Armstrong, Shaler hockey teams renew rivalry with Penguins Cup berth at stake
By Matt Grubba
A budding rivalry’s rubber match comes with a trip to the Consol Energy Center on the line. Armstrong and Shaler split two regular-season matchups and will ...

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