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Merger sparks position battles at Armstrong

By Doug Gulasy 12:15 a.m.
Plenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will look like. But the uncertainty isn’t limited to opposing locker rooms. The merger of Ford ...
No rest for ex-Kittanning wrestler Nolf
By Doug Gulasy
Jason Nolf didn’t know if he would follow one piece of advice his Penn State wrestling coaches had for him this summer. “The coaches want us ...
High school senior, Eagle Scout designs Armstrong cross country course
By Jerin Steele
Nathan Goldner spent a long time contemplating what he should do for his Eagle Scout service project. To complete the project, Goldner had to plan, ...
Armstrong football successful in debut during summer competition at Juniata
By William Whalen
Fresh off its recent first-place finish at a 7-on-7 competition, the Armstrong football team returned home to the river valley from Juniata College poised and ...
Kittanning’s Keibler, Freeport’s Kelley named Leader Times Baseball, Softball Players of the Year
By Gary Horvath
Kittanning’s Keibler and Freeport’s Jess Kelley have been selected as the Leader Times Baseball and Softball Players of the Year PLAYER OF THE YEAR ...
Armstrong athletic directors tackle big job
By Jerin Steele
It’s still a couple of months before the first school bell rings at new Armstrong High School, but as each summer day passes by, the ...
Guido: 48 years later, Armstrong School District down to 2 high schools
By George Guido
Wednesday is the first official day for the new Armstrong High School. There won’t be any classes, but the school officially comes in existence as ...
Kittanning’s Toy brothers to reunite with W&J football
By D.j. Vasil
Nothing used to say “brotherly love” more than Braydon Toy catching a pass out of the slot while his brother, Colton, paved the way on ...
Division I players Bowers, Tipton getting early start
By Doug Gulasy
Nick Bowers’ college football recruitment lasted for more than a year, followed by another four months of waiting after he signed his national letter of ...
Basketball camp teaches more than hoops
By Gary Horvath
The fourth annual Hard Work Pays Off youth basketball camp has held up to its name this week. For two hours each day, 127 second through ...
Armstrong High Schools hires spring sports coaches
By Gary Horvath
The coaching staff for the first season of Armstrong High School athletics is complete. River Hawks spring coaches were announced at Monday’s school board meeting, with all but one hire coming from the staffs of Kittanning and Ford City, which are merging to form the Armstrong school district. Shauna Troup was ...
Armstrong’s Miller to continue hockey progression with Indiana team
By Gary Horvath
Armstrong hockey senior Christian Miller has signed with the Indiana Attack of the Tier III junior U.S. Premier Hockey League Mid-West Division for the 2015-16 ...
Kittanning’s Bowers throws personal best in shot put at PIAAs
By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG — Nick Bowers’ distances steadily declined throughout the course of the PIAA Class AA boys shot put competition Friday at Shippensburg University. The first throw ...
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 ...

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