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Knoch diver Lowery is always performing

By William Whalen 8:01 p.m.
Knoch’s Ben Lowery makes a splash in just about everything he does. The junior finished the WPIAL diving regular season competing in the 1-meter springboard with ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 1, 2015
By Joe Sager
Aiden Albert School: Knoch Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Albert helped Knoch win a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round playoff game and reach the ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Miranda Gard, Knoch’s Ben Lowery
By William Whalen
Miranda Gard School: Leechburg Class: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Report card: Gard received school board permission to represent the Blue Devils this season as the school’s ...
Highlands sophomore Bonnett golden again
By Doug Gulasy
Even after defending a title for the second straight day at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, Highlands sophomore Bailey Bonnett is looking for ways ...
Knoch boys basketball tested during injury-filled season
By William Whalen
With every ending, comes a new beginning. Knoch boys basketball coach Ron McNabb emerged from the locker room at North Allegheny on Tuesday night after ...
No. 2 Beaver Falls tops Knoch, advances into WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It’s not often a coach uses the word “thrilled” in a postgame interview after a loss — especially a loss that ends his team’s season. ...
Knoch’s Geist hones elite throwing skills at abandoned factory
By William Whalen
After 80 years of producing ceramics, the former Saxonburg Ceramics building is refining a different product. The two-story block building is the winter training home ...
Seniors, defense carry Knoch to win over Greensburg Salem
By George Guido
Coaches always like it when seniors step up in big moments. That IS what happened to Knoch on Friday night as Troy Hixson and Matt Zanella combined for 10 crucial third-quarter points. The outburst resulted in a 45-37 victory over Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round game at Hampton. The Golden ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Ford City boys basketball team loses home finale
By Staff Reports
Knoch gave Ford City a heartbreaking ending in the Sabers’ final home game. P.J. Gourley sank a layup with 1.3 seconds left, leading the Knights (13-9) ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
By Joe Sager
Troy Hixson School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Hixson has been Knoch’s top defender and helped the Knights qualify for the WPIAL ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Jan. 25, 2015
By Joe Sager
Matt Zanella School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Zanella is Knoch’s leading scorer. He had 21 points in a win over Freeport ...
Knoch boys adjusting after losing point guard Hannes to injury
By William Whalen
Like a resident living near California’s San Andreas Fault, Knoch sophomore basketball standout Austin Hannes always knew there was potential for the big one to ...
Kittanning girls win, keep playoff hopes alive
By Matt Grubba
In need of a win to stay in the playoff hunt, Kittanning girls basketball finally got its first of 2015. Liz Delp had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats, who snapped an eight-game losing streak by grabbing a critical win at Knoch, 52-31, in Section 1-AAA play Thursday. Emily Klingensmith ...
Highlands uses defense to key victory over Knoch
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Highlands junior forward Lavontae Martin has two pet mini alligators that live in his house. “The one I just got tried to bite me the other ...
Valley News Dispatch roundup: Knoch boys secure key victory
By Staff Reports
Knoch played without its point guard Tuesday night, but that didn’t stop the Knights from posting a key section win. Matt Zanella scored a game-high 21 ...
Knoch girls basketball team knocking on the door
By William Whalen
The man who invented the phonograph, motion picture camera and light bulb, Thomas Edison, may have played a small part in the recent turnaround of ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Jan. 11, 2015
By Joe Sager
Zach Snyder School: Seneca Valley Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Snyder has averaged more than 20 points per game to help the Raiders ...
Mars’ tough defense rocks Knoch in 59-35 victory
By George Guido
While Hampton, Indiana and New Castle received much of the early hype in Class AAA, Mars has been putting together a stellar season. Knoch got a ...
Structure, talent, belief leading Alle-Kiski teams to better win totals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
What a difference a year can make. A number of Alle-Kiski basketball teams have made noticeable improvements over last season. Some already have equaled or surpassed ...
Valley high school roundup: Knoch tops Burrell 2 overtimes
By Staff Reports
P.J. Gourley made one of two free-throw attempts in the final seconds of double overtime, and Brendan Lettrich missed the ensuing shot from half court ...
Knoch’s Zanella doesn’t let shoulder injury mar senior season
By William Whalen
Knoch senior basketball player Matt Zanella’s final season was almost over before it started. During the Knights’ third practice of the season, Zanella was attempting a ...
Size, rebounding carry Knoch past Kittanning
By Doug Gulasy
The Knoch boys basketball team emphasizes rebounding in each practice. That extra work — and a notable size advantage — benefited the Knights on Friday ...
A-K Valley roundup: Late surge lifts Knoch past Valley
By Staff Reports
Knoch and Valley were deadlocked entering the fourth quarter of their Section 1-AAA matchup Friday night. One run made the difference for the Knights. An ...
High school basketball notebook: Plum grad Cressler returns as volunteer assistant for Knoch
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Former Plum swingman Andrew Cressler, who played college basketball at Seton Hill and Pitt-Johnstown, is a volunteer assistant this season at Knoch. Cressler finished playing ...
Plum grad Cressler makes coaching debut
By Michael Love
On Dec. 5 at the season-opening Plum boys basketball tournament, Andrew Cressler was on the bench at Plum High School and his team was facing ...

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