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Late basket lifts Knoch to overtime victory over Burrell

By George Guido
Friday was “Red Out” night at Knoch High School as the students raised funds to fight heart disease. But it was Burrell that left the gym ...
Late surge leads Highlands past Knoch in Section 1-AAA
By George Guido
With the Knoch boys basketball team coming off a big road win at Hampton on Friday, Highlands knew it would need a solid effort to ...
A-K Valley high school roundup: Hannes’ career night helps Knoch upset No. 5 Hampton
By Staff Reports
Knoch did more than end a long losing streak against Hampton on Friday night — the Knights also firmly established themselves as a strong playoff ...
A-K Valley roundup: Knoch boys gain edge in Section 1
By Staff Reports
Knoch and Burrell have their eyes on a playoff spot from Section 1-AAA this season, and the Knights gained an early edge in the boys basketball battle. Mac Christy scored a game-high 16 points, and Knoch held off Burrell’s second-half rally to post a 55-49 victory Tuesday night. The Knights and ...
Highlands topples Knoch in seesaw Section 1-AAA contest
By George Guido
Highlands junior guard R.J. Reiger made only one shot Tuesday night. But what a key shot it was. Reiger’s 3-pointer from the corner with 2 minutes, 10 ...
Building depth key for area wrestling programs looking to compete
By Doug Gulasy
Steve Carney learned the characteristics of a successful program while competing for the winningest wrestling coach in WPIAL history. He’s seeing some progress in his attempt ...
Alle-Kiski Valley basketball ‘Starting 5’s’
By Bill Beckner Jr.
WPIAL basketball opens Friday. Here are some things to look for this season in the A-K Valley: Boys 5 Storylines to watch • ...
Knoch basketball team gets reinforcements
By William Whalen
What once was considered a weakness now can be considered a strength for the Knoch boys basketball team. Knoch is a year wiser with a deep ...
Knoch girls seek dividends of experience
By William Whalen
There’s no more learning curve at Knoch and no more excuses. After playing with a roster that included seven freshmen last season, Knoch coach Dave ...
High school notebook: Knoch CF Bucko commits to Kent State
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Knoch’s state championship baseball team has another college recruit. Junior center fielder Dom Bucko gave a verbal commitment to Kent State. He is the second Division ...
VND high school notebook: Knoch’s Shinsky signs with Ohio University for baseball
By Doug Gulasy
Cole Shinsky’s shoulder felt strong enough Tuesday to help him sign his national letter of intent to play baseball at Ohio University. The Knoch left-hander hopes ...
Plum baseball standout Kirilloff ends wait, joins Liberty
By Doug Gulasy
Alex Kirilloff put it mildly when he called his signing a national letter of intent to play baseball at Liberty “a long time coming.” After verbally ...
Knoch senior Moxie battles to top-15 finish at PIAA cross country finals
By Karen Price
HERSHEY — Knoch senior Mandi Moxie made history at the WPIAL cross country championships when she became the first winner from her school. On Saturday, the senior rounded out her high school running career with a 14th-place finish in the PIAA championships, finishing in 19 minutes, 24 seconds. “It hurt so ...
Armstrong’s Dudek surpasses 2,000 rushing yards in victory over Knoch
By William Whalen
Hand the ball off to Zane and watch him go. Junior running back Zane Dudek rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns to surpass the 2,000-yard ...
Knoch’s Moxie wins race, makes history at WPIALs
By Jerin Steele
For the second year in a row, Knoch had a historic day at the WPIAL cross country championships. Knoch’s afternoon at Cooper’s Lake Campground in ...
Beaver Falls’ Perretta among 3 champs to defend titles at WPIAL meet
By Karen Price
Beaver Falls senior Dom Perretta ran through the finish line tape in his final WPIAL cross country meet with a time of 16 minutes, 15 ...
Indiana tops Knoch, eliminating Knights from playoff contention
By Jerin Steele
Coming into Week 8, Knoch still had a flicker of hope to get into the playoffs, but Indiana snuffed out the Knights’ postseason chances Friday night. Indiana defeated the Knights, 21-12, in a Greater Allegheny Conference game at Knoch. Knoch trailed by eight at halftime and was supposed to receive the ...
VND Through the Years: Knoch nips Valley late in ‘90 matchup
By George Guido Through The Years
Editor’s note: Each Friday during the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and ...
Shoulder injury likely sidelines Knoch’s Shinsky for season
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Knoch senior quarterback Cole Shinsky is likely done for the season with a separated left shoulder. Shinsky sustained the injury last Friday in the first quarter ...
Missed opportunities, big plays cost Knoch in loss to Mars
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch’s game at Mars on Friday night came down to big plays: The Fightin’ Planets got them when they mattered, and the Knights didn’t. Isaiah Johnson rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yarder and a highlight-reel 1-yarder, as Class AAA No. 6 Mars beat Knoch, 21-0, ...
Valley News Dispatch athletes of the week: Fox Chapel’s Michael Snowball, Knoch’s Sarah Armahizer
By Marty Stewart and William Whalen
Michael Snowball School: Fox Chapel Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Report card: A rising forward and one of the area’s top goal-scorers, Snowball scored ...
VND notebook: Injury woes continue to plague Knoch girls
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch had a scary moment in a 3-2 Section 2-AA loss last week to Highlands last week when defender Madison Stivenson felt light-headed and eventually ended up getting driven to the hospital by her parents. “You don’t mess around with that kind of stuff because you never know,” Knoch coach Rich ...
Knoch gets big boost from QB’s return in win over Hollidaysburg
By George Guido
It was a splashy return to quarterback Friday night for Knoch’s Cole Shinsky. The senior, who decided before the season to concentrate on his expected baseball scholarship to Ohio University, came back to the football team several weeks ago and helped lead the Knights to a big victory Friday. Shinsky threw for ...
Hampton running on all cylinders in shutout victory over Knoch
By William Whalen
Knoch needed its best performance of the season to have a chance against Class AAA No. 3 Hampton, but the Knights’ mistakes were too costly to overcome. Hampton scored 14 points off two Knoch turnovers Friday as the Talbots turned in their most complete performance of the season in a 28-0 ...
Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Jiri Banyas-Galecki and Mandi Moxie
By William Whalen
Jiri Banyas-Galecki School: Deer Lakes Class: Junior Sport: Golf Report card: Banyas-Galecki won the Section 3-AA tournament last week at Lenape Heights Golf Resort ...
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