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Knoch has 'breakout day' at plate to topple Freeport

There has been a flu bug going around the Knoch baseball team, and it has impacted several players, including top pitchers Alex Stobert and Cole ...

Race for baseball playoffs in Section 5-AAA still muddled

Like most of his fellow Section 5-AAA baseball coaches, Freeport's Chris Graczyk lives a life of mystery. After a recent game, an observer remarked that ...

Knoch baseball avenges loss to Deer Lakes

Deer Lakes and Knoch are developing one of the more interesting rivalries in Class AAA baseball, and Friday's matchup provided the latest example. The Section ...

Knoch softball completes sweep of Highlands

Knoch's Jessi Reed picked a good time to hit her first home run of the season. Reed's two-run drive over the left-field fence in the ...

Night baseball offers challenges for A-K Valley teams

As the clock approached 9 p.m. April 4, with his team's game against Apollo-Ridge at Kelly Automotive Park delayed nearly an hour, St. Joseph coach ...

Sloppy play costs Freeport baseball in loss to Knoch

Minutes after Freeport's game Thursday against Knoch, a sudden wind gust caused a shed at a house outside James E. Swartz Memorial Field to go ...

Deer Lakes takes down reigning champ Knoch

As the most recent Class AAA team to beat Knoch, Deer Lakes fervently believed it could do so again. The Lancers emphatically proved themselves right. Zach Lubick ...

Gorman: Knoch's Geist puts it out of reach

Jordan Geist now owns the longest shot put in state history, a record that stood for 44 years. Breaking the throw of 70 feet, 13⁄4 ...

Gorman: Pitching pair beats an ace

There was a time when an ace pitcher was all a team needed to dominate the diamond in the WPIAL playoffs. Knoch's George Bradley believes ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL baseball season

Class AAAA Preseason Top Five Team (2015 record) 1. Central Catholic (12-8) 2. Plum (19-3) 3. North Allegheny (12-9) 4. Butler (10-10) 5. Latrobe (11-10) Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: A ...

Knoch junior thrower Geist wins national title

Knoch junior Jordan Geist won the shot put title at the New Balance Indoor Championships with a throw of 71 feet, 23⁄4 inches Saturday at ...

A-K Valley trio Bonnett, Bowman, Zukowski defend WPIAL swim titles

Three times in Friday afternoon's WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, A-K Valley swimmers stepped toward the starting blocks at Pitt's Trees Pool with the event's ...

Knoch's Geist motivated to win gold

As if Jordan Geist needed any more motivation after the WPIAL track and field championships, he got some from a statement his father overheard. "Somebody saw ...

Knoch's Geist sets meet record in winning indoor state title

Jordan Geist closed his indoor track and field season Saturday in a familiar place — first place, to be exact. The Knoch junior and defending PIAA ...

Montour's outside shooting too much for Knoch

Through three quarters, Knoch found itself in the grind-it-out style of game it thrives on. But Montour's 3-point shooting took over in the fourth and ...

High school notebook: 12 WPIAL players picked for Big 33 game

Twelve players from the WPIAL have been selected to play for Team Pennsylvania in the 39th annual Big 33 Football Classic, set for June 18 ...

A-K Valley playoff basketball capsules

Boys Class AAA Preliminary round Knoch (14-7) vs. Montour (12-9) 8 p.m. Friday at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Winner gets: No. 1 New Castle (21-1) at ...

Late basket lifts Knoch to overtime victory over Burrell

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

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

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

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 ...

Highlands topples Knoch in seesaw Section 1-AAA contest

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

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'

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

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 ...


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