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Left-handers are playing leading role for trio of Alle-Kiski Valley teams

By Doug Gulasy 9:57 p.m.
Deer Lakes pitcher Ryan Petrone checks the Section 5-AAA box scores regularly and not just to see how the Lancers are faring in the race ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Valley tennis advances in WPIAL playoffs
By Staff Reports
Valley opened the WPIAL Class AA boys tennis postseason smoothly. The team didn’t even have to play a third set. The Vikings blanked Beaver, 5-0, ...
Knoch’s Geist shines at Baldwin Invitational
By Chris Harlan 9:56 p.m.
Suddenly, 70 feet doesn’t seem so far. With the old record-holder among the shot put crowd, Knoch sophomore Jordan Geist broke a stadium record with ...
Knoch baseball team seizes section title by beating Deer Lakes
By George Guido
Even though the movie “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits the big screen this weekend, the Knoch baseball team wasn’t focused on avenging its only ...
Gorman: Knoch’s Jordan Geist sets sights on record believed to be unbreakable
By Kevin Gorman
Ron Semkiw lives with a record and regret, that it is only for the WPIAL and not the world. As a senior at Baldwin in ...
Knoch set to start sports hall of fame
By William Whalen
If you can’t join them, make your own. Geographically located on the outer fringe of the Alle-Kiski Valley and slightly outside of the Butler city ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Knoch sophomore Geist wins shot put at Penn Relays
By Staff Reports
Knoch sophomore Jordan Geist earned a gold watch Friday at the prestigious Penn Relays. It’s all coming clear: Now is his time. Geist won the shot put in the boys high school division at the 121st Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field. Geist won with a personal-best throw of 67 ...
Knoch football players to continue W&J tradition
By William Whalen
It’s one thing for a high school football player to know where he’s going to play in college. It’s another for him to do so ...
Montgomery’s home run lifts Knoch baseball team
By Staff Reports
Dustin Montgomery has missed considerable time this season with a shoulder injury. On Friday, the senior shouldered the load for the Knoch baseball team — with one heroic swing. Montgomery led off the bottom of the seventh inning by blasting a full-count pitch over the right-centerfield fence for a walk-off home run ...
Knoch’s Geist sets shot put, discus records at Butler Invitational
By Doug Gulasy
Jordan Geist knew what the Butler Invitational records were in the shot put and discus, and he wanted to break them. Mission accomplished. Geist, a sophomore at ...
Knoch continues hot streak in section play, beats Freeport 4-2
By Doug Gulasy
An important week for Knoch is off to a good start. The Knights (6-1, 4-1) won their second Section 5-AAA game in as many days Tuesday afternoon, dispatching Freeport, 4-2, at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler. With another key game remaining Friday against Mars, Knoch is looking for a strong finish ...
Softball is all in the family for Knoch’s Thrower
By William Whalen
Knoch senior standout Abbie Thrower’s passion for softball started at a young age. The game always has been a part of her family. “(Softball) has ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Valley’s Josh Denham, Knoch’s Abbie Thrower
By William Whalen
Josh Denham School: Valley Class: Senior Sport: Tennis Report card: Valley’s No. 1 singles player, Denham played in this week’s WPIAL Class AA singles championships, ...
Knoch junior pitcher Shinsky back to full strength
By William Whalen
Players and coaches in Class AAA probably will get to see a lot of Knoch junior pitcher Cole Shinsky, who had a disappointing sophomore season ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Knoch baseball topples Hampton
By Staff Reports
Knoch’s baseball team lost three games to Hampton last season, including a season-ending defeat in the playoffs. The Knights got some payback this time. Cole Shinsky pitched ...
Alle-Kiski track and field athletes aim to take next step
By Doug Gulasy
Elias Graca had success competing in indoor track and field this winter without a lot of strenuous workouts. With the outdoor season ready to begin, ...
Knoch baseball ready to compete for section title
By William Whalen
Coming off its deepest playoff run of the George Bradley era, an experienced Knoch baseball team is poised to push back at section foes, some ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell, Knoch’s Abby Jones
By Joe Sager
Louis Newell School: Seneca Valley Year: Freshman Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Newell became Seneca Valley’s first wrestler to medal at the PIAA Class AAA ...
Knoch graduate in fast lane with CCAC Boyce bowling
By William Whalen
Second-year CCAC Boyce bowling standout Kevin Hindman used a victory at last year’s state championship in Erie to regain his confidence. “Last year was kind of ...
St. Joseph’s Bowman takes sliver in 100 fly for 2nd straight season
By Doug Gulasy
Sabrina Bowman finished in the same spot she did last season, but she still moved up. Bowman placed second in 56.71 seconds in the girls 100-yard butterfly on the first day of the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships Wednesday at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. Villa Joseph Marie’s Alexa Fabbri ...
Knoch’s breaststroke specialists ready for state meet
By Doug Gulasy
Several swim coaches approached Knoch’s Rick Hassler at the WPIAL Class AA championships last month to ask him about breaststroke practice techniques. The questions didn’t ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, March 8, 2015
By Joe Sager
J.D. Bojanac School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Bojanac captured a WPIAL Section 3-AAA championship at 220 pounds. How great was it ...
Knoch swimmers ready to tackle states
By Karen Kadilak
After winning WPIAL titles, Knoch sophomores John Wilson and Brooke Zukowski will be seeking medals in the boys and girls 100-yard breaststroke events at the ...
North Allegheny runners capture indoor state titles
By Staff Report
North Allegheny’s elite distance runners were in top form at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association state indoor championships Sunday at Penn State University. Junior Madeleine Davison won the girls 3,000-meter run in a time of 9 minutes, 47.93 seconds, bettering the runner-up by more than 8 seconds. Senior teammate ...
Knoch diver Lowery is always performing
By William Whalen
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 ...

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