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Knoch’s new wrestling coach working hard to build foundation for program

By William Whalen
Deep down, new Knoch wrestling coach Steve Carney always knew he would return to the sport he grew up loving. But with a busy family life ...
Pair of A-K Valley runners earn all-state honors at PIAA cross country meet
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — You don’t have to win a race to be successful. Just ask Plum junior Jake Susalla or Riverview junior Molly Kennedy, who walked away from Saturday’s PIAA cross country championships with all-state honors and smiles. Susalla finished 17th in the Class AAA boys race, and Kennedy placed 15th in the ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Nov. 2, 2014
By Joe Sager
Max Freyermuth School: Knoch Year: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Claim to fame: Freyermuth finished fifth at the WPIAL Class AA championship meet to help Knoch ...
Return to playoffs satisfying for Knoch football team
By Doug Gulasy
After seeing its four-season WPIAL football playoff streak end last year, Knoch made it a goal to return in 2014. The Knights did it the hard ...
West Allegheny’s stout defense paves way for 38-0 victory over Knoch
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch rode a strong defense to the WPIAL playoffs, but the Knights ran into an even stingier unit in the first round. Class AAA No. 3 West Allegheny (9-1), the two-time defending WPIAL champion, held Knoch to 78 yards of total offense and forced two turnovers in a 38-0 first-round victory ...
Knoch shuts down Yough, clinches playoff berth
By Doug Gulasy
With numerous playoff scenarios possible entering its game Friday against Yough, Knoch accomplished the one absolute necessity: A victory. Behind its strongest offensive and defensive effort ...
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Seton-La Salle volleyball edges Knoch
By Staff Reports
Morgan Henderson had eight kills, and her fifth-seeded Seton-La Salle Rebels rallied to win the final two sets and down No. 12 Knoch, 3-2, in ...
South Park boys soccer team makes quick work of Knoch
By George Guido
Knoch got an up-close look at one of the WPIAL’s elite soccer teams Thursday. Top-seeded South Park tallied four goals in the game’s first 17 minutes and cruised to a 5-0 victory in a Class AA quarterfinal at Canonsburg Memorial Stadium. Justin Minda scored three goals, and Duquesne-bound Brandon Walbert added two ...
Knoch’s boys, girls make program history at WPIAL meet
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch’s day at the WPIAL cross country championships got off to a strong start Thursday, but the Knights had an even better finishing kick. After the ...
WPIAL playoff soccer capsules
By Doug Gulasy
Girls Class AAA quarterfinals No. 9 Fox Chapel (15-2-2)  vs. No. 1 Seneca Valley (19-0) 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mars Winner plays: Winner of No. ...
High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty ...
Knoch suffers tough loss to Central Valley in overtime
By George Guido
Knoch took defending state champion Central Valley into overtime in Saturday’s Class A girls soccer opening round. But a goal midway through the overtime period by ...
Knoch cross country teams step up in class
By William Whalen
Don’t mistake the Knoch boys and girls cross country teams’ youth as a weakness. It’s a strength. “We’re pretty young, but we’re battle-tested and experienced,” Knoch ...
Big night from Stapleton brothers carries No. 9 Indiana over Knoch
By Kyle Pillar
On senior night, it was Indiana’s senior wide receiver Riley Stapleton who shined brightest under the lights at Andy Kuznesky Field. But younger brother, Dylan, wasn’t too far behind. The No. 9 Indians (5-3, 4-3) held on for a 28-25 victory over Knoch in Greater Allegheny action Friday evening. The Stapleton brothers, ...
A-K Valley football notebook: Knoch back in playoff race
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Knoch was just about an afterthought following a rough patch on its schedule, one that had the team reeling and struggling to score points. The ...
Valley Spotlight Athletes: Valley’s Rory Baker, Knoch’s Kate Bozzo
By Alex Novickoff
Rory Baker School: Valley Sport: Soccer/football Class: Senior Report card: Baker works double duty for the varsity soccer team and the Vikings football team. He ...
Knoch girls soccer team ready for rough road
By Doug Gulasy
The Knoch girls soccer team earned a higher WPIAL playoff seed than coach Rich Kenzie expected. The Knights’ reward? A matchup against the defending WPIAL and ...
Valley high school soccer notebook: Area coaches waiting to learn playoff fates
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Soccer  Committee will release the playoff bracket Wednesday, and Alle-Kiski Valley coaches will be waiting to see who their teams draw in the first round. Eleven local teams qualified for the postseason: the boys teams from Burrell, Fox Chapel, Kiski Area, Knoch and Riverview, and the girls teams from ...
Knoch girls don’t skip beat after turning to freshman goalkeeper
By Doug Gulasy
The Knoch girls soccer team was in a bind early this season. In the opening minutes of a Section 2-AA match against Valley, freshman Becca ...
Knoch running back seeks strong finish
By Jerry Clark
When Hampton played its homecoming game at the end of September, section rival Knoch was the visitor, and the Knights wanted to spoil the festivities. ...
Knoch upsets No. 10 Mars to end 4-game losing streak
By Dave Yohe
Knoch coach Mike King knew his team was capable of big wins. His squad proved that again Friday night, knocking off No. 10 Mars, 14-7, in a Greater Allegheny matchup at Knoch Knights field. It marked the Knights’ second win this season over a ranked opponent and also ended their four-game ...
Guido: Ehrlich, Brown lifted Burrell to playoffs 10 years ago
By George Guido
Each Friday throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are ...
Knoch girls face tough decision in goal for playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
The Knoch girls soccer team was in a bind early this season. In the opening minutes of a Section 2-AA match against Valley, freshman Becca ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
By Joe Sager
Ben Andrews School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Andrews is the leading scorer for the Knights, who closed out September with four ...
Knoch falls short at Hollidaysburg
By Scott Franco
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Despite making only two first downs and gaining only just 77 yards, Hollidaysburg posted a 7-3 victory over Knoch in a Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference game Friday night at Tiger Stadium. “We actually gave a special teams speech before the game, and in a close game like this, ...

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