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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 ...
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 ...

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