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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 …
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,” …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
New rallying cry for Knoch girls volleyball team
By William Whalen
Outwit. Outlast. Outplay. Those three words take on an entirely different meaning for the Knoch girls volleyball team. The inexperienced, yet talented bunch adopted the …
Hampton pulls away from Knoch for 5-0 start
By George Guido
Before the season, the Hampton Talbots weren’t in the conversation much when it came to Greater Allegheny Conference contention. But now, the talk could center …
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Cole Ferguson School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Ferguson has been one of the top offensive producers for Mars, which started the …
Knoch boys soccer team piling up goals, victories
By William Whalen
If you’re looking up and down the player roster to find the one or two standout players who have done the heavy lifting during the …
Gateway edges Knoch after deflected pass goes for TD
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Once-giddy thoughts of celebrating a win — one that would have put the extra point on homecoming — turned to stunned silence in the waning …
Mars girls extend section win streak to 62
By Doug Gulasy
The players keep changing, but Mars’ Section 2-AA undefeated run keeps going. Class AA No. 4 Mars (7-1, 6-0) extended its section unbeaten streak to …
Knoch’s stellar ‘D’ sets tone in 6th straight shutout
By Doug Gulasy
With its two biggest section games of the season looming later this week, Knoch wanted to keep its hot streak going Tuesday night against Deer …
Knoch graduate Sanks making impact on volleyball court as freshman
By William Whalen
You can take the kid out of Pittsburgh, but you can’t take Pittsburgh out of the kid. Eastern Kentucky women’s volleyball head coach Lori Duncan …
Ringgold wears down Knoch in 20-12 victory
By Brad Bly
In a hotly contested Class AAA game between Ringgold and Knoch, the Rams were able to come out on top behind a balanced attack featuring …

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