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Time flies for Behrend baseball player, Knoch grad Junk

By William Whalen 5:27 p.m.
It’s been awhile since he left the Junk yard, but he’s relished the twilight of his college baseball career. Penn State Behrend senior first baseman Nathan ...
Gorman: WPIAL trio triumphs over tragedy
By Kevin Gorman
From profound personal loss came paramount victory, one after another. Thirteen months after his father died suddenly, Central Catholic sophomore Jack Tumulty threw a five-hitter ...
Spring is season of champions in A-K Valley
By Bill Beckner Jr.
They’ll be cleaning confetti for a while after a trophy-raising spring in the A-K Valley. This season will be one to remember with the area producing ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Knoch’s Asa Adams, Deer Lakes’ Sarah Blinn
By William Whalen
Asa Adams School: Knoch Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: A two-year starter at catcher for the WPIAL Class AAA champion Knights, Adams knocked in ...
Knoch senior ejected from WPIAL title game for wild slide
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Knoch finally experienced the clarity of absolute triumph by winning their first WPIAL baseball championship, but it took a few exhales first. The second-seeded Knights ...
Knoch wins 1st WPIAL title by beating defending champ West Allegheny
By Doug Gulasy
In keeping with its team philosophy, Knoch treated Wednesday night’s game against West Allegheny like any other during the season. But this one will mean a ...
A-K Valley baseball championship capsule
By Tribune-Review
WPIAL Class AAA championship West Allegheny vs. Knoch 8 p.m.* Wednesday, Consol Energy Park *UPDATE: Game will now start 30 minutes after medal presentation of Quad-A game, which begins at 5 p.m. No. 5 West Allegheny (16-5) Coach: Bryan Cornell No. Name Pos. Yr. 18 Brandon Pouch C Sr. 23 Nick Wiethorn LF Sr. 25 Michael Cummings CF Sr. 20 Colin Claus DH Sr. 4 Chasen Claus 1B So. 22 Jake Cunningham 3B Jr. 2 Nick ...
Knoch’s Bradley uses lessons learned to lead baseball team
By Doug Gulasy
When George Bradley took the Knoch baseball job in 2011, he noticed various people in the community wearing blue Knoch baseball caps, the same ones ...
WPIAL finalist Knoch baseball team playing head games at plate
By William Whalen
Hang around the Knoch baseball team’s dugout long enough, and you will start to pick up on coach George Bradley’s coaching philosophy and begin to ...
Previewing the the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships
By Chris Harlan
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL baseball championships: CLASS AAAA Norwin vs. Central Catholic 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. ...
Knoch baseball not content with WPIAL finals berth
By Doug Gulasy
Catcher Asa Adams puts it simply: Each time the Knoch baseball team wins, it gets a little hungrier. Few teams have been as ravenous as the ...
A-R senior Tipton shrugs off foot injury to win state long jump title
By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG – Tre Tipton faced a familiar opponent along with all of his fellow long jumpers at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships. ...
Knoch’s Geist captures PIAA discus title
By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG — Jordan Geist let his third discus throw fly and almost immediately gave a shout of triumph. He knew the feeling of his best throw ...
Sophomore standouts Wiltrout, Geist shine at PIAA meet
By Paul Schofield
SHIPPENSBURG — The WPIAL’s two heralded sophomore throwers showed the rest of the state they can dominate in any weather conditions Friday. Despite battling ...
Knoch’s baseball success story years in the making
By George Guido
The Knoch Knights are the WPIAL’s newest baseball powerhouse, starting the playoffs as a No. 2 seed, winning a semifinal game for the first time in their baseball history Wednesday and preparing for an initial championship game appearance next week. But Knoch is anything but an overnight sensation. The title-game drive took ...
Knoch’s Geist motivated to win gold
By Doug Gulasy
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 ...
Junior Stobert helps No. 2 Knoch reach WPIAL title game for 1st time
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL’s new baseball playoff format forced Knoch to use No. 2 pitcher Alex Stobert in its WPIAL semifinal game Wednesday. Then again, with the ...
Knoch headed to baseball championship
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The Knoch baseball team advanced to the WPIAL championship game for the first time in school history with a 2-0 victory over Montour in the Class AAA semifinals today at West Mifflin. Junior righthander Alex Stobert pitched a complete game, allowing just two hits, for the second-seeded Knights (18-2). Stobert recorded ...
Knoch baseball advances to semis for 1st time with win over Blackhawk
By William Whalen
Alex Stobert saved Knoch’s season. With Knoch down by a run with two outs in the sixth inning, the junior doubled to shallow center to put ...
A-K Valley baseball games postponed
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Rain and thunderstorms wiped out several WPIAL baseball playoff games Monday, including two involving A-K Valley teams. Both local games were moved to Tuesday at the same locations. No. 2 seed Knoch (16-2) will play No. 7 Blackhawk (12-4) at 4 p.m. at North Allegheny in the Class AAA quarterfinals. No. 5 ...
A-K Valley high school notebook: Fox Chapel baseball making history
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Fox Chapel was fortunate to get in the maximum 20 games during the WPIAL baseball regular season. And coach Mike Frank made sure his team ...
Baseball quarterfinal games to be played Monday
By Tribune-Review
Class AAAA quarterfinals No. 2 Plum (19-2)  vs. No. 10 Shaler (16-4) 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: No. 3 Seneca Valley ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 17, 2015
By Joe Sager
Josh Raymundo School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Tennis Claim to fame: Raymundo teamed with Aaron Gruber to win the WPIAL Class AAA doubles title. Mars ...
Alle-Kiski athletes set records at WPIAL meet
By Doug Gulasy
Elias Graca, Evan Lesnick and Tre Tipton didn’t break their own personal records Thursday. They did eclipse some more significant marks. All three Alle-Kiski Valley ...
A-K Valley sophomores favored to win gold at WPIAL track finals
By Doug Gulasy
Lizzie Weimer keeps certain goals in the back of her mind when she throws ­— reaching 50 feet in the shot put, for instance, or ...

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