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Alle-Kiski Valley preview: Class AA and AAA WPIAL tennis singles championships

By Bill Beckner Jr. 12:24 a.m.
WPIAL tennis singles championships Class AAA: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Allegheny. Class AA: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shady Side Academy. Finals, consolation finals: 2 p.m. Thursday at Shady Side Academy. Local players: Class AAA: Amanda Nord, Fox Chapel; Laurel Shymansky, Fox Chapel; Class AA: Emily Armstrong, Valley; Catherine Armstrong, …
Valley senior Licata, 4 from Kittanning advance out of Section 1-AA boys golf qualifier
By Matt Grubba
Noah Kunst was one of the first golfers off the course, but he was the last to know he was moving on to the WPIAL …
HS highlight reel: WPIAL girls singles players seeing double
By Bill West
There’s an abundance of double doses in the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis singles tournament, which begins Wednesday at Shady Side Academy. Headlined by Greensburg Central Catholic’s Kluska sisters, three sets of siblings qualified for the Class AA tournament. Junior Alyvia and sophomore Michaela Kluska advanced after meeting in the …
Berry’s 4 TDs carry Shady Side Academy past Valley
By Doug Gulasy
Shady Side Academy senior returner Louis Berry IV made sure he didn’t step into the end zone as he caught a kickoff over his shoulder early in the second quarter Friday night. From there, he said his momentum-turning return became much easier. Berry’s 99-yard return for a touchdown broke a …
Birdie flying solo; going no-huddle to change it up
By The Birdie
When the Birdie makes his weekly predictions, he often gets input from people around the newsroom, from the veteran scribblers and picture-takers, to the sports part-timers and night janitor. Usually, he’s all about collaboration — even though he takes all the credit when he wins. But when he’s losing, he …
Guido: Pipkins’ scoring mark secure for now
By George Guido
It appears as though the WPIAL basketball career scoring record held by Valley’s Tom Pipkins is safe for the foreseeable future. Maverick Rowan, who helped lead Lincoln Park to the PIAA title last season, has transferred to Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rowan had been on pace to catch …
Valley tennis team motto no joke for opposition
By Doug Gulasy
During preseason conditioning workouts this summer, the Valley girls tennis team joked about a potential team motto for the 2014 season. While talking about the …
Apollo-Ridge races past Valley
By Bill Beckner Jr
Even with the jaws of Valley’s defense opening around him, Duane Brown continuously found a way to escape and elude opposing players, one by one. …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Valley’s Nick Licata, Riverview’s Carys Kenny-Howell
By Alex Novickoff
Nick Licata School: Valley Year: Senior Sport: Golf Report card: A four-year starter, Licata also plays for the Vikings’ soccer team. He has been of …

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