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Players benefit from A-K Valley 7-on-7, Big Man Challenge

By Doug Gulasy
Bobby Jendrejewski spent hours one night watching reruns of the “World’s Strongest Man” competition from the late 1970s and early ’80s. The Freeport senior showed off ...
Several Alle-Kiski football teams eye season at Heinz Field
By Bill Beckner Jr.
After a lengthy tour of the inner workings of Heinz Field, Apollo-Ridge football players were the last ones to depart the stadium on a sunny ...
Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton, Connellsville’s Wiltrout are Pittsburgh Trib’s Athletes of the Year
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout have been named the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year. Tre Tipton Apollo-Ridge · Senior ...
Ford City’s Davis, Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton named Valley News Dispatch Athletes of the Year
By Doug Gulasy
Ford City’s Christina Davis and Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton have been named the 2014-15 Valley News Dispatch Athletes of the Year. CHRISTINA DAVIS FORD CITY ...
Division I players Bowers, Tipton getting early start
By Doug Gulasy
Nick Bowers’ college football recruitment lasted for more than a year, followed by another four months of waiting after he signed his national letter of ...
Apollo-Ridge senior Tipton shrugs off injury to win Pa. 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 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 ...
Gorman: Saluting the WPIAL’s 3-sport stars
By Kevin Gorman
Riley Stapleton’s colorful, storybook senior season ascended like a rainbow. No wonder it ended in gold. The Indiana star led the WPIAL in receptions in ...
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 ...
Three Kittanning-area athletes win at WPIAL Class AA track and field meet
By Matt Grubba
It was a golden day for a trio of local athletes Kittanning’s Nick Bowers, Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Freeport’s Dylan Hochbein won events at the ...
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 ...
Leader Times notebook: Track athletes learn seeds for WPIALs
By Matt Grubba
With the dust settled from qualifiers, local athletes now see where they stack up in the running for WPIAL medals. Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Freeport’s twin hurdling duo of Dylan Hochbein and Brandon Hochbein enter as the top seeds in their respective events for the WPIAL Class AA Track and Field ...
Ford City baseball erases 7-run deficit, moves to brink of playoffs
By Matt Grubba
In a five-inning span, the Ford City baseball team went from dead and buried to one win from the playoffs. The Sabers gave up the first ...
Apollo-Ridge vaulter soars in final season
By Doug Gulasy 1:29 a.m.
Since Apollo-Ridge senior Reannah Martin took up the pole vault, her technique consisted of doing whatever she could to get over the bar. That approach served ...
Two-out rally lifts West Shamokin past Apollo-Ridge
By Matt Grubba
With two teams trying to snap losing streaks, West Shamokin was the one able to pounce on the opportunity. A two-run single by Shawn Smith keyed a four-run, two-out rally in the second inning for the Wolves, who went on to knock off Apollo-Ridge, 8-3, in a Section 3-AA game ...
Alle-Kiski Valley track honor roll
By Tribune-Review
Track honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Awaun Morris, Valley (54.3) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:22) • 3,200: Jacob Halasowski, Fox Chapel (9:45.16) • 110 hurdles: Jace Roundtree, Kiski Area (14.6) • 300 hurdles: Brandon ...
Apollo-Ridge boys 400-meter relay team works on handoffs in pursuit of record
By Doug Gulasy
Jonah Casella and Tre Tipton know the value of a good handoff — and the cost of a bad one. Besides their experience with the ...
Weather has hampered Apollo-Ridge baseball team’s progress
By Matt Grubba
Apollo-Ridge has waited an offseason for a chance to build on its baseball success of a year ago. The team is hoping the wait is almost over. The Vikings entered the season as one of the favorites to win Section 3-AA, but after having their game against Summit Academy rained out ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Apollo-Ridge softball team ends 23-game losing streak
By Staff Reports
The Apollo-Ridge softball had reason to celebrate Wednesday night. Freshman Teresa Desimone and junior Mariah Laird combined for seven hits in seven at-bats as the ...
Guido: More hardware awaits Tipton at Hall of Fame banquet
By George Guido 12:11 a.m.
We don’t know if two places will be set for Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton at the table with other student honorees at this year’s Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. But the Vikings standout will receive dual awards May 16 at the Clarion Hotel in New Kensington. Tipton will be ...
Teams set mark for 3-pointers as East boys nip West, 110-109, in Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Playing with intensity down the stretch, the East boys outlasted the West, 110-109, to win the 19th annual Cager Classic on Saturday night at Highlands. More ...
Former Apollo-Ridge captain Bartha highlights Armstrong County Hall of Fame class
By George Guido
On March 9, 1991, the Apollo-Ridge girls basketball team defeated Brentwood, 54-51, to win the WPIAL Class AA title at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House. To date, ...
Area baseball teams relying on pitching to achieve ultimate goal
By Matt Grubba
If there’s a common thread between most of the county’s baseball teams, it is experience on the mound. Whether it is the title contenders or the ...
Bishop Canevin’s 3-point prowess dooms Apollo-Ridge, 63-54
By George Guido
Bishop Canevin continued its amazing turnaround Wednesday night. After winning just four games last season, the Crusaders used an early barrage of 3-pointers to down Apollo-Ridge, 63-54, at Northgate. Bishop Canevin (17-6) will take on top-ranked Aliquippa (22-0) in WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal play Saturday at a site and time to be ...
WPIAL basketball preview capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Wednesday’s games Boys Class AAAA First round No. 6 Plum (17-5) v s. No. 11 North Hill s ...

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