Apollo-Ridge Sports

Apollo-Ridge's miscues prove costly in loss to Shady Side Academy

Already in the driver's seat for a rare section title, Apollo-Ridge had an opportunity Monday to put some distance between itself and its competitors. The ...

Night baseball offers challenges for A-K Valley teams

As the clock approached 9 p.m. April 4, with his team's game against Apollo-Ridge at Kelly Automotive Park delayed nearly an hour, St. Joseph coach ...

A-K Valley high school roundup: Apollo-Ridge baseball edges Burrell

Daniel Rametta and his Apollo-Ridge baseball teammates exacted some revenge on Burrell. Rametta launched a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning ...

Injuries healed, Apollo-Ridge's Neal earns spot in baseball showcase

Brady Neal went from the disabled list to Pirate City. The senior from Apollo-Ridge, besieged by injuries the past two years, will get a unique opportunity ...

Apollo-Ridge junior Butz gets sprinting start to season

In each of his offseason track workouts, Dillon Butz focused on his starts. He worked on it almost every day over the summer, often for two ...

Knee surgery to sideline Apollo-Ridge's Brown

Apollo-Ridge star football player Duane Brown's senior season could be in jeopardy after he tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during a ...

A-K Valley roundup: Suicide squeeze seals Apollo-Ridge victory

Apollo-Ridge used the element of surprise to get its first win of the season. Mollie Charlton laid down a suicide-squeeze bunt, scoring Tessa DeSimone in the ...

Lefties anchor Apollo-Ridge baseball team's rotation

A knuckleball can be the most antagonizing pitch for any hitter. Apollo-Ridge junior left-hander Jayson Sowers plans on having his knuckleball dance all season as ...

Apollo-Ridge softball team hopes for breakout season

Having consistent pitching can be the key to improving any softball team. Apollo-Ridge might know a thing or two about that this season. While it was ...

Knoch's Geist motivated to win gold

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 ...

A-K Valley roundup: Valley's Emricko places 12th at WPIBL championships

Valley's Gianni Emricko put together a 204 game on the way to a 581 series and a 12th-place finish at the WPIBL boys bowling championships ...

Spotlight athletes: Valley's Gianni Emricko, Apollo-Ridge's Elizabeth Penrose

Gianni Emricko School: Valley Class: Junior Sport: Bowling Report card: Emricko leads the Vikings with a 204 average through 10 matches. He bowled a ...

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart streaks past Apollo-Ridge in WPIAL Class AA playoffs

Apollo-Ridge knew it faced a tall task in its first-round playoff game against top-seeded Our Lady of the Sacred Heart on Wednesday. But thanks to ...

New WPIAL alignment narrows 3A playoff window

It just got a lot more difficult to make the WPIAL football playoffs in Class 3A, and that is where most Alle-Kiski Valley teams will ...

Alle-Kiski Valley basketball playoff capsules

Boys Class AAA No. 4 Highlands (18-4) vs. No. 13 Trinity (13-8) 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY at Fox Chapel Winner gets: No. 5 Hampton (15-7) or ...

Bonelli, Vikings make big points in playoff rematch with Frazier

Megan Bonelli not only is a senior leader on the basketball court for Apollo-Ridge, but she also has been a standout kicker for the football ...

A-K Valley playoff basketball capsules

Boys Class AAA Preliminary round Knoch (14-7) vs. Montour (12-9) 8 p.m. Friday at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Winner gets: No. 1 New Castle (21-1) at ...

A-K Valley high school roundup: Apollo-Ridge girls earn playoff berth

Holding on to a five-point lead at halftime, Apollo-Ridge girls basketball needed a strong second half to clinch its third consecutive WPIAL playoff appearance. A dominant ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Thimons, Bonelli to ink letters on intent

Logan Thimons has been enrolled and living on campus at West Virginia for almost a month. But the linebacker recruit from Freeport won't become an ...

Burrell thwarts Apollo-Ridge upset bid, wins 51-36

Burrell is beginning to fine-tune its game as it starts the descent toward the end of the regular season. But the Bucs, despite blossoming into ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: Apollo-Ridge girls open eyes with win over GCC

The Apollo-Ridge girls turned heads Monday night when they upset Greensburg Central Catholic, a team they have struggled to play close for years, 37-36. The ...

A-K Valley roundup: Apollo-Ridge girls score key victory

Check one off of Jim Callipare's wish list for 2016. The Apollo-Ridge girls basketball coach had never beaten perennial power Greensburg Central Catholic in his two-plus ...

Galloway's late free throw, key block send host Apollo-Ridge into tournament title game

Apollo-Ridge and Leechburg didn't play each other the way the Leechburg Tip-off tournament fell earlier this month. But the two Kiski Valley rivals more than made ...

Alle-Kiski roundup: Apollo-Ridge girls basketball team downs South Allegheny

Playing well in the third quarter is turning into the Apollo-Ridge girls basketball team's specialty. The latest example came Monday night. Apollo-Ridge blanked South Allegheny in ...

2015 Valley News Dispatch football all-stars

Apollo-Ridge's Duane Brown and Freeport's Logan Thimons have been selected as the Valley News Dispatch's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year for football, respectively. ...


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