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Birdie says heat is on for another season of football picks

By The Birdie
The Birdie likes to get up close and personal with the sport he covers so, despite his climbing age, he puts himself through the preseason ...
Burrell looks to rebound from winless season
By George Guido
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle likes to tell his players to go “shower off” a particularly difficult game. The Burrell Bucs had a lot of showering off ...
Burrell golfer trying to live up to name
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Tiger Hubbard was born eight days after his father’s golf hero, Tiger Woods, won the 2001 Masters to hold all four major championships at the ...
Junior QB Garda gives Burrell hope after winless season
By Tribune-Review
As the new season approaches, Burrell would like to put last year’s 0-9 record in the rearview mirror. The Bucs think they have done that and ...
Armstrong players kick off 1st training camp
By Doug Gulasy
Practicing on a field he’d only played on as a visitor, surrounded by a still-unfamiliar color scheme, felt like a “shock” to Joel Tack on ...
Bellinotti brings changes to Burrell football
By Bill Beckner Jr.
From offensive formations to uniforms to training camp location, change is sweeping through the Burrell football program. New coach Dave Bellinotti and his staff are embracing ...
Burrell sophomore Scherer wins state 100-meter title
By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG — Nikki Scherer wore bright orange shoes, pink tape on her legs and a white headband, but her running is what stood out. The Burrell ...
PIAA track and field notebook: Burrell’s Scherer, Valley’s Walters set to race again
By Doug Gulasy
SHIPPENSBURG — Burrell’s Nikki Scherer and Valley’s Ameriah Walters will run Round 3 in their 200-meter dash rivalry Saturday. Both advanced to the semifinals in the ...
Valley’s Walters ready for role as PIAA favorite
By Doug Gulasy
Ameriah Walters surprised even herself with her performance at last season’s PIAA track and field championships, when she outran her seed times and earned a pair of top-three finishes. It’s fair to say the Valley senior won’t sneak up on anyone this year. After winning a pair of gold medals at the ...
Deer Lakes softball advances to WPIAL semifinals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Deer Lakes senior pitcher Tiffany Edwards developed a leg cramp during the top of the seventh inning Tuesday and wasn’t able to push off like ...
Streaks on line for Deer Lakes, Burrell softball
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With a combined 26 consecutive wins, Deer Lakes and Burrell will have to come to terms with a humbling realization heading into their playoff meeting ...
A-K Valley playoff softball capsule
By Bill Beckner Jr.
WPIAL Class AA softball quarterfinals No. 9 Burrell (12-4) vs. No. 1 Deer Lakes (18-1) 4 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Chapel • Winner plays: No. 4 Ellwood City (13-3) or No. 12 Steel Valley (8-6). • Extra bases: Burrell has been one of the hottest offensive teams in the WPIAL, ...
Newest inductees into A-K Valley Hall of Fame credit coaches, parents
By William Whalen
Stories were shared and glory days relived as the Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame welcomed eight new members Saturday night at the Clarion Hotel ...
Walters runs, hurdles way to two gold medals at Class AA meet
By Doug Gulasy
Ameriah Walters thought she “ran horrible” in her first final at Thursday’s WPIAL Class AA track and field championships. She made up for it in ...
Burrell softball advances with dominant offense
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Burrell softball coaches have encouraged players like senior first baseman Haley Kuzmirek to use lighter bats to improve their hitting. Doesn’t seem like it would matter. This team just knows how to use the business end of the aluminum. Heavy hitting continued for the Lady Bucs on Wednesday in the first round ...
New Brighton shuts out Burrell to win 8th in row
By George Guido
New Brighton finished the regular season with seven straight victories. The Lions continued their winning ways Wednesday night with a 5-0 victory over Burrell in a ...
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 ...
A-K Valley WPIAL softball playoffs capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AAA First round No. 15 Knoch (8-8) v s. No. 2 Yough (1 4-3) 4 p.m. Wednesday at Latrobe Winner plays: No. 7 ...
A-K Valley WPIAL baseball playoff capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AAAA No. 2 Plum (18-2) v s. No. 15 Butler (1 0-9) 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shaler Winner plays: No. 7 Canon-McMillan ...
A-K Valley softball teams using 2 pitchers more often
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Unlike baseball, which has rest rules for pitchers, softball has no such restrictions. The same girl could throw every inning of every game. “If you ...
Alle-Kiski softball teams lack experience against out-of-section foes
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Riverview’s Sadie Buchser and Jess Kelley of Freeport are used to travel softball where teams can play an excess of 50 games in one summer ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Playoff-bound Burrell baseball team escapes with win
By Staff Reports
Set to return to the WPIAL playoffs after a one-year absence, Burrell closed the regular season on a high note Wednesday. Ryan Koscianski’s two-run double in ...
Guido: WPIAL enrollment declines seen on draft day
By George Guido
Let’s meet the one and only — Jesse James. No, not the Confederate soldier-turned outlaw in the old Wild West. The modern-day Jesse James, a South Allegheny graduate, was the only player from a WPIAL school selected in last week’s NFL Draft. James, who left Penn State a year early, was picked ...
Surging Burrell softball locks up playoff spot
By Matt Grubba
The turnaround for Burrell softball is complete. Krista York homered, Abby Nitkowski drove in three runs, and Brittany Dunn’s second RBI single ended the game for the Bucs, who clinched a playoff spot with a Section 3-AA win over Kittanning, 10-0, in five innings at Bon Air Elementary School on ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Highlands’ Michaela Geracia, Burrell’s Jiunan Chen
By William Whalen
Michaela Geracia School: Highlands Class: Junior Sport: Softball Report card: In her first season as a full-time starter, Geracia hit her first career grand slam ...

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