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A-K Valley Spotlight Athletes: Burrell's Marena Glaister and Freeport's Dennis Wuyscik

Marena Glaister School: Burrell Class: Junior Sport: Football/soccer Report card: In her first season balancing soccer and football, Glaister made history last Friday when she ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 5

Southeastern (6A) 5-6A Hempfield (3-2, 2-1) at 4-6A Bethel Park (2-2, 2-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: Both teams are coming off tough losses and are vying ...

The Birdie asks:Where has the defense gone?

The Birdie knows the game of football enough to make his weekly picks — "Yeah, right," yells a news writer — but he's been wondering ...

Burrell's Hubbard eyes WPIAL golf finals

Tiger Hubbard stood alone on the driving range before a match against Jeannette at Hill Crest Country Club — his team's home course and the ...

A-K Valley roundup: Burrell volleyball rallies past Bishop Canevin

The surging Burrell girls volleyball team made another statement Monday night. After dropping the first two sets, the Bucs (6-1) rallied for three straight wins and ...

Burrell's Spagnolo brothers take long road to college soccer

The Spagnolos' meandering journey from high school to college soccer had numerous stops, with new obstacles at every turn. But while Pete and Tom Spagnolo might ...

Brown scores five touchdowns in return to lead Apollo-Ridge

Senior Duane Brown returned with relentless potency — at a new position and, self-admittedly, at around 90-percent speed — and Apollo-Ridge fed off his energy ...

Burrell volleyball opens eyes with fast start

Before the season started, Burrell girls volleyball coach Kourtney Foriska said her team was going to surprise some people. That prediction has come to fruition and ...

Touchdown Brown set to return as Apollo-Ridge hosts Burrell

Duane Brown was all dressed up with no place to go last week. Call it a dress rehearsal for the real thing this week — ...

Birdie says it's time for high school teams to release depth charts

Rule changes never sit well with the Birdie, who, as evidenced by last week's picks column, resists change. He'd rather be happy than harried. "It ...

Burrell track star picks Pitt

Nikki Scherer finishes her races in seconds, and she made her college choice almost as quickly. Burrell's star senior sprinter, a WPIAL and PIAA individual champion, ...

Fantastic freshmen step up for A-K Valley soccer teams

With Highlands facing a 2-0 deficit in the second half of a Section 3-AAA game against Indiana last week, coach Brad Walker turned to his ...

Turnovers, running of Seton-La Salle's Deanes do in Burrell

Seton-La Salle took the Lionel express to a bounce-back victory Friday night at Burrell. Junior running back Lionel Deanes ran for 275 yards on 35 carries ...

A-K Valley HSFB notebook: Steel Valley's Ford a familiar foe for Valley

Valley can't seem to avoid Paris Ford. The star wideout and defensive back wreaked havoc on the Vikings last season when he played at Seton-La ...

A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Freeport's Bryce Hanby, Burrell's Danica Johnson

Bryce Hanby School: Freeport Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Report card: A three-year starter for the Yellowjackets, Hanby is coming off a two-goal, three-assist game in ...

Guido: Valley, Deer Lakes to meet unfamiliar foes

More fallout from the move to six enrollment classification for football. Schools playing each other for either the first time, or, seeing schools they have ...

A-K Valley soccer notebook: A-K Valley teams feel effect of lightning rule

One of the PIAA's newest rules on soccer came into play for a few Alle-Kiski Valley teams last week, when lightning and heavy rain Sept. ...

Burrell RB suffers season-ending injury

Burrell received some troubling news Monday. Second-leading rusher Jack Ryan is out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, coach Dave Bellinotti ...

Alle-Kiski high school notebook: WPIAL tennis schedule gets makeover

Usually, by this time in the fall sports season, the individual girls tennis postseason has begun — with section singles tournaments. But a significant schedule ...

A-K Valley high school roundup: Burrell girls topple Springdale

If Burrell was looking to get the attention of its Section 2-AA girls soccer opponents, the Bucs might have done so Saturday morning in Lower ...

Burrell holds on in late scoring flurry to top Shady Side Academy

It was a little too close for comfort for Burrell Dave Bellinotti, but he will take it. In what turned into a wild shootout, ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 2

Allegheny 9 (5A) 4-5A West Allegheny (1-0, 1-0) at North Hills (1-1, 0-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: West Allegheny looks to stay among the Allegheny ...

Guido: Armstrong's Dudek rises up rushing list

The reign of Zane is to gain terrain. Armstrong's Zane Dudek became the all-time rushing leader for the greater Alle-Kiski Valley area Friday by running ...

Hopewell edges Burrell in nonconference contest

It was a tale of two halves for Burrell. After ending the first half with a 13-point lead and physically imposing their will, the ...

Valley high school football notebook: Week Zero a hit with local teams

Area teams that played Week Zero games instead of a second scrimmage last week think they made the right call — and they would do ...


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