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Merger sparks position battles at Armstrong

By Doug Gulasy
Plenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will look like. But the uncertainty isn’t limited to opposing locker rooms. The merger of Ford ...
High school senior, Eagle Scout designs Armstrong cross country course
By Jerin Steele
Nathan Goldner spent a long time contemplating what he should do for his Eagle Scout service project. To complete the project, Goldner had to plan, ...
Armstrong football successful in debut during summer competition at Juniata
By William Whalen
Fresh off its recent first-place finish at a 7-on-7 competition, the Armstrong football team returned home to the river valley from Juniata College poised and ...
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 ...
Armstrong athletic directors tackle big job
By Jerin Steele
It’s still a couple of months before the first school bell rings at new Armstrong High School, but as each summer day passes by, the ...
Guido: 48 years later, Armstrong School District down to 2 high schools
By George Guido
Wednesday is the first official day for the new Armstrong High School. There won’t be any classes, but the school officially comes in existence as ...
Basketball camp teaches more than hoops
By Gary Horvath
The fourth annual Hard Work Pays Off youth basketball camp has held up to its name this week. For two hours each day, 127 second through ...
Armstrong High Schools hires spring sports coaches
By Gary Horvath
The coaching staff for the first season of Armstrong High School athletics is complete. River Hawks spring coaches were announced at Monday’s school board meeting, with all but one hire coming from the staffs of Kittanning and Ford City, which are merging to form the Armstrong school district. Shauna Troup was ...
Armstrong’s Miller to continue hockey progression with Indiana team
By Gary Horvath
Armstrong hockey senior Christian Miller has signed with the Indiana Attack of the Tier III junior U.S. Premier Hockey League Mid-West Division for the 2015-16 ...
Leader Times notebook: Armstrong’s spring teams heading south
By Matt Grubba
While many of the new school’s other teams will go west, Armstrong’s spring teams are headed south. The WPIAL unveiled sections for 2016 spring sports earlier this week, and the Riverhawks’ baseball and softball teams are scheduled for plenty of trips into and through Westmoreland County during their inaugural seasons. Armstrong baseball ...
Spotlight athletes: Fox Chapel’s Michael Bove, Ford City’s Blair Willyard
By William Whalen
Michael Bove School: Fox Chapel Class: Junior Sport: Track and Field Report card: Bove placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55 ...
Guido: Long road trips await Armstrong teams next spring
By George Guido
The new Armstrong High School spring sports teams ought to get away game buses with plenty of traveling music piped in. Some long road trips will be in the offing as the Riverhawks make their 2016 debut, particularly in baseball and softball. Armstrong was placed in spring sports sections Monday night ...
Ford City, Kittanning athletes represent schools’ last time at PIAA track meet
By Matt Grubba
Blair Willyard and Nick Bowers have a chance to make the PIAA medal stand the final stop for Ford City and Kittanning athletics. The seniors will ...
Timely hitting carries second-seeded Brownsville past Ford City
By Matt Grubba
Where Ford City failed to cash in on its chances, Brownsville seized opportunity. A two-run double by Travis Bevard led to a five-run third inning for ...
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 ...
Kittanning, Ford City seeking 1st-round upsets
By Matt Grubba
If Kittanning or Ford City is to extend their final baseball season, it will require a first-round upset. The Wildcats’ loss in their section finale proved ...
Gorman: Last hero of a lost rivalry
By Kevin Gorman
Zane Dudek saw the sign and broke out in the biggest smile, as the third-base coach waved him home. His inside-the-park home run was a ...
Kittanning baseball beats Ford City in rivalry’s final game
By Matt Grubba
With a fly ball off the bat of Ford City’s Anthony Falsetti into the glove of Kittanning center fielder Brady Crissman, the Armstrong County rivalry ...
Kittanning softball team defeats Ford City in teams’ final meeting
By George Guido
Kittanning won the final girls athletic event against Ford City, 9-6, on Tuesday in a Section 3-AA softball game at Manorville Field. The victory pushed the Wildcats one game over .500 (8-7, 7-6). Kittanning will face West Shamokin at home Wednesday in the softball program’s final game. Both schools will combine July ...
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 ...
Kittanning, Ford City square off for final time in track
By Matt Grubba
It lacked the fanfare or the hostility of the final games in football and basketball, but the Kittanning/Ford City rivalry moved one step closer to ...
Big 2nd inning proves just enough for Sabers
By Matt Grubba
It took less than two innings for a game between Armstrong neighbors to hit its turning point. Ford City scored four times and batted around in the second inning after West Shamokin left the bases loaded in the top half, and that swing led to the Sabers grabbing a 6-3 Section ...
High school notebook: Final Kittanning-Ford City game rescheduled
By Matt Grubba
The Kittanning/Ford City rivalry now is scheduled for a swan song under the lights. The nonsection baseball matchup between the Wildcats and Sabers, which is the final scheduled meeting between the schools in any sport, has been moved to a 7 p.m. start May 5 at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler. The ...
Resilient Kittanning softball steals one from Ford City
By Matt Grubba
Wild pitch walk-offs are becoming a Kittanning tradition. Just as their baseball team did Monday against Yough, the Wildcats’ softball team notched a comeback win when ...
Guido: Armstrong athletic facilities get face-lift
By George Guido
Scholastic sports facilities related to the new Armstrong High School will be getting an orange-and-blue makeover. The school board awarded painting contracts Monday to two ...
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