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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 ...
Redbank Valley’s Dougherty, Ford City’s Davis named Leader Times Players of the Year
By Matt Grubba
Redbank Valley’s Jake Dougherty and Ford City’s Christina Davis were named the Leader Times Basketball Players of the Year. JAKE DOUGHERTY Redbank Valley ...
Leader Times high school notebook: Kittanning, Ford City to end rivalry on diamond
By Matt Grubba
It’s almost time for the Kittanning-Ford City rivalry’s curtain call. With as much fanfare as there was surrounding the schools’ final football and basketball games, it will be on the diamond that the Wildcats and Sabers compete for the final time. Kittanning is scheduled to host the final meeting between the ...
West Shamokin softball team improves to 2-0 by beating Ford City
By Matt Grubba
In a game switched from at home to on the road, West Shamokin remembered to bring its bats. The Wolves put together an 11-hit performance, and ...
Guido: Thumbs down to 6 class proposal
By George Guido
North Allegheny and North Hills have played each other in a conference football game every year since 1964 when the old West Penn Conference was ...
Ford City, Kittanning making final appearances at Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Greg Hutcherson knows better than to try to turn the Cager Classic into a Ford City game. Half-court, slow-down basketball with zone defense packed into the ...
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, ...
Butler’s Paul wins state bowling title, Armstrong’s Shaner takes 2nd
By Staff Report 11:53 p.m.
Armstrong bowler Jared Shaner rolled back-to-back 299 games at the Pennsylvania singles tournament Friday in Ephrata. But he finished second. Shaner, who was the top scorer after six qualifying games (269.5 average), lost in the championship match to Neshaminy’s David Moffitt in a roll off. After they each rolled a 211, Moffitt ...
Armstrong County softball teams join same section in Class AA
By Matt Grubba
The farewell tour for Kittanning and Ford City softball will be hitting all the same locales. Kittanning drops from Class AAA to Section 3-AA, which creates ...
Guido: Wrapping up a successful season
By George Guido
It’s time to put another local basketball season on the shelf. And this season had its share of uplifting moments and sad moments. High moments ...
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 ...
Armstrong boys bowling team finishes as regional runner-up
By Staff Reports
Armstrong bowling missed out on making it 2 for 2 in Western Regionals. The Riverhawks boys team, in its second year of existence, finished second in an attempt to defend its title at the Western Regional team championships on Saturday at North Versailles Bowl. Armstrong finished with 3,987 pins, which trailed champion ...
Armstrong hockey looks to next year after PIHL final loss
By Matt Grubba
Erie Cathedral Prep was playing for the third time in four years at Consol Energy Center, and that experience paid off for the Ramblers. Trevor ...
PIHL championship roundup: Canon-McMillan blanks Butler for Class AAA title
By Matt Grubba and Gary Horvath
It didn’t take long for Canon-McMillan’s Austin Czartorsky to break open a defensive struggle. Czartorsky’s two second-period goals, just 10 seconds apart, helped give Canon-McMillan the ...
Armstrong hockey team looks to make ‘prehistory’
By Matt Grubba
On Saturday, Armstrong’s skaters hope to write their names into the school’s prehistory. The Riverhawks will face Erie Cathedral Prep in the PIHL Class AA ...
PIHL Penguins Cup finals preview: Butler chasing 1st title
By Bill Hartlep
Winning the program’s first playoff game since 2004 was nice accomplishment for members of the Butler hockey team. They celebrated the feat after defeating third-seeded ...
Armstrong approves coaches for boys and girls basketball, swimming and wrestling
By Matt Grubba
On a night when Armstrong’s hockey program earned its first championship game appearance, the new school’s other winter sports programs found out who would be trying to lead them to the same goal. The Armstrong School Board approved four varsity coaching hires e_SEmD Greg Hutcherson for boys basketball, Kirk Lorigan ...
Armstrong hockey wins in overtime, earns spot in Penguins Cup final
By Matt Grubba
It’s going to be a Hawky night in Pittsburgh. Jacob Snyder scored 2:59 into overtime to book Armstrong’s place in the PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA final with a 4-3 win over Shaler in the semifinals Monday at RMU Island Sports Center. The Riverhawks (16-4-1), the product of the merger between Kittanning ...
Armstrong, Shaler hockey teams renew rivalry with Penguins Cup berth at stake
By Matt Grubba
A budding rivalry’s rubber match comes with a trip to the Consol Energy Center on the line. Armstrong and Shaler split two regular-season matchups and will ...
Armstrong hockey earns another trip to the semifinals
By Matt Grubba
Two seasons, two semifinal appearances for Armstrong hockey. Christian Miller, Nick Long and Luke Gross scored goals for the Riverhawks, who held off a late Moon ...
Alle-Kiski PIHL capsules
By Doug Gulasy
Wednesday’s games Class AA first round • E -3 Armstrong (14-4-1) v s. W-2 Moon (13-6) 8:30 p.m. , Airport Ice Arena Winner plays: North Hills/Shaler winner Players to watch: Armstrong: Christian Miller (39 goals, 23 assists); Moon: Nick Hart (7 goals, 14 assists) One-timers: For ...
Armstrong County HS notebook: Spring sports teams get started indoors
By Matt Grubba
Whether you want to blame it on climate change or the curse of a rodent from Punxsutawney, the fact is spring weather is nowhere to ...
Alle-Kiski teams learn opponents for PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs
By Bill Beckner Jr/
Four Alle-Kiski hockey teams will open the PIHL postseason this week. The league released its playoff brackets on Saturday. In Class AA, Fox Chapel (8-9-2) will play North Hills (9-10) at 8:30 p.m. Monday at BladeRunners in Warrendale in a play-in game. In the first round, Armstrong (14-4-1) will play Moon ...
High school notebook: Armstrong, Freeport know playoff opponents
By Matt Grubba
With a new format for the PIHL tournament, the two local teams already know their first matchups with the regular season still in progress. Armstrong will ...

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