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West Shamokin spoils Ford City festivities

By Matt Grubba
A night that began as a celebration for Ford City football ended with one for West Shamokin. Wolves quarterback Alex Lasslo scored both touchdowns and …
Ford City volleyball clinches first place in section
By Matt Grubba
Ford City walked off the court at Kittanning having left no doubt who the top team was in Section 3-AA. The Sabers earned the outright …
The Leader says a proper home is key for Redhawks
By The Leader
Last week: 7-0 (1.000) Season: 38-9 (.809) The Leader has a call in to the Audubon Society after reading earlier this week about a group of homeless ‘Hawks. It’s almost a year until the Armstrong Riverhawks are scheduled to make their debut on the football field, but the team already …
Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Ford City’s Zeke Walker
By Doug Gulasy
In a season full of big plays, Zeke Walker made one of his biggest last week. Walker, a senior running back for Ford City, caught …
Ford City looks to stay in playoff hunt in last ever home game
By Matt Grubba
Ford City will turn up the lights for the Sabers’ last ever home game Friday night. West Shamokin hopes the night ends with the lights …
Ford City volleyball team clinches share of section title
By Staff Reports
In the final game on its home floor, Ford City volleyball made sure it will get the banner it wanted to add to the wall …
Ford City volleyball team earns share of 1st section title by beating Greensburg Salem, 3-0
By Matt Grubba
In the final game on its home floor, Ford City volleyball made sure it will get the banner it wanted to add to the wall …
Guido: Ford City gearing up for possible dream showdown
By Tribune-Review
Ford City is preparing for its final home game Friday against West Shamokin at 7 p.m. But it might not be the last scholastic football …
Late touchdown lifts Ford City past Deer Lakes
By William Whalen
Ford City junior quarterback Anthony Falsetti connected with Zeke Walker for an 18-yard touchdown with seven seconds remaining Friday to give the Sabers a 34-27 Class AA Allegheny Conference win over Deer Lakes at Lancer Stadium. “I saw Zeke (Walker) had a little separation and he could probably outjump him, …
Allegheny Conference games heating up for The Leader
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 6-0 (1.000) Season: 31-9 (.775) It’s do-or-die time in the  Allegheny Conference. With a jumbled middle of the pack in the league — six of the 10 teams fall between 4-2 and 2-4 — and only Highlands and Apollo-Ridge rising above the morass, there are eight teams with …
Sabers shut down Wolves; in tie for 1st place
By Matt Grubba
Ford City’s route to its first volleyball section title is a clear path. Justyne Lasher had a match-high 15 kills to lead the Sabers to a 3-0 Section 3-AA win Tuesday at West Shamokin, which puts Ford City in sole possession of first place with just three matches remaining. The …
No. 6 Apollo-Ridge races past Ford City
By Matt Grubba
Ford City wanted to play a grind-it-out game, while Apollo-Ridge wanted end-to-end action. The Vikings got their way. Jonah Casella and Duane Brown both scored …
The Leader expecting more surprises this week
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 4-3 (.571) Season: 25-9 (.735) The surprises never cease for The Leader. Just when he thought he had a feel for the football teams in Armstrong County, one of the banner programs e_SEmD Ford City e_SEmD shocks everyone by beating Shady Side Academy and taking what probably is …
Ford City visits Apollo-Ridge with upset in mind
By Matt Grubba
One team is coming off its biggest win of the season. The other is coming off its first loss. Ford City can establish itself as …
Ford City upsets No. 9 Shady Side Academy behind Walker’s 5 TDs
By William Whalen
Zeke Walker’s career-high five-touchdown performance coupled with two late defensive stands with less than two minutes to go gave Ford City a 34-33 upset over No. 10 Shady Side Academy in front of a spirited homecoming crowd at Ford City Athletic Field. “You can see the maturity, our guys are …
Ford City volleyball blanks Kittanning to stay perfect at home
By Matt Grubba
When Ford City knocked off Kittanning in girls volleyball in their second meeting last season, it was considered an upset. The Sabers haven’t lost on …
Late FG again wins it for Valley
By George Guido
Valley seems to be kicking its way into Allegheny Conference contention. For the second time this season, a field goal by senior kicker Rory Baker …
Ford City girls volleyball playing for 1st section banner
By Matt Grubba
A look around the venerable gym at Ford City displays quite a list of championships. Banners hanging in the gym show a WPIAL-record 33 section …
The Leader: Tour of Armstrong County sports leaves longing for football
By The Leader
Last week: 6-1 (.857) Season: 16-4 (.800) The time had come for The Leader to broaden his horizons. Sure, it’s a great thing to be Armstrong County’s grandest expert of the gridiron, but the job mostly boils down to nine Fridays in the fall. Needing something to do during the …
Leader Times Q&A: Ford City’s John Bittner
By Matt Grubba
In the long history of Ford City football, there have been many good linemen and many players who can make things happen in the kick-return …
Ford City does little wrong in blanking Burrell
By R.A. Monti
Ford City’s defense was almost flawless in the Sabers’ 27-0 win over Burrell on Friday at Burrell  Stadium. The Sabers (1-2, 1-2) held the Bucs …
Ford City beats West Shamokin to take Section 3-AA lead
By Matt Grubba
The time when Ford City volleyball can fly under the radar might have ended Thursday. The Sabers gutted out two sets that reached extra points to come out with a 3-0 win over West Shamokin and take sole possession of first place in Section 3-AA. Justyne Lasher had a match-high …
Leader Times notebook: Ford City volleyball off to sterling start
By Matt Grubba
It won’t show up in their overall record, but Ford City girls volleyball turned in another impressive performance over the weekend. The Sabers knocked off Class AA No. 5 Seton-La Salle by set scores of 26-24 and 25-21 to win the championship Saturday at the sixth annual Kiski Area Tournament. …
Late touchdowns propel Freeport to 19-0 victory over Ford City
By Bill Whalen
Freeport’s offense finally found the gas pedal and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 19-0 shutout victory over Ford City on Friday night in the final  Class AA Allegheny Conference matchup between the schools in Ford Cliff. “They tried to be too calm, and you can’t play this game calm,” …
Kittanning Leader Times Q&A: Ford City’s Garrett Virostek
By Matt Grubba
Losses in Week 1 might cause some football players to panic, but Ford City’s Garrett Virostek knows as well as anyone there’s a long season …

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