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Alle-Kiski Spotlight Athletes: Kiski Area’s Alex Ferraro and Freeport’s Katie Hill

By William Whalen
Alex Ferraro School: Kiski Area Class: Junior Sport: Hockey Report card: Ferraro has played every minute between the pipes for the Cavaliers this season. The 5-foot-8 ...
Signing day a formality for Freeport’s Thimons
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The top-rated inside linebacker in the state never entertained scholarship opportunities with other colleges. There was no need to. From the moment Logan Thimons accepted an ...
Guido: Ex-MLB pitcher Minarcin headlines Armstrong County Hall of Fame class
By George Guido
The Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame is getting set for its 43rd induction banquet April 24 at Freeport’s Laube Hall. Twelve athletic figures, including ...
A-K Valley high school notebook: Thimons, Bonelli to ink letters on intent
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Logan Thimons has been enrolled and living on campus at West Virginia for almost a month. But the linebacker recruit from Freeport won’t become an ...
Freeport grad Otwell finds home swimming for PSAC power IUP
By Jerin Steele
Freeport’s Bria Otwell focused solely on Division I scholarship offers while being recruited. A year later, she couldn’t be happier as a Division II swimmer. Otwell, ...
Freeport’s Reichenbaugh nets OT goal in all-star victory
By Staff Reports
Rob Reichenbaugh has 25 goals this season, but the one he scored Sunday was one he could not describe. A game-winning overtime goal in an all-star ...
Freeport linemates earn PIHL all-star nod
By Jerin Steele
When a hockey line jells, it’s almost like the players share a telepathic bond. The chemistry can take some time to come to fruition, but once ...
Former Super Bowl champ Christy adds to Freeport trophy case
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jeff Christy’s No. 40 is the only retired jersey in Freeport history. The No. 50 also will carry significance for the former All-Pro center — and ...
A-K Valley high school roundup: Freeport girls buzz past Shady Side Academy
By Staff Reports
Freeport would like to take a little off the top of the Section 1-AA standings so it could still have a chance at the WPIAL ...
Spotlight Athletes: Burrell’s Tayler Roach, Freeport’s Matt Huston
By Tribune-Review
Tayler Roach School: Burrell Class: Junior Sport: Swimming Report card: A third-year starter, Roach has been an integral part of Burrell’s success this ...
Haberstroh’s OT winner puts Freeport in 2nd place
By Jerin Steele
National Hug Day was observed in the United States on Thursday, and Freeport hockey celebrated it with a group hug at center ice after Stone ...
A-K Valley high school roundup: Freeport boys hold off Armstrong
By Staff Reports
Freeport started out strong but found itself in a tight game late. Behind a big effort by Kris Keppel and Josh Beale, the Yellowjackets got back on the winning track. Keppel had a game-high 26 points, and Beale scored 22 to help Freeport slip past Armstrong, 68-65, in a nonsection boys basketball ...
A-K Valley high school roundup: Freeport girls rebound in OT to defeat Apollo-Ridge
By Staff Reports
Freeport let a double-digit lead slip away in the second half, but the Yellowjackets made up for it in overtime. Zoe Soilis scored a game-high 18 points, and Jenna Manke added 11 points and 11 rebounds, helping Freeport post a 38-32 victory over Section 2-AA rival Apollo-Ridge in girls basketball action ...
Thimons’ return helps spark Highlands rally
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Brayden Thimons was on “emergency only” duty Friday night for Highlands. What constitutes an emergency? How about a double-digit deficit against Freeport? We’re talking Code Red. Back from a thumb injury from football that cost him a dozen games this season, Thimons returned to help boost a team already down one key ...
High school notebook: Alle-Kiski Valley softball players compete in overseas tournament
By Doug Gulasy
A trio of Alle-Kiski Valley softball players are taking their game overseas this weekend. Highlands senior infielder Michaela Geracia and junior catcher Olivia Graff and Freeport ...
A-K Valley high school roundup: Fast start leads Freeport hockey past West Allegheny
By Staff Reports
In a matchup against one of the top teams in PIHL Class A, a fast start made the difference for Freeport. The Yellowjackets scored four first-period goals, allowing them to post a 5-3 victory over West Allegheny in a nonconference game at Belmont Ice Complex. Stone Haberstroh, Mickey Frazetta, Joel Bednar ...
Alle-Kiski basketball notebook: Spartans’ streak in jeopardy
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kelly Robinson will talk to his team about its next opponent, its half-court defense or what the players did over the weekend. Don’t expect any ...
Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Freeport digs volleyball honors
By Bill Beckner Jr.
That Freeport had another extended stay in the girls volleyball postseason in the fall was no surprise: the Yellowjackets have become a perennial power in ...
Balanced attack lifts improving Deer Lakes past Freeport
By George Guido
Deer Lakes coach Terence Parham likes the improvement he sees in his team from the opening night of the season five weeks ago. The Lancers parlayed that improvement into a 56-45 victory over host Freeport on Friday in Section 1-AAA action. Zach Butler led three Deer Lakes scorers in double figures ...
A-K Valley roundup: Freeport’s Soilis reaches milestone in victory
By Staff Reports
Freeport’s week of basketball milestones continued Thursday night. Zoe Soilis scored 21 points, exceeding the career 1,000-point mark, in leading Freeport girls basketball to a 47-31 victory over South Allegheny (3-9, 0-6) in Section 2-AA play. Freeport boys basketball player Josh Beale also hit 1,000 career points this week. Soilis reached the milestone ...
2015 Valley News Dispatch football all-stars
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Apollo-Ridge’s Duane Brown and Freeport’s Logan Thimons have been selected as the Valley News Dispatch’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year for football, respectively. ...
Alle-Kiski notebook: Basketball collision invokes concussion rule
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Two things came out of last week’s Highlands-Freeport boys game: One, Highlands has the ability to shoot the lights out. Two, if there’s a doctor in the ...
Highlands runs wild in section opener at Freeport
By George Guido
Highlands coach Tyler Stoczynski was looking for wire-to-wire intensity from his Golden Rams as section play began. He got it Friday night as Highlands went on ...
Freeport hockey starts strong
By Jerin Steele
Before the season, Freeport hockey coach Mel Reichenbaugh said he thought Class A would be open with perennial contenders Mars, Quaker Valley and Hempfield moving ...
Alle-Kiski Valley basketball ‘Starting 5’s’
By Bill Beckner Jr.
WPIAL basketball opens Friday. Here are some things to look for this season in the A-K Valley: Boys 5 Storylines to watch • ...
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