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Leader Times high school notebook: Freeport junior LB impresses at WVU

By Matt Grubba
Logan Thimons added his name to the growing list of Armstrong County’s Division I football prospects. Thimons, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker and rising junior at Freeport, received his first D-I scholarship offer from West Virginia after attending the Mountaineers’ prospect camp Saturday. West Virginia assistants Tom Bradley and Tony Gibson …
Freeport grad picks PSAC’s Mercyhurst
By Matt Grubba
One of Armstrong County’s top hitters is taking his bats to the north. Freeport graduate Matt Swartz, a WPIAL Class AA all-star, will attend Merchyhurst in the fall to join one of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s top baseball programs. Swartz was a Leader Times all-star the last two seasons …
Freeport LB gets WVU offer
By Bill West
Freeport linebacker gets WVU offer Out of the dozens of football players at West Virginia’s prospect camp Saturday, Freeport linebacker Logan Thimons came away with the MVP honor. Yet the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Thimons still hadn’t anticipated what followed moments after he garnered the recognition. Thimons, who will be a junior …
Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Ex-NFL star Christy helping Apollo-Ridge
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jeff Christy left Freeport a few years ago and moved his family to the South Butler School District. The former NFL lineman and Yellowjackets assistant has not gotten back into coaching at Knoch — where his son, Mac, is a promising sophomore — or anywhere else, for that matter. But …
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception …
Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton, Freeport’s Pawlak named Valley News Dispatch Athletes of the Year
By Bill West
Tre Tipton Apollo-Ridge · Junior · Football/Basketball/Track and Field Tre Tipton is a Pitt football recruit because he can pull receptions out of the air, …

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