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Ford City edges Freeport in extra innings

By Matt Grubba
In a game in which both teams missed plenty of chances, an opportunistic sprint from third made the difference. Anthony Falsetti scored from third when …
Healthy Siegel using his head with Mercyhurst
By Bill West
Restoring a reputation as one of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s elite batters became the top priority for Mercyhurst outfielder Ryan Siegel as soon as …
Local baseball teams ready to resume schedule
By Matt Grubba
High school baseball season is almost three weeks old, but you’d never know it by looking at the standings. Rain, snow and a lack of clear days to allow fields to dry out have conspired to keep teams off the field. But with warmer, sunnier days in the forecast, local …
Burrell softball rallies past Freeport
By Matt Grubba
Freeport’s bats started out hot, but Burrell’s kept connecting to the finish. The Bucs scored four runs in the sixth and three more in the …
Armstrong County Hall of Fame to induct 11 new members
By George Guido
Freeport High School has had an outstanding track and field program for more than 40 years. One of the biggest contributors to that legacy, Linsey …
Realignment juggles A-K Valley baseball, softball teams
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The WPIAL baseball and softball seasons are just beginning, but some coaches already are thinking about next year with the 2015-16 realignment coming out earlier this week. The most notable local baseball changes are in Class AAA, where Deer Lakes and Freeport move up from Class AA, while Kittanning gets …
Kittanning softball team covets playoff berth after 2013’s near-miss
By Matt Grubba
One year after a four-team tiebreaker left Kittanning out of the WPIAL softball playoffs, the Wildcats are ready to avoid that scenario this year. The …
Cager Classic will be last game for many local players
By Matt Grubba
Some of the area’s top basketball seniors will take the court one last time this weekend. The 18th annual Cager Classic takes place Friday and …
Freeport swimmer takes PIAA meet in stride
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — There will be more meets, Freeport junior Bria Otwell figures. One with her club team this weekend, actually. Which means there will be time to improve upon her 200-yard individual medley and 500 freestyle events, which she swam over the weekend at the PIAA Class AA swimming and …
Highlands freshman Bonnett earns second PIAA swimming bronze
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Whether it was working really hard or being at the beginning of her high school swimming career — or a combination — Highlands freshman Bailey Bonnett isn’t going to complain about a four-second drop in time. Bonnett broke five minutes in the 500 free for the first time …
Freeport’s Otwell places 7th in IM
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Freeport senior Bria Otwell has her own unique way of doing things. Swimming happens to be one of those activities. “I’ve found a new approach to swimming: to not be so dead-on serious,” Otwell said. Otwell takes her swimming serious enough, as evidenced by the seventh-place finish she …
Highlands freshman nets PIAA bronze in 200 IM
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Bailey Bonnett’s debut was a successful one. The Highlands freshman took third Friday in the 200-yard individual medley to medal at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. Bonnett, the WPIAL champion in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle, finished with a …
Quaker Valley scores 2 in final minute to edge Freeport in PIHL Class A semifinal
By Matt Grubba
Quaker Valley’s defense of its Penguins Cup title lives on after a last-minute escape. The Quakers scored twice in the final 33 seconds of the …
PIHL semifinals roundup: Quaker Valley rallies to beat Freeport in final second
By Matt Grubba  and Mark Kaboly
Quaker Valley’s defense of its Penguins Cup title continues after a remarkable last-minute escape. The Quakers scored twice in the final 33 seconds of the …
A-K Valley PIHL semifinal capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AA Semifinals Armstrong (17-5-1) vs.  Erie Cathedral Prep (17-4-2) 7 p.m., Tuesday at RMU Island Sports Center Winner plays: Bishop Canevin/Hampton winner Players to …
Freeport’s Hepler will continue hockey career in Alaska
By Jason Orfao
Cole Hepler is putting the finishing touches on a sensational career with Freeport, but the senior has already found his next hockey home. Hepler signed a tender with the North American Hockey League’s Kenai River Brown Bears this weekend to continue his hockey career in Alaska. Hepler gained recognition through …
Freeport advances to PIHL semis by beating Westmont Hilltop
By Jason Orfao
Tied at 1-1 with Westmont Hilltop through the first 17 minutes of Monday’s PIHL Class A quarterfinal, Freeport played the second period with an urgency …
A-K Valley PIHL hockey playoff capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AA Plum (12-7-3) vs. Ha mpton (13-8-1) 9:10 p.m., Monday at Ice Connection Winner plays: Bishop Canevin/North Hills winner Players to watch: P: Joe …
Freeport rolls into Penguins Cup Playoffs on hot streak
By D.j. Vasil
Freeport had a dominant February, finishing the month 5-2 while tallying 42 goals. The Yellowjackets are swarming into the Penguins Cup playoffs, which begin Monday, …
Freeport hockey team enjoys February frenzy
By D.j. Vasil
February was a dominant month for the Freeport hockey team. The Yellowjackets finished the month 5-2 while scoring a whopping 42 goals. They are rolling …
A-K Valley swimmers punch state tickets
By Alex Oltmanns
Pitted against numerous older and more experienced athletes from across the district, it is quite difficult for freshmen swimmers to advance out of the WPIAL meet and onto the PIAA championships. But that’s what two Knoch swimmers were able to achieve Friday at the WPIAL Class AA championships at Pitt’s …
Kittanning’s Joseph shines at WPIAL swim finals
By Jason Mackey
Morgan Joseph’s season-long goal of swimming the 100-yard backstroke under 60 seconds is complete. The Kittanning senior now has a medal to prove it. Joseph finished third in 59.40 seconds Friday at Pitt’s Trees Pool for one of the area’s top showings at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships. “I’m …
Highlands, Knoch freshmen steal WPIAL spotlight at swim championships
By Gary Horvath
Age wasn’t a factor Thursday at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool. Highlands freshman Bailey Bonnett took home the top spot …
200 IM again frustrates Freeport’s Otwell
By Jason Mackey
Bria Otwell wanted to scream — and not out of excitement. The Freeport junior finished third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 10.15 …
Freeport’s Bria Otwell, Kittanning’s Morgan Joseph eye WPIAL swimming titles
By Matt Grubba
For local swim teams entering the WPIAL championships, it’s about quality, not quantity. Even with a limited number of area entrants, standouts such as Freeport …

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