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Alle-Kiski roundup: Freeport girls soccer gets key victory

By Staff Reports
Kaylee Comperatore scored two goals, leading the Freeport girls soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Deer Lakes in Section 2-AA on Monday afternoon. Macy …
Freeport’s Clawson settles for silver at WPIAL golf finals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport junior Audrey Clawson put together her best finish in three trips to the WPIAL Class AA girls golf championship and moved on in the …
Freeport’s Clawson confident heading into WPIAL golf championship
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It’s not uncommon for Audrey Clawson to leave her golf bag in the trunk when she heads out to practice at Buffalo Golf Course. Three …
Ground game carries Kittanning to victory over Freeport
By Matt Grubba
Caught up in a shootout during the first half, Kittanning turned the second half into an old-fashioned ground game battle. Zane Dudek rushed for 208 …
The Leader: Playoff picture will come into focus this week
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 5-2 (.714) Season: 21-6 (.778) The Leader doesn’t need glasses the size of Andrew McCutchen’s celebratory champagne goggles to see we’ve hit the midway point of the high school football season. Week 5 is when the playoff picture first comes into focus for WPIAL teams, and this week …
Kittanning, Freeport likely to rely more heavily on passing games
By Matt Grubba
For decades, games between Freeport and Kittanning have been grind-it-out affairs. This year, the football could be spending a lot more time in the air. …
Freeport holds on for 28-26 victory over West Shamokin
By William Whalen
Freeport found out wins don’t come easily in the Allegheny Conference. The Yellowjackets led 14-0 at halftime Friday but had to stave off a comeback by West Shamokin, prevailing 28-26 at James Swartz Memorial Field. “Down 14-0 at the half, we could have packed it in,” West Shamokin coach Jon …
Valley News Dispatch roundup: Freeport’s Clawson reaches WPIAL Class AA golf championship
By Staff Reports
Freeport junior Audrey Clawson advanced to the WPIAL Class AA girls golf championship for the third straight time after finishing second at the Section 1-AA tournament Wednesday at Norvelt Golf Club. Clawson, the top scorer this season for Freeport, shot 4-over-par 76. She made three birdies. Clawson took fourth in …
Romanchak wrecks Deer Lakes’ evening in Freeport’s 34-14 victory
By D.j. Vasil
One thing was clear during Freeport and Deer Lakes’ Allegheny Conference matchup Friday night: Yellowjackets quarterback Andrew Romanchak was in control. Romanchak picked apart the Deer Lakes’ defense with short and quick passes, finishing 18 of 25 for 190 yards and a touchdown as Freeport (2-1, 2-1) defeated Deer Lakes …
Through the years: Milestone win for Freeport coach
By Tribune-Review
Each Friday during high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are part …
Freeport twins inseparable at West Virginia Wesleyan
By D.j. Vasil
Twins are said to be inseparable. Freeport’s Jack sisters are no exception. Having run track and played soccer together at Freeport, Dava and Erica Jack …
Freeport sweeps past Knoch in playoff rematch
By Doug Gulasy
Although the atmosphere at Tuesday night’s Section 4-AA match at Knoch sometimes resembled a gymnastics meet, the Freeport girls volleyball team wasn’t about to take …
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,” …
Pawlak returns to lead defending WPIAL volleyball champion Freeport
By Matt Grubba
This isn’t the first time Freeport has been looked at as the team to beat in girls volleyball, but the Yellowjackets might be more prepared …
Freeport once again team to beat in WPIAL Class AA volleyball
By Matt Grubba
This isn’t the first time Freeport has been looked at as the team to beat in girls volleyball, but the Yellowjackets might be more prepared …
NA, Freeport, Bishop Canevin volleyball teams to be challenged
By Andrew Erickson
North Allegheny girls volleyball heads into the 2014 season searching for answers. The Tigers knew they needed to replace key seniors like outside hitters Ashley …
Freeport twins take same collegiate path
By D.j. Vasil
Twins are said to be inseparable. Freeport’s Jack sisters are no exception. Having run track and played soccer together at Freeport, Dava and Erica Jack didn’t want their run to end there after they graduated last summer. So, the pair took their talents to West Virginia Wesleyan and both will …
Quick start fuels Shady Side Academy to opening win over Freeport
By William Whalen
Big plays and key injuries proved too much to overcome as Freeport dropped its Allegheny Conference opener to No. 8 Shady Side Academy, 23-7, on Friday night at James Swartz Memorial Field. “(Shady Side Academy) has 10 starters back from last year,” Freeport coach John Gaillot said. “I could not …
Leader Times Q&A: Freeport’s Logan Thimons
By Matt Grubba
It’s not common for a high school student to have their college picked out before their junior year, much less a student who is also …
Returning starters to help Freeport rebound
By Bill West
The anxiety set in before Freeport quarterback Andrew Romanchak’s first start and lasted for several weeks during the 2013 season. Now a senior returning starter, …
Class AA breakdown: Revamped Allegheny Conference among many changes
By Bill West
Highlands coach Sam Albert wants his players to fixate on X’s and O’s, not A’s — as in Class AA instead of AAA. Realignment led …
Freeport’s Hochbein twins bring experience on both sides of ball
By Bill West
Freeport’s Hochbein twins have given teachers headaches by showing up at each other’s classes and have fooled football coach John Gaillot by trading their helmet …
HSFB preview by position: Size isn’t the only measure of LBs’ talent
By Chris Harlan
North Allegheny’s Layne Skundrich was the leading tackler on a Class AAAA state championship team, but Alabama won’t be calling him. West Allegheny’s Armand Dellovade, …
Freeport linebacker makes early impression
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport’s Logan Thimons is an outdoors-loving kid. He often helps his father, Jim, work on the family farm. And there aren’t many things he enjoys …
Freeport’s Thimons continues to move forward
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport’s Logan Thimons is an outdoors-loving kid. He often helps his father, Jim, work on the family farm. And there aren’t many things he enjoys …

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