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Freeport football team visits police stations

Freeport's football program is used to spending summers helping people in the community and doing charity work in the area. On Friday, the Yellowjackets decided ...

Despite 8th-inning rally, Kiski Valley falls in Region 7 title game

BEDFORD — Sometimes an errant throw can swing the momentum in baseball, and that was the case in Wednesday's Pennsylvania American Legion Region 7 tournament ...

Rising Kiski School senior Manko earning more attention from college lacrosse programs

It has been two years since Peyton Manko left Freeport and took his lacrosse talents to The Kiski School. The rising senior has taken advantage of ...

Freeport's Earley forged enviable coaching legacy

While his Freeport football teams rode an incredible wave of success, coach Don Earley remained humble. Always willing to step back and give his assistant coaches ...

Former Freeport football coach Earley dies at age 85

Freeport is mourning the loss of one of its most revered coaches. Longtime football coach Don Earley died Thursday at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. ...

Freeport's Josh Beale named Valley News Dispatch Male Athlete of the Year

Josh Beale often made the tough plays seem routine. • Grabbing a rebound and going end-to-end for a layup in basketball. • One-handing a tight ...

Deer Lakes' Taliani named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Maria Taliani DEER LAKES, SENIOR, LEFT FIELD After her historic, three-home-run, seven-RBI performance in last year's WPIAL Class AA championship game ...

Freeport's Pastorek named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Nathan Pastorek FREEPORT, SENIOR, PITCHER Nathan Pastorek's Freeport jersey number came via process of elimination. As a freshman on the Yellowjackets' 2013 ...

A-K Valley HS notebook: Valley football players to continue careers in college

When Muzzy Colosimo took over the Valley football program in 2014, his top priority was to help the program win. But a very close second ...

New baseball coach Carr taking to Freeport

Ed Carr doesn't have the fondest baseball memories of Freeport. A former player at Penn Hills, Carr's high school career ended when the Indians lost to ...

Freeport prepares to unveil $4.48 million stadium complex

John Gaillot envisions opening night and his face lights up. He's like a kid who can't wait to tell an unbelievable story. He almost can't ...

After 22 years, Graczyk resigns post as Freeport baseball coach

Chris Graczyk said the Freeport baseball team was like a second family to him, and he will miss it, but home is where his heart ...

Freeport bowler strikes down obstacles

Rachel McCandless was 2 years old when she rolled her first bowling ball down a lane. She was just a kid enjoying a simple moment. Though ...

A-K Valley PIAA track notebook: Shippensburg weather takes a toll on athletes

SHIPPENSBURG — Bobby Jendrejewski offered a two-word assessment of Friday's weather at the PIAA track and field championships. "It's terrible," the Freeport senior said. High temperatures ...

Kiski Area thrower Johnson notches career best at PIAA meet

SHIPPENSBURG — Naudia Johnson came to track and field out of necessity after she and friend Liz Debich were cut from the Kiski Area softball ...

Division I recruits power South Park softball past Freeport in quarterfinals

If Freeport softball is going to continue its progression from a young-to-experienced program, it might have to build some scar tissue first. The Yellowjackets moved into ...

Freeport-South Park softball game postponed

Freeport's first WPIAL softball quarterfinal appearance since 2012 will wait another day. Inclement weather Monday forced the postponement of the Yellowjackets' Class AA quarterfinal against South ...

A-K Valley softball quarterfinal playoff capsules

Class AA Quarterfinals No. 2 Deer Lakes (16-4) vs. No. 7 Laurel (15-4) 4 p.m. Monday at Seneca Valley • Coaches: Craig ...

Confidence soaring for Freeport girls

With her team's first postseason victory in four years hanging in the balance, just 20 minutes after it seemed in the bag, Freeport pitcher Kristie ...

Small ball carries No. 11 Freeport to quarterfinals

For much of the season, Freeport relied on home runs for offensive success. The team that finished the regular season with 20 long balls didn't have ...

Burrell sprinter Scherer chasing WPIAL records

Nikki Scherer was enjoying her experience running the 200 meters at the WPIAL Class AA track and field qualifiers last week. Then the lights went out. "I ...

No. 2 Montour thwarts late rally to topple Freeport in 1st round

Freeport has faced some of the WPIAL's top pitchers this season. So it was no surprise the Yellowjackets scored three earned runs off Montour junior Trent ...

A-K Valley baseball playoff capsules

Class AAAA No. 13 Kiski Area (11-7) vs. No. 4 Hempfield (14-6) 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: Bethel Park (14-6)/Franklin Regional ...

Catchers playing crucial roles for playoff-bound A-K Valley softball teams

Deer Lakes senior catcher Sarah Blinn is headed to Morehead State in Kentucky to study veterinary technology. She said she might join the school's equestrian ...

A-K Valley softball playoff capsules

Class AA No. 2 seed Deer Lakes (15-4) vs. No. 15 Carmichaels (11-8) 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Community Park Winner plays: Laurel ...


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