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Freeport looks to air it out again

By Bill Beckner Jr.
John Gaillot calls his Freeport team “football smart,” lauds its athleticism, particularly at receiver. “Our motto is, ‘Do what we do,’ ” the coach said. ...
Freeport football star Thimons might be even better off the field than on it
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Get to know Logan Thimons — his interests, his work ethic, his zest for life — and almost immediately a question mark appears over your ...
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL full of game-changing kickers
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL’s kickers had a remarkable season a year ago with some game-winning kicks and standout performances fit for the record books. ...
From football savvy to smarts, Freeport’s Thimons seems to have it all
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Get to know Logan Thimons — his interests, his work ethic, his zest for life — and almost immediately a question mark appears over your ...
Birdie says heat is on for another season of football picks
By The Birdie
The Birdie likes to get up close and personal with the sport he covers so, despite his climbing age, he puts himself through the preseason ...
Freeport football program ready to embrace change
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport’s football coaches and players have heard the rumblings, the chatter of the displeased. It happened when the program changed its helmets a few years ...
Freeport quarterback makes speedy recovery from ACL tear
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Returning to football has been like riding a bike to Ryan Weigold, and he would know: he rode a stationary bike for months to rehab ...
HSFB preview by position: Defensive linemen show unique brand of athleticism
By Chris Harlan
For around 25 yards, Rashad Wheeler ran like a running back, albeit a 6-foot-4, 285-pound back. The Central Catholic defensive lineman scooped the football from ...
VND notebook: Freeport preps for final year in stadium
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport football plans to the usher in the future while honoring the past. The school is planning several events for its final season at venerable ...
Freeport’s Helman cards ace in opening match
By Bill Beckner Jr.
A pure strike sent the ball high into the air — and straight into a glaring sun — so Freeport senior golfer Nick Helman wasn’t exactly sure where his tee shot went on Friday at Buffalo Golf Course. It couldn’t have been a bad shot. He felt like it went straight, ...
Freeport’s Clawson searches for elusive WPIAL crown
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Audrey Clawson plans to run cross country this fall at Freeport. Not her main sport by any stretch, but it will be a rare time ...
Guido: New Freeport stadium to end an era
By George Guido
Even though no one from the Freeport Area School District asked for my input on the press box design at its new football stadium, the ...
Alle-Kiski high school notebook: Highlands QB using helmet-mounted camera to film practices
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Brayden Thimons lurks like a shark behind the defensive line at Highlands football practice. His fin is a $200 GoPro camera that is fastened to ...
Freeport’s Morrison strong-arms way to title
By D.j. Vasil
Eli Morrison tightened his wrist straps, slapped some chalk onto his hands, took a whiff of some smelling salts and approached the bench. With 230 ...
Players benefit from A-K Valley 7-on-7, Big Man Challenge
By Doug Gulasy
Bobby Jendrejewski spent hours one night watching reruns of the “World’s Strongest Man” competition from the late 1970s and early ’80s. The Freeport senior showed off ...
High school notebook: Freeport’s Pawlak makes nationals again
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Freeport volleyball standout Zoe Pawlak took her game to a national stage again this summer. As a member of the Renaissance Volleyball Club’s 17-under team, ...
Former Freeport pitcher Meta battling illness
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It has been more than two years since Alyssa Meta left Freeport High School, but the former pitching standout has yet to take the circle ...
Kittanning’s Keibler, Freeport’s Kelley named Leader Times Baseball, Softball Players of the Year
By Gary Horvath
Kittanning’s Keibler and Freeport’s Jess Kelley have been selected as the Leader Times Baseball and Softball Players of the Year PLAYER OF THE YEAR ...
New Freeport AD brings passion for job
By Bill Beckner Jr.
You might say Shawn Stivenson already has plenty of experience as an athletic director — just look at his kids’ sports schedules. His 10-year-old son, Brady, ...
Freeport grad Gearhart finds home in South Carolina as coach
By Jerin Steele
Dennis Gearhart’s intention after graduating from Waynesburg University in 2007 was to take a teaching job in the south for a couple of years and ...
Fathers enjoy challenges that come with coaching their own children
By Doug Gulasy
Mike Beale knows he spends more time with his sons, Josh and Ben, than many fathers are able to with theirs. As coach for the Freeport ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 31, 2015
By Joe Sager
Ori Rinaman School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: He captured WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA gold in the 110 hurdles. ...
Knoch’s Geist motivated to win gold
By Doug Gulasy
As if Jordan Geist needed any more motivation after the WPIAL track and field championships, he got some from a statement his father overheard. “Somebody saw ...
Freeport freshman Sarah Smilowitz earns theater on ice gold in Paris
By Jerin Steele
Almost every weekend, Freeport freshman Sarah Smilowitz and her mother, Carrie, make a five-hour trip to the Hartland Ice House near Detroit, where she skates ...

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