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Freeport boys focused on playing together to improve on 8-12 mark

By Doug Gulasy
Freeport boys basketball coach Mike Beale fully expects his team to share the basketball this season. That certainty comes not from a team strategy but from ...
Freeport girls to rely on depth in drop to Class AA
By Doug Gulasy
While competing in Section 1-AAA alongside large schools such as Hampton and Mars in recent years, the Freeport girls basketball team found its depth couldn’t ...
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Freeport hockey rolls past Greensburg Salem
By Staff Reports
After three straight overtime games, Freeport’s hockey team found itself in a shootout. Stone Haberstroh had three goals and four assists to lead the Yellowjackets to a PIHL Class A win over Greensburg Salem, 11-6, at the Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg on Thursday night. Robbie Reichenbaugh added a goal and ...
VND roundup: Freeport hockey team edges Franklin Regional 6-5 in overtime
By Staff Report
Stone Haberstroh’s goal 4:07 into overtime lifted the Freeport hockey team to a 6-5 victory over Franklin Regional (3-4) on Tuesday at Center Ice Arena. Haberstroh’s goal, his second of the game, came off assists from Robert Reichenbaugh and Hunter Kepple. Reichenbaugh led Freeport (4-3) with two goals and three assists, and ...
Freeport grad living baseball dream with Nationals
By Doug Gulasy
Like many baseball fans, Adam Cromie read “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” when it came out in 2003. But more than being ...
Guido: DeWitt led Freeport to WPIAL title game 25 years ago
By George Guido
Through the Years will resume Nov. 28 with a look at the final football games of defunct Alle-Kiski Valley high schools. Freeport punched its ticket to a seventh WPIAL title game with a 28-21 semifinal victory over Jeannette on Nov. 17, 1989. Jason DeWitt scored on touchdown runs ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Plum’s David Stonebraker, Freeport’s Cassandra Suran
By Alex Novickoff
David Stonebraker School: Plum Sport: Hockey Class: Senior Report card: Stonebraker leads the Mustangs with 12 points, tallying nine goals and three assists through ...
Freeport swimmer Otwell signs with Towson
By Doug Gulasy
Not even making her college commitment official kept Freeport senior Bria Otwell from getting her swim practice in Wednesday morning. Otwell woke before 5 a.m. ...
Freeeport volleyball team bows out of PIAAs with 4-set loss to Fort LeBoeuf
By Matt Grubba
For the second year in a row, Freeport’s volleyball season ended at the hands of an Erie-area powerhouse. The Yellowjackets took the first set but couldn’t ...
Freeport girls look to rebound in PIAA tournament
By Doug Gulasy
The Freeport girls volleyball team spent the first two months of the 2014 season as the biggest target in WPIAL Class AA. After getting upset by ...
Ford City’s teamwork, emotion take center stage in semifinal win over Freeport
By Matt Grubba
The Ford City girls volleyball team caught an emotional wave and rode it right past the defending WPIAL champs. The fourth-seeded Sabers bounced back from dropping ...
Freeport, Ford City set for playoff battle
By Matt Grubba
Fox Chapel is the site, but it will be an Armstrong County affair in the Class AA girls volleyball semifinals. Defending champion and top seed ...
Freeport girls rally past Montour to reach WPIAL volleyball semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
The Freeport girls volleyball team found itself behind in the early stages of each set during its WPIAL quarterfinal matchup against Montour, but the Yellowjackets ...
Freeport, Ford City prepare for volleyball quarterfinals
By Matt Grubba
Ford City vs.  Seton-La Salle 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Chapel What’s at stake: A semifinal against the Freeport/Montour winner and a berth in the ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Oct. 26, 2014
By Joe Sager
Andrew Romanchak School: Freeport Year: Senior Sport: Football Claim to fame: Romanchak set a school record when he passed for 443 yards in a win ...
Valley, Freeport provide special moment for Clarke in regular-season finale
By Thomas Zuck
In a season filled with frustration for Valley and Freeport, the teams conspired to end the season on an exhilarating high at James E. Swartz ...
A-K Valley football notebook: Christy has best of both worlds as coach, father
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jeff Christy is a volunteer assistant football coach at Apollo-Ridge, but he hasn’t seen the Vikings play once all season — sans a scrimmage against ...
Top-seeded Freeport slips past Kittanning
By Matt Grubba
The start to Freeport’s WPIAL title defense wasn’t flawless, but it was effective. Zoe Pawlak had a match-high 17 kills and seven blocks to lead the ...
VND spotlight athletes
By Alex Novickoff
Eric Kennedy School: Kiski Area Class: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Report card: Kennedy, who qualified for the PIAA championships as a freshman, has been hampered ...
Freeport’s Clawson claims 3rd at PIAA golf
By Paul Schofield
YORK — Freeport junior Audrey Clawson knew she had to put together another solid round if she hoped to return home with a Class AA gold medal from the PIAA golf championships. But Clawson had to settle for her best finish in three tries at the tournament Tuesday at Heritage Hills ...
Freeport volleyball team’s other foe is complacency
By Matt Grubba
The WPIAL volleyball playoffs begin this week, and for the first time, defending Class AA champ Freeport is the team to beat — on paper. Freeport ...
Freeport volleyball team fights another foe — complacency
By Matt Grubba
The WPIAL volleyball playoffs begin this week, and for the first time, defending Class AA champ Freeport is the team to beat — on paper. ...
Freeport falls prey to Montour firepower
By Matt Grubba
Freeport’s stay in the WPIAL girls soccer playoffs was short, but its coaches hope it also was meaningful. Victoria Kocsuta scored four goals, and Jane Schleicher had two to lead No. 5 Montour to a win at home over the 12th-seeded Yellowjackets, 8-1, in the WPIAL Class AA first round Saturday. Kemper ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
By Joe Sager
Anthony Werth School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Werth, a forward, helped Butler get back to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Butler ...
Freeport QB sets passing mark in rout
By Doug Gulasy
Freeport quarterback Andrew Romanchak thought the pass fell incomplete. Coach John Gaillot worried it might get intercepted. Instead, the ball deflected off intended receiver Justin Brestensky, dropped ...

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