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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 ...

Alle-Kiski Valley baseball teams relying on aces to advance in WPIAL postseason

Although he never expects to learn too much, Nate Pastorek typically will look up his expected mound opponent before big games. Call it a matter of ...

A-K Valley baseball teams enter playoffs as underdogs

The path ahead of his team in the WPIAL baseball playoffs appears daunting, but Springdale coach Jim Hastings found reason for optimism. As the No. 15 ...

Freeport grad Dunn caps strong baseball career at Westminster

When Ryan Dunn found himself in a leadership role for the Westminster baseball team this spring, he thought back to the advice he received from ...

Deer Lakes snags No. 2 seed for WPIAL softball tournament

For the most part, Section 3 softball drew favorably from the WPIAL — in the form of two of the top-5 seeds — when the ...

Guido: Freeport boys track team burnishes WPIAL track legacy

Freeport won another boys team track title Monday and added to the school's impressive legacy. It marks the sixth team title for the boys program ...

Freeport boys cruise to 1st WPIAL title since 2010

Freeport senior Dylan Hochbein broke well ahead of the pack and sprinted to a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash. About two hours later, teammates Noah ...

Deer Lakes earns share of 5th straight section title

When Deer Lakes lost to Freeport about a month ago the Lancers took exception to the visiting Yellowjackets' extended celebration in West Deer. The loss ...

Extra-inning heroics send Freeport to WPIAL playoffs

After going hitless in his first three at-bats, Derek Jones felt he just needed to get his timing down against Hampton starter Blaine Crawford. Jones' ...

Freeport softball's DeJidas having stellar freshman season

Ally DeJidas doesn't look at her statistics. No need to, claims the Freeport freshman center fielder. "I don't care about stats," DeJidas said. "I don't want ...

Freeport baseball keeps playoff hopes alive

The rain didn't fall until late, but the clouds came early for Freeport on Wednesday. Needing a win to stay in the WPIAL playoff race, the ...


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