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Apollo-Ridge builds big lead, beats Summit Academy

By George Guido
Apollo-Ridge kept its WPIAL playoff hopes alive with a 36-24 victory Saturday afternoon at Summit Academy. The Vikings scored touchdowns on each of their first four ...
Defense sets tone for Deer Lakes in rout of Summit Academy
By George Guido
When the Deer Lakes offense had trouble in the first half at Summit Academy, its defense came to the rescue. Three first-half fumble recoveries were returned ...
Valley sets tone early, earns lopsided victory, 35-8
By William Whalen
Valley took the field Saturday afternoon at Summit Academy with a surging Burrell team suddenly nipping at its heels in the WPIAL Class AA Allegheny Conference standings. The Vikings answered with a surge of their own by scoring 20 first-quarter points and putting the game away early in a 35-8 victory ...
Burrell snaps school-record 11-game losing streak with win over Summit Academy
By D.j. Vasil
A heavy weight was lifted from the Burrell football program on Saturday afternoon. The Buccaneers put together their most complete performance of the season and snapped ...
QB Weigold, defense lead Freeport in rout of Summit Academy
By George Guido
With nearly 100 Freeport football alumni from seven decades recognized on the field before the game, the former Yellowjackets couldn’t be blamed if they were seeing flashbacks during the evening. A vintage-style Freeport defense, complemented by a quarterback who threw for five touchdowns, resulted in a 41-0 Yellowjackets victory over ...
Highlands scores 42 straight points, rallies to victory
By Doug Gulasy
Highlands quarterback Brayden Thimons called it “crazy.” His coach went one step further. “In my 30-some years, I’ve never been in a football game like that,” Sam ...
WPIAL football teams are adjusting to mid-cycle realignment
By Paul Schofield
The WPIAL usually realigns football conferences every two years. But because of the merger of Kittanning and Ford City to form Armstrong High School, the WPIAL ...
Talented skill players set to lead Summit Academy
By Karen Kadilak
With players coming and going, Summit Academy football coach Steve Sherer never knows what type of team he is going to have from year to ...
High school notebook: WPIAL adjusts to accommodate Armstrong merger
By Chris Harlan
To accommodate the Ford City-Kittanning merger, the WPIAL slightly altered four football conferences and will schedule games next season with the City League. The WPIAL Board ...
High school football notebook: WPIAL might welcome another team next year
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL could use another football team. With the pending merger of Ford City and Kittanning, the WPIAL would be left with 123 teams next ...
Summit to face new foes in Midwestern Conference
By Andrew John
After advancing to the playoffs for the first time in school history, Summit Academy was rewarded this season the opportunity of joining the Midwestern Conference. Summit Academy (5-5, 5-3), a court adjudicated school for youth, not only will have changes on its schedule but also on the roster as only one ...
Freshmen lead defending champ Beaver Falls into quarterfinals
By Staff Report
Freshmen forwards Josh Creach and Donovan Jeter each had a double-double to lead defending PIAA champion Beaver Falls to a 72-48 victory over Summit Academy in Class AA second-round game at North Allegheny on Wednesday. Creach had 21 points and 17 rebounds and Jeter scored 22 and had 12 ...
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s ...
Summit Academy boys return to postseason
By Brian Graham
The Summit Academy boys basketball team is back in the WPIAL playoffs after a year layoff from postseason play. For the Knights, Nov. 18 is a significant day — more than the day the school’s gym floor renovation was complete. A pair of seniors joined the program, bringing much needed ...
A-K Valley basketball notebook: Area hoops becomes talk of town
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Alle-Kiski basketball has generated WPIAL-wide attention of late, thanks to some odd on-court occurrences. First, there was the slow-down game between the Kiski Area and Penn-Trafford ...
Summit Academy’s ‘D’ defines comeback against A-R
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Adam Petrosky used to work in Burbank, Calif,, where he helped produce television commercials. On Friday night, the first-year coach of Summit Academy was having ...
Summit Academy tunes up for postseason with victory
By George Guido
Summit Academy concluded its regular season with a 38-20 victory over Freeport on Saturday afternoon. The Knights, in the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in the school’s 16-year existence, finished third in the Allegheny Conference. Summit Academy (5-4, 5-3) finished tied with Valley for third but defeated the Vikings this season. ...
Summit Academy finally breaks through against Valley
By George Guido
The only question remaining after Summit Academy handed Valley a 26-6 setback Saturday afternoon was whether the win was the biggest in school history. Summit moved ...
Summit Academy rushes by Deer Lakes
By D.j. Vasil
The wait for a win continues for Deer Lakes’ first-year coach T.J. Wiley and his Lancers. Hopeful to get a homecoming victory, Deer Lakes came up short against Summit Academy, which won the Allegheny Conference game 46-8 on Friday at Lancers Stadium. Deer Lakes (0-6, 0-5) struggled to slow the rushing attack ...
Summit Academy sprints past Ford City
By Matt Grubba
It was a game in which everything was clicking for Summit Academy, and nothing seemed to be working for Ford City. Elijah Hardy ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns, and the Knights scored 32 unanswered points after falling behind visiting Ford City to win, 38-14, in an Allegheny Conference ...
Kittanning defense holds Summit to just 165 yards in victory
By R.A. Monti
On the back of a stellar defense, Kittanning improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2004, on Friday, defeating Summit Academy, 15-6, in Class AA Allegheny Conference play. The Wildcats (4-0, 3-0) allowed only 165 yards to the Knights (1-3, 1-2) and didn’t give up a defensive touchdown. “It ...
Burrell battles emotions in win over Summit Academy
By D.j. Vasil
Heartache failed to hinder Burrell on Friday night at home against Summit Academy. As they mourned the death of Tim Horwatt, the Bucs (2-1, 1-1) rolled to a 35-6 victory over the Knights (1-2, 1-1) in an Allegheny Conference play. Tim Horwatt, who passed away Thursday, was the cousin of ...
Skill players to lead way for Summit Academy
By George Guido
In most cases, coaches can use the offseason to plan around starters and key reserves returning. Things are different at Summit Academy, a school for court adjudicated youth in the Herman section of Summit Township. Rosters at Summit reflect almost a complete turnover from season to season. This year, J’Ron Hill-Phillips ...
Guido: WPIAL tweaks basketball schedules
By George Guido
Ordinarily, with 2013 being an odd-numbered year, the WPIAL doesn’t have to worry about section alignments since this is the second of a two-year cycle. Instead, the league had to tweak two Class AA basketball sections resulting from the closure of Elderton High School a year ago this week. ...
Ford City baseball helps cause in playoff triangle
By Matt Grubba
Right now, a Ford City baseball fan’s two favorite teams are Ford City and whoever plays against Burrell. The Sabers did their part to reach the WPIAL playoffs by picking up a six-inning, 10-0 win at home over Summit Academy, but Ford City’s hopes of finishing third in Section 3-AA are ...
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