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Apollo-Ridge stands tall in 58-40 victory over Beaver Falls

By George Guido 12:20 a.m.
After 95 years, Apollo’s Owens Field finally hosted a home playoff win. Four touchdowns by Jonah Casella and two more by Tre Tipton and Duane …
Apollo-Ridge, Beaver Falls bracing for Class AA shootout
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Watch enough Allegheny Conference football, and you’ll see its style of play is consistent and rather simplistic: Kick it short on a squib or out …
Aliquippa blasts Beaver Falls to complete another perfect regular season
By Brian J. Duermeyer
No. 2 Aliquippa completed its fifth consecutive undefeated regular season and can expect another high seed in the Class AA playoffs with a 56-6 blowout victory over rival Beaver Falls at Carl A. Aschman Stadium on Friday. The Midwestern Conference game was a one-sided affair that resulted in another running-clock …
Shaler’s Schwartz earns WPIAL cross country 3-peat
By Bill West
By not competing in several major cross country meets this fall, Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz nudged the rest of the WPIAL community to speculate about …
Beaver blanks rival Beaver Falls
By Brian Duermeyer
Beaver’s fast-paced, explosive offense lit up rival Beaver Falls on Friday night, but the Bobcats defense provided the real spark in a 35-0 victory at …
Beaver Falls in midst of youth movement
By Chuck Curti
Beaver Falls coach Ryan Matsook has a challenge for the rest of the WPIAL, and it has little to do with throwing down the gauntlet …
High school notebook: PIAA passes mixed-gender rule
By Staff Reports
The days of boys playing girls sports at area high schools is likely over. The PIAA announced Friday its decision to approve a mixed-gender participation by-law that will, according to PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi, “expand opportunity for female athletes, protect the ideals of fair competition and conserve the health …
WPIAL inducts 2014 Hall of Fame class
By Jerry DiPaola
Don Yannessa heard the complaints and listened with the patience of a good coach and administrator. In the end, though, he did things his way, …
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry DiPaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like …
Greensburg CC knocks off reigning state champ Beaver Falls
By Paul Schofield
Greensburg Central Catholic isn’t a team that relies on the 3-pointer. But in Saturday’s PIAA Class AA quarterfinal against Beaver Falls at Chartiers Valley, the …
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 rebounds …
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 Roman …
Reigning basketball champs Beaver Falls, New Castle to join Section 2-AAA
By Chris Harlan
Beaver Falls and New Castle, both two-time reigning WPIAL champions, will share a boys basketball section next season. The WPIAL Board of Control on Tuesday approved a new section alignment for the 2014-15 season that places the two teams in Section 2-AAA with Beaver, Blackhawk, Central Valley and three others. …
Back-to-back WPIAL champion Beaver Falls still contending without star player
By Chris Harlan
Doug Biega laughs a little when folks wonder what’s wrong with Beaver Falls’ basketball program. “It’s asked as if we’re having a bad year,” the …
32 WPIAL players headed to Division I-FBS schools
By Tribune-Review
Thirty-two WPIAL players and one from the District 6 Heritage Conference have accepted football scholarships from FBS schools. WR Troy Apke Mt. Lebanon, Penn State DE Rori Blair Upper St. Clair, Pitt TE Alec Bloom Ligonier Valley, UConn OL Alex Bookser Mt. Lebanon, Pitt DT Brock Boxen Beaver Falls, Akron …
Brumbaugh leads South Fayette past Beaver Falls, back to WPIAL title game
By Brian Duermeyer
A Brumbaugh-led South Fayette offense is headed back to Heinz Field, and an old championship game rival is waiting. Sure-armed junior Brett Brumbaugh — the …
WPIAL Class AA semifinals preview: South Fayette vs. Beaver Falls
By Tribune-Review
class AA Semifinals No. 2 South Fayette (11-0)  vs. No. 6 Beaver Falls (9-2)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Montour Century Conference champion South Fayette …
Beaver Falls ends Yough’s magical season
By Gary Horvath
Beaver Falls took care of business on Friday, beating out Yough, 43-7, in a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal game at Canon-McMillan. “I don’t think you …
Controversy clouds Aliquippa’s win over Beaver Falls
By Chris Harlan
This already-storied rivalry now has a little added controversy. Aliquippa’s Terry Swanson ran 58 yards for a winning touchdown in Friday night’s 34-28 victory over …
Defending champ Aliquippa stands as measuring stick for Beaver Falls
By Chris Harlan
Undefeated and ranked fourth, Beaver Falls has outscored its first seven opponents by more than 200 points. But Aliquippa wasn’t one of them. To consider …
Around the WPIAL: Washington board to discuss Blysone case Friday
By Tribune-Review
The Washington School Board will hold an open meeting at noon Friday to discuss the eligibility of transfer Zach Blystone. Blystone, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound lineman on the football team, transferred from Charleroi to Wash High this summer. He has been denied eligibility by the WPIAL and PIAA, but the family …
Class AA breakdown: Can anyone dethrone Aliquippa?
By Paul Schofield
Will history repeat itself in Class AA? Aliquippa will be looking for its third consecutive WPIAL title but, more importantly for the Quips, their first …
Skill players return for Beaver Falls
By Chuck Curti
Ryan Matsook isn’t one to get caught up in postseason accolades. But when the Midwestern Conference’s Top 22 all-star team for 2012 was released, the …
Beaver Falls junior to play in The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
By Karen Kadilak
Nick Leiper of Chippewa in Beaver County looks forward to an experience of a lifetime playing in The First Tee Open Sept. 27-29 at Pebble Beach, Calif. A member of The First Tee chapter of Beaver Falls, Leiper, 16, was among 81 males and females ages 14 to 18 selected …
Beaver Falls lineman Boxen commits to Akron
By Chris Harlan
Beaver Falls lineman Brock Boxen verbally committed to Akron, becoming the second WPIAL football recruit from the 2014 class to pick the Zips. The 6-foot-3, …

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