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Plum’s Gunsallus named Challis Award winner

By Staff Reports
Matt Gunsallus, a senior baseball player at Plum, has been selected as the sixth annual John Challis Memorial Award recipient by the WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association. Gunsallus was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in December 2012. He spent two weeks in Children’s Hospital, but an infection to his brain left him …
Freedom coaches working together to change mentality
By Adam Bittner
Tim Dubovi has lived in the Freedom School District for more than 20 years, so he knows the history. The Bulldogs haven’t won their conference since 1977 and haven’t had a winning record in almost a decade. But as the program’s new leader, he’s working to change the mentality of …
High school notebook: Minnie heads to PIAA for another hearing
By Chris Harlan
Lincoln Park’s Elijah Minnie will try again to convince a panel that he should be allowed to play basketball this season. Twice ruled ineligible by the WPIAL and once by the PIAA, the junior from Monessen will present his case Thursday afternoon during a PIAA appeals hearing in Mechanicsburg. “I …
WPIAL teams to face off for final playoff berths
By Chris Harlan
Belle Vernon fans will be rooting for Ringgold this weekend, and Freedom would surely welcome a New Brighton victory. It’s Week 9 of the WPIAL …
Freedom coach expects team to be competitive
By Meredith Qualls
Freedom coach Frank Hernandez had high hopes for his team last season but had trouble without quarterback Forrest Petcovic, who missed part of the season with a  broken leg. In 2011, the team notched only one victory, 35-20, over Mohawk. Hernandez believes this year will be different. “This is the …

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