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Former WPIAL greats Smith, Pickens capture NCAA swimming, diving titles

By Karen Kadilak
Two former WPIAL standouts won titles at the NCAA Division I women’s swimming and diving championship meet last month in Greensboro, N.C., including one whose performance was so impressive, she has been nominated for a prestigious national award. Oakland Catholic graduate ...

Virginia Tech: Ex-Washington star McKenzie did not violate conduct rules

By Bill West
Virginia Tech freshman running back Shai McKenzie, a Washington grad, did not violate any of the university’s conduct rules during an incident on or about ...

Small-town product from Armstrong County makes big impact on volleyball court

By George Guido
Some people prefer growing up in a big city, others in a medium-sized community, but growing up in the small town of Dayton suited Tracy ...

Former A-R football player Henry to receive Hall’s military award

By Matt Grubba
Joshua Henry’s No. 65 jersey is retired from the Apollo-Ridge football program, and his legacy extends far beyond his days starring for the Vikings. Henry, ...

Ice Miners clinch 2nd place, home-ice advantage

By Staff Reports
Taylor Fernandez had a hat trick and Tommy Horn finished with a goal and an assist as the Keystone Ice Miners closed out the NAHL regular season with a 5-2 victory over Johnstown on Saturday at Cambria County War Memorial. Keystone’s ...

From sticks to pucks, Mt. Pleasant collector wields power of the Pens

By Jason Mackey
Organized neither alphabetically nor by era, and instead by shape and how well they fit together to conserve space, more than 900 game-used hockey sticks ...

Freeport grad enjoyed ‘great run’ to A-K Valley Hall

By George Guido
Dave Fuhrman claims he was “an average high school athlete.” But his coaching career was anything but average. In 20 seasons as boys basketball coach at Bradford, Fuhrman compiled a 340-171 record, with his teams winning 11 PIAA District 9 championships. The 1975 ...

Ice Miners’ goalie saves day in win over Johnstown

By Jason Black
Before Friday’s regular season home finale, the Keystone Ice Miners held their end-of-season awards ceremony. The winner of the team MVP award was goaltender Alex ...

Moon’s Calipari had hoops in heart since childhood

By Chris Adamski
CLEVELAND — Thirty-nine summers ago, Bill Sacco came to expect almost-daily calls from young John Calipari. Then just a rising junior at Moon, Calipari already ...

Hempfield grad Bewak caps career at Johns Hopkins with 3rd-place finish at NCAA tourney

By Ed Phillipps
In order to go further than ever, Paul Bewak had to push himself like never before. The Hempfield grad and Johns Hopkins 125-pound wrestler wrapped ...

European trip beneficial for Western Pa. softball players

By Karen Kadilak
Franklin Regional sophomore Julia Yurinko planned to play softball in Florida recently. Ordinarily, that would be considered a long trip. But not compared to one she ...

Peters grad Bianco selected for USA Cheer team

By Karen Kadilak
After winning a national title, Peters Township graduate Ali Bianco is aiming for an international one on the USA Cheer National All Girl Team at ...

Baldwin winter baseball skills camp a big hit

By Jennifer Goga
This winter season has prompted a heavy dose of cabin fever, with the long stretches of cold, snow and ice. For parents of young children, those ...

Greensburg native drives Minnesota St.-Mankato into NCAA hockey regional

By Jason Mackey
In more than two decades as a hockey coach, Minnesota State-Mankato’s Mike Hastings has seen a lot of things. But a player such as Greensburg native ...

Fox Chapel grad Moran named PSAC Player of the Week for Gannon

By Marty Stewart
Jen Moran, a 2013 Fox Chapel graduate, is offering proof that the term “sophomore slump” isn’t in her vocabulary. After a freshman season that saw ...

Duquesne finds groove as NCAA Tournament host

By Jerry DiPaola
This year, the Vice President of the United States didn’t show up to root for one of the teams like Syracuse Law School graduate Joe Biden did in 2012. And the St. Patrick’s Day parade wasn’t staged outside the front door ...