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Ice Miners pick of the pace with home-and-home series this weekend

By Jason Black 12:16 a.m.
The Keystone Ice Miners are in the midst of a lull in their schedule, but that’s about to change this weekend. Keystone, playing its inaugural season in the North American Hockey League, has not had a game since Oct. 12. …

Vasquez seeks second title

By Jeff Oliver
Already wearing one title belt, Sammy Vasquez Jr. will go for another Nov. 14 at Consol Energy Center. Vasquez (16-0, 12 KOs), the USBA welterweight …

Gladiator Rock ‘n Run 5K obstacle race pushes competitors to limit

By Jack Fordyce
Athletes ran, climbed and slogged their way through the obstacle course in Export, hurdling barriers, enduring hills and pits of thick, stinking mud. This was …

Highland alumni celebrate coach’s legacy

By William Whalen
Highland Hornets alumni gathered Saturday evening to celebrate the retirement of Don Bushman, the only coach the Hornets have known in the program’s 45 years. …

Former California Area standouts, father turning around Chicago college football team

By Bruce Wald
At California Area High School, T.D. and Dakota Conway were highly successful multi-sport stars. When their father, Michael Conway, left the area to become the …

Mon Valley YMCA swimming team thriving

By Bill Hughes
When Amy Dunay was hired three years ago to be aquatics director at the Mon Valley YMCA, she saw another possible opportunity. It was an opportunity she had one other time that did not come to fruition. When she was …

Franklin Area youth football squads stay undefeated

By Michael Love
The Franklin Area Cubs (ages 7 and 8) and Panthers (ages 11 and 12) each improved to 6-0 and remained in first place in the Big East Youth Football League with convincing wins against Norwin over the weekend. The Little …

Plum soccer duo earns training camp chances

By Michael Love
Plum students Cole Kelly and Tyler Kolankowski recently were invited to two regional soccer evaluation sessions. Both Kelly and Kolankowski were born in 2001 and …

Freeport student organizes hockey tournament for charity

By Staff Reports
The Belmont Complex in West Kittanning was the site of the Hockey for Hirschsprung’s preseason charity tournament Sept. 10-14. The event raised more than $3,300 …

Inclement weather conditions cause Head of the Ohio cancellation

By Ed Phillipps
Teams came from all over to try their luck at derailing the Central Catholic crew team from defending its first-place finishes last year in the men’s youth 8+ race of the Head of the Ohio Regatta on Washington’s Landing. The …

Greensburg Salem wins Hannastown Cup

By Sarah Rebitch
Last weekend, well-known PGA tour professionals played for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland. The weekend prior, a near-equally exciting match took place between rivals Hempfield and Greensburg Salem in a similar format. Alumni from both school districts hit the …

Scholastic, youth rowing teams set for Saturday’s Head of the Ohio Regatta

By Karen Kadilak
Scholastic and other youth rowers will be among about 2,000 competitors at the Head of the Ohio Regatta on Washington’s Landing on Saturday. Men and …

Sister Act: Seton-La Salle grads now soccer teammates at Carlow

By Brian Knavish
It’s often been said that certain teammates are “like sisters.” With one local duo on the Carlow University women’s soccer team, there’s no “like” about …

East Boros Class of 2014 to be celebrated at banquet Oct. 9

By Michael Love
Kerry Hetrick was four years old when Franklin Regional graduate Eli Visnick was hired as a teacher and assistant football coach at Wilkinsburg High School. …

Franklin Area Midget teams faring well

By Michael Love
The Franklin Area Midget football teams are making waves in the first year for the Big East Youth Football League. The Little Panthers Flag (ages 5 and 6), Cubs (ages 7 and 8) and Panthers (ages 11 and 12) are …

Ice Miners hope to build on early success

By Jason Black
The Keystone Ice Miners pulled into Connellsville about 2:30 a.m. Monday, exhausted from three games in three days in Michigan. Ice Miners coach Michael Gershon gave the players a day off after the Ice Miners completed a three-game stretch of …