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Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame inductees share lessons of athletics

By George Guido
There’s nothing like making you first collegiate football start on national television with the assignment of blocking nose guard Warren Sapp and middle linebacker Ray Lewis. That was the situation facing Pitt’s Jared Miller in the 1993 opener against the ...

Beaver Falls leukemia survivor running for a cause in half-marathon

By John Harris
Training for the half-marathon is a physical challenge. Unless, of course, you’re Renee Minnemeyer-Climo, referred to as the “miracle child.” “There are days I don’t want ...

Valley graduade McCloud uses sports lessons to turn lives around

By Doug Gulasy
The secret to John McCloud’s success on the football field and wrestling mat was not in his own talent but in his ability to overcome others’. Hard work and conditioning, the importance of which he learned from longtime Valley wrestling coach ...

Penn Township gymnast places at regional championships

By Staff Report
Boaz Chishko, a Level 5 gymnast from Ultimate Gymnastics in Delmont, recently competed in the Region 7 men’s gymnastics championships in Harleysville. More than 111 ...

Knoch set to start sports hall of fame

By William Whalen
If you can’t join them, make your own. Geographically located on the outer fringe of the Alle-Kiski Valley and slightly outside of the Butler city ...

Steel City Warriors hockey ceases operations

By Dave Mackall
No wins. No fans. No team. After just one season in the Federal Hockey League, the Steel City Warriors have closed up shop. They actually managed three victories and attracted a handful of fans to home games at Rostraver Ice Garden, but ...

Roussos prepares to fight for Pennsylvania Golden Gloves title

By Nathan Smith
When asked why he loves boxing, Jordon Roussos compared it to a beautiful dance with how the fighters move and control their bodies. But he ...

Oakmont Country Club caddie earns Evans scholarship

By Karen Kadilak
Thanks to an impressive record as a golf caddie at the Oakmont Country Club, Central Catholic senior Cullen Boltey has earned a prestigious national scholarship ...

Gibsonia youth among participants in inaugural girls baseball tournament

By Doug Gulasy
Anastasia Peterson wanted to become a part of history, and she didn’t want to wait. So when the Gibsonia 11-year-old received an offer to play in ...

Former TJ wrestling coach pins down WPIAL Hall of Fame berth

By Ed Phillipps
When his old friends Jim Collins and Tom Evans pulled him aside and handed him an envelope at the WPIAL Class AA wrestling tournament, Howard Crawford had a bad feeling about it. Since 1985, Crawford had served on the WPIAL wrestling ...

Baldwin’s Karabinos advances to Eastern Region gymnastics meet

By Jennifer Goga
Last year, Josie Karabinos of Whitehall suffered a severe concussion when her hand slipped off the uneven bars during warmups at the USA Gymnastics regional ...

Former Fox Chapel track stars, brothers endure redshirt seasons at Michigan

By Marty Stewart
After having highly successful track careers at Fox Chapel, 2014 graduates Colin and Ethan Martin have had to be content playing the waiting game during ...

Jeannette grad Cox finding place in Michigan State secondary

By Brian Knavish
When the college football season kicks off in the fall, Demetrious Cox will almost assuredly be in the starting lineup for Michigan State. The question ...

Beaver County HOF set to induct 40th class

By Staff Report
The Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 40th annual banquet and induction ceremony Sunday, at The FEZ in Hopewell Township, honoring the athletic heritage of Beaver County. This year’s class will have 10 inductees, headlined by Archie ...

Foray into running a wise move for Apollo-Ridge’s Shafer

By William Whalen
Chris Shafer was like any other boy growing up in Apollo. He played the big three sports: football, basketball and baseball. But when it came time ...

Aspinwall’s Skirboll sets national record in 100 freestyle

By Marty Stewart
Aspinwall resident Zoe Skirboll continued her assault on swimming records. Last week, Skirboll, 10, was at the NASA Showcase meet for 14-and-under swimmers in ...