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Shale oil, gas finds put Mon Valley on path to renaissance, leaders say

By Jason Cato
Lue Ann Pawlick never envisioned companies connected with oil and gas beating a path to Alta Vista Business Park when it broke ground in tiny …

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BVA clinches playoff berth

Friday’s Big Nine game between Belle Vernon Area and Laurel Highlands was supposed to be a hotly contested event with the winner clinching a WPIAL …
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Valley Independent roundup: California picks up 1st win at West Greene

California Area broke a seven-game losing streak Friday, picking up its first win of the season with a 20-0 shutout of West Greene. K.C. Zajicek and James Bongiorno combined for 272 yards on the ground for the Trojans (1-6, 1-5). …
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Maples’ Rush runs over California

Dylan Rush ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns as Mapletown rolled over visiting California Area, 41-16, in a Class A Tri-County South contest. Adam Hein added touchdown runs of 10, 1 and 47 yards for the Maples (6-2, 6-2), …
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Charleroi wins wild, long affair

Donnie Militzer will never forget his first win as football coach at Charleroi Area. Maybe it will be memorable because it didn’t come until the eighth week of the season. Maybe it will be memorable because his quarterback, Matt Carr, …
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Berry’s memorable night lifts Ringgold to 7th straight win

Some day, perhaps, Chacar Berry will talk about the incredible game he had Friday night for the Ringgold football team. But not now. “Maybe when …
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Clairton gets revenge for streak stopper

Monessen and Clairton came into Friday’s game ready for battle. The Greyhounds aren’t the same team they were last season when they broke the Bears’ …
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Yough soccer coaches hold WPIAL title aspirations

They were Danny and Ronnie while growing up in Monongahela, two young guys who appeared inseparable. Their love for soccer mirrored their devotion to each …
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