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Dutch town’s memorial project includes former Monongahela man

By Ron Paglia
Anton de Man is a man on a mission and nothing seems to deter him — not even the elements. “We have had a mixed bag ...

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Young Belle Vernon Area baseball team could start 7 sophomores

If there is a more youthful team in Section 4-AAA than Belle Vernon Area, Leopards coach Daryl Hixenbaugh would be interested to see it. Going …
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Move to Canon-McMillan means less travel for wrestlers headed to Southwest Regional

Bentworth junior 126-pounder Hunter Neely considers the site of this season’s PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championships, Canon-McMillan High School, a mixed blessing. Sure, he will need less than 30 minutes to get from his home to the Big …
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Valley Independent roundup: California Area comes out hitting — again

If the first two games of the season mean anything, Malden Yards will be the place to be for baseball this spring. California Area (2-0) …
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Monessen beats Charleroi in 8 innings

A year ago, Monessen won five straight games at the end of the season to earn a second straight WPIAL Class A playoff berth. Meanwhile, …
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Elizabeth Forward back home from spring training, awaits section opener

Elizabeth Forward returned home to wet conditions Tuesday from a trip to South Carolina that softball coach Harry Rutherford said failed to provide the Warriors …
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Frazier softball optimistic heading into season

Seeking their sixth straight trip to the WPIAL playoffs, the Frazier girls softball team will enter the season with a wealth of experience and could be primed for a big year. “We only lost one senior (Caitlyn Brown), but we …
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Monessen softball setting lofty goals

The last two seasons, Monessen coach Bo Teets has seen his softball team flirt with a winning record as it finished 8-9 both years, coming …
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Ringgold baseball finally has veteran group

Going into his third season as Ringgold’s baseball coach, Mike Sikorsky finally feels a little more at home. That’s because in his first two seasons …
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Yough juniors finish strong at state meet

LEWISBURG — A school without a pool still had a strong showing at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships. Yough juniors Jessica Cochran and Madison Nestor each advanced to the consolation finals Thursday at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. …
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