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Former Ringgold guidance counselor facing sex charges

By Rick Bruni Jr. and Jeremy Sellew
A former Ringgold High School guidance counselor was accused Wednesday of having sex with a student while she was employed by the district. Lianne Danko, 33, ...

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Spring really sprung for area sports teams

An argument could be made that 2015 has been the best season ever in the Mid-Mon Valley for spring sports, particularly softball and baseball. Softball rivals Belle Vernon Area and Yough will meet for the WPIAL Class AAA championship Thursday, …
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McCombs’ near no-hitter leads Serra to victory

While warming up for Tuesday’s WPIAL Class A first-round baseball game, Serra Catholic’s Cole McCombs bounced a few pitches in the dirt and fired a couple more high and away. When it came time to play ball, McCombs could hardly …
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Monessen softball tops Charleroi, makes first-ever WPIAL playoffs

On one side of the softball diamond, a team celebrated not only winning 10 games for the first time in school history, but also its …
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BV Area leads 2-AAA All-Section list

Belle Vernon Area made a late charge to get into the WPIAL baseball playoffs. And judging by the results of the Section 2 AAA All-Section Team, chances of the Leopards being in the playoff chase the next couple of years …
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Heavy-hearted Jefferson-Morgan uses 5 home runs to top No. 2 Frazier

Playing with heavy hearts, the members of the Jefferson-Morgan softball team turned into heavy hitters in Wednesday’s WPIAL Class A semifinal against Frazier at Cal …
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Trib Cup: Monessen softball had year of firsts

It was a year of firsts for the Monessen softball team. Not only did the Greyhounds qualify for the WPIAL postseason for the first time in program history, but they also won their first playoff game and compiled their most …
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3 from Ringgold, Yough tabbed as WPIAL Top 20 Scholar Athletes

Ringgold High School standout student-athletes Kirsten McMichael and Jake Gerard and Yough High School’s Theresa Merlino were recently announced as WPIAL Top 20 Scholar Athletes for 2015. The WPIAL Scholar Athlete program recognizes male and female student athletes who will …
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Late explosion carries Yough to finals

All season, Yough’s offense picked up as games went on and its lineup got a second look at pitchers. That’s exactly what happened at Cal U’s Lilley Field Thursday in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal, and Yough came away with …
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