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North Belle Vernon gets tough on storm water

By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Belle Vernon Municipal Authority is coming down on North Belle Vernon officials to eliminate borough storm water from overwhelming sanitary sewer lines. Likewise, borough council must clamp down on residents who have not removed their downspouts from pipes that …

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Leps heading to golf playoffs

Some people may be surprised that Belle Vernon Area’s golf team will be playing in the WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals Oct. 7. But what makes the accomplishment even more surprising is that not one of BVA’s top six players …
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Geibel boys secure 4th straight shutout victory

Eight games into the season, the Geibel boys soccer team appears to have everything necessary to be a force in Class A. The Gators have the luxury of several accomplished goal scorers and are also stingy on defense. All of …
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Valley Independent roundup: California, Yough stay winless with routs

The beat goes on for California Area and Yough as both teams remained winless after respective conference losses Friday night. The Trojans (0-3, 0-2) were hammered by Beth-Center, 47-0, in a Class A Tri-County South game and the Cougars (0-3, …
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Charleroi, Fedrick get past Char-Houston, 4-1

After 40 minutes of action, Charleroi girls’ soccer coach Jim Rue had to have been wondering what his team needed to do to beat Section …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Joe Vecchio, Elizabeth Forward’s Sarah LaVelle

Joe Vecchio School: Serra Catholic Class: Sophomore Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Vecchio shot an 80 in the Section 7-AA qualifier at South Park Golf Course last week to qualify for the WPIAL Class AA championship, set for Wednesday at …
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Valley Independent roundup: Frazier rolls over Leechburg in warmup for showdown with Beth-Center

The Frazier Commodores prepped for next week’s showdown for first place in the Tri-County South Conference with Beth-Center by belting host Leechburg, 48-12, in a non-conference game. The Commodores (5-0, 4-0) raced out to a 41-12 halftime lead on the …
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Greyhounds outlast Charleroi, 2-1

One of the oldest adages of a Charleroi-Monessen meeting in any sport is you can throw the records out because the rivals will battle closely. …
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Ringgold nears 6-AA crown

With a Section 6-AA playoff spot already locked up, Ringgold moved closer to an outright section title with its 9-2 win over Uniontown. “This keeps the momentum going and Uniontown came to play,’” Ringgold coach Frank Perez said. “They give …
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BVA, Yough girls stay unbeaten, near section titles

Belle Vernon Area’s girls’ soccer team moved closer to the Section 4-AA crown with its come-from-behind, 2-1, win at McGuffey Wednesday. The Leopards need one more win to wrap up the section title, but found the going tough against McGuffey …
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