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Charleroi mayor updates progress on master plan

By Chris Buckley
In 2012, Charleroi initiated Revive 2016, designed to create a master plan for the borough by 2016. Midway toward that goal, the plan is taking …

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BVA’s Parshall gives Penn State a commitment for softball

Belle Vernon Area can boast this year having of having an athlete who has given a verbal commitment to continuing a career at Penn State …
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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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Girls’ soccer sites set

The sites and times have been set for the WPIAL girls’ soccer quarterfinal games on Wednesday. In Class AA, No. 4 seed Belle Vernon Area (16-2-1) will meet No. 5 Montour (17-2-0) 6 p.m. at Baldwin and No. 3 Yough …
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Playoff experience pays off for Kittanning in preliminary round win over Elizabeth Forward

Kittanning has been in tight playoff games before, and that experience showed in this year’s postseason opener. Junior outside hitter Taylar Wolfe had a match-high 12 kills and added three aces to lead the Wildcats to a 3-0 WPIAL Class …
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3 area teams eliminated

Sometimes one player can be a thorn in the side of an opposing team. In Monday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round soccer match, the thorn for …
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