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Police: Man jailed for throwing girl, 9, as she defended her mother

By Stacy Wolford 12:23 a.m.
A Fallowfield Township man is accused of throwing a 9-year-old girl across the room as she tried to defend her mother from him. Russell Blackburn, …

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Belle Vernon Area trounces Trinity in Humbert’s debut

Belle Vernon Area football coach Matt Humbert couldn’t have asked for a better start to his first season roaming the Leopards sideline. Marcel McCaskill started …
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Rams cruise as soccer launches section play

Most of the Mon Valley’s boys’ soccer teams opened up section play Tuesday. One coach added a milestone win while Monessen will have to wait …
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California victim of Clairton’s ‘statement’

First-year Clairton coach Wayne Wade was looking for his team to make a statement in his first game. Consider it made. The Bears scored early …
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BVA girls claim South Fayette tourney title

While most of the Mon Valley is enjoying time off over the three-day weekend, the 2014 soccer season got underway with many of the local …
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Elizabeth Forward girls soccer looks to extend playoff streak

The Elizabeth Forward girls soccer team has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for four straight years. This season, coach Brandon Gerba’s squad is hoping to extend that streak. “Going to the playoffs is always the goal,” Gerba said. The Warriors …
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Frazier’s Ross is Player of the Week

It’s been a long time since Frazier had a weapon in its backfield with the skill set of Alvin “L.A.” Ross. Ross, a sophomore, gives Commodores head coach Mike Steeber quite a one-two punch at running back teaming with Nick …
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Pevarnik’s scoring binge leads GCC to 15-12 victory over Monessen

Brian Pevarnik made sure Greensburg Central Catholic’s return to Class A was successful. The 6-foot junior scored two touchdowns and kicked a game-winning 26-yard field goal with 1.8 seconds left to lift  No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic (1-0) to a …
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Valley Independent roundup: Yough, Elizabeth Forward, Bentworth fall

It wasn’t the kind of start Yough wanted for the 2014 season. Hollidaysburg rolled up 361 yards on the ground, jumped to a 12-0 first-quarter lead and rolled to a 31-6 victory Friday in a Greater Allegheny Conference opener at …
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