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Donora man apprehended after North Belle Vernon pharmacy robbery

By Chris Buckley
A Donora man who allegedly robbed a North Belle Vernon pharmacy at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon was found hiding under a nearby swimming pool deck, police ...

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BVA wrestlers head to semifinals

For the first time in its program’s history, the Belle Vernon Area wrestling team is headed to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals. “This is big …
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Frazier, Beth-Center lead Tri-County South football squad

Frazier and Beth-Center dominated the Tri-County South All-Conference Team with nine and 10 players selected, respectively. It should come as no surprise that the two teams led the way with the most picks as the Bulldogs won the conference crown …
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HS highlight reel: PIAA approves Clairton sanctions

Clairton football coach Wayne Wade will miss one game next season and his team will be on probation for a year as part of a punishment approved by the PIAA Board of Directors on Wednesday. As proposed by the school …
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Charleroi preps for showdown

Charleroi Area prepped for Friday’s Section 4-AA showdown at Brownsville by beating visiting Carmichaels, 62-44, Tuesday night. The Cougars (11-6, 9-1) could clinch the section title by beating Brownsville (13-5, 7-2). Charleroi fell behind 24-11 after one quarter Tuesday before …
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Elizabeth Forward successfully changes up defenses on Belle Vernon’s Slagus, earns 63-60 win

Elizabeth Forward couldn’t answer Kaitlyn Slagus’ scoring spree for Belle Vernon in the first half, though Warriors point guard Abigail Sporio did her best to match the 6-foot-2 Slagus’ 21 points, getting 15 of her own. Behind Slagus, the Leopards …
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Frazier girls making final push to claim program’s 2nd section championship

Frazier girls basketball coach Ken Poling makes it a point to not bring up the possibility of winning a Section 4-AA title with his players. It’s there, everyone knows it, and their upcoming game against Washington on Feb. 5 could …
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Cold-shooting Monessen suffers costly loss to Fort Cherry

Some losses are tough. For Monessen’s girls’ basketball team, Tuesday’s defeat could be tougher than any the program suffered in the last quarter century. Monessen …
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Ringgold survives, stays in playoff hunt

Ringgold holds sole possession of fourth place in the Section 4-AAA playoff race after Thursday’s sluggish 39-34 win over visiting Brownsville. “A win is a win, even when it is ugly,” second-year Ringgold coach Laura Grimm said. “Credit to Brownsville …
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Yough happy to be out of the Greater Allegheny

A year ago, Yough’s football team faced culture shock on multiple levels. Not only were the Cougars kicked up from Class AA to AAA, but they were also placed in the Greater Allegheny Conference, a league that had teams in …
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