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Springdale residents meet to combat drugs, suicides

By Brian C. Rittmeyer 12:54 a.m.
Illegal drugs are everywhere. But, “I don’t live everywhere,” Springdale Mayor Ken Lloyd said. “I live here.” And it’s in Springdale, where more than 100 residents ...

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Apollo-Ridge’s Tipton, Connellsville’s Wiltrout are Pittsburgh Trib’s Athletes of the Year

Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton and Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout have been named the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year. Tre Tipton Apollo-Ridge · Senior · Football, basketball, …
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Burrell sophomore Scherer wins state 100-meter title

SHIPPENSBURG — Nikki Scherer wore bright orange shoes, pink tape on her legs and a white headband, but her running is what stood out. The …
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New Deer Lakes boys basketball coach Parham is eager to get going

Terence Parham likes to tell people he’s undefeated as a trainer. That unblemished record will take a hit soon enough, but Parham doesn’t mind. Parham, …
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Armstrong football successful in debut during summer competition at Juniata

Fresh off its recent first-place finish at a 7-on-7 competition, the Armstrong football team returned home to the river valley from Juniata College poised and …
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Fox Chapel’s McCrady to play lacrosse at Brown

Levi McCrady, who will be entering his senior year at Fox Chapel, is taking his considerable lacrosse skills to Brown University. He recently announced his …
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Kittanning’s Keibler, Freeport’s Kelley named Leader Times Baseball, Softball Players of the Year

Kittanning’s Keibler and Freeport’s Jess Kelley have been selected as the Leader Times Baseball and Softball Players of the Year PLAYER OF THE YEAR Sam …
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A-K Valley high school notebook: Highlands senior awaits eligibility ruling

In Highlands athletic director Chuck Debor’s words, sports “helped save” Emilio Seymour. Now the school district is hoping to help him get one more year …
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Guido: Football stars spearhead Kiski Area Hall of Fame class

Two all-state football players from the same team and a former NFL player will be part of this year’s Kiski Area Sports Hall of Fame …
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Knoch athletes, teams savor most successful year in school’s history

After decades of coming up short and playing second fiddle to other programs in Class AAA, Knoch finally has taken the next step, breaking through …
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VND high school roundup: Leechburg softball upset by Bishop Canevin

The No. 4-seeded Leechburg softball team cut a two-run deficit in half in the fourth inning but could not muster another hit for the rest of the game in a 2-1 upset loss to No. 11 Bishop Canevin on Tuesday …
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Plum mother, former Passion player continues to progress after serious accident

Beth Amato always has supported her three children, Ashley, Alexis and Ronny, in their athletic pursuits. Less than a month after she was struck by a car and seriously injured, she was cheering on Ashley, a senior-to-be at Plum, at …
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High school notebook: Riverview boys basketball coach steps down

Joe Farrell said his coaching schedule became so hectic and constricting at times that he couldn’t perform his day job — and he’s a stay-at-home dad. With a young family and an ailing father needing more attention, Farrell decided to …
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A-K Valley seniors take swing in WPIAL All-Star game

Deer Lakes senior Scott Ventura didn’t have a particularly good time in his two previous games at Washington & Jefferson’s baseball field. The Lancers played …
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