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Tarentum teen to be tried as an adult in New Year’s shooting

By Chuck Biedka
A Tarentum teen will stand trial as an adult for allegedly shooting another teen during a Tarentum home invasion on New Year’s Day. Dorian Smedley, 18, ...

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A-R senior Tipton shrugs off foot injury to win state long jump title

SHIPPENSBURG – Tre Tipton faced a familiar opponent along with all of his fellow long jumpers at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships. …
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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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Spring is season of champions in A-K Valley

They’ll be cleaning confetti for a while after a trophy-raising spring in the A-K Valley. This season will be one to remember with the area …
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Leader Times notebook: Armstrong’s spring teams heading south

While many of the new school’s other teams will go west, Armstrong’s spring teams are headed south. The WPIAL unveiled sections for 2016 spring sports earlier this week, and the Riverhawks’ baseball and softball teams are scheduled for plenty of …
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Fox Chapel returns to PIAA Class AAA volleyball semifinals

Jack Reese doesn’t usually eat breakfast, but he did Saturday with the rest of the Fox Chapel boys volleyball team. Even after Reese consumed bacon, sausage, eggs and potato pancakes, setter Max DePellegrini kept feeding him the ball — and …
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Butler County spotlight athletes: May 31, 2015

Ori Rinaman School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: He captured WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA gold in the 110 hurdles. He won WPIAL gold and finished eighth in the state in the 300 hurdles. How …
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Vincentian’s Nee transferring to Highlands

Jamison Nee is coming home. The standout basketball player from Harrison Township is transferring from Vincentian Academy to Highlands. Highlands athletic director Chuck Debor said …
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A-K Valley track and field honor roll

Track and field  honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Nathan McKinney, Highlands (52.18) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:20.08) …
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Kittanning’s Bowers throws personal best in shot put at PIAAs

SHIPPENSBURG — Nick Bowers’ distances steadily declined throughout the course of the PIAA Class AA boys shot put competition Friday at Shippensburg University. The first throw was so good, it didn’t matter. Making his first trip to the PIAA championships, …
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Time flies for Behrend baseball player, Knoch grad Junk

It’s been awhile since he left the Junk yard, but he’s relished the twilight of his college baseball career. Penn State Behrend senior first baseman …
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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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Mustangs point to several positives from 2015 season

Plum varsity baseball head coach Carl Vollmer said last week’s 1-0 loss to Shaler in the WPIAL Quad-A quarterfinals stung a great deal, but after a few days separated from the contest, he provided a positive perspective on the season …
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Knoch’s Geist motivated to win gold

As if Jordan Geist needed any more motivation after the WPIAL track and field championships, he got some from a statement his father overheard. “Somebody …
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Guido: PIAA classification proposals miss larger point

The PIAA’s six-classfication football idea passed its first hurdle, albeit in an unusual way. The PIAA Board of Directors last week forwarded eight proposals dealing with expanding the number of football classifications. All eight six-class proposals passed on the first …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: St. Joseph freshman Edgar hits for cycle

Serena Edgar made her varsity pitching debut Monday, but she made her biggest impact in the batter’s box. The freshman hit for the cycle, finishing …
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