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Google Chromebooks, apps transform instruction at Knoch High School

By Jodi Weigand 1:26 a.m.
Knoch High School students and teachers are using just weeks-old Google technology to enhance classroom instruction and interaction. The South Butler School District is piloting a program in which students have in-class access to Google Chromebooks, which is like a …

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Ford City visits Apollo-Ridge with upset in mind

One team is coming off its biggest win of the season. The other is coming off its first loss. Ford City can establish itself as …
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Guido: Burrell celebrates golden anniversary

The big weekend is almost here for Burrell football fans and alumni. The Bucs will be playing the 500th game in school history against Kittanning …
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Valley keeps McGrath in check to key win over Deer Lakes

Valley wanted to be physical in its Allegheny Conference matchup against Deer Lakes and rugged running back Ryan McGrath on Friday night. The Vikings succeeded …
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The Leader expecting more surprises this week

Last week: 4-3 (.571) Season: 25-9 (.735) The surprises never cease for The Leader. Just when he thought he had a feel for the football teams in Armstrong County, one of the banner programs e_SEmD Ford City e_SEmD shocks everyone …
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Plum golfer Reynolds hopes to go from worst to first at WPIALs

Plum’s Andrew Reynolds used the word redemption when talking about this year’s WPIAL Class AAA individual golf championship. Reynolds had high hopes for himself in …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Freeport’s Isaac Bigenho, Riverview’s Molly Kennedy

Isaac Bigenho School: Freeport Sport: Soccer Class: Sophomore Report card: Bigenho leads Freeport with 14 goals, the second-best total in the A-K Valley. He began playing soccer in seventh grade. He also runs track in the spring and belongs to …
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Birdie called “genius” after perfect pick

The Birdie was showered with praise and Derek Jeter-like respect last week after he picked the exact score of the Apollo-Ridge/Highlands game. It was vintage Bird: Highlands, 28-27. On Twitter, he was called “a genius,” and was congratulated several times. …
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Kiski Area girls soccer gives boost to playoff hopes

With time winding down in a key Section 3-AAA game at Plum on Wednesday night, the Kiski Area girls soccer team needed one goal to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Cavaliers did one better than that. Alexis Moyer scored …
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New rallying cry for Knoch girls volleyball team

Outwit. Outlast. Outplay. Those three words take on an entirely different meaning for the Knoch girls volleyball team. The inexperienced, yet talented bunch adopted the motto from the reality television show “Survivor” understanding that, due to its youth and inexperience, …
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Frazier routs Leechburg for 5th straight win

Frazier had no intention of relinquishing its ranked status in a nonconference game Friday night against Leechburg. The Class A No. 9 Commodores (5-0) rolled to a 48-12 victory over host Leechburg on Friday at Veterans  Memorial Field. “We did …
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Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Springdale boys top C.W. North Catholic

Springdale’s boys soccer team bounced back from a loss to St. Joseph and moved above the .500 mark with a 7-1 victory over host Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic on Tuesday in Section 2-A boys soccer. Taran Roesch scored four goals, …
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Alle-Kiski Valley high school roundup: Valley twins playing for PIAA tournament berth

Twin sisters Emily and Catherine Armstrong have an identical goal. The Valley seniors are one win away from the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament after reaching the WPIAL third-place match on Wednesday at Shady Side Academy. The Armstrongs reached the …
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Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: St. Joseph earns boys soccer victory

Jesus Munoz’s second-half goal proved to be the game-winner for St. Joseph in a 2-1 boys soccer victory over Springdale on Saturday, the Spartans’ first …
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