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Western Pennsylvania detailers get opportunity to work on original Air Force One

By R.A. Monti
Two Western Pennsylvania auto detailers recently got the chance to clean up history. Evan Jankowski of Tarentum and Doug Parfitt of Whitehall used their skills …

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Long wait is over for Apollo-Ridge girls soccer team

Two weeks after the official start of soccer season, Apollo-Ridge raised the curtain on its newest program. The Vikings’ girls soccer team took the field …
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Valley roundup: Burrell’s Mazary scores twice in Buccaneers win

Burrell’s boys soccer team still has its sights set on back-to-back Section 1-AA titles. Corey Mazary fired in a pair of goals and assisted on one by Josh Wertkin to lead the Buccaneers to a 3-1 victory over Mt. Pleasant …
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Knoch’s stellar ‘D’ sets tone in 6th straight shutout

With its two biggest section games of the season looming later this week, Knoch wanted to keep its hot streak going Tuesday night against Deer Lakes. The Knights came away not entirely satisfied with their performance but happy with the …
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Ford City does little wrong in blanking Burrell

Ford City’s defense was almost flawless in the Sabers’ 27-0 win over Burrell on Friday at Burrell  Stadium. The Sabers (1-2, 1-2) held the Bucs …
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Alle-Kiski Valley preview: Class AA and AAA WPIAL tennis singles championships

WPIAL tennis singles championships Class AAA: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Allegheny. Class AA: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shady Side Academy. Finals, consolation finals: 2 p.m. Thursday at Shady Side Academy. Local players: Class AAA: Amanda Nord, Fox Chapel; Laurel …
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Romanchak wrecks Deer Lakes’ evening in Freeport’s 34-14 victory

One thing was clear during Freeport and Deer Lakes’ Allegheny Conference matchup Friday night: Yellowjackets quarterback Andrew Romanchak was in control. Romanchak picked apart the Deer Lakes’ defense with short and quick passes, finishing 18 of 25 for 190 yards …
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Highlands defense dominates West Shamokin

Highlands’ first-team defense turned in another first-rate  performance. The Class AA No. 6 Golden Rams scored a defensive touchdown, and their starters didn’t allow an …
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High school soccer notebook: Long-distance goal earns coach’s praise

Kiski Area boys soccer coach Sean Arnold played soccer at the high school,  collegiate and semipro level. At no point did he see a goal like the one Cavaliers senior Dakota Lange scored off a kickoff last week. Lange, a …
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Guido: Friday night lights brighter for Pirates

There was a time when the Bucs playing at home on a high school football night was a death knell to Pirates attendance. But that’s not the case anymore. Last Friday’s game against the Cubs drew a sellout crowd, just …
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Pryor watches as No. 6 Jeannette routs Leechburg

In 2007, Jeannette featured a basketball-playing quarterback (Terrelle Pryor) and a running back with the last name Hall (Jordan Hall) en route to the school’s only PIAA football title. This year, although the season is only three games old, a …
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Defensive stop propels Altoona to win at Plum

Altoona didn’t do much in the first two quarters Friday night at Plum. But a big stop at the Mountain Lions 1 to end the first half carried over to the third quarter, and Altoona scored a pair of touchdowns. …
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Riverview flashes back to Raiders of old in 35-0 victory

It was like old times Saturday at Riverside Park in Oakmont. Riverview jumped on Carmichaels for three touchdowns in the first 10 minutes of the …
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Early score sets dominant tone in Springdale’s victory over Wilkinsburg

All Springdale needed was the game’s first 13 seconds to set the tone and put away Wilkinsburg, 31-0, in a Class A Eastern Conference game Friday at Veterans Memorial Field. Springdale (2-1, 2-1) running back Michael Banachoski picked up a …
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Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle

Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley …
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