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Grant program targets 7 Westmoreland County towns, including Greensburg, for revitalization

By Bob Stiles
Latrobe could become an easier place to get around, thanks to a Community Foundation of Westmoreland County grant program, the city manager said. Several curb cuts made years ago need repairs, and a foundation grant program could help with the …

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Brown’s 7 TDs power Apollo-Ridge past Shady Side Academy

“Little brother” came up big for Apollo-Ridge on Friday night. Sophomore Duane Brown, half of the Vikings’ two-headed quarterback monster with Tre Tipton, scored seven …
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McGrath gains 259 yards, Deer Lakes holds off Burrell for 1st win

Ryan McGrath performance was the definition of “workhorse” in Deer Lakes’ 35-20 Allegheny Conference win over Burrell (0-4, 0-4) on Friday night at Lancers Stadium. The senior ran for 259 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries to give Deer …
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Late FG again wins it for Valley

Valley seems to be kicking its way into Allegheny Conference contention. For the second time this season, a field goal by senior kicker Rory Baker …
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High school soccer notebook: Foxes continue to win with new coach, cast

The Fox Chapel girls soccer team began the season adjusting to a new coach and to the loss of some significant players from last year’s squad. New coach and new players aside, the Foxes’ on-field success continues. Fox Chapel (7-0-2, …
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Freeport holds on for 28-26 victory over West Shamokin

Freeport found out wins don’t come easily in the Allegheny Conference. The Yellowjackets led 14-0 at halftime Friday but had to stave off a comeback by West Shamokin, prevailing 28-26 at James Swartz Memorial Field. “Down 14-0 at the half, …
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No. 5 Highlands uses turnovers to beat No. 7 Kittanning

The Highlands defense gave up more yardage and points than it was used to, but it made big plays when it needed them. Elijah Jackson …
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Valley News roundup: Kiski Area tops FR; Kittanning breaks streak

Kiski Area’s boys soccer team likes to play Saturdays. The Cavaliers improved to 3-0-1 in Saturday games with a 2-0 victory over Franklin Regional in a Section 3-AAA game at Kiski Area. Dakota Lange and Ian Moorhead netted goals for …
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High school notebook: Kittanning girls soccer team’s plan fails to pan out

Kittanning’s girls soccer team has been an independent the past two years, playing an exhibition schedule as it worked its way up from a start-up program to a full-fledged WPIAL member. The plan was for the team to join a …
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Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Cole Ferguson School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Ferguson has been one of the top offensive producers for Mars, which started the season 7-0. Your team is off to a great start. What’s been the key? Just …
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Monessen averts upset bid with 28-6 victory over Leechburg

A fast start gave way to a slow finish for Leechburg on Friday night, and the Blue Devils fell to visiting Monessen, 28-6, in a …
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Plum moves past coach suspension controversy

The Plum girls soccer team, again in the mix for a WPIAL playoff spot, has gone through some ups and downs on the field over …
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Springdale boys collect win in double overtime

Regulation time wasn’t enough to decide Saturday’s Springdale-Riverview Section 2-A soccer showdown. A goal by Taran Roesch with 7:17 left in the second overtime period lifted the Dynamos to a 2-1 victory over the Raiders, who opened the week rated …
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Valley golfer hopes nice guys can finish 1st

Golfer Nick Licata seems to be a natural fit for a gentleman’s game. He’s the likable senior with good grades, a kind smile and 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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