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Woman ‘critical’ from fall on Harmar riverbank

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Harmar police say a woman scouting out a fishing spot along the Allegheny River bank had to be rescued Monday afternoon when she fell down the hillside and suffered critical injuries. Police said Ermine Dennis, who they say is in her ...

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Several Alle-Kiski football teams eye season at Heinz Field

After a lengthy tour of the inner workings of Heinz Field, Apollo-Ridge football players were the last ones to depart the stadium on a sunny …
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Bellinotti brings changes to Burrell football

From offensive formations to uniforms to training camp location, change is sweeping through the Burrell football program. New coach Dave Bellinotti and his staff are …
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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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High school notebook: Freeport’s Pawlak makes nationals again

Freeport volleyball standout Zoe Pawlak took her game to a national stage again this summer. As a member of the Renaissance Volleyball Club’s 17-under team, …
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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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VND high school notebook: Freeport Invitational to honor Knoch state-title team

The Freeport International Baseball Invitational returns to the A-K Valley this week, and while the event doesn’t recognize winners due to its noncompetitive nature, organizers …
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Leechburg grad Swarmer makes mark in D-I baseball

Tyler Swarmer committed to Radford because he thought the coaches were putting the right pieces in place to win consistently. He wanted to pitch in …
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Plum grads test their mettle in summer collegiate baseball league

The Tri-State Collegiate Baseball League is home this summer for a trio of Plum High School graduates, and David Cross, Zac Manuppelli and Nick Stotler hope to make an impact for their teams over the rest of the regular season …
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Riverview hires Sapotichne to coach boys basketball

Riverview will turn to a coach with an “outstanding” resume to take over its boys basketball program. The school board voted Monday night to hire longtime Greensburg Salem coach Paul Sapotichne. He replaces Joe Farrell and will be Riverview’s third …
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Springdale hires veteran assistant for girls basketball post

Springdale filled its girls basketball coaching vacancy Tuesday night, as the Allegheny Valley School Board hired John Broderick to replace George Vlassich by a 9-0 vote. Broderick was a girls basketball assistant under Neal Martin at Shaler the past two …
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Valley Legion pitcher recovering after being hit by line drive

Valley Legion baseball pitcher Nick Marzullo is doing much better and in good spirits after he was hit in the face by a vicious line drive during a Freeport International Baseball Invitational game Wednesday at Agan Park in Springdale. Marzullo, …
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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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