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Armstrong County Jail warden resigns

By Brad Pedersen 5:46 p.m.
The Armstrong County Jail warden has resigned in the aftermath of the July 30 escape of an inmate who allegedly killed a woman while on …

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Improved teams stun Birdie

The Birdie appreciates a good turnaround. He has had some rough seasons picking games — “This is not one of them,” the A-K Valley’s maestro of high school football said, pushing his shades up his beak and swiping his hair …
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Surprising starts vault football teams into WPIAL playoff picture

It has been a while since Belle Vernon challenged for a conference title. It was 2002 when the Leopards were 7-3 and won the Keystone …
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Freeport makes case for playoffs with 2-1 comeback win over Deer Lakes

Already facing an uphill climb to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs, Freeport found itself trailing early in the second half of its Section 2-AA home …
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Merger sparks position battles at Armstrong

Plenty of mystery exists throughout WPIAL Class AAA about what Armstrong will look like. But the uncertainty isn’t limited to opposing locker rooms. The merger …
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High school roundup: Fox Chapel tennis duo repeats as champions

No matter what North Allegheny doubles tennis partners Tina Li and Ashley Huang tried to do in Wednesday’s WPIAL title match, Laurel Shymansky and Amanda Nord of Fox Chapel had an answer. Shymansky and Nord, the defending Class AAA doubles …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Kiski Area’s Nick Bisceglia, Freeport’s Morgan Ruppersberger

Nick Bisceglia School: Kiski Area Class: Junior Sport: Soccer/football Report card: In his second season as the Cavaliers goalkeeper, Bisceglia has three shutout wins. The 5-foot-10, 150-pounder made a huge save in the final minute of a 1-0 Section 3-AAA …
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Gridiron matchup between Freeport, Highlands a family affair

There are other pairs of football-playing cousins with closer relationships than Highlands’ Brayden Thimons and Freeport’s Logan Thimons. But there can’t be many others who …
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Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Kiski Area’s Jon Bracy

Kiski Area junior Jon Bracy is everywhere on the football field. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound halfback is the wild card in coach Dave Heavner’s offense and a silent attacker on defense. “We move him around to multiple positions and put him …
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Hampton running on all cylinders in shutout victory over Knoch

Knoch needed its best performance of the season to have a chance against Class AAA No. 3 Hampton, but the Knights’ mistakes were too costly to overcome. Hampton scored 14 points off two Knoch turnovers Friday as the Talbots turned …
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Frazier finally allows TD, win streak continues vs. Leechburg

Frazier’s defense finally surrendered a touchdown Friday night. With the way Chris Pierce was throwing the ball, it didn’t really matter. Pierce threw for 274 …
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Plum baseball’s Kirilloff continues to perform for scouts

Plum senior Alex Kirilloff hopes to continue raising his profile among professional baseball scouts this weekend as he takes part in a select workout for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The main pro-style workout will be Sunday, and …
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A-K Valley high school notebook: Playoff race fuzzy in Section 2-A boys

With the WPIAL soccer playoffs approaching, one of the most topsy-turvy races is in Section 2-A boys, which includes Alle-Kiski Valley teams Riverview, Springdale and  St. Joseph. Beginning the week, Aquinas Academy (6-3-1, 3-2-1) led the six-team section, followed by …
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Springdale girls soccer team fights through injuries

Doing whatever he could to help his team avoid injuries this season, Springdale girls soccer coach Jerry Concannon overhauled his typical preseason training plan. Concannon took a page from some European soccer clubs, focusing less on typical training exercises like …
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