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Pickup takes out 40-foot pine tree in Harrison; officer injured

By Mary Ann Thomas 1:00 a.m.
A Harrison police officer was injured while helping to rescue a Harrison man whose pickup truck rolled over and took out a 40-foot pine tree …

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Tipton accounts for 4 TDs in Apollo-Ridge’s 41-21 victory over West Shamokin

Apollo-Ridge’s big-play ability showed up opening night. Pitt recruit Tre Tipton scored three touchdowns and passed for another, and five of the Vikings’ six scores …
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Valley edges emotional Burrell team on OT field goal

When Rory Baker joined Valley’s football team before training camp, he showed coach Muzzy Colosimo what he could do, kicking a long field goal on …
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QB leads Kittanning to season-opening victory over Deer Lakes

Kittanning quarterback Braydon Toy put on a show at Lancers Stadium Friday night. The senior dual-threat quarterback rolled up 303 total yards as Kittanning showed …
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Jackson brothers show the way as Highlands rolls in Class AA debut

Highlands used splash plays to make a big splash in its WPIAL Class AA debut Friday night at Ford City. Five touchdowns on plays of …
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North Hills defeats Fox Chapel

North Hills beats Fox Chapel Nick Santucci ran for two touchdowns, and Andrew Bly ran for one and caught another as North Hills (1-0, 1-0) downed Fox Chapel, 35-7, in Quad North play. Brandon Wagner added a touchdown on a …
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Quick start fuels Shady Side Academy to opening win

Big plays and key injuries proved too much to overcome as Freeport dropped its Allegheny Conference opener to No. 8 Shady Side Academy, 23-7, on Friday night at James Swartz Memorial Field. “(Shady Side Academy) has 10 starters back from …
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Team effort pushes Penn-Trafford past Kiski Area

Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane talked during the preseason about the impact his team’s skill players — including a few unknowns — could make. On Friday …
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Knoch’s 3rd-quarter surge leads to victory

The situation for Knoch and Franklin Regional was like looking into a mirror: two similar teams trying to find out exactly who they are. Both teams got a better picture, but Knoch walked away with a 22-7 Greater Allegheny Conference …
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Bulked-up offensive line looks to anchor Blue Devils

If Leechburg has improved in any area during the offseason, it’s the offensive line. And senior left tackle Jordan Cominos has been the anchor. “That’s …
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Sophomore RB Coxon leads Plum to lopsided win

Sophomore running back Nick Coxon might have had a coming-out party in Plum’s 45-19 win against Hempfield in a Foothills Conference matchup at Spartan Stadium on Friday. Coxon started the game with a 49-yard run in Plum’s first play from …
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Jeannette rips Riverview in Class A debut

Talk about moving to the head of the class. With a storied Class AA tradition behind them, Jeannette, on the heels of a 48-6 Class A Eastern Conference opening-night win over visiting Riverview, served notice Friday night the Jayhawks are …
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Springdale eases past Serra

Springdale had Serra on Lock-down Friday night. The Dynamos, behind senior Adam Lock, defeated host Serra, 41-7, in a Class A Eastern Conference matchup. Everything seemed to be working according to plan for Springdale. Lock, who moved from tight end …
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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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