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Alle-Kiski Valley lawmakers split on $30B Wolf budget

By Braden Ashe
Like the Pennsylvania General Assembly at large, Alle-Kiski Valley lawmakers are split along party lines on Gov. Tom Wolf’s state budget proposal totaling more than ...

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Bishop Canevin’s 3-point prowess dooms Apollo-Ridge, 63-54

Bishop Canevin continued its amazing turnaround Wednesday night. After winning just four games last season, the Crusaders used an early barrage of 3-pointers to down Apollo-Ridge, 63-54, at Northgate. Bishop Canevin (17-6) will take on top-ranked Aliquippa (22-0) in WPIAL …
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Previewing the PIAA girls basketball tournament

Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: Norwin (21-4), Penn Hills (16-10), North Allegheny (22-3), Bethel Park (20-5), Pine-Richland (21-5), Obama (16-8). Around the state: Defending PIAA champion …
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Deer Lakes rolls to PIHL playoff win

Deer Lakes hockey coach Todd Luniewski thinks his team is playing its best hockey, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Lancers …
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Armstrong hockey earns another trip to the semifinals

Two seasons, two semifinal appearances for Armstrong hockey. Christian Miller, Nick Long and Luke Gross scored goals for the Riverhawks, who held off a late …
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Fox Chapel faces City League champion Allderdice in 1st-round of state playoffs

Fox Chapel had a steep hill to climb in the WPIAL playoffs, but coach Zach Skrinjar thinks the state playoffs will be even steeper — as in Powers Run Road steep. After a couple of days off following a loss …
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Mars’ persistence pays off in 7-0 victory over Freeport

Freeport withstood a barrage of first-period shots from Mars in Wednesday’s PIHL Penguins Cup quarterfinal. But the Planets broke through with three goals in the second period and rolled to a 7-0 victory at BladeRunners in Warrendale. Paul Maust and …
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VND high school notebook: Cager Classic basketball rosters revealed

Teams and coaches have been selected for the 19th annual Cager Classic all-star basketball games March 28 at Highlands. The coaches from Ford City, Al Davis (girls) and Greg Hutcherson (boys) will lead the East teams, and Hampton’s Joe Lafko …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Kiski Area’s Joey Blumer, St. Joseph’s Sabrina Bowman

Joey Blumer School: Kiski Area Class: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Report card: Blumer (33-6) finished second in the WPIAL Class AAA championships at 126 pounds and qualified for this weekend’s PIAA Championships in Hershey. A third-place finisher in Section 1-AAA, Blumer, …
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North Allegheny runners capture indoor state titles

North Allegheny’s elite distance runners were in top form at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association state indoor championships Sunday at Penn State University. Junior Madeleine Davison won the girls 3,000-meter run in a time of 9 minutes, 47.93 …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Miranda Gard, Knoch’s Ben Lowery

Miranda Gard School: Leechburg Class: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Report card: Gard received school board permission to represent the Blue Devils this season as the school’s lone gymnast. In her first WPIAL meet, the 5-foot-2 sophomore finished first in the all-around. …
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Plum wrestlers conclude season at WPIALs

Plum senior Nate Turchick suffered a 10-4 loss to Penn-Trafford sophomore Matt McGillick in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships at …
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Riverview girls apply lessons learned

Riverview used its crushing semfinal loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to make a character sketch of itself. After two regular-season losses to North Catholic …
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HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line

The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — …
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