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Gunfire plagues New Kensington

By Chuck Biedka and Braden Ashe
A flurry of gunshots was fired in a gun battle Monday afternoon and two more later that night rattled residents along the 1200 block of …

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Highlands wins thriller over Apollo-Ridge

Highlands’ drop from Class AAA certainly didn’t mean a fall from grace, but it also didn’t mean anything would come easily. And Apollo-Ridge’s ascent from …
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Burrell’s Mazary hopes prolific scoring aids push for playoffs

Corey Mazary thought he and the Burrell boys soccer team got off to a “kind of slow” start in a Section 1-AA game against Greensburg Salem last week. For Mazary, a slow start constituted two first-half goals. But he made …
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Valley keeps McGrath in check to key win over Deer Lakes

Valley wanted to be physical in its Allegheny Conference matchup against Deer Lakes and rugged running back Ryan McGrath on Friday night. The Vikings succeeded …
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Ford City upsets No. 9 Shady Side Academy behind Walker’s 5 TDs

Zeke Walker’s career-high five-touchdown performance coupled with two late defensive stands with less than two minutes to go gave Ford City a 34-33 upset over No. 10 Shady Side Academy in front of a spirited homecoming crowd at Ford City …
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Fox Chapel downs Canon-McMillan

Billy Urso threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns to lead Fox Chapel to a 34-12 victory over Canon-McMillan (0-5) in a WPIAL Class AAAA nonconference game Friday night. Carrington Vaughn added 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: Freeport girls soccer gets key victory

Kaylee Comperatore scored two goals, leading the Freeport girls soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Deer Lakes in Section 2-AA on Monday afternoon. Macy Crytzer and Olivia Gaspersic added goals for the Yellowjackets (8-4-2, 6-2-2), who remain in third …
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‘Miracle’ Highlands-Apollo Ridge game leaves lasting impression

Highlands television broadcaster Mike Choma emphatically called it the “Miracle at Golden Rams Stadium.” An overflow crowd of more than 5,000 buzzed afterward about it …
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Plum rolls past Kiski Area

After consecutive three-point losses, Plum got back on track last week with a 23-14 victory over Norwin. On Friday, Plum made it two in a …
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Kittanning girls soccer battles through low roster numbers

Numbers are dwindling for Kittanning’s girls soccer team, but the effort on the field remains high. It hasn’t been the year the Wildcats hoped for …
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New rallying cry for Knoch girls volleyball team

Outwit. Outlast. Outplay. Those three words take on an entirely different meaning for the Knoch girls volleyball team. The inexperienced, yet talented bunch adopted the motto from the reality television show “Survivor” understanding that, due to its youth and inexperience, …
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Frazier routs Leechburg for 5th straight win

Frazier had no intention of relinquishing its ranked status in a nonconference game Friday night against Leechburg. The Class A No. 9 Commodores (5-0) rolled to a 48-12 victory over host Leechburg on Friday at Veterans  Memorial Field. “We did …
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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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Jeannette wins cruises past Springdale to set up showdown with Clairton

Jeannette grounded out an efficient, if not aesthetically pleasing, 41-7 victory over Springdale on Friday to set up a battle for Eastern Conference supremacy next week at Clairton. “It was definitely a bit sloppy at times,” Jeannette coach Roy Hall …
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Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: St. Joseph earns boys soccer victory

Jesus Munoz’s second-half goal proved to be the game-winner for St. Joseph in a 2-1 boys soccer victory over Springdale on Saturday, the Spartans’ first …
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