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Attorneys battle for West Deer district judge

By Chuck Biedka
Two Richland lawyers vying for the district judge office based in West Deer have different law backgrounds. Democrat Thomas Thaxter Swan and Republican James Douglas Austin ...

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Brown’s return makes difference for Apollo-Ridge in victory over Shady Side Academy

Apollo-Ridge can say it has the best athlete on the field again. The Vikings will get no argument from Shady Side Academy. Bolstered by the …
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Offensive spurt lifts Burrell past Sto-Rox

Sto-Rox scored first, but Burrell scored the next 23 points in an eventual 62-30 win at Sto-Rox on Friday night. Burrell improves to 4-2, and Sto-Rox falls to 1-5. Burrell coach Dave Bellinotti said the coaching staff stressed fundamentals knowing …
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Defense sets tone for Deer Lakes in rout of Summit Academy

When the Deer Lakes offense had trouble in the first half at Summit Academy, its defense came to the rescue. Three first-half fumble recoveries were …
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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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Fox Chapel’s Shymansky celebrates 3rd WPIAL doubles title

Fox Chapel senior Laurel Shymansky teamed with Amanda Nord to win the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championship last week. That’s nothing new to Shymansky. It was her third consecutive WPIAL doubles championship. “It was great to win it again in …
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Multi-sport soccer players abound in WPIAL

Rob Reichenbaugh is used to a busy fall sports schedule, but that didn’t make Thursday any less tiring for the Freeport junior. In a matter …
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Former Highlands players working toward Division I opportunity

Elijah and Jeremy Jackson took a nothing ventured, nothing gained approach to prep school football. Give it a try, see what happens. They went in …
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Norwin takes control in 2nd half, upends Kiski Area

There were plenty of good vibes around the Kiski Area football team heading into Friday night’s game, but a big second half by Norwin ruined the mood for the Cavaliers’ fans at Davis Field. Trailing by three at halftime, the …
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VND notebook: Injury woes continue to plague Knoch girls

Knoch had a scary moment in a 3-2 Section 2-AA loss last week to Highlands last week when defender Madison Stivenson felt light-headed and eventually ended up getting driven to the hospital by her parents. “You don’t mess around with …
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After another slow start, Greensburg Central Catholic defeats Leechburg

Greensburg Central Catholic got off to a sluggish start for the second week in a row Friday night. But it again managed to come out with a win. The Centurions scored all of their points in the second half in …
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High school notebook: Plum golfer Shumaker ‘lucky’ to play Pebble Beach

Plum senior golfer Sam Shumaker did not try to qualify for the WPIAL postseason. She had other plans — namely, playing in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at famed Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. In the event last …
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Springdale pushes Monessen around

When Monessen’s Demond Jordan took the opening kickoff against Springdale and raced 84 yards for a touchdown, it looked like this might be the night the Greyhounds broke the hex the Dynamos have long held them under. Well, think again. …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: Valley girls soccer team ends 5-game slide

Valley is determined to avoid a last-place finish in Section 2-AA girls soccer. The Vikings broke a five-game losing streak with their second win over …
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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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