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Wolf in Leechburg: ‘Get it right this time’ in the election for Pa. governor

By Braden Ashe 9:52 p.m.
Democratic Gubernational candidate Tom Wolf called himself “an instrument of necessary change” during a rally Saturday in Armstrong County. His brief speech to about 115 …

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Apollo-Ridge fine-tunes for playoffs with 64-20 victory over Burrell

Two teams entered the final game of the regular season heading in opposite directions. For No. 5 Apollo-Ridge, it simply was a business trip. Win the game, get out healthy and wait for the WPIAL playoff seedings Monday. For Burrell, …
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West Shamokin dominates Deer Lakes

West Shamokin’s all-time winningest class ended its high school football careers in style Friday night with a 34-20 win over Deer Lakes at Jack E. Boyer Stadium. Behind four-year starting running back Zac Horner, the Wolves (4-5, 3-4) picked up …
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Kittanning routs Ford City in rivalry’s final game

With emotions on both sides at a fever pitch, Kittanning made their school’s home finale a game to remember. Senior quarterback Braydon Toy threw for …
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Hempfield takes down Fox Chapel

Justin Sliwoski threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns to lead Hempfield (3-6, 2-6) to a 56-21 nonconference victory over Fox Chapel  (4-5, 3-4) in a WPIAL Class AAAA nonconference game Friday night. Hempfield’s Dante Luther scored touchdowns on a …
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Valley, Freeport provide special moment for Clarke in regular-season finale

In a season filled with frustration for Valley and Freeport, the teams conspired to end the season on an exhilarating high at James E. Swartz …
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No. 4 Highlands wraps up perfect regular season

With speed-bursting, tackle-busting running backs on both teams, Highlands was concerned its regular-season finale against Shady Side Academy might look more like a track meet …
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After sluggish 1st half, McKeesport rolls past Kiski Area

McKeesport and Kiski Area’s matchup Friday night became the tale of two halves. Kiski Area kept pace with  No. 5 McKeesport in the first half, but the Tigers (8-1, 7-1) left the Cavaliers behind in the second half for a …
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Knoch shuts down Yough, clinches playoff berth

With numerous playoff scenarios possible entering its game Friday against Yough, Knoch accomplished the one absolute necessity: A victory. Behind its strongest offensive and defensive …
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Clairton runs past Leechburg for PIAA record

Leechburg coach Mark George can take solace in the fact his Blue Devils held Clairton to its lowest point total this season. But 54 points were more than enough for the Bears as the No. 2 team in WPIAL Class …
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Plum rolls past Latrobe, into playoffs

Plum will enter the WPIAL football playoffs on the highest possible note. The Mustangs (5-4, 5-3) powered their way to touchdowns on each of their six first-half drives in a 42-7 win over Latrobe (1-8, 1-7) in a Quad East …
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Springdale sets tone early, routs Riverview

Before the season, few observers thought the Springdale Dynamos could reach the upper echelon of the tough Eastern Conference. But Springdale walked off autumn-splashed Riverside …
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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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