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Missing Indiana Township girl home safe

By Valley News Dispatch
A 13-year-old Indiana Township girl missing since Tuesday night is safe at home, police said. Rachel Perlebach of Large Drive was last seen walking along Jacoby Road between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Tuesday. But she was back with her family …

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Ford City baseball erases 7-run deficit, moves to brink of playoffs

In a five-inning span, the Ford City baseball team went from dead and buried to one win from the playoffs. The Sabers gave up the …
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Guido: WPIAL enrollment declines seen on draft day

Let’s meet the one and only — Jesse James. No, not the Confederate soldier-turned outlaw in the old Wild West. The modern-day Jesse James, a South Allegheny graduate, was the only player from a WPIAL school selected in last week’s …
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Left-handers are playing leading role for trio of Alle-Kiski Valley teams

Deer Lakes pitcher Ryan Petrone checks the Section 5-AAA box scores regularly and not just to see how the Lancers are faring in the race for the WPIAL playoffs. He also is looking for the names of Knoch’s Cole Shinsky, …
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Kittanning baseball beats Ford City in rivalry’s final game

With a fly ball off the bat of Ford City’s Anthony Falsetti into the glove of Kittanning center fielder Brady Crissman, the Armstrong County rivalry …
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Fox Chapel softball team completes turnaround

Fox Chapel softball players stopped to let the moment wash over them Tuesday at Plum, their worst-to-first story reaching yet another level of wow. A …
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Freeport teams impressive at WPIAL track championships

Freeport couldn’t snag a title, but its track tradition carried on with another strong WPIAL finals performance. Beaver swept both team titles, while Freeport’s boys placed second and the girls came in third at the WPIAL Class AA team track …
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Kiski Valley rugby team ready for playoffs to begin

Kiski Valley rugby coach Seth Erwin is not a fan of the waiting game. The Titans clinched their second consecutive Rugby PA Blue Division title …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: Kittanning gets win in swan song

The final girls athletic event between Ford City and Kittanning went to the Wildcats. Behind a six-run first inning, Kittanning (8-7, 7-6) defeated Ford City, 9-6, on Tuesday in a Section 3-AA game. The two schools will consolidate into Armstrong …
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Knoch senior Law making most of chance on baseball diamond

Knoch baseball coach George Bradley frequently sees senior Chris Law go to his car after practice and grab a bucket of baseballs, then summon a …
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Valley News Dispatch roundup: Leechburg softball clinches Section 3-A title

Leechburg extended its WPIAL playoff streak to 29 seasons earlier this week, and the Blue Devils added another accomplishment Wednesday. Morgan Pierce pitched a complete …
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Riverview baseball team locks up playoff berth

It’s back to the WPIAL baseball playoffs for Riverview. Riverview secured its 12th postseason berth in the past 15 years with a 10-2 victory Friday afternoon at Springdale. The Raiders had just four hits but took advantage of nine Springdale …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: Valley tennis advances in WPIAL playoffs

Valley opened the WPIAL Class AA boys tennis postseason smoothly. The team didn’t even have to play a third set. The Vikings blanked Beaver, 5-0, …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: St. Joseph freshman Edgar hits for cycle

Serena Edgar made her varsity pitching debut Monday, but she made her biggest impact in the batter’s box. The freshman hit for the cycle, finishing …
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