TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


2 dead in New Kensington shooting; woman says male victim her son

By Chuck Biedka 6:44 p.m.
The man gunned down inside a car on a New Kensington street Wednesday has been identified by his family as John Russ, WPXI has reported. …

More Alle Kiski Valley News

HSFB preview by position: Central Valley’s Whitehead among nation’s best defensive backs

With very little debate, Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead can be called the best playmaker in the WPIAL. The senior had 20 touchdowns last season, but it’s how he scored them that makes him dangerous. A cornerback, tailback and kick returner, …
More Apollo-Ridge Sports


Sturdy Burrell running back Sowol ready for encore

After a few games as Burrell’s featured running back last season, Ryan Sowol heard his name mentioned in the same breath as his direct predecessor, …
More Burrell Sports


Deer Lakes playmaker Burns hopes to come out hot

Hunter Burns’ surname change while in elementary school led to more play-on-words opportunities for those who observed his athleticism. The Deer Lakes student-athlete knew he just needed to give people highlights to discuss. One year removed a breakout season with …
More Deer Lakes Sports


Ford City tackle returns for senior season

One of the key new faces on the line for Ford City isn’t really new at all. Senior tackle Chad Cloonan was one of the …
More Ford City Sports


Position switch should make Fox Chapel’s Vaughn more of a playmaker

For a couple seasons, Fox Chapel senior Carrington Vaughn has caused headaches for opposing teams as a blocker. This fall, Vaughn will get to create …
More Fox Chapel Sports


Freeport’s Hochbein twins bring experience on both sides of ball

Freeport’s Hochbein twins have given teachers headaches by showing up at each other’s classes and have fooled football coach John Gaillot by trading their helmet …
More Freeport Sports


High school notebook: Highlands’ Martin harbors unique pet

While his teammates have traditional pets such as dogs, cats or fish, Highlands junior football player Levontae Martin has a more exotic choice of companion. …
More Highlands Sports


VND high school notebook: Rugby club eyes trip to Ireland

Kiski Valley Rugby Club is feeling lucky. The team is in the early stages of planning a trip to Ireland in 2016 and thinks it …
More Kiski Area Sports


HSFB preview by position: Versatility key for tight ends

The best tight end in the WPIAL doesn’t actually play tight end. At 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, Kittanning’s Nick Bowers has ideal size for the position. …
More Kittanning Sports


Knoch thrower Geist medals at USATF national championships

In a few years, Jordan Geist might grow into one of the most impressive shot put and discus throwers in Pennsylvania history. But as he enters the tail end of his first summer as a high school student at Knoch, …
More Knoch Sports


Leechburg replaces veteran softball coach Oberdorf

Leechburg parted ways with its most successful coach in school history Tuesday night, opening the position of softball coach, naming a replacement and relieving Jim …
More Leechburg Sports


Plum inline players earn national tournament experience

The Plum inline hockey organization is growing, and after fielding only a middle school team for the 2014 winter season, there will be a middle school, elementary and varsity squad for the upcoming 2015 campaign. The middle school players fared …
More Plum Sports


Riverview coach Cappa heeds the lessons of his father

Given that he spent most of his life observing the preferences and philosophies of football coaches, Jason Cappa knew he’d copy at least one of …
More Riverview Sports


Close friendship, football helping Springdale’s Wagner battle Alzheimer’s

Chuck Wagner and Don “Pappy” Boulton sat side by side on a weight bench under an orange-and-black sign in the Wagner-Boulton Strength Room at Springdale …
More Springdale Sports


Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle

Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley …
More St. Joseph Sports


Alle Kiski Valley News
Valley News Dispatch

Contact Us



Jeff Domenick - Editor
724-226-4687
jdomenick@tribweb.com

Matt Provenzo - City Editor
724-226-4666
mprovenzo@tribweb.com

Dave Williams - Assistant City Editor
724-226-4667
dwilliams@tribweb.com

Submit a letter to the editor
Valley News Dispatch
Letters to the Editor
Valley News Dispatch
210 Fourth Ave.
Tarentum PA 15084
vndletters@tribweb.com
Fax: 724-226-4677


VND Milestones forms .pdfs
Anniversary | Engagement | Wedding

Get Adobe Reader Get Adobe Reader