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Police: Man riding bike in New Kensington strikes truck, dies

By Chuck Biedka
A Tarentum man riding a bicycle Thursday on a steep, winding New Kensington street ran into a parked truck and died. New Kensington police identified ...

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A-R senior Tipton shrugs off foot injury to win state long jump title

SHIPPENSBURG – Tre Tipton faced a familiar opponent along with all of his fellow long jumpers at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships. …
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Burrell sophomore Scherer wins state 100-meter title

SHIPPENSBURG — Nikki Scherer wore bright orange shoes, pink tape on her legs and a white headband, but her running is what stood out. The …
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Class AA championship notebook: Deer Lakes’ 4th inning outburst sparks victory

In the last three Deer Lakes appearances in the WPIAL Class AA championship game, runs were at a premium. The Lancers scored a combined four …
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Leader Times notebook: Armstrong’s spring teams heading south

While many of the new school’s other teams will go west, Armstrong’s spring teams are headed south. The WPIAL unveiled sections for 2016 spring sports earlier this week, and the Riverhawks’ baseball and softball teams are scheduled for plenty of …
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Fox Chapel crew members find success

The Fox Chapel crew team competed in Zanesville, Ohio on May 9-10 at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association’s Championship Regatta. Rowing against 42 teams from …
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Knoch’s Geist motivated to win gold

As if Jordan Geist needed any more motivation after the WPIAL track and field championships, he got some from a statement his father overheard. “Somebody …
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Vincentian’s Nee transferring to Highlands

Jamison Nee is coming home. The standout basketball player from Harrison Township is transferring from Vincentian Academy to Highlands. Highlands athletic director Chuck Debor said …
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A-K Valley track and field honor roll

Track and field  honor roll Boys • 100: Kianta Britton, Kiski Area (10.8) • 200: Mark Febinger, Deer Lakes (22.35) • 400: Nathan McKinney, Highlands (52.18) • 800: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (1:53.78) • 1,600: Elias Graca, Fox Chapel (4:20.08) …
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Kittanning’s Bowers throws personal best in shot put at PIAAs

SHIPPENSBURG — Nick Bowers’ distances steadily declined throughout the course of the PIAA Class AA boys shot put competition Friday at Shippensburg University. The first throw was so good, it didn’t matter. Making his first trip to the PIAA championships, …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Knoch’s Asa Adams, Deer Lakes’ Sarah Blinn

Asa Adams School: Knoch Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: A two-year starter at catcher for the WPIAL Class AAA champion Knights, Adams knocked in the winning run in the second inning of Knoch’s 2-0 semifinal win over Montour last …
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VND high school roundup: Leechburg softball upset by Bishop Canevin

The No. 4-seeded Leechburg softball team cut a two-run deficit in half in the fourth inning but could not muster another hit for the rest of the game in a 2-1 upset loss to No. 11 Bishop Canevin on Tuesday …
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Mustangs point to several positives from 2015 season

Plum varsity baseball head coach Carl Vollmer said last week’s 1-0 loss to Shaler in the WPIAL Quad-A quarterfinals stung a great deal, but after a few days separated from the contest, he provided a positive perspective on the season …
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Guido: PIAA classification proposals miss larger point

The PIAA’s six-classfication football idea passed its first hurdle, albeit in an unusual way. The PIAA Board of Directors last week forwarded eight proposals dealing with expanding the number of football classifications. All eight six-class proposals passed on the first …
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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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