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Puppy, pals come to rescue of Lower Burrell firefighters

By Brian C. Rittmeyer
Chris Felack’s home has been quiet since tragedy struck in late October. On the morning of Oct. 29, his two German shepherds, Triton and Sheba, somehow ...

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VND high school notebook: Football classification changes affect rivalry dynamic

The Allegheny Football Conference could look a lot different next season, much to the chagrin of an A-K Valley following that got used to short …
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Burrell boys basketball team will rely on defense to slow foes

Burrell boys basketball coach Shawn Bennis was an assistant on the Buccaneers’ football team this season. One of his duties was coaching defensive backs. That only amplified his defensive-minded thinking heading into basketball. “Our focus has to be on defensive …
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Parham set to lead Deer Lakes boys in challenging Section 1-AAA

Never one to back away from a challenge, Terence Parham scheduled the defending state champion for his first game at Shady Side Academy in 2004 …
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Ford City graduate Huska hitting his stride as Slippery Rock kicker

Ford City graduate Andrew Huska was a wing-T running back for the Ford City Eagles youth football team before he switched to kicker in the …
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Fox Chapel wrestlers hope to compete for section title

The Fox Chapel wrestling team finished with a 16-4 record last year and made it to the second round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Ron Frank, the Foxes’ head coach since 1980, is confident despite having to replace graduates …
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Guido: Time for A-K Valley’s postseason awards

It’s time to put the local high school football season to rest. And with all that happened, we might need a rest. Freeport made a memorable run to the Class AA semifinals, Apollo-Ridge’s Duane Brown kept statisticians and scoreboard operators …
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Kiski Area boys a team in transition after graduation of top scorer

One change will lead to several others for the Kiski Area boys basketball team this season. In recent years, the Cavaliers could rely on big-time scorers like Joey Brungo and Mike Simmons. But after the graduation of Brungo after 2013-14 …
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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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Knoch basketball team gets reinforcements

What once was considered a weakness now can be considered a strength for the Knoch boys basketball team. Knoch is a year wiser with a deep group of underclassmen who figure to give Section 1-AAA foes a run for their …
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Leechburg girls set out to build on breakout season

Entering last year, Leechburg girls basketball had endured a long stretch of tough seasons. But a group of freshmen that had success at the middle …
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Plum boys basketball seeks section 3-peat

The Plum boys basketball team won its second consecutive section championship last season, something the Mustangs had never been done before. With six letterwinners returning from a team that went 17-6 and tied McKeesport for the Section 2-AAAA crown, optimism …
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Riverview boys, girls cross country teams prepare for PIAA meet

As prepared as it is for every race, Riverview knew it faced an uphill challenge for both its cross country teams to record top-three finishes …
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Shenango eliminates Springdale from playoffs for 2nd straight season

A young Springdale team showed flashes Friday night, but it couldn’t get over the hump against senior-laden Shenango. Hunter Waskin scored two first-half touchdowns to lead No. 5 Shenango past 12th-seeded Springdale, 23-10, in the first round of the WPIAL …
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Plum baseball standout Kirilloff ends wait, joins Liberty

Alex Kirilloff put it mildly when he called his signing a national letter of intent to play baseball at Liberty “a long time coming.” After verbally committing to the Flames as a freshman at Plum, Kirilloff had to wait three …
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