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Man uninjured after leap from Hulton Bridge

By Chuck Biedka 2:42 p.m.
A man appeared to be uninjured after jumping from the Hulton Bridge in Harmar Thursday afternoon. Police, who arrested the man after he swam to …

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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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Taliani’s 3 homers propel Deer Lakes to 2nd WPIAL softball title in 4 seasons

Determined not to lose three straight WPIAL Class AA championship games, the Deer Lakes softball team instead made it two titles in four years with a 13-5 victory over Mohawk Thursday at Cal (Pa.). Maria Taliani hit three towering home …
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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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PIAA volleyball capsule: Fox Chapel vs. Central Dauphin

Class AAA first round Fox Chapel (16-1) vs. Central Dauphin (13-3) 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Norwin Winner plays: State College or Bethel Park Aces: Fox Chapel won its first WPIAL championship since 2006, downing Seneca Valley, 3-1, in the title …
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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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Knoch senior ejected from WPIAL title game for wild slide

Knoch finally experienced the clarity of absolute triumph by winning their first WPIAL baseball championship, but it took a few exhales first. The second-seeded Knights …
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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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