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Arnold man to stand trial in drug overdose death

By Chuck Biedka 1:21 a.m.
One of three people charged with causing the heroin overdose death of a Lower Burrell woman was ordered to stand trial Wednesday while a second ...

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Alle-Kiski roundup: Apollo-Ridge softball team ends 23-game losing streak

The Apollo-Ridge softball had reason to celebrate Wednesday night. Freshman Teresa Desimone and junior Mariah Laird combined for seven hits in seven at-bats as the …
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Kiski Valley rugby team finally breaks through against rival

With his Kiski Valley rugby teammates gathered around him before Wednesday’s match with Burrell, Dom Rivera let out a yell that could’ve been heard in …
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Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Plum’s Ethan Winesburgh and Deer Lakes’ Shae Robson

Ethan Winesburgh School: Plum Class: Junior Sport: Baseball Report card: A 6-foot-2 outfielder and pitcher, Winesburgh came back from a season-opening road trip to St. Petersburg, Fla., with a .545 batting average, including two doubles, three triples, six RBIs and …
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West Shamokin softball team improves to 2-0 by beating Ford City

In a game switched from at home to on the road, West Shamokin remembered to bring its bats. The Wolves put together an 11-hit performance, …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Plum’s Khaynen Yocca, Fox Chapel’s Meg McCrady

Khaynen Yocca School: Plum Class: Senior Sport: Volleyball Report card: Yocca, a three-year starter, was leading the Mustangs in both kills (28) and hitting percentage (41) through a pair of matches. A middle and outside hitter, the 6-foot-7 Yocca also …
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Freeport wins innings, game against Kittanning, 7-3

The Freeport softball team bounced back from its first loss by handing Kittanning its first defeat. Yellowjackets pitcher Jess Kelley struck out seven and helped her own cause with a two-run triple to give Freeport a 7-3 Section 3-AA win …
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Cager Classic notebook: Highlands, Mars players bury hatchet for the weekend

Highlands and Mars played three times this season in boys basketball. Mars won all three pressure-packed games, by a combined 10 points. The Planets posted 60-55 and 61-60 wins in their Section 1-AAA meetings with the Golden Rams and a …
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Alle-Kiski roundup: Knoch baseball topples Hampton

Knoch’s baseball team lost three games to Hampton last season, including a season-ending defeat in the playoffs. The Knights got some payback this time. Cole …
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Leechburg girls softball team dominates Riverview

Miranda Reesman had a blast in Leechburg’s section opener. The senior shortstop hit a three-run homer during a seven-run fifth inning, and the Blue Devils pulled away for a Section 3-A win Friday over Riverview, 16-6, in six innings. The …
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Soccer career continues for Springdale grad Weimerskirch

From humble beginnings in Harmar youth leagues to a decorated four-year career at La Roche — after he wasn’t sure he’d even play in college — soccer has been good to Bryan Weimerskirch. And the game has taken him places. …
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VND high school notebook: High-scoring Plum guard Edwards gaining interest

College basketball recruiting is picking up for Plum junior James Edwards. Edwards, a 6-foot-2 guard who led the A-K Valley in scoring this season at …
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