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Large crowd mourns Rayburn woman allegedly killed by escapee

By Brad Pedersen 11:26 p.m.
More than 100 people gathered at the Kennedy and Blodgett Funeral Home in Kittanning to mourn Rayburn resident Tammy Long, who was murdered Thursday, after …

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Players benefit from A-K Valley 7-on-7, Big Man Challenge

Bobby Jendrejewski spent hours one night watching reruns of the “World’s Strongest Man” competition from the late 1970s and early ’80s. The Freeport senior showed …
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Bellinotti brings changes to Burrell football

From offensive formations to uniforms to training camp location, change is sweeping through the Burrell football program. New coach Dave Bellinotti and his staff are …
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New Deer Lakes boys basketball coach Parham is eager to get going

Terence Parham likes to tell people he’s undefeated as a trainer. That unblemished record will take a hit soon enough, but Parham doesn’t mind. Parham, …
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High school senior, Eagle Scout designs Armstrong cross country course

Nathan Goldner spent a long time contemplating what he should do for his Eagle Scout service project. To complete the project, Goldner had to plan, …
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Former South Park coach Loughran optimistic about Fox Chapel’s prospects

After 32 years as football coach at South Park, which included a pair of state championships, Tom Loughran is hoping for some of the same …
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Freeport’s Morrison strong-arms way to title

Eli Morrison tightened his wrist straps, slapped some chalk onto his hands, took a whiff of some smelling salts and approached the bench. With 230 …
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VND notebook: Leg injuries sideline Highlands’ Martinka

Dom Martinka had a legitimate chance to be the featured running back for Highlands this season, a formidable replacement for standout Elijah Jackson, a 1,700-yard …
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O’Neil jumps right in to AD duties at Kiski Area

Dan O’Neil’s drive to become an athletic director again outweighed a different type of drive. Kiski Area’s new athletic director will make a 90-minute commute …
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High school notebook: Christy will join Knoch football staff

It looks like Knoch is adding a Super Bowl champion to its football coaching staff. Jeff Christy, a Freeport and Pitt graduate who won a ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, plans to join Knoch as an assistant. …
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Leechburg grad Swarmer makes mark in D-I baseball

Tyler Swarmer committed to Radford because he thought the coaches were putting the right pieces in place to win consistently. He wanted to pitch in …
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Plum grad Reynolds rises in Western Pa. golf ranks

Andrew Reynolds left the pro shop last Wednesday at Westmoreland Country Club with a plastic drawstring bag dangling from his hand, the contents of which might seem ordinary to some. Inside a box, inside the bag, inside the story, were …
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Riverview hires Sapotichne to coach boys basketball

Riverview will turn to a coach with an “outstanding” resume to take over its boys basketball program. The school board voted Monday night to hire longtime Greensburg Salem coach Paul Sapotichne. He replaces Joe Farrell and will be Riverview’s third …
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Springdale hires veteran assistant for girls basketball post

Springdale filled its girls basketball coaching vacancy Tuesday night, as the Allegheny Valley School Board hired John Broderick to replace George Vlassich by a 9-0 vote. Broderick was a girls basketball assistant under Neal Martin at Shaler the past two …
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Valley Legion pitcher recovering after being hit by line drive

Valley Legion baseball pitcher Nick Marzullo is doing much better and in good spirits after he was hit in the face by a vicious line drive during a Freeport International Baseball Invitational game Wednesday at Agan Park in Springdale. Marzullo, …
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A-K Valley seniors take swing in WPIAL All-Star game

Deer Lakes senior Scott Ventura didn’t have a particularly good time in his two previous games at Washington & Jefferson’s baseball field. The Lancers played …
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