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New Kensington slaying victims identified

By Chuck Biedka 1:10 a.m.
Almost 48 hours since two people were gunned down along a normally quiet residential street in New Kensington, police have little to say about the …

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Natural rivalries, top-tier talent highlight realigned Allegheny Conference

The stars have aligned. Or realigned, to be more exact. With the WPIAL fine-tuning its conferences and moving teams around like old furniture in a …
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Like the Allegheny Conference, the Birdie is realigned

Back from his summer nesting spot on an undisclosed island, the Birdie is ready for another season of high school football. But the A-K Valley’s crystal ball-wielding virtuoso returns with a slight chip on his shoulder. He didn’t like that …
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Former NFL lineman hopes to change direction at Deer Lakes

First-year coach Steve Sciullo has no desire to subdue the growing confidence and enthusiasm among his Deer Lakes players, but every once in a while, …
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Expectations high for final season at Ford City

Ford City football wants a bounce-back year, and it will get one chance to do it. The final season for Ford City before it merges …
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Strength up front to be key for Fox Chapel

For the last few seasons, it has been the same song and dance for coach Eric Ravotti and Fox Chapel football. They have the athletes …
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Returning starters to help Freeport rebound

The anxiety set in before Freeport quarterback Andrew Romanchak’s first start and lasted for several weeks during the 2013 season. Now a senior returning starter, …
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Kiski Area junior Worthing a wild card

Though he stayed away from football the past three years, Kiski Area junior Tyler Worthing remained a tailor-made specimen for the sport. As his success …
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Knoch anxious to get back to postseason

It’s nice to be able to plan a season with seven starters back on each side of the football. That’s the setup for veteran Knoch …
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New faces to dot skill positions for Leechburg

The WPIAL did Leechburg no favors when it realigned football conferences in the spring. But the improving Blue Devils aren’t making excuses. “You can’t control the alignment. They put some strong teams into the Eastern Conference,” coach Mark George said. …
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Plum to test its mettle against new Quad-A foes

The 2013 season was one of more downs than ups for Plum. The Mustangs went 0-8 in the Quad Central Conference and also lost a …
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Former player takes over reigns at Riverview

It’s a new regime with a familiar name at Riverview. Jason Cappa is the new head coach, son of the late Jake Cappa, who guided …
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Transformed tight end bolsters Springdale’s wing-T attack

No matter what era it is, there’s one commonality between high school football coaches: Get your best athletes to touch the ball as often as …
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Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle

Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley …
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