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Beaver footprints found along Allegheny River bank, not gator

By Jodi Weigand
What has big hind feet and leaves a trail into the river that can be mistaken for an alligator slide? A beaver. That’s the consensus …

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Brown’s 7 TDs power Apollo-Ridge past Shady Side Academy

“Little brother” came up big for Apollo-Ridge on Friday night. Sophomore Duane Brown, half of the Vikings’ two-headed quarterback monster with Tre Tipton, scored seven …
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McGrath gains 259 yards, Deer Lakes holds off Burrell for 1st win

Ryan McGrath performance was the definition of “workhorse” in Deer Lakes’ 35-20 Allegheny Conference win over Burrell (0-4, 0-4) on Friday night at Lancers Stadium. The senior ran for 259 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries to give Deer …
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Late FG again wins it for Valley

Valley seems to be kicking its way into Allegheny Conference contention. For the second time this season, a field goal by senior kicker Rory Baker …
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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls soccer downs rival Springdale

The Section 3-AAA singles tennis tournament was held Sept. 10-11 and Shady Side Academy’s Ananya Dua won the title. Fox Chapel and Shady Side Academy each placed two players in the semifinals. Fox Chapel’s Laurel Shymansky defeated West Mifflin’s Chelsea …
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Freeport holds on for 28-26 victory over West Shamokin

Freeport found out wins don’t come easily in the Allegheny Conference. The Yellowjackets led 14-0 at halftime Friday but had to stave off a comeback by West Shamokin, prevailing 28-26 at James Swartz Memorial Field. “Down 14-0 at the half, …
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No. 5 Highlands uses turnovers to beat No. 7 Kittanning

The Highlands defense gave up more yardage and points than it was used to, but it made big plays when it needed them. Elijah Jackson …
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Valley News roundup: Kiski Area tops FR; Kittanning breaks streak

Kiski Area’s boys soccer team likes to play Saturdays. The Cavaliers improved to 3-0-1 in Saturday games with a 2-0 victory over Franklin Regional in a Section 3-AAA game at Kiski Area. Dakota Lange and Ian Moorhead netted goals for …
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Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Cole Ferguson School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Ferguson has been one of the top offensive producers for Mars, which started the season 7-0. Your team is off to a great start. What’s been the key? Just …
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Monessen averts upset bid with 28-6 victory over Leechburg

A fast start gave way to a slow finish for Leechburg on Friday night, and the Blue Devils fell to visiting Monessen, 28-6, in a …
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Plum’s surge hands Norwin 1st loss, 23-14

After his squad’s 23-14 Quad East win over No. 10 Norwin, Plum coach Matt Morgan praised his defense’s physicality. “The defense played unbelievable,” Morgan said. “We were fast and physical. People don’t get we weren’t this physical last season. Our …
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Springdale boys collect win in double overtime

Regulation time wasn’t enough to decide Saturday’s Springdale-Riverview Section 2-A soccer showdown. A goal by Taran Roesch with 7:17 left in the second overtime period lifted the Dynamos to a 2-1 victory over the Raiders, who opened the week rated …
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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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