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Winfield man is one of a few to attend all 49 Super Bowl games

By Jodi Weigand
A few weeks ago, Tom Henschel of Winfield sat in the same seat in the Los Angeles Coliseum where he watched Green Bay and Kansas ...

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Tipton helps lift Apollo-Ridge over Section 2-AA foe Shady Side Academy

His face framed in glee after his team’s best game of the season, Apollo-Ridge guard Tre Tipton passed the attention to his teammates. It is …
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No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic ends top-ranked Burrell’s section winning streak

A sheet of paper with the score from the last game between Burrell and Greensburg Central Catholic’s girls basketball teams hung on the front of …
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Davis scores career-high 31 to power Ford City girls

No matter what defense Deer Lakes threw at her Thursday night, Christina Davis found a way to beat it. Davis, Ford City’s senior guard/forward, scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Sabers (14-2, 8-2) to a 49-27 Section 1-AAA …
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Hampton girls basketball team hustles past Ford City, 53-31

What was a battle for second ended up not being much of a fight. Hampton scored the last eight points of the first quarter and continued to pull away throughout the game for a Section 1-AAA win over visiting Ford …
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Valley News Dispatch roundup: Fox Chapel boys wrap up playoff berth

Despite a slow start in Section 2-AAAA play, Fox Chapel boys basketball is heading back to the WPIAL playoffs. Mike Zappala’s free throw with three seconds left pushed Fox Chapel (10-7, 6-4) to a 61-60 victory Tuesday night over Penn …
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Valley routs Freeport 61-39 to keep playoff hopes alive

There were technical problems with the national anthem at the start of the game, but Valley had no such on-court issues by the end of it. The Vikings pressed play and never let up against visiting Freeport. Playing with a …
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Guido: Highlands set for reunion of ’95 WPIAL champion

Twenty years ago, the Highlands Golden Rams sat atop the WPIAL Class AAA ranks. Highlands upset Blackhawk, 58-56, in the title game at A.J. Palumbo …
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Former wrestling rivals meet in matchup between Kiski Area, Fox Chapel

Ron Frank and Chuck Tursky spent close to 30 years coaching against each other before circumstances ultimately separated them. The WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff …
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Kittanning’s Bowers changes commitment from Pitt to Penn State

Almost a year to the day after initially making a college decision, Kittanning’s Nick Bowers has a new destination. Bowers made a verbal commitment to …
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Butler County spotlight athletes: Jan. 25, 2015

Matt Zanella School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Zanella is Knoch’s leading scorer. He had 21 points in a win over Freeport and added 13 in a loss to Hampton last week. When point guard Austin Hannes …
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Valley News Dispatch local roundup: Leechburg girls record 8th victory of season

Leechburg’s freshmen girls basketball players barely were in grade school the last time the varsity team won eight games in a season. But after a 51-39 victory over Westinghouse on Thursday night, the current group has that many wins. Behind …
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Plum’s turnovers spell doom in loss to McKeesport

McKeesport coach Gerald Grayson knew his team would have to interrupt Plum’s offensive flow in order to avenge a loss to the Mustangs last month. And the Tigers were able to make the most out of Plum’s 14 turnovers in …
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Riverview’s zone defense slows Leechburg in important Section 2-A win

With two teams battling for playoff position, Riverview planted its zone defense and never moved. Nico Sero and Ben Lazor scored 16 points each, and the Raiders produced season-best defensive performance to grab a win at Leechburg, 54-32, in a …
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Big 33 to be represented in Super Bowl again

The fake field-goal attempt by Seattle on Sunday in which tackle-eligible Garry Gilliam caught a 19-yard touchdown pass turned out to be the first step …
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Riverview defense puts clamps on St. Joseph

Riverview coach Keith Stitt thought his team took its foot off the gas pedal too early in its Section 2-AA game against St. Joseph on …
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