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Despite challenging weather, home sales continue to rise

By Mary Ann Thomas
The split entry, three bedroom home on 1.3 acres in Allegheny Township is nestled in a cozy blanket of snow. This Christmas greeting card of a ...

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Bishop Canevin’s 3-point prowess dooms Apollo-Ridge, 63-54

Bishop Canevin continued its amazing turnaround Wednesday night. After winning just four games last season, the Crusaders used an early barrage of 3-pointers to down Apollo-Ridge, 63-54, at Northgate. Bishop Canevin (17-6) will take on top-ranked Aliquippa (22-0) in WPIAL …
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Burrell heavyweight Beattie claims 3rd Class AA Southwest Regional title

Burrell senior heavyweight Al Beattie coughed repeatedly with considerable force as people began to clear Canon-McMillan High School’s gym Saturday night after the completion of …
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Alle-Kiski teams learn opponents for PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs

Four Alle-Kiski hockey teams will open the PIHL postseason this week. The league released its playoff brackets on Saturday. In Class AA, Fox Chapel (8-9-2) will play North Hills (9-10) at 8:30 p.m. Monday at BladeRunners in Warrendale in a …
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VND high school notebook: Cager Classic basketball rosters revealed

Teams and coaches have been selected for the 19th annual Cager Classic all-star basketball games March 28 at Highlands. The coaches from Ford City, Al Davis (girls) and Greg Hutcherson (boys) will lead the East teams, and Hampton’s Joe Lafko …
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Kiski Area’s Worthing wins 2nd WPIAL Class AAA wrestling title

Tyler Worthing finally got his shot at Fred Mantsch, and he made the most of it. Worthing, a Kiski Area junior, won his second consecutive …
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Knoch diver Lowery is always performing

Knoch’s Ben Lowery makes a splash in just about everything he does. The junior finished the WPIAL diving regular season competing in the 1-meter springboard …
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Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Leechburg’s Miranda Gard, Knoch’s Ben Lowery

Miranda Gard School: Leechburg Class: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Report card: Gard received school board permission to represent the Blue Devils this season as the school’s lone gymnast. In her first WPIAL meet, the 5-foot-2 sophomore finished first in the all-around. …
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Plum inline hockey team records 16-0 mark

There has been no sophomore slump for the Plum Middle School inline hockey team in its second season in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Roller Hockey League. …
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Late 3-pointer sends Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls to finals

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic needed a prayer. It got a Hail Mary. Freshman guard Mary Cassamassa popped out behind the arc and fired in a …
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HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line

The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — …
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Highlands sophomore Bonnett golden again

Even after defending a title for the second straight day at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, Highlands sophomore Bailey Bonnett is looking for ways …
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