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Be a Santa to a Senior delivers joy to nursing home residents in Oakmont

By Jodi Weigand
It appears Santa, in the form of dozens of anonymous donors, has been especially generous to some senior citizens this year. Tuesday, the approximately 80 residents ...

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Alle-Kiski roundup: Apollo-Ridge girls rally past Derry

Apollo-Ridge saved its best for last Wednesday night in a 41-40 girls basketball victory over visiting Derry Area (1-3). Trailing by nine points entering the …
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Burrell, Kiski Area wrestling teams set to battle for bragging rights

Joey Blumer feels his nerves bubble up before big wrestling matches like the WPIAL or PIAA championships. Thursday night’s nonsection match at Burrell may bring on more butterflies. Although Thursday’s 7 p.m. match between Class AAA No. 6 Kiski Area …
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Valley boys basketball dominates boards, improves to 3-0

Last year, Valley won its first three games but sputtered to a 6-13 mark. This year, the Vikings are hoping a 3-0 start is a springboard to a playoff season. Caleb Davis led three players in double figures with 15 …
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High school notebook: WPIAL adjusts to accommodate Armstrong merger

To accommodate the Ford City-Kittanning merger, the WPIAL slightly altered four football conferences and will schedule games next season with the City League. The WPIAL …
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McKeesport boys remain unbeaten in section after win over Fox Chapel

So far, McKeesport coach Gerald Grayson is perfect in section play since returning to his alma mater. Grayson’s Tigers (3-2, 2-0) proved to be a bit too athletic for visiting Fox Chapel (1-4, 0-2) on Tuesday night, earning a 52-45 …
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Freeport’s Otwell, Knoch’s Zukowski ready for another duel in the pool

Bria Otwell knows to expect a difficult race when competing against Brooke Zukowski. The Freeport senior grew up swimming with Zukowski, a Knoch sophomore, at the Allegheny Valley YMCA, and they trained together last season. So when Zukowski took second …
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Knoch keeps poise after slow start

After losing seven seniors from last season’s section champion team, Knoch coach Ron McNabb hoped his younger players matured quickly. That maturation rate was on …
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Quick start carries Riverview girls past Leechburg

After Riverview’s first setback of the season Saturday afternoon, Raiders coach Keith Stitt wanted his team to get off to a quick start against Leechburg. …
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Plum senior Stonebraker stays busy on skates

Mondays are the start of a work week for most people. For David Stonebraker, Mondays offer a rare day off. Even then, he might have a game with his Plum PIHL team. Stonebraker spends a lot of time on skates, …
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A-K Valley roundup: Sero’s 22-point night catapults Riverview

Sophomore Nico Sero scored a game-high 22 points, including a 12-for-16 effort from the foul line, as the Riverview boys basketball team bounced Leechburg, 62-52, …
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Kiski Area’s Lange, Springdale’s Hughes named Valley News Dispatch Players of the Year

Kiski Area’s Dakota Lange and Springdale’s Casey Hughes have been selected as the Valley News Dispatch’s Soccer Players of the Year. Boys player of the year Dakota Lange | Senior forward, Kiski Area As he prepared for a kickoff in …
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A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph upsets No. 2 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

St. Joseph coach Kelly Robinson found himself getting emotional after the Spartans’ Section 2-A opener at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic on Friday. His team gave …
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