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Harmar police make 2 drug arrests as part of crackdown on crime

By Chuck Biedka
Police are trying to push crime out of Harmar’s business district, which has benefits and drawbacks from being home to a Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange. Being …

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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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Alle-Kiski high school notebook: No more ‘follow-the-winner’ for PIAA basketball playoffs

Some teams that lose in the WPIAL basketball playoffs won’t have to depend on others to drag them into the PIAA playoffs. Starting next season, …
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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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Guido: Friday nights provide many storylines

The start of the area’s 116th high school football season is just two days away, and here’s a little primer on what to expect: • Many already know this will be the last season for the area’s two oldest programs …
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Fox Chapel runners have big shoes to fill

Last season was one to remember for the Fox Chapel cross country team. The boys compiled an 8-0 section record and finished second at the WPIAL meet. They also qualified for the PIAA meet. The girls went 7-1 in the …
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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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WPIAL coaches, QBs have concerns about using newly-approved footballs

South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh tossed around a lot of different footballs this summer — the Nike, the Wilson GST and the Spalding SB1. But …
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Knoch’s Farinelli primed for big year after working with QB guru Harris

Knoch quarterback Dan Farinelli is seeking to make his senior season memorable. Farinelli spent time refining his knowledge of the playbook, getting stronger in the …
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Bulked-up offensive line looks to anchor Blue Devils

If Leechburg has improved in any area during the offseason, it’s the offensive line. And senior left tackle Jordan Cominos has been the anchor. “That’s …
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H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season

H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer …
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Riverview football team benefits from McCombs’ versatility

Riverview fans will be seeing a lot of No. 1 in a lot of places this season. Senior Raymar McCombs, wearing uniform No. 1, will play six positions for the Raiders. “I’ll be lining up at receiver, in the backfield, …
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Springdale moves Lock to backfield to increase his touches

Position switches are nothing new — particularly at Class A schools. But Springdale’s Adam Lock is dealing with a pair of position switches. First, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior is moving from tight end to left halfback on offense. On defense, …
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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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