Author: George Guido


Leechburg boys hand Jeannette its 1st section loss
January 20, 2018
When Leechburg standout Christian Hack is being guarded closely, Blue Devils coach Corey Smith urges John Miskinis to pick up the slack. That's what happened

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Leechburg not caught looking ahead against Riverview
So much for any thought of a trap game. With a big Section 1-AA showdown looming against Jeannette on Saturday afternoon, Leechburg didn't chance looking

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Big second quarter leads Freeport past Deer Lakes
January 17, 2018
Freeport used a strong second quarter to end a five-game winning streak for Deer Lakes on Tuesday night. The Yellowjackets held the Lancers scoreless for

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Guido: A-K Valley football teams set to travel
In 1959, the longest road trip for the undefeated Springdale Dynamos was to Hampton — a mere 14.7 miles from the school campus. For the

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Return of Ross lifts Valley over Derry
January 9, 2018
It was a dazzling return to the hardwood Tuesday night for Valley's Deonte Ross. Playing his first basketball game of the season after suffering a

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Guido: Weather plays factor in A-K Valley hoops schedules
The Farmer's Almanac got it right. The sage publication predicted the freezing temperatures in the Pittsburgh region from Jan. 1-6. The Almanac makes weather forecasts

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Kelly sparks Fox Chapel win vs. Norwin
January 6, 2018
Ben Kelly's return to the lineup has made quite a difference for Fox Chapel. Out with an illness two weeks ago when the Foxes dropped

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Guido: Lots to look forward to in new year in A-K Valley
January 3, 2018
Happy New Year to all of our readers — print and online. Each high school sports year is unique, and 2018 should be no different.

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Highlands boys hold on for OT win over Knoch in tournament final
December 30, 2017
After missing 13 free throws in regulation, the Highlands boys had a feeling that could cost them the game. Instead, Highlands caught fire in the

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Leechburg girls drop Apollo-Ridge for Apollo Trust Company tournament title
December 29, 2017
After trailing by one at the half, Apollo-Ridge had designs of an upset over Leechburg. But the Vikings were held to a single point in

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George Guido: 1997 Riverview football team makes coach’s championship prediction come true
December 27, 2017
After WPIAL Class A championship game appearances in two of the previous three seasons, the 1997 Riverview Raiders struggled to a 3-3 record and were

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Gus Frerotte headlines Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame class
December 24, 2017
Ford City High School never made the WPIAL football playoffs until quarterback Gus Frerotte took over in 1987. Frerotte, who was also an outfielder on

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Highlands boys bounce back from loss to rout Greensburg CC
After losing to Franklin Regional on Friday night, Highlands made sure it wasn't going to lose to another Westmoreland County team Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Korry

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Fox Chapel’s offense struggles in loss to streaking Penn Hills
December 23, 2017
Going into the season, Penn Hills coach Dan DeRose didn't know what to expect from a largely inexperienced team. But the Indians are rolling along

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Norling-led Our Lady of Sacred Heart topples St. Joseph in girls basketball
December 19, 2017
In its final tuneup before section play begins, St. Joseph cut a 13-point deficit to two. But the Spartans couldn't complete the comeback and fell

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Guido: PIAA board cracking down on in-season transfers
It looks like the PIAA might finally be doing something about in-season transfers. At its last board of directors meeting, the PIAA passed, on a

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Guido: Where does the Pine-Richland football team rank among WPIAL’s all-time greats?
December 12, 2017
The high school football season is over, and about all that's left is to argue where Pine-Richland ranks among the greatest teams in WPIAL history.

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Leechburg boys move to 3-1 after defeating St. Joseph
After four games in five nights, Leechburg boys basketball has earned a day off. The Blue Devils advanced their record to 3-1 with an 87-63

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Fast-paced St. Joseph races past Riverview
December 9, 2017
For many decades, St. Joseph has been known for fast-paced basketball. But it was the Spartans defense that shined Saturday night as Riverview was held

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St. Joseph girls score impressive win over Highlands in season opener
December 8, 2017
It was a quick start to begin the new season for St. Joseph. The Spartans scored the game's first 11 points and rolled to a

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George Guido: New rule allows basketball coaches more space
December 5, 2017
High school basketball coaches will have more room to roam along the sidelines this winter. One of the significant rules changes for the coming season

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Turnovers costly as Washington falls to Wilmington in PIAA Class 2A semifinals
December 1, 2017
Too many turnovers proved too costly for Washington on Friday night. Wilmington turned four turnovers into touchdowns and emerged with a 49-42 victory over the

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Riverview girls to rely on several sophomores, freshmen to contribute
It wasn't quite like the earthquake that hit Delaware on Thursday. But the Riverview girls basketball program received a seismic shock when standout forward Ariel

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Productive offseason sparks optimism for Riverview boys basketball
After losing its first 11 section games last season, the Riverview boys basketball team put it all together on the final night of section play

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George Guido: Football teams face decisions on ‘playing up’
November 28, 2017
For Apollo-Ridge, 2A is OK for the next two football seasons. After playing up in Class 3A for the past two years, the district announced

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