Alle-Kiski Valley lookahead: Feb. 19-24, 2018
February 18, 2018
Monday • Deer Lakes hosts Kiski Area in a PIHL Class A game with major postseason implications. Kiski Area (9-10) entered the week holding on

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High school roundup: Penn Hills grabs 1-point WPIAL playoff win
February 17, 2018
Daivon Stephens, who finished with 14 points, made a free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining to expand the No. 5 Penn Hills (20-3) lead to

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A-K Valley high school notebook: Leechburg’s Mikayla Lovelace to face fellow 2,000-point scorer
Mikayla Lovelace played against Sam Breen and Brenna Wise earlier in her high school career and has a close friendship with Amani Johnson and Alexa

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WPIAL basketball playoffs roundup for Feb. 16: Serra Catholic girls win on buzzer-beater
February 16, 2018
A game-winning 3-pointer from Gigi Mele-Madigan at the buzzer catapulted No. 5 Serra Catholic past No. 12 Riverview, 53-52, in a WPIAL Class 2A first-round

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WPIBL turning focus to singles championships
February 15, 2018
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League team championships took center stage this week at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell and Family Bowl-Away in Butler. But

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Wrestling notebook: Coaching milestones highlight season
February 14, 2018
This has been a season of coaching milestones. McGuffey coach Mark Caffrey recently reached the 400-win milestone, Greensburg Salem coach Randy Parsley hit the 200-win

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High school wrestling rankings for week of Feb. 12, 2018
Here's a look at the Tribune-Review's team and individual wrestling rankings for the week of Feb. 12, 2018: Team rankings Class AAA School, Rec., Pvs.

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WPIAL boys, girls basketball playoff schedule
Basketball Boys WPIAL playoffs Class 6A First round Saturday's schedule Butler (18-4) vs. Latrobe (15-7) at Fox Chapel, 1:30 p.m.; Penn Hills (19-3) vs. Upper

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Breaking down the 2018 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs
February 13, 2018
Here's a breakdown of the 2018 WPIAL girls basketball playoffs: Class 6A Favorite: North Allegheny established itself as the team to beat from the start

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Breaking down the 2018 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs
Here's a breakdown of the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs: CLASS 6A Favorite: Led by Antonio Garofoli (17 ppg), Mt. Lebanon shoots 3-pointers by the dozen.

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High school roundup for Jan. 12: Quaker Valley boys complete undefeated regular season
February 12, 2018
Coletrane Washington scored 25 points to lift Class 4A No. 1 Quaker Valley boys basketball to an 80-40 win over Summit Academy to complete an

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Favorites clear for WPIAL girls basketball playoffs but other seeds debatable
The WPIAL playoff brackets won't be revealed until Tuesday night's pairings meeting, but the No. 1 seeds in girls basketball shouldn't be much of a

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Who draws the No. 1 seed: Central Catholic, Mt. Lebanon or Woodland Hills?
The WPIAL basketball steering committee, a 15-person panel chaired by Hampton athletic director Bill Cardone, will gather Monday to seed playoff brackets. The committee members

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A-K Valley high school look-ahead: Week of Feb. 12, 2018
February 11, 2018
MONDAY • Freeport boys basketball hosts Class 5A No. 3 Highlands in a nonsection game on the final night of the regular season. Both teams

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WPIAL boys basketball standings through Feb. 11, 2018
WPIAL high school boys basketball standings through Feb. 11, 2018: Boys Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall record Central Catholic*, 10-2, 13-8 Pine-Richland*,

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WPIAL girls basketball standings through Feb. 11, 2018
WPIAL high school girls basketball standings through Feb. 11, 2018: Girls Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall record North Allegheny*, 10-0, 21-0 Butler*,

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High school roundup: Jeannette boys roll over Riverview
February 10, 2018
Tre Cunningham scored 31 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Jeannette to a 67-37 victory over Riverview (2-19) in a Section 1-2A boys basketball game.

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Trio joins Clarion football team
The Clarion football recruiting class has a significant Alle-Kiski Valley presence. Three local players signed with or committed to the Golden Eagles over the past

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Kiski Area takes second at PIAA Class AAA wrestling team tournament
HERSHEY — Kiski Area needed more than an extraordinary effort to win its first PIAA Class AAA team title. The Cavaliers got a great team

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High school roundup for Feb. 9: Seneca Valley boys upset No. 2 Butler
The Seneca Valley boys basketball team has some momentum with the playoffs looming after capping off its Section 1-6A slate with an upset victory. Led

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State wrestling gold up for grabs as part of 3 things to watch Saturday in WPIAL athletics
February 9, 2018
After a busy Friday in which they beat defending state champion Nazareth in the quarterfinals and fellow district squad Seneca Valley in the semifinals, Kiski

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Final WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has come to an end and the final playoff field is set. Seventy-eight boys basketball teams have clinched a

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Kiski Area to wrestle Bethlehem Catholic for PIAA title Saturday
HERSHEY — It has been 15 years since Kiski Area wrestled for a PIAA championship. That streak will end Saturday when the WPIAL champion Cavaliers

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Kiski Area wrestling takes down defending champ Nazareth in PIAA quarterfinals
HERSHEY — Kiski Area wrestling coach Chris Heater told his team this weekend's trip to the PIAA Class AAA team tournament wasn't a three-day vacation,

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Kiski Area, Nazareth set for PIAA quarterfinal rematch
February 8, 2018
If past matchups can predict anything, Kiski Area might want to keep its rule book handy for its PIAA Class AAA wrestling quarterfinal match Friday

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High school roundup for Jan. 8: No. 5 Mars tops No. 2 Hampton to earn share of section title
The stars were shining bright around Mars on Thursday night, and they helped secure shiny trophies, as well. Led by Lauren Wasylson's 20 points and

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A-K Valley basketball notebook: Springdale boys experience ‘eerie situation’
Springdale probably can't be blamed if it feels a case of unwanted deja vu going into its Section 2-2A boys basketball finale Friday at Riverview.

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WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 8
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season has come to a close with a couple of exceptions, and the final playoff field is nearly set. Seventy-seven

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Chestnut Ridge too much for Derry at PIAA tournament
HERSHEY — Derry wrestling coach Mike Weinell knew his team faced a big challenge in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA team tournament.

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Burrell drops controversial match to Muncy at PIAA tournament; Kiski Area advances
HERSHEY — There have been times the Burrell wrestling team hasn't competed at a level expected of them by their coaches at the PIAA team

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Girls basketball playoff berths on the line among 3 things to watch Thursday in WPIAL athletics
February 7, 2018
There are still a couple of playoff berths and section titles to be decided on the final night of section play for most girls basketball

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Western Pennsylvania football players sign with Division I FBS, FCS, Division II schools
class of 2018 Twenty-one senior football players from the WPIAL accepted scholarships from Division I FBS schools: Carlinos Acie, DB McKeesport, Navy TJ Banks, TE

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High school roundup for Feb. 6: No. 1 Canon-McMillan, No. 2 Butler fall in section matchups
Four players scored in double figures as Central Catholic claimed the Section 1-6A boys basketball championship with a 61-54 victory over No. 2-ranked Butler on

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WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 6
February 6, 2018
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has less than a week left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth into the district

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High school wrestling notebook: Changes ahead for section alignment
Major changes are coming to the section alignment for the next two wrestling seasons, starting in 2018-19. According to Canon-McMillan athletic director Frank Vulcano Jr.,

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Burrell, Kiski Area prepare for ‘business trip’ in Hershey
Kiski Area may swing by Hershey's Chocolate World sometime this weekend after competing in the PIAA wrestling tournament. But the Cavaliers have a bigger treat

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High school wrestling rankings for week of Feb. 5, 2018
Here's a look at the Tribune-Review's team and individual wrestling rankings for the week of Feb. 5, 2018: Team rankings Class AAA School, Rec., Pvs.

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High school roundup for Feb. 5: Fox Chapel girls upset no. 5 Latrobe
February 5, 2018
Megan Friday hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left in double overtime to lift Fox Chapel to a 60-58 upset victory over host Latrobe

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WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 5
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season has less than one week left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth in the district

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Kiski Area’s Connor, McGuffey’s Shingle join 100-win club
Kiski Area won the WPIAL Class AAA team championship on Saturday, and Cam Connor picked up an individual accomplishment along the way. The junior 145-pounder

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WPIAL girls basketball standings through Feb. 4
February 4, 2018
WPIAL high school girls basketball standings through Feb. 4, 2018: Girls Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall record North Allegheny*, 9-0, 19-0 Seneca

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WPIAL boys basketball standings through Feb. 4
WPIAL high school boys basketball standings through Feb. 4, 2018: Boys Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall recor Central Catholic*, 9-2, 11-7 Butler*,

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High school roundup for Feb. 3: Class 3A No. 1 Lincoln Park boys edge Class 2A No. 2 Sewickley Academy
February 3, 2018
Keeno Holmes scored 25 points to guide Class 3A No. 1 Lincoln Park to a 62-57 victory over host Sewickley Academy at the Hoops for

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Alle-Kiski Valley notebook: Burrell-Valley game weeks in the making
Burrell and Valley announced their intention to continue the andquot;Battle of the Bypassandquot; rivalry as a Week Zero game shortly after the WPIAL released its

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Kiski Area wrestlers outlast Canon-McMillan, defend WPIAL Class AAA title
Canon-McMillan fans were on their feet when Zack Rohaley and Kiski Area senior Danny Starr took the mat in the finals of the WPIAL Class

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Watch the wrestling championships live as part of 3 things to watch Saturday in WPIAL athletics
February 2, 2018
The big questions heading into the 2018 WPIAL team wrestling championships are can Burrell continue to climb the consecutive title ladder Can the Bucs become

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High school roundup for Feb. 2: Seneca Valley rallies to upset No. 3 Pine-Richland
No. 3-ranked Pine-Richland capped the first quarter with an 18-point lead over Seneca Valley in a Section 1-6A boys basketball game Friday night. The Raiders,

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WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 2
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has just one week left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth into the district playoffs.

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Coaching staff stability key for Burrell, Kiski Area wrestling programs
Danny Starr sees dozens of different faces on the team photos that plaster the walls of Kiski Area's wrestling room. Yet for all the varied

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Seniors lead Highlands boys to victory over Kiski Area
The Highlands boys basketball team typically doesn't start five seniors. But on senior night against Kiski Area, it did just that and did it with

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High school roundup for Feb. 1: Milestone, school record highlight Blackhawk girls’ victory
It was a milestone night for the Blackhawk girls basketball team Thursday. Mady Aulbach scored 20 points and surpassed 1,000 points for her career as

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WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Feb. 1
February 1, 2018
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season has just over one week left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth in the district

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Kiski Area wrestlers storm past Greensburg Salem into WPIAL semifinals
January 31, 2018
Kiski Area wrestlers fully plugged in to watch Bobby Lawrence's 126-pound bout during the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday, the final matchup of the Cavaliers'

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High school roundup for Jan. 31: Teams earn spots in WPIAL wrestling semifinals
The WPIAL wrestling final four is set for Class AAA and AA, as eight teams can look forward to Saturday's semifinals matches. Canon-McMillan, Hempfield, Waynesburg

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High school wrestling rankings for week of Jan. 29
Tribune-Review wrestling rankings Week of Jan. 29, 2018 Team Class AAA School Rec. Pvs. 1. Canon-McMillan 7-0 1 2. Kiski Area 13-1 2 3. Hempfield 16-1 3 4. Waynesburg 12-2 4 5. Seneca Valley 12-1 7 6.

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Smaller lineups prove to be problem for WPIAL wrestling programs
As Burrell recognized its 2008 PIAA championship wrestling team after a recent match, current coach Josh Shields noted one particular fact about the only state

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High school roundup for Jan. 30: No. 1 Canon-McMillan boys rally past Bethel Park in Section 2-6A
January 30, 2018
Canon-McMillan trailed Bethel Park by 15 points entering the fourth quarter but rallied for a 58-57 victory in a Section 2-6A boys basketball game Tuesday

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A-K Valley wrestling notebook: Burrell freshmen making impact
If there's such a thing as a rookie wall in high school wrestling, Burrell's freshmen don't appear to have received the memo. The Bucs' three

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WPIAL boys basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 30
The WPIAL boys basketball regular season has just over one week left and, eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth into the district

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WPIAL girls basketball playoff clinchings through Jan. 29
The WPIAL girls basketball regular season has less than two weeks left and eventually, at least 76 teams will clinch a berth in the district

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High school roundup for Jan. 29: No. 3 Thomas Jefferson girls rally past Oakland Catholic
January 29, 2018
Thomas Jefferson's No. 3-ranked girls basketball team was shut out in the second quarter of Monday's key Section 2-5A showdown with No. 4 Oakland Catholic.

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WPIAL girls basketball standings
WPIAL high school girls basketball standings through Jan. 27, 2018: Girls Class 6A Section 1 Team, section record, overall record North Allegheny*, 7-0, 16-0 Butler*,

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school look-ahead: Week of Jan. 29, 2018
January 28, 2018
Monday • Leechburg hosts the top-ranked team in WPIAL Class 2A when Vincentian visits. The No. 4 Blue Devils (14-2, 9-1) have won seven in

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High school roundup for Jan. 28: Carmody leads Mars past Sewickley Academy
Robby Carmody scored 32 points and surpassed 2,000 for his career as Class 5A No. 1 Mars defeated Class 2A No. 2 Sewickley Academy, 67-48,

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Former St. Joseph backup Jones joins 1,000-point club
Alex Jones spent much of her first three seasons at St. Joseph coming off the bench, carving out a valuable role as a player who

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Kiski Area’s Madzy, Brzozowski win events at WCCA swim meet
Kiski Area swimmers earned several first-place finishes at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association swimming championships at Derry. Senior Joshua Madzy earned three top-two finishes, including

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High school roundup for Jan. 27: Quaker Valley tops Lincoln Park to stay unbeaten
The top two teams in their respective classifications squared off in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Classic at Montour on Saturday evening. Ryan Stowers had 21

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High school roundup for Jan. 26: Mars rallies for win over West Allegheny
January 26, 2018
Robby Carmody and the Mars boys basketball team wouldn't be denied Friday night in a Section 2-5A matchup. Trailing rival West Allegheny by 10 in

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Kiski Area’s Madzy, back with varsity, preps for WCCAs
Joshua Madzy is glad to be back. The Kiski Area senior didn't swim high school meets last year as he opted to concentrate on training

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High school roundup for Jan. 25: Chartiers Valley girls defeat No. 5 West Allegheny
January 25, 2018
Sparked by strong play just before and after halftime, the Chartiers Valley girls basketball team earned a 49-39 victory over No. 5 West Allegheny in

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A-K Valley basketball notebook: Wins piling up for Highlands coach
It might seem a small occasion in a coach's career to move above a .500 career record, as Highlands boys basketball coach Tyler Stoczynski did

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Latrobe’s Miller, P-T’s Kalik set to face off at WCCA diving championships
Two of the finest divers in the WPIAL will square off Friday in the first day of competition at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association swimming

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Kiski Area edges Hempfield to capture Section 1 championship
The Kiski Area wrestling team wears sweatshirts with TEAM on the front. That exemplifies the way they approach the WPIAL team tournament. andquot;It takes more

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High school roundup for Jan. 24: Wrestling teams capture section tournament titles
The field is set for the WPIAL wrestling tournament. Twenty teams in Class AAA and 15 in Class AA earned spots in the district tournament

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WPIAL wrestling brackets to be revealed as part of 3 things to watch Thursday in WPIAL athletics
January 24, 2018
The first brackets of the 2018 winter sports postseason will be unveiled Thursday as the WPIAL releases pairings for the team wrestling playoffs which begin

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High school team, individual wrestling rankings for week of Jan. 21
Here's a look at the Tribune-Review's team and individual wrestling rankings for the week of Jan. 21, 2018: Team rankings Class AAA School Rec. Pvs. 1. Canon-McMillan 5-0 1

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High school wrestling notebook: Intriguing matchups possible during section tournaments
The start of the postseason team wrestling tournaments got underway Tuesday with Trinity defeating Ambridge, 72-3, in the Section 4-AAA fifth-place match. The rest of

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George Guido: Proposed transfer rule a good start
At least it's a start. The PIAA will be voting Wednesday on a measure to not allow a student-athlete to transfer schools once at least

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Burrell chasing 15th straight section tournament title
Shaun Gates admits to not knowing the exact number of consecutive section team tournaments Burrell won. Given the length of the streak — the total

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High school roundup for Jan. 23: Fox Chapel avenges loss to No. 4 Woodland Hills
January 23, 2018
The Fox Chapel boys basketball team turned the tables on No. 4-ranked Woodland Hills. The Foxes lost by 15 points to the Wolverines on Dec.

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High school roundup for Jan. 22: Allderdice boys take down Class 5A No. 1 Mars
Allderdice boys basketball flexed its City League muscles Monday night. Just three days after defeating Westinghouse in a league showdown, the Dragons took down one

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A-K Valley high school look-ahead: Week of Jan. 22, 2018
January 21, 2018
Monday • A potentially pivotal game in Section 1-4A girls basketball takes place as Deer Lakes hosts Knoch. The Lancers (6-7, 3-4) began the week

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WPIAL roundup: Top-ranked Trinity girls beat Upper St. Clair
Riley DeRubbo had 16 points and eight assists as Class 5A No. 1 Trinity (13-3) beat Upper St. Clair (6-6), 63-46, in nonsection play. Alayna

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Westmoreland roundup: Belle Vernon boys top Monessen
January 20, 2018
In nonsection play, Cameron Nusser scored 25 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Class 4A No. 5 Belle Vernon (10-4) to a 73-60 victory

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High school roundup for Jan. 19: North Hills boys upset No. 4 Butler
January 19, 2018
Kam Taylor scored 35 points, including 19 in third quarter as North Hills upset No. 4 Butler, 82-55, in a Section 1-6A boys basketball game

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A-K Valley players earn PIHL all-star nods
January 18, 2018
The top hockey talent in the PIHL will gather Jan. 28 at Robert Morris' Island Sports Center, and Burrell coach Max Rickard said he's honored

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Allegheny Conference gets makeover
January 17, 2018
The Allegheny Conference needs a new name. After being the home to a high number of Alle-Kiski Valley football teams in recent seasons, the league

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Kiski Area’s Reid: Return from pulmonary embolism ‘worked out perfectly’
Isaac Reid walked to the center of the mat and wrestled for a grand total of zero seconds before getting his arm raised by the

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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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Kiski Area wrestling wins annual rivalry match with Burrell
With the WPIAL wrestling playoffs looming and both teams gearing up for a title defense, the annual match between Burrell and Kiski Area became even

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High school team, individual wrestling rankings for week of Jan. 15
January 16, 2018
Here's a look at the Tribune-Review's team and individual wrestling rankings for the week of Jan. 15, 2018: Team rankings Class AAA School Rec. Pvs. 1. Canon-McMillan 4-0 1

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Wrestling notebook: Section tournament berths up for grabs Wednesday
There is a lot on the line Wednesday for the final wrestling section matches in the WPIAL. Section titles and section team tournament berths are

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Kiski Area’s Reid set to return after pulmonary embolism
At perhaps his darkest moment as he dealt with a pulmonary embolism in his lung, Isaac Reid wondered if he would ever wrestle again. That

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Guido: Weather plays factor in A-K Valley hoops schedules
January 9, 2018
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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A-K Valley wrestling notebook: Kiski Area, Burrell set for rivalry match
The match is taking place later than usual, but Burrell and Kiski Area will renew their Alle-Kiski Valley wrestling rivalry next week. Class AAA No.

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Dual, individual tournaments post different dynamic for area wrestlers
Corey Christie heard his Burrell teammates' cheers as he tangled with Southmoreland's Tyler Griffiths during the 152-pound championship match at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association

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High school wrestling rankings for week of Jan. 8
Here's a look at the Tribune-Review's team and individual wrestling rankings for the week of Jan. 8, 2018: Team rankings Class AAA School Rec. Pvs. 1. Canon-McMillan 4-0 1

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Kiski Area’s Miller reaches 100 career wins
January 8, 2018
Darren Miller crossed off a pair of significant accomplishments in the first week of the new year. The Kiski Area junior 120-pounder picked up his

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A-K Valley high school sports week ahead: Week of Jan. 8, 2018
January 7, 2018
MONDAY • Coming off its first Section 1-4A win of the season, Deer Lakes girls basketball visits Freeport for another key contest. The Lancers (4-5,

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Hempfield’s Kemerer, Franklin Regional’s Camacho win 3rd WCCA titles
Three wrestlers had a chance to join an elite club Saturday at the 65th annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Wrestling Tournament at Norwin. Hempfield senior

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Kiski Area in position to claim 3rd straight WCCA wrestling title
January 6, 2018
Kiski Area put itself in position to capture its 11th Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling tournament title and third in a row with a solid

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WCCA wrestling tournament to go on as planned Friday
January 4, 2018
The Westmoreland County Coaches' Association wrestling tournament will be held as scheduled Friday despite frigid temperatures across the county that canceled classes at every high

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A-K Valley girls basketball teams get back to WPIAL section action
With a majority of the nonsection games behind them, WPIAL girls basketball teams in the A-K Valley turn their attention to the stretch run in

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Kiski Area swimmer Naomee Miller excelling
January 3, 2018
Naomee Miller has plenty of experience at Pitt's Trees Pool, and it showed in her most recent competition. The Kiski Area sophomore won the 100-yard

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A-K Valley girls basketball teams improving after period of struggle
The Springdale girls basketball team went winless last season and started the campaign with forfeits because of a lack of players. It was a low

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Guido: Lots to look forward to in new year in A-K Valley
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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Burrell, Kiski Area, Valley wrestling teams gear up for WCCA tournament
Burrell, Kiski Area and Valley faced difficult competition over the holidays, and they'll get more of it this weekend. The 65th annual Westmoreland County Coaches

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Kiski Area wrestler Levett hungry for gold at Westmoreland County tournament
January 2, 2018
Noah Levett reached the finals of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association tournament each of the past three seasons, but all three matches ended the same

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Chuck Wagner’s death, Freeport volleyball’s state title among A-K Valley’s top 10 sports stories for 2017
December 30, 2017
The Alle-Kiski Valley sports scene had plenty to celebrate in 2017, from historic playoff runs to record-breaking performances. The area also mourned the losses of

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A-K Valley wrestlers earn medals at prestigious Powerade tournament
Burrell and Kiski Area didn't return from the prestigious Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament with any team titles or individual champions, but Bucs coach Josh Shields

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Kiski Area’s Noah Levett reverses course, reaches Powerade semifinals
Noah Levett came within one second of the semifinals at the 2016 Powerade Christmas Tournament, a literal last-second reversal costing him. The Kiski Area senior

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Powerade wrestling notebook: Norwin’s Phipps chasing title at 106 pounds
The annual Powerade Christmas Tournament holds the reputation as one of the most challenging high school wrestling competitions in the country. The first day of

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A-K Valley notebook: Springdale girls break losing skid, Plum freshman stands out
December 28, 2017
John Broderick heard plenty of kudos from referees and fans about the improvement the Springdale girls basketball team showed during the early portion of the

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WPIBL leaders post big numbers through December matches
December 27, 2017
Franklin Regional senior Kyle Wilkinson had perhaps the highlight of the first month of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League 2017-18 season. Last week in

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A-K Valley hockey teams gearing up for stretch run of PIHL season
With the PIHL regular season a little more than half complete, teams in playoff contention, including those from the A-K Valley, are beginning to look

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Kiski Area girls basketball team hoping for more after ‘signature’ win
December 22, 2017
A section victory over Albert Gallatin late in the 2014-15 season snapped a 24-game section losing streak for the Kiski Area girls basketball team. Little

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A-K Valley athletes of the week: Freeport’s Madeline Clark, Kiski Area’s Logan Pollick
December 20, 2017
Madeline Clark School: Freeport Class: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Report card: Clark opened the Yellowjackets' Section 1-4A schedule by scoring a game-high 20 points in Monday's

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AK Valley boasts several of WPIBL’s top bowlers in early-season competition
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League is several weeks into its 2017-18 schedule and a number of A-K Valley competitors are at the top of

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Kiski Area girls snap long losing skid in section play
December 18, 2017
With just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter of Monday's Section 4-5A girls basketball game between Plum and Kiski Area, the Mustangs held

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Kiski Area hockey hopes to maintain winning streak
The Kiski Area hockey team suffered an 11-5 loss to undefeated Meadville on Nov. 20, but since then, the Cavaliers have won three straight games

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Burrell’s Stewart, Kiski Area’s LaPiana lead way in PIHL scoring race
December 17, 2017
When Austin LaPiana and Tyler Stewart were in elementary school, they played on the same dek hockey team in North Hills. Neither can recall much

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Fox Chapel’s Gizzo, Freeport’s Kemp named Valley News Dispatch Football Players of the Year
December 16, 2017
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Nick Gizzo Fox Chapel, sr., QB/DB, 6-foot-1, 189 pounds Nick Gizzo didn't know in the moment just what he was

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A-K Valley basketball notebook: Teams begin section play
December 14, 2017
Just a week into the regular season, the games are already getting bigger. Thursday marked the opening of section competition in WPIAL basketball for girls

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Alle-Kiski Valley Athletes of the Week: St. Joseph’s Grant Bendis, Kiski Area’s Harley Holloway
December 13, 2017
Grant Bendis School: St. Joseph Class: Junior Sport: Basketball Report card: Bendis started the season by putting up 18 points in Friday's 71-46 win over

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Wrestling notebook: Hempfield, Greensburg Salem to battle for Crosstown Cup
December 12, 2017
Former Hempfield coach Rick Shaheen felt Westmoreland County wrestling needed a jolt back in 1999. So Shaheen and Greensburg Salem coach Randy Parsley created the

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Kiski Area’s Reid sidelined after pulmonary embolism diagnosis
Isaac Reid expects to cap his high school wrestling career as a PIAA champion. For now, those plans are on hold. Reid, Kiski Area's senior

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Alle-Kiski Valley swimmers hunt for hardware
December 10, 2017
Renee Robson made the most of her first varsity swim season. The Deer Lakes sophomore posted one of the area's top WPIAL finishes last year

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Lovelace reaches 1,500 points, leads Leechburg girls to tournament victory
December 9, 2017
It seems Mikayla Lovelace saves her biggest milestones for games against Kiski Area. Less than 12 months after the Leechburg senior standout reached the 1,000-point

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Freeport’s Comperatore named Valley News Dispatch Girls Soccer Player of the Year
Girls soccer player of the year Kaylee Comperatore Senior, forward, Freeport Kaylee Comperatore plans to pursue nursing in college, ironic considering the turn her junior

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A-K Valley basketball’s starting 5 season primer
December 7, 2017
Boys 5 players to watch Ben Beale, Sr., 6-2, G/F, Freeport — Beale hit one of the biggest shots of last season, a buzzer-beating 3-pointer

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Apollo-Ridge girls teams to ‘play up’ next season
The WPIAL realignment brought on last season by the PIAA's increase in classifications in many sports forced Apollo-Ridge to take what athletic director Ray Bartha

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Winning tradition motivates Kiski Area wrestlers
December 6, 2017
Chris Heater saw trophies and other commemorative artifacts from Kiski Area's wrestling history scattered around the high school halls. He had them collected together and

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Wrestling notebook: Jefferson-Morgan’s Teasdale set to chase 4th PIAA title
Western Pennsylvania wrestling fans found out last March that nothing is guaranteed on the mat. No one expected Franklin Regional senior Spencer Lee to lose.

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school lookahead for Dec. 4-9
December 3, 2017
MONDAY • The Deer Lakes hockey team looks to rebound from a two-game losing streak with a home game against Class A foe Chartiers Valley.

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A-K Valley high school notebook: Ross Greece re-opens his college recruiting
December 2, 2017
The andquot;Hollywoodandquot; recruiting story took a twist. Kiski Area senior Ross Greece, who verbally committed to Robert Morris last month, is reopening his recruitment after

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Tutchstone nurturing inexperienced Kiski Area boys basketball team
November 28, 2017
Joe Tutchstone wore a shirt recognizing Kiski Area's 2013 boys basketball section championship at Tuesday's practice. Just as every year, that remains Tutchstone's expectation for

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Kiski Area girls gain confidence for upcoming season
A renovated gymnasium at Kiski Area features a sparkling new floor along with some other aesthetic adjustments. The girls basketball team is eyeing its own

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Area players sweep Allegheny Conference’s top honors
November 27, 2017
The WPIAL's all-conference football teams and awards continue to roll in, and three players with Alle-Kiski Valley ties swept the Allegheny Conference's top honors. Freeport

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Various programs face WPIAL alignment shakeups
November 18, 2017
The impact of the PIAA's new enrollment figures and classification breakdowns will reverberate throughout the WPIAL and locally in the Alle-Kiski Valley. With the new

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Freeport volleyball players honored
November 15, 2017
The Freeport girls volleyball team is headed to Johnstown for the PIAA Class AA championship Saturday, and several of the Yellowjackets' individuals also received recognition

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Fox Chapel’s Tom Loughran named coach of year
November 13, 2017
Tom Loughran led the Fox Chapel football team from a 1-4 start to a WPIAL Class 5A playoff berth, and the Allegheny Nine conference rewarded

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Kiski Area senior Reid looks forward to career at Lock Haven
The letters from Lock Haven came frequently early in Isaac Reid's wrestling recruitment, before he could officially talk to schools. And once that quiet period

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Kiski Area’s Levett signs to wrestle with Bucknell
November 8, 2017
Noah Levett didn't feel much different Wednesday after making his college decision official. He still has his eyes on one major goal for high school.

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Kiski Area’s Greece commits to Robert Morris
November 2, 2017
Ross Greece hoped to play running back at the next level. He'll get his chance. The Kiski Area senior verbally committed Thursday to Robert Morris,

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Armstrong spoils final game at Kiski Area’s Davis Field
October 28, 2017
In a span of 20 seconds late in the third quarter, Armstrong spoiled Kiski Area's final game at Davis Field. The Riverhawks forced a fumble

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Norwin girls soccer rolls Kiski Area in WPIAL quarterfinals
October 26, 2017
Thursday night's WPIAL Class AAAA girls soccer quarterfinal game was moved to Penn-Trafford because of scoreboard problems at Gateway. Norwin can attest: The scoreboard at

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Girls soccer quarterfinal playoff preview capsules for the Alle-Kiski Valley
October 25, 2017
Class AAAA WPIAL quarterfinals No. 12 Kiski Area (11-6) vs. No. 4 Norwin (15-1-1) 8 p.m. Thursday, Gateway Winner plays: No. 1 Pine-Richland or No.

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Week 9’s don’t-miss high school football matchups for A-K Valley
Class 5A Big East Conference Armstrong (5-4, 3-4) at Kiski Area (1-8, 1-6) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Armstrong topped Connellsville, 57-22. Kiski Area fell

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The Birdie has reason to celebrate with A-K Valley picks
The Birdie finds himself enjoying the NFL's relaxation on celebrations, cackling as he watched JuJu Smith-Schuster and Le'Veon Bell execute a game of hide-and-seek after

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Girls soccer quarterfinal playoff preview capsules for Westmoreland County
Class AAAA WPIAL quarterfinals No. 2 Penn-Trafford (14-3-1) vs. No. 7 Fox Chapel (13-5-1) 8 p.m. Thursday at Norwin Winner plays: No. 11 Upper St.

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Guido: Kiski Area to say good-bye to Davis Field
October 24, 2017
This time, it's for sure. Kiski Area will play its final home game Friday at Vandergrift's Davis Field against Armstrong. During each of the past

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Alle-Kiski Valley girls soccer playoff capsules
October 22, 2017
Class AAAA No. 7 Fox Chapel (12-5-1) vs. No. 10 Butler (10-7) 8 p.m. Monday, Fox Chapel On the air: Tribhssn.triblive.com Winner plays: No. 2

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A-K Valley high school notebook: Freeport girls volleyball likely to receive top seed
Freeport hopes to end the WPIAL Class AA girls volleyball playoffs on top, and it seems all but certain the Yellowjackets will begin the postseason

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Video: Penn-Trafford clinches share of conference title
October 21, 2017
Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane and Kiski Area coach Sam Albert talk about the Warriors' 54-19 victory on Friday night.

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Penn-Trafford clinches share of conference title after win over Kiski Area
October 20, 2017
For as uneventful as some blowouts can go, a lot happened during the latest one for top-ranked Penn-Trafford on Friday night in Harrison City. A

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Freeport earns No. 2 seed, bye for WPIAL girls soccer playoffs
October 18, 2017
Freeport maybe didn't need a first-round bye in the WPIAL girls soccer playoffs as much as it did last year, but the Yellowjackets certainly won't

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Week 8’s don’t-miss high school football matchups in the A-K Valley
Class 5A Allegheny Nine Conference Fox Chapel (4-4, 4-3) at Chartiers Valley (1-7, 1-5) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Fox Chapel topped Baldwin, 19-13. Chartiers

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The Birdie is about ready for big dance in A-K Valley
The Birdie got a flashback to his own high school days as he observed homecoming festivities at a few schools in recent weeks. He remembered

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Week 8’s don’t-miss high school football matchups in Westmoreland County
Class 5A Big East Conference Kiski Area (1-7, 1-5) at 1-5A Penn-Trafford (8-0, 6-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday Last week: Kiski Area lost to Gateway, 61-21.

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Gateway QB Brady Walker joins 6,000-yard club in rout of Kiski Area
October 13, 2017
It was a historic night for Gateway senior quarterback Brady Walker. On his first pass, a 7-yard throw to junior receiver Jeremiah Joseph, he became

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Greensburg Salem runners sweep top 3 spots at WCCA meet
October 12, 2017
Greensburg Salem runner Cameron Binda was trailing teammate Mark Brown coming through the woods at Westmoreland College on Thursday. That's when he decided to pick

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Kiski Area’s Shreffler takes aim at WCCA title
October 11, 2017
Kierra Shreffler has her sights set on achieving two major goals at Thursday's Westmoreland County Coaches Association cross country meet at Westmoreland County Community College:

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The Birdie doesn’t scare easy
With two weeks remaining until one of his favorite holidays, The Birdie is getting into the Halloween spirit — literally, as it turns out. andquot;Those

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Week 7’s don’t-miss high school football in the A-K Valley
Class 5A Allegheny Nine Baldwin (1-5, 0-5) at Fox Chapel (3-4, 3-3) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Baldwin shut out Connellsville, 49-0. Fox Chapel topped

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McKeesport runs past Kiski Area in Big East Conference
October 7, 2017
On many occasions during Kiski Area's 48-14 loss to No. 4 McKeesport, the Cavaliers were in the right place at the right time. Oftentimes, the

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Week 6’s don’t-miss high school football matchups in the A-K Valley
October 4, 2017
Class 5A Allegheny 9 CONFERENCE Hampton (2-4, 2-2) at Fox Chapel (2-4, 2-3) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Hampton fell to Woodland Hills, 31-21, while

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The Birdie won’t back down from predictions in A-K Valley
The Birdie grew up in a rock and roll household and long admired the work of the classic artists from the 1960s onward: The Beatles,

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Guido: Playoff chases heating up for Alle-Kiski Valley football teams
October 3, 2017
With the high school football season in its second half, the playoff picture for Alle-Kiski schools is coming into focus. A number of schools have

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Kiski Area girls soccer brimming with confidence
Among the typical goals a team lays out for its season — a winning record, playoff appearance and postseason success — Kiski Area's girls soccer

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Two area teams post signature victories
October 2, 2017
A pair of Alle-Kiski Valley teams with postseason hopes posted signature wins last week. The Leechburg girls volleyball team, seeking its first playoff appearance since

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Deer Lakes hockey makes return to PIHL varsity
September 30, 2017
Three seasons ago, Deer Lakes was a goal away from playing for a Penguins Cup championship, but it lost a hard-fought semifinal game to Mars

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Balanced attack leads No. 1 West Allegheny past Kiski Area
September 29, 2017
Pity the team that gets West Allegheny when the No. 1 Indians finally andquot;put it all together.andquot; West Allegheny continued to be a multi-headed monster

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Week 5’s don’t-miss high school football matchups in the A-K Valley
September 27, 2017
Class 5A Allegheny 9 CONFERENCE Fox Chapel (1-4, 1-3) at Moon (3-2, 2-1) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Fox Chapel lost to Upper St. Clair,

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The Birdie is feeling the heat in the A-K Valley
The Birdie heard a lot about the weather over the past week, record-setting temperatures and the like. He felt the heat, too, only in a

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Kiski Area takes advantage of Connellsville miscues for 1st victory
September 23, 2017
Through the first half of the high school football season, things have not gone according to plan for Connellsville or Kiski Area. But on Friday

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A-K Valley football notebook: Highlands hopes to avenge loss to Mars
September 21, 2017
Logan Crise can't forget the final play of Highlands' game last season against Mars. It's not exactly an easy one to get over. With an

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Week 4’s don’t-miss high school football matchups in A-K Valley
September 20, 2017
Class 5A Allegheny Nine CONFERENCE 4-5A Upper St. Clair (3-1, 3-0) at Fox Chapel (1-3, 1-2) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Upper St. Clair remained

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week 4
Noah Gillette Highlands, jr., LB The Golden Rams used a big defensive performance to upend rival Knoch last week, and Gillette (5-foot-10, 192 pounds) was

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The Birdie is having some fun with puns in A-K Valley
As the Week 3 scores rolled in Friday night, the Birdie thought his eyes were deceiving him. Perhaps the cheap sunglasses he favors somehow were

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A-K Valley high school football notebook: Kiski Area’s Greece picks up offer from Robert Morris
September 16, 2017
Kiski Area senior Ross Greece picked up his second scholarship offer, and first at the Football Championship Subdivision level, from Robert Morris on Saturday. The

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Armstrong leads Latrobe past Kiski Area
September 15, 2017
It might not like seem much to many, but Latrobe has won two games in a row for the first time since 2011. Senior quarterback/linebacker

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Picks for The Birdie unrivaled in A-K Valley
September 13, 2017
The Birdie likes nothing better than some good, old-fashioned chirping. In fact, he's usually the one doing it. andquot;Nothing brings out the trash talk quite

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Week 3’s don’t-miss high school football matchups in the A-K Valley
Class 5A Allegheny Nine CONFERENCE North Hills (1-2, 0-2) at Fox Chapel (1-2, 1-1) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: North Hills fell to West Allegheny,

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A-K Valley high school notebook: Burrell girls soccer revives its singing career
September 11, 2017
How's this for an encore: The Alle-Kiski Valley's most recognizable musical soccer players are singing again this season. With the sound system malfunctioning before their

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Franklin Regional defense stands tall to hold off Kiski Area
September 8, 2017
Franklin Regional lineman Bryce Lauer ran all by himself unaware a whistle had blown the play dead well behind him and after a 99-yard jaunt

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The Birdie loves an underdog in the A-K Valley
September 6, 2017
The Birdie heard a few people on Sunday talking about a big game coming up Saturday afternoon. One team is coming off a victory in

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Week 2’s don’t miss matchups in the A-K Valley
CLASS 5A ALLEGHENY 9 CONFERENCE FOX CHAPEL (0-2, 0-1) at WOODLAND HILLS (1-1, 1-0) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Fox Chapel fell to West Allegheny,

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A-K Valley seeing influx of young, female soccer coaches in varsity ranks
September 5, 2017
McKenzie Ehrlich was coaching under-8 and under-10 youth soccer two years ago when she heard of the vacant St. Joseph girls soccer coaching position. Although

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Plum kicker Jackson Gildea boots winning field goal in waning seconds to beat Kiski Area
September 1, 2017
Jackson Gildea faced some self-doubt before attempting the biggest kick of his high school football career, and Kiski Area tried to get in his head

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Recent rivalry game results motivate Plum, Kiski Area
August 30, 2017
Ross Greece recalled the last time Kiski Area visited Plum's Mustangs Stadium, in 2014, one of the low points in the Cavaliers' recent history. In

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Take The Birdie’s picks to the bank in the A-K Valley
The Birdie usually doesn't play the lottery — andquot;I like sure things, like my predictions,andquot; he explains — but even he made an exception for

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Kiski Area girls soccer puts last year’s playoff loss behind them
August 26, 2017
The climb to the top is a brutal one and is often paved with tears and heartbreak. Last October's bus ride from Gibsonia following Kiski

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Family matters: Kiski Area boys soccer on a mission
Kiski Area boys soccer coach Sean Arnold wants to start a family. The 2015 Cavaliers, who as a No. 14 seed upset No. 3 North

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Late Canon-McMillan TD spoils Albert’s coaching debut at Kiski Area
August 25, 2017
At times, there were some mistakes that led to missed chances for the Kiski Area offense. Flashes of what could be a potent attack combined

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Week Zero’s don’t miss matchups in the A-K Valley
August 24, 2017
NonCONFERENCE APOLLO-RIDGE (7-4 in '16) at LEECHBURG (1-9 in '16) 7 p.m. Friday Last year: Apollo-Ridge went 5-2 in the Class 3A Allegheny Conference and

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A-K Valley players to watch for Week Zero
Drew DiNunzio-Biss Kiski Area, RB/LB, jr. The Cavaliers' veteran will try to pick up where he left off last season against Canon-McMillan on Friday. DiNunzio-Biss

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The Birdie adjusting to Week Zero slate in A-K Valley
Eager to see what all the eclipse fuss was about, the Birdie began preparations for the big day in early August. He engineered a viewing

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Guido: A-K Valley teams benefit from Week Zero
August 23, 2017
The 118th season of high school football in the Alle-Kiski Valley is just a day away, so let's set the stage for the new season.

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Kiski Area’s ‘Hollywood’ Greece set for featured role
August 17, 2017
Sam Albert took one look at Ross Greece and knew which nickname to bestow on his new player. Hollywood. andquot;If I looked like him, if

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A-K Valley football teams looking to snap WPIAL title drought
August 12, 2017
One game from Springdale's 2003 WPIAL football championship season sticks out for Don andquot;Pappyandquot; Boulton, and it's not the Dynamos' Class A title-game win over

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A-K Valley football teams looking to snap WPIAL title drought
One game from Springdale's 2003 WPIAL football championship season sticks out for Don andquot;Pappyandquot; Boulton, and it's not the Dynamos' Class A title-game win over

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2015 Positive Athlete Awards
May 19, 2015
2015 Positive Athlete Awards On Wednesday, May 13th,  27 Western PA High School students were recognized at the John Heinz History Center by Hines Ward as “Positive Athletes” .  These athletes were nominated by coaches, teachers, administrators, parents, and friends for their ability to meet the following criteria in their day-to day lives as athletes, students and members of their communities.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Girls Basketball
December 25, 2010
Here is a rundown of the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls basketball teams for the week of December 27th. Each Monday during the 10-11 season, MSA Sports will release a new Top Ten girls hoops rankings plus daily updated standings during the regular season here at msasports.net WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN: 1) MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS (1-3)

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Team Wrestling
December 23, 2010
Here is a rundown of the MSA Top Ten WPIAL wrestling teams in both classifications of this 2010-2011 season for the week of December 20th. Don't miss Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle every Monday night at 7:00pm and each Thursday during the regular season, MSA Sports will release a new Top Ten rankings plus daily updated standings here at msasports.net

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MSA Sports Top Ten – PIHL Hockey
December 1, 2010
Each Wednesday during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top eight teams in Class AAA, the top seven teams in both Class AA, Class A and finally, the top ten teams in the Open Class. Here are the rankings for the week of November 29th.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – PIHL Hockey
November 23, 2010
Each Wednesday during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top eight teams in Class AAA, the top seven teams in both Class AA, Class A and finally, the top ten teams in the Open Class. Here are the rankings for the week of November 29th.

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2010 WPIAL/City League Football Standings
November 18, 2010
Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Twelve of the 2010 high school football season. Standings are updated after Thursday, Friday and Saturday scholastic gridiron action each week here on the MSA Sports Network. # - Clinched at least a share of the conference title * - Clinched playoff spot

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Ryan Gil and NA Teammates Golden in PIAA Cross-Country Championships
November 7, 2010
It was a golden Saturday for both Ryan Gil, who won the 2010 Boys Class AAA Individual cross-country race while his North Allegheny teammates finished first in the boys team standings at the Parkview Course in Hershey. Here are the results from both Class AAA and Class AA races for both the boys and girls. PIAA BOYS CLASS AAA TEAM RESULTS:

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Pine-Richland Wins Third WPIAL Girls Volleyball AAA Crown
Hats off to the WPIAL Girls Volleyball steering committee as they got all of the top two seeds playing for the Championships in all three classifications this season. This particular conflict featured two northern suburban schools that do not have an affinity for one another on the volleyball court.

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Fox Chapel and Central Valley Win First Ever WPIAL Girls Team Golf D-I and D-II Titles
October 14, 2010
It was a historic day for WPIAL girl's golf Thursday at the Cedarbrook Golf Club in Belle Vernon. On the first year the district crowned two champions instead of one, Fox Chapel won gold for the first time in school history led by the first family of girl's golf, Nadia and Katerina Luttner.

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MSA Sports Friday Night HighLights – Week Five
October 2, 2010
Finally, all 16 conference in WPIAL football are playing games that will eventually decided who gets to ride in the Highway to Heinz this fall and which teams are home listening to the district playoffs on MSA Sports. Here are the players who picked it up a notch in the first Friday of October. Luke Hagy - Mount Lebanon

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MSA Sports Top 10 – WPIAL Boys Soccer
September 29, 2010
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL boys soccer rankings for the week of September 27th...including NEW #1 teams in Class AAA and Class A. You can check out the new rankings every Wednesday through the regular season with daily updated boys soccer standings here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL Class AAA Top Ten: 1) SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS (9-1-0)

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CTK 2010 – WPIAL AAAA BIG EAST Conference Preview
August 16, 2010
Winning back-to-back WPIAL Class AAAA championships is not easy. It has happened only three times in the past 22 seasons. But at least Woodland Hills coach George Novak can say he knows what it takes to repeat. He's been there, done that.

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