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North Hills’ Tyler Brennan runs the ball against Penn-Trafford defense on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in the WPIAL 5A playoffs at Penn-Trafford High School.
North Hills honors future college athletes
May 17, 2019
On May 10, North Hills High School sent off 16 of its student-athletes with its third annual College-Bound Student Athlete Recognition Reception, celebrating their significant accomplishment in securing a roster spot on a collegiate athletic team.

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Greensburg Salem’s Aaren Putt
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Aaren Putt, Penn-Trafford’s Brooke Cleland
May 14, 2019
Aaren Putt

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Zac Kuniak, Highlands
Alle-Kiski Valley Athletes of the Week: Highlands’ Zac Kuniak, Plum’s Jillian Durst
Zac Kuniak

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Five members of the 1979 Freeport WPIAL baseball title team were recognized during the Yellowjackets section-clincher against Deer Lakes on May 8, 2019. From left are Dave Montgomery, Jeff Markwell, coach Bob Isenberg, Jim Solomon and Dennis Montgomery.
George Guido: Players from Freeport’s ’79 baseball title team show support for current team
It was nice to see several players from the Freeport 1979 WPIAL championship baseball team came out to Community Park last Wednesday to cheer on the Yellowjackets.

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Deer Lakes’ Darrion DeMase during practice Monday, March 25, 2019 at Deer Lakes High School.
A-K Valley high school notebook: Deer Lakes volleyball gets seeded 12th
May 13, 2019
Deer Lakes will face an uphill battle as it attempts to continue its recent WPIAL boys volleyball playoff success.

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Autumn Trempus works with coach Keith Erwin during the Kiski Valley rugby team’s practice Friday, April 26, 2019, in Vandergrift.
Kiski Valley rugby teams vying for state championships
In the last five years, Kiski Valley rugby has built its program to be on par with some of best in the state and last week reflected that when the girls and boys teams were awarded top seeds in their respective brackets.

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Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky plays against Franklin Regional Monday, April 23, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky
May 10, 2019
Robby Shymansky, a senior on the Fox Chapel tennis team, won his second straight WPIAL Class AAA singles title last month. He also finished undefeated in home matches through his four years. He has helped the Foxes to a perfect record this season. He will attend Yale in the fall.

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Tracy Slater will be inducted into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class.
Former volleyball, basketball standout Sullivan earns spot in Fox Chapel HOF
This is the third in a series of profiles of the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is Saturday, June 8 at the Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at gymbeck63@aol.com.

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Pitcher Billy Perroz and the Kiski Area baseball team are fighting for the final playoff berth from Section 1-5A.
Alle-Kiski notebook: Playoff fates await Kiski Area, Knoch baseball
May 7, 2019
It might not be the most ideal situation, but it’s certainly the most dramatic.

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Jack Henderson, Burrell
A-K Valley athletes of the week: Burrell’s Jack Henderson and Knoch’s Amanda Fischer
Jack Henderson

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Mars Area is reflected in their runner-up trophy after their game against Neumann-Goretti during the PIAA Class AAA boys basketball championship on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. Neumann-Goretti won 99-66.
Public school advocates plan another ‘athletic equity’ summit
May 5, 2019
Public school advocates are planning another statewide summit this summer to further their campaign to create separate PIAA playoffs.

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A-K Valley H.S. lookahead: Week of May 6-12
Monday

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Burrell’s Charlie Confer doubled in the winning runs against Deer Lakes in the sixth inning Monday.
Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Burrell softball keeps rallying
May 4, 2019
Burrell is developing a penchant for softball comebacks.

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Fox Chapel grad CJ Patrick will be inducted into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2019.
Cory Patrick, former standout for Fox Chapel hockey, lands spot in school’s HOF
May 3, 2019
This is the second in a series of profiles on the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is June 8 at Harmar House. For more info contact Jim Perry at gymbeck63@aol.com.

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Three generations of Buffalo Township’s Hoffman family are calling high school softball games in the area. From left, Chris, Connor and Joe.
George Guido: Umpiring runs in Hoffman family
April 30, 2019
If you attend a high school softball game in the Alle-Kiski Valley, chances are a Hoffman is umpiring.

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CJ Thimons, Highlands
A-K Valley high school athletes of the week: CJ Thimons and Marleen Meyer
CJ Thimons

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Burrell’s Jack Henderson breaks up a double play under Freeport’s Bradyn Clark during their game Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Burrell.
A-K Valley H.S. lookahead: Week of April 29-May 4
April 28, 2019
Monday

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Valley’s Elizabeth Schachte
A closer look at 2019 Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete honorees
April 27, 2019
BELLE VERNON

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Fox Chapel’s Kate Carnevale
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Kate Carnevale
April 26, 2019
Kate Carnevale, a senior on the Fox Chapel track and field team, ran away from a strong field of competitors April 19 at the Butler Invitational. She was named MVP after taking first in the 100 meters, second in the 200, fourth in the 400 and teaming with Sarena Seeger, Abby Kiefer and Maddy Kiefer to take third in the 1,600.

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Fox Chapel graduate Doug Ostrosky, who played quarterback and tight end at Penn State, is a member of the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.
Fox Chapel hall of fame inductee Ostrosky was multitalented standout
This is the first in a series of profiles on the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is June 8 at The Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at gymbeck63@aol.com.

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