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Shady Side Academy’s Nate Mallory outruns Elizabeth Forward’s Richard Prokop (left) on Sept. 16, 2022. <span class="neFMT neFMT_brief-text">Shady Side Academy (1-3) won its first game Friday at South Allegheny.</span>
George Guido: What to look for at football season’s halfway point in the A-K Valley
September 24, 2022
Almost in the blink of an eye, the halfway point of the local high school football season has been reached – and some schools haven’t even played a conference game.

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Alliquippa’s Tiqwai Hayes poses for a photo during the Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team event Friday, July 15, 2022 at Kennywood.
WPIAL Class 4A roundup: No. 1 Aliquippa rallies past West Allegheny in Parkway Conference
Tiqwai Hayes ran for two touchdowns as top-ranked Aliquippa slipped past West Allegheny, 19-16, in the Class 4A Parkway Conference on Friday night.

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Highlands continues unexpected search for girls basketball coach
September 22, 2022
The hiring process to find a new girls basketball coach at Highlands is in its second week after Jason Kerr suddenly stepped down from the position after one year.

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After 29 consecutive road games, West Deer finally has a place to call home as Braves Stadium opened on Sept. 30, 1947. But Mars ruined the home opener with a 21-12 victory, led by Bill Gearing’s two touchdowns.
Through the Years: West Deer opened new stadium with loss to Mars
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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Freeport’s Gavin Croney is a member of the 2022 football team.
A-K Valley football players to watch in 2022 Week 4
September 21, 2022
Gavin Croney

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Apollo-Ridge’s Nick Curci is tackled by Ligonier Valley’s Nick Lonas and Mason Mohnkern on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Apollo-Ridge’s Owens Field.
A-K Valley don’t miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 4
Class 5A Big East Conference

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Burrell cheerleaders perform during a game against Valley on Sept. 9.
The Birdie delivers Week 4 A-K Valley football picks with a hard candy shell
Last week: 10-2

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Highlands’ Daniel Long celebrates his sack of North Catholic quarterback Jason Siket in the second quarter Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Highlands High School.
Highlands stifles North Catholic, ends Trojans’ conference winning streak
September 16, 2022
All week, Highlands coach Matt Bonislawski told his team the Greater Allegheny Conference opener with North Catholic was a statement game.

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Springdale’s Art Sack looks to get by a Hampton defender on Sept. 16, 1972, at Veterans Memorial Field. Note the field layout is perpendicular to the way it is now.
Through the Years: 50 years ago, Art Sack lifted Springdale past Hampton
September 15, 2022
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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North Catholic head coach Patrick O’Shea watches the players during practice at North Catholic High School on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.
After decades apart, North Catholic, Highlands to meet in conference clash
September 14, 2022
The enthusiasm Highlands has for its Greater Allegheny Conference opener against North Catholic belies the fact that the schools haven’t played each other for 25 years.

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