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Kiski Area looking to snap 4-game skid against Mars
October 17, 2018
The gloves are off and the boots are out at Kiski Area. Sam Albert dug into his closet this week and pulled out an old friend: the pair of combat boots he first wore at Valley, the footwear that became something of a good-luck charm whenever he decided to put

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Franklin Regional, McKeesport set to battle for playoff positioning
There is a lot on the line Friday when Franklin Regional and McKeesport tangle in a WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference battle. The final two weeks of the regular season will be big for both teams. While they already have secured playoff berths, finishing in first place is still

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A-K Valley football players to watch for Week 8
Jewlius Barnes Freeport, Fr., RB/LB/DL Barnes, a varsity newcomer in 2018, has gotten more and more opportunities to shine as the season has progressed. He made a season-best 11 tackles, including four for a loss, and recorded a sack in last week's lopsided victory over Burrell. He has 38 tackles

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A-K Valley high school football Q&A with Valley’s Tyler Green
With the fourth-quarter clock ticking down, trailing by six points and the red bulbs of the stadium scoreboard glowing a bright fourth down and 9 yards to go, Valley's dreams of staying in the hunt for a first postseason appearance in five seasons hung in the balance. Quarterback Tyler Green

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A-K Valley high school football don’t-miss matchups for Week 8
Class 5A Northern Fox Chapel (2-6, 1-4) at Armstrong (3-5, 1-4) 7 p.m. Friday at David andquot;Redandquot; Ullum Field, Kittanning Last week: Mars 49, Fox Chapel 14; North Hills 20, Armstrong 9 Coaches: Tom Loughran, Fox Chapel; Frank Fabian, Armstrong Top players: Shane Susnak, Fox Chapel (Jr., 5-11, 175, QB);

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The Birdie thinks A-K Valley teams resemble scary movies
Last week: 10-1 (.909) Season: 72-17 (.809) The Birdie was watching television over the weekend when a commercial for the upcoming andquot;Halloweenandquot; movie filled his screen. Originally confused by some aspects of the film -- andquot;how does a mask's face ageandquot; and andquot;what happened with all the sequels in betweenandquot;

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A-K Valley notebook: Kiski Area stays healthy through nonconference games
Kiski Area didn't play with a running clock the last two weeks, but the Cavaliers took care to ensure they didn't leave nonconference games against Woodland Hills and McKeesport with significant injuries. Coach Sam Albert sat several key starters in the 47-0 loss to Woodland Hills and 66-6 loss to

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Seneca Valley boys, girls earn top seeds in WPIAL soccer playoffs
The WPIAL soccer committee came to the same decision when determining the playoff field for the upcoming Class 4A postseason: Seneca Valley over Norwin. The brackets, released Wednesday afternoon on the WPIAL website, list Seneca Valley as the No. 1 seed in both boys and girls Class 4A. Norwin is

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WPIAL girls volleyball standings with playoff clinchings
Here are the latest WPIAL girls volleyball standings, along with the latest playoff picture through Oct. 16. Check out the latest Trib HSSN district volleyball rankings every Monday, with weekly broadcasts at TribHSSN.TribLive.com. Exclusive coverage of the 2018 WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs can be heard on the TribLive High School

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Sewickley Academy athlete of the week: Landen Shirley
Landen Shirley School: Sewickley Sport: Golf Class: Senior Claim to fame: Landen Shirley knew what was expected of Sewickley Academy's golf team, a program that had won five consecutive WPIAL team championships heading into last week's tournament. The Panthers added another trophy to their resume, and six consecutive championships makes

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Final WPIAL boys soccer playoff clinchings
October 16, 2018
The WPIAL boys soccer playoff field is set. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason. Trib HSSN's exclusive coverage of the 2018 WPIAL boys soccer

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Final WPIAL girls soccer playoff clinchings
The WPIAL girls soccer playoff field is complete. The top four teams in each section qualify for the district playoffs. All teams tied for a playoff spot in which head-to-head does not break the tie all qualify for the postseason. Trib HSSN's exclusive coverage of the 2018 WPIAL girls soccer

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Boulos sisters help Deer Lakes capture Section 2-2A girls soccer championship
Separated in age by one year and one grade in school, sisters Abigail and Madeline Boulos have their own interests, hobbies and friend groups. At the same time, their close relationship unites them when things such as shopping or listening to music come into play. The quest for academic excellence

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High school scores, schedules for Oct. 16, 2018
High schools Field hockey Tuesday's results WPIAL Division I North Allegheny 2, Mt. Lebanon 1 Division II Shady Side Academy 8, Sewickley Academy 1 Hockey Tuesday's results PIHL Class 3A North Allegheny 5, Peters Township 3 Butler at Cathedral Prep (n) Class 2A Mars at Shaler (n) Class A Bishop

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WPIAL soccer playoff brackets to be revealed Wednesday
The WPIAL boys and girls soccer playoff brackets will be released Wednesday, and the Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy boys and Quaker Valley girls will learn their postseason fates. The top four teams and ties from each section in all four classifications earn playoff berths. The Quaker Valley boys (15-3)

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High school roundup for Oct. 16, 2018: Greensburg Salem boys clinch playoff berth
With a WPIAL playoff berth on the line, Ethan Turnbull delivered in a big way for the Greensburg Salem boys soccer team Tuesday. He scored four goals to lift the Golden Lions to a 5-2 victory over Laurel Highlands, clinching a playoff berth in Section 3-3A. Greensburg Salem (8-8, 7-5)

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WPIAL soccer pairings among Wednesday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
Combined, the West Allegheny, Franklin Regional and Mars boys soccer teams lost two games all season, but only one can earn a top seed. The WPIAL will reveal its boys and girls soccer playoff brackets Wednesday. The TribLive High School Sports Network will broadcast a live pairings show at 5:55

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George Guido: A few A-K Valley teams holding onto playoff hopes
A few weeks ago, it looked as if the 58-year streak of Alle-Kiski Valley teams making the WPIAL football playoffs might end. But Freeport caught fire, and the Yellowjackets need a victory against Mt. Pleasant at home Friday to secure the final playoff berth from the Class 3A Big East

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A-K Valley athletes of the week: Kiski Area’s Greg Paes, Burrell’s Jordyn Kowalkowski
Greg Paes School: Kiski Area Class: Junior Sport: Soccer Report card: Paes paced the Cavaliers attack last week, notching a goal in each of Kiski Area's last three games, including the game-tying goal in Saturday's 3-2 win over Section 1-AAA foe Hampton. A two-year starter, he leads Kiski Area (10-6-1,

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Trib HSSN athletes of the week: Mars’ Zachary Leachman, Freedom’s Jayden Sharpless
Zachary Leachman School: Mars Class: Junior Sport: Cross country Claim to fame: Leachman battled through a rainy, muddy course at Brush Creek Park and won the MAC championship with a time of 17 minutes, 18 seconds Oct. 11. Leachman also won the Bill Lenox Invitational hosted by Slippery Rock University

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