Tag: Apollo-Ridge

Steel Valley’s Donald Barksdale (3) scores a touchdown against Mohawk in the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at West Allegheny.
2023 WPIAL All-Conference Football: Allegheny
December 27, 2023
Allegheny Conference

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The sun sets over West Vandergrift as Kiski Area and Norwin girls volleyball players compete on the Ellen Toy Grass Court at Kennedy Park on Aug. 28, 2023.
Pillar of volleyball community headlines Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2024
December 23, 2023
One of the sadder days in the Alle-Kiski Valley was Feb. 22, 2016.

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Burrell’s Devin Beattie (11) looks for room to run against Valley on Sept. 8.
2023 Valley News Dispatch high school football all-stars
December 16, 2023
Parker Anderson

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Highlands’ Kate Myers hit 93 3-pointers last season.
Starting 5: A primer for 2023-24 girls basketball season in the A-K Valley
November 30, 2023
The WPIAL girls basketball season opens Friday. Here are some of the top storylines, teams and players to watch this season in the Alle-Kiski Valley”

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Shady Side Academy’s Eli Teslovich steals the ball from Burrell’s Macky Bennis last season.
Trib HSSN 2023-24 WPIAL Class 3A boys basketball preseason breakdown
November 28, 2023
The four-year reign of district and state dominance ended last season for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart as the 2022-2023 season became the Year of the Deer in Class 3A.

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Avonworth’s Rebecca Goetz (22) celebrates with Greta O’Brien as time winds down in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against Laurel on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Petersen Events Center.
Trib HSSN 2023-24 WPIAL Class 3A girls basketball preseason breakdown
Avonworth won its seventh WPIAL girls basketball championship last winter and first since 2005.

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Riverview’s Lola Abraham celebrates her hat trick goal against Springdale on Oct. 16.
Riverview’s Lola Abraham named Valley News Dispatch girls soccer player of year
November 25, 2023
Player of the year

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Apollo-Ridge’s Karter Schrock works out during practice on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, in Spring Church.
Apollo-Ridge boys basketball relishes health this season
November 13, 2023
The Apollo-Ridge boys basketball team hoped to be in the Section 3-3A mix last year, but injuries before and during the season quickly scuttled those plans.

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Apollo-Ridge’s Sophie Yard works out during practice on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, in Spring Church.
Apollo-Ridge girls basketball ready to take next step after strong run
The Apollo-Ridge girls basketball team won 19 games last year, finished runner-up to Shady Side Academy in Section 3-3A and hosted the first home playoff game by a Vikings basketball program, boys or girls.

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Chad Ryan (33) of Highlands celebrates a 21-yard scoring pass from Jarrod Sleppy following a botched field-goal attempt Oct. 30, 1998. The Golden Rams finished their first perfect season with a 40-0 victory over Kittanning.
Through the years: In 1998, Highlands crushed Kittanning for 1st perfect season
November 2, 2023
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the games, players and events that have shaped local scholastic history.

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