Tag: Connellsville

Freeport quarterback Leon “Bud” Carson gets ready for the first night game in Freeport High School history on Oct. 4, 1947. Carson later was an assistant with the Steelers and was the architect of the “Steel Curtain” defense.
Through the Years: In 1947, Bud Carson welcomed night football to Freeport
October 6, 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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Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher carries against Belle Vernon on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.
WPIAL Class 4A football roundup: Laurel Highlands upsets No. 4 Thomas Jefferson
October 1, 2022
Rodney Gallagher threw two touchdown passes for Laurel Highlands as the Mustangs upset No. 4 Thomas Jefferson, 31-24, in a Class 4A Big Seven Conference football game Friday night.

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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
September 24, 2022
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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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Brody Evans threw three touchdown passes Friday night.
WPIAL Class 4A football roundup: Thomas Jefferson topples Latrobe
September 17, 2022
Brody Evans threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 3 Thomas Jefferson to a 31-21 victory over Latrobe (2-2, 0-1) in the Class 4A Big Seven Conference opener Friday night.

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Connellsville’s Capone Mickens (24) pursued by Franklin Regional’s Heath Sliva (3) and Roman Sarnic (6) during their game Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
Franklin Regional gets off to quick start on way to rout of Connellsville
September 9, 2022
A week of practices spent on the fundamentals of football yielded few positive results for Connellsville in Friday’s non-conference home opener against Franklin Regional at Connellsville Stadium.

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Franklin Regional’s Zach Bewszka avoids Latrobe’s Kollin Stevens on the way to a third-quarter touchdown last Friday.
Westmoreland County don’t miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 2
September 7, 2022
Nonconference

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Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin is interviewed during the Trib HSSN Preseason Football All-Star team event July 15 at Kennywood.
Week 2 picks in Westmoreland County are no piece of cake for The Birdie
Last week: 10-1 (90.9%)

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Sept. 6, 2022: Section girls volleyball openers on tap
September 5, 2022
With the picnic gear put away following the holiday weekend, high school sports returns with a busy night of section openers in WPIAL girls volleyball.

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Hempfield honors the 25th anniversary of its first WPIAL football playoff victory as members of the school’s 1997 team line up before the start of a game between Connellsville and Hempfield on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in Hempfield.
Hempfield shows off for program’s 1st playoff team, routs Connellsville
September 2, 2022
Hempfield honored its first playoff team on Friday night then took the field and played like a postseason squad of its own.

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Hempfield’s Keiran Lippman celebrates a touchdown with Daniel Katonka (right) after scoring against Greensburg Salem last Friday.
Westmoreland County don’t miss high school football matchups for 2022 Week 1
August 31, 2022
Nonconference

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