Tag: Highlands

Quarterback Thomas Burke (right) and his Leechburg teammates are playoff-bound.
Alle-Kiski Valley high school football notebook: Leechburg snaps drought
October 23, 2021
Leechburg traveled Route 66 on Friday to face Imani Christian and wrap up its first trip to the WPIAL playoffs since 1988.

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Greensburg Salem’s Hayden Teska lines up a pass in the rain against Highlands on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Offutt Field in Greensburg.
Highlands pulls away from Greensburg Salem for important Greater Allegheny win
October 22, 2021
On a rainy senior night at Greensburg Salem, the Golden Lions and Highlands had an important contest when it came to their playoff hopes.

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Franklin Regional coach Lance Getsy communicates with his players against Latrobe last Friday.
In the middle of a weird season, Birdie makes Westmoreland County picks
October 20, 2021
Last week: 12-1 (92.3%)

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Amari Mack carries the ball against Clairton last Friday.
Westmoreland County don’t miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 8
Class 6A

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Freeport’s Colton Otterman wraps up Burrell quarterback Chase Fenner during the first half last Friday.
The Birdie sees a doozy of an A-K Valley playoff tiebreaker on the horizon
Last week: 9-1 (90%)

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Deer Lakes’ Cody Scarantine breaks free during a game against Burrell on Oct. 8. The Lancers visit South Allegheny on Friday.
A-K Valley don’t miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 8
Class 5A Northeast

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Highlands players warm up before playing Armstrong on Oct. 15, 2021, at Highlands.
Highlands scores in bunches for homecoming win vs. Armstrong
October 15, 2021
The WPIAL postseason doesn’t begin for a few more weeks, but for the Highlands Golden Rams, the playoffs began Friday night.

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Valley’s Billy Callahan crosses the goal line in front of teammate (44) Frank Campbell’s foot Oct. 19, 1981 at Knoch. Valley’s 18-8 victory put the Vikings in first place in the Greater Allegheny Conference.
Through the Years: Quick long TD pass lifted Valley past Knoch in 1981
October 14, 2021
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the games, players and events that are part of local scholastic history.

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Leechburg’s Brylan Lovelace avoids a tackle of Bishop Canevin’s Keshawn Harris in the first half Oct. 8 at Leechburg’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.
A-K Valley don’t miss high school football matchups for 2021 Week 7
October 13, 2021
Class 5A Northeast

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Fox Chapel’s Khi’Lee Patterson pulls in a touchdown catch on the first play of the game against Franklin Regional on Sept. 17.
Wait for it, wait for it … OK, it’s time for The Birdie to make his A-K Valley picks
Last week: 5-6 (45.5%)

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