Tag: Highlands

Plum seniors Julia Vargo, at left, and Makayla Jackson set up to receive a serve in warmups before a section match with McKeesport on Sept. 17, 2020, at Plum High School.
Alle-Kiski Valley flush with volleyball prowess
September 20, 2020
When Plum girls volleyball coach Kelsey Bonk observed her team’s senior night ceremony Thursday before a match with McKeesport, she was reminded of the potential for the season with a rather experienced squad.

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Apollo-Ridge’s Logan Harmon (left) works with Jake Fello during practice on Aug. 17, 2020, in Spring Church.
A-K Valley H.S. football notebook: Apollo-Ridge continues hot start
September 19, 2020
Through the first two weeks, Apollo-Ridge has looked like a team to be reckoned with in WPIAL Class 2A.

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Highlands quarterback Chandler Thimons is caught in the backfield by the Mars defense Friday, Sept 18, 2020.
No. 2 Mars converts late fourth down, stuns Highlands
September 18, 2020
The Highlands Golden Rams were one play from turning in one of the best defensive performances that coach Dom Girardi has ever seen.

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Mars running back Teddy Ruffner carries the ball during practice on Aug. 20, 2020, in Adams.
Highlands prepared to slow down No. 2 Mars’ rushing attack
September 17, 2020
Members of the Highlands football team have quite a test in front of them Friday when the Mars Fightin’ Planets come to town.

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Deer Lakes’ Bruce Allman warms up before playing against Freeport last week.
A-K Valley don’t miss high school football matchups for Week 2
Class 5A nonconference

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Leechburg and quarterback Dylan Cook made The Birdie look good with their win over Greensburg Central Catholic in Week 1.
The Birdie crowing about perfect start to A-K Valley football season
Last week: 8-0 (100%)

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Fans watch the Valley Vikings take on the Burrell Bucs from the tree line of the stadium Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
Schools prepare to allow limited number of spectators for Week 2 of high school football
Since the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association decided schools could move forward with fall sports last month, parents, fans and spectators have been itching for an opportunity to get inside Western Pennsylvania stadiums on Friday nights.

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Leechburg’s Braylan Lovelace finished with 128 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in Friday’s 55-37 victory over Greensburg Central Catholic.
A-K Valley H.S. football notebook: Leechburg’s prize? A matchup with Clairton
September 12, 2020
It was an explosive debut to the season for the Leechburg football team and a successful debut for coach Randy Walters.

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Aliquippa running back Vernon Redd works out during practice on Aug. 17, 2020, above The Pit.
WPIAL Class 4A roundup: No. 5 Aliquippa takes down New Castle
Vernon Redd scored on a 55-yard punt return and a 96-yard run as No. 5 Aliquippa debuted in Class 4A and defeated New Castle, 44-28, in the Parkway Conference on Friday night.

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Apollo-Ridge’s Logan Harmon (left) works with Jacob Feilo during practice on Aug. 17, 2020, in Spring Church.
The Birdie happy to be back watching football in the A-K Valley
September 10, 2020
“It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!”

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