Tag: Leechburg

WPIAL top 10: Longest playoff droughts
November 14, 2018
Pining for the playoffs With Mohawk, Canon-McMillan and West Greene recently ending WPIAL playoff droughts, here are the schools that haven't been to the postseason lately: School, Last appearance 1. Southmoreland, 1979 2. Leechburg, 1988 3. Brownsville, 2000 4. Carlynton, 2001 5. Albert Gallatin, 2005 6. Uniontown, 2009 7. Ellwood

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Alle-Kiski Valley high school lookahead: Week of Nov. 11
November 11, 2018
Monday Hockey First place in PIHL Division II is on the line as Burrell (6-0) takes on Central Valley (5-1). The Bucs have 43 goals, 16 more than the second-highest total in Division II this season. Tyler Stewart and Dylan Zelonka have 23 points apiece. Knoch will try to keep

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George Guido: A-K Valley football teams failed to surpass .500 record
November 6, 2018
For the first time since 1909, there are no Alle-Kiski football teams that finished over .500. Of course, there were only a handful of teams that were around in 1909 -- New Kensington, Tarentum, Ford City, Apollo, Aspinwall and Parnassus. Forbes Field opened that year, William H. Taft was in

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Freeport volleyball earns WPIAL quarterfinal victory
October 30, 2018
Freeport still is searching for its best performance, but the Yellowjackets have a chance to find it in the WPIAL semifinals. Ally DeJidas tallied a team-high 12 kills and Lauren Lampus added 11 to lead Class AA No. 1 Freeport to a 3-0 sweep of No. 8 Seton LaSalle in

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Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball advances to semifinals
October 29, 2018
No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic withstood two persistent sets by No. 6 Brentwood, but prevailed for a 3-0 victory in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals Friday night at Oakland Catholic. Despite no one recording more than two kills, the Centurions were able to use strong serves to throw Brentwood off

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A-K Valley lookahead for Week of Oct. 29, 2018
October 28, 2018
Monday Boys soccer: Deer Lakes will attempt to make it to Highmark Stadium for the first time as it takes on Section 2-AA rival Shady Side Academy in the WPIAL semifinals. The Lancers went 1-0-1 against the defending WPIAL champions during the regular season, but the 11th-seeded Indians upset North

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Steel Valley’s Todd Hill named Trib HSSN Football Player of the Week
For some teams, the regular season was an uphill climb. For opponents of 2016 Class 2A champion Steel Valley, that climb is about to get a lot steeper. After losing to Shady Side Academy in Week 3, the Ironmen have been dominant in winning six straight games and outscoring their

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Leechburg takes down Springdale to clinch 1st .500 season since ’91
October 27, 2018
Despite the playoffs being out of reach, this wasn't just another game for the Leechburg Blue Devils. Knowing a win would clinch a .500 record for the first time since 1991, there was something extra on the line. Backed by a dominating performance on the ground by senior running back

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The Birdie has no plans to retire from picking games in the A-K Valley
October 24, 2018
Last week: 11-2 (.846) Season: 83-19 (.814) The news last week of Big Bird's retirement took The Birdie by surprise, as he always looked up to the andquot;Sesame Streetandquot; legend, both literally and metaphorically. But what really shocked the Alle-Kiski Valley's picks expert was the revelation that Big Bird himself

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A-K Valley don’t-miss football matchups for Week 9
Class 5A Northern Fox Chapel (2-7, 1-5) at Shaler (3-6, 2-4) 7 p.m. Friday at Lou Martig Field at Titans Stadium Last week: Armstrong 41, Fox Chapel 14; North Hills 21, Shaler 7 Coaches: Tom Loughran, Fox Chapel; Jim Ryan, Shaler Top players: Korey Simmons, Fox Chapel (Sr., 5-9, 168,

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