Tag: Leechburg

Bradley Walker leads the Leechburg boys soccer team during a recent workout. The program is in its first season.
Leechburg, Apollo-Ridge boys soccer ready to take on WPIAL competition together
July 10, 2019
For the first time in the history of their schools, Apollo-Ridge and Leechburg will have a boys soccer program as the two schools have formed in a co-op agreement.

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Damian Davies coached the Leechburg boys for 14 seasons in his first stint, including a WPIAL title in the 2006-07 season.
Leechburg brings back Damian Davies to head boys basketball program
June 28, 2019
After parting ways with boys basketball coach Corey Smith last week, the Leechburg School Board found its new coach, and the members didn’t have to look far.

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Leechburg head coach Corey Smith directs traffic against St. Joseph Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at Leechburg Area High School.
Leechburg heads in ‘different direction,’ parts ways with boys basketball coach Corey Smith
June 26, 2019
After two straight state playoff appearances, Leechburg School Board members have decided to go in a different direction with their boys basketball program.

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Knoch starting pitcher Amanda Fischer throws against Grove City during PIAA playoff action Monday, June 3, 2019 at Slippery Rock University.
Knoch’s Amanda Fischer named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year
June 22, 2019
2019 Valley News Dispatch Softball All-Stars

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Union Area’s Halaena Blakley scores behind Leechburg Area’s Kristen Knapp in the first inning during WPIAL A girls softball semifinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Hampton Coummnity Park.
Expectations to remain high for Leechburg softball program
June 6, 2019
Even though expectations are always high for Leechburg softball, coach Debbi Young had her own expectations exceeded this year.

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DuBois Central Catholic ousts Leechburg from PIAA playoffs
June 3, 2019
DuBois Central Catholic came into Monday’s PIAA Class A softball opener with a reputation of an offensive juggernaut.

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Leechburg pitcher Emma Ritchie (right) high-fives Aubry Skeel during their WPIAL Class A playoff game against Jeannette Monday, May 20, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
With school out, Leechburg turns complete focus on PIAA softball playoffs
June 1, 2019
Kristen Knapp, Aubry Skeel and Kiera Jones left Leechburg on Thursday night as graduates.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Taylor Sofranco bunts the ball on a throw from Thomas Jefferson during WPIAL softball semifinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Seton Hill University.
Softball sites, times: 4 WPIAL teams headed to Penn State’s Beard Field for PIAA openers
Four WPIAL softball teams will take an early look at the state championship site.

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Ritchie hits, pitches Leechburg past Jefferson-Morgan in WPIAL Class A consolation game
May 28, 2019
The old adage about a pitcher helping herself rang true Tuesday for Leechburg’s Emma Ritchie.

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Leechburg Area starting pitcher Emma Ritchie throws against Union Area Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Hampton Coummnity Park.
Leechburg softball focused on consolation prize
May 26, 2019
Leechburg softball coach Debbi Young has found it can be tough at times to get a team energized for a consolation game after a difficult loss in the semifinals, but she doesn’t foresee that being a problem with her current group.

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