Tag: Leechburg

LaRoi Johnson added athletic director duties to his football coaching position.
A few more doors open for Black athletic directors as WPIAL tries to promote diversity
July 11, 2020
When Sto-Rox hired LaRoi Johnson as athletic director this summer, he used social media to thank those who had opened doors for him in his career.

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As new football coach Randy Walters looks on, Leechburg rising sophomore Braylan Lovelace works through a ladder drill during a Blue Devils practice on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
New Leechburg football coach Randy Walters hopes attention to detail sparks success
July 8, 2020
You can see the sparkle in his eye, the pep in his step and the excitement in his voice. New Leechburg football coach Randy Walters is happy to be back on a football field.

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Andre Carter officially will take over as Leechburg’s athletic director on July 1.
Leechburg’s Andre Carter takes over athletic director post at challenging time
June 26, 2020
When Andre Carter came to Leechburg in August 2018 to coach the girls basketball team, he noted player development as one of his strengths.

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Derry selected Vince Skillings as its new football coach.
Derry names Skillings next football coach
June 4, 2020
Vince Skillings was an all-state running back at Derry from 1974-77.

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Leechburg quarterback Dylan Cook is tackled by Riverview’s Zach Hanlon (36) and Isaac Murphy during WPIAL football on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019, at Riverview Park in Oakmont.
New A-K Valley coaches adapt to taking over programs during coronavirus pandemic
April 26, 2020
For high school football coaches, spring and summer are crucial to the development of their programs.

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Chartiers Valley’s Megan McConnell (right) and Aislin Malcolm battle Trinity’s Riley DeRubbo for a loose ball during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Trinity Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
PIAA officials cancel spring sports season, winter sports championships
April 9, 2020
For nearly a month, high school student-athletes held out hope they could return to normalcy on the fields, courts and track.

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Highlands’ Johnny Crise celebrates as time winds down in the WPIAL Class 4A championship game against Belle Vernon on Feb. 29, 2020, at Petersen Events Center.
Highlands’ Johnny Crise named Valley News Dispatch Boys Basketball Player of the Year
April 5, 2020
Valley News Dispatch Boys Basketball Player of the Year

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New Leechburg coach Randy Walters was head coach at Valley in 2002-03.
Leechburg hires new football coach, athletic director
March 25, 2020
As an assistant coach with Burrell football the last two seasons, Randy Walters watched the Bucs fling the ball all over the field using head coach Shawn Liotta’s up-tempo Air Raid approach.

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Guido: A look at other times high school sports shut down
March 24, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is threatening to do what World War II, the Spanish flu and the Asian flu couldn’t do: shelve an entire high school sports season.

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Highlands’ Johnny Crise pulls down a rebound between Grove City defenders during their PIAA Class 4A second round state playoff game Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020, at North Allegheny High School.
George Guido: Lots of fond memories from basketball season
March 17, 2020
This is the week when we usually wrap up the local high school basketball season and advise everybody to take in the Cager Classic Saturday night at Highlands.

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