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A stunning, come-from-behind win over C.W. North Catholic last Friday night is sending the Avonworth Antelopes straight to Heinz Field for the Class A WPIAL championship.

Meanwhile, a pep rally to support the 'Lopes will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the primary center gym.

The Antelopes will take on Clairton in the Class A championship game on Friday at 11 a.m. at Heinz Field. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students if purchased at Avonworth High School. All tickets at Heinz Field will be $10.



The big concern for the Avonworth football team heading into their quarterfinal game against the Riverside Panthers was how they would fare defensively against Jason Dambaugh, one of the top notch quarterbacks in the WPIAL. When all was said and done, the Antelopes turned in a stellar performance, snaring three interceptions on their way to defeating the Panthers 31-14.


An annual audit of the Northgate School District has revealed that the district's reserve fund balance is $2 million more than expected.

School board finance committee chairman Gary Paladin reported at a meeting Monday that the fund balance is now $5.6 million, the result of unexpected revenue increases and spending decreases in the last fiscal year.


An elderly man was taken to the hospital after being assaulted during an argument with juveniles over a traffic incident.

Police were called to Lincoln Avenue at North Jackson just after 4 p.m. on Monday. Officers say a 71-year-old man was taken to the hospital by NorthWest EMS after sustaining a laceration to the eye. The juvenile was arrested and taken to Shuman Center.

Bellevue Police stopped and arrested underage drinkers on Lincoln Avenue on Nov. 1.

Police received a report of assault on Teece Avenue on Nov. 1.



We hear from reliable sources that the last time the Avonworth football team made the WPIAL champuionships, it was 1959.


Students at Bellevue Elementary School welcomed area veterans for a special program in their honor on Tuesday, Veterans Day. The children sang songs and recited poetry thanking the veterans for the military service to the country. The program was held in lieu of the borough’s traditional ceremony in Bayne Park.


Sat, 2014-12-06 - Sun, 2014-12-07

The Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., will host an “Alternative Gift and Craft Show” on Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Vendors who are raising funds for a charity, as well as local artisans and crafters, are invited to participate.

There is no charge for a table, however, a $5 donation to help defray the cost of advertising would be appreciated.

To participate, call (412)761-0704 or e-mail

Sat, 2014-11-22

Sacred Heart Parish in Emsworth is hosting a “Night at the Races” on Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and include dinner and snacks, B.Y.O.B. If any tickets are left, the cost will be $15 at the door.

The cost to buy and name a horse is $10; receive $50 if it wins. There is no need to be present at the event, and multiple horses may be purchased.

Horse and ticket deadline is Nov. 15. Contact Jennifer at (412)445-4699 or