Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Freeport hockey rolls past Greensburg Salem
After three straight overtime games, Freeport’s hockey team found itself in a shootout.
Stone Haberstroh had three goals and four assists to lead the Yellowjackets to a PIHL Class A win over Greensburg Salem, 11-6, at the Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg on Thursday night.
Robbie Reichenbaugh added a goal and four assists, and Hunter Kepple had two goals and two assists in a game that had 10 different players on the scoresheet for Freeport (5-3-0). Katie Hill turned away 22 of 28 shots for the win.
Ryan Collette had two goals and two assists, and Vincent Defazio had two goals and an assist to lead Greensburg Salem (2-6-0).
Leechburg getting track
Leechburg High School has started a track and field club, and the plan is to have athletes compete in individual meets in the indoor and outdoor seasons.
The school board approved the club this week at no cost to the district. The school has not applied to the WPIAL for team membership.
The club will be overseen by athletic director Mark Jones and football coach Mark George. Since the district is without a track, the club will explore partnerships with other districts to use their facilities. Ford City is one of them.
The district business office will create a student activity account for fundraising.
Valley coach resigns
Valley girls soccer coach John Macura resigned after five seasons, citing personal reasons. Macura took over a program that hadn’t won in three years. In consecutive seasons under his leadership, the Vikings broke a 96-game losing streak and a 75-game section losing streak. Macura finished with a record of 11-72-2.
“Being that the girls are on the way up and have a couple good years in them, I’d rather just step down now knowing that I didn’t just walk out on them because they weren’t doing well,” Macura said.
Penn State Fayette 92, Penn State New Kensington 77 — The Penn State New Kensington men’s basketball team took a one-point halftime lead but could not maintain the advantage in the second half as the local Lions (1-1, 0-1) dropped their PSUAC opener at the PSNK Athletic Center. Senior forward Shaquille Hager scored a team-high 21 points and freshman guard Dorian Broadwater scored 13 points. PSNK shot 38 percent as a team.