Kiski Legion: Welcome

Welcome to the Kiski Valley Legion Website.

 

MovingTruck
Monday, February 10
We're moving to a new location!!

We've moving our website to our new domain name located at:

http://www.kvlegion.com

Please update your bookmarks.



9-29-13-BigDig3rd
Monday, September 30
2014 Kiski Valley Legion Field Renovations

The close of the 2013 season marks the start of the major field renovations for the 2014 season!

The field contractor showed up on Sunday and began removing, leveling and reseeding the infield.  This is exciting news for all the infielders who had those bounces off the lip of the infield over the last couple of years!  This infield work should be done and the grass seed should start growing by early next week if all goes well. 

In addition to this, the problem fencing spots have already been replaced.  The dugout and bullpen carpets have been torn up and will be replaced and a water fountain will be installed in the home dugout as well.  All of this and many other field maintenace items were started yesterday with an eye on a better field for next season.

Check back to see the progress and enjoy the off-season until we meet again in the spring on the new diamond!

 



Monday, September 30
2013 Fall Season Comes To A Close

Saturday marked the final game of the 2013 fall season due to the upcoming field renovations. 

The fall season went well as all of the players seemed to "get it" as there were some very good games this fall.  The older players did a nice job mentoring the younger players along at their positions and the pitching and defense did very well all fall season.

Have a nice off-season and we look forward to seeing you again in the spring when the 2014 season starts to heat up!

 

 



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Thursday, August 1
2013 - Kiski Valley Fall Ball

Fall sign-ups for Kiski Valley Legion Baseball will be held on August 24th & 25th at Freeport Park Field. 

Practices will start that day so bring your gear. 

 

Kiski Valley Legion

            Sr. Legion fall sign-ups for Kiski Valley Legion Baseball will be held on August 24th & 25th at Freeport Park Field at 3:00 both days.   Players, 15 and older, from Freeport, Kiski, Leechburg, Lower Burrell, Ford City and Kittanning are eligible.  Please contact Dave at 724-295-9544 or Den at 724-882-4667 for additional information.

 

Kiski Valley Jr.Legion

            Jr. Legion fall sign-ups for Kiski Valley Jr. Legion Baseball will be held on August 24th & 25th at Freeport Park Field at 1:00 both days.  Young men born after May 1, 1998 are eligible.  Those interested from Freeport, Leechburg, Ford City, Kittanning, Kiski Valley, New Ken and Lower Burrell are welcome.  Please call Joe at 412-352-8120 or Den at 724-882-4667 for additional information.

 

Cost will be $25 and covers the shirt and umpires.

Practices will be held each Saturday and Sunday after signing up and after a couple of weeks inter-squad games will be played each Saturday and Sunday until the end of September this year due to MAJOR field renovations scheduled to start then.

Jr. Legion will be on a 1:00PM  weekend start time and Wednesday nights at 6PM through September.  The Sr. Legion will be on a 3:00PM weekend start time. 

Once the games start it will depend how many teams there are but games will generally be played during the warmest part of the day on the weekends probably in the 1:00-3:00PM start time range until we are finished.

 



Thursday, August 1
Another Successful Jr. Legion Season Comes To An End

After posting a 9-6-2 record and finishing as the 5th seed the Kiski Valley Jr. Legion team bowed out in the first round 2 games to 1 to the eventual Regional Champion East Hempfield. 

After overcoming some adversities and injuries this season the team was able to battle to the end but just didn't have enough left to advance to the semi-finals.

The players did a great job and we look forward to the fall ball season and getting ready for next year's run.



Tuesday, May 28
Jr. Legion Uniforms

For those of you interested in knowing the players names, here is the roster along with the Home and Away uniform numbers:

 

H/A No.

Name

14 / 14 Alworth, Tyler
44 / 4 Beale, Joshua
5 / 21  Brestensky, Justin
25 / 25 Coscarelli, Caddis
15 / 31 Falsetti, Anthony
42 / 42 Flemm, James
28 / 30 Heilman, Braden
15 / 44 Hettich, Tyler
15 / 34 Jones, Derek
17 / 17 Knapp, Tanner
34 / 15 Pastorek, Nathan
22 / 22 Sofaly, Nick
4 / 35 Stearns, Jacob
45 / 45 Stefko, Frankie
10 / 46 Stokes, Zack
18 / 18 Weaver, Jordan
8 / 8 Westendorf, Clay
41 / 41 Wuyscik, Dennis

 

Thank you Mr. Jones for compiling that.



Thursday, May 23
Update On Bats

FYI.  This recently came in from the Legion folks regarding bats:

 

Bamboo Bats are illegal as are Red Maple, Silver Maple, two-piece bats utilizing wood head on a composite or plastic handle, and bats made of sawn and re-glued or laminated pieces of wood.

Questions have been raised about the legality of using a “colored bat” recently. Even though the Major League rule book states that a colored bat may not be used, the Prep and Youth Legion players may use a colored bat, this is effective immediately. Please inform the umpires of this ruling. It has been approved by the State.

 

 



Tuesday, April 30
Jr. Legion Scheduled Released

  2013 AMERICAN JR. LEGION SCHEDULE
           
Sunday  May 19, 2013 Kiski at Murrysville 1:00
Tuesday May 21, 2013 Kiski at Jeannette 6:00
Friday May 24, 2013 Kiski at Greensburg 6:00
Saturday May 25, 2013 Kiski  at Shaler 1:00
Tuesday  May 28, 2013 PT at Kiski 6:00
Friday May 31, 2013 Kiski at PAL 6:00
Saturday  June 1, 2013 Kiski at West Hempfield 11:00
Tuesday June 4, 2013 Jeannette at Kiski 6:00
Monday June 10, 2013 Hempfield East at Kiski 6:00
Saturday June 15, 2013 Kiski at PT 10:00
Sunday June 16, 2013 Murrysville at Kiski 4:00
Monday June 17, 2013 West Hempfield at Kiski 6:00
Saturday June 22, 2013 Kiski at Ligonier 12:00
Sunday June 23, 2013 Shaler at Kiski 1:00
Tuesday June 25, 2013 Greensburg at Kiski 6:00
Thursday June 27, 2013,  PAL at Kiski 6:00
Saturday June 29, 2013 Ligonier at Kiski 12:00
Sunday June 30, 2013 Kiski at Hempfield East 4:00


Sr. Legion Schedule Released

2013 Kiski Sr. Legion Schedule      
             
          Exhibition  
    Opponent H/A Time Y/N  
             
Friday 5/17 Derry A 6:00pm Y  
Saturday 5/18 Murrysville A 2:00pm Y  
Sunday 5/19 Latrobe H 1:00pm Y  
Sunday 5/19 Unity H 5:00pm Y  
Tuesday 5/21 Penn Trafford A 6:00pm Y  
Sunday 5/26 Hempfield East H 3:00pm N  
Tuesday 5/28 Penn Trafford A 6:00pm N  
Thursday 5/30 Jeannette A 6:00pm N  
Friday 5/31 Murrysville H 6:00pm N  
Sunday 6/2 Greensburg H 1:00pm N  
Thursday 6/6 Murrysville A 6:00pm N  
Saturday 6/8 Unity H 5:00pm N  
Wednesday 6/12 Penn Trafford H 6:00pm N  
Friday 6/14 Mt. Pleasant A 6:00pm N  
Saturday 6/15 Yough A 11:00am N  
Sunday 6/16 Derry Pullman 12:00pm N DH
Tuesday 6/18 West Hempfield A 6:00pm N  
Thursday 6/20 Murrysville H 6:00pm N  
Saturday 6/22 Greensburg A 1:00pm N  
Monday 6/24 Latrobe A 6:00pm N  
Sunday 6/30 Latrobe H 1:00pm Y  
Tuesday 7/2 Jeannette H 6:00pm N  
Saturday 7/6 Jeannette A 5:00pm N  


Sunday, April 21
2013 Kiski Valley Jr. Legion Vikings Roster Released

The coaches had some very tough decisions to make this year and all the players did a nice job during the tryouts. 

As Coach Den mentioned even if you were cut, please come back for the fall ball program and keep playing as some of the players cut last year are on the team this year.

Here is the list of the players who made the 2013 team: 

Alworth, Tyler

Beale, Joshua

Brestensky, Justin

Coscarelli, Caddis

Falsetti, Anthony

Flemm, James

Heilman, Braden

Hettich, Tyler

Jones, Derek

Knapp, Tanner

Pastorek, Nathan

Sofaly, Nick

Stearns, Jacob

Stefko, Frankie

Stokes, Zack

Weaver, Jordan

Westendorf, Clay

Wuyscik, Dennis

 

An email will be coming this week with further details of the weeks and season ahead so stay tuned.

Thank you to all the players for your efforts at the tryouts!



Wednesday, April 17
Jr. Legion Tryout - Last Weekend

Here are the new timeslots for hitting this weekend:

The younger guys – 13 and 14 year olds – will hit at the Park on Saturday at 1:00. 

The 15 year olds will hit at 1:00 on Sunday. 

 We understand that there is a jayvee tournament Saturday and believe that most of the JV guys will be free Sunday as opposed to Saturday.



Monday, April 8
Jr. Legion Tryout Time Changes

Due to all of the High School makeup games we are shifting some of the times for the tryouts to later in the day (4PM).

 Here are the new times:

April 13 - Starting at 4PM

April 14 - Starting at 4PM

April 20 - Starting at 1PM

April 21 - Starting at 1PM

 All tryouts are held at the Legion field located in Laube Park in Freeport. 

 

See you at the field!! 



Tuesday, April 9
Sr. Legion Tryout Dates Announced

The Senior Legion tryouts will be held:

Saturday (4/20) - 4:00PM

Sunday (4/21) - 4:00PM

Saturday (4/27) - 4:00PM

Sunday (4/28) - 4:00PM

 At the Legion field in Freeport at Laube park.

Contact Coach Dennis Montgomery at 724-882-4667 if there are further questions.



Tuesday, April 9
Senior Legion Schedule Released

Here is the initial schedule for the Kiski Valley Sr. Legion team:

5/17 - Exhibition at Derry - 6PM

5/18 - Exhibition at Murrysville - 2PM

5/19 - Exhibition vs. Latobe - 1PM and Unity - 5PM

5/21 - Exhibition at Penn Trafford - 6PM

5/24 - Opener vs. Lower Burrell - 6PM

5/26 - vs. Hempfield East - 3PM

5/28 - at Penn Trafford - 6PM

5/30 - at Jeannette - 6PM

5/31 - vs. Murrysville - 6PM

6/2 - vs. Greensburg - 1PM

6/6 - at Murrysville - 6PM

6/8 - vs. Unity - 5PM

6/12 - vs. Penn Trafford - 6PM

6/14 - at Mt. Pleasant - 6PM

6/15 - at Yough - 11AM

6/16 - vs. Derry - 1PM

6/18 - at West Hempfield - 6PM

6/20 - vs. Irwin - 6PM

6/22 - at Greensburg - 1PM

6/24 - at Latrobe - 6PM

6/26 - at Lower Burrell - 6PM

6/29 - at Irwin - 1PM

6/30 - Exhibition vs. Latrobe - 1PM

7/2 - vs. Jeannette - 6PM

Playoffs - TBA

 



PlayoffWin
Friday, February 1
Junior Legion Tryout Dates Announced!!

The dates are set and tryouts will be:

April 6, April 7, April 13, April 14, April 20 and April 21 from 1:00-3:00PM at the Legion field located in Laube Park in Freeport. 

It is strongly suggested that you attend all tryout dates but you must attend at least two tryouts to be eligible to make the roster.

Any player ages 13-15 interested in playing in the very competitve Westmoreland County Junior Legion league who is a resident of Burrell, Ford City, Freeport, Kiski, Leechbug, Natrona Heights and the surrounding area are eligible to tryout.

The season will start after the high school season in early May and will run though early July.  A 16-20 game schedule will be played against the other Junior Legion teams located in Shaler, Murrysville, Irwin, West Hempfield, Penn Twp., East Hempfield, Greensburg, Ligonier, Belle Vernon and Jeannette.

Playoffs will start the week of July 4th and will conclude in late July / early August with district / state finals depending on how far the team goes.

If you'd like to tryout or have any questions please contact Dennis Montgomery at 724-882-4667 or John Doyle at 725-727-2518 for further details.

Check back to this site often for further updates as well.

See you on the diamond!!
 



2012-KVJL-Team
Tuesday, July 17
Kiski Valley Jr. Legion's Season Ends in the Semi-Finals

The Kiski Valley Jr. Legion team ran out of gas in the end and was swept by West Hempfield 2 games to 0 in the Semi-finals of the Westmoreland County Jr. Legion playoffs. 

It was a great year for this expansion team as they battled all year long and finished 4th overall.  The future looks bright for Kiski Valley Jr. Legion. 

Great season guys, see you in the fall!!!



PAL-NSPitching
Saturday, July 14
Kiski Valley Jr. Legion Wins Opening Round

Kiski Valley Jr.  Legion advances to the next round in the Westmoreland County Jr. Legion playoffs eliminating Irwin (Police Athletic League) 2 games to 1 in a best of 3 series.

After dropping the opening game at home, Kiski Valley stormed back winning the 2nd game on the road and the final game at home on Friday night.  Noah Shannon pitched 6 strong innings and Mike Fennell closed the game out in the 7th getting out of a bases loaded jam preserving the 5-4 win!!

Kiski Valley now advances to the semi-finals against the #3 seed West Hempfield at their field on Sunday in the next best of three series.  The winner of this round will advance to the Westmoreland county championship game and will receive a birth in the regionals at Punxsutawney as well.

Good luck boys, go Vikings!!



Scoreboard
Tuesday, July 10
Jr. Legion Playoffs Begin

The Kiski Valley Jr. Legion team finished the regular season with a 12-7-1 record after an 0-3 start and earned a 4th seed spot in the playoffs. 

They open round 1 of the playoffs (best of 3 series) against the PAL team from Irwin at home on Wednesday (7/11).  Game two will be played at PAL on Thursday and a game three will be played at home (if needed) on Friday.

It's a new season, good luck boys!!