Evans hired

Justin Evans has been added to Riverhounds Development Academy’s coaching staff for the 2019-20 campaign. A founding member of the RDA in 2007, he will coach the 2005 boys.

“We are delighted to welcome Justin back to the club,” Academy Director Scott Gibson said. “Justin was part of the group that helped launch the Riverhounds Academy and is back where he belongs. In addition to leading the U-15 (2005) RDA Boys, he will be integral in areas of growth and new program initiatives. This is an excellent hire for the Academy, and we can’t wait to have him back on the staff.”

Evans has a decorated tenure with the Riverhounds Soccer Club. In 1999, the organization selected him as its first player in an expansion draft. The midfielder appeared in 101 games and scored 50 career points with the club.

After his playing career, the Peters Township High School graduate moved into the professional coaching ranks. From 2010-14, he coached the Hounds. His 112 all-competition matches at the helm rank as the most in club history.

“The timing is right, and I am super excited to be back,” Evans said. “I am really looking forward to working with everyone involved in the organization, the coaching staff and the young players to help continue to grow the highly successful Riverhounds Academy.”

Water polo

The South Hills Water Polo Clinic will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Mt. Lebanon High School indoor pool. The fee to participate is $5. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool and tread water for two minutes.

Visit www.mlacswimming.com or www.active.com/mt-lebanon-pa/water-sports/swimming-registrations/south-hills-water-polo-clinic-2019 to register.

Bruno honored

For the first time in her career, Emma Bruno of Bethel Park has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

The Baldwin Wallace University senior goalkeeper led the Yellow Jackets to a perfect 2-0 opening week of the season with wins over non-conference opponents Kenyon College and Nazareth (N.Y.) College. In addition to the two victories, Bruno held her opponents scoreless in 180 minutes of action, earning her 13th and 14th career shutouts. She also played an integral role in BW’s claiming of the Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament Championship this past weekend.

In a 2-0 win over Kenyon, Bruno stopped all four shots she faced. She followed up that performance by making one save in the championship game against Nazareth (N.Y.) for her second consecutive shutout.

Hockey school

Registration is being accepted on line www.mtlebanon.org or at the ice center for the Mt. Lebanon Hockey School. Classes start Sept. 12.

Times are 7-7:40 p.m. for Level 1-2 and 7:40-8:20 for Levels 3, 4 and 5. Ages 4-12 are eligible.

The hockey school enables players with all ability levels to participate and learn the skills of the game in a progressive atmosphere without pressure. PSA skating professionals and certified USA Hockey instructors will run the classes. The fee is $119 per skater.

For more details, call 412-561-4363.

Development league

Registration is being accepted online at www.mtlebanon.org or at the ice center for Mt. Lebanon Developmental Hockey League. Fee is $119 per skater.

Ages 5-8 play 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. Fridays. Ages 9-12 play from 8 to 9 p.m. Fridays.

Full equipment is required for the “no-check” league. Equal ice time is guaranteed. To insure balanced teams, registration is on an individual basis, and players are asked to rate themselves.

For more details, call 412-561-4363.

Fabus run

The Joey Fabus Superhero Run Over DIPG 5K race will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at Bethel Park High School. Fee is $25 for the 3.1-mile run. Fee is $35 to enter the race.

Proceeds benefit the Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc.

Visit runsignup.com/Race/PA/BethelPark/JoeyFabusRace to register.

Contact jonna.burke52@gmail.com regarding further race details. Visit joeyfabus.com to make a donation to the Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Almanac Sports Editor

An award-winning journalist, Eleanor Bailey has been employed by Observer Publishing Company since 1982. She is the sports editor at The Almanac and a contributor for the Observer-Reporter.

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