When basketball practices resumed across Pennsylvania Jan. 4, there was plenty of huffing and puffing during workouts because of the three-week shutdown ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf and the departments of health and education.
Olivia Westphal felt more than welcome at Duquesne University. The Bethel Park High School senior guard felt wanted. So she committed to play her college basketball for the Dukes.
Charley Rossi played the trumpet and French horn at South Fayette High School because his mother said learning a musical instrument would improve his SAT scores. The senior also read many of the classics because his mom believed it would help with his college entry exams.
Pitt is it for Aislin Malcolm because the Chartiers Valley High School junior is the embodiment of Pittsburgh. The 5-11 forward recently committed to the university where she will play basketball for the Panthers.
- Virtual meeting scheduled regarding Peters Township intersection
- New Peters Township High School almost ready for students
- Thanks in part to grant money, Bethel Park plans recreational upgrades
- South Fayette student selected as All-National Honors Ensemble vocalist
- Peters Township patiently working toward success
- Mt. Lebanon commissioners continue work on resolving parking issues
- Upper St. Clair off to 3-0 start
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League and Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League delivered some holiday cheer to their constituents to allow for competition when the suspension from scholastic athletics is anticipated to be lifted Jan. 4.
When Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration enacted measures to once again mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, scholastic sports teams adopted a wait-and-see attitude until Jan. 4 when sanctions are expected to be lifted.
2020 started ominously with the death of former NBA commissioner David Stern Jan. 1 before Lakers great Kobe Bryant was killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Southern California along with his daughter and five other passengers.
The Upper St. Clair girls basketball team is back in the gym and preparing for its opener Dec. 15 at North Allegheny following a brief hiatus because of coronavirus concerns.
Coaches constantly instruct their players to keep their mind in the game. It’s possible that may not be stressed anywhere more than inside the South Fayette gymnasium where the boys basketball team practices.
When Healthtrax closed permanently in May of 2019, it created a chasm so deep for Raj Jadhav that the 52-year-old McMurray man bought the gym space with two other investors.
Even though Seton LaSalle experienced back-to-back losing seasons, Mauro Monz of South Fayette views the task as his alma mater’s latest head football coach as that of reviving rather than rebuilding the program.
Reagan Milliken excels enough in softball and basketball for Bethel Park to have accumulated a number of memorable moments. Her proudest achievement, however, has not occurred on the field or the court.
The school board voted 7-2 in favor of a plan for winter sports season that includes extensive precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19.
For the second straight season, the Peters Township football team came up short of winning a WPIAL title, falling to Pine-Richland 35-0 in the Class 5A championship game played Nov. 14 at at Wright Field on the campus of North Allegheny High School.
Peters Township’s path to a second straight appearance in a WPIAL championship football game involved a dramatic comeback victory spearheaded by several of its premier players.
Days after the disappointment and dejection of having lost a WPIAL championship, the Peters Township boy’s soccer team had every reason to be ecstatic and enthusiastic about its accomplishments in 2020 and its prospects for an equally productive future.
FOX CHAPEL – For the third time this season, Pine-Richland and Peters Township tangled in field hockey and the results remained the same.
MCKEESPORT – Jake Borgesi and Lauren Iagnemma crossed the finish line during the WPIAL Class AAA Cross Country Championships in very different conditions Friday but the South Fayette runners both managed the same result. Each qualified for the PIAA Championships set for Nov. 7 in Hershey.