Monday, May 20, 2013
The Indians will take on Pine-Richland.
The Peters Township girls' lacrosse team is two games away from defending its WPIAL title, but the players are focusing on one game at a time. Next up is Pine-Richland at 6 p.m. Tuesday at North Hills. The Indians overwhelmed Sewickley Academy 20-8 on Friday. Hannah Wilcox scored her 200th career goal and AllisonHurley notched No. 100, according to the Observer-Reporter. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Peters will face North Allegheny in the WPIAL playoff.
Peters Township High School's softball team advanced to the WPIAL semifinals Monday night, defeating Latrobe 1-0. The No. 7-seeded Indians will face North Allegheny on Wednesday. Peters' head coach Bob Bowers called the game a pitchers' battle in the Tribune Review, giving credit to Kellyn Perich who struck out 11. The only run of the game, according to the newspaper, came in the top of the first inning. Hannah Berardino scored when Carly Konopka singled to center field.
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Today, the Penguins need nine more postseason wins in order to raise the cup, including two more against their second-round opponent—the Ottawa Senators. Second-Round Schedule Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (2OT) (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - Time TBD (if necessary…
Friday, May 17, 2013
John Hlavinka was a three year letterman for the Peters Township High School baseball team.
Penn State Behrend ballball player John Hlavinka has been named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Newcomer of the Year. Hlavinka, a Peters Township High School graduate and three-year letterman with the high school's baseball team, was also named to the AMCC's All-Conference Second Team as an outfielder. The freshman made an immediate impact. Hlavinka was third on the team with a .347 batting average. He recorded 43 hits, 31 walks, 17 RBIs and nine doubles in his first season while starting in 38 games. In addition, he was awarded Academic All-Conference honors by the AMCC. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Share your congratulations with John in the comments below.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The next WPIAL playoff game for the Indians is Monday.
After having a rough time at the mound, Peters Township pitcher Carly Kolopka hit a game-ending grand slam Tuesday to lift her team to an 8-4 victory against Pine-Richalnd High School in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA softball playoffs, according to the Tribune Review. The win send the No. 7 seed to the quarterfinals for the fourth year in a row, according to the Post-Gazette. The game will be played against Latrobe on Monday, May 20, at a time and place still to be determined.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Fans are also encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of the dance contest.
Allegheny County will host a rally in celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. The event will take place at noon on Tuesday, May 14, in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse located at 436 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh. WDVE’s Val Porter will emcee the rally, which will feature the following five contests for Penguins fans: Winners of the costume, cheer, banner/sign and dance contests will be determined by audience vote. Prizes include rounds of golf for four at a county golf course, day passes to a county pool, Penguins shirts and rally towels. Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Register now for the six-week clinic.
The Peters Twp Hockey Club is holding its 5th annual summer ice hockey clinic at Bethel Park Blade Runners. The clinic will run for six weeks and will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Sessions will be held every Wednesday, and led by USA Hockey-certified coaches. The session are geared for beginners to advanced—for kids in pre-school through middle school. Organizers not that full equipment is required, and that spots are first-come, first serve. Interested? For registration information, visit www.petershockey.org or email email@example.com. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Game 4 was on Long Island on Tuesday night. See how media and fans are covering and reacting to the series.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Among celebration, a family mourns the death of a 23-year-old man during the half marathon.
Nearly 23,000 people participated in the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday under a clear sky. James Kirwa of Kenya defended his full marathon title in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 37 seconds. “I flew in last night from Nairobi, but I thought that I could win since I knew the course and training had been going well,” said Kirwa. “I cramped a bit at the end, and maybe next year I will come back to try for the 2:10 event record.” American Mary Akor of Hawthorne, CA won the women’s 26.2 mile race in 2:37:35. In the half marathon, Kenyans Julius Kogo and Risper Gesabwa took the 13.1 mile titles in 1:02:32 and 1:13:16 respectively, with Kogo setting a course record. Click here for complete results and add your marathon photos and videos to the slideshow …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here's what you need to know to help!
This May, your help is wanted to make a big difference. The May Giving Day project will be a monetary collection to help build a playground at Casey's Clubhouse Miracle Field in Upper St. Clair. The miracle field is a wheelchair-accessible baseball diamond that allows kids with special needs to join a team and participate fully. Former major league baseball player Sean Casey is leading the effort to build the playground near the miracle field. The playground will be a unique play space for all children in the South Hills. The team encourages students in Peters Township School District to perform a chore, donate their allowance, or earn a dollar to help build this special playground. The two classrooms that raise the most money will earn …