Saturday, May 18, 2013
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. Now, the Penguins need 12 more postseason wins this year in order to raise the cup, including four 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 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (if necessary) (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - …
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 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Devin Young plays volleyball for No. 1-seeded Brigham Young University.
A former Peters Township High School volleyball player finds himself in the national spotlight. Devin Young, a 2007 PTHS graduate, is the starting middle blocker for the Brigham Young University's men's volleyball team—the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. BYU will take on No. 4 Penn State 11 p.m. Thursday in the tournament's Final Four and will be live streamed on NCAA.com. The championship match is 9 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to air on ESPNU. Young was a three-year letterman and senior class valedictorian at PTHS. He had no intention of playing volleyball at BYU, but the day before classes began his freshman year, Young was spotted at a volleyball tournament and encouraged to try out for the team, according to the Observer-Reporter…
Fans from Peters Township are invited to the 'Annihilate the Islanders Rally' in downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County officials are planning an "Annihilate the Islanders Rally" before the Pittsburgh Penguins' first playoff game Wednesday, May 1. The rally begins at noon in the Allegheny Courthouse courtyard and includes giveaways from the Penguins and Turner's Dairy and an appearance from Iceburgh. Val Porter from WDVE will host the event and the Kardasz Brothers will perform live music. The best-of-seven playoff series against the New York Islanders begins at 7:30 p.m. at Consol Energy Center. The Pens won the regular-season series with the Islanders, 4-1. Share your Penguins pride. Upload photos of your Pens gear in the media box above. How do you think the Pens will do in the playoffs this year? Tell us in the comments below. Like …