Pine-Richland Sports

HSFB preview by position: Big offers for top defensive linemen

In a region fought over by Pitt and Penn State, the Fighting Irish have made themselves at home. Notre Dame has verbal commitments from four ...

Raised in cradle of quarterbacks, Pine-Richland's Jurkovec follows Western Pa. legends as next star

With teammates lurking in the hallway like paparazzi peeking through a weight-room window, pretending to snap photos with their smartphones, Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec just smiled ...

Six-classification football has arrived, causing major waves in the WPIAL

The landscape of Pennsylvania prep football has changed irrevocably, with the days of four classifications in the rear-view mirror. Gone are long-standing rivalries between neighboring schools, ...

WPIAL Class 6A breakdown: New Class 6A shakes out with lopsided balance of power

When the WPIAL aligned its Class 6A football teams, the steering committee was asked to divide 14 widely scattered schools into two conferences. How well they ...

Pine-Richland looks to rebound after graduation loss

In his head, coach Eric Kasperowicz quickly counted Pine-Richland's returning starters. Three holdovers on offense. Only three on defense, too. Regardless, Kasperowicz isn't troubled. The Rams ...

Pine-Richland, Neshannock tight ends commit to Pitt

A pair of WPIAL tight ends verbally committed to Pitt on Thursday, the Panthers' first recruits at the position for the Class of 2017. Pine-Richland senior ...

HSFB preview by position: Tight ends more than just blockers

In the WPIAL, many tight ends are more than just big bodies. Consider Franklin Regional's Simon Behr and Knoch's Mac Christy. Behr is 6-foot-4, ...

Gorman: Pine-Richland has big target at tight end

At 6-foot-7, 258 pounds, Grant Carrigan makes an immediate impression. What impressed Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz was Carrigan's willingness to work. "Grant works for everything ...

Pine-Richland to face two-time Ohio champion in ESPN-televised game

ESPN has been televising high school football games nationwide on an annual basis since 2005. Since then, WPIAL programs such as Jeannette, Hopewell, Central Valley ...

HSFB preview by position: QB rivalry moves to Class 6A 

Two of the WPIAL's better quarterbacks, Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec and Central Catholic's Troy Fisher, will share the field again when their teams meet in Week ...

Pine-Richland's Baxter to wrestle at Maryland

On the heels of a prosperous junior season that saw him earn his 100th career victory as well as a second-place finish in the WPIAL ...

Pine-Richland field hockey summer league bridges past, future

For seven straight weeks this summer, the past, present and future of the Pine-Richland field hockey program are congregating at their high school field to ...

Pine-Richland graduate Reiling recognized as Positive Athlete

More then 1,000 athletes from 150 schools in Western Pennsylvania were nominated this year for the C. Harper Positive Athlete awards. The distinction honors athletes ...

Pine-Richland's Kelly ends pole vaulting career with strong PIAA showing

After failing to clear the bar in last year's WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships, Pine-Richland's David Kelly entered this season determined to pole ...

Pine-Richland lacrosse teams find postseason success

While the boys and girls lacrosse programs at Pine-Richland have enjoyed success in the past, the 2016 season has provided both with an opportunity to ...

Pine-Richland softball makes 8-game improvement over last season

From last season to this one, the Pine-Richland softball team increased its overall win total by eight games. The Rams' jump from a three-win season ...

Gorman: Jurkovec can focus on football

Now that Phil Jurkovec has made his college choice, committing to Notre Dame on Monday, the Pine-Richland quarterback can focus on the finer points of ...

Gorman: National spotlight on Pine-Richland football

Say this about Eric Kasperowicz: The Pine-Richland football coach sure knows how to keep a secret. Kasperowicz has known for weeks where his star sophomore ...

Pine-Richland rower to take talents to Hobart College in fall

Pine-Richland senior Alex Engel has shown vast improvement on the Three Rivers Junior Rowing team and will continue his career on one of the top ...

Pine-Richland's Jurkovec commits to Notre Dame

Phil Jurkovec tried to keep an open mind during the recruiting process, but once he received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame, he knew that's ...

Pine-Richland girls 400-meter relay team hits high gear

It's not surprising the 400-meter girls relay team for Pine-Richland is one of the better units in Class AAA this season. Last year's group finished ...

Gorman: Alabama scouring WPIAL for recruits

For a school with only one WPIAL product on its roster, Alabama sure has been spending a lot of time in Western Pennsylvania lately. The ...

Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL baseball playoffs

Defending champion Central Catholic The favorite The only undefeated team in Quad-A, Plum (19-0) is on a historic run. The Mustangs had no problem running ...

Pine-Richland tennis gears up for match with Fox Chapel

The Pine-Richland boys tennis team was scheduled to take on Fox Chapel on Monday during the WPIAL Class AAA championships. Regardless of the outcome, the Rams ...

Pine-Richland pitching staff carries Rams to 3rd straight Section 1 title

Curses tend to be a taboo subject within baseball circles, save for Pine-Richland baseball's pitching staff. "The Curse" is its nickname and has been ...


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