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Cutrell falters late, but maintains lead at Pa. Amateur

By Paul Schofield 7:48 p.m.
Greensburg’s Arnie Cutrell shot an even-par 71 on Tuesday to grab a two-shot lead after two rounds in the Pennsylvania Golf Association Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club. Cutrell, who stood at 5-under with five holes left in the second round, is at 2-under 140 heading into Wednesday’s final round. …

Duncan Financial Group Summer Basketball League, DNL postponed

By Dave Mackall 7:45 p.m.
The Duncan Financial Group Summer League basketball playoffs were called off for a second night on Tuesday, but rain wasn’t the reason this time. “Same times Wednesday,” league director Mike Gaffney said. “We should have good weather.” Unlike on Sunday, …

West Mifflin Legion wins state tournament opener in Boyertown

By Bradley Schlegel 5:15 p.m.
BOYERTOWN — Derek Morrison says the West Mifflin American Legion baseball team came to the state tournament looking for another challenge. “We’ve conquered every test so far this season,” Morrison said. “We’ve exceeded our expectations, and we expect to continue …

Norwin PAL Junior Legion vies for trip to state tournament

By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin PAL Junior Legion team achieved one bit of history in its first three games at the Pennsylvania West Regional Tournament, but the squad …

Rain postpones Monday’s Fayette County Baseball League playoff games

By Jason Black 7:09 p.m.
The Fayette County Baseball League playoffs opened Sunday but took an unexpected break Monday as both semifinal series were rained out. Third-seeded Mill Run leads its best-of-five series with second-seeded New York Pizza, 1-0, while fourth-seeded Dunbar trails top-seeded Carmichaels …

Undefeated West Mifflin set to open American Legion state tournament

By Ed Phillipps 7:09 p.m.
The word is out regarding the West Mifflin American Legion baseball team heading into the state tournament. While en route to Boyertown ahead of Tuesday’s …

Allegheny Township weightlifter overcomes odds

By Alex Novickoff
Allegheny Township weightlifter Larry Shaffer has a personalized license plate on his car that reads “W8-LFTER.” But maybe “PRE-VAIL” would be more fitting. Shaffer, 60, …

McKeesport roundup: Duncan Financial Group Summer League finals set for Tuesday

By Dave Mackall 7:05 p.m.
If the weather cooperates, the Duncan Financial Group Summer League will crown a men’s basketball champion on Tuesday night. The Irwin-based outdoor league postponed its semifinals round on Sunday night because of rain and rescheduled them, along with the title …

Hargrove’s wild ride ends atop 1st-round leaderboard at Amateur Championship

By Paul Schofield
Nelson Hargrove had an unusual first round Monday at the 101st Pennsylvania Golf Association Amateur Championship on Monday at Oakmont Country Club. It was like a thrill ride at Kennywood that featured a lot ups and downs and twists and …

Greensburg roundup: West Point Junior softball wins state title

By Staff Reports
West Point Junior Softball All-Stars captured a fifth consecutive Pennsylvania State Little League title, their eighth overall, Monday by defeating DuBois, 6-0, at Berwyn. West Point heads to New Haven, Conn. for the East Regional on Saturday. Pitcher Morgan Ryan …

Ice Miners to hold tryout camp this week

By Jason Black
A lot will be at stake for young hockey players taking part in the Keystone Ice Miners’ main tryout camp, which will be held Wednesday through Sunday at the Ice Mine in Leisenring. The Ice Miners are a Tier II …

Local golf notebook: Fox Chapel graduate to play in Junior PGA event

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Pat Sheerer goes by the nickname “Patches.” He agrees that he’s played well — OK, make that exceptional — in patches this summer. If nothing …

DNL playoffs set to begin amid parity among contenders

By Ed Phillipps
After rolling to a 19-2 regular season record and the top spot in the McKeesport Daily News League baseball playoffs, South Park seems like the …

Daily Courier roundup: Mill Run wins FCBL playoff opener

By Staff Reports
Blake Raukin hit a two-run homer and was the winning pitcher as Warwick Township defeated Mt. Pleasant, 13-3, in five innings in the 10- and 11-year-old Little League All-Star state tournament at Dillsburg on Saturday. Clay Nehring and Owen Petrich …

Plum native Fratangelo proves resilient as tennis pro

By Bill West
During the first few days of July, with his 21st birthday about two weeks away, Bjorn Fratangelo worried about the condition of his gifts. He …

U.S. tops World team in Freeport Invitational final

By George Guido
After a week of sunshine and gentle breezes from the Allegheny River, a sudden thunderstorm delayed the start of the U.S.-World game, the final event …