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Sparked by members of Knoch’s PIAA title team, Saxonburg Legion squad continues success

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Validation never was an issue, but the Saxonburg Legion baseball team admitted to feeling a tinge of pressure to win a championship after eight of its players did so during the spring season with Knoch. Besides, raising trophies looked like so ...

Armstrong Youth Legion prepared to begin state tournament

By Jerin Steele
After a five-year hiatus, the Armstrong Junior Legion baseball team picked up where it left off. The newly revived program is back in the Pennsylvania Youth American Legion State Championship Tournament, just like it was in 2009. “I guess that means ...

Like father, like son

By Jeff Oliver
When Mike Bright was a senior at Monessen High School in 1988, he helped lead the Greyhounds to their first-ever PIAA basketball championship. Even though at ...

Franklin Regional grad Novak carries Excelloy to summer league title

By Dave Mackall
One man simultaneously handles the scorebook and clock. Players wear mismatched shirts and shorts. Even the referees don’t dress alike. The asphalt court is cracked. The rims rattle. Fouls are a luxury. Welcome to summer league-style basketball. With a court full ...

Pair of former champs win Liberty Mile in record time

By Karen Price
Neither Jordan McNamara nor Heather Kampf are from Pittsburgh, but after four years of running in the Liberty Mile road race downtown, they have come ...

Mitch’s Bail Bonds claims FCBL crown

By Jason Black
Throughout the course of the regular season, Mitch’s Bail Bonds relied on the strong arms of Brian Fisher and Tyler Delval to rack up victories ...

West Point Major 11s fall short in opener

By Staff Reports
Host West Point got off to a slow start in its bid for a state softball title in the Major 11 division Friday. The local ...

Handful of swimmers to test will in Three Rivers Marathon

By Bob Cohn
Five swimmers will compete Saturday in the second City of Steel 30K Three Rivers Marathon Swim. Race director Darren Miller said he is hoping for more next year and beyond. “The plan is to open it up to the world,” Miller ...

Annual 1-mile race returns to Downtown Pittsburgh

By Karen Price
When most people think of what can be accomplished in 4 minutes, running a mile isn’t on the list of possibilities. On Friday, however, a dozen men capable of running a mile in 4 minutes or under will line up on ...

Memories of Steelers fan from Beaver Falls go beyond simple recall

By Bob Cohn
Bob Petrella is no novelty act. He can’t remember everything. On the other hand, his power of recall exceeds the scope of nearly every other ...

Elizabeth Forward throwers to compete at Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games

By Karen Kadilak
Salvadore “Ricky” Cialone of Bunola will participate in the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games track and field competition Aug. 3-8 in Norfolk, Va., with an eye toward the future. Cialone, 15, hopes just to crack the top five in the ...

South Park tops Clancy’s Pub to seal berth in DNL semifinals

By Kevin Lohman
A relentless offensive performance powered third-seeded South Park to a 13-3 victory over Clancy’s Pub in the deciding game of their best-of-three Daily News League quarterfinals series Thursday. After winning the first game of the series by 10 runs and dropping ...

Bubble soccer bounces its way into Western Pa. sports venues

By Matthew Zabierek
And you thought kids already grew up in a bubble. Now, they’re literally exercising in one. Bubble soccer — or, as Cannonsburg’s Iceoplex Sports Complex ...

West Point Juniors again reach state tourney

By Ed Phillipps
When summertime rolls around, there never is a shortage of activities for teenagers’ attention. Weeks at the beach, days at the park and afternoons spent playing ...

Mitch’s Bail Bonds wins Game 1 of FCBL finals

By Jason Black
The Fayette County Baseball League’s championship series is a short best-of-three affair, which meant that Thursday’s Game 1 between Mitch’s Bail Bonds and visiting Mill ...

Athletes from Greensburg YMCA competing at USA Track & Field nationals

By Karen Kadilak
A boy and a girl from the Greensburg YMCA hope to earn gold medals at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic championships in ...