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McKeesport Past & Present 3-day reunion begins

By Michael Divittorio
Current and former McKeesport residents gathered at the Palisades on Friday to kick off the eighth annual McKeesport Past & Present reunion. The three-day celebration …

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Clairton football team carving own niche

This is not the Clairton football team that had national media outlets gravitating to a summit where Neil C. Brown Stadium stands during a captivating …
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Veteran coach Rocco institutes change at East Allegheny

John Rocco has been a baseball man for a long time. In his 32 seasons as a high school coach, he’s led teams to countless playoff berths, mentored future high-profile athletes and come close to winning a PIAA title. Rocco …
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Elizabeth Forward’s Wylie Field getting a facelift

A landmark playing field in Elizabeth is getting a facelift. Wylie Field, the longtime home of Elizabeth Forward High School baseball games, will sport a …
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McKeesport caps girls summer league season

A regular-season schedule of nine games each for 26 high school teams was just enough to keep the contenders sharp in the McKeesport Girls Basketball Summer League. The intensity picked up in the playoffs. Norwin defeated WPIAL Class AAAA champion …
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Norwin swimming coach wins Helen Keller Award

When Hunter McGowan tried out for the Norwin swimming team in 2009, coach Neil Rushnock didn’t know for sure how the legally blind and legally deaf freshman would respond to his instruction. The work the two did together over the …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: Steel Valley’s Brandon Donovan, Serra Catholic’s Hannah Pitchford

Brandon Donovan School: Steel Valley Class: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Donovan tossed a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts and also homered and had four …
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Daily News spotlight athletes: Elizabeth Forward’s Luke Padezan, South Allegheny’s Julia Giannandrea

Luke Padezan School: Elizabeth Forward Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Padezan pitched a six-inning complete game, racking up nine strikeouts last week in …
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Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts eager to see the left-hander with a nationally renowned scoreless streak. They usually left satisfied. McKay …
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TJ’s multi-sport athlete works hard to remain healthy

Jake Benack maintains a busy, active lifestyle. Benack, a senior at Thomas Jefferson in 2013-14, was a four-year varsity letterman in golf and three-year letterman …
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West Mifflin’s Flore earns 1st-team all-state honors

Paige Flore is at it again. The Slippery Rock recruit from West Mifflin who was the Daily News Softball Player of the Year in 2014 …
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