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Donora man acquitted of trying to kill rival

By Rich Cholodofsky
After 90 minutes of deliberations, a Westmoreland County jury on Wednesday acquitted a Donora man of trying to kill his romantic rival in a Monessen bar. The jury found Calvin Goggins, 62, guilty of lesser charges of reckless endangerment and …

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WPIAL diamond all-stars compete

The Class AAA all-stars and the Class AA squad came up winners Sunday in the 11th annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association doubleheader at Butler’s Kelly Automotive Park. Class AAA 4, Class AAAA 3 — A two-run single by Belle Vernon’s …
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Bentworth again turns to Skiles to head football program

For the third time in 33 years, Bentworth School Board has hired alumnus Ron Skiles as its head varsity football coach. The 70-year-old Skiles’ first head coaching stint with the Bearcats was from 1981-88. He compiled a 53-26 record 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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Senior stars set for BeeGraphix clash

A local contingent of senior high school football players will get something they craved in late November and December. Just one more game. Fifteen local …
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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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Greensburg Salem’s Claire Oberdorf named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Claire oberdorf greensburg salem, junior, shortstop Last year it was older sister Jayne, who’s now at Marist College in New York. …
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Copeman looks to lead boys basketball resurgence at Yough

Yough basketball fans wondering when the Cougars might return to the glory days of Ben McCauley will have to settle for Casey Copeman for now. “Hey, we won a section title in 1996 when I played,” Copeman said. It was …
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