Thursday, May 23, 2013
Gray has held sports youth programs and events in the area for more than 15 years.
A new indoor sports complex is in the works for the intersection of Franklin and Warrendale roads in Pine Township near the border with Cranberry. Glenn and Carol Foglio are partnering up with Dave Gray, better known in the area as “Coach Dave,” on the project, which will offer children and adults the opportunity to play a variety of sports, including basketball, flag football, volleyball and more. There also are plans to add a concession stand as host wellness and nutritional seminars for the community. “But what were really want to do is get kids playing,” Gray said. A McCandless resident, Gray has been holding youth sports programs and events in the area since 1996. The outdoor sports camps, which can attract up to 200 participants from…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Today, the Penguins need nine more postseason wins in order to raise the cup, including two more against their second-round opponent—the Ottawa Senators. Second-Round Schedule Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (2OT) (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - Time TBD (if necessary…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Click on the video to watch Bilka set a PSU Behrend record with a 16' 6.75" vault at Allegheny College.
Dylan Bilka, a 2011 Seneca Valley graduate, recently cleared a 16' 7.75" (5.04 meters) in the pole vault, setting a new outdoor record at Penn State University Behrend. This qualifies Bilka for the regional championships in the East Coast Athletic Conference in Springfield, Mass this weekend and for NCAA Div III Nationals in Madison, Wisc. next weekend. Bilka is currently ranked nationally among all collegiate Division III pole vaulters. Click the video to watch Bilka's record-breaking pole vault.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The eight-week program will run throughout the summer.
Here’s a program that’s sure to be a slam dunk. Cranberry Township, which has offered men's open gym basketball for years at its municipal center, is stepping up its game this spring. A Cranberry basketball League, including at least six teams with as many as 10 players on each team, is now being formed. All players must be 18 or older. League play will be held in the Cranberry Municipal Center gymnasium every Monday evening from 7 to 11 p.m, with four game slots each evening. The program plan, which runs for eight weeks June 3 through July 22, includes regular season games, playoffs and championship games. Certified referees have been lined up to officiate at games as needed. Registration for the men's basketball league is $250 per team…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The high school baseball post season begins with a WPIAL playoff game Wednesday.
The outlook appears good for the Raiders. When it comes to the top seeds in the WPIAL Class AAAA baseball playoffs, Seneca Valley is ranked first, North Allegheny second, Hempfield third and Pine-Richland fourth. Out of the four, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette predicts that Seneca Valley will be the winner as the Raiders are the two-time defending champions and have seven players who were regulars on last year's team, playoff experience that is very helpful. Since the WPIAL started crowning champions in 1914, the P-G reports only two teams have won three in a row so the odds are stacked against SV. The newspaper also notes that North Allegheny finished second to Seneca Valley in Section 1 and is good enough to win it all. But North Allegheny…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Fans are also encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of the dance contest.
Allegheny County will host a rally in celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. The event will take place at noon on Tuesday, May 14, in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse located at 436 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh. WDVE’s Val Porter will emcee the rally, which will feature the following five contests for Penguins fans: Winners of the costume, cheer, banner/sign and dance contests will be determined by audience vote. Prizes include rounds of golf for four at a county golf course, day passes to a county pool, Penguins shirts and rally towels. Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Game 4 was on Long Island on Tuesday night. See how media and fans are covering and reacting to the series.
Monday, May 6, 2013
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
A former North Allegheny football player, Kyle Chase Johnson, 23, died while running the Pittsburgh half-marathon Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported. "Kyle was an outstanding young man," said Bob Bozzuto, North Allegheny's Athletic Director. "While attending North Allegheny, he was an outstanding, dedicated student athlete." Johnson graduated from Penn State University one year ago today and had moved into an downtown Pittsburgh apartment with a long-time friend just a few weeks ago, the paper reported. Mr. Johnson's mother, Mary Beth Deal, said Mr. Johnson was "on top of the world" after getting an accounting job at Deloitte & Touche. "He was a wonderful, wonderful son," she told the Post-Gazette. "He loved to read, he was smart…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Among celebration, a family mourns the death of a 23-year-old man during the half marathon.
Nearly 23,000 people participated in the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday under a clear sky. James Kirwa of Kenya defended his full marathon title in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 37 seconds. “I flew in last night from Nairobi, but I thought that I could win since I knew the course and training had been going well,” said Kirwa. “I cramped a bit at the end, and maybe next year I will come back to try for the 2:10 event record.” American Mary Akor of Hawthorne, CA won the women’s 26.2 mile race in 2:37:35. In the half marathon, Kenyans Julius Kogo and Risper Gesabwa took the 13.1 mile titles in 1:02:32 and 1:13:16 respectively, with Kogo setting a course record. Click here for complete results and add your marathon photos and videos to the slideshow …
As we begin May, let's take a look back at last month's 10 most read stories on Cranberry Patch.
As we begin May, let's take a look back at last month's 10 most read stories on Cranberry Patch. 1. Police Looking for Info After Man Claiming to Have Bomb Attempts to Rob Cranberry Drug Store 2. One Dead, 10 injured After Train Hits Butler County BART Bus in Evans City 3. Pharmacy Holdup Update: Cranberry Police Arrest Man Who Claimed to be Carrying Bomb 4. Cranberry Police Searching for Armed Suspect in BP Gas Station Robbery 5. What’s Under Construction in Cranberry in April? 6. Update: Wreckage Cleared After Tractor Trailer Accident Snarls Traffic on I-79 7. Now Open: Juniper Grill Brings “Cowboy Cuisine” to Cranberry 8. Nearby: Valencia Woman Killed in Route 8 Motorcycle Accident 9. Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Cranberry 10. Just …