Monday, April 29, 2013
Baseball Systems founder, and former pro ball player, Bryan Warner will lead the camp.
For one week this summer in Cranberry, baseball will be more than just a game—it will become a vehicle for teaching lifelong values, as well as lessons about the sport. The Cranberry Parks and Recreation Department will hold the All Skills Baseball Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 15 June 24 through June 28. Led by Bryan Warner, the founder of Baseball Systems, the camp combines the practical skills of baseball—warm-ups, base running, field drills, position throwing, hitting—with a curriculum of life lessons designed to help players develop leadership and life skills to aide their personal growth on and off the field. Among those skills are setting a mission, goal setting, courage to care and personal balance. A Cranberry resident and …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The team went 3-0-1.
The Stars United U9 girls team, which is based in Cranberry, won the 2013 Nike Challenge Cup last weekend in Dublin, Ohio. The team went 3-0-1, outscoring their opponents by a combined 13-6. Each player on the team contributed to the teams Championship run. Team members include Jessica Bickart, Julia Balla, Lauren Balla, Meadow Barry, Emma Davis, Keira Hildum, Kelly Koegler, Emma Maloberti, Jessica Mihalik, Jordan Radzyminski, Alexa Spano and Liv Senff. The assistant coach is Rachel Sebbens and Tyler Solis is head coach. Information and photo submitted by T.J. Barry. Have news you'd like to share with Patch readers? Email Editor Jessica Sinichak at email@example.com or visit our Pics & Clips Gallery. Like Us on Facebook | Follow…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The 6-foot-5 senior guard at Seneca Valley literally brings the game to a halt.
A Seneca Valley basketball player has something in common with basketball greats like Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan. On Saturday night, Easton Bazzoli threw down a dunk during an all-star game that crumbled the backboard to pieces, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "Everybody said it's pretty awesome," Bazzoli told the Post-Gazette. "I thought it was pretty cool. It's not something a lot of people have done." The dunk happened during the Roundball Classic at Geneva College. With about a minute left in the Class AAAA vs. AAA game, the P-G reports that Bazzoli took a pass from New Castle's Antonio Rudolph and dunked the ball. The backboard shattered, the rim came down and the fourth and final game had to be stopped, or as the …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The youths participate in a prestigious tournament overseas.
Saturday, April 13
Members of the Stars United U15 Boys soccer team, which is based in Cranberry, travelled to Barcelona, Spain for 10 days to train and participate in one of the most prestigious youth soccer tournaments in the world, the MIC '13. The boys faced opponents from Brazil, Norway, Japan and Spain, including the U16 youth academy of professional RCD Espanyol Barcelona. Their trip ended with a 2-2-3 record. Robert Morris University graduate David Oertli of Lazz Sports in Barcelona organized the trip overseas for Stars United players. Parents and players had the experience of a lifetime visiting Montserrat, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, Lloret de Mar, Casa Torres winery and all the sights of Barcelona. They finished their trip off with a professional…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Raiders beat the Shaler Titans for the win.
Wednesday, April 10
The Seneca Valley Junior Varsity Hockey team has earned the right to be called champions after battling the Shaler Titans March 25 for the PIHL title. The Raiders won the game by a score of 2-1. Connor Williams and Tyler Leake scored the winning goals while goalie Alyssa Peterson ensured the team’s victory with numerous saves. “Every player persevered and showed determination to win, despite the challenges of being short handed throughout the game,” said Marci Williams. Congratulations to the Seneca Valley Junior Varsity Hockey team and their coaches, Trevor Kulhman and Shane Archey! Information and photos submitted by Marci Williams. Have news you'd like to share with Patch readers? Email Editor Jessica Sinichak at jessica.sinichak@patch.…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The third annual Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathon and Trail Race is this weekend.
Racers from all over the country and Canada will put their endurance to the test this weekend in the Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathon and Trail Race. Nearly 300 runners from 12 states and several Canadian provinces are expected to converge on Moraine State Park on Saturday, April 13 to compete in the third annual competition. The event consists of three distances—a 30K, 50K and 50-mile race—and involves navigating mud, rocks, roots, weather and darkness for up to 14 hours while working to complete the race. An ultramarathon race is any run that is longer than the 26.2 mile marathon distance. "This race attracts more than just talented athletes," Jack Cohen, president of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, said in a statement. "…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Raiders start off in winning fashion.
The temperatures have been downright cold this season, but that hasn’t stopped Seneca Valley Track and Field from getting off to a hot start. The girls team is 1-1 with a win at North Hills and a loss to a tough Shaler team while he boys are 2-0 with wins against these opponents. The boys and girls combined their talents to win the Moon Mixed Relays for an impressive fourth consecutive year. The mixed relays feature co-ed relay teams from a number of schools. Coach Ray Peaco , now in his 30th year coaching at Seneca Valley, is preparing the team to continue its winning ways. The girls have 30 years of consecutive winning seasons and the boys have been winning for 35 years. “Each year, we have a number of seniors who graduate, but are …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The program honors high-character athletes in western Pennsylvania.
Saturday, March 30
A host of Seneca Valley student-athletes were recently chosen by their coaches as a "Positive Athlete" role model on their respective teams. This honor is part of Positive Athlete Pittsburgh, led by former Steelers great Hines Ward. This program is a movement by high-character athletes in Western Pennsylvania to promote the benefits of “positivity” to young athletes. The seven definitions of a Positive Athlete include having an optimistic attitude, being an encouraging teammate, having a heart for others and more. The fall and winter sport honorees are: Want to congratulate these student-athletes? Leave your comment in the section below. -- Information and photo submitted by Seneca Valley School District. Have news you'd like to share …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Cranberry martial arts center.
Pro Martial Arts at 128 Graham Park Dr. in Cranberry is offering free bullying and predator prevention classes tonight (Tuesday, March 26). The Pro Martial Arts Armor program teaches children how to stay safe and stand tall against bullying behavior and predator activity—both online and in their everyday lives. For details, click here. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Beer, wings and hoops ... It's tournament time. Here's where to catch the games.
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Cranberry. The popular NCAA Division I men's basketball championships tournament starts on Tuesday night with two first-round games. The Sports Grille at Cranberry Buffalo Wild Wings North Park Lounge Strikers Sports Bar Primanti Brothers Rumors Bar & Grill Sports & Spirits Too busy to stop by your favorite local sports joint? Download the March Madness Live App to watch on the go from your mobile device. Where are you watching the tournament this year? Tell us in the comments section below, especially if we missed a spot!