Saturday, May 18, 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. Now, the Penguins need 12 more postseason wins this year in order to raise the cup, including four 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 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (if necessary) (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Rachel Smith will compete in NCAA Division II volleyball.
A Quaker Valley High School senior has signed with West Virginia Wesleyan. Quaker Valley senior Rachel Smith will compete in NCAA Division II volleyball for the Bobcats and plans to major in public relations. A three-year letter winner, Rachel earned all-section team honors in her junior and senior years as well as all-tournament team her senior year, according to Quaker Valley. In addition to volleyball, Rachel is a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and a two-year letter winner in softball. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 13, 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 …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Panthers finished 4-1 over seventh-seeded Mars.
Sewickley Academy defeated Mars to win the WPIAL Class AA boys team tennis championship. According to the Pitsburgh Tribune Review, the Panthers finished 4-1 over seventh-seeded Mars in the WPIAL Class AA championship match at North Allegheny. This is Sewickley Academy's 10th consecutive title and 18th in the 21 years since the sport was split into two classifications. The three years they didn't win, they lost in the finals, the Trib reports. The Trib said the Panthers have won 45 of their last 50 WPIAL championship matches, including 4-1 scores each of the last three years. Four of the top seven Sewickley Academy players are graduating this year. Vincentian defeated Quaker Valley, 3-2, in the consolation match to advance to the PIAA …
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
In addition, Josh Szymanski has been awarded athletic and academic scholarships.
A Quaker Valley High School senior has signed a letter of intent to compete in cross country at Southern New Hampshire University, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II school in the Northeast-10 Conference. Josh Szymanski has been awarded an athletic scholarship, SNHU’s Presidential Scholarship and he was accepted to the university’s honors program. Josh is a four-year member of the Quaker Valley cross country and track teams. He helped lead the Quakers to three WPIAL cross country team championships and a PIAA state championship in 2011. Individually, he is a three-time qualifier for the PIAA state championships and two-time medalist at the WPIAL cross country finals. SNHU’s cross country team is coached by Joanne Dow, …
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 …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Find out where senior Spencer Caravaggio plans to continue competing in college.
A Quaker Valley High School tennis standout has signed a letter of intent to continue competing at the collegiate level. Spencer Caravaggio will attend Division 1 Duquesne University. She signed her letter of intent on April 17. Spencer helped lead the girls’ tennis team to first place finishes in the MAC tournament all four years. In individual play, she was crowned WPIAL champ and PIAA runner-up in both her sophomore and senior years. She placed third in WPIAL competition as a freshman and junior. With a career record of 129-10, Spencer holds the Quaker Valley High School record for total wins in girls’ tennis. Spencer lives in Aleppo Township with her parents Harry and Kay Caravaggio. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The 1996 team is selected as one of the 2013 WPIAL Hall of Fame inductees.
The 1996 Quaker Valley boys soccer team will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame. The team was announced as part of the 2013 class during a ceremony Wednesday at the Heinz History Center. The 1996 team, led by Coach Gene Klein, was the section, WPIAL and PIAA champion and finished the season with a perfect 26-0 record. They are one of the few WPIAL teams to ever achieve this accomplishment. They outscored their opponents 169-7 and recorded shutouts in 21 games. The team was voted the No. 1 team in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Klein was honored as the NSCAA National Coach of the Year. The team produced two National All-Americans, Chris Churchill and Brad Christof, as selected by the NSCAA. The …
Jeremiah’s Place works to prevent child abuse and seeks to provide a relief nursery for children and families.
Later this month, teams and individuals will race to help provide a safe haven for children and families in the community. Registration is now open for the inaugural Jeremiah’s Place 5K Run/Walk and 5 Mile Race: “Where Prevention Meets the Pavement.” The race takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the North Park Boat House. Strollers are welcome. "We are planning to make this an annual event. We feel that it will be great way to bring our community together for an important cause to spread the word about how we can prevent child abuse and neglect in Pittsburgh," said Lauren Lorenzi, who is organizing the race with the help of other Jeremiah's Place board members. Named for a 2-month-old who needed crisis help, Jeremiah’s Place is a …