It was quite a season for girls high school basketball players in western Pennsylvania, as several local athletes captured the Pennsylvania State Player of the Year honors across all four classifications.
2014 was the Year of the Ladies, in particular. The WPIAL girls made a clean sweep of player of the year honors, capturing the title all the way from Single-A to Quad-A.
As the month of June approaches, high school seniors prepare to say goodbye to their friends, families and high school memories and begin a new chapter in their lives. Whether it is college, trade school or entering the work force, graduation brings anxiety and uncertainty to many high school seniors.
Blackhawk senior Brendan McKay, however, figures to have a very different set of choices to make come graduation time.
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Paul Chryst sat at a table in Greensboro, North Carolina, answering questions from the media. The third-year Pitt head coach was certainly anxious to wrap up the interview session and catch his plane back to Pittsburgh, but he was also at ease.
When Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis June 10, he made an immediate impact, going on a 14-game hitting streak and adding a consistent bat at the top of the lineup.
With a brand new playoff system in place this season, it doesn't matter who finishes No. 1 at the end of the regular season -- the top four teams will meet in a two-round tournament to decide the national champion.