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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I was in a minor league press box in Charlotte, NC, last month, taking in one of Gregory Polanco’s final triple-A games. A colleague, upon learning I was from Pittsburgh, approached me with a question.
When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of Benstonium.com created a design to pay tribute to the fallen officer. When The Black N Gold Girls shared his design on Facebook, their followers decided to help.
The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).