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While the Pittsburgh City League grabbed the high school basketball headlines from the ‘60’s through the mid-70’s, there were two WPIAL schools that could hoop with the best of them.

Those two teams were the Farrell Steelers and the Midland Leopards.

06/23/2011 - 13:20
Doug Kennedy
Staring down a 3-1 deficit in the Under-18 World Championships, net minder John Gibson never wilted. He sat calmly in the crease, his bulky 6-3, 200-pound frame allowing only fragments of the net to be exposed to his Swedish opponents.

While most 17 year olds might be spending their late April days prepping for graduation and summer, Gibson, along with teammates J.T.

06/22/2011 - 15:36
Ken Boysen
Pitt head football coach Todd Graham strengthened his 2011 freshman class Tuesday with the addition of heralded linebacker Ejuan Price.

A product of nearby Woodland Hills High, Price originally signed with Ohio State in February but was recently granted his release. He will have immediate eligibility for the upcoming season.

06/21/2011 - 16:52
PSR Staff
A skilled 6-6 center is a rare commodity in women's basketball, which explains why Shawnice "Pepper" Wilson received over 100 scholarship offers out of Pittsburgh's Westinghouse High School a couple of years ago.

Wilson, a two-time City League Player of the Year at Westinghouse, visited just two universities – Pitt and Miami-Florida.

06/21/2011 - 11:37
Walter Villa
Plum native Bjorn Fratanglo, 17, won the junior title at the French Open last weekend, becoming the first American male since John McEnroe in 1977 to win the junior title at Roland Garros. Fratanglo was profiled by Ray Mernagh in the May 2010 issue of the Pittsburgh Sports Report.

Bjorn Borg ruled tennis when tennis was huge.

The headband.

06/08/2011 - 17:23
Ray Mernagh
Pittsburgh Viper Star blue liner selected by Port Huron in tenth round

Pittsburgh – Derek Belke, a member of the 2010-11 Pittsburgh Viper Stars U18 AAA team, was selected in the tenth round of the 2011 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Entry Draft b

05/27/2011 - 18:44
PSR Staff
Canon Mac's Alexander Bashakov and Latrobe's Noah Batis were drafted by United States Hockey League clubs in the 2011 USHL Entry Draft

Pittsburgh, PA – One current and one former member of the Pittsburgh Viper Stars hockey club, were selected by United States Hockey League (USHL) clubs in the 2011 USHL Entry Draft

05/16/2011 - 23:24
PSR Staff
Pittsburgh Central Catholic's Liberati drafted by London Jr. Knights in the third round

Pittsburgh – Miles Liberati, member of the 2010-11 Pittsburgh Viper Stars U16 AAA team, was selected by the London Jr.

05/13/2011 - 19:50
PSR Staff
Goaltender John Gibson named tournament’s best goaltender

Team USA, with the help of three local products, rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the championship game to defeat Sweden, 4-3 in overtime, to capture the 2011 World Under-18 Championship – the United

04/24/2011 - 21:38
PSR Staff
Gibson, Miller, Kaib and Team USA move on to face Canada on Saturday

John Gibson, J.T.

04/22/2011 - 15:02
PSR Staff
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