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Belle Vernon's Derek Verkleeren blocked a fourth quarter punt that set up the winning touchdown as the Leopards beat rival Ringgold 13-12 in a hard-hitting, intense rivalry game that lived up to its billing.

Verkleeren's special teams play gave Belle Vernon the ball -- trailing 12-7 -- inside the Ringgold 10-yard line.

10/10/2015 - 00:23
Tony DeFazio
Antti Niemi recorded his 33rd career shutout and assisted on two goals in his Dallas debut, as the Stars beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Ales Hemsky had a power-play goal and an assist.

10/09/2015 - 00:59
Jake Arrieta kept the Pirates scoreless while the Cubs hammered Gerrit Cole for four runs in five innings as Pittsburgh's season ended with a 4-0 Wild Card loss.

Wednesday night’s Wild Card Game began with a crowd of 40,889 fans, mostly clad in black, teeming with optimism as the 98-win Pirates prepared to take on the Chicago Cubs and their indomitable star

10/08/2015 - 00:07
Kurt Hackimer
J.A. Happ put an exclamation point on his dominant stretch run in Pittsburgh with six shutout innings to lead the Pirates over the Reds 4-0, clinching home-field advantage in Wednesday's Wild Card game.

"I know it sure does make things a little more seamless for us,” Hurdle said about the home field advantage. “We love playing at home. Our guys love pitching at home.

10/04/2015 - 18:36
Alex Stumpf
All eyes were on A.J. Burnett as he took the mound for his last regular season start, but the Cincinnati Reds spoiled Burnett’s exit and beat the Pirates 3-1 on Saturday night at PNC Park.

A seventh-inning homerun by Reds left fielder Adam Duvall and a solid outing by rookie Brandon Finnegan helped Cincinnati end their 13-game losing streak and disrupted the Pirates’ plans to clinch

10/03/2015 - 22:17
Kurt Hackimer
The ‪Pitt‬ defense recorded seven sacks, forced three turnovers and held Virginia Tech to 100 total yards—just nine rushing—as the Panthers won their ACC opener 17-13 over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

The Panthers got off to a quick start on their first drive with a 45-yard field goal by Chris Blewitt and increased the lead to 10-0 on and a 23-yard pass from Nathan Peterman to J.P.

10/03/2015 - 16:05
Francesca Fronzaglio
The Pirates overcame a four run deficit and frigid weather via a two-run home run by Starling Marte in the 12th to beat the Reds 6-4 Friday night.

With the win, the Pirates’ magic number to host their third straight Wild Card game dropped to one with two games to go.

10/03/2015 - 00:04
Alex Stumpf
Tyler Lyons threw seven shut out innings as the Cardinals clinched the N.L. Central with a 11-1 rout of the Pirates in Game 2 of Wednesday's twinbill.

Heading into this final series against the Cardinals, there was a palpable buzz in the city of Pittsburgh as their Pirates attempted to take over first place in the National League Central for the

09/30/2015 - 22:28
Kurt Hackimer
Francisco Cervelli’s grand slam and seven strong innings from Gerrit Cole lead the Pirates to a 8-2 win in the first half a day-night doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, keeping a division title within reach.

“We needed to win...it was intense,” Cole said.

09/30/2015 - 16:23
Alex Stumpf
The Pirates stranded 16 runners and failed to cash in on four bases loaded opportunities in the opening game of the season’s penultimate series against the St. Louis Cardinals, falling 3-0.

“We didn’t meet the demands of the game tonight. That’s what I’ve got,” manager Clint Hurdle said.

09/28/2015 - 22:53
Alex Stumpf
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington added five pieces to the roster before the trade deadline at the end of July.
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Mt. Pleasant senior student-athlete Madison Kromer was honored with the CoGo's High School Sports Unsung Hero Award Friday night at Vikings Stadium.
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In March, when the United States Women’s National Team announced their 23-woman roster, Gibsonia’s Meghan Klingenberg made her first World Cup team with very little fanfare.
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Over the summer, Belle Vernon Area upgraded their football field to a gold surface that had the Mon-Valley buzzing. Now, as the warm weather turns brisk, the only buzz is about the undefeated team playing on that gold field.
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Only the Bengals were winners Week 1 in the AFC North, as the Steelers had no defense, the Ravens had no offense and the Browns did not have very much on either side of the ball.
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On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.
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In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
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With Week 1 in the books, there are plenty of storylines to keep an eye on as the 2015 season chugs along.
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