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Tuesday September 30 2014
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Just one week after losing 56-14, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped out to a 10-0 lead, fell behind, but drove 46 yards in 33 seconds to knock off the Steelers 27-24.

An encouraged Steelers defensive brigade proudly trotted off the field after forcing four-consecutive incomplete passes by Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon.

09/28/2014 - 17:03
Ryan Bertonaschi
Gerrit Cole struck out 12 in seven innings, but Johnny Cueto threw eight excellent innings and followed up by driving in the game-winning run as the Reds beat the Pirates 4-1 in the final game of the regular season.

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Pirates couldn't stop Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, who drove in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory on Sunday, a 4-1 win that gave the NL Central title t

09/28/2014 - 16:58
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Northwestern forced a pair of turnovers and held Penn State to 276 yards of offense as the Wildcats routed the Nittany Lions 29-6 in Happy Valley.

After Northwestern took the ball on the opening drive and went 39 yards to set up a 44-yard field goal attempt, Jack Mitchell’s kick sailed wide right.

09/27/2014 - 18:08
Connor Whooley
Ramon Santiago hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th and the Reds beat the Pirates 10-6 in Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon.

CINCINNATI (AP) -- After a sizzling surge toward the top, the Pirates lost one that they really needed for a shot at the title.

09/27/2014 - 18:06
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Akron's Conor Hundley rushed for 148 yards, Cody Grice scored two touchdowns and the Zips defense shut down the Pitt running game as Akron upset the Panthers 21-10 at Heinz Field.

The Akron defense held Pitt's rushing game to 129 yards and kept star running back James Conner under 100 yards for the first time in five games.

09/27/2014 - 17:58
Tony DeFazio
Gaby Sanchez homered, Vance Worley pitched into the seventh inning and the Pirates continued to chase the Cardinals for the NL Central title with a 3-1 in Cincinnati.

Travis Snider has come through for the Pittsburgh Pirates a number of times this season, but perhaps none have been bigger than Friday night.

09/27/2014 - 00:41
Shanna Rose
Edinson Volquez pitched seven shutout innings, the Pirates offense broke out and Pittsburgh moved within a game of St. Louis for the N.L. Central lead after a 10-1 win in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) -- Perhaps the only bad news for the Pirates is they can't send Edinson Volquez back to the mound with the division title on the line in their final regular-season ser

09/26/2014 - 00:59
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Jeff Locke got roughed up for six runs as the Braves snapped a five-game losing streak, topping the Pirates 6-2 in Atlanta.

Coming off a playoff-clinching win last night, the Pirates offense was slow to get started and the Braves snapped a five-game losing streak with a win in the third game of the teams’ four-game set.

09/24/2014 - 23:23
Alissa Persichetti
The Pittsburgh Pirates are a playoff team for the second consecutive season.

Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, Travis Snider homered and Starling Marte drove in the game-winner in the sixth inning as the red hot Pirates beat the Braves 3-2 to clinch a playo

09/23/2014 - 22:13
Shanna Rose
Andrew McCutchen homered, Francisco Liriano pitched another gem and the Pirates continued their late-season roll with a 1-0 win in Atlanta.

Liriano (7-10) allowed three hits, walked four and struck out seven in six innings as the Pirates reduced their magic number to two.

09/23/2014 - 00:10
PSR Staff
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Two undefeated Interstate Conference powers, the Mount Pleasant Vikings (4-0) and the Little Prexies of Wash High (4-0), meet Friday night in a game that will most likely decide the outcome of the conference.
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With both teams coming out off of blowout losses at home, Uniontown (0-4) travels to Elizabeth Forward (2-2) this Friday night, as both teams look to bounce back.
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The Steelers traditional powerhouse defense has set a yearly standard for fans and pundits for decades. But an aging Pittsburgh defense has had a rocky time the last couple of seasons.
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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