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In Dr. Pat Farabaugh’s book “An Unbreakable Bond,” he tells the unedited story of Pittsburgh native and St. Francis (PA) grad Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate, fellow Pittsburgher Jack Twyman.

In 1958, Stokes was a rising NBA star for the Cincinnati Royals. Hi life changed forever after a fall during a game against the Detroit Pistons left him paralyzed from the neck down.

06/26/2014 - 18:22
Mallory Merda
Pitt and Penn State were fairly well-represented in last month’s NFL Draft, with each school sending three players into the league via the annual draft. The western Pennsylvania region also saw three players selected.

The first local player taken was no surprise, as Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald went 13th overall to the St. Louis Rams.

06/06/2014 - 11:44
Tony DeFazio
Steelers look for receivers and corners, local players play the waiting game

The Steelers main needs heading into this draft were along the defensive line, cornerback, wide receiver and linebacker depth.

05/10/2014 - 10:50
Tony DeFazio
Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.

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Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt 6-1, 285

04/13/2014 - 12:13
Tony DeFazio
Saint Francis University assistant professor details unique and inspirational relationship between Stokes and friend Jack Twyman

Saint Francis assistant professor of communications Pat Farabaugh is the author of 'An Unbreakable Bond: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman,' a new book detailing the life of former

04/11/2014 - 09:38
PSR Staff
Former WPIAL stars playing key roles for national title contenders

Three former WPIAL stars are part of a West Liberty men's basketball team that looks to make history this afternoon when the No. 7-ranked Hilltoppers (31-3) take on No.

03/29/2014 - 11:39
PSR Staff
Cardinals historic runs ends in Final Four

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Wheeling Jesuit women's volleyball team run ended in the Final 4, as the Cardinals lost to six-time defending champion Concordia in three sets.

12/14/2013 - 11:05
PSR Staff
Cardinals upset No. 9 Wingate; move on to face Concordia Friday night

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Wheeling Jesuit women's volleyball team advanced to the Final Four with their first-ever NCAA Tournament win, a three-set victory (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) ove

12/13/2013 - 10:07
PSR Staff
Cardinals to face No. 9 Wingate Thursday night at 8:30

The 25th-ranked Wheeling Jesuit women's volleyball team will attempt to capture its first ever national championship this week at the NCAA DII Volleyball Championship Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Io

12/12/2013 - 00:02
PSR Staff
Western Pennsylvania takes great pride in the tradition of Friday night greats such as Montana, Namath, Marino and Dorsett, just to name a few.

The aura of Greene, Lambert, Ham and the Steel Curtain still mystifies an avid Steeler fan base. Despite NCAA sanctions, most still recognize the 409 wins of Joe Paterno.

09/04/2013 - 14:55
Joe Lodanosky
Perennial regular season leaders rebuild, the West gets stronger, analytics take center stage and the draft is reconfigured. Here are four league-wide storylines to follow as the NHL season gets underway.
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Milan Smith scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and Penn Hills forced a late Woodland Hills turnover as the Indians topped the Wolverines 22-15.
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Bethel Park running back Alex Minton ran for 170 yards and two scored to lead the Black Hawks over Baldwin 26-13.
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New coaches, an infusion of younger players, a goalie entering a contract year, the makeover of Kris Letang... here are four storylines to follow as the Penguins start the 2014-15 season.
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There were plenty of changes throughout the league this offseason, but most of the movement should only make the West stronger as the Eastern Conference struggles to keep up.
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Western PA has long-provided the NFL with some of its top-end talent and that continues to be the case. As of the end of the September, 21 former WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League players graced NFL rosters.
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There is no shortage of great athletes to come out of the Mon-Valley, but perhaps no single institution has produced more great athletes than old Donora High School (now part of Ringgold). The WPIAL Hall of Fame has recognized the following Donora greats.
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Through five games, there are a few teams and a few players who have stood out above the rest.
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