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Playing Catch Up

Playing Catch Up

When college basketball discussions turn to top recruiting classes and rising programs, Penn State is rarely part of the conversation.

Pirates Prospects

Pirates Prospects

The Pirates top prospects are in the Arizona Fall League sharpening their skills. But that group of youngsters won't necessarily be the next to join the big club.

Adding a Scrap

Adding a Scrap

West Virginia University prides itself in its football team. Both the school and the state itself pride themselves in WVU athletics. It was a prideful day, then, when WVU’s football team hired Tom Bradley as senior associate head coach in February.

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

Heading into the 2014 season, the Pirates hoped pitching prospect Jameson Taillon would follow the same path as Gerrit Cole, who jumped to the majors in mid-June the previous season after starting 2013 with Class AAA Indianapolis.

2014 Major League Baseball Awards

2014 Major League Baseball Awards

Major League Baseball will hand out their 2014 awards soon enough, but PSR has already done it.

The Wise Approach

The Wise Approach

A starter since her freshman year of high school, Brenna Wise has made a name for herself throughout her conference, the greater Pittsburgh area and across the state of Pennsylvania.

After anchoring a surprisingly effective Pirates pitching staff in 2013 and following with what has been an equally stellar offensive performance in 2014, the two-year $17 million contract he recei

But the team came together and won six out of their seven playoff games to capture the tournament and earn their first berth to the NCAA National Tournament.

Dave Weaver, the head coach of the Mid-State Mustangs, Lafferty’s youth program, spoke of Lafferty’s potential.

“When I was getting recruited the rules were much different. There were no early offers,” said Cherpak, who went on to play at Pitt.

Drafted in the ninth-round by the San Francisco 49ers in 1991, Riddick went on to play 94 games in the league and recorded an interception in a 1994 Browns playoff win over the New England Patr

The Pens go-to netminder for the past decade, Fleury is about to enter the final year of contract with no long-term deal forthcoming.

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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