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Tuesday September 23 2014
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September is here, and for the second straight season, the once-hopeless franchise known as the Pittsburgh Pirates is right in the middle of a playoff race.

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 18:25

Coming off five-straight road losses, things don't get any easier as the Pirates welcome the Braves to PNC Park before hitting the road to face the first-place Milwaukee Brewers.

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:04

The Pirates prepare to head into the teeth of a brutal portion of the schedule without their best players.

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Monday, August 11, 2014 - 19:01

A 5-5 road trip hasn't changed the Pirates standing in the playoff race. The Bucs are squarely in the think of the National League Central race as well as the Wild Card race.

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 23:04

A 10-game road trip through Colorado, San Francisco and Arizona will reveal a lot about the Pirates playoff hopes as July comes to a close.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:59

The Pirates have pulled to within 1.5 games of the final Wild Card playoff spot with 64 games remaining in the 2014 season. Can the Bucs make another stretch run?

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 15:07

A 2-5 road trip before the All-Star has the Pirates scuffling, but what appears to be a wide-open race in the N.L. Central looms for the second half of the season.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 09:06

The Pirates own the National League's best record since May 1, and have closed to within 4.5 games of the first-place Brewers in the NL Central.

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 21:47

The Pirates, winners of 7 of their past 9 games, appear to have righted the ship after a disasterous stretch from mid-April to early May.

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 14:29

After dropping a series to Cincinnati at home, the Pirates rebounded to take two of three from the Cubs in Chicago.

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:11

The Pirates have been hit hard by injuries as second baseman Neil Walker joined pitchers Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano on the disabled list. But Walker's injury did result in one positive...

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 14:57

The Pirates followed up a successful West Coast trip with a battering of the first-place Brewers on Friday, but the Brew Crew regained their footing and upended the Bucs on Saturday and Sunday.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 14:41

The Pirates road-trip got off to a rough start with a couple losses in New York, but the Bucs rebounded to take three of four from the Dodgers in LA.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 14:55

A 4-2 record on their recent homestand has the Pirates back on their feet and starting to even things out a bit.

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 14:09

The Pirates had to scramble to finish 2-4 on their recent road trip and are still scuffling to right the ship as Memorial Day nears.

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 13:09

Warm weather, wins and the Zoltan. Summer must finally be here.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 14:17

After a rough road trip made even more miserable by a week's worth of rain over three days in Baltimore, the Pirates returned home to take two of three from the Blue Jays -- but more wins are neede

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 20:36

The Pirates went 2-5 this past week, scoring just 4 combined runs in their five losses -- including a pair of shutouts.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:44

The Pirates continued to struggle last week, mainly when facing the Brewers -- who beat the Bucs seven times in their eight games this season.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:52

The Pirates ran into trouble in a familiar place last week: Milwaukee's Miller Park.

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 23:55

It didn't take long for the 2014 Pirates to resemble the 2013 club: quality starting pitching, an excellent bullpen and timely hitting.

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:19

It's baseball season again and the Pirates are on the warpath. The Bucs return to PNC Park on March 31, fresh off their most successful campain in two decades.

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 16:57

The final regular installment of The Warning Track 2013 -- what a season!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:34

Fresh off their most successful week in more than two decades, the Pirates will try to finish off the Cardinals and advance to the National League Championship Series.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:36

Major League Baseball's 2013 postseason has arrived... and the Pirates take center stage Tuesday night at PNC Park when Francisco Liriano faces Johnny Cueto.

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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 00:01
I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
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Maryland-bound Franklin Regional senior Brett Zanotto rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown to lead the Panthers to a 34-20 win over visiting Indiana on Friday night.
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Visiting Hollidaysburg blanked Belle Vernon 7-0 in an overtime thriller at James Weir Stadium on Friday night.
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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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