Saturday, May 18, 2013
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Now, the Penguins need 12 more postseason wins this year in order to raise the cup, including four against their second-round opponent—the Ottawa Senators. Second-Round Schedule Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (if necessary) (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Make sure that your favorite sports teams are highlighted on the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch this season.
Whether it's on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring (and even summer) sports are underway around Baldwin-Whitehall. And we want to help to share all of the great moments and highlights with your community. Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. News about any team—from youth T-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more—is all welcome. Here are six ways to share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your team (http://baldwin-whitehall.patch.com/blog_posts/new): Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from your games …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cellphones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of a dance contest.
Allegheny County officials will host a rally in anticipation of the Pittsburgh Penguins' second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Ottawa Senators. The rally will take place at noon on Tuesday, May 14, in the the county courthouse courtyard located at 437 Grant St. in downtown Pittsburgh. WDVE's Val Porter will emcee the rally, which will feature the following five contests for Penguins fans: Winners of the costume, cheer, banner/sign and dance contests will be determined by audience vote. Prizes include rounds of golf for four at a county golf course, day passes to a county pool, Penguins shirts and rally towels. Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cellphones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Game 4 was on Long Island on Tuesday night. See how media and fans are covering and reacting to the series.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Among celebration, a family mourns the death of a 23-year-old man during the half marathon.
Nearly 23,000 people participated in the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday under a clear sky. James Kirwa of Kenya defended his full marathon title in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 37 seconds. “I flew in last night from Nairobi, but I thought that I could win since I knew the course and training had been going well,” said Kirwa. “I cramped a bit at the end, and maybe next year I will come back to try for the 2:10 event record.” American Mary Akor of Hawthorne, CA won the women’s 26.2 mile race in 2:37:35. In the half marathon, Kenyans Julius Kogo and Risper Gesabwa took the 13.1 mile titles in 1:02:32 and 1:13:16 respectively, with Kogo setting a course record. Click here for complete results and add your marathon photos and videos to the slideshow …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The esteemed regional track & field meet was held on Friday.
Baldwin High School hosted the 40th annual Baldwin Invitational on Friday, canceling classes to welcome thousands of athletes, coaches and fans from around the Pittsburgh region. The esteemed track & field meet—sponsored this year by Elite Runners and Walkers and Brooks Sports—is annually considered to be one of the best high school track & field meets in the state. Included in this article's media gallery are the full results of the meet (PDF below the photos). An estimated 80 schools participated. --- Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter. Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The popular center closed suddenly in mid-March.
A drive by the Cool Springs Golf and Family Recreation Center on Hamilton Road in Bethel Park on Tuesday afternoon showed the center's miniature golf and upper driving range areas to be open for business. The lower range and batting cages were closed. The center closed suddenly in mid-March when Cool Springs senior management met with some employees to tell them they would close until—tentatively—mid-April. Bob Salera, the head professional and director of instruction at Cool Springs Golf School, said that that was the first time that Cool Springs had closed since he started working at the facility in 1997. Despite the reopening, Cool Springs' website—www.coolspringsgolfcenter.com—is out of service as of Wednesday morning. --- Sign up for…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans from Baldwin and Whitehall are invited to an 'Annihilate the Islanders Rally' in downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County officials are planning an "Annihilate the Islanders Rally" on Wednesday, May 1, before the Pittsburgh Penguins' first 2013 playoffs game. The rally begins at noon in the county courthouse courtyard and includes giveaways from the Penguins and Turner Dairy and an appearance from Iceburgh. Val Porter from WDVE will host the event, and The Kardasz Brothers will perform live music. A best-of-seven, first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the New York Islanders begins that night at 7:30 at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won a regular-season series with the Islanders this year, 4-1. Share your Penguins pride! Upload photos of your Pens gear in the media box above. How do you think the Pens will do in the playoffs this …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Varsity, freshmen and middle-school coaches' names are published.
The names on the Baldwin High School and J.E. Harrison Middle School football coaching staffs for 2013 have been published on the teams' website, and there are some new names to go with some familiar ones. While he's not new to the program, Peter Wagner Jr. steps into a new role in 2013 as the program's head coach. Wagner was an assistant football coach for Baldwin High's varsity squad for the past four seasons, including the previous two as the team's offensive coordinator. The rest of the program's coaching staff—from the middle-school level on up—is as follows: BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY (10TH-12TH GRADES) Offense Ralph DelSardo - Offensive Coordinator; Quarterbacks Ryan Buzzelli - Offensive Line Chris Reilsono - Running Backs John …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Baldwin track & field athlete had a little help from his friends.
He may not have had to go to such great lengths, but after he did, it was sure hard for her to say no. Going great lengths is nothing new for Jared Mott, though, or for his future prom date, for that matter. Both are distance runners on the Baldwin High School track & field team. And now both are headed to Baldwin's 2013 Junior Prom—together. With a little (more like a lot) of help from his teammates, Mott, an 11th-grader, asked 10th-grader Stephanie Bott to the prom during track practice on Thursday at Baldwin Stadium. Their teammates—boys and girls—spelled out the word "Prom?" on the stadium turf for an unaware Bott to see while Mott took her to the top of the stadium bleachers. Assistant Coach Jacqueline Rodgers witnessed the event and …