Monday, May 20, 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 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (2OT) - 7:30 p.m. (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at …
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.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner said these types of defects are nearly impossible to catch.
Allegheny County Medical examiner Dr. Karl Williams said Kyle Chase Johnson, 23, who died while running Pittsburgh's half-marathon Sunday, had an inherited abnormality of the coronary artery system. Williams said Johnson, who played football for North Allegheny High School and graduated one year ago from Penn State, had a rare congenital defect that caused a coronary artery to take "an abnormal pathway around the aorta." "The coronary arteries supply oxygen to the muscles of the heart," Williams said in a statement. "Defects of this nature, although rare, are known to be associated with sudden unexpected death." Williams said these defects are nearly impossible to detect. "These are rare abnormalities," he said. "There would be no …
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 …
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
A former North Allegheny football player, Kyle Chase Johnson, 23, died while running the Pittsburgh half-marathon Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported. "Kyle was an outstanding young man," said Bob Bozzuto, North Allegheny's Athletic Director. "While attending North Allegheny, he was an outstanding, dedicated student athlete." Johnson graduated from Penn State University one year ago today and had moved into an downtown Pittsburgh apartment with a long-time friend just a few weeks ago, the paper reported. Mr. Johnson's mother, Mary Beth Deal, said Mr. Johnson was "on top of the world" after getting an accounting job at Deloitte & Touche. "He was a wonderful, wonderful son," she told the Post-Gazette. "He loved to read, he was smart…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The cost of the sign will be covered by donations and advertisements.
Visitors to Martorelli Stadium will soon notice a new, digital information sign at the parking lot. The North Hills School Board Monday awarded a $28,233 bid to Visual Information Systems to build the 35-square foot sign. The district has already raised $10,500, including a recent $5,000 donation from Allstate Insurance agent Tom Bianco, to pay for the sign. In addition to welcoming visitors to the district's main sports complex, the sign will flash district news and advertisements for local businesses and organizations in full color. "Since advertisements will be included on it, donations and partners will make the sign self-sustaining," said Amanda Hartle, North Hills Communications Coordinator. The new sign is expected to be erected …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
North Hills-area residents participating will also be asked to observe a moment of silence at the starting line.
People at the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5 will be able to purchase blue "Boston Strong" wristbands for whatever dollar amount they choose to donate to One Fund Boston. The fund was established to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The wristbands will also be available for purchase at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. "No matter where we start and finish our race, we are one running community," said Patrice Matamoros, race director of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. "Many of our participants have been looking for ways to not only give money to support Boston, but also to wear something during their race to show their support for the victims and the city,” said Jack Staph, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Jeremiah’s Place works to prevent child abuse and provide a relief nursery for children and families.
Later this month, teams and individuals will race to help provide a safe haven for children and families in the community. Registration is now open for the inaugural Jeremiah’s Place 5K Run/Walk and 5 Mile Race: “Where Prevention Meets the Pavement.” The race takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the North Park Boat House. Strollers are welcome. "We are planning to make this an annual event. We feel that it will be great way to bring our community together for an important cause to spread the word about how we can prevent child abuse and neglect in Pittsburgh," said Lauren Lorenzi, who is organizing the race with the help of other Jeremiah's Place board members. Named for a 2-month-old who needed crisis help, Jeremiah’s Place is a …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The WPIAL announced North Hills football coach Jack McCurry as one of several 2013 Hall of Fame inductees.
Legendary North Hills football coach Jack McCurry will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame. McCurry is part of the 2013 class the WPIAL announced during a ceremony Wednesday morning at the Heinz History Center. McCurry announced his retirement from North Hills football only a few months ago, finishing as the third-winningest coach in WPIAL history with a record of 281-108-9 during 35 seasons (1978-2012), the newspaper said. He was succeeded by his longtime defensive coordinator, Pat Carey . McCurry won four WPIAL championships, one PIAA title and USA Today ranked his 1987 team No. 1 in the country. "It's nice to see the WPIAL recognize Jack so quickly after his retirement," said Dan Cardone, North Hills Athletic and Activities …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The youth sports organization event will take place Saturday, April 6.
West View Ross Athletic Association will be hosting a Night at the Races at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the St. Teresa of Avila Church gym. Cost is $20 a person or $35 a couple. For details, click here. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Check out some of today's other top stories here.