Thursday, May 23, 2013
Proceeds will go toward building a playground next to the Miracle Field.
Former Major League Baseball all-star Sean Casey, better known as "The Mayor," has used his connections to bring one of the country's top baseball camps to Upper St. Clair. "It's going to be great. It's something I've been wanting to do for years," Casey told Patch. Casey teamed up with his friends Billy and Cal Ripken to create Sean Casey's Champions Baseball Camp for the southwestern Pennsylvania area. Casey will be an instructor at the three-day camp along with four other men with impressive baseball resumes. "They're some of the best coaches and players I've worked with in my 12 years of Major League Baseball," Casey said. Casey was particularly excited to work the camp with Bill Mosiello, current assistant head coach at the …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The chances of getting two holes in one are 1 out of 67 million.
It is quite the accomplishment to get a hole in one. But to get two holes in one during one round of golf is nearly impossible! That's exactly what former Upper St. Clair High School golf player Joey Lang did on Sunday, May 19. The avid golfer was playing at Scenic Valley Golf Course in Finleyville when he hit a hole in one on the sixth hole. It was 145 yards and he used a 9-iron, according to his sister Stephanie Lang-Ali. Just two holes later, Joey drained another hole in one on the eighth hole. It was 143 yards and he used an 8-iron. The chances of an amateur player making one hole in one is 1 in 12,000. And to make a second hole in one? You're talking a 1 in 67 million chance, according to Golf Digest. There are better odds that Joey …
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. Today, the Penguins need nine more postseason wins in order to raise the cup, including two more 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) (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - Time TBD (if necessary…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Men and women, girls and boys, braved the hilly course on a beautiful, sunny morning.
The Upper St. Clair Community Day's Run for Fun on Saturday morning attracted 250 participants. The weather was sunny and there were smiles from all, even after running the challenging 3.1-mile course. "It was hard, very hilly," said Sarah Martin, 14, who was the first female to cross the finish line at a time of 19:01. Martin is an eighth grader who does track, cross country and swimming. She came in second place last year. "I'm happy!" Martin exclaimed, after winning the race. For those who want to run in the race next year, she says to use hills to your advantage during training. Ryan Lott, 18, was the first place finisher of the race with a time of 18:34. Click here for the race results. And upload the photos you took at the race in …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Doug Whaley formerly worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Buffalo Bills promoted Upper St. Clair native Doug Whaley to the general manager position Thursday morning. Whaley, 40, who has seen his role expand almost annually since being originally hired as assistant general manager/director of pro personnel three years ago, will now run the personnel side of the Bills franchise. Prior to being hired by the Bills, Whaley served 11 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers primarily as coordinator of pro scouting, though he also contributed to the Steelers organization on college scouting assignments. The Steelers won two Super Bowls in Whaley’s time on the Pittsburgh staff. "Doug will be a great general manager for the Buffalo Bills," said Steelers GM Kevin Colbert. "In our time together in Pittsburgh …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Fans are also encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of the dance contest.
Allegheny County will host a rally in celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. The event will take place at noon on Tuesday, May 14, in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse located at 436 Grant Street 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 cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Vince Trocheck won the Red Tilson Trophy as outstanding player for the Ontario Hockey League.
Upper St. Clair native Vince Trocheck has won the Red Tilson Trophy as outstanding player for the Ontario Hockey League. Trocheck captured the Eddie Powers Trophy as Top OHL Scorer this season with 50 goals and 59 assists for 109 points in 63 games and produced a league-high plus-minus rating of plus-49. "It’s definitely an honor to win this award," Trocheck said. "To have my name with so many (other) prestigious names up there, it’s an honor." The 19-year-old becomes just the fourth American-born player to win the award following Legwand, Peake and fellow Pittsburgh-area native Michael Houser who won the award last season with the London Knights. "Vince was a pleasure to coach," said Plymouth Whalers GM/head coach Mike Vellucci. "His move…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tina Seech does more than just run.
Tina Seech, of Upper St. Clair, won the Pittsburgh Half Marathon last weekend in her age group of 50-54 with an impressive time of 1:34:38. Yes, that's just over a 7-minute mile, for 13.1 miles. It put her just 40 seconds shy of her personal best time she got in last year's half marathon. The feat came one day after the 51-year-old ran the Pittsburgh 5K in a personal best time of 20:30. "You're supposed to slow down (when you get older), but I'm speeding up," Tina said. Tina's been running for 20 years and competes in 10-15 races a year. They're as short as one mile and as long as the half marathon. But her real fitness secrets starts at 5:45 a.m.—she takes a spinning class almost every morning. "I spin to run," she said. "It's good …
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 …