Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans are invited to the 'Annihilate the Islanders Rally' in downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County officials are planning an "Annihilate the Islanders Rally" before the Pittsburgh Penguins' first playoff game Wednesday, May 1. The rally begins at noon in the Allegheny Courthouse courtyard and includes giveaways from the Penguins and Turner's Dairy and an appearance from Iceburgh. Val Porter from WDVE will host the event and the Kardasz Brothers will perform live music. The best-of-seven playoff series against the New York Islanders begins at 7:30 p.m. at Consol Energy Center. The Pens won the regular-season series with the Islanders, 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 year? Tell us in the comments below.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The avid golfer from Upper St. Clair has built up quite the golf resume.
An avid golf player from Upper St. Clair recently added a unique feat to his golf resume. Jeff Kearney made a double eagle on April 20 at Southpointe Golf Club in Cecil Township, according to the Tribune Review. The double eagle follows a four career holes in one at Hickory Heights Golf Club in Bridgeville. Kearney's double eagle came on No. 6—a 500-yard par-5, according to the report. Kearney, 49, carries a handicap between two and three and golfs two to three times a week. His daughter, Melissa, is the No. 1 player on the Upper St. Clair High School golf team and frequently joins him on the course, according to the newspaper.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The program is offered to girls in kindergarten through grade 12.
Attention girls in grades kindergarten through 12—there is now a great chance to give ice hockey a try! A program titled Put the Biscuit in the Net will be offered at Bladerunners in Bethel Park, near Upper St. Clair, the first weekend in May and is open to South Hills girls. It is being offered through the Girl Scouts organization. No experience? No equipment? No problem! Session times are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, 11:15 a.m. tp 12:50 p.m. Saturday, May 4 and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Organizers also noted that a pizza party will be held Sunday, as well. Those interested may register online here. The fee for the program is $30. But organizers noted: Participants must be enrolled in the Girl Scouts, but any girl who…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The local golf player has been voted "Most Positive High School Athlete."
Upper St. Clair High School’s Corey Wilding has been voted western Pennsylvania’s “Most Positive High School Athlete” in the sport of boy’s golf by Positive Athlete, an organization created by former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. Wilding will be presented the award by Ward, along with 27 other winners representing a variety of boys and girls sports, in a ceremony at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 20. WPXI Sports Anchor Rich Walsh and MSA Sports’ Don Rebel will serve as the Masters of Ceremony. “This is the second year for the Positive High School Athlete Awards, and the stories of our nominees continue to amaze me,” said Ward. “I was …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Upper St. Clair resident Suzie McConnell-Serio has been hired to be Pitt’s new women’s coach.
Upper St. Clair resident Suzie McConnell-Serio has been hired to be Pitt’s new women’s basketball coach. McConnell-Serio had been coaching the Duquesne Duke basketball team before being hired by Pitt on Friday. "I've been impressed with everything at the University of Pittsburgh and especially their commitment to the women's basketball program,” McConnell-Serio said. “Pitt is about its people and the enthusiasm that they have is really exciting and I'm proud to be a part of it.” McConnell-Serio earned a 123-68 record while coaching at Duquesne for six years. She has a lengthy coaching career that includes stints in the professional Women’s National Basketball Association and Oakland Catholic High School. "She has achieved tremendous …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Nominations are being accepted.
Upper St. Clair School District administration is seeking nominees for its next Upper St. Clair High School halls of fame class. Each year, former students, staff members and/or volunteers from Upper St. Clair High School can be nominated for entry into the three halls of fame—Academics, Arts and Athletics. There are certain guidelines for nomination.: • CRITERIA FOR STUDENT INDUCTEES A former student must meet the following criteria to be considered for the three halls of fame. The individual must be a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School and must be away from the high school for at least five years. The individual must have made a positive contribution during high school as well as significant achievements after leaving high school. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Jim Render has won more games than any high school football coach in western Pennsylvania history.
Upper St. Clair High School's head football coach Jim Render will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame on June 24. Render has reached the state finals four times with Upper St. Clair—winning twice. Speaking of winning, Render has won more games than any high school football coach in western Pennsylvania history with a record of 364-113-5, with five Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League titles. Render was an East Liverpool High School assistant football coach from 1965-67. The induction banquet will take place June 24 in Wintersville. Holtz will be in attendance and so will Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer, this year's guest speaker. Tickets for the dinner are on …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Just show the cashier the coupon.
Looking for a good reason not to cook Tuesday night, April 9? Look no further. The boys and girls soccer boosters at Upper St. Clair High School are having a fundraiser with the new Chipotle at Norman Centre. Chipotle will donate 50 percent of their proceeds from 5 to 8 p.m. to the soccer teams. When you pay for your food, show the coupon to the cashier, or print it off and bring it with you, and tell the cashier you want to support boys and girls soccer boosters. Click here for the coupon.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Lots of Upper St. Clair restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is Fleet Feet of North Highland Road. Not your typical athletic apparel store, Fleet Feet offers everything that runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts need. The store is dedicated to enhancing and growing its area's running and walking community and does this by providing educational resources and training opportunities to help customers achieve their fitness goals. The store even has a tremendously popular running club. Have you been to this store? Review this business on the Fleet Feet directory listing. Like Patch on Facebook. | Follow Patch on Twitter. | Sign up for the daily email newsletter.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Upper St. Clair boys’ and girls’ swim teams placed high in both the WPIALs and state championships.
The Upper St. Clair boys’ and girls’ swim teams placed high in both the WPIALs and state championships. The boys’ team finished second overall at WPIALs and the in fifth place in states. The girls’ team placed third in the WPIALs and ninth in states. Both teams were Section 4 champions. The boys set four pools records. Both the boys and girls each set two team records.