Monday, March 25, 2013
A charity basketball tournament brought in $1,500 to help a student with her campaign to raise money for MDA.
Boyce Middle School students raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Pittsburgh during their annual “March Madness” basketball fundraiser. The charity tournament brought in $1,500 to help student Rachel Tudi with her campaign to raise money for MDA. Matthew Dudley, a teacher who works with Rachel, said the school has rallied around her since she had hip surgery in January. The donations from the tournament will be funneled to her “Rachel’s Rockstars” team with the Pittsburgh area MDA. “We’re trying to support her any way we can,” Dudley said. The sixth grade students defeated the Boyce staff 31-30, Dudley said. “All around great day for the students and staff of Boyce Middle School,” he said. The school also raised $1,000 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Beer, wings and hoops ... It's tournament time. Here's where to catch the games.
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Upper St. Clair. The popular NCAA Division I men's basketball championships tournament starts on Tuesday night with two first-round games. StonePepper's Grill 1614 Washington Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 412-854-4264 Outback Steakhouse 25 McMurray Rd., Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 412-833-4211 Red Robin 301 S Hills Vlg., Bethel Park, PA 15241 412-831-5610 Too busy to stop by your favorite local sports joint? Download the March Madness Live App to watch on the go from your mobile device. Where are you watching the tournament this year? Tell us in the comments section below, especially if we missed a spot! Like Patch on …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Upper St. Clair defeated Hempfield Friday night.
The Upper St. Clair girls' basketball team pulled off an upset in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs Friday night. The Panthers defeated Hempfield 53-48. Upper St. Clair outscored Hempfield 37-26 in the second half, according to ChampSportsNet sportscaster. Panthers were down by six at halftime. USC will go on to play Chartiers Valley Friday, Feb. 22. Share your congratulations with the girls in the comments below! Did you take photos at the game? Please upload them in the photo box to the right!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: A Barking Good Time: Paws for the Cause Benefit at Peterswood Park Upper St. Clair Short Film Set to Premiere Wednesday 'Tin Man' Fire Truck Honors FDNY New BHS Girls Basketball Coach Ready to Meet Challenge
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The athletic registration fee for Upper St. Clair School District fall sports is due on Aug. 1.
For the first time ever in the Upper St. Clair School District, students at Upper St. Clair High School and Fort Couch Middle School must pay to play sports. The first fees are due on Aug. 1. Administrators broke down the teams into three tiers. The first tier athletes have the highest fees. High School - $100 Freshman, JV and Varsity Fort Couch - $75 7th and 8th Grade Teams Baseball Boys' and Girls' Basketball Football Boys' and Girl's Soccer Co-ed Track and Field (Spring) Football Wrestling High School - $75 Freshman, JV and Varsity Fort Couch - $75 7th and 8th Grade Teams Co-ed Cross Country Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse Softball Co-ed Swimming and Diving Boys' and Girls' Volleyball Wrestling Boys' and Girls' Basketball Softball Co-ed…
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Armen Gilliam collapsed while playing a pickup game.
A former NBA star and Bethel Park native died Tuesday night while playing a pickup basketball game at LA Fitness in Collier Township. Armen Gilliam, 47, collapsed around 9 p.m. while playing basketball in the gym’s indoor courts. A bystander performed CPR on him until paramedics from Kirwan Heights could arrive at the scene. “He just collapsed on the court,” said Joe Wissel Jr., the EMS director at Kirwan Heights. “We basically did everything we could for him.” Gilliam was taken to St. Clair Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:28 p.m., according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. The cause of death is pending an autopsy, which has yet to be performed. Gilliam was a star player at Bethel Park High School before …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Basketball classifications will not change.
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association board members on Wednesday evening did not pass a proposal to eliminate two games from varsity schedules. Originally floated to help districts save on expenses during a tough budget year, the idea was met with resistance from athletic directors, coaches and administrators across the state, according to Melissa Mertz, PIAA assistant executive director. Many local coaches and athletic directors said such a decision is best left to individual schools. A planning committee voted down the plan during a Wednesday night meeting in Chambersburg. It also voted down three plans involving non-boundary schools and state classifications. Questions were raised about fair competition among public, …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Offense struggles to keep up with Erie McDowell in 53-38 loss.
As a result of Gateway, the team who beat Upper St. Clair in the WPIAL AAAA quarterfinals, winning the championship game, it gave Upper St. Clair new life as District 7's fifth qualifier for the PIAA tournament. Unfortunately, the opportunity for to play another day wasn't taken advantage of as the Panthers suffered an unceremonious loss at home to McDowell (Erie, Pa.), 53-38, Tuesday night. Steve Limberiou scored a game-high 23 points for the Panthers while playing his final high school game on his home floor, but they struggled to get secondary scoring from the rest of the team. No other Upper St. Clair player added more than four points. Zach Mayr scored 17 for McDowell and Martin Oduho added 11 for McDowell as the Trojans controlled …
Friday, February 18, 2011
No. 5 seed Panthers face Franklin Regional in first round Saturday.
Early in the season Upper St. Clair boys' basketball coach Danny Holzer emphasized certain things as keys to the team's success: giving a solid defensive effort, secondary scoring, playing together as a team and responding to adversity. When the Panthers (15-7) did those things they were successful. It led to winning eight of their last nine section games to finish in second place in Section 4 of the WPIAL Class AAAA and earn the fifth seed in the playoffs. Among their notable wins this season were a fourth-quarter comeback at Mt. Lebanon, a late-second thriller at Moon and two wins against both Pittsburgh Central Catholic and Chartiers Valley. However, their collective record against WPIAL playoff teams this season is 4-5, including …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Upper St. Clair raced out to a lead they would never relinquish, then held on from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
Towards the beginning of the season, Upper St. Clair basketball was pretty much the Steve Limberiou and Garrett DelRe show. As the season progressed, Coach Danny Holzer and his staff have found a way to mesh the success of their two stars and their role players. They've ridden that success to their sixth consecutive league victory with a 72-63 win over Canon McMillan that saw the Panthers shoot 45 free throws in the contest. Upper St. Clair raced out to a 21-8 lead after one quarter. Limberiou and DelRe had six points apiece, but four of their teammates also made buckets. Strong defense has been mantra as the season progressed. The Panthers held Canon-McMillan to 4 points in the first 7 minutes of the quarter, before 6'8" senior center …