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 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
And he needs your votes on Facebook!
Corey Wilding, a wrestler and golfer for Upper St. Clair High School, has been chosen as a candidate for Positive Athlete of the Week. Corey was nominated by members of the Upper St. Clair community, as a standout example of a positive athlete in the Pittsburgh area. In order for Corey to win the title, he needs your help. Beginning today, March 14, you can vote for Corey on the Positive Athlete Pittsburgh Facebook Page by "liking" his photo. The athlete with the most "likes" by midnight March 20 will be named the Positive Athlete of the Week, will be featured on MSA's Positive Athlete Spotlight and will also remain in contention for the Positive High School Athlete Award given out in April. The winner will also receive a Hines Ward …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Shannon Spence excels at field hockey and lacrosse.
Shannon Spence admired Hines Ward with her family during Pittsburgh Steelers games, but she never imagined the famous wide receiver would one day be honoring her. The Upper St. Clair High School field hockey and lacrosse player received the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award during The Hines Ward Show at the end of November. The award is given to high-character athletes in western Pennsylvania to promote the benefits of positivity to young athletes. Shannon found out she was going to be on the show as she was boarding a plane to go to the Dominican Republic for a community service trip with the high school—one of the many reasons she was chosen for the award. "I was surprised. It was really awesome," she said. "Just going there and meeting …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Joshua Roberts Van Auker is accused of meeting Ward's personal assistant in Sewickley to collect $15,000 from the retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver.
A Brookline man was arrested Thursday, accused of attempting to extort money from retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, multiple news sources are reporting. Police charged Joshua Roberts Van Auker, 26, on Thursday with two counts of criminal attempt, court documents show. According to WTAE, Van Auker sent a text message on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to Ward's personal assistant indicating that if he did not receive money, Van Auker would either sell or release materials alleging Ward paid women for sex. Van Auker also demanded $15,000, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, telling Ward through his assistant, "It's called buying silence, brother." The assistant contacted investigators the same day to report Van Auker was …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Steelers will start preseason play in 2012 without the Pro Bowl receiver.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to replace much of their depth and leadership from a year ago. Gone are Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Chris Hoke and Hines Ward and their combined eight Super Bowl titles, 12 AFC championships, five All-Pro honors, seven Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl MVP trophy. And joining that list of ex-Steelers could be Mike Wallace, another player with an appearance in both a Super and Pro bowl. Wallace's all-star year came just a season ago, as he led the Steelers with 72 receptions, almost 1,200 receiving yards, and eight touchdown catches—six more than fellow Pro Bowler Antonio Brown, who was signed to a $42.5-million contract extension through the 2017 season on July 27, this year. Wallace is in a contract …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The former Pittsburgh Steeler will serve as an analyst.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hines Ward is returning to the NFL, but you won't see him on the field. The four-time Pro Bowler who played 14 years for the Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring after the 2011 season has joined NBC Sports Group as an analyst across its NFL, college football and studio programming. As part of the multi-year agreement, Ward will be a regular contributor to Football Night in America; serve as an analyst every Saturday on NBC’s and NBC Sports Network’s college football studio programming with Liam McHugh and Doug Flutie; and will regularly appear on NBC SportsTalk with Mike Florio and Peter King to preview and recap the week in the NFL. “We think Hines is a perfect match for television because he brings with him a unique combination of …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Ward told the press and his fans Tuesday that he 'couldn't fathom putting on another uniform' despite his desire to continue playing football.
"I want to go down as one of the greatest to wear the black and gold," Hines Ward told the press and his fans Tuesday. Ward confirmed he will retire as a Pittsburgh Steeler during a very tearful speech. "My love and passion for this game has given me a good 14 years with the greatest organization in the world here in Pittsburgh," he said. "I've accomplished all that I've set out to and more, but it's my love for the game that makes me want to continue playing. I am a competitor and I would love nothing more than to get to another Super Bowl. "These past few weeks, I've spent a lot of time reading emails, Facebook posts, tweets, letters and cards and as I read them I was really moved by the tremendous outpouring of love, encouragement and …
Monday, December 19, 2011
'The Dark Knight Rises' trailer features clips of Steelers' Hines Ward and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The new "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer was released on Monday, Dec. 19. The scenes shot at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh are featured in the trailer, including a clip of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl about to kick the football and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward running to the endzone for a touchdown as the field blows up behind him. Also included in the trailer, the fight scene filmed at the Mellon Institute on Fifth Avenue. The film returns Christian Bale as Batman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Luscius Fox. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays police officer John Blake, Anne Hathaway is Catwoman and Marion Cotillard plays Miranda Tate. "The Dark Knight Rises" opens in theaters on July 20, 2012…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Thousands of extras played fans during a scene filmed at Heinz Field.
On Saturday, thousands of fans poured into Heinz Field to cheer on a fictional football team for a scene in The Dark Knight Rises. Joe Heckel, of Upper St. Clair, said he has been a Batman fan since he was a kid and jumped on the chance to be an extra. "It was a long day, but it was pretty cool," Heckel said. The day started at 7 a.m. in the Civic Arena parking lot. Buses drove thousands of extras wearing their black and gold to Heinz Field to cheer on the "Gotham Rogues." They braved some rain, and a lot of heat, until 6:30 p.m. "The worst part is you couldn't wear shorts because we were filming a fall or winter scene," Heckel said. "I wore jeans and a black shirt with a coat. "But they treated us well. There was a cooling tent and free …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tommy Toman, aka Buffo the World's Strongest Clown, and his wife, Nancy, chat about dancing onstage with Kym Johnson and Hines Ward and meeting a few former Pittsburgh Steelers players
Sure, he can rip telephone books in half with his bare hands, juggle bowling balls or chain saws and walk on shards of glass, but Tommy Toman, aka, Buffo the World’s Strongest Clown, also can dance. The veteran Zelienople area performer proved it last week during a rally in Pittsburgh to honor Dancing with The Stars champs Hines Ward and partner Kim Johnson. Toman and his wife, Nancy, earned the right to share the stage with the Pittburgh Steelers wide receiver and Johnson after being named one of three finalists in a YouTube video contest in which they showed off their dancing skills. After capturing their waltz during the rally, Patch caught up with the Tomans at home to chat about dancing, clowning around with former Steelers players …