1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM and beavercountyradio.com’s Bob Barrickman and Bruce Frey have the call from Martorelli Stadium in West View of this 2020 WPIAL Class 2A Championship high school football playoff game as the Tigers battle the Vikings. . Pre-game is at 4:30 p.m. and kick-off is set for 5 p.m. .
1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM and beavercountyradio.com’s Tom Hays and Jason Colangelo have the call from Newman Stadium at North Allegheny High School of this 2020 WPIAL Class 4A Championship high school football playoff game . Pre-game is at 12:30 p.m. and kick-off is set for 1 p.m. as the Quips make their 13th consecutive WPIAL Championship appearance to battle the defending champion Jaguars.
Two Pac-12 football games canceled as virus problems linger
By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer
The Pac-12’s football schedule has been scrambled for a second straight week. Positive COVID-19 tests have led to the cancellation of both the Arizona State-California and UCLA-Utah football games. The Sun Devils’ home opener was nixed because of several positive COVID-19 tests among the team’s players and coaching staff, including head coach Herm Edwards. Utah also determined it didn’t have the minimum number of scholarship players available for its game against UCLA. There have been 14 games across the Football Bowl Subdivision canceled this week.
1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM and beavercountyradio.com’s Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays have the call from Newman Stadium at North Allegheny High School of this 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Championship high school football playoff game. Pre-game is at 6:30 p.m. and kick-off is set for 7 p.m. as the defending champion Central Valley Warriors battle the Elizabeth Forward Warriors.
(Pittsburgh) The University of Pittsburgh announced it is pausing all football activities as the coronavirus has made a resurgence, especially in Allegheny County.
Pitt officials said the suspension of team activities is “due to COVID-related protocols.” The Panthers’ next game at Georgia Tech has also been postponed until Dec. 12.
It’s unclear when Pitt will resume football activities, but it is scheduled to next play Nov. 21 at Heinz Field against Virginia Tech.
The team Pitt was scheduled to play on Saturday, Georgia Tech, released a statement late Thursday about the postponement as well.
Georgia Tech officials said they are unable to field the necessary number of players to compete this weekend because of a combination of injuries, COVID-19 contact tracing and a low number of tests available.
Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano
(Aliquippa, Pa.) Mike Warfield is in his third season as Aliquippa’s football coach, he was a member of the Quips 1987 team that won the WPIAL. Yesterday, Warfield was named the STEELERS COACH OF THE WEEK. for Week 9. According to the release the QUIPS have advanced to the WPIAL Championship for the 13th consecutive season. What makes it more impressive the QUIPS are 1A school, are 9-0 and the number 1 seeded team playing in Class 4A. The won over Bell Vernon Friday night 33-25 allowing to advance
The Quips face Thomas Jefferson on Saturday at North Allegheny High School at 1 p.m..
(Chippewa Twp. Pa.) Legendary Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia passed away on Monday afternoon after losing his battle with prostate cancer. He was first diagnosed with the cancer in October of 2018.
Amalia a 1974 Blackhawk graduate started coaching Blackhawk’s American Legion baseball team in 1988 and then his Alma Mater high school team in 2000.
Over his Coaching career his high school teams won 13 section titles, three WPIAL titles and made it as far as the championship game six other times. Overall, those teams compiled a 307-116 record.
Under Amalia’s direction, Blackhawk’s American Legion won over 700 games, 16 Beaver County titles and one state championship. In July of 2019, he celebrated his 1000th overall victory in high school and legion.
Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame Announcer and one of Beaver County Radio’s play by play commentators Tom Hays, who was close friends with Bob for many years, joined Eddy Crow on Teleforum Tuesday morning to talk about Bob’s life both as a coach and a person. During the interview Hays was asked to tell everyone about the personal side of Bob Amalia. Click the play button below to hear his response:
Bob Amalia was just 64 years old.
You can hear the entire interview as it was aired on Beaver County Radio by pressing the play button below: