Rochester Rolls Past New Brighton 42-7

ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL- The Rochester Rams football team led by quarterback Jaydan Norman won in convincing fashion over neighbors the New Brighton Lions, on Friday evening. The first half looked to be a competitive match up between these two football teams with Rochester taking a 20-6 lead into halftime. The Rams proved to be too much for the Lions in the end claiming a week 2 victory by the score of 42-7. The two teams combined for a total of 37 penalties, with Rochester committing 17 of the 37, while the New Brighton Lions were guilty of drawing the yellow flag 20 times. Both teams will look to improve in this area while getting ready to start conference play.

CCBC Players of the Game:

Rochester – Jayden Norman

New Brighton – Mike Veon

Scores From Across The Valley: September 1, 2023


Friday, September 2, 2022:

                                      Beaver County Radio Broadcast Games      
Ambridge                   99.3/95.7/WBVP/WMBA/Facebook/YouTube
14   Final
37  Final
Beaver Falls
31 Final
Central Valley
28 Final
20  Final
New Brighton
13    Final
South Side
7  Final
Ellwood City
21   Final


Ambridge Defeats Freedom 14-7 On Beaver County Radio

(Photos by Daniel Campbell/Beaver County)

Week one in high school football on Beaver County Radio featured a close matchup between the Ambridge Bridgers and the Freedom Bulldogs at Ambridge High School.

The first half, Friday evening was a hard fought battle for both teams. Ambridge nor Freedom were able to put any points on the board before halftime. In the second half Ambridge was the first to strike, with a rushing touchdown giving the Bridgers a 7-0 lead. Later in the half Ambridge jumped out to a 14-0 advantage. The Freedom Bulldogs refusing to fold, scored a late touchdown cutting the lead to 7. Freedom would also catch a break after Ambridge turned the ball over giving the Bulldogs good field position. However, Freedom was not able to capitalize on the mistake and dropped their week one game against Ambridge by a score of 14-7. Freedom will start getting ready for their upcoming game with Beaver. While Ambridge will travel to Neshannock next Friday.

Here’s photos from the action at Moe Rubenstein Stadium:


Links to watch Freedom vs. Ambridge Friday night on Beaver County Radio!

High School Football is back for a 76th year on Beaver County Radio!
99.3 and 95.7 FM along with 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA and‘s Robert Mangino and Bruce Frey will have the call from Ambridge High School with sideline reports by Mike Azadian in this 2023 WPIAL Week 1 game as the Freedom Bulldogs and the Ambridge Bridgers battle.

You can watch our live stream video broadcast on Facebook Live, Youtube, and Twitch, or listen on-air or on our streaming apps! Coverage kicks off with pregame at 6:30pm and and kickoff is set for 7:00pm. Don’t miss the action, tune in!
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CCBC Players of the Game: Friday August 25, 2023


95.7 and 99.3 FM  along with 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA and’s Robert Mangino and Bruce Frye have the call from Reeve’s Stadium as the Blackhawk Cougars battled the Beaver Falls Tigers.

Your CCBC Players of the game are:

Blackhawk: Alex Pritchard
Beaver Falls: Sy’Mauri McCoy

You can see all of the past CCBC Players of the Game for High School Sports by clicking on the CCBC Logo Below:



Mangino to Join Beaver County Radio. Sports Broadcast Teams Announced.

(Photo provided by Robert Mangino)

Story by Beaver County Radio Staff,  August 10, 2023 

(Brighton Twp., Pa) Beaver County Radio is proud to announce that longtime veteran broadcaster Robert Mangino will be joining our high school football broadcast team this fall. Mangino will be the lead play by play man for Beaver County Radio’s Friday Night Game of the Week. He will be joined in the booth by longtime Beaver County Radio Broadcaster Bruce Frey who will be on color commentary. Beaver County Radio’s Mike Azadian will provide the sideline report.

Mangino has been a radio talk show host for 27 years. The last 13 years at KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Prior to that he hosted at 570 WKBN in Youngstown and 1200 WKST in New Castle.

General Manager Frank Sparks also announced changes to the remainder of the sports broadcast team. Saturday High School Football Broadcasts will be anchored by veteran broadcaster Mike Azadian. Geneva College Football game broadcasts will be anchored by Bruce Frey. Frey will be joined on color commentary by longtime time New Brighton AD Joe Ursida for home games and veteran national sports writer and longtime sports writer for the Beaver County Times John Perrotto will be on color commentary for the away games.  Azadian will also anchor the popular Coaches Corner show on Wednesdays at 7PM. Finally Frey will anchor the Falconi’s Moon Twp. Ford Wrap up Show on Friday nights after the game.

Sparks went on to say that “we have just been piecing things together since the untimely death of Beaver County Hall of Fame and Beaver County Radio Legendary Broadcaster Bob Barrickman.” “He went on to say that we really miss Bob and we could never replace him but we do need to move on while we continue to remember Bob’s legacy.” “It will be nice to have some stability in broadcast teams.”

Beaver County Radio will broadcast all games on 95.7 and 99.3 FM along with 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA. The games will be live audio streamed on our website at and on the St. Barnabas Radio Network APP. The Friday Game of the week will be heard on all Beaver County Radio outlets and will be video streamed on our Facebook Page and You Tube Channel.



Beaver County Radio to Make Announcement Concerning Football Broadcast Teams on Thursday

(Brighton Twp., Pa.) Beaver County Radio General Manager Frank Sparks is set to announce the new Beaver County Radio Broadcast Teams for both high school and Geneva College football this Thursday, August 10, 2023, at 11:35 AM during “Notes on Entertainment” with Eddy Crow and Scott Tady.

Sparks said that “we have just been piecing things together since the untimely death of Beaver County Hall of Fame and Beaver County Radio Legendary Broadcaster Bob Barrickman.” “He went on to say that we really miss Bob and we could never replace him but we do need to move on while we continue to remember Bob’s legacy”

You can here the announcement on air at 95.7 and 99.3 FM along with 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMA. You can also listen to the announcement streaming on or by downloading the St. Barnabas Radio Network App. The announcement will also be video streamed on our Facebook Page and You Tube Channel.

Click  below at 11:35 AM on Thursday to watch the announcement on our Facebook Page.


The Riverside Panthers Win 8-5 Over Punxsutawney In A Wild One They Go To Penn State!!!

On an overcast chilly June afternoon at Slippery Rock University ‘s Jack Critchfield Park, in front of a full house . The Chucks  in their red and white and Riverside in their black with green lettering  uniforms with the  wind blowing from left to right as Mike Azadian and Bruce Frey were set to call the game here on Beaver County Radio all anybody knew was that this was probably going to be a good game. And that it was with the Punxsutawney Chucks getting their first runner on with an E-6 recorded then the next pitch was hit into shallow right field and then the Chucks hit a ball deep into right field to put runners at second and third then the next batter Carter Savage belted the ball into center Field and they had runners on the corners with one out, the next batter struck out and the next  walked  to load the bases,  then Zeik Barnet comes up and hits a ball into center field that brought 2 more runs in, that was all for Ronnie Harper as coach Dan Oliastro came out to mound and called for his pitching ace Christian Lucarelli Who was already walking out from the bull pen. Lucarelli was able to stop the rally and to the relief of all the Riverside faithful the inning was over. But the Panthers bats were quiet in the first inning and in the next few innings as the next inning Dinger the Chucks lead off hitter hit a dinger that bounced over the fence for a book rule double but the panthers pitching held off the attack and no runs were scored, But the panthers still have not advanced a runner past second base and the bats were still pretty quiet, in the top of the third Christian Lucarelli retired the side with just 8 pitches and you would have to think that things were about to change with the Chucks getting 3 runs on 4 hits so far and the Panthers 0 runs on 3 hits. In the 5th inning Evan Burry makes a great catch on a very hard hit ground ball into the hole and a great throw and catch by Mitch Garvin at first to get the out, and Lucarelli strikes their #4 batter out and gets the next batter out to go to the bottom of the fifth, Could anybody get on for the Panthers and Drake Fox comes up and hits one at the shortstop and he bobbles the ball and the Panthers have the lead off batter on with nobody out(could it get better) yes it could then Darren McDade gets a hit to put runners on the corners and the Riverside fans came to life you could here the excitement ringing through the air as for the first time in this game they had something to cheer about. With bases loaded Sean Hayes lines into the outfield to bring in 2 runs with runners on first and second Riversides Evan Burry with 2 strikes gets a clutch hit to bring in the tying run as the crowd goes wild. In the top of the 6th the Chucks had 2 runners on and the Panthers Christian Lucarelli went into the stretch and paused to look around and noticed the runners leaning stepped off looked at second and tossed it to first to pick off the runner and end the inning. In the bottom of the 6th Mitch Garvin puts down a nice bunt to get runners to second and third and Darren McDade hits a 2 run double Sam Barber hits a triple and Sean Hayes had 2 runs batted in before it was all over the Panthers had a 8 to 3 lead going into the top of the 7th inning.  the Chucks managed a couple of runs but with 2 outs and the tying run on deck they hit a hard shot down the first base line and as Mike Azadian who was on the call said as Mitch Garvin jumped up and caught the ball that’s was probably the highest he’s ever jumped, it was a great game and a great win for the Riverside Panthers and it was Broadcast right here on 99.3 FM 95.7 FM 1230WBVP/1460WMBA   and around the world on Beaver County Radio .com