Ambridge put up a good fight but Central Valley came out of it with the win in tonight’s game. In the first period the Warriors were up big against the Bridgers 16-7. In the second period the Bridgers started to fight back bringing the score at the half to 22 Warriors 17 Bridgers. From the third into the fourth Ambridge kept it close with Central Valley, early in the fourth period they tied it up at 36. Ultimately Central Valley would prevail and defeat Ambridge with a final score of 51-43.
Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano
(Aliquippa, Pa.) Aliquippa High School Football Coach Mike Warfield was awarded a 3 year contract extending from March 22, 2021 to March 21, 2024 Lorie Willis was hired as a volunteer girls basketball coach.
The board accepted the resignation of Lakesha Cobb, elementary school administrative assistant effective December 23, 2020.
Friday, February 12 will be an in-service day instead of a regular school day. Monday, February 15 will be a regular school day, not an in-service day.
The district has been awarded $4,032,121.00 in CARES ACT funding from the state. The funding was allocated to support ongoing learning in school districts in the 16th legislative district.
The funding is part of $2.2 billion in federal stimulus funds to k-12 school districts and charter schools affected by the pandemic
The Panthers traveled to Tiger territory for tonight’s game. Beaver Falls started putting points on the board right away with a couple 3-pointers early on. Riverside ended the first period 10 points behind but Beaver Falls extended their lead to 11 to end the first half, BF 27 – RS 16. In the second half the Tigers took off and had an explosive third period that took the score to 49-18. The Panthers tried to keep up but were unable to deliver a win. The game ended in favor of Beaver Falls with a final score of 56-23.
The Quaker Valley Quakers beat the Beaver Bobcats tonight 57-26. The Quakers jumped out to an early lead going up 7-0 in the first minute of the game. But, the Bobcats stormed back to make it a 1pt game at the end of the first quarter. The Bobcats momentum did not last long as the Quakers started to pull away taking a 32-17 lead into the half. And, the Quakers continued to not let up in the second half, which led to the Quaker Valley victory.
Story by Beaver County Radio Program Director/News Director Frank Sparks
(Beaver Falls, Pa.) Longtime Beaver County Radio Play by Play Announcer Tom Hays is calling it a career after 40 years announcing games for Beaver County Radio in one form or another.
Hays started his career in broadcasting for WMBA in Ambridge in 1981 and made the move to WBVP and then Kiss 107.9 in 1987. In 2000 WMBA was purchased by then owner of WBVP Frank Iorio. Hays would call color commentary for Bob Barrickman in those days. In 2012 play by play man Jim Fredrick retired and Tom took over as play by play announcer for WMBA broadcasts. Tom could also be heard on WBVP broadcasts and since its inception in August of 2019 on 99.3 FM. Tom joined his good friend and fellow broadcaster Bob Barrickman in the was inducted Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame being inducted in the spring of 2019.
Current Beaver County Radio Owner and Station Manager Mark Peterson said “It’s easy to own and operate a station when you’ve had quality people like Tom Hays as part of the team” Peterson said “Tom’s talents behind the microphone will be missed by the listeners of Beaver County Radio”
Program Director Frank Sparks who cut his teeth at Beaver County Radio producing games for Hays said “I had a mojo from the beginning with Tom and we became lifetime friends and I will miss working with Tom. Not many can say they were able to work with a hall of fame broadcaster especially the caliber of a man like Tom Hays. ”
Sports Director and longtime friend Bob Barrickman said “Tom is a tremendous broadcaster. Take his hall of Fame career and multiply that by ten and that is the type of person that Tom Hays is.” Barrickman went on to say that he couldn’t believe that Tom was able to produce at the high level he has despite his health issues. “That just goes to prove the true professional and class act that Tom is.”
We at Beaver County Radio will miss Tom Hay’s and appreciate all that he has done to make Beaver County Radio a success over the last 40 years!!! He will be deeply missed by us all and we wish him well in the future.
You can listen to Tom’s interview Wednesday on Teleforum announcing his retirement by pressing the play button below:
The Central Valley Warriors defeated the Wyomissing Spartans 35-21 to capture their first State Championship. Wyomissing struck first with a 44yd field goal to start the game, and after blocking a Central Valley punt the Spartans took an early 6-0 lead. The Warriors struck back with 18yd touchdown run by Jayvin Thompson, making it 7-6. Wyomissing later scored a touchdown in the final minutes of the second half, taking a 14-7 lead into the half. In the second half Central Valley became to dominate and take control of the game, outscoring the Spartans 28-7 in the second half, while recording 2 interceptions. Despite all that Wyomissing fought hard until the end even returning a kickoff 75yds to close to bring the game within 7 points during the fourth quarter, but it was not enough.
COVID-19 outbreak pushes Steelers-Ravens to next Tuesday
NEW YORK (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens’ bout with a COVID-19 outbreak has forced the NFL to postpone the team’s trip to Pittsburgh for a second time. The league announced Friday the Ravens (6-4) against the unbeaten Steelers (10-0) will now take place on Tuesday night. The game was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving then moved to Sunday afternoon after an initial wave of players on the Ravens tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The postponement forced the NFL to move Dallas’ visit to Baltimore next week from Thursday to Monday, Dec. 7. The unbeaten Steelers (10-0) will now have a short week to prepare for a visit from the Washington Football Team (4-7) on Dec. 6.