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 beavercountyradio.com‘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.
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95.7 and 99.3 FM along with 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA and beavercountyradio.com’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:
(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 beavercountyradio.com 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.
(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 beavercountyradio.com 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.
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
The Hopewell Vikings did what they were not expected to do as they give the Erie Prep Cathedral a record 22and 1 instead of a future in the High School Playoffs. Landin fox took the mound and had a solid game even picking off Erie’s first base runner at first base but Erie ends up scoring a run, he kept them in check after that not allowing any more runs until the bottom of the 5th inning. Hopewell had some good hitting after Slate drove a ball to the fence and then they get a walk and Fox comes up to help his cause with a hit up the middle to drive in a run and Lucas Walton hits a 2 run single to give Hopewell a 3-1 lead. Landin fox pitched to the middle of the 7th when the pitch count caught up to him and they had to bring in David Medich who faced the meat of the order and through nothing but junk at them with a change up and 8 curve balls to strike out the next two batters to close the game. Stay tuned for when and who the Vikings will play in the semi finals against right here on Beaver County Radio. This game was Broadcast here on Beaver County Radio by Mike Azadian And Bruce Frye right here on 95.7FM and 99.3FM along with 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA and around the world on Beaver county Radio.com.
The Riverside Panthers got out to a fast start scoring 4 times in the bottom of the first, Riverside had a couple of runs on and a double by Hunter Garvin and then his brother Mitch Garvin comes up with bases loaded and hit a sacrifice fly to bring the third run in and then the next batter followed up with another sac fly to give Riverside a 4 to nothing lead. In the bottom of the third Hunter Garvin gets a single and then Mitch Garvin comes up and hits a ball into left field to put runners on first and second, then Drake fox hits a ground ball fielders choice at second puts runners on the corners for Riverside and they decide to send the runner half way down they had him trapped but a low toss to first got away and the runner on third scored. Riverside will play Monday time or place or who they hasn’t been decided yet stay tuned to Beaver County Radio for details. The game was Broadcast right here on 95.7FM 99.3FM and 1230 WBVP/and 1460 WMBA by Bruce Frye and Mike Azadian and around the world on Beaver County Radio.com.