Lincoln Park Pervails 69-66 Over Laurel Highlands In 4A Quarter Final!!!

The Lincoln Park Leopards traveled to Norwin High School to battle for a chance to move on in the PIAA High School boys basketball 4A quarter finals against the Laurel Highlands Mustangs. The game started slow for these two high powered teams with all the marbles up for grabs, Meleek Thomas started the scoring off with a 2 pointer DeAndre Moyle cleaned up the boards and went all the way  to make it 10-7 Leopards and Meleek Thomas hit a big three pointer to make it 13-7,at the end of the first it was the Leopards 15 Mustangs 12. The Mustangs came out in the 2nd quarter and got out to a 19-15 lead, the game was a little bit strange for the Leopards with 3 players having 2 fowls each in the second, but the Leopards went into the half 28-25. This game had a lot action this is just some of the highlights in the second half, DeAndre Moyle hit a three pointer to put them up by 6 And Green then gets a slam dunk to put them up by 8 and Brandon Cummings made 4 big free throws when they needed them last but not least Meleek Thomas scored 7 points in one minute to create a spark for Lincoln Park. It ended with two good teams making some great plays when they needed to final score 69-66. The game was heard right here on 95.7fm 99.3fm 1230WBVP/1460WMBA and world wide on Beaver County Radio by Mike Azadian and Joe Salopek stay tuned for Aliquippa  boys and Blackhawk girls will both play on Saturday 3-18 23 In the PIAA state playoffs.

Patrick Peterson eager to show Steelers he’s still elite

New Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Patrick Peterson meets with reporters at the NFL football team’s practice facility in Pittsburgh, Thursday, March 16, 2023. The Steelers signed the eight-time Pro Bowler to a two-year deal to give their secondary an experienced voice heading into 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Patrick Peterson says he believes he’s still got plenty left in the tank. The 12-year veteran and eight-time Pro Bowler signed a two-year deal with Pittsburgh soon after free agency began. Peterson is coming off a solid season with Minnesota in 2022 when he had five interceptions and 15 passes defensed. Peterson says he can contribute in several ways in Pittsburgh, including becoming a mentor on defense. Peterson, who turns 33 in July, is the headliner of a free-agency class that includes inside linebacker Cole Holcomb and guard Nate Herbig.

Blackhawk Girls Hang On To A Late 4th Quarter Lead To Take The Win!!!~

The Blackhawk Girls were down 11-3 right off the bat against the Knoch Knights and they were having a offensive evening  that was sub power but they were playing really good on the defensive side the ball, the other bright side of the first quarter was kassie Potts hit a 3 pointer at the end of the first to get the deficit to 12-6.  Blackhawk was missing lot of outside shots and Knoch wasn’t playing well either.  The second quarter they hung in still not playing their best but they got the lead down to 19-17 with Kassie Potts getting her 7th point of the game and Aubree Hupp leading the scoring with 8 for the Blackhawk girls and still no points from their leading scorer Alena Fusetti. They then again started to fall back again by 7 when with the entire team struggling  Alena Fussetti got her first points of the game. And then Kassie Potts hit her second 3 point shot of the game, things  were starting to look a little bit better for the lady Cougars and they weren’t done yet Aubree Hupp posted up and and made it 28-24 and the cougars keeping it close Allena Fusetti made a nice pass underneath to Aubree Hupp who was fouled and made both. Blackhawk was moving the ball a lot better and then Alena Fusetti hit a 3 pointer to put Blackhawk in the lead the cougars got the ball back and Aubree Hupp fought for a rebound put them up by 4 37-33, with a minute left Shaw for Knoch scored and cut the lead to 2, after a couple of time outs back to live action one of the Romighs  made a big steal and passed the ball to Andrea Kinger who was fouled and made 1 and put the cougars up by 3, with 29.9 seconds left. Knoch missed a basket got the ball back with 7.3 seconds on the clock and called another time out then the Knights put up a 3 point shot that was no good the ball went out of bounds off Knoch, and all Blackhawk had to do was get the ball back in with .9 seconds on the clock and that they did Blackhawk gets the win they move on 38-35. The game was broadcast right here on 99.3fm 95.7fm 1230WBVP/1460WMBA and around the world on  Beaver County Radio  with Mike Azadian and Joe Sager on the call. Stay tuned  for more playoff High School Basketball Friday it will be Lincoln Park trying to advance to the third round.

Lincoln Park Defeats Highlands To Move On In Class 4A State Playoffs 84-72

The game started out with Highlands playing much better than they did the last time the teams met, they were able to control the pace of the game and slow the high powered Lincoln Park Leopards and keep them off the boards. At the end of the first quarter both teams were running neck and neck with Highlands out in front 14 to 13,both teams under their average score. Highlands was winning on the rebounds but they were turning the ball over along with Lincoln Park both teams with some sloppy play and If they were looking for a way to upset the Leopards it was looking like they may have found it, note Brandon Cummings scored all the points 14 to be exact in the second quarter for Lincoln Park, so that again is keeping everybody else in check. but as the strong get stronger Lincoln Park did as the game went on the Leopards turned up the volume and started playing faster and you could see the game going a little bit more in their favor. In the third quarter both teams were still neck and neck with a 36 36 tie and Highlands started to get sloppy with the ball maybe just getting worn down from the pace that the Leopards were starting to bring, and Lincoln Park got their biggest lead of the game by 6 points. The fourth quarter was mostly the Leopards putting pressure on the Highlands team that was unable to keep up with the speed of the game Meleek Thomas ended it with a  dunk to end the game final score Lincoln Park 84 Highlands 72.  The game was heard here on 95.7 f Fm and 99.3 Fm  along with 1230WBVP/1460WMBA and world wide on Beaver County Radio  by Mike Azadian and Frank Salopek, stay tuned  for Blackhawk Girls 4A basketball playoffs at 5:30 here tomorrow  on Beaver County Radio Wednesday 3-15-23 with Mike Azadian and Joe Sager on the call.

Freedoms Great Season Comes To An End After Overtime Loss To Bishop Mccort 64-58!!!

If you like exciting games that had two girls basketball teams playing a very competitive 2A basketball playoff game to advance in the state playoffs you would have loved this one. The Freedom Bulldogs trying to make it back to Hershey for the second straight year all most got one step closer but their  season ended with a 20 win 5 loss record, they can be very proud  of. Bishop Mcort jumped out to a 8 nothing lead , it seemed to be the story of the night with Freedom trailing most of  the  game , after one the score was the Crushers 15 the Bulldogs 12. Freedom was having some trouble solving the full court press and Bishop hit 3 three pointers in the first, and may have been just a little bit faster getting some open shots. Freedoms Olivia Henderson hit back to back three pointers, then Julz Mohrbacher took the ball the  down  the court to tie it at 21 then Morgan Keller hit a duce for the first Freedom lead 23-21. At half time it was the Crushers in the lead 31-Bulldogs 25. At the start of the 3rd quarter  Julz Mohrbacher hit a left handed Bob McAdoo half hook shot with 4 players around here to get the Freedom crowd back to life with a roar of thee crowd it carried over to the fourth quarter where a very loud freedom crowd was cheering their team on, the Bulldogs out scored the Crushers 19 to 8, and with 4.2 seconds on the clock Olivia Henderson a very gifted 3 point shooter hit a long 3 point shot to tie the game up at 52 to 52. Make no mistake every single one of the Freedom players that went in to the game all played well and contributed to their great performance, although it did not go their way, the Bulldogs  had a great season and another exciting game. Mike Azadian and Bruce Frey had the call at Freedom High School here on 99.3FM 95.7 FM 1230WBVP/1460WMBA and around the world on Beaver County Radio. Stay tuned for Aliquippa  and Karns City tomorrow 3-11-23 in boys High School Playoff basketball at 1:30 pm.

Lincoln Park Holds Off A Rugged North Catholic Team And Take Home Gold For the Sixth Time!!!

After a Lincoln Park student Sanga beautiful National Anthem and the cheers from a great crowd that assembled to watch the to top teams in class 4A WPIAL Playoffs at the Peterson Events Center In Pittsburgh PA play for the third time this year. It was a game that started out with Moye drilling the first three pointer of the game getting the Leopards out to a 7-4 L.P. lead with both teams running hard and North Catholic playing many subs which took a little while as they went down as much as 13 points but climbed back in the game and stayed their in a very exciting game . At the end of the first the the score was 27-17 Leopards in the lead. North Catholic who was finding the basket with some easy layups could not hit any threes until late in the second quarter when they hit two 3 pointers to get the game to a 33- 33 tie with a couple left in the half they had came back from 13 down. North Catholic had out scored Lincoln Park in the second quarter 16 to 12 and in the third Quarter L.P. had missed some easy layups and drew some yelling from the fans it was 49-46 late in the third when Maddalen making it look easy cut the lead to 51 – 50 and the quarter ended with the score Lincoln Park 55 North Catholic 54 very much any ones game. The fourth quarter was L.P. strongest with a 64 56 lead Milak Thomas goes left then right and faked somebody out of their boots according to Mike Azadian who was broadcasting the game with Joe Sager to make a great move to the hoop. After that the Leopards played good defense and N.C. could not get back in it final score Lincoln Park wins their 6 WPIAL Championship title in 11 years over North Catholic 78-68. The game was broadcast here on 99.3 FM 95.7 FM 1230WBVP/1460WMBA and around the World on Beaver County Radio, stay tuned tomorrow for a double header first game will be the Blackhawk girls at 1pm and the Aliquippa boys at 3pm today 3-4-23, right here on Beaver County Radio.