Pitt Grad and Vikings Rookie Jaylen Twyman Recovering From Gunshot Wounds

Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman recovering from gunshot wounds
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman is recovering from four gunshot wounds. Bullets that hit a vehicle he was riding in caused scary but superficial injuries. Twyman does not need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery from the exit wounds to his arm, shoulder, buttocks and leg, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus. The Vikings also confirmed the shooting after being in contact with Twyman and family members. Twyman was selected in the sixth round out of Pittsburgh in the NFL draft two months ago. The incident occurred in his native Washington, D.C.

The Beaver Bobcats take the softball State Title!

Beaver met with Tunkhannok in State College for todays softball state championship game.  Beaver scored their first run in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.  The next couple of innings were scoreless until Beaver scored again in the fifth.  The Bobcats had a 3-0 lead during the top of the sixth until Tunkhannok scored a run in the bottom to bring it to 3-1 going into the seventh.  Beaver scored one more run in the seventh but allowed Tunkhannok to get three runs in to tie the game at 4 and take it into extra innings.  The eighth inning went scoreless. Beaver got a run during the top of the ninth. While Beaver led 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Tunkhannok has two runners on base and Beaver managed a double play to seal the game at 5-4.  Beaver ended their season 21-0 as undefeated state champions. Hear the Beaver County Radio post game below with announcers Bob Barrickman and Mike Azadian.

(Photos by Beaver County Radio Announcer Mike Azadian)

 

Blackhawk QB Club To Host Football Tournaments In June & Joe Hamilton Golf Classic In July

The school year may be over, but that doesn’t mean that high school athletes and coaches have to stay out of the competitive ring.

Two upcoming events presented by the Blackhawk Quarterback Club will offer high school football players and athletes of all calibers on the golf course to get in shape and battle it out for a good cause. QB Club President Paul Heckathorn and Blackhawk head football coach Zach Hayward joined Matt Drzik to talk about these two events.

The first event is a 7-on-7 Football Tournament & Lineman Challenge taking place at Wright Field in Chippewa on June 26. The 7-on-7 tournament will feature offensive skill as teams of 7 will battle it out in games of two-hand-touch football, while the Lineman Challenge will focus on the gridiron guardians battling it out in challenges such as tug-of-war and tire lifting. Admission is free for the public and food trucks will be present and available throughout the event, taking place from 9 AM to 5 PM. Athletes can contact the Blackhawk QB Club to participate; deadline is June 25.

The other event being hosted by the Blackhawk QB Club is the 36th Annual Joe Hamilton Golf Classic taking place at Blackhawk Golf Course on July 17, beginning with a shotgun start at 1:30 PM. Both Hayward & Heckathorn were players under the legendary football coach at Blackhawk High School, and the tournament named after him is seen as a fun, competitive get-together for former alumni and the public at large to be part of. Participation in the tournament includes a steak dinner and complimentary gift, and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

More information about these events can be seen by going to the Blackhawk QB Club’s official page (link above), or by going to their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts.

To watch the full interview, click on the Facebook feed below!

New Steelers OC Canada To Lean On Roethlisberger, Run Game

New Steelers OC Canada to lean on Roethlisberger, run game
By DAN SCIFO Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada intends to build off the strengths of two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger while also placing a renewed emphasis on the run game. The Steelers promoted Canada after Randy Fichtner’s contract wasn’t renewed following a first-round playoff loss to the Browns. They hope Canada injects some life into an offense that sputtered down the stretch last season. The run game that finished last in the NFL in 2020 is expected to feature rookie Najee Harris this season. The Steelers hope the former Alabama standout they drafted in the first round will provide an immediate boost.

Pirates Lose 9th Straight

Gomes, Corbin lead Nationals; Pirates lose 9th straight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yan Gomes connected for a grand slam and Trea Turner got four hits, leading Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1. The Nationals won their third in a row and sent Pittsburgh to its ninth straight loss. Corbin pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run and eight hits. He struck out seven and walked one while going at least eight innings for the first time since Aug. 21, 2019. Gomes’ slam finished a five-run first inning against Tyler Anderson.

Schwarber Goes Deep Again For Nats In 3-2 Win Over Pirates

Schwarber goes deep again for Nats in 3-2 win over Pirates
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber homered again to snap a seventh-inning tie and drove in two runs for the Washington Nationals in their 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jon Lester pitched 5 1/3 solid innings to help the Nationals win for the third time in four games. Schwarber’s homer was his fourth in three days. The Nationals moved him to the leadoff spot Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. He led off that game with a home run, hit two more on Sunday and launched the go-ahead shot this time against reliever Clay Holmes. Schwarber also had an RBI single in the third and walked. Brad Hand pitched the ninth for his 12th save.

Beaver is going to State! The Bobcats win the PIAA Softball Semifinal over Highlands 4-0

The Beaver Bobcats Softball team travelled to Mars and met multiple rain and lightning delays prior starting todays PIAA Semifinal game against the Highlands Golden Rams.  After the game kicked off, the teams went five innings with no runs on the board.  Finally, in the bottom of the sixth, the Bobcats took a one point lead followed by a homerun to get three more runs.  Beaver closed it out against Highlands 4-0 and will be heading to State College for the State Championship! Hear the post game below with announcers Bob Barrickman and Bruce Frey featuring player and coach interviews as heard on Beaver County Radio.

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