(Hershey, PA) Tune in to Beaver County Radio for all the exciting action today as Bob Barrickman, Tom Hays and Bruce Frey are all set up in the Giant Center in Hershey awaiting the 2 P.M. tip off of the class AA State Final between Aliquippa and Mastery Charter North. Click here for a live internet stream link.
(New Brighton, PA) Over 70 runners and walkers took part in the annual New Brighton St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run. Beaver County Radio was pleased to support the event which was organized and sponsored by the New Brighton Recreation Commission. Upcoming events include a Triathlon on Memorial Day weekend and a Halloween 5k run through New Brighton Area Cemeteries.
When Temple takes the floor against Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Basketball Championship, Lincoln Park Alumni Devonte Watson will be in the line up. The senior from Ambridge just missed the big dance last year and played well in the NIT. Hopewell grad Shatori Walker-Kimbough led the Maryland Lady Terrapins to a Big 10 championship and a number two seed in the NCAA Tournament. They play the number 12 seed Iona. Walker-Kimbrough is Marylands leading scorer averaging 19.5 points per game. Duquesne Lady Dukes are in their first NCAA Tournament. Freshman Chassidy Omogrosso from Blackhawk has been a contributor to the team’s success. She has averaged 8.8 points a game. The number nine seed Dukes face number 8 seed Seton Hall Saturday afternoon. Beaver Falls Sheldon Jeter and Cameron Johnson from OLSH will play for Pitt when they take on Wisconsin Friday Night in St Louis.
On Friday the Penguins got real bad news. Their second leading scorer Evgeni Malkin will miss the rest of the regular season with an upper body injury. Sunday they went into Madison Garden and beat the New York Rangers 5-3. It was the Penguins third win in four games. Conor Sheary, who was just recalled From Wilkes Barre-Scranton on Saturday, scored two goals. Matt Cullen scored the game winner in the third period and, Sidney Crosby added an empty netter to seal the victory. The Penguins host the New York Islanders Tuesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, and the Conference Leader Washington Capitols Sunday Evening. They travel to Philadelphia Saturday to play the Flyers.
It is good news and bad news when it comes to local college basketball tournament action. First we have the good. Senior Guard James Robinson made a steal and hit a running layoff with six seconds left to lift Pitt to a 72–71 win over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament. It was the third win of the season against the Orange this season. The win almost assures them a berth in the NCAA tournament. They face the number one seed North Carolina this afternoon. The bad news is the Duquesne Dukes. They lost to last place LaSalle in the first round of the Atlantic Ten Tournament 88-73. LaSalle was paced by Jordan Price. He had a near career high 36-points. The 14th seed Explorers face six seed Davidson. It was Duquesne’s 10th lost in 11 games
The Steelers are not real big players in the first days of free agency. They spent the first day signing one of their own. Offensive guard Ramon Foster agreed to a new three year deal. They announced that they expect to work out an extension for the other offensive guard David DeCastro later this year. The NFL Network reports the Steelers and free agent tight end Ladarius Green. Green, who is six foot six 237 pounds, spent four years with the San Diego Chargers. The deal is reported to be for four years totaling 20-million dollars. The Black and Gold can afford it. They are a little over 11-million dollars under the salary cap.
Pedro has landed. He signed a one year deal with the Baltimore Orioles. It is worth 5.75-million dollars with an additional 1.25 million in bonuses. Alvarez was not offered a contract by the Pirates in December. His role with Baltimore will be mostly as a designated hitter with spot duty at first base.