Pitt Welcomes Rowan.

The 15-2  Pitt Panthers host the 10-8 North Carolina State Wolfpack at the Peterson Event Center tonight.  With their lost Saturday to Louisville, the Panthers fell off the AP Poll but, remains number 20 in the USA Today coaches poll. the Panthers are 4-1 in the ACC. NC State is 0-5.  The game is the return of Maverick Rowan.  Rowan lead the Lincoln Park Leopards to the 2014 WPIAL-PIAA Titles. He was also the PIAA player of the year 2014.  The 19-year-old freshman  is averaging 13.3 points per game for the Wolfpack.

Harrison Future Is Up To Him

Linebacker James Harrison will be 38-years-old before the 2016 season begins.  He has one year left on his contract. Harrison told media members that he will take some time to decide whether he will play again.  Harrison had an outstanding season and was a mentor to the Steelers young corp of linebackers.  It is not game day it is getting ready for for game day says Harrison  He is not sure he wants to put his body through one more year of training.

 

Steelers Exit

Yesterday the Steelers cleaned out their lockers.  Today they have their exit interviews with Coach Mike Tomlin and then head for home.  A lot of  questions remain before the team heads to the draft room in April.   The final Mike Tomlin News Conference will be Wednesday at noon on WBVP-WMBA.

Black and Gold Pep Rally planned

(Beaver County, PA) Beaver County radio has announced that it will host a free Black and Gold live broadcast pep rally at The Center at the Mall, in the Beaver Valley Mall, from noon to  2 P.M. on Friday January 15, 2015,  in preparation for the big divisional playoff game on Sunday. The general public is invited to attend and wear their  black and gold for the event, which will feature free food courtesy of Texas Roadhouse and Herr’s Potato Chips. Charlie Godart, star of the new reality TV show, “Hoodbillies”, along with Pat Septak and the Beaver County Radio Singers will perform Black and Gold fight songs.  Attendees will also be able to register for prize giveaways.  Mike Romigh, Host of Teleforum on WBVP and WMBA, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  The event is sponsored by Aliquippa Giant Eagle and The Point Restaurant and Lounge.

For more information call WBVP and WMBA at 724-846-4100.

 

Pirates management have high hopes for 2016.

(Seven Springs, PA) The Pittsburgh Pirates front office staff held a question and answer

Pirates' team owner Bob Nutting
Pirates’ team owner Bob Nutting

session with members of the Pittsburgh Pirates Radio Network at an affiliate gathering earlier today at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.  Pirates Team owner Bob Nutting opened the meeting by re affirming his thoughts that this year’s team is expected to continue the their winning ways in 2016. Nutting then challenged other Pirates team leadership present that he fully expects this year’s squad to be better than last year’s.

Pirates General Manager Neil Huntington and President Frank Coonley also addressed numerous issues at the meeting including the need for Major League Baseball to come up with a a different formula for revenue sharing and how foreign professional players are recruited and signed among others, to help make all teams be able to compete on an equal basis with each other in the future.

Coonley lauded the Pirates success of this past year pointing out several interesting observations including the fact that the Pirates, with 98 wins in 2015, had the third best record in Baseball, were one of only three teams to make the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, and yet the greater Pittsburgh area , is the second smallest market in the league.

Final Scores 12/30/15

Boys’ Basketball

Central Valley 68, Upper St. Clair 59 [CJ Betters]

Allderdice 81, Beaver Falls 62 [CJ Betters]

Lincoln Park 81, West Mifflin 74 [CJ Betters]

South Fayette 90, Vincentian 79 [CJ Betters]

Moon 80, Unitah (UT) 60 [Game in Orlando]

Wilkinsburg 77, New Brighton 55 [Montour Showcase]

Imani Christian 77, Quigley 52 [Bishop Canevin Tourn.]

Woodland Hills 88, Riverside 51 [Shady Side Tourn.]

Butler 58, West Allegheny 49 [Shady Side Tourn.]

Girls’ Basketball

Central Valley 56, Montour 50 [CJ Betters]

Quigley 70, Freedom 44 [CJ Betters]

Sewickley Academy 52, South Allegheny 30 [California (PA) Tourn.]

Notre Dame (OH) 53, Blackhawk 51 [Mt. Lebanon Tourn.]

Cornell 44, Moniteau 28 [Mohawk Tourn.]

West Allegheny 71, Ellwood City 29 [Riverside Tourn.]

Riverside 56, Beaver 54 [Riverside Tourn.]

NHL

Toronto 3, Pittsburgh 2 (F/SO)

NCAAM

Pitt 72, Syracuse 61

WPIAL Girls Basketball Results 12/29/15

Altoona Tournament
1 pm Red Lion 43 vs.  Ambridge 33 Final
C.J. Betters Tournament (at CCBC)
1 pm Freedom 29  vs.  Central Valley 72 Final
11:30 am Quigley Catholic  46 vs.  Montour 50 Final
Indiana Tournament
8:15 pm New Castle vs.  Indiana
Keystone Oaks Tournament
6:30 pm Peters Township vs.  Keystone Oaks
5 pm Our Lady of Sacred Heart vs.  Thomas Jefferson
Moon Tournament
7:30 pm North Hills vs.  Moon
6 pm Fox Chapel  73 vs.  Aliquippa  19 Final
Mt. Lebanon Tournament
7 pm Notre Dame, Ohio vs.  Mt. Lebanon
5:30 pm Hoover, Ohio 48 vs.  Blackhawk  37 Final
Riverside LGKG Classic
6:30 pm West Allegheny vs.  Beaver Area
8 pm Ellwood City vs.  Riverside
Rochester Tournament
5:30 pm South Side Beaver vs.  Rochester
1:30 pm New Brighton 41 vs.  Eden Christian 34 Final
Shenango Tournament
3 pm Hopewell 21 vs.  Neshannock  56  Final
4:30 pm Quaker Valley 49 vs.  Shenango  46  Final
Slippery Rock Tournament
7:30 pm Slippery Rock vs.  Seneca Valley
6 pm Maple Heights, Ohio vs.  Beaver Falls

 

WPIAL Boys Basketball Results 12/29/15

C.J. Betters Tournament (at CCBC)
7 pm West Mifflin 72 vs.  Upper St. Clair 54 Final
4 pm South Fayette  69  vs.  Beaver Falls 89  Final
5:30 pm Vincentian Academy 61  vs.  Central Valley 84 Final
8:30 pm Allderdice  84 vs.  Lincoln Park 60 Final

Avella Tournament

2:30 pm Geibel Catholic 40 vs.  Freedom  51  Final

Bentworth Tournament

8:15 pm Chartiers-Houston vs.  South Side Beaver

Bishop Canevin Tournament

8 pm Quigley Catholic 46 vs.  Bishop Canevin 86 Final
Coast 2 Coast Holiday Classic (at Aliquippa)
6 pm Sewickley Academy 75 vs.  Massillon, Ohio  66 Final
8 pm Kennedy Catholic 37 vs.  Aliquippa 51  Final
Montour Showcase
7:30 pm New Brighton 42  vs.  Montour  72  Final
Rochester Tournament
3:30 pm Western Beaver 44 vs.  Mohawk  39  Final
7:30 pm Beaver Area  75 vs.  Rochester 59 Final
Trinity Tournament
7:30 pm Quaker Valley 70  vs.  Trinity 52 Final

 

WPIAL Class AAA Section 2 (AAA)
Ambridge 52  vs.  Hopewell  43 Final