No. 2 seed Monessen breezes to Class A title

WPIAL A February 27, 2015 8:46 PM Share with others: Related Media: Indiana’s Stapletons knock off Beaver Falls in final two seconds Seton-LaSalle girls repeat as WPIAL champions Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 27 Photo gallery: WPIAL Basketball Championships <!– Monessen 73, Jeanette 57 –> Having the luxury of winding down the clock en route to […]

Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 27

Box scores from Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 BOYS BASKETBALL WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP Indiana 62, Beaver Falls 61 BEAVER FALLS (22-3) — Josh Creach 12-23 2-3 26; Donovan Jeter 6-9 0-3 12; Zach Duffy 1-3 0-0 3; Torian Leak 0-1 0-0 0; Javon Turner 4-15 1-2 9; Keyan Gibson 4-7 0-0 11; Malik Shepherd 0-0 […]

Shaler scores 7 goals to overcome North Hills hat trick

March 4, 2015 12:08 AM Share with others: Austin Martz scored three goals and Alexander Ficorilli two to lead Eastern Conference champion Shaler (17-3-0) to a 7-4 victory against North Hills (9-11-0) in the first round of the PIHL Class AA playoffs at BladeRunners in Harmarville. Matt Berner notched a hat trick, including a goal […]

Adam Bittner: Penguins’ trade deadline deals contradict ownership’s words on draft

The Penguins still don’t prioritize the draft. They put a lot of effort into creating the illusion that they do last spring when they fired Ray Shero, a general manager who presided over many busts and ill-fated sales of picks for rental players on his way to early playoff exits the past five years. Co-owner […]

Trade deadline chatter absent from Penguins locker room

The NHL’s trade deadline day has become a veritable high holy day for some who follow the league. Sports networks in Canada build much of their programming around the deadline that day, serving up hours of breathless speculation about deals that might be made and breaking news reports on those that are. Every year, there […]

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff’s concussion-like symptoms return

March 4, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff had a relapse of the concussion-like symptoms that sidelined him for 13 out of the past 14 games. “I had a little bump in the road,” Ehrhoff said. “I felt great Wednesday coming back and the next day, too. But I had some symptoms […]

Ian Cole, Ben Lovejoy must find a partner and role with Penguins

Having played for them for parts of three seasons, defenseman Ben Lovejoy is quite familiar with the Penguins. But in the two-plus years since he was traded to Anaheim, quite a few things have changed. After being reacquired in a trade-deadline deal Monday, he admitted he doesn’t know much about how the team plays under […]

Russell Martin says Pirates did all they could to sign him

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Pirates’ mid-November acquisition of catcher Francisco Cervelli signaled their realization of what was rapidly coming to light: The market for Russell Martin was reaching a point at which they were not comfortable. Martin saw it another way. “I was almost relieved,” he said Tuesday. “I was like, ‘OK, there’s a guy […]

Ron Cook: Pitt senior guard displays Wright stuff on and off court

The best thing we can do for our parents is to make them proud. Pitt’s Cameron Wright has succeeded. You will see that tonight on the face of Wright’s mother, Cheryl, when they are introduced on senior night before the game against Miami at Petersen Events Center. You will see it on the faces of […]

Ray Vinopal impresses at Pitt football pro day

Scouts from nearly every NFL team attended Pitt’s pro day Tuesday. They came to get their last close-up look at offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings, but many left with a strong impression of an under-the-radar prospect who might sneak onto their draft boards after an impressive workout. Ray Vinopal, a 5-foot-10, 197-pound safety, ran the fastest, […]

Pitt seniors look to avoid NIT fate

It is senior night at Pitt, but this might not be the last time the Panthers’ three seniors play at Petersen Events Center in front of the Oakland Zoo. As much as Pitt’s three seniors — Cameron Wright, Derrick Randall and Aron Phillips-Nwankwo — probably like playing at home, they are hoping their game against Miami tonight will […]

American Eagle Outfitters names brand leaders; L.B. Foster net income drops; Fusion and Lincoln MKZ added to NHTSA probe

March 4, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: American Eagle Outfitters appoints 2 new brand leads South Side teen clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has promoted two chief merchandising officers to lead its main brands. Chad Kessler has been named global brand president of American Eagle Outfitters, while Jennifer Foyle will be global brand president of […]

Walnut Capital will preserve two historic East Liberty storefronts

March 4, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Walnut Capital has agreed to save two historic Penn Avenue facades as part of its plans for a new 78-unit apartment project in East Liberty. The Shadyside developer will incorporate the terra-cotta storefronts into the design of the new $14 million, six-story building on Penn. Gregg Perelman, […]

PNC opts to scale back financing for mountaintop coal removal

March 4, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: PNC Financial Services Group has decided to scale back financing of companies that mine coal by shearing off the tops of mountains, saying it was the right thing to do in the face of environmental and health concerns. The decision, contained in the Pittsburgh-based bank’s latest Corporate […]

Ced Kurtz’s Techman Texts: Important FCC measure passes quietly

March 3, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: The vote last week by the Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality made the front pages. However, there was another vote at that session that didn’t lead the news but may be more important to the digital future. The FCC voted 3-2 to preempt state […]

Pittsburgh nonprofits compete for Fast Pitch grants

Representatives from eight diverse nonprofits will take the stage this evening at the Circuit Center on the South Side to compete for a share of $25,000 in grants. But even those that don’t snag the top prizes could leave the Fast Pitch competition with new resources as a result of a crowdfunding site being introduced […]

Forum: Consumers often sign contracts they don’t read or understand

March 3, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Consumers often sign form contracts without reading them — if you don’t believe me, just drop by a car rental agency and watch what happens. Consumers may have many reasons for not reading contracts, including that they are too long (the iTunes contract is 32 feet long […]

People on the Move: The Legal Profession

March 3, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Meyer, Unkovic Scott announced that the nominations committee of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association has elected Tony J. Thompson to its Board of Governors. Mr. Thompson counsels clients on a variety of matters, including contact negotiations, trade secrets, labor-management relations, complex commercial litigations and […]

In first crack at fracking issue, Pa. judge sides with driller

March 3, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: A federal judge took a literal definition of “adjacent” when determining whether a natural gas company’s compression sites should be lumped together when looking at potential Clean Air Act violations. In Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future v. Ultra Resources, the environmental advocacy group alleged oil and natural gas […]

Let’s talk about birds: bearded barbet

March 4, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: This is one of a series presented by the National Aviary, which works to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. The name “barbet” applies to a large group of tropical fruit-eating bird species and also to a breed of dog known as the French […]