April 1

1952 – Washington High School’s John Riser, who led the Little Presidents to 19 consecutive wins, is named to the All-Pennsylvania Scholastic Basketball Team’s first team. Riser averaged 19.2 points per game.

1957 – The Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Athletics play to a scoreless tie through 18 innings before the spring training game in West Palm Beach, Fla., is called by agreement.

1959 – Don Richmond hits two solo home runs but Washington has to settle for a 6-6 tie against Burgettstown in high school baseball action.

1972 – The first collective player’s strike in Major League Baseball begins at 12:01 a.m. The strike lasts 12 days and cancels 86 games.

1981 – The Pittsburgh Pirates trade catcher Ed Ott and pitcher Mickey Mahler to the California Angels for first baseman Jason Thompson.

1985 – Villanova shocks Georgetown with a 66-64 victory to win the NCAA basketball title. The Wildcats, led by Dwayne McClain’s 17 points, shot 79 percent from the field, making 22 of 28 shots, and added 22 of 27 free throws.

1986 – Two-time state champion Ron Rothka of Canon-McMillan is named the Outstanding Wrestling on the Observer-Reporter’s All-District team.

1987 – The Pittsburgh Pirates trade veteran catcher Tony Pena to the St. Louis Cardinals for three prospects: pitcher Mike Dunne, catcher Mike LaValliere and outfielder Andy Van Slyke.

1998 – Starter Francisco Cordova and relievers Marc Wilkins and Rich Loiselle combine on a five-hit shutout as the Pittsburgh Pirates open the season with a 4-0 win at Montreal.

April 2

1876 – The first official National League baseball game is played with Boston beating Philadelphia 6-5.

1981 – Washington High School’s boys track & field team extends its dual meet winning streak to 38 with a 98-52 victory over host Bethel Park. Wash High’s Bill Miller is the meet’s only double winner, in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

1986 – Washington High School’s Ron Moore is named MVP of the Observer-Reporter’s All-District Boys Basketball Team.

1986 – The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee approves a rules change in which three points will be awarded for shots made 19 feet, nine inches from the basket.

1987 – Dan Conn of Bentworth and Tom Kelly of Immaculate Conception each score 16 points to lead the North to a 105-104 victory over the South in the 5th annual Washington-Greene Boys Basketball All-Star Game.

1997 – For the first time, the salary of one player – Albert Belle – exceeded the payroll of an entire team – the Pittsburgh Pirates. Belle, the game’s highest-paid player for 1997 at $10 million, made $928,333 more than the whole Pirates payroll, which totaled $9,071,667.

2003 – Washington’s Amber Harris is named the Pennsylvania Girls Basketball Class AA Player of the Year by the Associated Press after averaging 17.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game for the 25-5 Prexies.

2009 – Jamelle Cornley scores 18 points and Penn State uses a big second half to beat Baylor 69-63 and win the NIT title, just the second postseason basketball tournament championship in school history.

April 3

1963 – Pete Mazzaferro resigns as athletic director, head football coach and head basketball coach at Waynesburg College. In four seasons as the Yellow Jackets’ football coach, Mazzaferro had a 12-19-3 record.

1975 – Charles “Buzz” Ridl resigns as basketball coach at Pitt. He led the Panthers to a 97-83 record and a spot in the East Regional final in 1974. Ridl is replaced by 32-year-old Tim Grgurich, who has been an assistant at Pitt for 10 years.

1988 – Fort Cherry's Wade Timmerson, who averaged 30.5 points per game, is named the Observer-Reporter Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

1989 – Michigan beats Seton Hall 80-79 in overtime to win the NCAA basketball championship. Rumeal Robinson makes two free throws with 3 seconds left for the Wolverines.

2003 – Ben Howland leaves Pitt to become UCLA’s ninth head basketball coach since legendary John Wooden retired in 1975.

April 4

1974 – The Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron hits his 714th career home run, tying him with Babe Ruth for the most in Major League Baseball history. Aaron’s homer comes off Cincinnati’s Jack Billingham.

1983 – Lorenzo Charles scores on a dunk after Derek Whittenburg’s 35-foot desperation shot falls short to give North Carolina State a 54-52 triumph over Houston in the NCAA national championship game.

1984 – Adam Sarson, Peters Township’s 6-7 senior center who averaged 18.6 points and 15 rebounds per game, is named the Observer-Reporter’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

2000 – On the last opening day at Three Rivers Stadium, Houston’s Richard Hildago hits a sixth-inning grand slam and the Astros defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. The game is played one night after the scheduled opener was rained out. Though 54,399 tickets were sold for the game, only 14,610 fans attend.

2003 – Dave Palone drives Down By The Bay to victory in the third race at The Meadows. It’s the 9,000th career win for Palone.

April 5

1972 – For the first time in history, Major League Baseball fails to open its season as scheduled because of a general player strike, which started April 1 and would be settled April 13.

1979 – Myles Witchey resings as head basketball coach at California State College after 16 seasons and 184 victories.

1983 – Wide receiver Jim Smith, expected to move into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting lineup because of Lynn Swann’s retirement, signs a 3-year contract with the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL. Smith’s USFL deal pays him more per season than any receiver in NFL history.

1990 – In the highest-scoring game in Washington-Greene Boys Basketball All-Star Game history, Waynesburg’s Steve McIntire and Ringgold’s Clay Wyne each score 26 points to lead the North to a 143-95 victory at Washington High School. Washington’s Matt Jennings leads the South with 17 points.

1997 – Bruce Baumgartner wins a record eighth World Cup wrestling gold medal, beating David Musolbes 2-1 in overtime at 275.5 pounds as the United States routs Russia 25-7.

2001 – Joe Dunn, who most recently coached at Mt. Pleasant, is hired as the boys basketball coach at Trinity High School.

April 6

1896 – The first modern Olympic Games begin in Athens, Greece. James B. Connelly wins the first event – the hop, skip and jump.

1957 – Dick Wilson of Washington wins the 114.5-pound weight class at the National AAU Greco-Roman Championships held at Waynesburg College. Wilson, who wrestles for Toledo University, pinned Clayton Venn, Fourth Army, in the finals.

1958 – Arnold Palmer edges defending champion Doug Ford and Fred Hawkins to win The Masters. Palmer shoots a final-round 73.

1971 – Winning pitcher Dock Ellis scatters eight hits in throwing a complete game as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Philadelphia 4-2 before 39,712 at Three Rivers Stadium. It’s the largest crowd ever to watch a Pirates home opener.

1973 – A crowd of 51,695 jams into Three Rivers Stadium to honor the late Roberto Clemente. Clemente’s uniform No. 21 is retired during a pregame cermony, then the Pirates rally in the ninth for a 7-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

1984 – Charleroi’s Andrei Constantino scores a game-high 29 points and leads the South’s second-half comeback to win the Washington-Greene Boys Basketball All-Star Game, 131-123, at Trinity High School. Charleroi’s Kevin Lee and Carmichaels’ J.L. Lechner each score 24 points for the South, which trailed 57-41 at halftime. Bevin White of Ringgold leads the North with 27 points.

1986 – Ron Faust, who coached Washington High School’s boys basketball team to its second state championship in three years, is named the Observer-Reporter Sports Headliner.

1987 – Sugar Ray Leonard returns to the ring after a three-year layoff to upset Marvelous Marvin Hagler in a 12-round split decision for the middleweight title, becoming boxing’s 10th triple champion.

1995 – J. Gawen Stoker is hired as head football coach at Trinity High School. Stoker was head coach at Bald Eagle Area for 23 years, compiling a 145-93-2 record.

April 7

1963 – Jack Nicklaus, at 23, becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters, beating Tony Lema by a stroke.

1985 – New Jersey’s Herschel Walker rushes for a USFL-record 233 yards in leading the Generals to a 31-25 victory over the Houston Gamblers. Walker also breaks his own USFL record for the longest run from scrimmage by going 89 yards on his second carry of the game.

1996 – Carmichaels High School’s Justin Voithofer, who averaged 29 points per game and led the Mikes to the WPIAL Class A semifinals and PIAA playoffs, is named Player of the Year on the Observer-Reporter’s Boys Basketbal All-District Team.

April 8

1952 – Charleroi High School left-handed pitcher Darrell Daugherty throws a no-hitter and scores the game’s only run in the fifth inning as the Cougars defeat Bellmar 1-0. Daugherty strikes out seven.

1958 – The Pittsburgh Steelers announce they will hold training camp at California State Teachers College in preparation for the 1958 NFL season.

1974 – In the home opener in Atlanta, Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s career record by hitting his 715th home run, connecting off Al Downing of Los Angeles in the fourth inning.

1975 – Frank Robinson, the first black manager in the majors, makes his debut as player-manager for the Cleveland Indians. Robinson hits a home run in his first at-bat – as a designated hitter – to help beat the New York Yankees 5-3.

1976 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Clemson tight end Bennie Cunningham with their first pick in the NFL draft.

1979 – The Pittsburgh Pirates trade left-handed pitcher Jerry Reuss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Rick Rhoden.

1981 – Terry Kushner is named head football coach at Trinity High School. Kushner held the same job at Peters Township the last two seasons.

1988 – Fort Cherry’s Wade Timmerson scores nine points and has four assists to help the City-Western Pennsylvania All-Stars defeat the WPIAL Quad-A team, 108-92, in the preliminary game of the Dapper Dan Roundball Classic at the Civic Arena.

1998 – Duquesne University hires former Pitt player Darrelle Porter as head basketball coach.

2002 – The Pittsburgh Pirates win their home opener for the first time in nine years, beating the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 at PNC Park. Pitchers Ron Villone, Mike Fetters and Mike Williams combine on the shutout.

2007 – Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby finishes with 120 points to become the youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy for leading the league in scoring. The 19-year-old Crosby betters the mark set by Wayne Gretzky, who was 20 years and 3 months when he recorded 164 points for his first Art Ross in 1980-81. Crosby had 36 goals and 84 assists.

April 9

1956 – Stan Majesky of West Bethlehem throws one of the best games ever pitched by a local high school baseball player. Majesky strikes out 27 batters in a 13-inning complete game as West Beth defeats visiting Waynesburg, 1-0. Majesky allows six hits. West Beth scores the winning run on an error in the 13th inning.

1959 – Pitcher Chuck Giuffrida strikes out 20 batters and throws a three-hitter as Donora defeats Monongahela 8-3 in the Section 16 baseball opener.

1962 — Arnold Palmer wins a three-way playoff, beating Gary Player and Dow Finsterwald in the Masters.

1963 – Bob Bailey hits his first major league home run to help the Pittsburgh Pirates win their home opener, 3-2 over the Milwaukee Braves.

1984 – The Washington High School boys basketball team, the PIAA Class AA champion, is named the Observer-Reporter’s Sports Headliner.

1985 – Chartiers-Houston’s Michelle Bazzoli and Becki Burlingham of Immaculate Conception are named co-Most Valuable Players of the Observer-Reporter Washington-Greene Girls Basketball All-Star team.

1988 – Peters Township High School freshman Kathy Knabb wins the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, and Ringgold sophomore Rae Tartt wins the 100- and 200-meter dashes for the second consecutive year, at the Washington County Coaches Girls Track Meet held at Trinity.

1989 – Phil Bourque scores two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the New York Rangers 4-3 to sweep the Patrick Division semifinal series. It's Pittsburgh's first playoff series victory in 10 years.

1993 – The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 10-4 for their 16th straight win to break the NHL record of 15 held by the New York Islanders.

2007 – Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby finishes with 120 points to become the youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy. Crosby, 19, betters the mark set by Wayne Gretzky, who was 20 years and three months old when he recorded 164 points for his first Art Ross in 1980-81. Crosby had 36 goals and 84 assists.

April 10

1952 – Manueal Pihakis of Canonsburg and Waynesburg College’s Ray Carlson qualify for the final United States Olympic Wrestling Trials to be held in Ames, Iowa. Pihakis (114.5 pounds) and Carlson (174.5) were weight class winners at the district qualifier held in Pittsburgh.

1969 – Waynesburg College announces the hiring of Fredericktown native Rudy Marisa as its head basketball coach.

1988 – The Waynesburg College basketball team, which had a 32-3 record, advanced to the NAIA Final Four and was ranked a high as No. 2 in the nation, is named the Observer-Reporter Sports Headliner.

1988 – Trinity High School's Karen Donley, who averaged 20.7 points per game and set the school's single-game scoring record with 37 points against Erie McDowell, is named the Observer-Reporter Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

1993 – The Pittsburgh Penguins get a shorthanded goal from Rick Tocchet and go on to defeat the New York Rangers 4-2 to extend their NHL record winning streak to 17 games.

1995 – Larry DiIanni, a former coach at Sto-Rox, is hired as head football coach at Canon-McMillan High School.

2007 – Roger Goodell cracks down on the player misconduct that plagued his first seven months as NFL commissioner, suspending Tennessee’s Adam “Pacman” Jones for the 2007 season and Cincinnati’s Chris Henry for eight games.

April 11

1958 – Charleroi High School's Ollie Payne is named to the Associated Press all-state basketball first team.

1961 – In their first game as defending World Series champions, the Pittsburgh Pirates rally to beat the host San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Bill Virdon’s home run in the ninth inning at Candlestick Park.

1969 – Waynesburg College hires Rudy Marisa to be its men’s basketball coach. Marisa was an assistant coach at Trinity High School and had been head coach at Dunbar and Albert Gallatin high schools.

1972 – Andre St. Laurent scores two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the visiting New York Islanders 5-2 to send their best-of-five playoff series back to Long Island for a deciding game.

1984 – Peters Township’s Lynnette Swartz, who averaged 18.3 points and eight rebounds per game, is named the Observer-Reporter Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

1984 – The Pittsburgh Pirates are temporarily left without a cable TV home as Home Sports Entertainment folds, citing lackluster subscription figures and unsatisfactory advertising support.

1986 – The Pittsburgh Spirit indoor soccer team, which lost a reported $2.4 million over the last year, folds. The Major Indoor Soccer League team is the second Pittsburgh professional sports franchise to be folded in a 19-month period by Edward J. DeBartolo. He disbanded the Pittsburgh Maulers in October 1984 after the United States Football League team lost an estimated $10 million in its only season of operation.

1988 – Tricia Fabain throws a perfect game, her 11th career no-hitter, and Chartiers-Houston defeats South Fayette 12-0 in a Section 12-AA softball game.

1989 – Monessen forward Chad Scott is named to the Associated Press Small School All-State Basketball first team.

1991 – Penn State, citing Big Ten schedule commitments, announces the suspension of its football series with Pitt after the 1992 season.

April 12

1964 – Arnold Palmer wins the Masters for the fourth time and comes within two strokes of the course record with a 274.

1966 – A crowd of 50,671 welcomes the Braves to Atlanta, but Willie Stargell spoils the occasion with a two-run homer in the 13th inning to give the Pirates a 3-2 victory.

1970 – Michel Briere rams in a rebound eight minutes into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Seals and a sweep of their Stanley Cup playoff series.

1972 – Bentworth High School’s Jeff Conn, who averaged 23 points and 16 rebounds per game, is named the Most Valuable Player on the Observer-Reporter’s All-District boys basketball team.

1979 – Washington wins the team title at the century Conference track meet on the Prexies' home turf. Washington's Derek Hull is the Most Valuable Performer, winning the 120-yard high hurdles, 330 intermediate hurdles and the 220 dash.

1987 – Cleveland Browns head coach and McDonald native Marty Schottenheimer is named the Observer-Reporter Sports Headliner.

1987 – Larry Mize makes a 48-foot chip shot to defeat Greg Norman on the second hole of sudden death at the Masters.

2003 – Peters Township’s Matt Warco wins three events – the 400, 800 and 1,600 meters – and is the Track MVP at the Washington-Greene Coaches Track Meet at Canon-McMillan.

2005 – Mapletown’s baseball team gives up 22 runs, 20 hits and commits eight errors against Geibel – and the Maples win the game. Held scoreless for three consecutive innings in the middle of the game, Mapletown scores 12 runs over the final two innings and defeats the host Gators, 29-22, to remain one of the Washington-Greene area’s three undefeated teams. In addition to the 51 runs, the game includes 41 hits and 15 errors.

April 13

1954 – Charleroi’s Adam Vlanich pitches a one-hitter and strikes out 17 in a 10-0 victory over Monongahela. The only hit allowed by Vlanich was a clean single by Tony Ianno, Monongahela’s next-to-last batter of the game.

1956 – Monongahela wins its first WPIAL championship in any sport as the Wildcats defeat defending champion Bridgeville 1-0 in the soccer title game. Bob D’Amico heads in a shot for the game’s only goal.

1955 – The Milwaukee Hawks select Duquesne University’s Dick Ricketts with the first pick in the NBA draft.

1971 – Michel Briere, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first star, dies in Montreal from injuries suffered in a car wreck.

1980 – Bill Robinson hits a game-winning home run in the 10th inning of Chicago Cubs relief ace Bruce Sutter as Pittsburgh wins its rain-delayed home opener 5-4 before 44,088 at Three Rivers Stadium.

1987 – The Pittsburgh Penguins fire head coach Bob Berry after three seasons and an 88-127-25 record.

1993 – Charleroi’s Kate DeiCas sets the meet record in the long jump (16-10 1/2) and places in three other events to win the high scorer award in the Washington County Girls Track Meet at Ringgold.

April 14

1960 – Vernon Law throws a seven-hit shutout as the Pittsbuergh Pirates win their home opener, 13-0 over the Cincinnati Reds.

1966 – The Washington Redskins announce they have signed quarterback Harry Theofiledes, who passed for 40 touchdowns in three seasons for Waynesburg College.

1968 – Bob Goalby wins The Masters after Roberto de Vincenzo, was was tied for the lead, is penalized for signing an inaccurate scorecard after playing the final hole.

1971 – John Reihner of Washington, the defending PIAA champion, sets the WPIAL record in the discus with a throw of 183 feet in a dual meet against Waynesburg.

1972 – Chartiers-Houston’s John Heiser breaks his school record in the two-mile run for the fourth time in a week by running 11:10.0 in a dual meet against South Park. Heiser betters his previous record by five seconds.

1979 – George Ferguson's goal 47 seconds into overtime gives the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in the third and deciding game of a Stanley Cup playoff series.

1983 – Hayden Buckley resigns as athletic director and head football coach at Waynesburg College. Buckley held both jobs for 10 years and had a 52-32-3 record as football coach. Assistant Bill Tornabene is promoted to head football coach, and basketball coach Rudy Marisa is named athletic director.

1987 – Waynesburg College’s Tim Mitchell, a freshman from Jefferson-Morgan, throws a no-hitter as the Yellow Jackets defeat Bethany 4-0 and split a baseball doubleheader.

1987 – The Arena Football League announces it will dewbut

9 with a game at Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena.

1988 – Tony Esposito is hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins, becoming vice president and general manager.

1991 – Jalen Rose scores 16 of his team-high 20 points in the second half to the East to a 104-103 victory over the West in the Dapper Dan Roundball Classic at the Civic Arena. In the preliminary game, Canon-McMillan’s George Turnbull scores 13 points and grabs a team-high nine rebounds but the WPIAL falls to the City-West Penn team, 124-99.

1993 – The NHL’s longest winning streak ends at 17 games when the Pittsburgh Penguins settled for a 6-6 tie with the New Jersey Devils on a late goal by Joe Mullen.

April 15

1958 – Dick Gray of Jefferson makes his major-league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, going 2-for-4 in an 8-0 loss to San Francisco.

1966 – Bob Gibson pitches St. Louis to a 9-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s the Cardinals’ 18th straight victory at Forbes Field.

1982 – Canon-McMillan High School’s David Toshok strikes out 13 and walks only two in throwing a no-hitter against host Waynesburg as the Big Macs win 6-0 in a Section 9-AAA baseball game.

1983 – Bentworth’s Tony Conn scores 22 points and the South All-Stars never trail in a 108-86 victory in the first Washington-Greene Boys Basketball All-Star Game.

1985 – Mike Scrip, an assistant football coach at Peters Township High School, is named the Indians’ head coach, succeeding Bill Englert.

1997 – Dave Palone becomes only the 23rd driver in harness racing history to win 5,000 career races as he guides Know How to victory in the 9th race at The Meadows.

2000 – Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown and linebacker LaVar Arrignton are the first two selections in the NFL draft.

2003 – Rick Kehoe is fired after 19 months as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kehoe had a 58-81-14-10 record.

2003 – Pitt promotes assistant Jamie Dixon to head basketball coach, succeeding Ben Howland.

April 16

1940 – Bob Feller of Cleveland defeats the White Sox 1-0 in the only opening day no-hitter in major league history, at Chicago.

1953 – Danny O’Connell’s three-run homer in the fifth inning broke up a slugfest and gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 14-12 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the home opener at Forbes Field. The Pirates had 27 hits. The game draws only 16,220 fans on a rainy 40-degree day.

1958 – Arnold Palmer edges Doug Ford by one stroke to win the Masters.

1959 – Jim Garry and Ed Hepe, both of McDonald High School's coaching staff, are appointed head football and basketball coach respectively by the Fort Cherry Joint Board. Fort Cherry, merging McDonald, Hickory and Midway high schools, will make its WPIAL debut in the 1959-60 school year.

1958 – Los Angeles’ Dick Gray, a third baseman from Jefferson, goes 3-for-6 with a home run as the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 13-1.

1966 – Roberto Clemente hits a home runs and Manny Mota has a two-run triple as the Pittsburgh Pirates get a rare win over the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-2. The loss ends St. Louis’ 18-game winning streak at Forbes Field.

1973 – The WPIAL accepts six schools from the Class A Catholic League, adding South Hills, Bishop Boyle, Serra, Greensburg Central Catholic, Quigley and Penn Academy. The move is considered a death blow to the Catholic League.

1974 – Jerry Chambers resigns as wrestling coach at Trinity High School.

1977 – Trinity’s Gene Roach sets the meet record in the pole vault at the Canon-McMillan Relays. Roach clears 14-0 3/4 to break the record of 13-8 3/4 that was set in 1968.

1983 – Washington High School’s Brian Davis breaks the school record and wins the long jump at the Tri-State Track Coaches Meet in Mt. Lebanon. Davis’ leap of 23-1 breaks the 21-year-old school record and 12-year-old meet record.

1985 – Pittsburgh’s Jose DeLeon strikes out 14 New York batters in eight innings, but the Mets score in the ninth against John Candelaria and beat the Pirates 2-1 at Three Rivers Stadium.

1992 – Behind two first-place and two second-place finishes by Megan Ferrara, Ringgold High School wins the team title at the Washington County Coaches Girls Track Meet. Ferrara wins the long jump and 300 hurdles and is the runnerup in the triple jump and 200 dash.

1994 – Wind gusts of 60 mph topple four light towers at The Meadows and causes the postponement of two racing cards.

April 17

1955 – Roberto Clemente, a 20-year-old rookie from Carolina, P.R., makes his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates in right field at Forbes Field.

1959 – Trinity High School's Mark Opatt throws a no-hitter and strikes out 12 in the Hillers' 5-0 baseball victory over host Canonsburg.

1964 – The New York Mets lose their first game at Shea Stadium, to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3. Pittsburgh’s Willie Stargell hits the first homer at Shea and scores the winning run on a ninth-inning single by Bill Mazeroski.

1978 – Joe Montana, who quarterbacked Notre Dame to college football's national championship, is named the Observer-Reporter Sports Headliner.

1991 – John Smiley pitches a one-hitter and Jeff King hits a two-run homer to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-0 win over the New York Mets. Kevin McReynolds’ one-out double in the second inning is the only Mets hit. Smiley retires the final 23 Mets in order.

1999 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Louisiana Tech wide receiver Troy Edwards with the 13th pick in the NFL draft.

1999 – Trinity's Ben Junko wins two long-distance races and takes second in the 800 but Canon-McMillan wins the boys team title at theWashington-Greene County Coaches Track Meet.

2005 – Winning pitcher Danielle Claassen tosses a two-hitter and J.C. Timko smacks a double and triple as Chartiers-Houston (8-0) remains undefeated with a 3-1 win over West Greene in Section 2-A. It is West Greene’s first section loss.

2006 – Sidney Crosby scores three assists in Pittsburgh’s 6-1 win over the New York Islanders to become the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season. The 18-year-old becomes the seventh NHL rookie to reach the 100-point mark.

April 18

1950 – The first opening day night game is held in St. Louis. The Cardinals, behind a complete game by Gerry Staley and home runs from Red Schoendienst and Stan Musial, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2.

1952 – Donora’s Irving Peatross runs the 100-yard dash in 9.9 seconds to equal the WPIAL record in the Dragons’ dual meet against Charleroi.

1968 – Connie Hawkins scores 39 points as the Pittsburgh Pipers win the opening game of the ABA's best-of-7 championship series, 120-112, over the New Orleans Buccaneers at the Civic Arena.

1977 – Jack Cox is promoted to head football coach at Peters Township High School.

1979 – Philadelphia’s Greg Luzinski becomes the first visiting player to hit an upper-deck home run at Three Rivers Stadium. Luzinski hits a 483-foot homer to the left-field seats off the Pirates’ Don Robinson.

1982 – Super Bowl XVI MVP Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers returns to Washington County and receives the Observer-Reporter Sports Headliner Award at the 28th Annual Knights of Columbus Coach of the Year Banquet at the Washington Elks Lodge.

1987 – Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt hits his 500th home run with two outs in the ninth to rally the Phillies to an 8-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium.

1989 – Duquesne University hires John Carroll as its basketball coach. Carroll spent the previous seven seasons as the top assistant at Seton Hall.

1999 – Wayne Gretzky ends his NHL career at Madison Square Garden with an assist, setting up a second-period goal as his New York Rangers fall to Pittsburgh 2-1 in overtime. Before the game, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces the league is retiring No. 99 in honor of “The Great One.”

2008 – Darcie Vincent, who coached California University’s women’s basketball team to 212 wins and one NCAA Division II national championship in eight seasons, resigns to take the head coaching job at Appalachian State.

April 19

1948 – Carmichaels scores 12 runs in the first inning, 16 in the fourth and nine in the seventh during a 52-0 baseball victory over Wind Ridge. Carmichaels outhits the home team 41-1.

1978 – Bruce Welling, who guided West Greene's football team to a 6-3 record in 1977, resigns as the Pioneers' head coach.

1984 – Bill DePaoli, who had a 124-8 career record and won two NAIA championships at California State College, is named the Vulcans’ head wrestling coach. He replaces Frank Vulcano, who resigned.

1986 – Michael Spinks wins a split decision against Larry Holmes to retain the world heavyweight title in Las Vegas.

1987 – Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt hits his 500th home run with two outs in the ninth inning to rally the Phillies to an 8-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium.

1991 – Trinity’s Tyrone Wormsley wins three events and sets the school record in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet at the Butler Invitational. Wormsley also wins the 110 and 300 hurdles.

1991 – Evander Holyfield retains the heavyweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over 42-year-old challenger George Foreman in Atlantic City, N.J.

April 20

1959 – Washington & Jefferson announces that it will open the 1959-60 college basketball season with a game against the University of Pennsylvania at the Palestra in Philadelphia.

1974 – Allegheny County’s 11-year domination of the Canon-McMillan Relays ends as Washington holds off Peters Township to win its first title. Wash High’s Steve Hull wins the 220- and 440-yard dashes and Morgan Denson establishes a WHS school record of 40.4 in the 330 intermediate hurdles.

1985 – The Pittsburgh Pirates trade relief pitcher Kent Tekulve to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Al Holland and minor leaguer Frankie Griffin.

1989 – Mapletown's Derek Bochna goes 4-for-4 and hits for the cycle but Carmichaels defeats the Maples 11-8 in a Section 18-AA baseball game.

1996 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select North Carolina A&T offensive tackle Jamain Stephens with their first-round pick (29th overall) in the NFL draft.

April 21

1971 – Willie Stargell hits three home runs in a game for the second time in the season as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Atlanta Braves 10-2.

1971 – The NHL’s Board of Governors approve the sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins to a group of local investors headed by Tad Potter for more than $7 million.

1973 – Washington High School’s Guy Montecalvo is the only triple winner at the 16th Canon-McMillan Relays. Montecalvo wins the 100-yard dash (10.2), the 220 (22.8) and 440 (50.8). Canon-McMillan’s Bill Thomas wins the pole vault and sets the school record by clearing 12-6.

1981 – After giving up five runs in the top of the 11th, the Pittsburgh Pirates score six times in the bottom of the inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 13-12 at Three Rivers Stadium.

1991 – Former Ringgold High School quarterback Scott Zolak, a senior at Maryland, is selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the New England Patriots.

2001 – Hasim Rahman flattens Lennox Lewis with a stunning right hand near the end of the fifth round to capture the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history in Brakpan, South Africa.

2007 – Canon-McMillan’s Katelynd McElhany wins the 100-meter hurdles and triple jump, and finishes second in the 300 hurdles and long jump to win the Overall MVP at the Washington-Greene County Coaches Track meet.

April 22

1958 – Tim Lee, Charleroi High School left-handed pitcher, throws a no-hitter in the Cougars' 5-0 Section 16 victory over California. Lee strikes out nine and walks three.

1984 – Herschel Walker rushes for 152 yards and the New Jersey Generals score two fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat the Pittsburgh Maulers 14-10 in a cold rain at Three Rivers Stadium.

1987 – Avella wins its first girls softball game in four years by edging Immaculate Conception 17-16 in Section 13-AA. Eagles catcher Nicole Morris goes 4-for-4.

1988 – Hours after signing a letter of intent with Seton Hill College, Canon-McMillan's Maria Janco scores 18 points, grabs six rebounds, has six steals, six assists and is named MVP in the West's 75-64 victory over the East in the Washington-Greene County Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game.

1993 – Pittsburgh’s 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils extends the Penguins’ NHL record playoff winning streak to 14 games.

1994 – Monessen’s Michael Moorer outpoints Evander Holyfield to win the IBF and WBA world boxing titles and become the first left-handed heavyweight champion.

1995 – The Cincinnati Bengals make Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.

2003 – Ron Skiles is hired to serve a second stint as Bentworth High School’s football coach. Skiles coached the Bearcats to a 54-27 record during the 1980s.

April 23

1958 – Burgettstown Union's John Riddile strikes out 18, walks only one and throws a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over South Side Beaver.

1962 – After an 0-9 start, the expansion New York Mets win their first game, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 behind pitcher Jay Hook.

1989 – The Pittsburgh Steelers concentrate on offense in the NFL Draft, selecting Georgia running back Tim Worley with the seventh pick in the first round, then trading linebacker Mike Merriweather to Minnesota for the Vikings' first-round pick, which the Steelers use to take Pitt offensive lineman Tom Ricketts.

1992 – Mario Lemeiux scores three goals and assists on three others as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Washington 6-4 at the Civic Arena, cutting the Capitals’ lead in the NHL playoff series to 2-1.

1992 – Kirk Gibson leads off the game with a home run and Doug Drabek pitches a five-hit shutout as the Pittsburgh Pirates win their ninth consecutive game, 5-0, at Montreal.

1993 – Tom Reiter, an assistant coach at Purdue, signs a contract to become the head men’s basketball coach at Washington & Jefferson.

April 24

1950 – Chuck Cooper, an All-American from Duquesne playing with the Harlem Globetrotters, becomes the first black to be picked in the NBA draft when he’s taken by the Boston Celtics.

1961 – Canon-McMillan High School’s Hank Armstrong wins the 220-yard dash in a meet record 22.3 seconds at the Canonsburg Relays.

1972 – Canon-McMillan’s Dan Corcoran throws a no-hitter, and Ralph Wilson breaks a scoreless tie with a pinch-hit home run in the sixth inning, as Canon-McMillan defeats Chartiers-Houston 2-0 in a Section 3 baseball game. Corcoran strikes out 17 and allows only two baserunners (one walk, one hit batsman).

1974 – Clark Graebner, player-coach of the Cleveland Nets in World Team Tennis, trades his wife, Carole, to the Pittsburgh Traingles in exchange for Laura Dupont.

1974 – The NFL votes to expand to Tampa, Fla.

1980 – Elaine Sobansky of Trinity becomes only the second high school girl in United States history to break the 50-feet barrier outdoors in the shot put. Sobansky makes a throw of 50-1 at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, breaking the meet record for high school girls by more than four feet.

1986 – Trinity hires J.C. Martin, a former Hillers player, to be the school’s head boys soccer coach. Martin replaces Art Richardson, who resigned.

1987 – The San Francisco 49ers acquire quarterback Steve Young in a trade with Tampa Bay. The 49ers send second- and fourth-round draft picks in the upcoming NFL draft and cash to the Buccaneers.

1993 – Pittsburgh’s NHL-record 14-game playoff winning streak and its overall 21-game unbeaten string are snapped as the New Jersey Devils beat the Penguins 4-1.

1994 – The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Colorado wide receiver Charles Johnson with the 17th pick in the NFL Draft.

1996 – Petr Nedved puts a wrist shot past Washington goaltender Olig Kolzig with 44.6 seconds left in the fourth overtime to give the Pittsbrugh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Pittsburgh overcomes the ejection of Mario Lemieux late in the second period, and Penguins goaltender Ken Wregget stops a penalty shot by Washington’s Joe Juneau in the second overtime.

April 25

1957 – Monongahela High School wins its second consecutive WPIAL soccer championship by routing Scott Township, 6-0. Pete Legeza leads the Wildcats with two goals.

1968 – Groundbreaking ceremonies are held for Three Rivers Stadium, the new home of the Pirates and Steelers, to be constructed on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Among the featured speakers is former track star and Olympic champion Jesse Owens.

1974 – Chartiers-Houston wins its fourth consecutive Tri-County Conference track meet. The Bucs’ Bob Anasetti breaks his own conference record with a leap of 42-5 1/2 in the triple jump. Jefferson-Morgan’s Dennis Garrett establishes the conference record of 21-3 in the long jump.

1976 – Chicago Cubs center fielder Rick Monday rescues the American flag from two trespassers who tried to set it on fire in the outfield of Dodger Stadium during as game. The incident happened in the fourth inning of a 5-4, 10-inning loss to Los Angeles.

1989 – Mario Lemieux ties NHL playoff records with four first-period goals, five overall and eight points as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia, 10-7, to take a 3-2 lead in the Patrick Division finals.

1993 – Pittsburgh’s NHL-record 14-game playoff winning streak and its overall 21-game unbeaten string are snapped as the New Jersey Devils beat the Penguins 4-1.

April 26

1971 – Washington’s John Reihner breaks the WPIAL record in the discus – which he set only 12 days earlier – with a throw of 184-1 in a dual meet win over Baldwin that capped an undefeated season for the Little Presidents. Reihner’s toss breaks his old record by 13 inches.

1983 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Texas Tech defensive tackle Gabe Rivera in the first round of the NFL draft.

1983 – Larry McWilliams pitches a one-hitter, allowing only a fifth-inning single by Fred Brenly, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 at Three Rivers Stadium. McWilliams strikes out eight, walks five and is aided by three double plays.

1992 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Miami (Fla.) offensive tackle Leon Searcy with the 11th pick in the NFL draft.

1995 – The Montreal Expos defeat Pittsburgh 6-2 in the Pirates’ home opener that turns ugly in an error-filled fifth inning. A crowd of 34,841 jeers Pirates player representative Jay Bell. Then, with the Expos up 2-1 in the fifth, Roberto Kelly’s infield single is thrown away by Pittsburgh third baseman Jeff King, then by right fielder Orlando Merced, allowing three runs to score. The fans boo, then toss wooden sticks from free souvenir pennants, causing a 17-minute delay.

2003 – The Pittsburgh Steelers send three draft picks to Kansas City in exchange for moving up 11 spots in the first round of the NFL draft. The Steelers select USC safety Troy Polamalu.

2005 – Carmichaels left-hander Jared Lapkowicz pitches the Mikes to a 10-0 victory over Geibel to win his WPIAL-record 32nd game.

April 27

1956 – Rocky Marciano retires as the undefeated heavyweight boxing champion. He finishes with a 49-0 record, including six title defenses and 43 knockouts.

1982 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Baylor running back Walter Abercrombie in the first round of the NFL Draft.

1984 – Upper St. Clair and McGuffey combine for 31 hits – 11 of them home runs – with USC winning 25-13 in a Section 9-AAA baseball slugfest.

1989 – Fort Cherry's Pam Noble scores 14 points and grabs eight rebounds, powering the South All-Stars to a 63-62 win in the Washington-Greene Senior Stars girls basketball all-star game. Noble is named the game's MVP.

1992 – Bob Errey scores two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins stave off elimination with a 5-2 victory over Washington, cutting the Capitals’ lead in the playoff series to 3-2.

2013 – Washington native Dan Burt is hired as head women's basketball coach at Duquesne University.

April 28

1982 – Casmir Myslinski retires after 13 years as athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh.

1986 – Trinity High School’s boys track team gets a win in the 1,600-meter relay – the final event in the dual meet – to edge McGuffey 71-70 and finish the Division 2, Section 6 schedule undefeated. Pete Magnotta, Ken Myers, Rodney Long and Paul Knizner win the relay in 3:47.4.

1988 – Sherrie MacKinney, a Trinity High School graduate and a senior at North Carolina, wins the women's javelin competition at the Penn Relays with a throw of 171-1.

1996 – The Pittsburgh Penguins score three goals – by Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis – in the first 12:24 and defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 7 of an Eastern Conference playoff series.

April 29

1934 – Pittsburgh becomes the last major league city to host a game on a Sunday. The Pirates beat Cincinnati at Forbes Field, 9-5.

1961 – ABC debuts Wide World of Sports, hosted by Jim McKay. The two events: the Penn Relays from Franklin Field in Philadelphia and the Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa.

1980 – ESPN televises the NFL draft for the first time. The first announced selection is Oklahoma running back Billy Sims by the Detroit Lions.

1984 – Joe Pendry is fired as head coach of the Pittsburgh Maulers after he fails to attend a meeting with officials of the USFL team. Pendry has a 2-8 record in the Maulers’ first season of play. Offensive line coach Ellis Rainsberger is named interim head coach.

1986 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Temple guard John Rienstra with the ninth pick in the NFL draft.

1992 – The Pittsburgh Penguins overcome a 4-2 deficit and force a seventh game in their playoff series against Washington by defeating the Capitals 6-4 at the Civic Arena. Mario Lemeiux scores two power-play goals.

1992 – Pittsburgh Steelers running back Tim Worley is suspended for one year by the NFL for missing two mandatory drug tests.

1994 – Kirk Rueter of Montreal becomes the first major league pitcher since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 to start his career with a 10-0 record as the Expos beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2.

1994 – Sophomore Aaron Gatten wins the 100- and 200-meter dashes, takes part in two relay victories and is named outstanding overall performer at the Washington County Coaches Track Meet. Canon-McMillan wins the boys team title.

April 30

1938 – Penn State sophomore Nick Vukmanic, a graduate of Jefferson Township High School in Greene County, sets the meet record in the javelin at the Penn Relays with a throw of 223-10 1/2. Vukmanic is a former PIAA champion and national record holder in the event.

1956 – Duquesne’s Sihugo Green is the first player selected in the NBA draft. It marks the first time that a school has produced the first selection in the draft in consecutive years. In 1955, Duquesne’s Dick Ricketts was chosen first overall by Milwaukee. After Green, the St. Louis Hawks select Bill Russell, a center from San Francisco, and trade him to the Boston Celtics.

1958 – Donora High School breezes to the team title at the Mon Valley track meet. Five meet records are set, including three by the Dragons: Ray Schearer in the javelin (177-3 1/2), Tom Urbanik in the shot put (54-2) and Hal Rice in the high jump (6-5).

1965 – Jim Buchanan sets the school record in the mile run (4:37.9) and helps Washington to the team title at the Western Conference track meet at Canon-McMillan.

1967 – The Pittsburgh Hornets of the American Hockey League complete a sweep of Rochester to win the Calder Cup. Billy Harris scores the game-winning goal 26 seconds into overtime. It’s the final game in Hornets history.

1974 – Canon-McMillan’s Tim Corcoran and Trinity’s Blaine Hainer each throw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts in Section 3 baseball games. Corcoran issues only one walk in the Big Macs’ 3-0 win over Avella, and Hainer walks five in Trinity’s 2-0 victory over host Fort Cherry.

1979 – McGuffey turns to the college coaching ranks and hires Washington & Jefferson assistant Frank Sworden to be the Highlanders' head football coach.

1981 – McGuffey’s Gary Loughman throws a no-hitter as the Highlanders defeat Waynesburg 3-0 and hand the Raiders their first Section 8-AAA loss. Loughman strikes out nine and walks three.

1996 – Jim Boone, who coached the California University men’s basketball team for the last 10 years, is named head coach at Robert Morris. Boone was chosen from a pool of more than 130 applicants. At Cal, Boone had a 228-79 record and won four PSAC championships and made the NCAA Division II tournament six times. The Vulcans advanced to the Final Four twice.

1999 – Dave Cecchini strikes out 17 as Avella defeats Carmichaels 3-0 to improve the Eagles' Section 1-A baseball record to 4-1.

2002 – The Oakland Raiders sign 10-time Pro Bowl defensive back Rod Woodson as a free agent.

May 1

1920 – In the longest game in major league history, the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers play to a 1-1 tie called because of darkness after 26 innings at Braves Field. The game lasts three hours and 50 minutes. Leon Cadore of the Dodgers and Joe Oeschger of the Braves both pitch complete games.

1951 – Jim Moore of Cumberland Township High School throws a no-hitter for a 6-0 win over visiting Waynesburg. Moore strikes out 15, walks only two and keeps the winners in first place in Section 24.

1952 – Senior right-hander Jack Mounts pitches a no-hitter as Claysville defeats Hickory 10-0 in a Section 4 game. Mounts strikes out 14 and walks four.

1964 – Trinity’s Bob Marra throws a no-hitter and strikes out 13 as the Hillers defeat Peters Township 18-0 to sweep a Section 3 baseball doubleheader.

1979 – Top-seeded Anthony Maropis of Burgettstown defeats unseeded Greg Valley of Peters Township, 6-4, 6-2, in the finals of the Section 9 tennis tournament at Washington Park. 

1979 – Washington's Terry Leavers pitches a no-hitter as the Prexies beat Immaculate Conception 8-0 in Section 13-AA baseball. Levers strikes out eight and walks one.

1984 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Southern Mississippi wide receiver and kick returner Louis Lipps with their first-round pick in the NFL draft.

1992 – The Pittsburgh Penguins become the 11th team in NHL history to rebound from a 3-1 deficit and win a playoff series with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.

1999 – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds defeat the Cincinnati Riverhawks 3-2 in overtime in Pittsburgh's first professional outdoor soccer game in 20 years. The game draws 5,639 to Bethel Park High School's football stadium.

May 2

1939 – Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees does not play against the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium, ending his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played.

1952 – Mt. Lebanon wins its 11th straight Washington Invitational track & field championship. Canonsburg’s Bob Hayes (440-yard dash) and Pete Nikas (880) are the only event winners from Washington County.

1968 – James R. Harris is named head basketball coach at Washington & Jefferson College. Harris was head coach at Rochester High School.

1973 – The San Francisco Giants score seven runs with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7.

1978 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Eastern Michigan defensive back Ron Johnson in the first round fo the NFL Draft.

2008 – The United States Olympic softball team defeats Robert Morris 16-0 in an exhibition game played before 4,132 at Consol Energy Park.

May 3

1940 – Sammy Angott of Washington wins a decision over Davey Day before 9,000 fans in Louisville to win the world lightweight boxing championship. The decision from referee Jack Dempsey, the only judge, is in Angott’s favor by the score of six rounds to five with four even. The Associated Press scores the fight nine rounds to six in favor of Angott.

1947 – Hank Day, head football coach at Farrell High School, is re-hired as coach at Washington.

1961 – John Barr’s home run in the top of the 14th inning breaks up a pitchers’ duel and gives the Washington High School baseball team a 4-3 victory over Chartiers. Winning pitcher Larry Rettinger strikes out 11 and walks only one.

1962 – Wash High’s baseball team remains undefeated as Jim Martin throws a no-hitter in a 12-0 victory over Chartiers-Houston. Ted Headley hits a two-run homer and a double.

1965 – Wash High wins the Washington County Coaches Association track meet for the third year in a row. Beth-Center pole vaulter Pete Zaharoff sets the area record by clearing 13-8.

1971 – Fred Sams of Washington becomes the first athlete in the history of the Washington County Coaches Track Meet to win the same event three years in a row. Sams three-peats in the 180-yard low hurdles, winning in 21.0. Sams helps Wash High to its ninth team title in 11 years.

1975 – Jefferson-Morgan dominates the Greene County Track Meet, winning the team title by 22 points over second-place Waynesburg. J-M’s Dennis Garrett sets the meet record in the 200-yard dash with a time of 22.6.


1976 – Peters Township dethrones three-time defending champion Washington to win the team title at the Washington County Coaches Track Meet. The Indians sweep the top three places in the 2-mile run. The only meet record is set by Ringgold’s Jim Bavuso, who clears 6-4 1/2 in the high jump.

1977 – The Pittsburgh Steelers select Robin Cole, a linebacker from New Mexico, in the first round of the NFL draft.

1977 – The Houston Oilers select offensive lineman George Reihner of Penn State and a former Washington High School player in the second round of the NFL draft.

1979 – The San Francisco 49ers select Notre Dame quarterback Joe Montana in the third round of the NFL draft.

1985 – Bob Prince, fired by the Pittsburgh Pirates 10 years earlier, returns to the broadcast booth for the first time at Three Rivers Stadium for a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the first inning Prince calls, the Pirates score nine runs en route to a 16-2 victory.

May 4

1951 – Washington High School’s Bill Ruschel sets a meet record in the high jump, clearing 5-11 5/8, at the Washington Invitational Track Meet.

1954 – Jim Ross set the meet record with a throw of 137-6 1/2 in the discus to lead Donora to the team title at the Mon Valley track meet in Brownsville. The Dragons’ mile relay team also sets a meet mark with a time of 3:37.

1964 – Jefferson-Morgan pitcher Jim Makiel throws a no-hitter and scores the game’s only run in the Rockets’ 1-0 victory over Carmichaels. Makiel strikes out 13 and walks four.

1968 – Waynesburg High School remains undefeated in Section 16 when Karl King pitches a no-hitter in the Raiders' 5-0 victory over Beth-Center. King strikes out seven and walks one.

1968 – The Pittsburgh Pipers build a 21-point lead in the third quarter, then hold off a New Orleans rally and defeat the Buccaneers, 122-113, in Game 7 of the American Basketball Association championship series before more than 11,000 at the Civic Arena. Charlie Williams scores 35 points and Connie Hawkins has 29 for the Pipers.

1976 – California State College freshman pitcher Dave Lostetler throws a no-hitter against West Liberty but the Vulcans lose the game, 1-0, as they commit four errors.

1985 – Ron Moore breaks the Washington High School record in the high jump, clearing 6-8 1/4 to win the competition at the Baldwin Invitational.

1991 – Houston’s Jeff Bagwell hits an upper-deck homer run off the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bob Kipper at Three Rivers Stadium as the Astros win 6-4.

1999 – Martin Straka scores one goal and assists on two others as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 in Game 7 of an opening round playoff series.

2000 – After 130 shots, 159 faceoffs and seven intermissions, Philadelphia’s Keith Primeau beats Ron Tugnett for a goal to give the Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the longest NHL playoff game since 1933. The game ends at 2:35 a.m., exactly seven hours after it began.

2008 – Marian Hossa scores his second goal of the game 7:10 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the New York Rangers 3-2 and advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in seven years.

May 5

1959 – Washington High School wins the team title at the Washington County Coaches Track Meet held in Canonsburg. Donora's Ray Shearer wins the javelin, shot put and discus.

1964 – Tom Stock and Norris Vactor set meet records to help Washington to the team title at the Washington County Coaches Association track meet. Stock wins the 440-yard dash in 50.3, and Vactor and Trinity’s Britt Holt each set the mark in the pole vault by clearing 12-4.

1968 – Waynesburg’s Karl King pitches a no-hitter as the Raiders win at Beth-Center 5-0. King strikes out seven and helps his cause with two singles.

1973 – Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, wins the Kentucky Derby with a record time of 1:59.2, beating Sham by 2 1/2 lengths.

1975 – Sprinter Steve Hull wins three events, leading Wash High to its 11th Washington County Coaches Association track championship in 14 years. Hull wins the 100- and 220-yard dashes and sets the meet record in the 400 with a time of 49.9.

1979 – Trinity's Elaine Sobansky wins both the shot put and discus at the Baldwin Invitational. Sobansky sets meet and stadium records in the shot put with a throw of 47-6 3/4.

1980 – Washington’s Derek Hull wins three individual events – the 120 and 330 hurdles and 220 dash – and runs the anchor leg for the winning mile relay team as the Prexies gain the team title at the County Coaches Track Meet.

1980 – National League president Chub Feeney suspends Pittsburgh’s Bill Madlock for 15 days and fines him $5,000 for shoving his glove in the face of home plate umpire Gerry Crawford.

May 6

1951 – Left-hander Cliff Chambers throws a no-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates blank the Boston Braves 3-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. Chambers struggles with his control, walking eight. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals a few weeks later.

1964 – Carmichaels High School takes the team title and West Greene’s Doug Crouse sets the meet record by winning the mile run in 4:41 at the Greene County Track Meet.

1968 – Washington High School wins the team title at the Washington County Coaches Association track meet held at Wash High Stadium. Trinity sprinter Mark Bates wins the MVP trophy with victories in the 100- and 440-yard dashes. Washington's Chuck Eneix wins the shot put and discus, setting school and meet records in the discus with a throw of 154-0 3/4.

1974 – Washington dominates the sprints and relays to win the team title at the 11th Washington County Coaches Track Meet. Wash High’s Steve Hull is named the meet’s Most Valuable Performer by winning the 220- and 440-yard dashes and finishing second in the 100.

1985 – Ringgold’s Pierre Roddy wins the long jump, triple jump and pole vault, and was named Outstanding Athlete, at the Washington County Coaches Track Meet. Washington wins the team title.

1988 – Ringgold sprinter Brad Ferrara wins the 100-meter dash at the Baldwin Invitational in 10.7 seconds.

1988 – Pittsburgh’s Sid Bream hits a three-run walk-off homer in the 12th inning to give the Pirates a 4-1 win over San Diego at Three Rivers Stadium. It caps an emotional day in the Steel City after Mayor Richard Caliguri died in his sleep overnight. Caliguri had been tireless in his efforts to prevent the financially challenged Pirates from moving to another city.

1994 – The Continental Basketball Association announces that Robert Murphy, owner of Quicksilver Golf Club, has purchased the La Crosse (Wis.) Catbirds from Norman L. Gillett Sr. and D.B. Reinhart. Murphy plans to move the team to Pittsburgh for the 1994-95 season.

1994 – Anthony Young wins as a starter for the first time in more than two years as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1. The win ends Young’s 29-game losing streak as a starter.

2005 – Jeff Hand resigns as football coach at Waynesburg College to take the same job with Presidents’ Athletic Conference rival Westminster.

May 7

1925 – Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Glenn Wright turns the first unassisted triple play in franchise history against the St. Louis Cardinals. In the ninth inning, Wright catches Jim Bottomley’s line drive, steps on second to double Jimmy Cooney and tags Rogers Hornsby coming from first.

1956 – Bethlehem Joint High School football and baseball head coach Jim Freeman resigns to become head football coach at Ball State University. He guided Bethlehem Joint’s football team to a 25-9-2 record.

1958 – West Greene, under coach Dale Kennedy, wins the team title at the Washington-Greene County Conference track meet in Canonsburg. West Greene has five individual champions. Midway’s Wayne Fullteron wins the 220 and broad jump, and McDonald’s Bill Hyser wins the 440 and ties for first in the high jump.

1979 – Derek Hull, with first-place finishes in the 440-yard dash, 120 hurdles, a third in the 220 and a spot on the winning mile relay team, helps Washington High School to the team title at the Washington County track meet.

1984 – Washington wins its third WPIAL team track championship in five years by defeating North Allegheny, 93-57, and Hempfield, 88-62.

1987 – Scott Smith pitches a no-hitter and Charleroi clinches a WPIAL Class AA baseball playoff berth with a 7-0 victory over visiting Monessen.

1988 – The Pittsburgh Gladiators set the Arena Football League scoring record with an 82-26 victory over the New England Steamrollers at the Civic Arena.

1998 – Sparked by wins from Trayor Lesnock in the 1,600 meters (4:34.7) and Will Burgess in the triple jump (40-9 1/2), and a career-best throw of 48-11 1/2 by Justin Gatten in the shot put, the Washington High School boys track team wins the WPIAL Class AA team championship.

2002 – John Luckhardt, who had a 137-37-2 record at Washington & Jefferson and took the Presidents to two NCAA Division III national championship games, comes out of retirement to be head football coach at California University.

2005 – In a lightweight unification bout, Diego Corrales (40-2) gets off the canvas after two 10th-round knockdowns and moments later scores a TKO over Jose Luis Castillo (52-7-1) in a bout heralded as a classic. Corrales cagily buys time after each knockdown by spitting out his mouthpiece, necessitating a delay.

May 8

1929 – Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants pitches a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the first by a left-hander in the majors in 13 seasons.

1963 – For the second time, Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a home run that travels out of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Stargell connects on a pitch from the Dodgers’ Andy Messersmith and the ball hits the roof of the right-field pavilion and caroms off a bus in the parking lot.

1972 – Peters Township wins the two-mile relay to force a tie with Canon-McMillan for the team title at the County Coaches Track Meet. Charleroi’s Jack Patrick is named the Outstanding Performer after winning the 880-yard and mile runs, and placing second in the 440.

1979 – California State College sweeps a baseball doubleheader at Indiana for the first time in 16 years, winning 4-1 and 11-4, to clinch the PSAC West Division championship.

2008 – Canon-McMillan wins the final event of the meet, the 1,600-meter relay, to clinch the WPIAL Class AAA Boys Team Track & Field championship.

May 9

1951 – Harry Diehl of Mt. Morris High School sets a meet record by winning the mile run in 4:48.6 at the Greene County Track Meet in Carmichaels. Cumberland Township dominates the field events to win the team title.

1954 – Washington & Jefferson College head football coach Joe McMullen resigns after two seasons to become the coach at Akron University.

1961 – Washington wins the mile relay – the final running event of the competition – to win the team title in the County Coaches Track Meet at Wash High Stadium. The Little Presidents’ Ted Vactor (120-yard high hurles and 180 low hurdles) is the meet’s only double winner.

1962 – Canon-McMillan has five individual winners and wins the team title at the Washington County Coaches Track Meet at Wash High Stadium. Washington’s Bob Stock sets a meet record of 22-3 1/2 while winning the long jump. Stock also wins the high jump and is the meet’s only double winner.

1967 – John Buchanan of Washington High School wins the 2-mile race and breaks the meet record by more than eight seconds in helping the Little Presidents win the team title at the Washington County Coaches Track Meet.

1977 – Washington’s Tom Wise wins the 100-, 200- and 440-yard dashes, the latter in a meet record 49.7 seconds, as the Little Prexies win the team title at the Washington County Coaches Track Meet.

1988 – Dave Senay wins the discus and Chris Brown finishes first in the 1,600 meters to lead Washington High School to the team title at the Washington County Coaches Boys Track Meet.

1989 – Bentworth's Perry DiNardo throws a no-hitter as the Bearcats' baseball team beats Mon Valley Catholic 6-0 in Section 19-AA. DiNardo strikes out six and walks six. The Bearcats' Jeff Babirad goes 3-for-3 with two triples.

May 10

1962 – Coach Joe Rodjom’s Washington High School baseball team assures itself of at least a share of the Section 3 title by defeating Avella 6-1. Winning pitcher Larry Rettinger tosses a one-hitter, allowing only a fourth-inning double by Ed Cruny.

1969 – The plans for the NFL-AFL merger are completed. The NFL will consist of two conferences, the AFC and NFC, of 13 teams. The NFL will move three franchises, Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, to the AFC.

1985 – Back-to-back home runs by Andy McIlvaine and Jim Griffin send Washington to a 6-3 victory over Fort Cherry and the section baseball championship.

2001 – The XFL folds after one season. The football league, founded by the World Wrestling Federation and jointly owned by NBC, was a TV ratings disappointment.

May 11

1955 – Bill McLhinney is hired to replace Milt Decker as Trinity High School’s basketball coach.

1956 – Hickory High School wins the team title at the Washington-Greene Conference track meet. Mt. Morris’ John Diehl sets meet records in the shot put (47-9) and broad jump (19-9).

1971 – Steve Dunning of the Cleveland Indians becomes the last American League pitcher to hit a grand slam. Dunning homers in the second inning off Oakland’s Diego Segui in a 7-5 Cleveland win.

1976 – Trinity’s Gina Piatt and Burgettstown’s Kathe Dvorchak win events at the WPGAL Track & Field Championships. Piatt wins the discus (131-6) and finishes second in the shot put. Dvorchak wins the triple (35-1).

1991 – The Pittsburgh Penguins win their first Prince of Wales Conference championship, defeating the Boston Bruins in six games, and earn the right to play in their first Stanley Cup Finals.

1996 – Jaromir Jagr scores his first playoff hat trick, and Mario Lemeiux has his first playoff hat trick in seven years, as the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the New York Rangers 7-3 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 12

1947 – Latrobe’s Arnold Palmer shoots 3-under-par 69 at Westmoreland Country Club to repeat as WPIAL golf champion. Palmer beats runner-up Leroy Bringe of Oakmont by seven strokes.

1955 – Sam “Toothpick” Jones of the Chicago Cubs gets a no-hitter the hard way. In the ninth inning against Pittsburgh, he walks the bases loaded and proceeds to strike out the next three batters for a 4-0 victory.

1964 – Bob Courson throws a two-hitter and Gary Smith drives in two runs in Trinity’s 5-0 victory over Burgettstown that gives the Hillers the Section 3 baseball title.

1965 – Bill Micsky throws a one-hitter and belts a solo home run to lead Beth-Center to a 4-0 win over Jefferson-Morgan that clinches the Section 16 title.

1978 – Fort Cherry's Janet Marquis throws a no-hitter, striking out 16, in the Rangers' 5-0 softball victory over Carlynton.

1979 – Stan Oleski pitches 6 2/3 innings, Jim Robertson gets a save and Doug Tunno belts a three-run homer as California State College wins its first PSAC baseball championship by defeating Shippensburg, 10-5.

1986 – Washington, under head coach Dave Johnston, wins the WPIAL boys track team title, edging Hempfield and Gateway in the finals at North Allegheny, and becomes the first school in WPIAL history to win boys basketball, wrestling and boys track team titles in the same school year.

1987 – Beth-Center defeats host Mapletown, 9-2, to clinch its first WPIAL baseball playoff berth in 10 years.

May 13

1952 – Monongahela native Ron Neccai pitches one of the greatest games in baseball history. Playing for the Bristol Twins of the Class D Appalachian League, Neccai throws a no-hitter with 27 strikeouts against the Welch Miners. In his next start, Neccai strikes out 24 batters.

1952 – Third baseman Eddie Kazak of Muse is traded by the St. Louis Cardinals along with Wally Westlake to the Cincinnati Reds for Dick Sisler and Virgil Stallcup.

1957 – A home run by pitcher John Dunn with two outs in the top of the seventh inning gives Burgettstown Union a 5-4 win over Avella in a tiebreaker game for the Section 2 title.

1958 – Stan Musial gets his 3,000th hit with a pinch-hit double off Chicago’s Moe Drabowsky at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals win, 5-3. Musial is the eighth player in major league history with 3,000 or more hits.

1981 – Carmichaels’ Bob Phillips pitches a three-hitter and strikes out 17 to improve his record to 8-1 as the Mikes defeat California, 4-1.

1985 – Terry Dalverny pitches the second no-hitter in Fort Cherry High School baseball history. Dalverny strikes out three as the Rangers defeat Immaculate Conception, 12-0.

1986 – Beth-Center’s Ron Brown wins the triple jump at the WPIAL Class AA Track & Field Championships at Neshannock High School. Brown wins with a school-record leap of 44-9. Washington’s Nikki Holmes wins the girls shot put with a throw of 39-5 1/2.

1992 – Rick Tocchet scores two goals and Tom Barrasso stops 33 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the New York Rangers 5-1 to win the Patrick Division playoff series.

2005 – Tiger Woods misses the cut at the Byron Nelson Championship to end his record of 142 consecutive cuts made over the last seven years on the PGA Tour. Needing a par on the 18th hole at Cottonwood Valley, Woods misses a 15-foot putt. He taps in for a bogey and a 2-over 72, leaving him at one over for the tournament.

May 14

1950 – Pittsburgh first baseman Johnny Hopp hits two home runs and four singles in six at-bats, leading the Pirates to a 16-9 victory over the Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader at Chicago.

1962 – Washington High School wins the Section 3 baseball championship by defeating Canon-McMillan 11-3. Tom Langfitt hits a grand slam and drives in seven runs.

1962 – Trinity’s Gary Vinisky throws a one-hitter and strikes out 21 batters as the Hillers defeat Avella 5-0. Ron Danna has Avella’s hit, with two outs in the seventh inning.

1965 – West Greene’s Doug Crouse sets the meet record in the mile run at the WPIAL Class B Track & Field Championships at Penn Hills. Crouse runs 4:26.1 to beat the 23-year-old record by seven seconds. He also wins the 880-yard run in 2:01.8.

1971 – Peters Township’s Roy Kulikowski and West Greene’s Arnold Wilson win gold medals at the WPIAL Class B Track & Field Championships at South Park. Kulikowski wins the two-mile run in 9:51.8, and Wilson is first in the high jump with a leap of 6-1.

1981 – Washington’s Orlando Williams sets the WPIAL record in the shot put with a throw of 55-11 1/2 at the Class AAA Boys Championships in Latrobe.

1982 – Pittsburgh’s Lee Lacy, batting in the bottom of the eighth inning against Cincinnati reliever Tom Hume, hits an apparent grand slam. However, in the celebration during his run around the bases, Lacy passes Omar Moreno between first and second bases. Lacy is credited with a single and three runs batted in. Moreno’s run, however, wins the game for the Pirates 8-7.

1985 – Washington’s Tricia Barnes wins the WPIAL Class AA title in the girls 300-meter hurdles, breaking her own school record with a time of 46.4. Teammate Sue Schneck wins the 3,200-meter run.

1987 – Ringgold’s Rae Tartt wins the 100-meter dash at the WPIAL Class AAA Girls Track & Field Championships in a school-record time of 12.2 seconds. Canon-McMillan’s Carmen Woodson wins the 200 meters in a school-record 25.58.

1987 – Buddy Pugh pitches a five-hitter and Beth-Center scores four runs in the second inning for a 4-2 victory over Geibel that gives the Bulldogs the Section 18-AA baseball championship. It’s B-C’s first section title in 10 years.

1989 – Benny Distefano became the first left-handed catcher in a major league game in nine years when he caught the ninth inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Mike Squires caught two games with the Chicago White Sox in 1980 and Dale Long caught two games for the Chicago Cubs in 1958.

1992 – Colin Gratchen’s infield single scores Dave Aller from third base and gives Burgettstown a 6-5 win in nine innings over Fort Cherry. The win clinches a WPIAL Class AA baseball playoff berth for Burgettstown and ends Fort Cherry’s 20-game winning streak over the Blue Devils.

2002 – Waynesburg’s Jocelyn Lindsay wins her fourth girls pole vault championship, and Washington’s Suzanne Montecalvo garners her first gold medal after five silvers by edging Jeannette’s Cherel Brown in a photo finish of the 200-meter dash at the WPIAL Class AA Track & Field Championships In boys competition, Waynesburg’s Derek Mears wins gold in the shot put and javelin, and teammate Nathan Freedman becomes the first male pole vaulter to qualify for the state tournament in four consecutive years.

2008 – Brynne Bashioum strikes out 14 and holds Carmichaels to four hits as Bentworth upsets the Mikes 4-1 in the WPIAL Class A softball playoffs at Finley Middle School.

May 15

1938 – Stan Musial pitches a two-hitter, and smacks a home run and triple, as Donora High School defeats Monongahela, 4-1.

1958 – Burgettstown Union wins the Section 4 baseball title by defeating Avella 6-2 in a rain-shortened playoff at Washington High School. Ken Kavensky hits a home run for Union.

1967 – Roberto Clemente hits three home runs and drives in seven runs but the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 at Crosley Field.

1969 – Washington's Chuck Eneix sets the WPIAL record for discus and broke the Prexies' school record in the shot put as he won both events at the WPIAL Track & Field Championships at Mt. Lebanon. Eneix threw the discus 167-5 1/2 to break the 10-year-old WPIAL record. In the shot put, Eneix's toss of 60-2 is the fourth-best in WPIAL history.

1974 – Waynesburg’s Bob Albert, using a new fiberglass pole he used for only one practice attempt, wins the WPIAL Class B pole vault title by clearing 13-6 1/4. Chartiers-Houston’s Bob Ansetti wins the triple jump with a leap of 43-11.

1986 – Ringgold’s Brad Ferrara wins the 100-meter dash in 10.8 seconds at the WPIAL Class AAA Track & Field Championships in Latrobe.

1997 – Waynesburg’s Mike Kervaski changes his throwing motion and it leads to a gold medal in the discus at the WPIAL Class AAA Track & Field Championships. Kervaski, who wins with a throw of 159-5, is Waynesburg’s first WPIAL discus champion.

1999 – Melissa Brooks strikes out 12 and Ali Ferrari drives in three runs as California University defeats Bloomsburg 4-1 in the NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Regional softball championship.

2000 – Rod Brookin, a 1,000-point scorer at Pitt and one of the top 20 all-time scorers in Pennsylvania high school basketball, is hired as the boys basketball coach at Burgettstown.

2001 – Washington’s boys 400-meter relay team of Karlon Nixon, Vontey Johnson, D.J. Vallee and Justin Martinchek set the WPIAL Class AA record with a time of 43.62 at the WPIAL Track & Field Championships. The Prexies’ 1,600-meter relay team of Travis Thomas, Martinchek, Nixon, and Mark Clark also sets the WPIAL record, running 3:26.86.

2001 – Waynesburg’s Jocelyn Lindsay wins her third WPIAL Class AA girls pole vault championship.

2008 – Canon-McMillan's Zane Zebrasky wins the WPIAL Class AAA javelin title with a throw of 201-8.

May 16

1942 – William C. Evans, superintendent of Braddock Schools, is re-elected president of the WPIAL for the 10th consecutive year.

1952 – Canonsburg High School’s baseball team scores three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, capped by Bob Seany’s single that scores Carl Thomas, to beat Trinity 5-4. The Hillers’ loss gives the Section 3 baseball title to Washington.

1966 – Trinity’s Jerry Lutes pitches a no-hitter in the Hillers’ 6-0 baseball victory over Peters Township. Lutes strikes out 15 and walks only one.

1978 – Trinity's Blanca D'hoedt wins the 880-yard, mile and two-mile runs, Gina Piatt wins her third consecutive discus title and Elaine Sobansky edges Piatt to win the shot put as the Hillers win the WPIAL Class AAA Girls track & field championship. The Washington girls place second in Class AA.

1986 – Trinity’s Amanda Burchett is the lone champion from the Washington-Greene area at the WPIAL Class AAA Track & Field Championships in Baldwin. Burchett wins the girls shot put with a throw of 38-4 1/2, winning by almost two feet.

1988 – Andy Lutes, who had belted a fifth-inning home run, doubles home Scott Hinerman and Jay West in the bottom of the eighth inning as Washington defeats Peters Township 8-7 at Colt Field and a clinches a spot in the WPIAL baseball playoffs.

1989 – Randy Kramer pitches a one-hitter in his fourth major-league start, allowing only Ron Oester’s two-out double in the eighth inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 at Riverfront Stadium.

1995 – Washington sprinters Aaron Gatten and Laila Brock sweep the titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the WPIAL Class AA Track & Field Championships at South Side Beaver. Brock wins the girls 100 in a meet record time of 12.2 seconds.

1996 – Trinity junior Amanda Burchett wins the WPIAL Class AAA shot put championship with a throw of 38-4 1/2.

2000 – Russ Moore, who led Waynesburg High School to a 23-2 record and one WPIAL Class AA football championship in the last two years, resigns as the Raiders’ head coach.

2002 – Ringgold’s Stephanie Kuhn launches the javelin 140-8 – 17 feet farther than her previous best throw – to win the gold medal at the WPIAL Class AAA Track & Field Championships. Canon-McMillan’s DeNia Matthews wins the 100 and 300 hurdles and Peters Township’s 1,600 relay team sets a school record while winning gold.

2003 – Jeff Long is named athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh. Long most recently served as Oklahoma’s associate athletic director.

May 17

1958 – Bethlehem Joint, paced by Joe Niverth's 17 points, wins the team title at the WPIAL Class B Track & Field Championships held at Mt. Lebanon. Niverth wins the 100-yard dash and places second in the broad jump and 440-yard dash. West Greene's mile relay team of Zinn Gorby, Ray King, Marvin Watson and Jim Rinehart sets the WPIAL record with a time of 3:37.2.

1962 – Bill Laughlin resigns as Washington High School’s basketball coach. Laughlin, a former player at Washington & Jefferson College, was Wash High’s coach for 16 years and coached the Little Presidents to 10 consecutive section titles, a WPIAL-record 76 consecutive section victories and two WPIAL championship games. His record was 262-94.

1963 – California State College defeats Delaware Valley 10-1 and 4-0 at Shippensburg to win the NAIA District 30 baseball championship. Bruce Dal Canton pitches a one-hit shutout in the second game.

1963 – Pittsburgh’s Bruno Sammartino wins the World Wide Wrestling Federation championship for the first time, beating Buddy Rogers in 48 seconds at Madison Square Garden in New York.

1969 – The California State College baseball team wins the NAIA District 18 championship the hard way — by winning three games in one day. The Vulcans beat defending champion Indiana 5-4, then beat Point Park twice, 2-1 and 10-2. In the final, Chuck Broadwater pitches a six-hitter and Don Roberts has four hits, including a two-run homer.

1973 – Washington’s Guy Montecalvo wins the Most Valuable Performer award at the WPIAL Class A Track & Field Championships at Baldwin. Montecalvo wins the 200-yard dash, places second in the 100 and anchors Wash High’s winning 880 relay team.

1977 – Trinity’s girls track team finishes in second place at the WPIAL Track & Field Championships at Richland. Gina Piatt leads the Hillers by winning her second straight discus title and also wins the shot put with a school-record throw of 43-9.

1979 – Penn State University announces it will leave the Eastern 8 Conference at the end of the 1980-81 basketball season.

1984 – Peters Township’s Rod Elliott wins the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes and is the lone triple winner at the WPIAL Boys Class AAA Track & Field Championships in Latrobe.

1988 – Waynesburg's Carlos Gibbs wins the 3,200-meter run in 9:44.8 and teammate Tim Boyd clears 13-0 to win the pole vault at the WPIAL Class Track & Field Championships at South Side Beaver High School.

1992 – Jaromir Jagr scores nine minutes into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Wales Conference finals.

1997 – Danielle Penner tosses her third consecutive shutout, allowing only one hit and striking out eight, as California University defeats second-ranked Cal-Davis, 1-0, in the NCAA Division II softball tournament in Salem, Va. The win moves Cal into the championship round.

2005 – Chartiers-Houston’s Brianna Liebold sets a WPIAL record by winning the triple jump with a leap of 37-11 at the Class AA Track & Field championships at South Side Beaver High School. Liebold also wins gold in the long jump.

2005 – California’s Zack Jenny tosses a four-hit shutout, striking out 12, as the Trojans beat Fort Cherry 8-0 in a WPIAL Class A baseball playoff game at Peterswood Park.

2007 – Amanda Baughman strikes out 12 and a single by Megan Walker drives in Alex Lopez with the game’s only run as Washington defeats Mohawk in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA softball playoffs.

May 18

1912 – Detroit players go on strike to protest Ty Cobb’s suspension. To avoid a forfeit and fine, manager Hugh Jennings recruited college players and others; they lost to the Philadelphia A’s 24-2. Joe Travers gave up all 24 runs on 26 hits.

1954 – Dave Palmer pitches a three-hitter and Bethlehem Joint High School scores twice on bunts to defeat Centerville 2-0 in a tiebreaker game for the Section 22 baseball title.

1957 – West Greene’s mile relay team and Jefferson-Morgan javelin thrower Bob Knight win WPIAL Class B championships at Mt. Lebanon. The Pioneers’ team of Price Cheeks, Ray King, Zinn Gorby and Glenn Baker sets a meet record with a time of 3:38.2. Knight has a winning throw of 175-9 1/2.

1978 – Ringgold's Jim Fitch wins the WPIAL Class AAA boys shot put title with a throw of 57-3 1/2.

1981 – Tom Hisiro is named head football coach at Canon-McMillan, succeeding Tom Olszewski. Hisiro had been head coach at Lake Lehman High School.

1981 – Washington wins the WPIAL Class AAA boys track & field team title.

1989 – Waynesburg's Carlos Gibbs easily wins the 3,200-meter run and teammate Scott Koast wins the gold medal in the triple jump at the WPIAL Class AAA Boys Track & Field Championships at Butler High School.

1992 – Canon-McMillan upsets top-seeded and defending WPIAL softball champion Baldwin 6-4 in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs.

1995 – Ken Wregget stops 33 shots, and Ron Francis and Norm MacIver score goals in the first 16 minutes as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Washington Capitals 3-0 in Game 7 of a conference quarterfinal series.

1997 – Daneille Penner throws her 25th shutout of the season as California University blanks Wisconsin-Parkside 1-0 to move to within one victory of the NCAA Division II softball championship in Salem, Va.

1998 – California University defeats Barry (Fla.), 2-1, in Pensacola, Fla., to win its second straight NCAA Division II women’s softball national championship. The Lady Vulcans finish the season 49-7 overall. California breaks a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning when Lith Webb walks, steals second base and then, with two outs, scores on a single by Nikki Fiedler.

2007 – Jordan Jankowski, the leading home-run hitter in the WPIAL, smacks a first-pitch grand slam in the ninth inning as Peters Township defeats Shaler 8-4 in the Class AAAA baseball playoffs.

May 19

1956 – Pittsburgh’s Dale Long hits a ninth-inning homer against the Chicago Cubs. It’s Long’s first of eight straight games with a homer.

1956 – Centerville High School’s Robert (Red) Worrell wins two events at the WPIAL Class A Track & Field Championships in Connellsville. Worrell, who also plays on the Wildcats’ baseball team, sets a meet record in winning the shot put with a throw of 53-6. He also sets a record with his winning toss of 145-3 in the discus.

1962 – Stan Musial of St. Louis became the NL career hits leader. The 41-year-old got a ninth inning single for his 3,431st hit and moved past Honus Wagner. The Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-1.

1962 – Waynesburg High School’s Loren Dukate wins the 200- and 440-yard dashes at the WPIAL Class B Track & Field Championships at Mt. Lebanon.

1969 – John Bacha, an assistant at Elizabeth Forward High School, is hired as head football coach at Peters Township.

1973 – Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, rallies from last with a powerful move on the clubhouse turn to win the Preakness Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths over Sham.

1977 – Ringgold’s Jim Bavuso breaks his own meet record by clearing 6-10 3/4 to win the high jump at the WPIAL Class AAA Track & Field Championships. Trinity’s Gene Roach retains his title in the pole vault, clearing 14-1/2, which sets the WPIAL record.

1981 – Pittsburgh’s Jim Bibby gives up a leadoff single to Terry Harper of the Atlanta Braves, then retires the next 27 batters for a 5-0 one-hitter. Bibby also hits two doubles.

1986 – Jim Shoaf resigns after 7 1/2 seasons and more than 100 wins as head girls basketball coach at Washington High School.

1997 – Danielle Penner completes her dominance of the NCAA Division II Softball Championships by scattering six hits, and Chartiers-Houston High School graduate Kerry Novak singles home the winning run in the sixth inning, as California beats Wisconsin-Parkside, 2-1, to win the national championship in Salem, Va. The Vulcans (53-5) are the first national champions in school history and the first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference softball team to win the national title.

2000 – Jason Kendall drives in five runs and becomes the first Pittsburgh player to hit for the cycle at Three Rivers Stadium, and Kris Benson throws a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts, as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-1.

2008 – Jenna Phillips' RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning scores Jordan Jackson and gives Washington a 3-2 victory over Valley in the WPIAL Class AA softball quarterfinals. 

May 20

1950 – Washington ties with McKeesport for the WPIAL Class A Track & Field championship in Canonsburg. Donora’s Tom Johnson is the top individual with 14 points, winning the low and high hurdles and finishing second in the broad jump. Washington’s Ed Snodgrass sets the only meet record, winning a heat of the 120-yard high hurdles in 14.8.

1955 – Robert “Red” Worrell of Centerville wins the individual title at the WPIAL Class B Track & Field Championships at Pitt Stadium. Worrell wins the shot put and discus, and places third in the javelin. Mt. Morris finishes second in the team standings.

1957 – Arnold Palmer of Latrobe, taking a break from the professional tour, wins the West Penn Open golf tournament with a 2-over-par 142 at rainy Fox Chapel Golf Course. Mike Pavella of Nemacolin Country Club finishes in a tie for fifth place.

1965 – Mike Popovich’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning scores Bill Hardy and gives Beth-Center a 1-0 victory over Trinity in the first round of the WPIAL baseball playoffs. Winning pitcher Bill Micsky strikes out eight and throws a three-hit shutout.

1968 – Washington & Jefferson College announces plans for a $2.4 million physical education building. Construction is to begin in the summer.

1974 – Bill Tornabene, assistant football coach at Waynesburg College, is named head coach at Peters Township High School.

1983 – Washington’s Brian Davis wins the WPIAL Class AAA long jump title by more than four inches with a leap of 23-8 1/4 at Latrobe.

1985 – Chuck Hillman pitches a three-hit shutout and strikes out 15 as Mon Valley Catholic defeats Jefferson-Morgan 5-0 in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA baseball playoffs at Charleroi’s Veterans Field.

1986 – Bentleyville native Ron Bertovich is selected as commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

1988 – Burgettstown's Ed Mioduski has one of the best and longest days on the mound for any high school baseball pitcher. Mioduski pitches the Blue Devils to two Section 12-AA victories, throwing 17 innings and striking out 26 batters. In a 4-2 win over Immaculate Conception, Mioduski throws a three-hitter and strikes out 10. Then, in a 3-2 10-inning win over South Fayette, he strikes out 16 and pitches a seven-hitter.

1991 – Jason Van Kirk hits a pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the sixth inning to give Washington a 7-4 win over New Brighton in the WPIAL Class AA baseball playoffs at Aliquippa.

1991 – Trinity scores four runs over the first two innings and rides the three-hit pitching of Mike Scouvart to defeat Hempfield 4-3 in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA baseball playoffs at Mt. Pleasant.

1994 – The Washington-Greene chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame inducts the following: Moe Strnisha (soccer), John Barish (football), Lee Hall (wrestling), George Hildebrand (softball), Richard Kluck (golf), John Unice (basketball), William Ruschel (track and field), Harry Gray (football), James White (wrestling), the 1947 Canonsburg High School wrestling team, Don Clendaniel (football), John Abraham (wrestling official), Joseph Getto (youth service), D. Boyd Marstellar, Stan Milchovich and Frank Preisendorfer (meritorious service).

1998 – Shortstop Diontae Walker drives in six runs and Washington routs Mars 16-1 in five innings in a WPIAL Class AA baseball quarterfinal.

2005 – Waynesburg rallies for three runs over the last two innings, capped by Nikki Coleman’s game-winning hit in the seventh inning, as the Raiders defeat Deer Lakes 4-3 in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA softball playoffs at California University.

May 21

1951 – Don Smith pitches a three-hit shutout as Trinity blanks Burgettstown 2-0 in a WPIAL baseball playoff game at Wash High.

1959 – Canonsburg Joint High School hires former Steubenville College coach Hank Kuzma as its new head basketball coach.

1959 – Formation of Washington's first slow-pitch softball league, the Ten Mile Valley League, is announced. It will be an eight-team league.

1966 – Beth-Center’s Pete Zaharoff, the defending state champion in the pole vault, breaks his own WPIAL record by clearing 13-8 3/4 at the WPIAL Championships in Baldwin. The previous record was 13-6.

1968 – The Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Jean Pronovost and John Arbour from the Boston Bruins for cash.

1970 – North Texas State’s Bill Schmidt of Muse wins the javelin competition and sets the meet record with a throw of 280-7 at the California Relays in Modesto.

1972 – Canon-McMillan clinches the Section 3 baseball title with an 8-1 win over Avella. Winning pitcher Chuck Yesenchak has three hits and drives in three runs.

1982 – Ringgold, in its second year of girls varsity softball, advances in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs with a 5-0 victory over Elizabeth Forward in a game played in Perryopolis. Stacy Bores pitches a two-hit shutout.

1986 – Jeff Jento steals home with one out in the sixth inning to break a tie and give Jefferson-Morgan a 3-2 victory over Charleroi in the WPIAL Class AA baseball playoffs at Ringgold High School.

1987 – Charleroi manages only four hits but takes advantage of nine Fort Cherry errors to defeat the Rangers 13-6 in the WPIAL Class AA baseball quarterfinals. The playoff contest is played at Veterans Memorial Field, Charleroi’s home field.

1987 – Joe Haering, former defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Maulers of the defunct United States Football League, is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Gladiators of the new Arena Football League.

1993 – Bill Everly pitches 8 1/3 no-hit innings and lays down a squeeze bunt that scores Chris Whipkey in the 12th inning as Carmichaels defeats Charleroi 3-2 in a WPIAL Class AA baseball playoff game played on the Cougars’ home field.

1991 – McGuffey hires John Brown, formerly of St. Francis High School in Pittsburgh, to be the Highlanders’ girls basketball coach. Brown led St. Francis to the WPIAL Class A championship two months earlier but the school closes after the 1990-91 school year because of dwindling enrollment.

May 22

1957 – John Dutton of Claysville, a school that doesn’t have an organized track team, wins three events and finishes third in another at the Washington-Greene Class B Track Meet at Canonsburg. Dutton wins the javelin with a meet-record throw of 160-8 1/2, more than 21 feet farther than the old record.

1965 – Beth-Center’s Pete Zaharoff and West Greene’s Doug Crouse set meet records at the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Penn State. Zaharoff wins the Class A pole vault by clearing 14-1 and Crouse wins the Class B mile run in 4:20.9.

1968 – Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits three home runs, a double and a single in a 13-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Stargell’s double just misses going out, as it bounces off the railing of the left-field bleachers.

1976 – Gina Piatt of Trinity is a double-winner at the first PIAA girls track and field championships in Shippensburg. Piatt, who is the only gold-medal winner from the WPIAL, finishes in first place in the discus (135-3) and shot put (41-8 1/4).

1986 – Dave Clark’s two-out, three-run homer – his second three-run shot of the game – in the bottom of the seventh inning gives Fort Cherry an 8-5 victory over Carmichaels in the WPIAL Class AA baseball quarterfinals at Charleroi.

1987 – Chartiers-Houston’s Mark Simpson successfully defends his Class AA javelin title at the PIAA Track & Field Championships in Shippensburg. Simpson, in fourth place at the time, wins the title on his final throw, a toss of 211-2.

1994 – Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas, wins the Thrift Drug Classic cycling race in Pittsburgh for the second year in a row.

1995 – Toni Zimmer scores on a sacrifice fly by Joanne Schade in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Ringgold a 2-1 victory over Butler in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA softball playoffs.

May 23

1952 – Bob Wagner pitches a five-hitter and Gene Steratore hits a home run as Washington defeats Bethel Park 8-3 in the first round of the WPIAL baseball playoffs in Dormont.

1953 – Canonsburg’s Pete Nikas wins the Class A title in the 880-yard run at the PIAA Track & Field Championships in State College. Centerville’s Bob Pugh ties for the Class B high jump title, clearing 5-8 1/2.

1965 – Mike Pavella, veteran professional at Washington Country Club, wins the Western Pennsylvania Open at Youghiogheny Country Club with a record-breaking score of 11-under par 133.

1983 – Marsha Janco pitches a two-hitter and Amy Walker hits a grand slam as Canon-McMillan clinches the school’s first WPIAL softball playoff berth with a 13-2 win over Mt. Lebanon.

1985 – Harding “Pete” Peterson is fired as general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Former GM Joe L. Brown is hired on an interim basis.

1986 – Chartiers-Houston junior Mark Simpson wins the Class AA javelin competition at the PIAA Track & Field Championships with a throw of 202-4. Simpson’s personal best entering the day was 187-0.

1997 – Washington & Jefferson’s Jaimee Huffner bests three-time defending champion Renee Erickson of Concordia and wins the javelin competition at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships in Lacrosse, Wisc. Huffner wins with a throw of 144-9. It’s the first national championship won by a W&J athlete.

2000 – Officials from the state government, Washington & Jefferson College and PONY Baseball, Inc., announce that a sports complex that includes a minor league baseball stadium, will be built in North Franklin Township behind the Washington Crown Center Mall. The private-public venture is expected to cost more than $10 million.

2003 – Aaron Janusey’s three-run homer in the first inning propels Peters Township to a 9-5 victory over No. 3 seed Seneca Valley in the WPIAL Class AAA baseball quarterfinals at Shaler High School.

May 24

1935 – The first night game in major league history is played at Cincinnati with the Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.

1947 – Chuck Coles hits a home run and pitches a five-hitter to power Section 19 champion Jefferson to a 9-3 victory over Section 20 winner East Pike Run in the WPIAL baseball playoffs at Charleroi.

1951 – Jefferson scores six runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally for a 9-5 win over Monongahela in a second round WPIAL baseball playoff game at Brownsville. John Yourchik drives in the go-ahead run and scores three times for the Jeffs.

1958 – Washington senior Chuck Smith wins the state high jump title, clearing 6-3, at the PIAA meet at Penn State.

1969 – Washington High School’s Chuck Eneix throws to discus 168-9 to win the PIAA championship.

1982 – Down to its final strike, Burgettstown scores three runs on a bases-loaded hit by Wes Harrington in the top of the seventh inning and defeats Washington 3-2 to win the Section 12-AA baseball title. It’s the Blue Devils’ first section title in 21 years.

1984 – Brian Zanardelli pitches a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts, and Randy Wadsworth hits a solo home run, as California defeats German Township 3-0 in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA baseball playoffs at Charleroi. The only hit for German is a fourth-inning single by Sam Mannery.

2000 – Scott Venick, defensive coordinator at Ringgold, is promoted to head football coach, replacing Chuck Colborn.

2002 – Waynesburg’s Jocelyn Lindsay wins the Class AA girls pole vault by clearing 12 feet, and the Raiders’ Nathan Freedman finishes second in the boys pole vault at the PIAA Track & Field Championships. The gold medal is the second for Lindsay.

2002 – Justin Gregula pitches a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts as Washington blanks Burrell 6-0 in the WPIAL Class AA baseball semifinals at Mt. Pleasant.

2003 – Peters Township’s Matt Warco holds off Garnet Valley’s Ryan Reeser Manheim Township’s Tyler Nichols to win the Class AAA 800-meter run in 1:53.34 at the PIAA Track & Field Championships.

2005 – Andy McIlvaine pitches a three-hitter and strikes out 10 as undefeated Chartiers-Houston beats California 5-1 in the WPIAL Class A baseball semifinals at Belle Vernon.

May 25

1935 – Boston’s Babe Ruth hits three home runs – the last of his career – but Pittsburgh’s Tommy Thevenow drives in five runs as the Pirates defeat the Braves 11-7 at Forbes Field.

1954 – John Zanot’s single drives in Tom King with the tiebreaking run in the fifth inning, and Dave Palmer pitches a four-hitter, as Bethlehem Joint defeats Cumberland Township 4-3 in the WPIAL baseball playoffs at Charleroi.

1957 – Chuck Smith of Washington wins the PIAA high jump championship at the state meet in University Park.

1968 – Beth-Center junior Walter White is the only Washington County athlete to win a gold medal at the PIAA Track & Field Championships. White wins the Class B pole vault by clearing 13 feet.

1980 – Trinity’s Elaine Sobansky wins her third straight PIAA Class AAA girls shot put championship with a record throw of 50-1/2.

1986 – Washington’s Laila Brock wins four gold medals – three in individual events – at the PIAA Class AA Track & Field Championships in Shippensburg. Brock wins the girls 100 (12.63), 200 (25.31) and 400 (55.76) dashes and is a member of the Prexies’ winning 400 relay team.

1991 – The Stanley Cup belongs to the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time following an 8-0 victory over the host Minnesota North Stars in Game 6 of the finals. Mario Lemieux is the Conn Smythe winner as Most Valuable Player in the playoffs. Lemieux scores a short-handed goal in the first period to make the score 2-0.

2002 – Peters Township High School senior Jessica Perry wins the PIAA Class AAA girls 3,200-meter run in 10:39.57.

May 26

1950 – Joe Paterno, quarterback at Brown University the last two years, is named assistant football coach at Penn State.

1953 – Fred Sarracino pitches a five-hitter as Burgettstown Union defeats Washington 7-3 in the first round of the WPIAL baseball playoffs.

1956 – Robert (Red) Worrell of Centerville sets the record in winning the shot put at the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Penn State. Worrell’s winning throw covers 55-5 1/2. He also places second in the discus (142-6 1/2). Hickory’s Sam White is second int he mile run.

1959 – Pittsburgh’s Harvey Haddix pitches one of the best games in major league history but takes the loss in a 1-0 victory by the Milwaukee Braves at County Stadium. Haddix retires the first 36 batters he faces. Milwaukee finally scores in the 13th on an error, intentional walk and a home run by Joe Adcock that was later changed to a double because he passed Hank Aaron on the bases. Milwaukee’s Lew Burdette pitches a 13-inning shutout, allowing 12 singles but does not walk a batter.

1972 – Chartiers-Houston High School’s Chester Reck wins the PIAA Class B shot put gold medal with a throw of 54-0 1/4.

1987 – Rae Lynn Gostic’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning drives in winning pitcher Tricia Fabian as Chartiers-Houston defeats Serra Catholic 1-0 in the WPIAL Class AA softball playoffs at Ringgold High School.

1992 – Mario Lemieux’s second goal of the game, with 13 seconds to play, rallies the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the Civic Arena. The Penguins overcome a 4-1 second-period deficit.

2004 – Beth-Center, playing its first game in two weeks, gets a three-hit shutout from Chelsea Stotka and beats Neshannock, 7-0, in the WPIAL Class A softball quarterfinals.

2005 – Waynesburg College names Rick Shepas head football coach. Shepas had been head coach at Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, for seven years, compiling a 53-28 record.

May 27

1953 – Ron Novak’s two-out single drives in two runs in the top of the 12th inning and gives California a 4-2 victory over Brownsville in the WPIAL baseball playoffs. Winning pitcher Wayne Campbell throws a three-hit complete game and strikes out 12.

1956 – A two-out double by Fran Celaschi scores two runs and gives Charleroi a 2-1 victory over Brownsville in a WPIAL baseball playoff game played in Fayette City. Lefty Carl Whitmyer holds Brownsville to two hits and strikes out 13.

1957 – The National League approves the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants for a proposed shift to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.

1972 – Waynesburg’s Chuck Baker wins the PIAA Class B pole vault championship by clearing 13-6.

1974 – Pittsburgh left-hander Ken Brett comes within three outs of pitching the National League’s first perfect game in nine years before settling for a two-hit 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a doubleheader at Three Rivers Stadium. In the second game, Brett delievers a pinch-hit triple to give the Pirates an 8-7 win.

1974 – The New York Rangers trade captain Vic Hadfield to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman Nick Beverly.

1983 – Despite three unimpressive seasons as their coach, Eddie Johnston is hired as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

1983 – Washington’s Brian Davis wins the PIAA Class AAA long jump title with a leap of 22-7 1/2 at Shippensburg.

1983 – Brian Zanardelli pitches a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts as California defeats Bentworth 4-0 in the WPIAL Class AA baseball quarterfinals at Charleroi.

1991 – Doug Drabek pitches his second career one-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the host St. Louis Cardinals, 8-0.

1997 – Scott Belcastro and Brad Auld combine on a two-hitter as Washington edges previously undefeated Riverside 4-3 in the WPIAL Class AA baseball semifinals. The Little Prexies score two runs in the seventh inning to take the lead.

1999 – Trinity scores two runs in the top of the 11th inning and Sara Yeager pitches a six-hitter as the Hillers defeat Woodland Hills 3-1 in a WPIAL playoff softball game in Monessen.

May 28

1955 – Centerville High School’s Robert “Red” Worrell wins the PIAA Class B discus title with a throw of 138-10 1/2 at University Park.

1956 – Pittsburgh’s Dale Long hits a home run off Brooklyn’s Carl Erskine in the fourth inning at Forbes Field. It is the eighth consecutive game in which Long has homered, a major league record.

1969 – Cincinnati’s Lee May becomes the third player in major league history to hit two home runs in three consecutive games, leading the Reds to a 7-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Field.

1974 – Lefty Bill Angelo throws a one-hitter and California defeats Canon-McMillan 5-0 in the first round of the WPIAL baseball playoffs. Angelo retires the first 18 Big Macs before Jack Falconi leads off the bottom of the seventh inning with a clean single to left field.

1974 – The Pittsburgh Penguins select Pierre Larouche with the eighth overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft.

1976 – Washington’s Jamie Pattison pitches a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts as the Prexies defeat Carmichaels 5-1 in the WPIAL baseball playoffs in Waynesburg.

1980 – Bob Phillips pitches a four-hitter and drives in a run with a triple as Carmichaels defeats Washington 6-4 in the WPIAL Class AA baseball quarterfinals at California State College.

1982 – Trinity High School’s Becky Gorby and Sherrie MacKinney each win gold medals on the first day of the PIAA Class AAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg. Gorby wins the girls shot put with a toss of 40-4 1/2. MacKinney wins the girls javelin title with a personal-best throw of 151-6. The championships move Trinity into first place in the team standings.

1983 – Trinity’s Sherrie MacKinney successfully defends her PIAA Class AAA girls javelin title with a personal-best throw of 157-8. Chartiers-Houston’s Joe Wenger wins the boys Class AA discus championship with a 153-4 effort.

1986 – Sophomore Dave Snatchko pitches out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the seventh inning to preserve Fort Cherry’s 5-4 victory over Jefferson-Morgan in the WPIAL Class AA baseball semifinals at Charleroi. Outfielder Brad Tokar throws out a J-M baserunner at home plate to complete a double play in the seventh. It’s Fort Cherry’s 18th consecutive win.

2002 – Beth-Center outslugs Chartiers-Houston, 8-5, in the WPIAL Class A softball semifinals at California University.

May 29

1986 – Fort Cherry High School scores eight runs over the first two innings and defeats Ford City 8-5 to win the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship at Butler’s Pullman Park.

1991 – Zane Smith throws the Pittsburgh Pirates’ second one-hitter in three days in a 6-0 victory over the host St. Louis Cardinals.

1995 – Dave Stockton shoots 4-under par 32 on the back nine in the final round to finish at 8-under 208 and edge Isao Aoki by one shot and win the Senior Tour’s Quicksilver Classic.

1996 – Houston’s Jeff Bagwell hits two home runs, including an upper-deck shot off Pittsburgh’s Danny Darwin, as the Astros beat the Pirates 7-4. Bagwell joins Willie Stargell as the only players to hit multiple upper-deck homers at Three Rivers Stadium.

1997 – Winning pitcher Nikki Gasti drives in Tara Metcalf and Tiffany Zuspan with a fourth-inning double to give Carmichaels the lead, and the Mikes go on to defeat Burgettstown 8-6 in the WPIAL Class A softball championship game at California University. It’s the first WPIAL championship for any Carmichaels team since the Mikes’ 1962 football squad.

1997 – Washington, which began its postseaosn playing in the preliminary round, completes an improbable run to the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship with a 5-4 win over Canevin at Pullman Park in Butler.

1997 – Carmichaels outslugs Burgettstown 8-6 in the Class AA finals to win its first WPIAL softball championship.

1999 – Waynesburg senior Josh Roscoe wins the Class AA discus at the PIAA Track & Field Championships in Shippensburg. Roscoe’s winning throw is 162-4.

2002 – Phil Kojack pitches eight shutout innings and Adam Rittenhouse drives in two runs as the Canton Coyotes spoil the Washington Wild Things’ debut in the Frontier League, 3-0, before 3,212 at Falconi Field.

May 30

1932 – Waynesburg College's George Willis breaks the conference record in winning the 880-yard run at the Tri-State Conference Championships at Reeves Stadium Beaver Falls. Willis' winning time of 2:00.6 stood as the Waynesburg school record for more than 40 years.

1959 – Bob Moore of the Frazier-Simplex Rifle Club sets a world any-sight record with a perfect 200-20x in a match in Kittanning.

1970 – The Pittsburgh Steelers trade linebacker Ray May and a draft pick to the Baltimore Colts for running back Preston Pearson.

1986 – Barry Bonds makes his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bonds goes 0-for-5 as the Pirates lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 in 11 innings.

1986 – Ringgold High School promotes assistant coach Joe Ravasio to head football coach.

1987 – Trinity’s Bob Truby, a four-time state wrestling champion, is named the Observer-Reporter’s Athlete of the Year.

1996 – Pinch-runner Misty Wilson scores from third base on a ground ball hit by Nikki Gasti in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Carmichaels a 1-0 victory over Center in the WPIAL Class AA softball semifinals at Burgettstown.

1998 – Larry Nelson shoots a final-round 74 and wins the Pittsburgh Senior Classic by five strokes over Bob Duval at Sewickley Heights.

May 31

1956 – Charleroi High School’s Carl Whitmyer and Roger Hough combine on a no-hitter as the Cougars defeat Centerville 9-0 in the WPIAL baseball playoffs.

1956 – John Dunn pitches a three-hit shutout as Burgettstown Union blanks Stowe Township 6-0 in the WPIAL baseball playoffs at Crafton. Dunn, who strikes out eight, drives in two runs with a single in the fourth inning.

1961 – Burgettstown Union advances to the WPIAL baseball quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over Mt. Lebanon at Canonsburg. Tom Bednarzik pitches a five-hitter and Pete Blue drives in both runs for the Blue Devils.

1967 – Winning pitcher Bob Glister hits a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Jefferson-Morgan a 2-1 victory over Bentworth in the Section 16 baseball tiebreaker game in Monongahela. Glister pitches a two-hitter wth 13 strikeouts.

1972 – Joe Bilitski pitches a two-hitter, and Tony Bilitski hits a three-run homer in the first inning, as California defeats Canon-McMillan 5-2 in the WPIAL baseball playoffs at Washington Park.

1973 – Willie Stargell hits a three-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Stargell’s homer, off Gary Gentry, lands in the upper deck. It’s the fourth upper-deck homer at Three Rivers Stadium, each hit by Stargell.

1975 – Catcher Frank Ovial drives in Steve Herron from second base in the second and sixth innings, and Bob Ferguson pitches a three-hitter, as California advances to the WPIAL baseball semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Richland.

1977 – Scott Stevens pitches a five-hitter as Washington wins its third consecutive one-run game in the WPIAL baseball playoffs, 2-1, over Hopewell in the semifinals.

1979 – The Big East Conference is formed with Boston College, Connecticut, Georgetown, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Syracuse as members. Holy Cross and Rutgers are invited but decline to join.

1987 – Trinity High School state wrestling champion Bob Truby is named the Observer-Reporter Scholastic Athlete of the Year.

1988 – Tricia Fabian pitches a four-hit shutout and Chartiers-Houston routs previously undefeated Geibel 9-0 in a WPIAL Class AA softball semifinal at Ringgold High School.

2001 – California defeats Riverview 7-2 to win the WPIAL Class A baseball championship.

2005 – Jared Lapkowicz pitches a one-hit shutout, and Phil Judy and Jamie Bandish each have run-scoring hits as Carmichaels defeats previously unbeaten Chartiers-Houston 2-0 in the WPIAL Class A baseball championship game at Falconi Field.

June 1

1925 – Lou Gehrig bats for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth inning and replaces Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played.

1948 – Donora middleweight boxer Lee Sala improves his record to 39-0 with a second-round TKO over Tony Riccio before a crowd of 3,124 at the Zivic Arena in Millvale.

1954 – Adam Vlanich strikes out 14, Billy Meyer delivers a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and Charleroi advances to the WPIAL baseball title game with a 3-2 win over Hurst. The Cougars had a 7-0 lead washed out by rain the previous day and the game was replayed from the start.

1965 – Left-hander Bob Veale sets the Pittsburgh single-game record by striking out 16 Philadelphia batters in the Pirates’ 4-0 victory at Forbes Field. Veale throws a five-hitter.

1968 – Trinity High School's baseball team gets its second consecutive no-hitter as the Hillers' Jerry Nicastro stops Peters Township 12-0. Nicastro strikes out 10 and walks two.

1973 – Bill Cargo pitches a two-hitter, and Tony Fastuca hits a run-scoring double in the fifth inning, as Peters Township defeats California 1-0 in a WPIAL baseball first-round playoff game.

1978 – Charleroi uses a strong outing by winning pitcher Tim Cunningham and a five-run fifth inning to defeat Elizabeth Forward 8-1 in the WPIAL baseball playoffs at Munhall.

1982 – Tim Cunningham pitches a six-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Charleroi defeats Burgettstown 6-2 in the WPIAL Class AA baseball semifinals at Chartiers-Houston.

1981 – Pinch-runner Damian DeRienzo scores on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Mon Valley Catholic a 5-4 win over Riverview in the WPIAL Class AA baseball semifinals at West Field in Munhall.

1983 – Steve Tatar pitches a three-hitter and strikes out eight as California defeats Riverview 4-0 in the WPIAL Class AA baseball semifinals at Montour High School.

1992 – The Pittsburgh Penguins sweep the Chicago Blackhawks in four games to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. Ron Francis scores Cup-clinching goal.

1999 – Chartiers-Houston avenges two regular-season losses to Carmichaels by beating the Mikes 2-1 in the WPIAL Class AA softball semifinals.

2009 – Winning pitcher Michelle Massie allows only a third-inning bloop single and Ashley Morran has three hits as Trinity routs Perry 9-0 in the Hillers' first PIAA softball playoff game in 10 years.

June 2

1949 – Philadelphia’s Andy Seminick, a catcher from Muse, hits three home runs and drives in five as the Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 12-3 at Shibe Park.

1976 – Behind the one-hit pitching of Scott Stephens, Washington defeats Gateway 3-1 in eight innings in the WPIAL baseball quarterfinals. Stephens drives in the tying run in the seventh inning, and Bob Kazarick’s double scores Jack Schultz with the go-ahead run in the eighth.

1983 – Steve Tatar goes 3-for-4 with three RBI and earns a save in relief of starter Brian Zanardelli as California defeats Leechburg 6-4 in the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship game at Pullman Park in Butler.

1986 – The Pittsburgh Pirates select Arkansas junior third baseman Jeff King with the first pick in baseball’s amateur draft.

1986 – Beth-Center High School graduate Drew Witouski goes 4-for-5 to help Marietta College come from behind and defeat Ithaca 11-6 in the NCAA Division III baseball championship game.

1988 – Chartiers-Houston scores two runs on a throwing error in the sixth inning to break a tie and goes on to a 4-2 victory over Sto-Rox in the WPIAL Class AA softball championship game. It’s the second consecutive WPIAL title for the Bucs.

1991 – Lon Hinkle shoots even-par 72 in the final round to win the $200,000 Ben Hogan Quicksilver Open by two strokes. It’s Hinkle’s first tournament win since the 1979 World Series of Golf.

1998 – Nikki Gasti pitches a two-hitter and strikes out 15 as Carmichaels defeats Tyrone, 5-0, in the PIAA Class A softball playoffs at California University. Gasti improves her career record to 55-2.

2003 – Peters Township scores three runs in the third inning and takes advantage of seven Meadville errors to defeat the Bulldogs, 4-2, in the first round of the PIAA baseball playoffs at Jerry Uht Park in Erie. The win is PT’s first state playoff victory in school history.

2003 – Dan Novak hits a grand slam and Chartiers-Houston overcomes an early two-run deficit to beat District 9 champion Clarion-Limestone, 8-2, in the first round of the PIAA baseball playoffs.

2003 – Jen Alderson pitches a five-hitter and smacks a tiebreaking triple as Chartiers-Houston defeated Smethport, 6-1, in the first round of the PIAA softball playoffs.

2008 – Pittsburgh outlasts Detroit 4-3 in three overtimes of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. Petr Sykora scores at 9:57 of the third overtime ending the fifth-longest finals game in NHL history.

June 3

1979 – Bruce Kison throws a one-hitter in Pittsburgh’s 7-0 victory over the San Diego Padres at Three Rivers Stadium. The only hit Kison allows is an eighth-inning double by Barry Evans that is slightly tipped by Pirates third baseman Phil Garner. The Pirates hit five home runs, including two by Bill Robinson.

1986 – Jeff Jento, Scott Bowman and Dave Gamble – the top three hitters in Jefferson-Morgan’s lineup – combine for six hits, eight runs and six RBI as the Rockets overpower Portage 14-6 in the PIAA Class AA baseball playoffs in Indiana.

1988 – John Smiley pitches a one-hitter and Mike Diaz, a pinch-hitter, drive in the winning run in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Montreal Expos, 2-1, at Three Rivers Stadium. Tim Wallach’s triple in the fourth inning is Montreal’s lone hit.

1999 – Jeff Klinefelter breaks open a tie game with a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the sixth inning that sends Waynesburg to a 7-5 victory over Brownsville in the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship game at Veterans Field in Charleroi. It’s the first WPIAL baseball title for Waynesburg, which lost twice to Brownsville during the regular season. The Raiders win the championship by defeating the first-, second- and third-seeded teams in the playoffs.

1999 – Erica Riggle strikes out 16 and Chartiers-Houston defeats Leechburg 4-2 to win the WPIAL Class A softball championship at California University.

June 4

1940 – The Pirates beat the Boston Bees 14-2 in the first night game at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field.

1974 – On 10-cent beer night at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium, with the score tied 5-5 and the winning run at third base for the Indians, hundreds of fans jump the right-field fence and attack Texas Rangers outfielder Jeff Burroughs and other players. Chief umpire Nestor Chylak, who is struck on the head, declares the game a forfeit win for Texas. Six fans are arrested.

1975 – Curt Carpenter pitches a three-hit shutout and strikes out eight as California defeats Canevin 2-0 in the WPIAL baseball semifinals. Mark Johnson goes 3-for-3 and drives in both runs.

1980 – Mike Long has a game-tying hit in the seventh inning and the game-winner in the ninth as Carmichaels High School beats Neshannock, 8-5, in the WPIAL Class AA baseball semifinals. Bob Phillips pitches a complete-game five-hitter to improve his record to 10-0.

1984 – Bob Berry, former coach of Montreal and Los Angeles, is hired as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, replacing Lou Angotti.

1985 – Chartiers-Houston scores six runs with two outs in the fifth inning and defeats Blacklick Valley 7-2 in the PIAA Class AA softball playoffs at Ligonier.

1987 – Danny Harris defeats Edwin Moses with a 47.56 mark in the 400-meter hurdles at a meet in Madrid, ending the longest winning streak in track and field history. Moses, who finishes 0.13 seconds behind Harris, had won 122 consecutive races dating to Aug. 26, 1977.

1988 – North Carolina’s Sherrie MacKinney, a Trinity graduate, finishes fifth in the javelin at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. MacKinney’s best throw is 172-10.

1993 – The Pittsburgh Steelers waive quarterback Bubby Brister, who started 57 games over the last seven seasons.

1996 – The Pittsburgh Pirates select right-handed pitcher Kris Benson of Clemson University with the first pick in baseball’s amateur draft.

2009 – Ashley Morran's two-strike, two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning scores Shannon Falleroni and Kilee Bonazza as Trinity rallies for a 7-6 victory over District 10 champion Corry in the PIAA Class AAA softball quarterfinals at Slippery Rock University.

2009 – California University hires Mark Swasey as its head women's basketball coach. Swasey was at Franklin Pierce for the seven years. He replaces Heather Kearney, who left the Vulcans after one season as head coach.

2002 – The Pittsburgh Pirates select Ball State right-handed pitcher Bryan Bullington with the first pick in baseball’s annual amateur draft.

June 5

1959 – Pittsburgh’s Dick Stuart hits the longest home run at Forbes Field, a shot over the center-field wall off Chicago pitcher Glenn Hobbie.

1964 – Dennis Vugrinovich pitches a 12-inning shutout and George Visnich scores the game’s only run on a throwing error as Monongahela defeats Penn Hills 1-0 in the WPIAL baseball semifinals at Vandergrift. Vugrinovich strikes out 17, throws a two-hitter and lowers his ERA to 0.46.

1968 – Karl King pitches a two-hit shutout and Waynesburg High School scores three times in the sixth inning to beat Gateway 3-0 in the opening round of the WPIAL baseball playoffs at Charleroi.

1976 – Despite getting three home runs by Bill Robinson, Pittsburgh loses to San Diego, 11-9, in 15 innings.

1986 – Dave Snatchko pitches a three-hit shutout as Fort Cherry defeats Tussey Mountain 3-0 in the PIAA Class AA baseball quarterfinals at Mt. Pleasant.

1991 – Jan McConnell, athletic director at California University for 10 years, resigns.

2003 – Peters Township scores nine runs in the fifth inning, including three on an opposite-field homer by Mark Meucci, and beats Shaler 9-5 in the PIAA Class AAA baseball West Region semifinals.

June 6

1956 – John Dunn pitches a one-hitter and smacks a three-run homer as Burgettstown Union defeats Baldwin 4-0 in the WPIAL baseball quarterfinals in Dormont.

1988 – Garry Cathell, coach at West Point High School in Virginia, is hired as the head football coach at Peters Township High School.

June 7

1968 – Canon-McMillan takes advantage of a passed ball and error to score the winning run in the eighth inning and defeat Sto-Rox 4-3 in a WPIAl baseball playoff game at Mt. Lebanon. Winning pitcher Tom Corcoran throws a four-hitter and scores the game-winning run.

1972 – Gene Alley’s bases-loaded walk gives the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 victory in 18 innings over the San Diego Padres.

1984 – Brian Konick hits a home run and California scores seven runs in the fourth inning of a 13-3 victory over Quaker Valley in the second round of the PIAA Class AA baseball playoffs.

1988 – Chartiers-Houston scores seven runs in the first inning and cruises to a 12-0 victory over Southern Huntingdon in the first round of the PIAA Class AA softball playoffs at Ringgold High School.

1999 – Jeremy Gayman hits a two-run homer in the first inning and Derek Fritz throws five shutout innings as Waynesburg defeats Northern Cambria 12-2 in the first round of the PIAA Class AA baseball playoffs at Haymaker Park in Murraysville. It is the first PIAA baseball playoff game in Waynesburg's history.  

June 8

1954 – Charles L. (Chuck) Nelson is promoted to head football coach at Washington & Jefferson.

1961 – Cyrill A. Lane, freshman coach at McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, is hired as the new head football coach at Trinity, suceeding Bill McCandless.

1965 – Bill Virdon scores the winning run on Hal Woodeshick’s bases-loaded balk with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning as Pittsburgh beats the Houston Astros, 7-6, for the Pirates’ 16th victory in 18 games.

1966 – The National Football League and American Football League announce plans to merge into a grand circuit of 26 teams in 25 cities beginning in 1970.

1972 – Jerry Chambers, who resigned as Trinity High School’s wrestling coach at midseason because of health concerns, is rehired to coach the Hillers.

1977 – Bob Whitfield of Charleroi, an infielder at Alderson-Broaddus College, is drafted in the 21st round by the Baltimore Orioles.

1979 – Vic Lapkowicz, head football coach at Carmichaels for 11 years, resigns with a 46-35-2 record.

1987 – Bill Tornabene resigns after four seasons as Waynesburg College’s head football coach to become defensive coordinator at Hampden-Sydney.

1988 – Brad Auld and Diontae Walker combine to drive in six runs and provide stellar relief pitching as Washington defeats Mount Union 9-7 in the PIAA Class AA baseball semifinals at Indiana University.

1988 – Carmichaels scores in the first inning and Nikki Gasti throws a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts as the Mikes defeat Sto-Rox 2-0 in the PIAA Class AA softball semifinals at California University.

1989 – Bentworth High School hires Joe Scorza as its head football coach, replacing Ron Skiles, who resigned in February. Scorza had been the head coach at Mon Valley Catholic.

1995 – Tom Kendall, who guided the University of Winnipeg to three Canadian national championships and an 88-game winning streak, is hired as women’s basketball coach at California University.

2007 – Jim Gallagher, a junior outfielder at Duke University and a Peters Township graduate, is drafted in the seventh round (239th overall) by the Chicago White Sox.

June 9

1914 – Honus Wagner becomes the first player in modern baseball to get 3,000 hits.

1941 – Trinity, under head coach Donald “Dudey” Moore, repeats as WPIAL baseball champion, defeating Penn Township, 3-1, in the title game at Forbes Field. Winning pitcher Billy Sams strikes out 11 and tosses a five-hitter.

1946 – The New York Giants’ Mel Ott becomes the first manager to be ejected in both ends of a doubleheader. The Pittsburgh Pirates win both games, 2-1 and 5-1.

1973 – Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, wins the Belmont Stakes in record time to capture the Triple Crown. Secretariat sets a world record on the 1 1/2-mile course with a time of 2:24, and a record for largest margin of victory in the Belmont, 31 lengths.

1974 – Willie Stargell hits two home runs, including a grand slam, and Richie Zisk hits for the cyle and drives in five runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rout the San Francisco Giants, 14-1, at Candlestick Park.

1981 – Sam Perry’s two-out bases-loaded single caps a three-run bottom of the ninth inning and gives Mon Valley Catholic a 4-3 win over Northwestern in the first round of the PIAA Class AA baseball playoffs at Ainsworth Field in Erie.

1984 – The Pittsburgh Penguins draft Mario Lemieux, Doug Bodger and Doug Shedden in the first round of the NHL entry draft, marking the only time in club history that it selected three players in the first round.

1996 – Tom Weiskopf sets a tournament record with an 11-under-par 205 and wins the fourth Pittsburgh Senior Classic by three strokes at Quicksilver Golf Course.

2005 – Chartiers-Houston turns a double play, with the outs coming at home plate and second base, to end the game and secure a 2-1 victory over Smethport in the PIAA Class A softball quarterfinals at Clarion University.

2008 – Canon-McMillan scores 12 runs over the final two innings and Matt Pierpont pitches a four-hitter as the Big Macs roll over Central Mountain 14-0 in the PIAA Class AAAA baseball playoffs at Brockway High School.

2008 – Carmichaels scores four runs in the first inning and Chuck Gasti strikes out 11 in relief of injured Joby Lapkowicz as the Mikes defeat Serra Catholic 6-2 in the PIAA Class A baseball semifinals at Consol Energy Park.

June 10

1944 – Joe Nuxhall, at 15 years, 10 months, 11 days, becomes the youngest player in major league history when he pitches two-thirds of an inning for the Cincinnati Reds in an 18-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

1951 – Glenn Reese resigns after two years as athletics coach at Hickory High School.

1977 – Al Geiberger, a 39-year old veteran, shoots 13-under par 59 to break the PGA Tour record for 18 holes in the second round of the Danny Thomas Memphis Golf Classic.

2011 – Dana Holgorsen is promoted to head coach of West Virginia's football program, hours after Bill Stewart resigned. Holgorsen was hired as the Mountaineers' offensive coordinator and head-coach-in-waiting six months earlier.

June 11

1957 – Penn State’s baseball team edges Notre Dame 5-4 to win a berth in the finals of the College World Series in Omaha. Neb.

1987 – Paula Sculimbrene hits a home run – the first ever at Doc Norcross Stadium in Shippensburg during a high school playoff game – and Chartiers-Houston defeats Linesville 6-2 in the PIAA Class AA softball semifinals.

1998 – Washington becomes the first team from the Washington-Greene County area to win a PIAA baseball championship, defeating Wyalussing, 13-3, in five innings in Harrisburg. Joe Gregula drives in four runs.

1998 – Carmichaels caps a 26-0 season by rallying for a 5-2 victory over South Williamsport in the PIAA Class A softball championship game in Shippensburg. Megan Bandish drives in the game-tying run and scores the go-ahead run on an error.

2001 – With his team having the worst record in the National League at 19-41 and well on its way to a ninth consecutive losing season under his watch, Cam Bonifay is fired as senior vice president and general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Roy Smith, a former major league pitcher and assistant to Bonifay, is named interim general manager.

2002 – Ed Olczyk, a 36-year-old former NHL player and broadcaster, is hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins to be their new coach, replacing the fired Rick Kehoe.

2002 – Dan Pallante resigns as athletic director and head football coach at Canon-McMillan High School. Pallante had a 20-19 record in four seasons with the Big Macs.

2003 – In one of the most unusual major league games, six Houston pitchers combine to no-hit the New York Yankees, 8-0. After starter Roy Oswalt leaves with an injury, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner hold the Yankees hitless at home for the first time since 1952.

June 12

1964 – The Meadows draws a record crowd of 9,462, including golf legend Arnold Palmer, for opening night in its second year. The total purse for the nine-race card is $29,375.

1968 – Jeff Cree pitches a two-hit shutout as Waynesburg defeats Kiski, 3-0, at Forbes Field to advance to the WPIAL baseball championship game against Ellwood City.

1970 – Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches a 2-0 no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against the host San Diego Padres. Ellis walks eight and hits a batter, and Willie Stargell hit two homers.

1980 – Mike Easler hits for the cycle – he homers off Doug Bair in his final at-bat – and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 10-6, at Riverfront Stadium.

1990 – Bob Johnson is hired as head coach and Scotty Bowman is named director of development and recruitment by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

1995 – Ron Faust, head basketball coach at Washington High School, is hired as the Prexies’ athletic director, replacing Bob Wagner, who retired after 27 years as the school’s athletic director.

2009 – Pittsburgh’s Max Talbot scores two second-period goals as the Penguins beat the defending champion Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 and win the Stanley Cup at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin, the playoff scoring leader with 36 points, earns the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason MVP.

June 13

1972 – The American Basketball Association purchases the Pittsburgh Condors and disbands the franchise.

1975 – The Pittsburgh Penguins declare bankruptcy after eight seasons. The doors of the Civic Arena are padlocked by the IRS.

1979 – The National Basketball Association's general managers and coaches vote to adopt the 3-point field goal for the 1979-80 season.

1987 – The Pittsburgh Penguins select Seattle defenseman Chris Joseph with the fifth pick of the NHL Entry Draft.

2008 – Canon-McMillan scores seven runs in the first two innings and cruises to a 10-2 victory over Spring-Ford to win the PIAA Class AAAA baseball championship at Blair County Ballpark in Altoona. The Big Macs score 40 runs in winning four state playoff games.

2008 – Matt Spiegel throws a two-hit shutout as Camp Hill defeats Carmichaels 2-0 in the PIAA Class A baseball championship game.

June 14

1968 – Pittsburgh’s Bob Moose pitches a two-hit shutout, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning, as the Pirates blank the Houston Astros, 3-0, at Forbes Field. Moose pitches 7 2/3 hitless innings before Julio Gotay singles in the eighth.

1978 – The Pittsburgh Penguins trade defenseman Dave Burrows to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Randy Carlyle and forward George Ferguson.

1982 – The Pittsburgh Pirates acquire third baseman Jim Morrison from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Eddie Solomon.

1988 – The Pittsburgh Penguins fire coach Pierre Creamer after one season. Creamer guided the Penguins to a 36-35-9 record – their best in nine years – but they fail to make the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

1999 – Sophomore Lee Fritz drives in seven runs, including two in Waynesburg’s five-run top of the ninth inning, as the Raiders pull out a 15-10 victory over Brownsville in the PIAA Class AA baseball semifinals before 1,352 at the Beth-Center stadium.

1999 – Sophomore Eric Riggle fires a one-hitter as Chartiers-Houston blanks defending state champion Carmichaels in the PIAA softball semifinals at California University.

2005 – Asafa Powell breaks the world record in the 100 meters with a 9.77 clocking at Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. Powell shaves one hundredth of a second off Tim Montgomery’s record of 9.78 set in Paris in 2002.

2007 – Sidney Crosby skates away with the Hart Trophy, becoming the NHL’s youngest MVP since Wayne Gretzky. The 19-year-old Pittsburgh captain gets 91 first-place votes and 1,225 points in a poll of Professional Hockey Writers’ Association members.

June 15

1938 – Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitches his second straight no-hit game, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 6-0 in the first night game played at Ebbets Field.

1976 – The Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros are “rained in” at the Houston Astrodome as 10 inches of rain falls on the city. Only members of both teams are able to make it to the stadium. Umpires, fans and stadium personnel are unable to make it through the water.

1987 – Canon-McMillan High School hires Tony Ruscitto as its head football coach. Ruscitto was previously the head coach at California and Mon Valley Catholic.

2004 – Jim Gallagher hits a two-run homer, Aaron Janusey adds a solo homer and Jason Conley pitches five strong innings as Peters Township advances to the PIAA Class AAA baseball championship game with a 10-2 victory over Kiski at Shaler High School.

2008 – Down to his last stroke at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods sinks a 12-foot birdie putt to force an 18-hole playoff against Rocco Mediate for the U.S. Open. They finish at 1-under 283, the first time since 2004 that someone breaks par in a U.S. Open.

June 16

1941 – The Cincinnati Reds sign former Trinity High School pitcher Billy Sams and assign him to their farm club in Tuscon, Ariz., which plays in the Class C Arizona-Texas League.

1975 – The Milwakee Bucks trade three-time NBA Most Valuable Player Kareen Abdul-Jabbar to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Elmore Smith, Brian Winters and two draft picks, Dave Myers and Junior Bridgeman.

1985 – The Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Joey Mullen from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second-round draft pick, and select center Craig Simpson with their first-round pick in the NHL Entry Draft.

June 17

1954 – Ed Hepe is hired as basketball coach at McDonald High School.

1962 – Jack Nicklaus beats Arnold Palmer by three strokes in a playoff to win the U.S. Open.

1965 – Undefeated Bret Hanover paces to a track record of 1:57 2/5 to beat 10 other 3-year-olds to win the Hanover-Hempt Stake at The Meadows. Bret Hanover’s record improves to 29-0.

1973 – Johnny Miller shoots a 63 at Oakmont Country Club in the final round to win the U.S. Open over John Schlee.

2008 – Tiger Woods wins his 14th major championship by defeating Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole playoff for the U.S. Open title in San Diego.

June 18

1941 – Joe Louis knocks out Billy Conn in the 13th round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the world heavyweight boxing title.

1960 – Arnold Palmer beats amateur Jack Nicklaus by two strokes to win the U.S. Open.

1965 – On the opening night of the third season of harness racing at The Meadows, Bret Hanover sets a track record of 1:57.4 to win the Hanover-Hempt Stake before a crowd of 11,000.

1967 – Jack Nicklaus shoots a record 275 to beat Arnold Palmer and win the U.S. Open.

June 19

1975 – After only one season at the University of Pittsburgh, basketball player Melvin Bennett signs with the Virginia Squires of the ABA. Bennett averaged 10.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game as a freshman at Pitt.

1985 – Waynesburg High School hires 24-year-old Jeff Metheny, a former quarterback at Glenville State College, as its head football coach. Metheny replaces Joe Zorosky, who resigned as the Raiders’ coach after one season.

1987 – The Pittsburgh Gladiators defeat the Washington Commandos, 48-46, before 12,117 at the Civic Arena in the first game in the history of the Arena Football League. Pittsburgh quarterback Mike Hohensee passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns.

1988 – Belle Vernon infielder Brad Bowden, who batted .518, is named the Observer-Reporter Baseball Player of the Year.

1989 – Chartiers-Houston hires Phil Mary as its head wrestling coach.

June 20

1966 – John Bushofsky resigns as head football coach at Chartiers-Houston High School and is replaced by Don Clendaniel.

1980 – Roberto Duran wins a 15-round decision over Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal to win the world welterweight crown. Despite entering with a 71-1 record, Duran is given only one-fifth of the purse to fight Leonard.

1983 – Larry Nelson shoots 4-under-par 67 – which includes a spectacular 62-foot putt to take the lead – for the rain-delayed final 18 holes and wins the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. Nelson finishes one stroke ahead of Tom Watson.

1991 – Bill Loar, assistant girls basketball coach at Trinity High School, is named the Hillers’ head coach. Loar takes over after Dave Johns resigned after 16 seasons.

1994 – Ernie Els of South Africa becomes the first foreign winner of the U.S. Open since 1981, beating Loren Roberts on the 20th hole of a playoff at Oakmont Country Club.

2012 – The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin becomes only the ninth NHL player to win the Arty Ross Trophy (leading scorer), Hart Memorial Trophy (league MVP) and Ted Lindsay Award (NHLPA’s most outstanding player) in the same season.

June 21

1999 – Palmyra High School scores three runs in the first inning and goes on to a 7-2 victory over Waynesburg in the PIAA Class AA baseball championship game at RiverSide Stadium in Harrisburg.

June 22

1925 – The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 24-6 with Kiki Cuyler and Pie Traynor each hitting a grand slam and Max Carey getting two hits in the first and eighth innings.

1986 – Fort Cherry High School outfielder Brad Tokar, who batted better than .400 and stole 33 bases, is named the MVP of the Observer-Reporter All-District Baseball Team.

1996 – The Pittsburgh Penguins trade defenseman Sergei Zubov to the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Kevin Hatcher.

1996 – Michael Moorer of Monessen regains the IBF heavyweight boxing title from Axel Schulz on a split decision in Frankfurt, Germany.

2011 – The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Dan Bylsma becomes the first coach in franchise history to win the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Coach of the Year.

June 23

1917 – In baseball’s greatest relief effort, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox retires all 26 batters he faces for a 4-0 victory over Washington. Babe Ruth is ejected for arguing and Shore relieves with nobody out and a man on first, who was thrown out stealing.

1972 – President Richard Nixon signs the Higher Education Act of 1972. Title IX of this congressional act bars sex bias in athletics and other activities at colleges receiving federal assistance.

1992 – Bob Johnson, Rick Kehoe and Jean Pronovost are named charter members of the Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame.

1994 – Rob Phillips, who coached Waynesburg College to three Presidents’ Athletic Conference women’s basketball championships in four years and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament, resigns to become head coach at Urbana University in Ohio.

June 24

1965 – Pittsburgh’s Willie Stargell hits three home runs and misses a fourth by a foot, settling for a double, as the Pirates defeat Los Angeles 13-3 at Dodger Stadium.

1974 – After an 11-year coaching hiatus, Bill Black is hired as wrestling coach at Avella High School.

1982 – Ed Bozik is hired as Pitt’s athletic director replacing Cas Myslinski, who retired after 13 1/2 years.

1996 – McGuffey High School hires Ed Goetz as its boys basketball coach. Goetz guided Sto-Rox to a WPIAL championship and has a 96-31 career record.

1998 – Bobby MacWhinnie scores on a par on the first extra hole to defeat Scott McCloy and Jon McGovern in a playoff to win the Southpointe Junior Invitational golf tournament.

1999 – The Pittsburgh Penguins' Jaormir Jagr wins the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player after finishing the season with 44 goals and 83 assists to lead all scorers for the second consecutive year.

June 25

1950 – Ralph Kiner leads the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 16-11 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field by hitting for the cycle, adding a second home run and driving in eight runs.

1989 – Monessen's Michael Moorer knocks down Leslie Stewart twice in the 8th round to gain a TKO and retain his WBO light heavyweight title.

2003 – Big East Conference members Virginia Tech and Miami (Fla.) are formally invited to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.

June 26

1985 – The Pittsburgh Pirates indefinitely suspend pitcher Rod Scurry for failing to follow a drug aftercare program he began last season following treatment for cocaine dependency.

June 28

1963 – Wee Crusader wins the first race as The Meadows racetrack opens for business and attracts a crowd of 7,461.

1970 – The Pirates sweep the Chicago Cubs in a doubleheader, 3-2 and 4-1, in the final games at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field.

1971 – Muhammad Ali wins a four-year legal battle to overturn his 1967 conviction for draft evasion in an 8-0 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court.

1997 – Challenger Mike Tyson bites off part of champion Evander Holyfield’s right ear during a WBA heavyweight tile fight. Tyson is disqualified in the third round after attempting to bite Holyfield’s ear for a second time.

1998 – Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rick Rhoden shoots even par to win the $40,000 top prize at the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational at The Club at Nevillewood.

2007 – Former Pittsburgh Penguins center Ron Francis is among four former players elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Joining Francis are Mark Messier, Scott Stevens and Al MacInnis.

2008 – Peters Township's Jordan Jankowski is named the Observer-Reporter Baseball Player of the Year while Chartiers-Houston's Jaci Timko is the Softball Player of the Year.

June 29

1977 – Willie Stargell hits a two-run homer – the 400th of his career – as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Cardinals, 6-1, in St. Louis.

1981 – Trinity High School, winner of only one game the last two seasons, hires Gerald Berty, a Charleroi native and former Brentwood assistant, as it new boys basketball coach.

2007 – Barry Bonds hits his 750th career home run in San Francisco’s 4-3, 10-inning loss to Arizona.

2008 – Burgettstown's Dan Conley is named the Observer-Reporter Male Athlete of the Year. Jenna Phillips of Washington is selected as the Female Athlete of the Year.

June 30

1975 – Ron Junko, a former PIAA wrestling champion and the coach at McGuffey for the past three seasons, is named coach at Canon-McMillan. Junko replaces Bob Schmidt, who resigned.

1980 – Jerry Seaman, a 1963 state champion, is named head wrestling coach at McGuffey High School.

1992 - Bob Tway makes a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to defeat Curtis Strange and win the Family House Invitational at Laurel Valley Golf Club.

1994 – Tonya Harding is stripped of her national title and banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association because of her role in an attack on Nancy Kerrigan.

2003 – Canon-McMillan High School hires Guy Montecalvo as its football coach and athletic director. Montecalvo spent the previous 23 years as head coach at Washington.

2003 – The University of Miami (Fla.) leaves the Big East to join to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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