HARRISBURG – With declining populations and a contracted range, northern goshawks have become rarer sights in Pennsylvania. But those who are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this magnificent forest raptor, or who know where they nest, are asked to report their observations as part of a co…
2019 High School Football Preview
Our “When Sports Were Played” takes us back to Nov. 17, 1984, when California University wiped away 16 years of frustration and football futility by winning the Pennsylvania Conference (now PSAC) championship.
The Big 12’s revenue distribution to its 10 schools decreased only slightly because of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of spring sports, though there is still plenty of uncertainty ahead.
CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season.
This edition of “When Sports Were Played” takes us back exactly 13 years, to May 29, 2007, and the WPIAL baseball championship game between Peters Township and Bethel Park.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Professional sports can resume in Pennsylvania where the governor's stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus is no longer in force, but without spectators, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Baseball players will take at least a few days and possibly until next week to respond to Major League Baseball’s proposed sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans.
Concerns about Canadian coronavirus restrictions could push hockey south of the 49th parallel into the United States this summer.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we turn back the clock exactly 22 years, to May 28, 1998. That’s when Washington High School’s Diontae Walker pitched a no-hitter in the WPIAL baseball finals.
NEW YORK (AP) – A rookie at the major league minimum would make a higher percentage of his salary than multimillionaire stars like Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.”
The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 if it is able to resume play.
PITTSBURGH – Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL’s organized team activities, when free time in the evenings allows teammates to develop the chemistry the Steelers safety considers critical to success.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – The caution that sent the Coca-Cola 600 to overtime both continued Chase Elliott’s bad week and gave Brad Keselowski a much-needed break.
Few high school softball programs have enjoyed as much success as Chartiers-Houston. The Bucs have won eight WPIAL championships. In today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back to C-H’s first title, which happened exactly 33 years ago today, May 27, 1987.
BOSTON – It’s 3 o’clock, about the time they’d be getting ready for the seventh-inning stretch at an afternoon Red Sox game. Josh Kantor settles onto the bench of the Yamaha Electone organ in his living room and clicks on his wife’s iPhone to begin another show.
CONCORD, N.C. – Brad Keselowski has won the Southern 500, the Bristol night race, the Brickyard 400 and has now crossed the Coca-Cola 600 off his checklist of crown jewel victories.
TORONTO – The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
PITTSBURGH – The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s.
Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn’t miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson.
The “When Sports Were Played” takes us back to May 25, 1991, a great day for hockey, when Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Minnesota North Stars to win the Stanley Cup. The O-R was there to recount what to that point was the biggest night in Penguins history.
The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL.
ARCADIA, Calif. – Horses are thundering down the stretch again at Santa Anita. There are no fans or owners cheering them on. No photos in the winner’s circle. No bets placed at the track’s windows.
The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
BELLE VERNON – As Ron Necciai recalls, the first two batters both went down in strikes. The third guy got lucky – sort of. The ball got away from the catcher, who quickly got the batter out at first base.
INDIANAPOLIS – In the lead-up to the 100th running of the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” The Associated Press interviewed the 27 living race winners on topics ranging from the greatest driver to most memorable moment. Their answers to the eight questions ahead of the 2016 race provide a…
Ryan Hunter-Reay admitted he was biased when asked four years ago about the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history. He made it clear his own 2014 victory was based more on merit than ego.
His first season as the head men’s basketball coach at Waynesburg University didn’t go as Tim Fusina wanted. The Yellow Jackets limped to a 6-20 record and finished in seventh place in the nine-team Presidents’ Athletic Conference.
MEADOW LANDS – Before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down harness racing at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in mid-March, veteran trainer Randy Bendis had 25 horses in his stable. That’s down to 23 as Bendis was forced to sell two mares to raise cash to pay his bills and avoid laying off staff.
The NHL Players’ Association’s executive committee authorized moving forward in talks with the league on returning to play from the coronavirus suspension, approving 24 teams making the playoffs with other aspects still to be negotiated
Waynesburg Central's Ben Bumgarner ran away from the field in the final stages to win the PIAA Class AA Cross Country Championships in 2016.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back to May 25, 1996, when in one afternoon Washington’s Laila Brock won an amazing four gold medals at the PIAA Track & Field Championships.
Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university, and the Big 12 plans to welcome football players back to campus a week later.
The first sporting event in the area could be happening in two weeks, if all goes as planned at High Point Raceway near Mount Morris.
OMAHA, Neb. – A group of Power Five coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the college baseball season to trim expenses in the post-coronavirus era, make the game more fan friendly and reduce injury risk to players.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” goes back to Nov. 19, 2011, when Peters Township’s girls soccer team won its second of a remarkable three consecutive state championships.