Given the state-wide economic downturn and recent cuts to education, a lot of WPIAL athletic departments are feeling the effects. However, three northern area schools appear to have left their sports programs in very capable hands, despite the daunting task of hiring new ADs.
Malcolm “Mac” Prine, who lost his life less than a year ago, was part of an ownership group that saved baseball in Pittsburgh long before any of us had heard the name Kevin McClatchy. Not all of us may remember, however, that he was an amateur sports official for over 30 years.
One of the most successful bosses in recent memory, William “Muzzy” Colosimo, after 17 seasons and a winning percentage well over .700, is no longer the head football coach at Greensburg Central Catholic.
Football returns to its roots on Friday nights in western Pennsylvania, and this fall ROOT Sports will return to…well, the roots…of its high school football coverage.
The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.
Shaler basketball standout and Class of ’13 Penn State recruit Geno Thorpe is transferring to West Oaks Academy in Orlando, FL for his senior season.
Monroeville mayor Greg Erosenko has told 93.7 The Fan he plans to address the recent cutbacks made by the Gateway School District, including the controversial demotion of athletic director/head football coach Terry Smith, at the next city council meeting in August.
In 2011 it was one of the most competitive sections in the entire district, with six teams in the playoff picture till the final weekend of the regular season. This year that race, once again, looks to be pretty open.
Recently “Mr. High School Sports” has received some hate mail regarding recent blogs on Penn State, and, for that matter, athletic director/head football coach Terry Smith’s employment status with Gateway High School…
Former Gateway School Board president and current Monroeville mayor Greg Erosenko has attempted to deflect some recent criticism by affirming his support for embattled Gateway head football coach Terry Smith.
It may be the middle of summer, but it’s not too early to start thinking about either the fall or winter sports season for Pittsburghers, and hockey annually bridges the gap between the two.
The good folks of Robinson Township, to say nothing of the rest of the WPIAL, are used to seeing Montour athlete Devin Wilson excel both on the gridiron and in the gym. That versatility has not gone unnoticed on a national level, either.
Last Wednesday residents of the greater Monroeville area lined up around the Gateway Senior High School auditorium to loudly and proudly voice their support for the full-time retention of athletic director/head football coach Terry Smith, but the relative silence of their school board remains deafening.
I lump myself into the camp of writers who genuinely enjoy feedback, and occasionally, like a lot of us, I incorporate it into my work, especially if a reader wants to challenge me on something I wrote.
On Wednesday evening at 7:00 the Gateway School Board will convene to decide the fate of athletic director/head football coach Terry Smith.
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||Undercover Boss|
|9:00 PM||Blue Bloods|
|10:00 PM||Blue Bloods|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|