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Lenny Williams

“Mr. High School Sports” – Meet The Big 7’s Ready-For-Prime-Time Players

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Over two months ago ROOT Sports and the WPIAL agreed to continue the network’s “McDonald’s High School Football” program. Their 2013 television schedule should be released soon, and one featured game, in fact, seems to have been leaked.

93-7 The Fan–07/29/2013

Brandon Saad

Pittsburgh Natives To Take A Shot At Olympic Hockey

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Stanley Cup champion Brandon Saad and Anaheim Ducks goaltending prospect John Gibson added even more local interest to the 2014 U.S. Olympic hockey team when head coach Dan Bylsma invited the Pittsburgh natives to the team’s forthcoming orientation camp today.

07/23/2013

Mallory Claybourne

“Mr. High School Sports” – Former City League Athlete Draws Local Attention

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Have you heard about the wonderful things the University of Pittsburgh is doing to preserve endangered species?

93-7 The Fan–07/09/2013

DST Strongman Winners

“Mr. High School Sports” — Former N.A. Lineman Tackles Strongman Contest

MONACA, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) — Since February, the University of Delaware has been known for matriculating a Super Bowl champion, and, as of this past weekend, another Blue Hen can crow about a heroic feat of athleticism.

93-7 The Fan–07/02/2013

Ben Lovejoy, Dylan Reese

Pens Trade Lovejoy, Promote USC Native Reese

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Penguins announced late Wednesday night that defenseman Ben Lovejoy has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 entry draft.

93-7 The Fan–02/07/2013

Andrew Blazek

In NHL Vacuum, Cruising Colonials Go For Sweep

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — During the latest effort by the NHL to avoid history of the wrong kind, hockey did return to CONSOL Energy Center Friday night, and now Robert Morris has an opportunity to echo history of the right kind.

93-7 The Fan–12/29/2012

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HS Hockey Commissioner Has Change Of Heart After National Anthem Controversy

The governing body of local high school hockey is having a change of heart after backlash to the decision to ban the National Anthem from pregame ceremonies.

11/13/2012

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National Anthem Suggestion Stirs Controversy Among High School Hockey Community

It is a controversial move by the organization that oversees local high school hockey. With ice time so expensive, and in order to keep the games running on time, the league commissioner has suggested doing away with the National Anthem. And the resulting backlash has been fierce.

11/09/2012

PIHL 13: Bethel Park Black Hawks

“Mr. High School Sports” – Hockey Is Back, And So Is Shaler’s Thorpe

The immediate future of pro hockey remains uncertain, but you certainly won’t see commissioner Ed Sam padlocking the doors of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League anytime soon.

93-7 The Fan–09/18/2012

Jimmy Bufalino

“Mr. High School Sports” – Clean Slate Awaits Class AA Penguins Cup Finalists

While the Erie Cathedral Prep football team has begun its quest to avenge last year’s loss in the District 10 Class AAA Final, the hockey program has begun open tryouts at all levels as the varsity squad looks to atone for its own championship game defeat. However, they’ll have to make it back with new leadership on the ice and behind the bench.

93-7 The Fan–08/15/2012

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“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL Players Skate to Victory in Keystone Games

While most people’s eyes were trained on London, a number of top area hockey players spent the weekend in Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania equivalent of the Summer Olympics.

93-7 The Fan–08/06/2012

West Allegheny celebrates Penguins Cup

“Mr. High School Sports” – Penguins Cup Champs Announce Season Opener

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.

93-7 The Fan–07/18/2012

Lou Biancaniello

“Mr. High School Sports” – Chartiers Valley Hockey Keeps It In The Family

Chartiers Valley didn’t have to look far to find its new head hockey coach for the 2012-13 PIHL campaign…

93-7 The Fan–05/23/2012

Quigley Open Cup banner

“Mr. High School Sports” – PIHL To Consolidate In 2013

The PIHL will shrink back to three classifications in 2013-14, creating a new frontier for current Open Class teams.

93-7 The Fan–05/22/2012

"Sudden Death" screen capture

“Mr. High School Sports” – Remember When the PIHL Went Hollywood?

“Sudden Death,” an otherwise forgettable action movie filmed in Pittsburgh, provides a trip down memory lane, and symbolizes the rich history of high school hockey in the greater Pittsburgh area.

93-7 The Fan–05/08/2012

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