Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 5:26 pm by Mike White
piaa-denies-chartiers-valley-request-to-move-game-for-mcconnells-wpial-championship-notesA look back at the WPIAL basketball championships, and a look ahead to the state playoffs Chartiers Valley boys basketball coach Tim McConnell will have to miss his son's Senior Day with the University of Arizona team. There is a PIAA playoff game to be played. Chartiers Valley is scheduled to play Mt. Lebanon in a PIAA Class AAAA first-round game ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 4:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-add-lovjeoy-cole-deal-away-despres-bortuzzo-03-02-15 The Penguins' defense has undergone a facelift. In a stunning trade, former Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy has been reacquired from the Ducks in exchange for defenseman Simon Despres (above). Loveoy, 31, has one year remaining on a contract with a salary cap hit of $1.1 million and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the 2016 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:16 am by Jacob Quinn Sanders
send-us-your-photos-of-syria-mosque-or-other-pittsburgh-places-that-are-no-longer-thereEnrico Caruso performed there. So did Jascha Heifetz. And Frank Sinatra. And Bob Dylan, the Ramones, Jane’s Addiction and Biz Markie. But the Syria Mosque has been nothing but a UPMC parking lot in Oakland since 1991. It opened in 1916, the year German zeppelins first bombed Paris during World War I.   While it stood, nine board members of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 6:12 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-02-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. Evgeni Malkin (above, with Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson) took one of Derrick Pouliot's sticks and scored two goals. -The Columbus Dispatch's recap. “You have to stay out of the box against Pittsburgh, especially when guys are tired.” - Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen. -The ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 3:53 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 1:34 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-01-14A preview of the Blue Jackets. When and where: 5 p.m, EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Ohio. Record: 26-31-4, 56 points. The Blue Jackets are in 56 place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Left winger Nick Foligno (right), 55 points (23 goals, 32 assists). Last Game: 2-0 home loss to the Devils ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:08 pm by Barbara Vancheri
moviegoers-happy-to-focus-on-will-smith-con-artist-movie Will Smith is back, baby, and while “Focus” didn’t earn Fourth of July numbers, it was the top movie for the weekend and garnered good to mixed reviews. (Above Smith with co-star Margot Robbie.)   The bloom is somewhat off the “Fifty Shades of Grey” rose (count me among the “Saturday Night Live” viewers who found the faux Islamic State ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 6:03 am by Doug Oster
washington-county-spring-garden-seminar-stars-mrs-know-it-all-on-march-7Denise Schreiber is Allegheny County's greenhouse manager and Mrs. Know-It All on The Organic Gardeners Radio Show.The time if right to start thinking about this year's garden and there's no better way than attending the annual Washington County Master Gardener's Spring Gardening Seminar. This year's keynote speaker is my friend Denise Schreiber, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 7:14 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-01-15Penguins -The Penguins haven't been very good at shootouts this season. As a result, they are practicing them differently. -David Perron (above) likes to keep it simple in shootouts. -Daniel Winnik made his practice debut on the third line. -The Penguins are entering the final quarter of their season. -Winnik speaks: -The Blackhawks acquired ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 4:03 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empt-netter-assists-02-27-15Penguins -How busy will the Penguins be by Monday's trade deadline? -An updated look at how Penguins prospects are doing this season. -Pascal Dupuis (above) opened up about his battle with blood clots. -Goaltender Franky Palazzese made 45 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 3-2 shootout win against the Elimira Jackals. -Today would have been the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:36 pm by Craig Meyer
jones-winning-plays-help-rmu-complete-comeback-win While he sat on the sideline for back-to-back games in mid-February – one while serving a suspension and another nursing an ankle injury – Lucky Jones had time to think. With only a handful of games remaining in his final college season, the Robert Morris senior’s often drifted to one subject. “How could I make winning plays?” he recalled thinking. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 4:13 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
perron-on-shootouts-02-28-15We wrote a story for the main Web site and newspaper for Sunday about the Penguins' futility at shootouts this season (They have a 3-5 record.) Sometimes, good quotes just can't get used in those stories due to space limitations. This blog post is one of those times. David Perron (right), one of team's regulars in the shootouts, offered some thoughts ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
privatizing-liquorHarrisburg is finally considering a bill to privatize liquor. Will it actually make it through both houses? Who knows? But at least they are talking about it.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
nuclear-talksBoehner and Netanyahu are both to blame for going behind Obama's back to make political points. I hope it backfires and both Boehner and Netanyahu lose their jobs, but I am guessing that is wishful thinking.    Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 9:17 am by Doug Oster
it-s-time-to-start-seeds-here-s-how-and-some-free-seeds-too  Tyler Dixon, greenhouse manager at Soergel Orchards in Franklin Park gets ready to start some 'Tiny Tim' tomato seeds in the greenhouse. Photos by Doug Oster By Doug Oster Pittsburgh Post-Gazette These lettuce seedlings will go out in the field early in the spring.Sunlight streams through the greenhouse windows at Soergel Home and Garden in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 4:17 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
tracking-the-penguins-prospects-02-27-15 This is an updated version of a post we had earlier this month. Here's a look at all the Penguins' prospects - such as Oskar Sundqvist (left) and Matt Murray, above - as well as other minor leaguers on NHL contracts (who aren't currently on the NHL roster) and their statistics during this season. Forwards Player, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 4:00 pm by Sam Werner
notes-and-video-from-pitt-s-early-morning-workoutsThe media had the pleasure (if you can call it that) of attending Pitt's 5:30 a.m. strength and conditioning session this morning. All players and coaches were in attendance, but per NCAA rules, they couldn't do anything with a football, so it was a lot of running, agility, and strength drills. Here are a few videos I shot this morning, as well as a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 11:53 am by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-our-one-year-anniversary-specialWhat a wonderful year Sara and I have had! We have discovered so many amazing people, hotspots, and things to do in Pittsburgh. Join us as we celebrate our one year anniversary with Hotel Monaco. A special shout-out to all the people that helped make our first ever interactive taping a huge success! And look for the all the party details in Monday's ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 11:11 am by Mike White
wpial-championship-predictionsThe winners of the WPIAL basketball championships will be ... Sorry. You will have to look below for predictions of the championship games, which will be played tonight and tomorrow at the Petersen Events Center. Many have wondered why the WPIAL switched to the Petersen Center. Well, basically Petersen's bid for the games was cheaper than that ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 1:55 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-02-27-15Penguins -If Daniel Winnik is in, who is out among the bottom-six forwards? -Rob Scuderi missed practice after taking a shot off the foot in Washington. -Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Matt Murray plays with a chip on his shoulder. -The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins assigned forward Jean-Sebastien Dea and defenseman Harrison Ruopp to ... Read More and Comment