Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 8:23 pm by Mike White
mckay-s-streak-continues-matijevic-s-streak-comes-to-an-endBlackhawk's Brendan McKay came into today with a pitching streak for the ages. Norwin's J.J. Matijevic had an unforgettable hitting streak. Only one of the streaks continued. McKay (pictured), a senior left-hander, shut out Central Valley, 8-0, and stretched his scoreless innings streak to 44 innings, dating back to last season. Eight more shutout ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:22 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
blue-jackets-at-penguins-04-16-14PREGAME 16:49: On a delayed penalty, MacKenzie whacks a one-timer from the center point. Fleury kicks it out. Tanner Glass is called for interference against Comeau. Another ticky tack call. xx take the ice. 15:47: Murray dodges a block attempt by Martin and whips a wrister which is blocked by Gibbons. Martin clears the rebound. 15:19: Savad is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 2:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
what-is-it-04-16-14  (Note: This is an updated version of something we've published at the start of the playoffs the past few seasons. It's something we get a lot of feedback on and we always enjoy writing it.) If someone were to ask us what the Stanley Cup playoffs mean to us, we'd have a hard time giving a simple, concise answer. -It's Bobby Orr leaping through ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 2:18 pm by Sharon Eberson
ed-piskor-s-hip-hop-family-tree-nominated-for-two-eisner-awards "Hip Hop Family Tree," the roots-of-the genre series by Munhall-based comic-book artist/writer Ed Piskor (right), has been nominated for two Will Eisner Awards: best reality-based work and best lettering. Winners of the annual awards, considered the Oscars of the comics world and named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:57 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dukes-land-butler-transfer-rene-castroIndyStar.com Duquesne has secured the commitment of Butler transfer Rene Castro, a 6-foot-2 freshman point guard. Castro will sit out the 2014-15 season due to transfer restrictions and have three years of eligibility remaining. Castro, a Worchester, Mass., product, took an official visit to the Bluff in October 2012 and was strongly considering ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:35 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-blue-jackets-game-1-04-16-14A preview of the Blue Jackets. When and where: 7:30 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market); Fox Sports Ohio (Columbus market); NBC Sports Network (Rest of the United States); CBC. Leading regular season scorer: Ryan Johansen 63 points (33 goals, 30 assists). Last Game: 3-2 road win against the Panthers, Saturday. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
lightning-canadiens-preview-04-15-14Canadiens vs. Lightning Canadiens Leading Regular Season Scorer: Thomas Vanek, 68 points (27 goals, 41 assists). Lightning Leading Regular Season Scorer: Ondrej Palat, 59 points (23 goals, 36 assists). Canadiens Expected Starting Goaltender: Carey Price, 34-20-5, 2.32 GAA, .927 SV%. Lightning Expected Starting Goaltender: Anders Lindback, 8-12-2, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 8:24 am by Doug Oster
heirloom-bulb-for-an-old-house'Pickwick' crocus was released the same year my house was built. It's fun to grow things from that era. Photos by Doug Oster When I discovered 'Pickwick' crocus was released in 1939, the same year my house was built, I had to grow it. It doesn't hurt that it's one of the most beautiful flowers in the early spring garden. 'Pickwick' is also readily ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:16 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-16-14Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -"Not read too much. Not watch [TV]. And remind myself that I have won one more Stanley Cup than a lot of people." - Marc-Andre Fleury (right) on how he deals with criticism directed his way. -The Penguins have a considerable advantage over the Blue Jackets in terms of postseason experience. -Evgeni Malkin ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-mayor-camMayor Peduto is so accessible, I wouldn't be surprised if he started his own reality show. In case you haven't seen it yet, check out the awesome Eagle Cam on the PG web site.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:27 pm by Sam Werner
pitt-wraps-up-spring-practicePitt had its 15th and final spring practice down on the South Side today. It was a bit of an abbreviated session with some fun thrown in at the end, but here are a couple of notes... - Redshirt sophomore cornerback Jahmahl Pardner was absent today, and Paul Chryst said after practice that Pardner has decided to leave the team (though he is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 6:54 pm by Mike White
canon-mcmillan-s-piechnick-had-10-hit-streak-other-notesSome items that fell off my laptop. Streaking has become popular in WPIAL baseball this spring, and nobody has taken off their clothes. This blog has documented impressive streaks of Blackhawk's Brendan McKay and Norwin's J.J. Matijevic. McKay hasn't allowed a run in 37 innings dating back to last season. Matijevic has hit a home run in six ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 6:00 pm by Scott Mervis
volcano-dogs-has-echoes-of-eviction  Three-fifths of Eviction will take the stage at the 31st Street Pub (Strip) Friday with the debut of Volcano Dogs, but don’t expect that same thrash-metal sound from the ’80s. “Eviction was metal with some punk tossed in,” says bassist Ted Williams. “Volcano Dogs has some of that but we are definitely not thrash or metal or punk. This band is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-blue-jackets-previewPenguins vs. Blue Jackets Penguins Leading Regular Season Scorer: Sidney Crosby (right), 104 points (36 goals, 68 assists). Blue Jackets Leading Regular Season Scorer: Ryan Johansen (below), 63 points (33 goals, 30 assists). Penguins Expected Starting Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury, 39-18-5, 2.37 GAA, .915 SV%. Blue Jackets Expected Starting ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 2:16 pm by Diana Nelson Jones
5-days-to-back-bike-safety-kick-starter   BikePGH has five days to raise the last $20,000 on Indiegogo to broaden the reach of its Drive With Care campaign.    The effort arose after some well publicized accidents between cars and cyclists to remind drivers that people on bicycles aren’t just people on bicycles but people they might know and even ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 2:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
a-kfc-corsage-big-bucks-for-versace-victoria-s-secret-fashion-show-changes-and-more-fashion-headlines It's been one of those days where tweet after tweet is another tidbit of fashion news. Don't have time to go social media surfing to find out the latest? Stylebook has done the work for you! Here's a brief link roundup of where you can find more on today's fashion headlines: Big bucks for Versace: Hundreds of millions of dollars are going to the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
have-these-penguins-underacheived-04-15-14 At 10:37 p.m. on June 12, 2009, the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. For a franchise stocked with several high-end draft picks in the middle part of the first decade of the 21st century, this was supposed to happen. A championship was preordained for a team which drafted Sidney Crosby, a player who was anointed as the next Wayne Gretzky. It was also ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:30 pm by Craig Meyer
report-andy-toole-to-interview-at-marshallIt wouldn't be a Robert Morris basketball offseason if coaching speculation wasn't involved. Colonials coach Andy Toole is expected to interview for the vacant men's basketball head coaching position at Marshall University, a source told the Charleston Daily Mail. This time of year is always filled with people trying to pimp Toole out to most any ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
ducks-stars-preview-04-15-14Ducks vs. Stars Ducks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Ryan Getzlaf (right), 87 points (31 goals, 56 assists). Stars Leading Regular Season Scorer: Tyler Seguin, 84 points (37 goals, 47 assists). Ducks Expected Starting Goaltender: Frederik Andersen, 20-5-0, 2.29 GAA, .923 SV%. Stars Expected Starting Goaltender: Kari Lehtonen (below), 33-20-10, 2.41 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 9:57 am by Doug Oster
record-low-temperature-predicted-for-tonight-don-t-panic-in-the-gardenEven though it won't get cold enough to kill things like lettuce, a floating row cover will make the plants happier. Photo by Doug Oster There's a possibility temperatures will reach a record low of 21 degrees tonight and that could adversely affect some plants in the garden. Don't panic though, most of these plants have seen this many times over the ... Read More and Comment