Monday, May 20, 2013
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Today, the Penguins need nine more postseason wins in order to raise the cup, including two more against their second-round opponent—the Ottawa Senators. Second-Round Schedule Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (2OT) (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - Time TBD (if necessary…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Congratulations to Natalie Sebastian!
An Oakmont resident earned a gold medal in rowing over the weekend. Natalie Sebastian finished in first place in the 2013 John Bennett Regatta Womens Senior 4X event. The event was held on Sunday, May 5, in Buffalo, NY. Natalie, a junior at Riverview High School, rows for Steel City Rowing Club in Verona. Do you have student news you want to share with us? Post your news and a photo in our Announcements section, and we'll feature it on the main page! ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Game 4 was on Long Island on Tuesday night. See how media and fans are covering and reacting to the series.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Among celebration, a family mourns the death of a 23-year-old man during the half marathon.
Nearly 23,000 people participated in the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday under a clear sky. James Kirwa of Kenya defended his full marathon title in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 37 seconds. “I flew in last night from Nairobi, but I thought that I could win since I knew the course and training had been going well,” said Kirwa. “I cramped a bit at the end, and maybe next year I will come back to try for the 2:10 event record.” American Mary Akor of Hawthorne, CA won the women’s 26.2 mile race in 2:37:35. In the half marathon, Kenyans Julius Kogo and Risper Gesabwa took the 13.1 mile titles in 1:02:32 and 1:13:16 respectively, with Kogo setting a course record. Click here for complete results and add your marathon photos and videos to the slideshow …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park.
Oakmont resident and hockey enthusiasts might soon be able to play dek hockey at Riverside Park. Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park. The Penguins Foundation, Highmark and Citiparks got together to build 12 dek hockey rinks in the region over the next four years. Currently, there's a rink at Banksville Park. The rink at the Oakmont park will be located on the upper field (where the baseball field closest to the park and parallel to Riverview High School currently sits). The baseball field will be shifted toward the center of the field to make room for the dek hockey rink. A photo has been included in a pdf uploaded to the media section of this article. The multifunctional …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Let the games begin!
The Riverview Athletic Association kicked off spring baseball/softball season with a parade along Allegheny River Boulevard on Saturday. The teams marched from Verona to Riverside Park in Oakmont where the games began. Did you take photos? Share them with us by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" tab. __________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our dailyemail newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Nominations are being sought for the Class of 2013.
The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, East Boros Chapter, celebrated its 35th year by inducting an eight-member class at Edgewood Country Club in Churchill Borough in October 2012. And with the Class of 2013 now under consideration, Patch wants to know: Who should be the next inductees into the East Boros Sports Hall of Fame? The East Boros Chapter encompasses the communities within the Plum, Riverview, Woodland Hills, Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills, Gateway, East Allegheny, Franklin Regional and Penn-Trafford school districts, and each fall, the chapter inducts deserving alumni from these districts' high schools and high schools that preceded them who have brought lasting fame and recognition to Pennsylvania through their athletic achievements. …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The non-contact game is for players from kindergarten to eighth grade.
Powerhouse Sports' 2013 spring season of NFL flag football will soon begin and registration is this Saturday, April 13. The season runs from May 5 to July 7 and the league is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Games are played Sunday at the Wovarena in Turtle Creek and Boyce Park in Plum. Registration is $125, with a family discount of $10 for each additional player. Go to the Woodland Hills High School athletic office between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 13. Players wil receive an NFL team jersey, flags and a mouth piece. Click here for additional information. ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Beer, wings and hoops ... It's tournament time. Here's where to catch the games.
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Plum, Oakmont and Verona. The popular NCAA Division I men's basketball championships tournament starts on Tuesday night with two first-round games. Big Dog's Saloon - 100-J Boyce Park Dr., Plum Borough - 412-793-9865 Carnivore's Restaurant and Bar - 215 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont - 412-820-7427 Hula Bar -759 E. Railroad Ave., Verona - 412-828-6919 Uncle Buckle's Bar & Grille - 1095 Unity Center Rd., Plum - 412-744-4763 Oakmont Tavern - 814 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont - 412-828-4155 Too busy to stop by your favorite local sports joint? Download the March Madness Live App to watch on the go from your mobile device. …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Matt Morgan, a Plum resident, former Mustang and ex-NFL player will coach the high school football team next season.
A former Plum High School Mustang and NFL player will be heading the high school football team next season. Matt Morgan, a 1999 Plum High School graduate, was hired for the position at last month's voting school board meeting. Morgan, a former football player for the University of Pittsburgh and the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills, also has served as assistant coach at Gateway High School. He was inducted into the East Boro’s Chapter of the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 1999 and into the Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Morgan is replacing former coach Frank Sacco, who led the team since 2009. The Mustangs won one game during the last two football seasons. They lost every game in the 2012-13 season. On Feb. 27, the …