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Sunday 07/05/2015
Uniontown's 1981 team bridged championship gap

The year 1981 was special in Uniontown and around Uniontown High School.

Just about everything pointed to the Red Raiders ending a 17-year drought of PIAA basketball championships. Despite the pressure of being favored to win the title, Uniontown went 32-2 and brought home WPIAL and PIAA titles. It was the fourth and most recent of Uniontown's state titles.

Golf organizations do not agree with Trump's comments

It’s not been a great few weeks for The Donald.

The highlight had to be all the hoopla surrounding the announcement in mid-June that he was a candidate for President.

Scott named interim head wrestling coach at UNC

Coleman Scott came to the University of North Carolina last year with the goal of becoming a head wrestling coach for a big-time university.

Bucs' 21-hit attack best in 11 years

When the Pirates rapped out 21 hits on Wednesday night in a 9-3 win over the Tigers at Detroit, it marked their biggest total in nearly 11 years.

Pirates, Samardzija would be good fit

Three thoughts on the Pirates, including possibly trading for Jeff Samardzija.

Saturday 07/04/2015
Rohanna remains in the hunt at Tullymore Classic

Take away the one over-par hole Rachel Rohanna had in the second round of the Tullymore Classic and the she would be tied with Giulia Molinaro and Chie Arimura atop the leaderboard.

Rohanna finished with a 2-under 70 Saturday in the inaugural event on the Symetra Tour and sits two strokes off the lead with a 9-under 135 entering today’s third and final round. The Waynesburg Central graduate is tied for sixth.

How about a three-headed monster?

How about a three-headed monster?

There will be plenty of analysis and discussion between now and October about which Penguins superstar will get new teammate Phil Kessel on his line. Both Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby need a finisher and Kessel should score 40 with either one.

How about a three-headed monster?

How about a three-headed monster?

There will be plenty of analysis and discussion between now and October about which Penguins superstar will get new teammate Phil Kessel on his line. Both Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby need a finisher and Kessel should score 40 with either one.

Rohanna shoots 65, tied for second after first round

Rachel Rohanna was cruising right along in Friday’s first round of the inaugural Tullymore Classic, right up to the final hole.

Still, the Waynesburg Central graduate had a pretty good day at the Tullymore Golf Club, finishing with a 7-under 65. Rohanna is tied in second place with Japan’s Chie Arimura, one stroke behind American Danielle Iocabella.

Thursday 07/02/2015
Belle Vernon Legion wins two from Colonial

Belle Vernon picked up a couple wins Thursday night, winning a suspended game in 11 innings, 6-5, and then coming back for a 7-0 victory in the scheduled game against visiting Colonial 3 in Fayette American Legion Baseball League action.

Uniontown Legion rallies for 12-3 at Connellsville

CONNELLSVILLE -- Connellsville continues to be frustrated in its efforts to beat Uniontown in Fayette American Legion Baseball League action, failing to hold a 3-0 lead as Uniontown came back with a big seven-run eighth inning to beat Connellsville 12-3 Thursday night.

Rockets soared; Leps prowled

There’s an old saying that reads “To the victor go the spoils.”

Wednesday 07/01/2015
Connellsville Legion edges Belle Vernon, 4-3

Connellsville had only five hits, but made the most of the limited offense for a 4-3 victory Wednesday night against visiting Belle Vernon in Fayette American Legion Baseball League action.

Time just flying by

Here we are, just a couple days away from celebrating the USA's birthday. The days are just floating by!

(Perhaps the days seem to be floating by because the weather has been so monotonous. The graphics people on TV barely have to change the forecast. And, "floating by" is appropriate because that daily forecast seems to be rain, rain and more rain with occasional bursts of sunshine.)

Mitch's bats come to life late

Mitch’s Bail Bonds scored all five of its runs in the top of the fifth inning of Tuesday’s 5-4 win over Mill Run in a Fayette County Baseball League game shortened to five innings by rain.

I love to ride my bicycle

As the song goes, "I want to ride my bicycle."

In the past year or so, I have developed a taste for riding my bicycle, especially the Greater Allegheny Passage.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Big inning lifts Uniontown Legion to 7-1 victory

The combination of Zach Uhazie's pitching, timely hitting and a dousing rain shower proved too much for visiting Connellsville Tuesday night as Uniontown continued its recent mastery of their legion baseball rival with a 7-1 victory.

Monday 06/29/2015
Teammates, not stats, important to Mannery

Over the years, Edenborn native Sam Mannery has kind of evolved into a reluctant hero.

Connellsville Legions slips by Farmington, 4-1

Connellsville made the most of its four hits Monday night for a 4-1 victory against visiting Farmington in Fayette American Legion Baseball League action called after seven innings due to darkness.

Former major leaguer Walker born in Brownsville

It is a little know fact that the patriarch of a well known baseball family was born in Fayette County.

Ewart Gladstone ("Dixie") Walker was born in Brownsville on June 1, 1888. He was the son of Robert and Mary (Robinson) who were born in England and married there.

More than a coach

Doc Franks hasn't coached a game since 1989 but don't be fooled. He's still has a long-running, successful career going ... as a teacher.

Area pitchers lead All-State selections

Pitching was well represented by area softball players selected to the Pennsylvania High School Coaches Softball Association's 2015 All-State softball teams.

Sunday 06/28/2015
Rohanna has tough time in final round

Rachel Rohanna wasn't able to get rolling in Sunday's final round of the Island Resort at Sweetgrass Golf Club, finishing with a 4-over 76 to finish tied for 69th place.

The Waynesburg Central graduate had a three-round total of 7-over 223 after shooting 72 in the first round and 75 in the second round.

Saturday 06/27/2015
Controversy surrounds US Open

It has been a week since one of the most controversial U.S. Opens in history finished on what had been a stone quarry on the shores of Pugent Sound in Washington.

Smithfield-Fairchance Legion sweeps doubleheader

Nate Torbich won both ends of the doubleheader Friday night as Smithfield-Fairchance swept Belle Vernon, 7-3 and 6-5, in Fayette American Legion Baseball League action.

Rohanna makes the cut

Rachel Rohanna's scorecard was all over the place Saturday in the second round of the Island Resort Championship in Harris, Mich.

The Waynesburg Central graduate finished with a 3-over 75 with five birdies, six bogeys and one double bogey, but will play in today's final round at Sweetgrass Golf Club after finishing with a two-round score of 3-over 147.

Friday 06/26/2015
Carmichaels Legion upends Connellsville, 7-1

Carmichaels broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning Friday night on its way to a 7-1 victory against visiting Connellsville in Fayette American Legion Baseball League action.

Should Pete Rose be in HOF?

Let Pete Rose up.

In case you missed the shocking news earlier this week, ESPN found out that Pete bet on baseball when he was a player back in 1986. There is the scribbling of a bookie to prove it.

Rohanna shoots even par in opening round

Rachel Rohanna described her opening round of the Island Resort Championship Friday as "blase" after carding an even-par 72.

World Cup champs

Submitted photoThe Green Lightning were the Fayette County Youth Soccer Club U-10 World Cup Champions May 30 at Menarcheck Field. Front row, from left, are Ailey Nose, Addyson Nose, Bailea Novak, Jorja Holes. Back row, from left, are Matthew Potocar, Brayden Hall, Deven Frazee, Drake Holmes, Thomas Kolencik and coach Sean Nose.

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