AUDL 2021 Notebook – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Prevail 23-20 Over Philadelphia Phoenix

By Larry Snyder Pittsburgh, Pa. – Exiting the third quarter tied at 16, the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (1-4) took command Saturday, July 3, with a 7-4 run in the fourth to down Atlantic Division rival, the Philadelphia Phoenix (2-3) 23-20 at … Continue reading AUDL 2021 Notebook – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Prevail 23-20 Over Philadelphia Phoenix

AUDL 2021 Week 5 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Vs. Philadelphia Phoenix: The Rematch

By Larry Snyder Pittsburgh, Pa. – Coming off a bye week, the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (0-4) seek their first American Ultimate Disc League victory of the 2021 campaign Saturday, July 3, at J.C. Stone Field in North Park against the Philadelphia … Continue reading AUDL 2021 Week 5 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Vs. Philadelphia Phoenix: The Rematch

AUDL 2021 Week 3 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Confront The NY Empire And Philadelphia Phoenix

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – For the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (0-2) face the challenge of back-to-back Atlantic Division opponents this weekend in the American Ultimate Disc League. It begins for the Black and Gold … Continue reading AUDL 2021 Week 3 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Confront The NY Empire And Philadelphia Phoenix

AUDL 2021 Recap – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Fall To Boston Glory In Season Opener

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Boston Glory (1-0) quickly got over any inaugural season jitters by producing 7-4 runs in the first and second quarters to enjoy their Saturday, June 5th matchup against the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (0-1). … Continue reading AUDL 2021 Recap – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Fall To Boston Glory In Season Opener

AUDL 2021 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Face The Boston Glory In Home Opener

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds open their sixth season in the American Ultimate Disc League Saturday, June 5, at J.C Stone Field in North Park against the expansion Boston Glory. The first pull between these … Continue reading AUDL 2021 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Face The Boston Glory In Home Opener

AUDL 2019 Playoffs – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Edge Chicago Wildfire 21-20; Move On To Face Indianapolis AlleyCats

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (8-4-0 regular season) ascended to the American Ultimate Disc League Midwest Division Championship match with their sensational 21-20 victory Saturday, July 20, against the Chicago Wildfire (7-5-0) at JC Stone Field, on a sweltering and humid evening. Coming off a Chicago throwaway at 1:07 in the fourth quarter, the Black and Gold worked the disc downfield as the clock continued to wind down. Kenny Furdella, on the 11th pass of the drive, fired the disc between a pair of Blue and Orange defenders and into the hands of sliding-on-his-knees Thomas … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Playoffs – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Edge Chicago Wildfire 21-20; Move On To Face Indianapolis AlleyCats

AUDL 2019 Playoff Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Host Chicago Wildfire In First Round Of AUDL Midwest Division Playoffs

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (8-4-0), who forged a record of 4-2 at JC Stone Field, welcome the Chicago Wildfire (7-5-0) Saturday, July 20, for the first round of the Midwest Division playoffs in the American Ultimate Disc League. Fans can catch the opening pull after the coin toss at 6:00 p.m. Looking back, Pittsburgh is 2-0 against Chicago with a 21-18 triumph Saturday, May 11, in the Burgh and a 29-16 win Saturday, July 13, at Langhorst Field in Elmhurst, Illinois. It is a 16-point goal differential. The Wildfire is 3-3 when they leave … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Playoff Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Host Chicago Wildfire In First Round Of AUDL Midwest Division Playoffs

AUDL 2019 Report – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Eclipsed By Indianapolis Alleycats At JC Stone Field

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (5-4-0) had their five-game winning streak finished Saturday, June 29, when the Indianapolis Alleycats (7-3-0) left JC Stone Field in North Park with a 23-20 victory. Thunderstorms delayed the start of the match from 6:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. Head Coach Pat Hammonds and his Black and Gold crew began the 2019 campaign in the American Ultimate Disc League with a three-game losing streak. The third loss, which also was at home, came by way of the Alleycats. The T-birds wrapped up the home part of the regular season schedule … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Report – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Eclipsed By Indianapolis Alleycats At JC Stone Field

AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Tangle With The Indianapolis Alleycats At JC Stone Field

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (5-3-0) have the opportunity not only to claim their sixth consecutive victory Saturday, June 29, against the Indianapolis Alleycats, they will also have earned a win against every rival team of the American Ultimate Disc League’s Midwest Division. The opening pull at JC Stone Field in North Park is 6:00 p.m. Head Coach Pat Hammonds’ Black and Gold squad defeated the Madison Radicals 21-20 in overtime Saturday, June 22, for just the second time in team history. The first triumph was also a home match back in June 2015. Hammonds … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Tangle With The Indianapolis Alleycats At JC Stone Field

AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Claim 21-20 Victory Over Madison Radicals In Overtime

By Larry Snyder Allison Park, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (5-3) for just the second time in team history beat the Madison Radicals (4-5) 21-20 in overtime on Saturday, June 22, at JC Stone Field. Both victories in the American Ultimate Disc League were accomplished at home in the City of Bridges. When time expired in the fourth quarter, the score was 19-19 between the Midwest Divison combatants. After the coin toss, Pittsburgh elected to receive the opening pull of the five minute overtime. Thomas Edmonds took the sixth pass of the drive and connected on a long strike to … Continue reading AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Claim 21-20 Victory Over Madison Radicals In Overtime