MMA 2019: Results From 247 Fighting Championships Brawl In The Burgh

By Larry Snyder Canonsburg, Pa. – An enthusiastic crowd at Printscape Arena at Southpointe was engaged from the opening bell to the main event Saturday, July 27, by an outstanding Mixed Martial Arts fight card presented by Ryan Middleton and his 247 Fighting Championships promotion. Middleton, along with matchmaker Liam Morris, director of operations Jim Mooney, and director of logistics Brian Smith gave 10 local fighters the chance to achieve the next step in their careers by putting their talents to the test inside the cage. Five Western Pennsylvania gyms were part of the lineup, including Stout Training, Mat Factory, … Continue reading MMA 2019: Results From 247 Fighting Championships Brawl In The Burgh

AUDL 2019 Playoffs – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Go To Indianapolis To Face AlleyCats For Midwest Division Crown

By Larry Snyder Westfield, Indiana – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (8-4-0 regular season, coming off an exhilarating 21-20 victory at home last week against the Chicago Wildfire (7-5-0), travel to the Hoosier State Saturday, July 27, to clash with the Indianapolis AlleyCats (8-4-0). The donnybrook for the American Ultimate Disc League’s Midwest Division title gets underway at Westfield High School at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Max Sheppard and Thomas Edmonds spoke with Evan Lepler on the league web page about their performances in the win against the Wildfire. Edmonds said, “It’s not wrong to say that Shep and I had off games … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Playoffs – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Go To Indianapolis To Face AlleyCats For Midwest Division Crown

MMA 2019 Preview – 247 Fighting Championships Presents: Brawl In The Burgh

By Larry Snyder Canonsburg, Pa. – Returning to the Printscape Arena at Southpointe, Ryan Middleton and his 247 Fighting Championships promotion present on Saturday, July 27, another opportunity for young area athletes to build their Mixed Martial Arts careers through quality competition on the Brawl in the Burgh fight card. It is the second event Middleton, along with matchmaker Liam Morris and director of operations Jim Mooney, put on this year; the first was Steeltown Throwdown on Saturday, April 6, at Printscape Arena. I spoke with Middleton about his first outing as a promoter and this is what he told … Continue reading MMA 2019 Preview – 247 Fighting Championships Presents: Brawl In The Burgh

Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

  By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Incoming Robert Morris University women’s hockey freshman goalie Raygan Kirk has been selected to participate in Hockey Canada’s upcoming national development camp. The Manitoba-born Kirk, 18, is the youngest of 45 players who will compete for the chance to represent Canada in a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, New York, from Aug. 14-17. The camp itself — dubbed the Summer Showcase — will take place Aug. 2-11 in Calgary, Alberta. “Ultimately, Summer Showcase is about bringing in the top under-18 and development-aged athletes, and to work with experienced … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

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

Fight News 2019 – Looking Back At An Incredible Night Of Pro Boxing At Carnegie Of Homestead Music Hall

By Larry Snyder Homestead, Pa. – Local followers of the Sweet Science enjoyed compelling battles Saturday, July 13, as Michael McSorley and his Integrity Fighter Management LLC crew assembled another evening of topflight boxing at the 121-year-old Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead. Lyubomyr Pinchuk of Pittsburgh’s Conn-Greb Boxing Club claimed the vacant American Boxing Federation’s Continental Americas Cruiserweight crown with a majority decision after eight rounds over Sarasota, Florida’s hard-hitting southpaw Johnnie Langston. Pinchuk and the 29-year-old Langston blasted one another with ferocious shots, pushing the limits of the other’s endurance. But it was the 23-year-old Ukrainian who collected the … Continue reading Fight News 2019 – Looking Back At An Incredible Night Of Pro Boxing At Carnegie Of Homestead Music Hall