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

AUDL 2019 Report – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Defeats Chicago And Indianapolis On The Road; Claim Home Playoff Game

By Larry Snyder Elmhurst, Illinois and Westfield, Indiana – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (8-4-0) had to win one of their two remaining road games this past weekend to be part of the Midwest Division playoff bracket in the American Ultimate Disc League. Pittsburgh’s response to the formidable challenge was to douse the Chicago Wildfire 29-16 on Saturday, July 13 at Langhorst Field and follow it up with a 25-17 triumph Sunday, July 14 against the Indianapolis Alleycats at the Grand Park Events Center. Viewers of the AUDL Game of the Week on WatchStadium.com saw the T-birds seize an 8-3 advantage at … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Report – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Defeats Chicago And Indianapolis On The Road; Claim Home Playoff Game

AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds And Chicago Wildfire Fight For Playoff Position In Midwest Division

By Larry Snyder Elmhurst, Illinois – The stakes loom tremendously when the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (6-4-0) visit the Prairie State to battle the Chicago Wildfire (7-4-0) Saturday, July 13, at Langhorst Field. The winner claims the No. 2 playoff seed in the American Ultimate Disc League’s Midwest Division. The combatants come together at Elmhurst College at 6:00 p.m. CDT. Last week, the Birds of Thunder won 24-23 on the road in rip-roaring Sudden Death double overtime against the Detroit Mechanix (0-11-0) at Bishop Foley Stadium. The Men of Chi-town lost 24-21 to the first-place Alleycats (8-3-0) in Indianapolis. Coming into this … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds And Chicago Wildfire Fight For Playoff Position In Midwest Division

MMA 2019 Preview – WFC 109 Cage Fights Arrive At Rivers Casino

By Larry Snyder Pittsburgh, Pa. – The challenge of the Octagon returns to the Event Center at Rivers Casino Saturday, July 13, for WFC 109 Cage Fights, presented by Matt McGovern and his World Fighting Championships promotion. The doors open for the public at 7:00 p.m., and the matches begin at 8:00 p.m. Helping to build this outstanding lineup is Nichole Castillo, the 2018 MMA Matchmaker of the Year for the NJ/NY/PA region, per the staff and voters at the MyMMANews website. Dominic Mazzotta, a Burrell High School product, returns to the City of Bridges when he squares off in … Continue reading MMA 2019 Preview – WFC 109 Cage Fights Arrive At Rivers Casino