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

RMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Kowalski To Join Inaugural Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall Of Fame Class

By Ethan Woy Moon Township, Pa. – John Kowalski, head coach of the Robert Morris University women’s soccer team, enters the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall of Fame Friday, July 12. The Riverhounds will recognize their inaugural Hall of Fame class on Saturday, July 13 during the team’s United Soccer League contest against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Highmark Stadium. Kowalski is part of a five-person class that includes Justin Evans (player/coach), David Flavius (player), Paul Heasley (owner), and Dave Kasper (general manager). The organization’s first head coach, Kowalski led the Riverhounds to a playoff victory and Organization of the Year … Continue reading RMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Kowalski To Join Inaugural Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall Of Fame Class

Fight Night 2019 Preview – Night Of Pro Boxing At Carnegie Of Homestead Music Hall

By Larry Snyder Homestead, Pa. – Pugilists looking to continue their promising careers are being brought together by Michael McSorley of the Conn-Greb Boxing Club and Integrity Fighter Management LLC on Saturday, July 13, at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead. Doors open for all fight fans at 6:00 p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m. The co-main event features Pittsburgh boxers who came to the City of Bridges by way of the Ukraine in Eastern Europe, and who are putting on the line titles from the American Boxing Federation. First, Lyubomyr Pinchuk, with a record of 10-1-0 and … Continue reading Fight Night 2019 Preview – Night Of Pro Boxing At Carnegie Of Homestead Music Hall

AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Win 24-23 In Sudden Death Over Detroit Mechanix

By Larry Snyder Madison Heights, Michigan – For the first time, the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (6-4-0) entered the Sudden Death portion of overtime in the American Ultimate Disc League, and claimed a 24-23 triumph Saturday, July 6, against the Detroit Mechanix (0-11-0) at Bishop Foley Stadium. Detroit received the first pull of sudden death, and at the end of their drive, Joseph Cubitt threw the disc toward a group of players converging to the far right side of the end zone. Pittsburgh was able to knock it away. During the T-birds possession, Ed Fox delivered a block for the Mechanix on … Continue reading AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Win 24-23 In Sudden Death Over Detroit Mechanix

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University, women’s hockey, pursues a fourth consecutive College Hockey America championship when its 15th Division I season begins in late September. The Colonials, who have followed up a 2017 CHA postseason title with back-to-back regular-season crowns, will take on a 20-game league schedule, including four matchups each against in-state rivals Penn State and Mercyhurst, plus defending league playoff winner Syracuse. Head coach Paul Colontino’s squad will also tangle with CHA foes RIT and Lindenwood four times apiece. RMU has gone 27-7-6 (.750 points percentage) in CHA competition over the past two … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Seek To Earn Second Road Win Against Detroit Mechanix

By Larry Snyder Madison Heights, Michigan – The quest to obtain a playoff spot in the American Ultimate Disc League’s Midwest Division continues for the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (5-4-0) on the road Saturday, July 6, when they clash with the Detroit Mechanix (0-10-0) at Bishop Foley Stadium. They meet on the field for the opening pull at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Head Coach Pat Hammonds’ flight crew wrapped up the home part of the 2019 schedule Saturday, June 29, with a 23-20 loss to the Indianapolis Alleycats (7-3-0) at JC Stone Field. The T-birds finished with a 4-2 mark at the North … Continue reading AUDL 2019 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Seek To Earn Second Road Win Against Detroit Mechanix

WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Postseason Run Ends In Overtime To Detroit Dark Angels

By Larry Snyder Imperial, Pa. – With the swing of placekicker Sarah Monte’s leg in overtime, the Detroit Dark Angels (8-2-0) derailed the Pittsburgh Passion’s (7-3-0) chances Saturday, June 29, to bring another Women’s Football Alliance National Championship back to the City of Bridges, 34-33. Following NCAA overtime rules in the WFA, Detroit on their possession powered the ball from the 25-yard line to the three and turned to Wayne State University product Tatyhana Pauling to get into the end zone. The 5-foot-7 running back charged behind the left guard and got the six for the Black, Crimson, and White. … Continue reading WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Postseason Run Ends In Overtime To Detroit Dark Angels