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 Week 2 Notebook: Tampa Bay Cannons Take Down Pittsburgh Thunderbirds

By Larry Snyder St. Petersburg, Florida – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds assembled a 5-3 run in the third quarter to tie the contest 11-11 Saturday, June 12, but the Tampa Bay Bandits replied with a 7-4 comeback in the fourth to … Continue reading AUDL 2021 Week 2 Notebook: Tampa Bay Cannons Take Down Pittsburgh Thunderbirds

AUDL 2021 Week 2 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Battle Tampa Bay Cannons

By Larry Snyder St. Petersburg, Florida – The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (0-1) and Tampa Bay Cannons (0-2) both seek their first American Ultimate Disc League victory Saturday, June 12, at the 31st Street Sports Complex in the Sunshine State. The Atlantic … Continue reading AUDL 2021 Week 2 Preview – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Battle Tampa Bay Cannons

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 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Playoff Run Ends To Indianapolis AlleyCats 23-17

By Larry Snyder Westfield, Indiana – Followers of the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds enjoyed last-second victories and come from behind wins over the previous 10 weeks of the 2019 campaign. But, the time for rallies ran out Saturday, July 27, when the Black and Gold lost to the Indianapolis AlleyCats 23-17 for the Midwest Division crown in the American Ultimate Disc League. Pittsburgh claimed the first two goals of the match and owned a 4-3 advantage due to scores from Max Sheppard, Jack Hefferon, Dylan Best, and David Vatz. However, after Jonathan Mast’s end zone toss to Best deflected into the air, … Continue reading AUDL 2019 – Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Playoff Run Ends To Indianapolis AlleyCats 23-17

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

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