Boys soccer: Deer Lakes will attempt to make it to Highmark Stadium for the first time as it takes on Section 2-AA rival Shady Side Academy in the WPIAL semifinals. The Lancers went 1-0-1 against the defending WPIAL champions during the regular season, but the 11th-seeded Indians ...
Broadcasts scheduled this week on TribLIVE High School Sports Network
The curtain goes up on the WPIAL high school football postseason while it comes to a golden end in soccer, volleyball and field hockey with exclusive broadcast coverage this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.
Both the WPIAL soccer and girls volleyball championship matches can ...
When tragedy occurs, the immediate need is to find a way to go on. You have to find the strength inside to not collapse under the weight of grief and pain.
That’s hard. Giving over to the rising river water of sorrow and loss would be easy.
But we don’t. We can’t. There is work to be ...
One stands 6 feet tall and spent his first two varsity seasons playing center midfield. The other has a lanky 6-foot-4 build and grew up as more of a basketball player before turning his attention to soccer.
Jesse Greyshock and Mike Zolnierczyk, the senior goalkeepers at Deer Lakes and ...
Synagogue victims Cecil and David Rosenthal remembered as loving, inseparable
Raye Coffey raised three children, but she could have been considered a surrogate mom, of sorts, for Cecil and David Rosenthal.
The brothers lived next door to the Coffeys in Stanton Heights and often could be found at the Coffey residence.
Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David Rosenthal, ...
Restaurant to open after two years of renovations on historic building
James Bosco couldn’t believe his eyes in 2016 when he walked into a three-story brick building with boarded-up windows in downtown Greensburg.
The assistant professor of hospitality and tourism at Seton Hill University had dreamed for years of opening his own restaurant. He just knew this ...
Tim Benz: Resilient Steelers show they might be up to the hype after all
During the Steelers’ season opener at Cleveland, a two-score lead in the second half dissolved into an ugly tie.
It all started with one huge mistake.
In the rematch at Heinz Field, the same potential existed. Except this time the Steelers took a mistake and shoved it right back at ...
Sculptor David Griesmyer has plans to highlight art and culture in small Ohio communities with the creation of the Ohio Art Corridor, planned as the world’s largest outdoor gallery.
The project will launch officially on Oct. 30, when the first installation will be put in the ground in ...
Geoff Helm will be one of the top returning basketball players in Westmoreland County this season, and now that the Greensburg Central Catholic senior has settled on a college, he can focus on leading the Centurions back to the playoffs.
Helm gave a verbal commitment to Shippensburg, ...
Temple Sinai presses on with religious classes in wake of synagogue shooting
Temple Sinai Rabbi Keren Gorban greeted children and their parents when they arrived for religious school Sunday morning as two armed guards patrolled the Squirrel Hill complex.
“We go on,” Gorban said. “We do not let terrorists win. We do not let hate win.”
Just 24 hours earlier a ...
At Fox Chapel
Pine-Richland (6-1-2) vs. Peters Township (8-0-1), 7 p.m.
Penn-Trafford (2-6) vs. Latrobe (3-4), 7:45 p.m.
For some teams, the regular season was an uphill climb.
For opponents of 2016 Class 2A champion Steel Valley, that climb is about to get a lot steeper.
After losing to Shady Side Academy in Week 3, the Ironmen have been dominant in winning six straight games and outscoring their ...
James Conner, Antonio Brown lift Steelers past Browns for 3rd straight win
James Conner did something Sunday that Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis never accomplished in distinguished careers that landed them in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
And, no, Le’Veon Bell never has done it, either.
Conner became the first player in Pittsburgh Steelers history to rush ...
Boys soccer: Three county teams will look to keep playoff runs going in the WPIAL semifinals.
Norwin, the No. 2 seed in Class 4A, takes on No. 3 Upper St. Clair at 8 p.m. at North Allegheny.
Norwin will be the site for a local doubleheader: Class A No. 2 Greensburg ...
WPIAL bracketology: Chris Harlan, Don Rebel predict football playoff pairings
The WPIAL football brackets will be released Monday and everybody has their two cents.
Many will guess, taking stabs at what they think should be the matchups, before the district makes them official at 7 p.m.
Well the TribLive High School Sports Network is no different. Our two ...
Ryan Switzer takes blame for Steelers’ botched free kick that briefly let Browns back in game
Ryan Switzer acknowledged that the free-kick return isn’t a scenario that’s practiced all too often over the course of an NFL season.
“That’s true,” the Pittsburgh Steelers returner said, “but we have got to know (the rules). And that falls on me.”
Switzer and Roosevelt Nix combined ...
Richard Gottfried: a devoted dentist killed in Squirrel Hill shooting
Richard Gottfried took a different approach to Halloween: Instead of passing out candy, the Ross dentist passed out toothbrushes to his neighbors’ kids, neighbor Brian Rooker said.
“He was a great guy, friendly, always willing to help out,” said Rooker, who has lived next door to Gottfried ...
Pine-Richland senior participates in prestigious Cancer Research program
For many high school students, the ideal summer might mean sleeping in, spending time at the pool or with friends and maybe earning some money at a part-time job, but definitely relaxing after a long year.
Not for Jackson English.
The self-proclaimed science and medicine nerd and ...
‘Peace, Unity, Prayer’ vigil in Monroeville stresses importance of community
As he walked out of his Monroeville synagogue Sunday afternoon, Marc Yergin reflected on society.
“We don’t have to worry about a dystopian future,” said Yergin, 73. “Because that dystopian future is already here.”
Yergin was among around 250 people who attended a “Peace, Unity, ...
Vigil to honor victims of Squirrel Hill shooting planned for Sunday in Oakland
An interfaith vigil and gathering is planned for 5 p.m. Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial to honor the victims of the Squirrel Hill mass shooting.
“At this time of grief, coming together as a community offers us some comfort and solace,“said Jeffrey Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish ...
Penguins to host blood drive, collection for Squirrel Hill shooting victims, families
The Pittsburgh Penguins will do their part to help the community heal following the horrific shooting at a Squirrel Hill synagogue on Saturday.
The team will host a collection prior to Tuesday’s game against the New York Islanders at PPG Paints Arena, were donations can be made at each of ...
More than $1.5 million raised for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Fundraisers for the victims and their families of the deadly Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting have eclipsed $1.5 million and continue to climb nearly a week after the massacre.
There are several ways for people to show their support.
The crowdfunding website GoFundMe announced that ...
Bitten last year by an adventure bug (we hiked Angel’s Landing and The Narrows in Zion National Park), my son, Scott, and I sought a new challenge this fall. We chose a hike to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
“Challenge” is the right word for this strenuous trek that covers ...
BUCHAREST, Romania -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rattled central and eastern Romania early Sunday and was also felt in Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria. No significant damage was reported.
The temblor, which lasted for several seconds, occurred at 3:38 a.m. Sunday in the eastern ...
Greensburg Salem hockey makes most of small roster
At times, Greensburg Salem’s hockey team feels like it is trying to kill a penalty even when no one is in the box.
The Golden Lions’ small roster is the culprit.
“We just don’t have the numbers most of these teams do,” Greensburg Salem coach John McNair said. “It’s tough when we’re ...
Synagogue victims Bernice and Sylvan Simon: ‘They’ve been together forever’
Bernice Simon baked delicious cranberry orange bread.
She would leave a loaf and thank you note on Heather Graham’s car after Graham shoveled snow from her elderly neighbors’ Wilkinsburg townhouse during the winter.
“It was delicious,” Graham recalled Sunday.
Bernice Simon, 84, ...
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto in wake of synagogue shooting: ‘We are a resilient city’
A husband and wife in their 80s.
Two brothers who lived next door to each other.
The former president of a Jewish congregation. A 97-year-old woman who lived three blocks from her synagogue.
A doctor. A dentist. A former real estate company owner. And a retired researcher and ...
LOS ANGELES -- Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth inning and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night and a 3-1 World Series lead.
The late surge all started with ...
Before the Pittsburgh Penguins left for a long Canadian road trip, a thought crossed winger Patric Hornqvist’s mind.
The team wasn’t off to a good start. A 2-1-2 record was decent enough, but a commitment to playing sound, fundamental hockey had yet to emerge on a consistent ...
Kenneth Nickel, former principal dancer and dance educator, has launched a Millvale foundation to provide high school students with scholarships for academic opportunities outside their classrooms.
Meanwhile, he is developing the R.E.A.A.D.Y. (Redefining Education Achieving Associate ...
Therapy dogs provide comfort in Squirrel Hill following deadly shooting
Therapy dogs from Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, arrived Sunday morning in Squirrel Hill as the community tried to grapple with a mass shooting that left 11 people dead.
The Go Team, a group of therapy dogs, showed up at the corner of Murray and Wilkins avenues with 13 dogs, some big and ...
Stevan Ridley’s fumble opens door for Jaylen Samuels’ first NFL carries for Steelers
Every week of his rookie season, Jaylen Samuels has “gotten a hat,” been activated for gameday and had certain plays drawn up for him in that particular gameplan.
For the most part though, on offense, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back merely stood on the sidelines.
Sunday during ...
He’ll never forgive late girlfriend’s parents for trying to take his daughter
I’m very frustrated with my parents right now and need an outside opinion. I moved in with them earlier this year because my late girlfriend’s parents were suing for custody of my 2-year-old daughter. It was clear they were going to use the fact that we lived in a small ...
Friendly foes Penn-Trafford, Latrobe to play for WPIAL field hockey title
Lauren Kelly is looking forward to never having to run line sprints again, which her coach Cindy Dutt has regularly implemented during the past week.
The Penn-Trafford senior also said she will fondly look back on each run, especially if it means her field hockey team wins a third ...
In the race for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, voters have a clear choice between two visions for our country.
Throughout my life, I’ve stood strong for my beliefs. I’ve lived and worked side-by-side with Pennsylvanians, as a construction worker, a small-business owner, a small-town ...
White pine weevils can damage a variety of conifers
White pine weevils (Pissodes strobi) are native tree pests found in Pennsylvania and across much of North America.
Though their common name may give you the impression that these little pests only damage white pines, that isn’t the case. They can also kill the growing tips of other ...
Patients say shooting victim Jerry Rabinowitz was a friend before doctor
Patients, coworkers and friends were stunned to learn Sunday that long-time physician Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was among the 11 gunned down at the Tree of Life Congregation a day earlier.
Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood, who treated patients at his Bloomfield practice, was fondly recalled as a ...
Isiah Canton spent his first college football season as a redshirt at Alderson Broaddus. When he returned the following year, he decided the team and the school weren’t a good fit for him, so he left after training camp already had begun.
Canton started to weed through old emails to see ...
Heart of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community mourns victims of mass shooting
Adina Faeder and Nora Mostern walked along Squirrel Hill’s Murray Avenue on Saturday, looking for a place to set two bouquets of flowers.
Like many in the Pittsburgh neighborhood, the 15-year-olds grieved.
“You never think that anything like this is going to happen,” Faeder said. ...
Photos: Thousands pack Soldiers and Sailors to mourn synagogue victims
Thousands of people gathered in an around Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland to honor the victims of the shooting at a Squirrel Hill synagogue.
The event, held Sunday, was an interfaith ceremony before a capacity crowd to memorialize the 11 killed and six injured at ...
Thousands attend vigil to support, foster healing after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Jeffrey Myers, Cheryl Klein and Jonathan Perlman, the three rabbis of the three congregations that share space in the Squirrel Hill synagogue targeted by a gunman during Saturday worship, stood before members of their flocks a day later and vowed to overcome unspeakable evil.
Remembering Jerry Rabinowitz: ‘Kind, gentle’ doctor among the victims in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Two years ago, my father fell ill during a business trip in India, victimized by a gastrointestinal bug that strikes many travelers.
Alarmed and 8,000 miles from his Pittsburgh home, he called his doctor, Jerry Rabinowitz.
Dr. Rabinowitz, who practiced family medicine in a small, ...
Here are the names of the 11 victims of the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting
Officials at a news conference Sunday morning at Allegheny County Emergency Services shared the names of the victims of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland
Tree of ...
Latrobe attorney loved practicing law, helping people
Richard Jim loved assisting people through his law practice and taking his time to work with clients over his six decades as an attorney.
“He inspired me to be an attorney. He never wanted to quit. He had a full load of cases two weeks ago,” said Aimee Jim of Latrobe, who practiced law ...
Kevin Gorman: Steelers start city’s healing, showing love is stronger than hate
Mike Tomlin pursed his lips, taking a deep breath amid an opening statement about Saturday morning’s synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill, just eight football fields from the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers coach.
Hate didn’t just hurt his city but his community.
“Our hearts go out to ...
Chicken cutlets sing with tart orange sauce and olives
Now that my kids are on their own and cooking for themselves, both have thanked me for passing on one technique in particular: how to cook a thin piece of protein and make a pan sauce from the drippings. It is indeed a quick, easy and affordable skill with endless variations. It also guarantees ...
Photos: Mourners gather to honor Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting victims
Mourners gathered in and around Squirrel Hill on Sunday, Oct. 28, to honor the victims of Saturday’s shooting at Tree of Life Congregation.
Eleven people were killed in the shooting, which the Anti-Defamation League says is likely the worst attack on the Jewish community in United States ...
“I will fix that problem if you help me get elected.”
For decades, I heard that phrase from politicians who came to me asking for campaign contributions, only to return year after year without results.
The main priority of those politicians wasn’t serving constituents or making the ...
Outdoors Xtras: Cold-water lure, driving some pheasants and game bird stew
TIP OF THE WEEK
Putting on drives is often an effective technique for taking deer, right? Well, it can work with ringnecks, too, especially for those without a dog. Post one hunter at the end of a fencerow or hedgerow, facing into the wind if possible. Have another hunter or two drive ...
A Squirrel Hill man who once served as president of the New Light Congregation was among the 11 people killed inside a Squirrel Hill synagogue, family members told the Tribune-Review on Saturday.
Dan Stein, 71, was remembered as a kind soul who was always willing to lend a hand.