Monday, March 4, 2024

Scoreboard

NHL

Edmonton 6, Penguins 1

Arizona 5, Washington 2

Los Angeles 5, New Jersey 1

Winnipeg 5, Buffalo 2

Minnesota 4, San Jose 3

Vancouver 2, Anaheim 1

NCAA Basketball - Men

(3) UConn 91, Seton Hall 61

Sports News

Area Teams Head to PIAA Hoops

With the WPIAL basketball championships complete, teams turn their attention to the final stretch of the season, the PIAA Basketball Tournament. Action is due to begin Friday, March 8 with the championships Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Four Washington County teams are in the brackets including the Fort Cherry boys & girls teams along with Peters Township and Trinity girls. First round opponents for the County teams are listed along with those of our nearest neighbor in the South Hills, Mon Valley and airport areas.  Click PIAA Brackets

PIAA First Round
Friday, March 8
2A Girls WPIAL-7 Fort Cherry at 10-1 Kennedy Catholic, 7 pm
6A Girls WPIAL-3 Peters Township at 3-3 Lebanon, 5:45 pm on WJPA-FM (95.3)    Listen/Watch Here
6A Girls WPIAL-4 Chartiers Valley at 6-1 Altoona, 7:30 pm
3A Girls WPIAL-5 Keystone Oaks at 10-2 Northwestern, 6 pm
3A Girls WPIAL-6 Seton-La Salle at 9-1 Karns City, 7 pm
5A Boys WPIAL-4 Thomas Jefferson at 3-3 York Suburban, 6 pm
5A Boys WPIAL-6 Bethel Park at 3-2 Hershey, 6 pm
5A Boys 8-1 Obama Academy at WPIAL-1 Moon Area, 7 pm
4A Boys WPIAL-7 Montour at WPIAL-1 Lincoln Park, 7 pm
1A Girls WPIAL-5 Monessen at 9-1 Elk County Catholic, 5:30 pm
1A Boys WPIAL-5 Monessen at 9-1 Elk County Catholic, 7 pm

Saturday, March 9
2A Boys WPIAL-3 Fort Cherry at 9-2 Karns City, 12:45 pm on WJPA-FM (95.3)   Listen/Watch Here
5A Girls WPIAL-5 Trinity at 10-1 Cathedral Prep, 5:45 pm on WJPA-FM (95.3)   Listen/Watch Here
5A Girls 3-8 Redland at WPIAL-1 South Fayette, 2 pm
4A Girls WPIAL-3 Elizabeth-Forward at 10-2 Warren, 1 pm
6A Boys 10-1 McDowell at WPIAL-2 Baldwin, 1 pm
6A Boys 3-7 Central Dauphin at WPIAL-1 Upper St. Clair, 1 pm
6A Boys WPIAL-3 Mt. Lebanon at 6-1 State College, 3 pm
2A Boys WPIAL-5 Bishop Canevin at 5-1 Conemaugh Township, 4 pm

Penguins Drop Three In Row To End Road Trip

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Zach Hyman scored two goals and Leon Draisaitl had three assists as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1. Ryan McLeod and Connor McDavid each had a goal and an assist, and Corey Perry and Cody Ceci also scored for the Oilers, who have won four in a row and are 31-8-1 in their last 40 games. Calvin Pickard stopped 22 shots. Evgeni Malkin scored for the Penguins in their third straight loss. Alex Nedeljkovic finished with 31 saves.

Jason Kelce Retires After Thirteen Seasons With The Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Kelce has retired after 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelce officially called it quits Monday at the Eagles’ NovaCare Complex. The 36-year-old ended a career in which he became not only one of the great centers of his era who played a key role in the franchise’s lone Super Bowl championship but a beloved Philly personality and popular podcast host. Kelce was a sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft. He ended his career by making 156 straight starts, and he earned six All-Pro Team selections. He said it was always a goal to play his whole career in one city. He played 193 regular-season games for the Eagles.

Former Pirates Catcher Ed Ott Dies At 72

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ed Ott, a former major league catcher and coach who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the 1979 World Series, has died. He was 72. The Pirates say Ott died Sunday in the central Pennsylvania town of Danville. No further details were provided by the team. Ott was selected by Pittsburgh in the 23rd round of the 1970 amateur draft out of high school. He batted .259 with 33 homers and 195 RBIs in 567 major league games. Ott and Steve Nicosia were the main catchers when the Pirates won it all in 1979.

ESPN Reporter Chris Mortensen Dead At 72

Chris Mortensen, the award-winning journalist who covered the NFL for close to four decades, including 32 as a senior analyst at ESPN, died Sunday morning. He was 72. ESPN confirmed Mortensen’s death on Sunday. There was no immediate word on the cause or place of death. Mortensen announced in 2016 that he he had been diagnosed with throat cancer. Even while undergoing treatment, he was the first to confirm the retirement of Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. Mortensen announced his retirement after the NFL draft last year so that he could “focus on my health, family and faith.”

On The Air

HERETuesday, March 5 12:00pm
Tuesday, March 5
CURRDATETuesday, March 5 12:00pm

1:05pm Pirates Baseball  AM 1450

Pirates vs. Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training

HEREWednesday, March 6 12:00pm
Wednesday, March 6
CURRDATEWednesday, March 6 12:00pm

6:05pm Pirates Baseball  AM 1450

Pirates vs. Baltimore Orioles Spring Training

HEREThursday, March 7 12:00pm
Thursday, March 7
CURRDATEThursday, March 7 12:00pm

8:50am HS Wrestling  AM 1450

PIAA Boys AA Preliminaries & Consolations

HEREThursday, March 7 12:00pm

1:50pm HS Wrestling  AM 1450

PIAA Girls First Round

HEREThursday, March 7 12:00pm

3:50pm HS Wrestling  AM 1450

PIAA Boys AAA Preliminaries & Consolations

HEREThursday, March 7 12:00pm

9:15pm College Basketball  AM 1450

Arizona at UCLA

HEREFriday, March 8 12:00pm
Friday, March 8
CURRDATEFriday, March 8 12:00pm

7:50am HS Wrestling  AM 1450

PIAA Boys AA Quarterfinals & Consolations

HEREFriday, March 8 12:00pm

11:35am HS Wrestling  AM 1450

PIAA Girls Quarterfinals & Consolations

HEREFriday, March 8 12:00pm

2:05pm HS Wrestling  AM 1450

PIAA Boys AAA Quarterfinals & Consolations

HEREFriday, March 8 12:00pm

5:45pm HS Basketball  FM 95.3

PIAA 6A Girls 1st Round: Peters Township at 3-3 Lebanon

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