Friday, February 27, 2009

Catching up

There's been a lot of activity the past week. Time to catch up with local goings-on.

1. Peters Township is playing for its first WPIAL boys basketball championship Saturday night at 9 p.m. versus Mt. Lebanon. The Indians advanced through three rounds thanks to the great play of Nick Wilcox and a great supporting cast.

Every time Peters Township needs someone to make a big play – whether it's Steve Radke, Craig Wolcott, Jon Kovac, Corey Wilcox or Phil Horensky – the play gets made.

2. California High School hired Brady Barbero as head football coach at its last school board meeting. Barbero was an assistant coach for Joe Kuhns, who took the head coaching position at Waynesburg.

Barbero's hire looks like a good fit for the Trojans from this perspective.

Plus, Brady's dad is John Barbero, who has been the long-time public address announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. No word on whether John will be the P.A. for California home games.

3. Trinity's Chelsea Sumney became the first cross country runner in school history to receive a full scholarship when she signed a letter of intent to run at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shaina Sumney, Chelsea's twin sister, will join the UNC-G team on a partial scholarship.

4. Can't wait to see how the local Class AA teams – South Fayette boys and girls, Washington boys and girls – fare in the state playoffs. All four proved capable of making a run with their play in the WPIAL tournament.

5. Bad timing on the resignation of Steve Bucci as Canon-McMillan baseball coach. Bucci was a good coach with good talent at the right time and it led to a state championship. Here's wishing Bucci the best of luck in the future and here's hoping Canon-McMillan finds a quick soloution to keep a promising season on track.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the Sumney girls! With one more track season left, they're not done rewriting Trinity's record books.
Congratulations girls, Coach Faiella, and Coach Zimak.