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Larry Kelly: Don’t underestimate the Spirit of the Red Hurricane
Before I went to basketball practice Sunday night, I opened a web page to glance at the roster of the Lower Merion High School basketball team. New Castle will play the Aces tonight at Williamsport High to determine who will advance to the PIAA Class AAAA championship game.
March Madness: Former Lady ’Canes’ star battling illness head-on
Jaleesa Sams knew something was terribly wrong. But the former New Castle High School and North Carolina A&T basketball star prides herself in having a high tolerance for pain. Even when she was throwing up and too fatigued to get off the couch, Sams was determined to tough it out.
Junior high student devises hit list, faces charges
A 13-year-old New Castle High School student who devised a “kill list” on his Neo is facing criminal charges. New Castle police chief Bobby Salem said a juvenile petition was filed Thursday against the youth after police retrieved the contents of his electronic writing tablet.
PIAA Boys Playoffs: Battle-tested 'Canes face tough Erie Prep
The New Castle High boys basketball team breezed through the competition in most of its first 27 games this year. Now the Red Hurricane knows it can win in the face of adversity as well.
New Castle board members say no to charter school application
The New Castle Area School Board last night rejected the application for a fine arts charter school in the city. The board vote passed a resolution 8-0 denying a charter to the New Castle Arts Academy Charter School.
Heart of a Lion: Former walk-on Nick Colella makes his mark at Penn State
February 8, 2012. Inside the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich., Nick Colella waited. “It’s not the most fun place to play in,” he later joked. “Everything I had worked for, that was it.”
New Castle District: Administrators critique charter school documents
New Castle Area School Board members plan to vote Thursday on whether to approve a charter school for the city. The board’s deadline to vote on the New Castle Arts Academy Charter School’s request for a charter is Friday.
PIAA BOYS PLAYOFFS: ’Canes look to dispatch NA for third time
The New Castle High boys basketball team is in familiar territory — against a familiar team. New Castle knocked off that team — North Allegheny — twice during the WPIAL Section 3-AAAA regular season. At 6 p.m. tomorrow at Slippery Rock University, New Castle will have an opportunity to complete the hat trick when the teams battle in the second round of the PIAA playoffs.
'Canes look for magical season to continue in state tourney
One postseason journey ended successfully for the New Castle High boys basketball team on Saturday. A second — and even bigger one — is about to begin for the Red Hurricane.
Larry Kelly: ’Canes close to joining the immortals
Midland 1965. Ambridge 1967. Schenley 1971. These were legendary western Pennsylvania high school basketball teams. 1965 was 48 years ago! But I can still remember. That’s how great they were.
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