NLDS: Wainwright, Cards end Pirates’ storybook season
Nobody’s better than the St. Louis Cardinals when they can’t afford to lose. Adam Wainwright went all the way on the mound and St. Louis got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 last night, advancing to the NL championship series for the third straight season.
Fall Sports: A roundup of action from October 9
The Neshannock High girls soccer team is headed to the playoffs. The Lady Lancers earned their postseason bid with a 4-0 victory over visiting Mohawk yesterday in Section 1-A action.
Fall Sports: A roundup of action from October 8
Neshannock High’s Robbie Kroner and Lizzie Manickas dominated again yesterday. Kroner and Manickas won the boys and girls races, respectively, in a cross country meet against Laurel and Beaver on the Lancers’ home course.
Pirates Baseball: Game 5 starters both coming off stingy efforts
Heading into Game 5 of their NL division series against Pittsburgh, the Cardinals can take comfort in this: They’re 7-1 the last three years when facing postseason elimination.
Fall Sports: A roundup of action from October 7
The Wilmington High girls tennis team closed the season on a positive note yesterday. The Lady Greyhounds slipped past host Grove City in a District 10, Region 1-AA road match, 3-2. It was the final match of the season for Wilmington.
NLDS: Pirates, Cards return to St. Louis for final matchup
Andrew McCutchen swung as hard as he could, the Pittsburgh Pirates star aiming for the seats in right-center field and the two-run homer that would put his team in the NL championship series.
NLDS, Game 3: Pirates edge Cards to take series lead
Pinch-runner Josh Harrison stood on second base in the bottom of the eighth inning and pointed to Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach Nick Leyva. “I told him to get that arm ready, because I’m coming,” Harrison said.
Fall Sports: A roundup of action from October 3
The Laurel golf team added another feather to its cap yesterday. After posting Tri-County and section titles recently, the Spartans beat 31 schools to secure their first Tam O’Shanter Golf Invitational with a score of 308.
NL Division Series: Burnett bounced, Cards rout Pirates in Game 1
Clint Hurdle waited patiently for the double-play ball that never materialized. When the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager finally made his slow walk to the mound to take the ball from A.J. Burnett, it was way too late to salvage Game 1 of the NL division series against St. Louis.
Penguins Hockey: Crosby, Fleury lead Pittsburgh past Devils
The Pittsburgh Penguins stuck with goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the offseason, convinced two straight playoff meltdowns have not robbed the former Stanley Cup winner of his confidence. The early returns are promising.
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