Greg Huston: The private vs. public school and pay to play debates
It’d be nice if the WPIAL and/or PIAA would step in and give public schools, especially the small ones, the fair chance they once had at winning championships, at both the district and state level.
PIAA Final: ’Canes to face Philadelphia school
This one is for all the marbles. New Castle High. La Salle College. The winner gets gold medals and a sparking trophy. The loser gets silver medals and a runner-up status.
Larry Kelly: If you aren’t from New Castle, you just don’t understand
I'm a New Castle guy. I love my town and the people who live in it. New Castle people are different in a special way. If you’re a New Castle person like me then you know what I’m talking about.
Group aims to get kids into tennis
Although its courts and racquets are smaller, a New Castle-based group wants to serve a big interest in youth tennis. Flywheel Sports will be presenting the Rally Alley Tennis Club play day at 9 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God, 2021 Pulaski Road.
PIAA Semifinals: Top-ranked ’Canes set to battle Abington
It all comes down to this.New Castle vs. Abington. Winner goes to Hershey. Loser goes home. At 7:30 p.m. today, the unbeaten Red Hurricane will look to lock up a spot in the PIAA Class AAAA boys basketball championship game when it squares off against Abington at Chambersburg High School.
'Canes top Hampton, move on to PIAA semifinals
Four. And no more. For the fourth time this season, the New Castle High basketball team defeated Hampton, 55-52, on Saturday afternoon at Bethel Park and moves on to the PIAA semifinals.
PIAA Playoffs: ’Canes vs. Hampton, Round 4
Ring the bell. The New Castle and Hampton high boys basketball teams are ready to square off for one final round this season.
PIAA Playoffs: It’s ’Canes vs. Hampton — again
The New Castle High boys basketball must go through Hampton once more. Hampton forced a fourth meeting against the Red Hurricane by crushing Erie McDowell last night in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs, 67-45, at Farrell High School.
The Sports Blog: WPIAL title games, Steelers signings, Pitt’s miracle and Bucs on TV
The Palumbo Center is a great place for the WPIAL championships, because it has a big college feel to heighten the excitement, but it's just small enough to be quaint. However, the WPIAL may need to look into a change of venue for the boys games, which were all filled to the brim.
Larry Kelly: Different script, same ending to movie for 'Canes
“You were built for this moment.” Those were the words of New Castle High basketball coach Ralph Blundo as his team was ready to take the floor against Hampton for the WPIAL Class AAAA title at the A.J. Palumbo Center on the campus of Duquesne University on Saturday night.
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