Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Pittsburgh Pirates star Neil Walker and GM vice-president Don Johnson are two of the notable figures taking part in the week-long celebration.
After months of construction, Tom Henry Chevrolet along Route 8 in Bakerstown is celebrating the grand opening of its new showroom and service center with a plethora of events involving Pine-Richland students—and even the vice-president of General Motors. “It’s going to be pretty cool,” said Tom Henry, owner of the car dealership. Henry said he decided to partner with the Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund for the celebration because of his family’s close affiliation with the district. Henry’s wife, Gail, is a pianist for the high school chorus and their children either graduated from or still attend Pine-Richland. Celebrating All Week Long From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 4, a vintage car show will be held outside the new 32,000 square…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Steelers linebacker Larry Foote and Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon will be among the celebrities at the store's festivities.
Pine-Richland residents will have a chance to get up close and personal with local professional athletes and coaches this weekend at the grand opening of the new Dick’s Sporting Goods. Located in the Cranberry Crossroads plaza along Route 228, the two-story, freestanding store opens its doors Wednesday. An official launch, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, will be held at 8 a.m. Friday. Special extended store hours will be in effect for Friday (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.), Saturday (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.) A variety of special athlete appearances and giveaways are scheduled throughout the weekend to celebrate the relocation. Dick’s is moving from the space it occupied for years in the Cranberry Square retail plaza on …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former Pittsburgh Pirates trainer Frank Velasquez and physical therapist Aimee Slattery, who worked with WWE athletes, team up for a sports rehabilitation and performance clinic.
Although both had careers working with professional athletes, it was a chance encounter that led Aimee Slattery to Frank Velasquez. Slattery, who previously worked with the WWE in the orthopedic and sports medicine arena, was taking a yoga class at the Baierl Family YMCA in Franklin Park when she struck up a conversation with Velasquez’s wife, Carrie Velasquez. After recently moving with her family to Wexford from New York, Slattery said she was looking for someplace new to apply her skills as a physical therapist. As Carrie Velasquez explained it to her on that fateful day, so was her husband. A former strength and conditioning coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates who worked with the organization from 2003 until 2011, Velasquez—who didn't …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The 2004 Pine-Richland graduate delights 70-year-old Bucs fan, who is dying of cancer.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Former PR teammates Blake Lalli and Neil Walker reunite as major leaguers.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Pirates will give out Neil Walker replica jerseys with pink accents for Moms on Sunday.
The perfect Mother's Day gift for a Pine-Richland mom just might be a day at the ballpark if she's a Pittsburgh Pirates fan and especially if she is a fan of second baseman and PR graduate Neil Walker. Neil Walker replica jerseys will be handed out to kids (ages 14 and under) and moms when they come to Sunday's 1:35 p.m. game against the Houston Astros. The moms' jerseys will have pink accents. Sunday also is Pine-Richland Baseball Community Day, which means a portion of each ticket will go to supporting Pine-Richland Baseball Boosters when you order them by using the form to the right. Orders must be faxed with payment no later than Friday. Tickets will be left at will call. Grandstand tickets cost $16; tickets for kids 14 and under are…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Pirates' second baseman was a star athlete at Pine-Richland High School.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Neil Walker—at the ripe old age of 26—is a Hall of Famer. The former Pine-Richland High School star athlete, who now plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was named Thursday to the WPIAL Hall of Fame. The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League announced its 2012 Hall of Fame class at a news conference Thursday morning, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here is the bio listed on the WPIAL Hall of Fame site: NEIL WALKER, PINE-RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2004 You know him as the second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but Neil Walker also was one of the WPIAL’s best all-around athletes during his days at Pine-Richland. His friends jokingly nicknamed him “God” at Pine-Richland, and he did everything but walk …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The former Pine-Richland baseball player 'is a rising star in Pittsburgh.'
- On MLB.com
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Varsity, JV and alumni games to be played on North Park ice rink.
Pittsburgh Pirate and Pine-Richland alum Neil Walker will be at center ice to drop the puck Monday night for "The Ice Storm," a game that pits Pine-Richland against rival North Allegheny at the North Park Ice Rink. This is a rare opportunity to see the high schools face off: They don't play each other in league games because NA is AAA and P-R is at the AA level. The varsity game starts at 8 p.m.; it is preceded by a 5 p.m. JV game and a 6:30 p.m. alumni game. Tickets are $5 for all three games; children under 12 get in for free. Y108's Stoney Richards will be the announcer. The National Anthem will be sung by Maddie Ince from Pine-Richland Middle School and Leah Griffin from North Allegheny High School. Both girls are sisters of varsity …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Autograph session for PRHS baseball star and other Pirates is scheduled for Dec. 17 and 18.