Friday, March 15, 2013
Patrick Kline, who signed a letter of intent to play football for the Vulcans in February, also is a member of Wrestling Buddies program recently featured in People magazine.
Pine-Richland Patrick Kline will soon be trading in his horns for a blacksmith’s hammer. The Rams standout senior offensive lineman in February signed on to play football in the fall at California University of Pennsylvania. Although offered football scholarships to several other schools, the Vulcans felt like the best fit for him, Kline recently told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. “I saw the previous success, and once I met with the coaches, I knew it was the school for me,” he said. “I will major in business or biology and minor in a foreign language.” Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 270 pounds, Kline earned an All-Section honorable mention his junior year as a center, this despite only playing three games there at the end of the …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The new head coach is the former PR offensive coordinator.
Pine-Richland has a new head football coach—Eric Kasperowicz. The Pine-Richland School Board made it official Monday night. Kasperowicz, who served as the program's offensive coordinator, fills the void left when longtime coach Clair Altemus announced his retirement after the 2012 season. "I'm excited for the opportunity and eager to get started," Kasperowicz said after the meeting. Before coming to Pine-Richland, Kasperowicz coached and played at North Hills High School under legendary coach Jack McCurry. Kasperowicz said it was a "privilege and an honor" to work with McCurry, but he did not give any thought to applying for the North Hills head coaching job to replace his former coach. He said he moved his family to the area two and a …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Olivia Brandy, C.J. Jackson and Patrick Kline put their post-graduation plans in writing.
Three Pine-Richland athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday, committing to play sports at Penn State, California University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Olivia Brandy will play soccer at Penn State; Patrick Kline will attend Cal U to play football; and fellow football player C.J. Jackson will play for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Hawks. They signed their letters and posed for photos in Pine-Richland High School's athletics office. Also in attendance were five football players who plan to be walk-ons at various colleges: Kevin Rader—Youngstown State T.J. Muzzonigro—Tufts University Luke Merhaut—Clarion University Nicolas Elms—is deciding between several schools Brock Baranowski—Penn State. …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Altemus retired from his job as athletic director as the end of the 2011-12 school year.
Longtime Pine-Richland football coach Clair Altemus has decided to retire, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The 60-year-old coach retired as Pine-Richland School District's athletic director at the end of the 2011-12 school year, but coached the football team this fall to a 2-5 WPIAL Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference record and 4-5 overall. Altemus told the Trib it was time to move on after a career that includes 38 years as a coach and eight years as a player. He said retiring would give him more time to travel and spend time with his family. Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Check out video highlights of Pine-Richland's football season and player videos in the Storify section of this story.
It took less than 30 seconds for the Rams to score their first touchdown Friday night against Plum at Pine-Richland Stadium. The 48-14 victory on Senior Night was especially sweet for senior Brock Baranowski, who sat out much of the season with an injury. He scored the first two touchdowns of the game before halftime. The Rams ended the season with a 2-5 WPIAL Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference record and 4-5 overall. Plum lost every game this season. FIRST QUARTER Baranowski picks up a Plum fumble and runs it in to score. Grant Goldberg kicks the extra point. Pine-Richland 7 Plum 0 with 11:37 left in quarter. SECOND QUARTER Baranowski scores on a 51-yard run with 11:41 left in the quarter. Goldberg kicks the extra point. Pine-Richland …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Game starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pine-Richland Stadium.
No matter the outcome of Pine-Richland's game against Plum tonight (Friday), the Pine-Richland football season is over once 48 minutes tick off the game clock. With a 2-5 WPIAL Class AAAA Northern Eight Conference record, the Rams were booted out of playoff contention last week with the 18-10 loss to North Hills. Overall, Pine-Richland won 3 games this season and lost 5. The game against Plum starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pine-Richland Stadium. Seniors will be honored before the game. Statistically, a number of players on this year's squad have been standouts in WPIAL AAAA rankings. Senior Luke Merhaut is No. 1 in AAAA receiving, with 45 receptions for 585 yards, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Quarterback Ben DiNucci is sixth in …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The student section at Pine-Richland High School was a sea of pink at Friday's football game against North Hills.
Pink pants, pink shirts, pink bows ... it was all there Friday night in the student section at Pine-Richland Stadium. Ram fans in the stands showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness by dressing in pink. On the field, some Ram football players added a touch of pink to their green uniforms by wearing pink socks or a pink cap. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Rams record is now 2-5 in conference play.
The Pine-Richland Rams owned the first half of Friday night's game against North Hills, but that didn't last. The Indians scored 15 unanswered points in the third quarter to rack up an 18-10 win over the Rams in WPIAL AAAA Northern Eight Conference play. The Rams' record is now 3-5 overall and 2-5 in the conference; North Hills is 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the conference. FIRST QUARTER Pine-Richland senior Grant Goldberg kicks 38-yard field goal to put the Rams on the board first with 6:11 remaining in the quarter. End of quarter: PR 3 North Hills 0 SECOND QUARTER PR senior Luke Merhaut scores on a 57-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Ben DiNucci. Ben Engel kicks the extra point. With 9:49 left in the quarter, the Rams lead 10-0…
Pine-Richland trounced Shaler last week.
The North Hills Indians travel to Pine-Richland Friday to take on the Rams, who have struggled this season with just three wins and four losses. The Indians, following a tough loss to the Seneca Valley Raiders, will look to bounce back against the Rams. Pine-Richland is coming off a big win over Shaler a week ago. Ben DiNucci, the sophomore quarterback for Pine-Richland, will need to play a big role if the Rams are going to upset the Indians. Pine-Richland will give the rushing load mainly to Connor Slomka, who has run for over 700 yards this season. Brock Baranowski, the senior running back who recently returned to the team after an injury that sidelined him for five weeks, might also see some carries for the Rams. The Indians will look …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Game was Shaler's homecoming.
Pine-Richland obliterated Shaler 49-6 at the Titans' homecoming game Saturday afternoon. The Rams' record is now 2-4 in WPIAL AAAA Northern Eight Conference play and 3-4 overall. The Titans have not won a game all season. Pine-Richland scored in every quarter; Shaler scored once in the fourth quarter. Brock Baranowski, Connor Slomka and Ernest Williams each scored twice. Luke Merhaut also scored a touchdown. For each of the seven times that the Rams scored, Ben Engle kicked the extra point. Here is a summary of scoring, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: PR—Brock Baranowski on an 8-yard run (Ben Engle kick) PR—Connor Slomka on a 14-yard run (Engle kick) PR—Slomka on a 1-yard run (Engle kick) PR—Luke Merhaut on a 68-yard pass from …