(Photo: Running back Ray Zellars will go down as the only player from Oliver to play in the NFL. Post-Gazette photos.)
"The last game has been played at Oliver High School, and the only sport still being played at Langley is girls softball. Next week at this time, both schools will have all sports uniforms packed away.
Oliver and Langley are two Pittsburgh Public Schools that will close their doors for good at the end of the school year. In the fall, Oliver's students will attend Perry, Langley's will go to Brashear.
But as the school doors close, the vault to the sports memories opens. Neither Langley nor Oliver had a rich sports tradition, at least not in terms of City League championships. It is not like saying goodbye to Schenley or Peabody. Langley never won a City football championship and had only three basketball titles. Oliver's City football championship in 2006 under coach Joe Zeglowitsch was the Bears' first since 1942, and Oliver won only two basketball titles."