Photo Journal: Girls Basketball - Pine-Richland vs. North Allegheny (Jan. 26)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Pine-Richland hosts North Allegheny in a WPIAL 6A, Sec.1 girls basketball game.  These two teams are in competition for the number one spot in the section. Pine-Richland was the only team to beat North Allegheny this season, at North Allegheny. North Allegheny did that same thing, Thursday, Jan. 26, defeating Pine-Richland on their home court, now being the only team to defeat Pine-Richland to date.  North Allegheny currently holds first place in the section.

click here to view video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sport & News Service

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Football: Pine-Richland lineman commits to Duquesne

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Duquesne University has made a tremendous push in the last couple of days with their 2017 recruiting class.

Just a day after receiving Steel Valley’s DeWayne Murray’s commitment, the Dukes found who he will be running behind with Pine-Richland’s Mark Weideman committing.


The 6-foot-2, 275-pound Weideman was named 1st Team All-Conference in the Class 6A Northern Seven Conference at offensive guard. He was also voted a team captain on the Rams.


Weideman chose Duquesne over the University of Dayton and Colgate University.


Football: Pine-Richland's DeVinney commits to Shippensburg

Written by Drew Karpen on .

It’s never easy being the guy behind the star quarterback. Although Pine-Richland’s Max DeVinney was good enough to start at most other schools, the Rams were already being led by the best quarterback in the WPIAL, Phil Jurkovec.

At any moment, DeVinney knew he had to be ready and that moment came when Jurkovec was ruled out for the season in Week 5 with a thumb injury.


DeVinney stepped up as the leader of the Rams for the final six games, leading them to the Class 6A semifinals.


The 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior completed 91 of 166 (55 percent) passes, and threw for 1,296 yards and eight touchdowns.


Swimming: North Feature Athlete - Pine Richland’s Mallory Charles

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Mallory Charles
School: Pine Richland
Grade: 11
Sport: Diving

Background: Charles is looking to hit the cycle in her third year of high school diving. The Pine Richland diver is a two-time WPIAL Class AAA diving championship qualifier. She qualified for WPIALs as a freshman where she won WPIAL silver with a time of 470.55. She finished ahead of two seniors who were in third and fourth and behind only Chartiers Valley's Maria Lohman, one of the best divers in state history. Last season as a sophomore, she took a slight step back and scored a 452.85 to win WPIAL bronze. She finished behind Bethel Park's Maria Capozzi (487.10), who has since graduated, and Hampton's Adrienne White (477.60). White is a junior this year.


Wrestling: Wrestling pipeline from Pine-Richland to Maryland going strong

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley takes a look at the wrestling pipeline that has extended from Pine-Richland to the University of Maryland. Read his story below.

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The University of Maryland wrestling team will have three Pine-Richland wrestlers on its roster next year.

Brendan Burnham is a sophomore for the Terrapins. He will soon be joined by his younger brother Garret and Rams teammate Hunter Baxter, who are both seniors at Pine-Richland.

"We've had success with WPIAL wrestlers in the past," Maryland coach Kerry McCoy said. "That's one of the main reasons we recruited Brendan. It's good to keep the pipeline from Pine-Richland coming."

Brendan Burnham started last year as a true freshman and posted a 9-11 record at 165 pounds.