Boys Basketball: Pine-Richland maintains perfection

Written by Brad Everett on .

Ask Pine-Richland coach Jeff Ackermann if he thinks his team could be doing anything better, and he'll likely be able to rattle off a list of areas where his team can improve.

But when it comes to the team's win-loss record, the Rams simply cannot be doing any better than they have.

Perfect is as good as it gets.

Pine-Richland takes a spotless 12-0 record into tonight's game against Shaler. The Rams are 5-0 in Class 6A Section 1. They are ranked No. 1 in the WPIAL and No. 6 in the state. The only other unbeaten team in the WPIAL is 2A Greensburg Central Catholic.


Girls Basketball: Balance boosts Pine-Richland to unbeaten record

Written by Joe Koch on .

It would be easy to say that as Pine-Richland's girls basketball team enters this week with a 14-0 overall record and the No. 1 ranking in Class 6A girls basketball that Amanda Kalin is the sole reason for the team's success.

In the Rams' 65-42 Class 6A, Section 1 victory this past Thursday at North Hills, Kalin was front-and-center with a game-high 32 points.

But, for coach Tom Reighard, there are plenty of factors in the equation that has seen the Rams maintain perfection heading into the second half of the season.

"It's definitely a team effort," the coach said. "That's one thing we're doing defensively and offensively. [Amanda] is relying on her teammates more. Even after practice and after school, they do things together."


Swimming: Schonbachler stays local, signs with Pitt swim team

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The University of Pittsburgh’s swimming and diving team announced its 2017-18 signees. Among the 11Schonbachler Pine-Richland to sign is Pine-Richland’s Ryan Schonbachler.

Schonbachler joins the Panthers as a freestyle distance swimmer, but could also be used in butterfly events and possibly others. His versatility is one of the many strengths that put him high on Pitt’s radar. Schonbachler qualified for last year’s PIAA state championships in the 200 and 500 freestyle.

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Photo Journal: Boys Basketball - Pine-Richland 64, Central Catholic 48 (Jan. 6)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .


Central Catholic hosted a WPIAL 6A, Sec. 1 basketball game with Pine-Richland, Friday, January 6.  Pine-Richland remains undefeated in section and overall play, winning 64-48.

click here to see video highlights of the game

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


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Girls Basketball: Pine-Richland wins thriller against North Allegheny

Written by Joe Koch on .

It's always a huge deal when the top two teams in any classification square off against each other in any sport.

And, it's even bigger when those two teams are border rivals.

Such a scenario played out last Thursday when Pine-Richland remained unbeaten with an overall record of 11-0 and improved to 2-0 with a 50-47 Class 6A, Section 1 victory over previously unbeaten North Allegheny, the top-ranked team in 6A. The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Tigers, who now are 1-1 in section play. Both teams play at 7:30 p.m. today. Pine-Richland hosts Butler. North Allegheny visits Seneca Valley.

The perimeter game was solid for the Rams as they made 11 3-point field goals. The Rams top scorer, Amanda Kalin, had 16 points, nine of them on 3 3-point goals. Hailey Zeise scored 16 for the Tigers.