It's no secret that the Penguins have been able to attribute a lot of their decades-long success to one singular thing -draft picks.
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As far as I know, and email or tweet me if I'm wrong, but nobody from Venango County has ever made the NBA. However, Oil City's Dutch Burch was drafted by the Fort Wayne (new Detroit) Pistons after his senior season at Pitt in 1954. This was after he averaged 15.4 points per game and named M…
It was a spring morning in 1980 and I found myself waiting for the campus bus on a bench just outside the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. I was hoping to catch a ride up "Cardiac Hill" for baseball practice.
Growing up in the 1970s, you could say that I was a bit spoiled as a child sports fan with all the success the Steelers, Pirates and the Pitt Panthers had in that decade. So, I didn't exactly know the pain and suffering that most fans endured while waiting for their favorite teams to finally…
What began as something to keep him busy during the coronavirus quarantine has turned into quite a project for Oil City School District fifth-grade teacher Bundy Fulmer, who also serves as the Oilers' varsity boys basketball coach.
We called it a "scouting trip." We weren't really hungry yet. We were just walking the town of Dickson, Tennessee, and reading the menus in the windows for decision time in a few hours. We approached the House of Vines Wine Bistro and, seeing no displayed menu, we stepped inside to ask to see one.
How many times have you heard it said, "If someone really needs the meat, they could just go shoot a deer"? Or, "As long as it doesn't go to waste, it's not poaching"?
Cochranton's Justin Boozer and Stetson Boozer, along with Maplewood's Joey King were named to the first team in Region 3 as District 10 released its all-star wrestling teams earlier this week.
(Editor's note: The newspaper will take a daily look back at past highlights in sports. The following is former staff writer Laura Eckert's first-person account of what transpired on this day in 1994.)
While my wife and I did our part this past weekend by staying home and practicing social distancing, I decided to poke around the television to see what these "free" promotions that were being offered by the big four sports - MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL - were all about.
With Governor Tom Wolf's directive to keep all Pennsylvania commonwealth schools closed for at least an additional two weeks, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) released a statement on Monday echoing the same timeline.
Six area shooters - four from the Fryburg Junior Marksmen and two from the Oil City Junior Rifle Team - qualified to compete in Junior Olympics air rifle and smallbore championships at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in April.
After qualifying for the PIAA Class 2A Championships in just her freshman year, Franklin's Alaina Brown added another accolade to her impressive first season with the Knights' swim team on Monday as she was named the Region 1 swimmer/diver of the year.
(Editor's note: The newspaper will take a daily look back at past highlights in sports. The following is Sports Editor Ed Brannon's first-person account of what transpired on this day in 2001.)
Cranberry High School graduate Dan McQuaide was selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association all-region men's basketball team this past weekend.
After earning an invitation to compete in the PIAA Class 2A Championships at Bucknell University, Oil City seniors Tommy Schneider and Zach Malek received another honor over the weekend as the two were selected to the Region 1 first team as District 10 released its boys swimming region all-s…
(Editor's note: The newspaper will take a daily look back at past highlights in sports. The following is City Editor Mark Oliver's first-person account of what transpired on March 22, 1980.)
Contrary to popular belief, it was the flu - a pandemic of Spanish influenza - and not World War I that shortened the 1918 season for everybody, both high schools like Franklin and Oil City and colleges.
First off, let me say thanks to all of you who have offered suggestions as to what kind of stories our department should work on while the wide world of sports is shut down due to the coronavirus.
HARRISBURG - Amid concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) on Monday announced several changes to the 2020 trout season intended to protect the safety of the public and staff, while preserving the opportunity to enjoy the fun and recreationa…
Former Cranberry High School basketball standout Malliah Schreck, a freshman at Penn State DuBois, recently earned a spot on the 2020 USCAA National All-American Team for her performance throughout this season.
Twelve-year-old Ethan Conway of Franklin took first place in his division this past weekend in the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) Winter Nationals tournament at Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Conway shot a winning score of 421.
Titusville's Guy Anthony and Grove City's Becca Santom each were named the player of the year while Lakeview's Austa Reed and Maplewood's Jordan Roser earned co-player of the year honors as District 10 released its region all-star teams this past weekend.