The Foreword

Steelers’ 2020 Success Fueled by Unanticipated Player

Chase Claypool at the 2020 NFL Combine - Photo by The Abbotsford News
December 23, 2020

The 2020 season has been hands down the best season the Steelers have ever had, and that’s saying a lot for a team that has six Super Bowl titles to its name. If you are a casual NFL fan that doesn’t...

A Recap of the Penguins’ Puzzling Offseason

Goalkeeper Matt Murray, who was a key contributor to the Penguins’ 2016-17 Stanley Cup wins, was traded to the Ottawa Senators.
November 13, 2020

The beginning of free agency is always a great day for sports fans of any league. You get to overreact to the changes by saying goodbye to a player you liked, but at the same time have optimism about the...

The Obama Girls’ Soccer Struggle

The Obama Academy of International Studies in East Liberty.
October 30, 2020

“This season has been nothing short of an uphill battle.” So begins the video Lauren Close, a senior captain on the Obama Academy girls’ high school soccer team, posted to her Instagram on October...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger’s Elbow Looks Good, But Something Don’t Look Right


Ben Roethlisberger starts in his first game since Week 2 in 2019.
- Photo by Essentially Sports
October 19, 2020

Before entering the 2020 NFL season, Steelers fans were divided on how well Big Ben would perform this year. Roethlisberger, age 38,  suffered a season-ending injury in week 2 last year against Seattle...

Allderdice Alumni Sports Rewind

Allderdice boys basketball team wins the 2019 City championship with seniors Blake Blaufeld and Bobby Clifford leading the way.
October 12, 2020

Taylor Allderdice High school is a school not only with high academic quality but also hosts some of the best city league sports teams. Throughout the ever changing graduating classes, traditions come...

PPS Won’t Pay Spring Sports Coaches Any Money for a Season That Had Already Started

Both Allderdice track teams won the City League championships last year. // Will McBride
June 12, 2020

In response to the economic and educational chaos caused by Covid-19, the Pennsylvania state legislature passed Senate Bill 751 which says, "No employee of any school district who was employed as of March...

Simone Biles Continues To Be The Best At The Gymnastics World Championship

Biles shows off her five new gold medals.
October 28, 2019

During the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, American Simone Biles, 22, officially became the most decorated female gymnast in history. A revolutionary athlete, Biles is a force to be reckoned...

Why Mike Trout is one of the best players in the MLB

Why Mike Trout is one of the best players in the MLB
September 28, 2019

Mike Trout has gone down for the rest of the year for surgery, and he will miss the last few weeks of another subpar campaign for his team. The craziest part, though, is that he will miss the last 3 weeks...

Girls Start Fall Season of Soccer

Girls Soccer Team practices at Schenley Oval.
Allderdice Girls soccer is working hard in a "rebuilding year."
September 28, 2019

With school back in session, fall sports are in full swing and many of them have already had pre-seasons to prepare for the first matches of the season. The girls soccer team is no exception. They’ve...

Carli Lloyd and Molly Virtue: Women in Football

Lloyd taking the kick that started it all.
At both the NFL and on the Allderdice Football Team, women have entered the historically male-dominated dominated sport.
September 27, 2019

At the end of August, Olympian and two-time World Cup champion Carli Lloyd visited a Philadelphia Eagles practice. The New Jersey based athlete was in town for an upcoming United States Women’s National...

What does the future hold for the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers?

What does the future hold for the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers?
September 25, 2019

Mason Rudolph is the Steelers new starting quarterback. He is a 24-year-old QB from Rock Hill, North Carolina taking the field as a starter for the Steelers for the rest of the season. Rudolph was drafted...

Girls Tennis Team Aims For Playoff Spot

The Allderdice Tennis team hard at work during practice.
September 25, 2019

The Allderdice Girls Tennis team is fighting for their first playoff spot since joining WPIAL. It has been a long road for the Dragons this season with many exciting moments, and everyone is excited for...

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