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COVID Throws a Wrench in the Penguins’ Game Plan

By Joseph Burkhard, Delta Daley, Brandon Kurzawski, and Kevin Turcovsky COVID was not part of the game-plan for the Penguins, but many fans said they remain optimistic about the team’s chances. “I think they’re all young and healthy enough to handle it, and they’ll come out of it strong in the end,” says Rich, who is from Uniontown. After months... Read More

College’s award scholarships for esports

By Nathan Cardillo Point Park Valorant Team playing against Akron University, Summer 2021 Christopher Gaul lives out a dream that most people could only imagine a reality. As the head coach for the Point Park University Esports program for the past year and a half, he gets to play video games for a paycheck. He also has given the opportunity... Read More

Daimere Stephens-Stewart kicks off his freshman track season

by Zoey Angelucci Daimere Stephens-Stewart, a freshman track and field member, started competing in the sport much later than most of his fellow athletes. The Point Park student originally played football in high school but switched to track after a bad experience. And he hasn’t looked back since. The 18-year-old Pittsburgh native has competed in the 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash,... Read More

College Sports Cut Short Due to COVID-19

by Elena Troia How Point Park University senior athletes are coping with impact of a global pandemic When Point Park sports seasons got canceled last spring, junior soccer player Jonathan Hanks didn’t realize that it may be a long time until he returns to the field. Senior women’s soccer team member Makahla Wiler feels as if this is her worst... Read More

Point Park athlete enjoys college experience both on and off the court

By Trish Miralles Point Park’s women’s basketball started last season using a more assertive approach to recruiting beyond state lines, placing a record total of six players from Ohio on the roster. These efforts were shown to have paid off, as the team successfully ended this past season with numerous regional awards. One standout player is Ohio native and freshman... Read More

Horse racing in Western PA draws both criticism and support

By: Zoe Esperseth As Dawnelle Mock walks through the paddocks where the standardbred racehorses are kept before they are set to compete, she lovingly reflects on the amount of care received by the horses. “They eat breakfast before we do, they get lunch before we do. These guys get a lot of care and attention.” Dawnelle Mock serves as both... Read More

Women in Sports: Dreams of Inclusion Are Coming True 

By Sarah Bagay  Stephanie Harrison wanted to enhance women’s involvement in sports, especially soccer, when she founded Steel City Football Club, a women’s professional team.    Christine Serkoch and Angela Tegnelia have become key players in the media and communications field for the Pirates and Steelers, respectively, and not only enjoy participating in key future decisions of the teams, but hope to pave... Read More

Night of Fights at Carnegie Music Hall goes to Round 2

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service:  Pro Boxing returns to the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead on Nov. 4. Integrity Fighter Management and the Conn-Greb Boxing Gym present the event following the first successful pro boxing night held at the venue back in March. Mike McSorley, a promoter, and trainer at Conn-Greb said they choose to return to the... Read More

Marrow’s run to tomorrow

By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service: At track meets across the country, anxious athletes can be seen walking around the infield, focusing on their upcoming event. These athletes pace around each other, mingling in the crowd of warmup suits and backpacks. In Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Desmond Marrow was just another face in that crowd. Marrow said his running career had... Read More