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Higher St. Clair Claims Part Title Outright with Win Over Baldwin



UPPER ST. CLAIR — Thirty-two minutes separated Higher St. Clair from claiming one more part title, with this one having extra that means than the final two. With additional time wanted and a pesky Baldwin Highlanders group standing in its means, Higher St. Clair willed its means again after trailing for a majority of the competition to beat Baldwin, 66-64 in extra time to clinch the outright Class 6A Part 2 title.

Coming into the extra time interval, USC began with the ball and drained almost a minute and a half off the board. Lastly, Cody Marn was situated on their lonesome within the paint and broke the ice within the additional body for USC and with a number of free throws wanted, the Panthers had been on their option to victory.

With the sport bouncing back-and-forth, head coach Danny Holzer knew his group wanted extra time to reset with a purpose to monitor down the part title.

“We had been fairly assured that we may do effectively in extra time and if we acquired the lead, we felt good,” he mentioned.

The part title marks the Panthers third straight crown, nevertheless, this one has a further that means after sharing the final two with Mt. Lebanon.

“It means lots,” Marn mentioned. “With this win, [Mt. Lebanon] doesn’t share the title with us. It’s an enormous win and we get the part to ourselves.”

Holzer shared the identical sentiment together with his gamers with one other part race coming all the way down to the wire.

“These youngsters actually work arduous and combat,” he mentioned. “We knew we had a reasonably good group this yr, however part play was a battle the entire means via. We had so many shut video games and it means lots whenever you win three sections in a row on this part.”

To be able to attain that title, Baldwin (12-9, 5-5) posed a risk to the USC’s (14-8, 9-1) part hopes and it was evident all through the sport. Nate Wesling was a one-man wrecking crew within the first quarter as his hustle led to a number of turnovers and eight factors for the sophomore as he would end with 14 after it was all mentioned and executed.

Matt Schenk additionally grew to become an issue for USC as Baldwin frequently discovered him down low as he posted 10 factors within the first half on the way in which to 12 whole on the night because the Highlanders took an eight-point lead into halftime.

Popping out of the locker room, USC wanted a spark to shut the hole, however the Highlanders continued to execute with AJ Cherico and James Wesling factoring in and offering the vitality.

“We had been taking part in catch up the entire recreation,” Holzer mentioned.

Because the Panthers began to slim the deficit, junior Devin Corridor began to pour it on. Corridor needed to scoring contact within the third quarter as he had 13 of the 19 Panthers factors within the quarter. Corridor completed the sport with 22.

“He’s been large over the previous couple of weeks,” Holzer mentioned. “He’s a extremely gifted child, however most vital is a group participant and he’s second on the group in assists.”

Corridor’s group play took over within the fourth quarter because the Panthers took their first lead for the reason that first quarter as a driving corridor dropped it off to Marn who linked and was fouled on the play. After lacking the free throw, Marn was about to seize the rebound a put it again up for a four-point swing for the Panthers.

Marn acknowledged how vital Corridor and his teammates had been through the recreation to assist contribute to his eight factors.

“My teammates had been trying, they usually had been discovering me,” Marn mentioned. “I used to be getting some fast layups and all of them had been nice passes by my teammates.”

Whereas Marn was not a lot of an element to start with of the sport, 6-foot-4 ahead grew to become USC’s sparkplug down the stretch.

“We felt we wanted somewhat extra velocity, however some measurement on the rim,” Holzer mentioned. “He hasn’t performed a lot this yr, however I inform the youngsters on a regular basis that when your time involves be prepared. and this recreation referred to as for him, and he stepped up.”

USC noticed two others attain double figures as Nick Sukernek dropped 15 and Matthew Gaither completed with 14. James Wesling led the Highlanders with 24 factors.


2024 TE Eric Ingwerson Picks Up First Energy 5 Provide From Pitt On Go to



A current customer to Pitt picked up a suggestion from the Panthers.

Over the weekend, 2024 tight finish Eric Ingwerson traveled to Pittsburgh from Papillion, Nebraska and left along with his first Energy 5 provide. Papillion (6-foot-7, 240 kilos) holds different presents from Northern Iowa and Northern Illinois.

Courtesy Eric Ingwerson

“Coach Narduzzi provided me himself. My dad was there with me and it was a terrific feeling getting my first Energy 5 provide,” mentioned Ingwerson. “We had been actually excited and grateful for Coach Narduzzi for believing in me.

“It was my first time in Pittsburgh and I cherished the gorgeous metropolis. Everybody says it’s a soccer city, driving by the bridge we noticed the stadium on our left adopted by all the gorgeous buildings. Speaking with the coaches made me really feel like I used to be wished.”

Though Pitt was the primary to formally provide him a scholarship, Ingwerson says that he’s presently listening to rather a lot from Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Iowa State.

Pitt clearly made a good first impression on Ingwerson and down the highway when it’s time to make his resolution, I requested him the potential significance of Pitt being the primary main program to supply him?

“Being first is nice, however I’m a relationship individual and feeling wished and at house is an enormous factor for me,” mentioned Ingwerson.

Presently, Ingwerson has no timetable to decide.

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What’s Subsequent for Pitt Basketball



The school basketball season formally ended for the Pitt Panthers on Sunday, following their 84-73 loss to No. 3 Xavier.

Disappointment at all times follows a loss however while you take a look at the large image, the one strategy to consider this season is to name it successful.

The Panthers completed the season with a file of 24-12, which was their greatest mark since 2013-14. They had been capable of go 14-6 within the ACC and in addition choose up two NCAA Event wins.

Perhaps the largest accomplishment is that this group of gamers had been capable of re-ignite a fan base that had little or no curiosity in Pitt basketball for the previous seven seasons.

The important thing and possibly the larger activity for Jeff Capel is to see whether or not or not this profitable may be sustained, which is able to really present whether or not or not Pitt basketball is again.

Profitable in a selected season is one factor, however having the ability to maintain that success in consecutive seasons to point out this system is again is fully one other.

Pitt will little doubt be returning some strong items for the 2023-24 season, however they’ll even be dropping a bunch of necessary items to their success.

Not solely had been Nelly Cummings, Jamarius Burton, Nike Sibande and Greg Elliott productive gamers on the court docket, however they had been additionally the veteran leaders and the glue of the workforce. That’s essential and one thing that may little doubt have to be changed.

When it comes to on the court docket manufacturing, Pitt is dropping a ton:

Nelly Cummings: 1,500+ factors, 380+ assists and a member of three NCAA event groups.

Greg Elliott: 1,000+ factors, 380+ rebounds, 170+ 3 pointers.

Nike Sibande: 1,800+ factors, 670+ rebounds.

Jamarius Burton: 1,500+ factors, 470+ assists. 

There’s no strategy to sugarcoat it. Making an attempt to exchange these 4 gamers’ manufacturing shall be troublesome, however Pitt not solely has just a few proficient gamers returning however their Class of 2023 has a few gamers that would contribute instantly.

As issues stand at the moment, right here’s a take a look at the gamers which might be scheduled to return subsequent season for Pitt. Within the switch portal period, it’s at all times essential to say ‘gamers which might be scheduled to return’ since you by no means know what is going to occur between now and the beginning of follow within the fall.

Pitt’s 2023-24 Roster

Guillermo Diaz-Graham, F
Jorge Diaz-Graham, F
Blake Hinson, F
Federiko Federiko, C
Will Jeffress, F
Dior Johnson, G
Nate Santos, G
Jaland Lowe, G
Carlton Carrington, G
Marlon Barnes, F

2023-24 Wants

With the latest departure of John Hugley, Pitt presently has three scholarships obtainable for subsequent season. Wanting on the present roster and what positions the teaching employees may very well be seeking to recruit within the switch portal, I’d guess {that a} huge man that may rebound and defend shall be necessary. After that, Pitt needs to be seeking to refill the roster with a 3-point shooter or two.

Two different necessary low season developments shall be for the energy employees to work with the Diaz-Graham twins and Federiko so as to add weight and energy to their body. If that may be achieved and contemplating the expertise they already possess, you’re doubtlessly three dominant gamers. Arguably the largest low season mission is to arrange Dior Johnson each bodily and mentally to be prepared to steer this squad. Pitt success this season was predicated totally on the manufacturing and management of the 4 veterans: Cummings, Burton, Sibande and Elliott. Subsequent season, they’ll want the younger expertise to step up and that may begin with Johnson. The expertise is clearly there however will he have the ability to translate that to the court docket and extra importantly, can he be somebody that Capel and the remainder of the workforce depends on?

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“Good Sufficient” Now Streaming on Prime Video



Good Sufficient: A Trendy Musical, the award-winning movie, is now out there and streaming by way of Prime Video. Good Sufficient has obtained widespread reward and awards at movie festivals around the globe together with Director’s Selection and Pageant Favourite at Cinema Various in Palm Springs, California. Its trendy pop/R&B soundtrack additionally took house the Excellent Music Award in a Function Movie on the Micheaux Movie Pageant.

Good Sufficient: A Trendy Musical” tells the story of school star athlete Jamal (performed by Jay Cities) who’s struggling along with his identification and looking for his place within the worlds of these he loves most. He meets Trevor (performed by Trey Mendlik) who may both carry Jamal even nearer or set him additional away from rediscovering his objective. The movie highlights the significance of self-acceptance and love and encourages viewers to embrace their distinctive qualities and strengths. It’s a highly effective message that’s particularly related in at the moment’s world, and the movie’s lovely music solely provides to its influence.

The music featured on this movie written and produced by Mike Spears has been praised for its catchy, upbeat sound and skill to completely seize the characters’ feelings. Audiences will discover themselves buzzing its memorable tunes lengthy after the credit have rolled. The total soundtrack is now out there on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon Music, and plenty of different music streaming platforms. 

Good Sufficient: A Trendy Musical, A Mike Spears Movie, Spoltz Productions

Good Sufficient isn’t just a movie for the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, however for anybody who has ever struggled to search out their place in their very own world plus within the worlds of others. Writing the script and music was my remedy at a time frame once I didn’t really feel ok”, stated director and author Mike Spears.

Produced by Spoltz Productions, independently owned by the dynamic duo of Mike Spears and Adam Boltz, Good Sufficient: A Trendy Musical is an entertaining, distinctive masterpiece that would simply grow to be a cultural basic. Quickly after this launch, Spoltz Productions may also launch deleted scenes and bonus footage on YouTube.

Whether or not you’re a fan of musicals or just recognize nice storytelling, “Good Sufficient” is a movie that you simply received’t wish to miss. So, seize some popcorn, flip up the amount, and immerse your self on the earth of Jamal and Trevor. You received’t remorse it!

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