Championship Hockey in Pittsburgh

      No other man has done more for the game of hockey in this city than Mario Lemieux. His spectacular play on the ice helped propel the Penguins to two Stanley Cups in the early 1990’s. Upon retirement his leadership in heading a consortium of buyers saved the franchise from economic ruin, and … Read more…

Remembering Forbes Field, the precursor to our city’s new stadiums

By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News In the time shared between fathers and sons, big sisters and little sisters, uncles and nephews, there is a continuing rite of passage. That rite of passage is baseball. In October of 1960, I had my first encounter with the sport. I was six, walking home from … Read more…

Athletic role models for women once hard to find

By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News If you ask a group of area seniors who they thought was the greatest male athlete this city has ever seen, you will probably provoke an argument which could last for hours. Ask the same question, substituting female athlete for male athlete, and you will probably be … Read more…

Watching Roberto Clemente was always a consummate treat

By Henry Peter Gribbin For Pittsburgh Senior News My late father was a retired University of Pittsburgh campus policeman. For years, he worked the late shift and usually when he came home from work in the early morning, I was still asleep. He would often catch some breaking news story, and if he felt it … Read more…

1938: Year of the Carnegie Tech Tartans

The year 1938 was the year of the Carnegie Tech Tartans. A fine season, which showed only one loss, culminated with the team being invited to play in the Sugar Bowl. Now, when many people read about Carnegie Tech football (Carnegie Tech became Carnegie Mellon in 1967), some people will think of undersized kids playing … Read more…