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A sad passing

In Bishop McCort, Football on August 22, 2009 at 12:05 am

The Seidel family has the deepest sympathies from all of us at QZ93 Sports on the passing of former Bishop McCort star and assistant coach Dave Seidel. He was 45 and had battled cancer for seven years.

Community loses ‘true competitor’ (The Tribune-Democrat)


TV presents North Star, Somerset

In District 5, District 6, Football, LHAC, North Star, Somerset, WestPAC on August 20, 2009 at 11:37 am

The two-time defending District 5 champion North Star Cougars were the subject of Wednesday’s “Two-A-Days” on WJAC-TV. The Cougars were paired with a report on the Somerset Golden Eagles.

This is the third straight day WestPAC teams have been featured on the program.

“Two-A-Days: North Star” (WJAC-TV)
“Two-A-Days: Somerset” (WJAC-TV)

TV takes time at Township

In Conemaugh Township, District 5, Football, Forest Hills, WestPAC on August 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm

WJAC-TV turned its cameras to Conemaugh Township on Tuesday, profiling the Indians as part of its “Two-A-Days” series leading up to the football season.

Check out the video by following the link! The other team profiled on Tuesday was the Laurel Highlands’ Forest Hills Rangers.

Unlike Portage, it doesn’t appear that WJAC-TV has any extra “raw” video with Conemaugh Township players and coaches.

“Two-A-Days: Conemaugh Township” (WJAC-TV)

TV catches up with Portage

In Central Cambria, District 6, Football, Portage, WestPAC on August 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

WJAC-TV started its look at area football teams with a visit to perennial WestPAC power Portage on Monday afternoon.

Here’s a look at the Mustangs, who will be heavy favorites to earn another trip to the District 6 championship  game this season.

“Two-A-Days: Portage Mustangs” (WJAC-TV)
For even more, check out this link, which is to WJAC-TV’s High School Sports tab and features raw interviews with RB Mike Sinosky, QB Taylor Swires and coach Gary Gouse. There’s also a bunch of similar stuff on Central Cambria.

New faces in many places this fall

In District 5, Football, Soccer, Volleyball on July 29, 2009 at 7:33 am

Christina Dunmyer of The Daily American takes a comprehensive look at coaches around the Somerset County sports scene in today’s editions.

In addition to the coaching changes first reported here, Jerry Kaizen taking over football at Rockwood and Gene Boley assuming control of football at Shade, the article notes several significant changes among some of the other sports. More…

Ferndale gets a man in place

In District 6, Ferndale, Football, WestPAC on July 14, 2009 at 12:39 am

WJAC-TV is reporting via a text entry on its web site that Tony Penna Jr. will take over as football coach and athletic director at Ferndale.

Penna becomes the fourth new head coach in the WestPAC this season, following Jim Fisher at Conemaugh Valley, Jerry Kaizen at Rockwood and Gene Boley at Shade.


Shade coach just one of several changes

In Conemaugh Valley, District 5, Football, Rockwood, Shade, WestPAC on July 9, 2009 at 8:28 am

The Tribune-Democrat and Somerset Daily American each had profiles this morning of new Shade head football coach Gene Boley.

For the avid reader of this site (and we know that’s all of you!), you can recall that we broke the news to you about this hire in late May. We were also the first to give you a feature on Conemaugh Valley’s new coach, and broke the news of Rockwood’s new boss.


Somerset native makes it pro

In Hockey on July 7, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Not too long ago, QZ93 Sports went by a different name: CDM Sports. The “M” in that name stood for Bob McElligott, who helped form the network alongside Jack Dickey and the late Nathan Codispoti.

Now it is a pleasure to see that Bob continues to advance in his career, moving up from Syracuse of the AHL to join the broadcast team for Columbus in the NHL. More…

Co-head coaches laid a solid foundation

In District 5, Football, Rockwood, Turkeyfoot Valley, WestPAC on June 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm

For five years, co-head coaches Jon Hale and Adam Rullo built a Rockwood football program.

In that time, the roster expanded from its original size of 16, the team made three playoff appearances and the groundwork has been laid for successful seasons to come. Now, the young coaches are moving on, leaving the reins to longtime assistant Jerry Kaizen.

But Rullo and Hale aren’t going far, and they certainly won’t be without a close eye on the program they developed. More…

Rockwood coach leading what he helped start

In District 5, Football, Rockwood, Turkeyfoot Valley, WestPAC on June 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm

The journey has come full circle for 43-year-old Jerry Kaizen.

One of the early supporters of bringing football back to Rockwood Area High School, Kaizen was named the team’s varsity head coach earlier this summer.

Kaizen takes over after the departure of co-head coaches Adam Rullo and Jon Hale, who led the team for the past five years. More…