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Sports

The Calvary Chapel Christian School Lady Lions volleyball team won the regular season and tournament championships of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Athletic Alliance (SWPAA) Conference for the 2020 volleyball season.

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Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League recently held a ‘Closing Day’ Three Person Scramble.

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By Matthew Peaslee

Five runners on the Ringgold High School Girls Cross Country team placed in the top 20 at the Washington Country Cross Country Meet on Oct. 20, held at Mingo Park. Read more...

DVD

Among the many items that the Donora Historical Society has in its collection are over 115 basketball and football games of Mon Valley area high school teams from 1955 to 1979. They are original 16mm films that are in the process of being converted to DVD.


Donora Sports DVD

We launched a project in 2015 to start to transfer the films to DVD to not only get them in a usable format to be added to our artifact collection and our presentation offerings, but to get these games in the hands of the players that played in them some 35 to 65 years ago. Some games feature extensive footage of parent’s nights, football coaches, cheerleaders and bands. Most games cost $25/game plus S&H.

For games that have yet to be converted, there is a cost to transfer to DVD that includes a copy charge. This charge can range from $40 to $70 depending on the game's length. If you are interested in a particular game that hasn't been converted, please let us know by sending an email.

As you can see below in our inventory list, all of the Mon Valley teams are represented in most years.

Some of the legendary Donora players include Larry Crawford, Malcolm Lomax, Bernie Galiffa, Ken Griffey, Art Coleman and Ulice Payne.

Other notable players such as: Fred Cox (Monongahela); Gary Seykoski and John Radic (Ringgold); Larry Hughes and Ken Burkes (Rostraver); Gary Cramer and Gene Belczyk (Belle Vernon); Jeff Petrucci and George Carlock (Charleroi); Marvin Davis, Joe Zdravecky and Lance Wall (Monessen); Jim Brumfield (Elizabeth Forward) and Jack Ham from Johnstown’s for Bishop McCort to name just a few.

Some teams have multiple games per season. The high school teams from the Mon Valley that have at least one game in a given season include:

  • Donora: 63-64, 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69
  • Charleroi: 63-64, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 69-70, 70-71
  • Rostraver: 63-64, 64-65
  • Belle Vernon: 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 70-71
  • Monongahela: 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69
  • Monessen: 63-64, 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 68-69, 69-70, 70-71
  • Clairton: 63-64, 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 69-70, 70-71
  • Elizabeth Forward: 63-64, 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 69-70
  • Brownsville: 63-64, 65-66, 67-68, 69-70
  • Mon Valley Catholic: 65-66, 78, 79
  • Thomas Jefferson: 66-67, 67-68, 68-69, 69-70
  • Ringgold: 69-70, 70-71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77

Please consult our website www.donorahistoricalsociety.org and select the “Game Films” tab for a complete inventory. Please email us at donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message with any questions.

All proceeds benefit the Donora Historical Society in completing this project.

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If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com, call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and Like Us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

By Matthew Peaslee

Belle Vernon finished in second place in the inaugural Western Pennsylvania Summer Baseball League. More than 50 teams competed in this new league which was formed as a result of the cancelation of the high school baseball season in March.

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