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Steelers begin season with new roster look

After 18 seasons, Ben Roethlisberger finally hung up his cleats and retired from the NFL, which means that the Steelers would have to find a new face to lead the team as quarterback. After an intense preseason battle, former Chicago Bears starter Mitchell Tribusky edged out rookie Kenny Pickett for the starting job. With this quarterback change, the Steelers headed to Cincinnati to face the Bengals for week one of the season on Sept. 11. The Steelers won by a field goal in overtime, 23-20.


Penguins secure veteran contracts throughout summer

To begin the summer, the Penguins were faced with a dilemma. They could either keep their aging, reliable core and re-sign forward Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang or start a new era of Pittsburgh hockey. The team chose the first option and signed Letang to a six-year deal and Malkin to a four-year deal. The Penguins hope this Stanley Cup winning team can win another championship before the core retires.


Pirates fall in standings

After a promising start to the season, the Pirates have officially fallen to last place in the National League Central division. This comes after the team consistently held on to third place throughout the beginning of summer. The team even lost seven games in a row at one point in late August. The Pirates hope that this is just the outcome of a young team struggling to find themselves as the season concludes.


Pittsburgh Panthers win in return to Backyard Brawl game

On Sept. 1, the Pittsburgh Panthers looked to start their ACC title defense off strong against West Virginia University. After an 11-year pause due to conference realignments, there would finally be another Backyard Brawl game between these bitter rivals. The Panthers would have to go into the game with their first new starting quarterback in years after Kenny Pickett graduated. Kedon Slovis, a USC transfer, now led the team. After an intense back-and-forth game, a pick six and a defensive stop sealed the 37-31 win for the Panthers.


Mohawk football season suspended

Starting on Aug. 19, the Mohawk High School football Warriors season was put on hold due to a hazing incident. The season would remain on hold until a full investigation on the incident could be made. The team had to cancel a few games, including one against Quaker Valley on Aug. 5, but were back in action on Sept 9. against Laurel. Freedom is set to face the Warriors on Oct. 14.