Sports briefs — Aug. 28

Published Aug 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm (Updated Aug 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm)

Curlers needed

Registration for the Pittburgh Curling Club is being accepted. The group has openings for 80 people. The club curls Saturdays beginning Sept. 28. Visit to sign up.

For questions email:

Skating lessons

Mt. Lebanon’s learn-to-skate group lessons for the fall begin Sept. 9. Fees are $110 for 40-minute classes or $100 for the 30-minute sessions. USFS membership is included.

Registration is held at the ice rink or by calling 412-561-4363.

Visit for more details.

Hoop program

The Players Edge fall program begins Sept. 8 at La Roche College. Boys and girls, grades 3-8, meet at 9 a.m. while those in grades 9-12 meet at 11 a.m. Visit for fees, application, registration and more details.

Trail ride

Tour the Montour will be held Sept. 21. The bicycle ride begins at the trail’s mile zero marker, located at Route 51 and Montour Road, just off I-79 and the Coraopolis/Neville Island Bridge.

Rides vary in length from a 6-mile family fun ride through a metric century (62 miles) and start between 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.

Fees range between $25 and $45 for adults and families pre-registering before Sept. 6. Fees increase to $30 and $50 after this date.

Visit or call 412-257-3011.

USC swimming

Learn-to-swim group lessons, from beginners through pre-competitive, will be offered by the Upper St. Clair Swim Club at the high school pool.

Registration is being accepted. Visit to sign up. Classes are offered at 1:15 or 1:50 p.m. Saturdays starting Sept. 7. Fee for the four-week, 30-minute session is $70. Questions should be emailed to

Pacer Track Club

Registration for the Pacer Track Club’s cross country season will be held Sept. 3 prior to the team’s first practice at the Gilfillan Trail, located off Route 19 between South Hills Village Mall and Upper St. Clair High School.

Fee is $35 plus USATF membership dues of $20.

Practices are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Ages 8-13 are eligible. No experience required.

Races are 3,000 meters or less than two miles. Meets are held Saturday and Sunday mornings. For details, call 412-531-3406 or 412-851-1856.

Sports books

Two Upper St. Clair residents have recently authored sports books.

Scott McMurtry released an eBook titled “#LetsGoBucs,” which chronicles the 2012 Pirates season with the help of social media and other modern innovations.

The Penn State graduate tells the saga of a tumultuous season while providing a look into the experience of the modern fan. Email: to purchase a copy.

Jim O’Brien has published “Chuck Noll—A Winning Way.” The 640-page tome includes 460 photos and highlights the Steelers’ Hall of Fame football coach. The book costs $29.95 and can be purchased by contacting

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