2-minute Drill: PA State Legislator Wants to Separate Public/Private Schools while Loosening Transfer Rules/PIAA Opposes Change

| June 12, 2019

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  • Public and private high schools will compete for separate state championships, and strict transfer rules will vanish under the “Parity in Interscholastic Athletics Act” introduced Tuesday by a Western Pennsylvania state representative.
  • PIAA opposes what it calls “Equity Committee End Around.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has found trading winger Phil Kessel to be a difficult proposition.
  • The last team off the field four years ago in Canada, when it hung around amid the confetti to celebrate its third world championship, the United States was the last contender to take the field in the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
  • Quinn Priester had seen pictures of PNC Park and even saved one as the background on his phone after the Pittsburgh Pirates selected the pitcher in the first round of the MLB Draft.

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