Bethel Park boys basketball coach Ben O’Connor steps down

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Mike White Ben O’Connor still plans to coach. “But it will just be on Little League fields, elementary school gyms and flag football,” O’Connor said with a laugh. O’Connor resigned Thursday as boys basketball coach at Bethel Park High School. He spent six seasons at ... More

After mopping up McKeesport, Bethel Park prepares for North Allegheny

From The Almanac By Eleanor Bailey Jake Dixon relishes his role as the Brawny man for the Bethel Park boys’ basketball team. “We have great shooters, but sometimes they miss. That’s what I’m here for. To get those rebounds.” Dixon cleaned the glass 16 times and fired in a career-high 26 points as his ... More

Bethel Park boys get past McKeesport in Class AAAA

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Mike White Ben O’Connor was brought to emotions a few times. Shortly before the game, as his Bethel Park team was about to head onto the court, the coach surprisingly ran into his father, Tom, who had been in the hospital for eight days with a heart problem and other ailments. The ... More

South Xtra: Bethel Park girls seek outright section basketball title

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Nicholas Tolomeo Bethel Park's 2013-14 season had a fast start but a slow finish. This season saw a slow start but the Black Hawks are playing their best basketball right now and have the experience and talent to put together a fast finish. After a 3-3 start to the season, Bethel ... More

High-scoring siblings: Bethel Park pair produce despite different personalities

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Megan Ryan The Mascaro siblings, while similar in their competitive nature, have pretty opposite personalities. Justina Mascaro, a sophomore forward on the Bethel Park girls team, is quiet, calm and relaxed. Joe Mascaro, a senior point guard on the Bethel Park boys team, is edgy -- ... More

Boys Basketball: No. 1 North Allegheny edges Bethel Park

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Cole Constantino is one of the WPIAL's top scorers, pouring in 538 points this season. None have been bigger than the final two he scored Monday night. Constantino's basket with 1.7 seconds left gave North Allegheny a 65-63 win against Bethel Park in a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal at ... More