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Kids on the Pitch Podcast: High School soccer is back! Pine-Richland’s Jordan Wiegand and South Park’s TJ O’Brien on opening weekend tournaments

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The Kids on the Pitch Podcast, presented by Glory on the Grass Tournaments, returns for a special opening weekend of the High School soccer season edition, as PSN’s John Krysinsky and Matt Popchock are joined by Pine-Richland Boys Head Coach Jordan Wiegand and South Park Girls Head Coach T.J. O’Brien.


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Both programs (Pine-Richland boys and South Park girls) are hosting season kickoff tournaments on the boys and girls sides respectively.

Below are the schedules for both opening weekend tournaments.

Friday August 25th, 2023
PR Stadium
6pm JV – Pine-Richland vs Wheeling Park
8pm V – Pine-Richland vs Wheeling Park
Ram Cage
6pm JV – Winchester Thurston vs North Catholic
8pm V – Winchester Thurston vs North Catholic

Saturday August 26th, 2023
PR Stadium
9am MS (PR 7th vs PR 8th Grade)
11am JV – North Allegheny vs Ambridge
12:45pm V – North Allegheny vs Ambridge
2:30pm JV – Moon vs Kiski School
4:15pm V – Moon vs Kiski School
6pm JV – Pine-Richland vs North Catholic
7:45pm V – Pine-Richland vs North CatholicRam Cage
11am JV – South Park vs Penn Trafford
12:45pm V – South Park vs Penn Trafford
2:30pm JV – Wheeling Park vs Franklin Regional
4:15pm V – Wheeling Park vs Franklin Regional
6pm JV – Winchester Thurston vs Shaler
7:45pm V – Winchester Thurston vs ShalerSunday August 27th, 2023
PR Stadium
12:45pm JV – South Park vs Shaler
2:30pm V – South Park vs Shaler
4:15pm JV  – North Allegheny vs Kiski School
6pm V – North Allegheny vs Kiski SchoolRam Cage
12:45pm JV – Penn Trafford vs Moon
2:30pm V – Penn Trafford vs Moon
4:15pm JV – Ambridge vs Franklin Regional
6pm V – Ambridge vs Franklin Regional

Saturday, August 26

2 p.m.  Upper St. Clair vs Fort LeBoeuf

4 p.m.  Erie McDowell vs Burrell

6 p.m.   Mt. Lebanon vs Chartiers Valley

8 p.m.   South Park vs Mercyhurst




John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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