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CLASSIC MVP—D.J. Boyce of Gateway receives the Most Valuable Player Award from Coach Bruce Schifino.


Champion Enterprises joined forces with Chuck Saunders Charities, Highmark, Penn Avenue McDonald’s, Judge Dwayne Woodruff, Sheriff William P. Mullen, William F. Goodrich, Esquire and John P. Goodrich, Esquire and the Penn Hills Democratic Committee to present the 38th Annual Pittsburgh City League versus WPIAL Boys and Girls High School All-Star Basketball Classic, the longest running high school all-star game in Western Pa.

The event, showcasing the area’s best basketball talent, was held at the new and magnificent Penn Hills High School and also featured the top middle school boys and girls in the early day tournament.

The games were attended by more than 1,000 people  including coaches from 27 Pennsylvania colleges. To date, seven participating students have received scholarship offers.

The day also featured the Penn Hills ROTC, the national anthem sung by Sheryl Sesay, a recent contestant on “The Voice,” trophies, t-shirts, uniforms, certificates to all participants and a breathtaking martial arts demonstration by former world champion kick boxer, Jacquet Bazemore. The All Star Basketball Classic featured top seniors from the City League and the WPIAL. The college bound seniors not only played a championship game but also competed in a three point and slam dunk competition.


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