Class of 2023
The inductees were recognized on Friday, October 6, 2023, prior to the Pine-Richland home football game. The banquet celebration was held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Pine-Richland High School.
Michael Buterbaugh—Football and Basketball, Class of 1971
Michael Buterbaugh was a two-sport athlete at Richland High School, playing football and basketball as well as also playing for community baseball teams. At quarterback, Mr. Buterbaugh was the starter for both the 1969 and 1970 Hall of Fame teams and captain of the 1970 team. He never lost a game––both teams won back-to-back WPIAL Class A championships with a 20-0 record. Mr. Buterbaugh was named to the All-WPIAL Team in 1970, WKPA Player of the Week in 1969 and 1970, Sharpsburg Herald All-Star Offensive Team in 1969 and 1970, Pittsburgh Press Outstanding Player Class A in 1970 and All-Allegheny Conference in 1970. As a basketball player, Mr. Buterbaugh was captain his senior year, graduating as the leading career scorer at Richland High School with 614 points as well as having the most career field goals with 255. Upon graduation, Mr. Buterbaugh attended Susquehanna University where he was a three-year starting quarterback. He graduated with Susquehanna’s single season passing record of 999 yards and 1,906 career total passing yards.
Bill Colpo—Football, Wrestling and Track & Field, Class of 1969
Bill Colpo graduated from Richland High School in 1969 as a three-sport athlete, having wrestled for four years, played football for three years, and competed in track and field for three years. As a freshman, Mr. Colpo won the WPIAL Section 7 Championship in the 133 lb. weight class. That same year, he also won Area 3 and the AMA-AAU Junior Olympics Championship in the 135 lb. weight class. As a senior, he was co-captain of the wrestling team (12-2) and was undefeated (14-0) in regular season matches. That year, he won the Section 7 Championship in the 138 lb. weight class for the second time. He also won the WPIAL Northern Regional Qualifier event. As a senior football player, Mr. Colpo was the leading rusher for the first seven games while only playing two and a half games due to a season-ending knee injury. After graduation, Mr. Colpo entered the medical imaging field at Shadyside Hospital and retired after a 50-year career as an imaging specialist in radiography, CT and ultrasound. Mr. Colpo joins his brother Clint in the Pine-Richland Athletic Hall of Fame.
Matthew Crummy—Soccer, Hockey and Track & Field, Class of 1999
Matthew Crummy was a three-sport athlete at Pine-Richland, participating in soccer, ice hockey and track and field, earning 11 varsity letters and the title of North Hills News Record Boys’ Athlete of the Year in 1999 and North Hills News Record Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year in 1998. In soccer, Mr. Crummy scored 83 career goals and 40 career assists, graduating with all-time PRHS career goals and points records. A team captain, Mr. Crummy was a four-time section all star, two-time section MVP, two-time team MVP and two-time WPIAL all star, and led the team to two PIAA tournament appearances. In hockey, Mr. Crummy helped lead the varsity team to a PIHL AA Championship in 1999 and enjoyed an undefeated JV season in 1996. He was named a WPIHL and TAHA all star, as well as team captain and MVP. He was also a two-time Penguins Cup finalist, earning 71 career goals, 74 career assists and 145 career points on the varsity team.Mr. Crummy earned 555 career points in track and field, the third highest of all-time at Pine-Richland at the time of his graduation. He was a two-time team MVP and six-time WPIAL finalist. Mr. Crummy graduated as the holder of the 110 high hurdle school record and was undefeated in dual meets between his sophomore and senior seasons. Following his time at Pine-Richland, Mr. Crummy played soccer at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a four-time letter winner and team captain, scoring 24 career goals. He was named a University Athletic Association (UAA) conference all star and later named to the conference’s 25th anniversary CMU all-star team. Mr. Crummy was a three-time UAA conference champion and a three-time NCAA tournament qualifier. Mr. Crummy is a six-time marathon finisher and avid triathlete, completing one full Ironman and 12 half Ironman distance races. He is a Half Ironman World Championship qualifier and finisher and a 2014 USA Triathlon All American.
Kevin McCabe—Football, Basketball and Baseball, Class of 2003
Kevin McCabe was a three-sport athlete at Pine-Richland, lettering In football, basketball and baseball. Football is where he excelled, and in his senior year, led his team to a then-school-record 12 wins and to the WPIAL title game. At the conclusion of his senior season, Mr. McCabe was selected to the AP First Team All-State and was named a Super Prep All-American. He was a two-time member of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 and graduated as Pine-Richland’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, yards and completions.
Upon graduation, Mr. McCabe attended The University of Virginia where he was a two-year letterman. He finished his collegiate career at California University of Pennsylvania where he led the Vulcans to a final four berth and was a finalist for the Division II Harlon Hill Trophy. Mr. McCabe played in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers and in the Arena Football League with the Cleveland Gladiators and Pittsburgh Power. Today, Mr. McCabe spends time coaching and color commentating for Friday Night Rivals WPIAL football broadcasts.
Kristen Murslack—Swimming and Soccer, Class of 2013
Kristen Murslack was a Pine-Richland High School swimming standout, earning a PIAA championship in 2011 in the 100 meter breaststroke, along with five WPIAL championships in the 200 meter individual medley and three WPIAL championships in the 100 meter breaststroke. Following her Pine-Richland career, Ms. Murslack swam for Auburn University, participating in the SEC Championships in her senior year. After college, she spent a year coaching the Rams swim team, two seasons coaching at the University of Pittsburgh, and now is in her third year coaching the Florida Gators.
1960 Football Team
The 1960 Richland football team was the first athletic team in school history to challenge for a WPIAL playoff berth. Only the fourth football team in Rams history, they went 8-1 under coach Dick Dilts and assistant coaches Aylmer Girdwood and Ron Jenkins.
Team members included (as pictured, left): front row: Ron McAfee, Scott Auvil, Dick Shields, Dave Boggs, Delmar Schmidt, Wes Dickey, Bill Leistner, Lou Strazisar, Bill Hanlon, John Newcomer; second row: Charles Enders, Gregg Schurko, Kirt Augustine, John Schultz, Gerry Wightman, Dave Peters, Dick McKinney, Joe Kneidinger, Tom Pagano, Dave Hackett; third row: Doug Gabosch, Don Wicks, Rod Smathers, Mike Repko, Ken Schmid, Denis Dickey, Joe Smithco, Bob Riley, Dave Tritsch, Don Theiss, Dave Stone, Tom Bolivar, Dick Fullerton, Bob McMillen, Ron Barchfield; not pictured: Jim Chapman, John Johnson, Jay Kammerer, Pat Nuidi, Dave Park, John Schulte.