HILLS High School
2017 FOOTBALL MEDIA INFORMATION
Ronald Coursey - Phone: 412- 244-1100 Ex 5141 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Office 412-244-1100 Fax 412-242-2344
Athletic Office Phone 412-256-3396 Athletic Office Fax #412-244-1141
School Phone 412-244-1100 ext. 5141
Official Athletic Department Home page -- Football Boosters Association
Woodland Hills Football Network
Game News and Videos
Produced by Lee Schaeffer III - Team Videographer
Cable Times & Channels
MSA Sports Network -- Listen to the games live on the Internet.
Pre-game Show with Adam Gusky begins about 1/2 hour before the kickoff.
Highlights and Games are also on YouTube
Press Box Facilities
2017 VARSITY FOOTBALL
UPPER ST. CLAIR*
* DENOTES SECTION II GAMES
ALL HOME GAMES ARE PLAYED AT THE WOLVARENA
LYNN AVE, TURTLE CREEK, PA 15145
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Football Games On Community Access Television.
(When everything works!)
Friday Game Day Coverage
Verizon FiOS Channel 37
in WHSD, Penn Hills & Monroeville
Home games replay after the game
Comcast Cable Channel 13 *Comcast Monroeville System
Churchill - Braddock Hills - East Pittsburgh - Turtle Creek - Wilkins
Comcast Cable 98 **Comcast East Hills System
Braddock - North Braddock - Chalfont - Edgewood - Forest Hills - Rankin - Swissvale
Away games: Late night Friday replays:
(When we get back from the games.)
Home & Away Replays:
Channel 13 on Comcast Monroeville System
Saturdays Noon-3pm & 7pm-2am
Channel 98 on Comcast East Hills System
The games should be available world-wide on streaming video.
(If everything works)
Away games will be available if there is Internet access in their press box.
Links to the streaming site will be posted at:
Woodland Hills Football Network
Turtle Creek, PA
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There is no track - The synthetic playing surface runs to the bottom of the stands.
First row of seats are 6' above the field.
Concession Stand and Parking are at right side.
Parking for only 95 cars + 5 handicapped - come early for a spot!
The stadium's name was derived by our first TV announcers from the school's nickname, the Wolverines.
Fans start arriving approximately 2 hours before the 7 p.m. kickoff on Fridays.
Most fans enter the stadium at ground level, then climb 80 steps to the top.
Home of Woodland Hills High School (Pittsburgh), the Wolvarena also known as The Turtle Creek Stadium. It was built in 1942 and seats 12,500. In recent years it has received an $8 million facelift, which included artificial turf, a paved parking lot, new bleachers, vesting locker rooms and restrooms.
Due to a rabid fan base, the stadium was voted "most intimidating stadium in Pennsylvania," in large part because the seats are less than 10 yards from the sidelines.
Among famous alumni who have played at the stadium is Leon Hart, who won the 1949 Heisman Trophy at the University of Notre Dame. He played for Turtle Creek, which now is part of the Woodland Hills consolidation.
Available at the concession stand are such items as stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and sauerkraut
High Side Bleachers
WHHS Fans and Band
250' Wide - Top row 50' above field level
40 rows of seats - 90 steps to top 12.5" Rise / 23" Run
Concrete on hillside
Two story press box for WHHS home team spotters.
60' Light polls beside bleachers - 50 yard line is dark.
Concession Stand at top of stands.
Gate from the road at the top of stands with 70 steps to top of the stands.
View of score board end from top of high side stands.
Snack Bar and Restrooms
Visiting Team's Locker Rooms at left
Low Side Bleachers
Home team locker rooms and offices under low stands
Visitor Seating on low stands
200' Wide / 50' Deep
Top row 25' above field level
20 rows of seats 12.5" Rise / 23" Run
Light pools behind stands.
Two story wood press box
Location of PA announcer.
PA system: 4 University Speakers located beside the scoreboard.
PA system has a wireless microphone for the officials.
Two level Press Box
Home and Visitor Radio and TV Announcers
Visiting Spotters have their own room.
Back row of seating for print media
Wireless/Wired Internet Access available for the media.
Home and visitors TV production
TV Production Window Allocations:
WHHS Coach's Camera
WHHS Replay camera
Visiting Teams Coach's Camera
Visiting TV Production Camera
Left and Right locations on roof for larger cameras
Our field is so close to the field that the cameras must pan almost 180 deg. Most tripods will not straddle the window ledge so we have installed posts with professional fluid pan heads for the two visitor cameras.
We have installed audio and video lines from the visitor's camera locations to the lower box for the visiting announcers. Visiting schools are welcome to "borrow" our video or audio feed.
Professional production companies can park their truck and generator behind the low stands and run their cables up to the press box. Field cables should be run around the left side of the stands.
A 220V power tap can be arranged for by contacting the Buildings and Grounds Department - 412-731-1300 ext. 0191
Space is reserved to park satellite uplink trucks on the right side of the stands.
We assume there will be a videographer from the visiting team. All others should call 412-256-3396 in advance to let us know you are coming. Also, ask the Athletic Department to reserve a parking place for you.
The stadium sits in a narrow valley which tends to flood periodically.
There is a road behind the high side bleachers with a gate and 75 steps down to the top of the high stands.
The prevailing winds are normally from the left to right in the direction of the scoreboard.
The new field has been offset to the right of the press box by 5 yards.
#8 ESPN's Top Stadiums
Ceramic Plaque made by WHHS art students inside the Great Hall at Heinz Field
1966 Churchill HS: I began recording games on 16mm film using a KODAK Cine 100 16mm camera and an Angenieux zoom lens.
1968: TV recording began using B&W camera and a second hand Panasonic NV-8000 tape recorder.
1978: Wired stadium to TV studio control room
1986: WHHS was created and was the first team in WPIAL to replace film with VHS video tape using a Panasonic WV-3180 Color Camera (above).
Voted best game DVDs in the league by the WPIAL Officials
2012: We began recording games in High Definition with Canon XA-10 camera.
See: http://www.schaeffersite.com/radiotv/tvt.html for complete history