Dale Lolley

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Dale Lolley has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1993 after previously working at WJAC-TV and the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and The Derrick in Oil City. A native of Fryburg, Pa., he is a graduate of North Clarion High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he earned a degree in journalism. He has covered the Pittsburgh Steelers since joining the Observer-Reporter in 1993, and also serves as the outdoors editor. He also is a radio host for Pittsburgh’s ESPN 970-AM, and serves as administrative adviser for the Red & Black, Washington & Jefferson College’s student newspaper.
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Oct 2017

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Ageless Harrison puts win in sack

Harrison, 39, beats Father Time, Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Just as he had done in last year’s AFC Divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, when the Steelers needed a play, they called on James Harrison.

Last January, it was Harrison drawing a holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher that negated a game-tying two-point conversion.

This time, it was a sack on Kansas City’s penultimate offensive play to turn a third-and-10 into a fourth-and-18 with the Steelers clinging to a precarious 19-13 lead.

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Oct 2017

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An angry Ben will play well enough to cover

Anyone who was in the locker room listening to Ben Roethlisberger’s statements following the Steelers’ 30-9 loss last week to Jacksonville knew he was more defiant than resigned when he said, “maybe he just didn’t have it anymore.”

To some, it appeared Roethlisberger was indicating that perhaps he was done.

If you have spent any time around him, you know he is prone to flippant statements like that, especially after a loss. And you don’t read too much into them.

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Oct 2017

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Steelers can’t turn back the clock on Big Ben

PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger is a proud, competitive person.

He’s one of those people who hates losing more than he loves winning, exactly the type of player you want as your quarterback.

That’s why there is little doubt that he will bounce back from a five-interception debacle – two of which were returned for touchdowns – Sunday at Heinz Field.

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Oct 2017

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Steelers were all about football

Players make one statement: It’s all about football

BALTIMORE – The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t trying to make any kind of statement prior to last week’s loss at Chicago, when they weren’t on the field for the playing of the national anthem. For some people, that became a statement unto itself.

The Steelers fully intended to make a statement Sunday. And there was no ambiguity.

As center Maurkice Pouncey said they would, the Steelers stood at attention for the anthem prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

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