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Local roundup: Sewickley Academy seniors receive WPIAL awards

| Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald
Quaker Valley's Roy Hadfield (front left) leads the pack in the 1,600-meter dash during a track meet against Sewickley Academy, Rochester and Aliquippa Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald
Sewickley Academy's Aja Thorpe participates in the 100-meter dash during a track meet against Quaker Valley, Rochester and Aliquippa Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald
Sewickley Academy's Justin Girasek participates in the long jump during a track meet against Quaker Valley, Rochester and Aliquippa Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald
Sewickley Academy's Alex Thropp participates in the long jump during a track meet against Quaker Valley, Rochester and Aliquippa Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Chuck Knox Stadium in Leetsdale.

Sewickley Academy seniors Amy Kolor and Jordan Milo each received the 2013 WPIAL Scholar Athlete Award last week. The pair were selected out of 10 male and 10 female candidates from across 140 WPIAL high schools. The athletes received plaques for the honor and $500 in scholarship money.

The award is used to recognize and to honor athletes who excel in athletics, academics and school/community service involvement.

Kolor was a captain for the girls soccer team this past season, and Milo was a captain in both golf and basketball and currently in baseball.


Quaker Valley seniors Burke Moser and Sierra Perlick competed in the Roundball Classic at Geneva College on Saturday.

Perlick and the girls Class AAA all-stars defeated Class AAAA, 57-51. Perlick finished with a point coming off a free throw. Class AAA was led by Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough with 14 points. Franklin Regional's Maggie Kimmich led Class AAAA with 10.

Moser and the boys Class AA all-stars fell to Class A, 141-94. Moser finished with five points off of two field goals and a free throw. Bishop Canevin's Jake Seligman led Class AA with 15 points. Class A was led by St. Joseph's John Arcuri and West Middlesex's Matt Dogan, who each had 18.

Boys lacrosse

Quaker Valley had a busy week, playing four games. The Quakers made the most of it and went 3-1 to improve to 5-2 overall. The Quakers recorded wins over Winchester Thurston, 8-3, Vincentian Academy, 14-7, and Latrobe, 15-9, before falling to undefeated Seton-La Salle, 9-7.

The Quakers ended the week tied with Mars with 2-0 records on top of Division II, Section 3.

Sewickley Academy recorded its first two wins of the season last week, defeating Upper St. Clair, 6-4, and North Allegheny, 9-7. The wins improved the Panthers to 2-7 overall and 1-1 in Division I, Section 1. They now trail Peters Township (4-0) and Mt. Lebanon (2-0) and are just ahead of Bethel Park (1-2) and Upper St. Clair (1-2) in section play.

Girls lacrosse

Sewickley Academy defeated Quaker Valley, 11-10, last week and improved to 4-3 on the season. Alex Bosilovic led the Panthers with five goals and Maggie McLain added four. Megan Amorosso and Lexi Meanor had two goals each for Quaker Valley.

Sewickley Academy also recorded a 15-13 win over North Allegheny and a 12-11 loss to Shady Side Academy after a rally that was led by McClain's six goals. The wins improved the Panthers to 4-2 in the section. They trail only Pine-Richland (6-0) and Seneca Valley (5-1) in the WPIAL Division I, Section 2 standings.

Quaker Valley finished the week with a 12-7 loss to Pine-Richland. The Quakers entered the week 3-5-1 overall and 2-4-1 in Division I, Section 2.


Sewickley Academy continued to battle back in the Section 1-A standings after recording a pair of wins last week.

The Panthers started the week with a 10-0 win over Avella. Alexa Bartholomew drove in three runs while Camdin Bartholomew had three runs and two RBI. Sewickley Academy then defeated Cornell, 15-5. Sarah Manzinger and Lauren Gedeon each had five hits.

The Panthers entered the week with a 4-3 record in Section 1-A. They trailed Burgettstown (8-1), Sto-Rox (6-1), North Catholic (5-1) and Bishop Canevin (5-1) in the hunt for one of three playoff spots.

Quaker Valley, meanwhile, recorded its first win of the season as it defeated Hopewell, 7-5, in a nonsection game. With the score tied 5-5 in the top of the seventh, the Quakers scored on an error, and Emma Fortuna belted an RBI single to give her squad some breathing room. The win improved Quaker Valley's overall record to 1-6.

The team couldn't find its first win in Section 1-AA, as it fell to Keystone Oaks, 9-2, and Seton-La Salle, 16-0.


Sewickley Academy's Patrick Dillinger reached the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament last week. He defeated Burrell's Tom Spagnola, 10-1, in the opening round before falling to Bentworth's Matt Lynch, 10-3.

The Panthers kept their strong season going as they defeated Knoch, 5-0, to improve to 8-0.

Quaker Valley picked up two wins, defeating Winchester Thurston, 3-2, and Knoch, 5-0, to improve to 6-1.

Youth baseball

The Quaker Valley Sunday 12U baseball team is off to a 2-1 start. It fell to Canon-McMillan, 3-2, this past weekend despite recording seven more hits than its opponent. The team opened the season with a pair of wins over Moon, defeating it in week one, 6-4, and in week two, 18-14.

Nathan Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @NSmith_Trib.

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