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HS highlight reel: Mt. Lebanon coach wins gold medal

By Tribune-Review
Success seems to follow Dori Oldaker, no matter where she is coaching — even in China. Mt. Lebanon’s highly-successful girls basketball coach led Team USA’s …
Putting last year in the past key for Mt. Lebanon
By Jason Mackey
Though he’s only entering his third year in the WPIAL, coach Mike Melnyk has a pretty good handle on how common it is for Mt. …
HSFB preview by position: Transition to defensive line no easy task
By Chris Harlan
Tyler Hudanick’s future could be offense. The Seneca Valley senior has shown an ability to block, and his 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame certainly makes him big …
High school notebook: Hempfield basketball coach Marino resigns
By Jason Mackey
After helping the Hempfield boys basketball team to its first playoff win since 2003, coach Mark Marino has resigned, citing the desire to “pursue some other opportunities.” Marino, 35, declined to say what those opportunities were, other than that money — a lack of teaching job — was a factor. …
Three Rivers Rowers capture silver at Youth Nationals
By Karen Kadilak
With a different partner, North Hills senior Brad Walter won a second straight silver medal in pairs competition at the USRowing Youth National Championships last …
Young Mt. Lebanon lacrosse teams fall in PIAA semifinals
By Jason Mackey
MECHANICSBURG — Sophomore Brian Kelly insisted the Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team had fun. The message, strange as it may sound given the circumstances, was echoed by freshman midfielder Brian Ward. So, what exactly is odd here? The Blue Devils didn’t win the game. They suffered a 15-10 loss to …
PIAA lacrosse roundup: Mt. Lebanon’s Lee saves trip to semifinals
By Jason Orfao
Clinging to a one-goal lead, Mt. Lebanon needed one more save to ensure its third trip to the PIAA boys lacrosse semifinals in four seasons. Matt Lee was there to provide it and the Blue Devils escaped with a 7-6 triumph over Shady Side Academy in quarterfinal action Saturday at …
Shady Side Academy, Quaker Valley earn WPIAL boys lacrosse titles
By Gary Horvath
The Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team can finally forget about its last loss. The Quakers (18-0) completed their undefeated season Friday, topping Indiana, 13-10, in …
Shaler girls lacrosse team exacts revenge, captures WPIAL championship
By Gary Horvath
The Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team handed Shaler its only loss earlier this year, but the Titans got their revenge when it counted. Shaler defeated …
Mt. Lebanon, Quaker Valley focus on WPIAL title lacrosse sweeps
By Gary Horvath
In a year where WPIAL lacrosse showed parity in the regular season, two programs are looking to establish themselves as being among the elite, and …
Mt. Lebanon fencing club claims Epee Cup
By Gary Horvath
In just its third year, the Mt. Lebanon high school fencing club took home the Pittsburgh Epee Cup at the April 24 competition in Peters …
Mt. Lebanon hurdler turns misfortune into PIAA invitation
By Paul Schofield
Sometimes in life, you don’t always get a second chance. Natalie Corrado got a second chance Saturday at the WPIAL track and field championships at …
Youth leagues, coaching spark lacrosse’s growth in Western Pa.
By Gary Horvath
In the world of high school athletics, it’s no secret that football and basketball are at the top of the pecking order. But no sport …
Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy continue tradition of success at WPIAL boys tennis finals
By Gary Horvath
Tradition was on display Thursday at the WPIAL boys tennis team finals at North Allegheny. Sewickley Academy won its 11th straight Class AA title 4-1 …
Clemente Jr., ex-Steeler Ward honor WPIAL’s most positive athletes
By Gary Horvath
The Senator John Heinz History Center was host to the third annual Western Pennsylvania Positive High School Athlete Awards on Saturday. The event, put on …
Multi-sport athletes finding success on WPIAL lacrosse teams
By Gary Horvath
Despite excelling in hockey and lacrosse while attending Quaker Valley, senior All-WPIAL attackman Jimmy Perkins will hang up his skates next year at Lake Erie …
Motivated by last season, Mt. Lebo girls lacrosse off to 10-0 start
By Gary Horvath
There’s no confusion among the Mt. Lebanon girls lacrosse team as to what this season is about. “Every year we sit down with the seniors …
Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team reboots for title defense
By Gary Horvath
After winning the WPIAL Division I title last season, Mt. Lebanon starts its title defense by emulating another champion that shares the Blue Devils’ name. …
North Allegheny swimmers sweep WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
The Upper St. Clair boys may have won the battle, but North Allegheny, as has become its custom, won the war. Ryan Dudzinski powered the …
North Allegheny girls again favored to win WPIAL swimming championship
By Jason Mackey
Jacquelyn Du wants the North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team to focus on its own times during Thursday and Friday’s WPIAL championships. With as …
Penn-Trafford girls basketball team foils Mt. Lebanon with defense
By Doug Gulasy
Penn-Trafford girls basketball coach John Giannikas expected a few raised eyebrows around the WPIAL after his team dispatched Mt. Lebanon in the Class AAAA quarterfinals Friday. He and his team won’t share in the astonishment. “I know what these kids bring every night,” Giannikas said after the seventh-seeded Warriors (18-6) …
Hempfield snaps playoff losing streak by topping Mt. Lebanon
By Paul Schofield
The playoff losing streak for the Hempfield boys basketball program is finally over. The sixth-seeded Spartans ended the streak of WPIAL Class AAAA first-round losses …
High school roundup: Gateway, Ambridge, Bentworth hire football coaches
By Staff Reports
Gateway School Board members officially hired Tom Nola as the district’s varsity football coach Wednesday night, selecting the longtime Clairton coach to replace Donnie Militzer, …
‘Big advantage’ carries No. 2 Mt. Lebanon past Gateway in 1st round
By Jason Mackey
Preparing for one 6-foot-1 player would frustrate most girls basketball coaches. Gateway’s Cornelius Nesbit had twice the fun readying his team for Mt. Lebanon’s down-low duo of 6-1 seniors Christine Ehland and Madeleine Collins. Ehland and Collins dominated the paint during the second half of the second-seeded Blue Devils’ 63-46 …
32 WPIAL players headed to Division I-FBS schools
By Tribune-Review
Thirty-two WPIAL players and one from the District 6 Heritage Conference have accepted football scholarships from FBS schools. WR Troy Apke Mt. Lebanon, Penn State DE Rori Blair Upper St. Clair, Pitt TE Alec Bloom Ligonier Valley, UConn OL Alex Bookser Mt. Lebanon, Pitt DT Brock Boxen Beaver Falls, Akron …

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