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Shaler senior commits to Canisius College rowing team

By Karen Kadilak
After learning about the program late, Shaler Area High School senior Jessica Fabian will continue her rowing career on the Canisius College women’s team next ...
Shaler cheerleaders chasing national title
By Haley Sawyer
Don’t let the glitter fool you. The Shaler High School cheerleading squad competes to win. Last year, they placed second in the country at the Universal ...
Improvements made for Shaler boys soccer team
By Haley Sawyer 3:15 p.m.
On equipment turn-in day, the Shaler boys soccer team was already practicing for next season. It was an innocent game of futsal, a type of ...
Shaler hockey jumps back to Class AAA
By Haley Sawyer
Shaler’s goaltender had never touched ice before. Paul Zalakar, a senior, is taking to the net for the Titans’ hockey team this year. An inline player ...
Shaler edges Fox Chapel in Quad North play
By Tribune-Review
Jake Hartman scored on a 9-yard run and caught a 25-yard pass from Hunter Zukowski to lead Shaler to a 14-9 victory over Fox Chapel (0-6, 0-5) in Quad North Conference play Friday night. Zukowski finished with 184 yards passing on 11 of 19 attempts, and Killian Bozzo caught five ...
Mental game carries Shaler’s Romanowski through qualifier
By Haley Sawyer
While in elementary school, it wasn’t difficult to locate Shaler golfer Jon Romanowski during indoor recess. “When we were in third grade I used to ...
Shaler volleyball eyes 3rd straight section title
By Haley Sawyer
Amanda O’Connor is a busy woman. Her day job is a teacher in the Moon Area School District. But after class is over, she moonlights as ...
Shaler girls soccer team to feature several underclassmen
By Haley Sawyer
The Shaler girls soccer team ran back and forth on Biles field, tackling and yelling at each other from different points on the pitch. It’s picture ...
Shaler looks to get back into win column
By Jerry Clark
Shaler enters the second year of the Jon LeDonne era, and while the team is searching for its first win in three seasons, last year’s ...
Shaler baseball falls in PIAA semifinals
By Staff Report
Shaler pitcher Jake Potock allowed just three hits in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal baseball game Tuesday at Greene Township Park in Scotland. The last of those hits, however, proved to be a big one. Mike Christy belted a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to give ...
PIAA baseball semifinals preview: Shaler getting set to hit the road again
By Bill Hartlep
The PIAA hasn’t done Shaler any favors over the past week, but you won’t hear the Titans complaining. On Thursday, they traveled 1 hour, 45 ...
Shaler gets revenge against rival Central Catholic in PIAAs
By Chris Harlan
Shaler starter Jake Potock rooted for Central Catholic to win the WPIAL title, but his motives weren’t quite innocent. After an emotional loss to ...
Refocused Hempfield advances past Shaler to PIAA quarterfinals
By Karen Price
When the Hempfield softball team defeated North Allegheny to win the WPIAL Class AAAA softball championship last week, coach Bob Kalp gave his players the ...
Shaler girls lacrosse wins 3rd straight title; Quaker Valley takes D-I
By Gary Horvath
Buoyed by senior Shannon Lynch’s three second-half goals, the No. 2 Shaler girls lacrosse team overcame a 4-3 halftime deficit to win its third consecutive ...
Hempfield offense, pitching deliver in WPIAL semifinal victory
By George Guido
After missing the WPIAL softball playoffs for the first time in 32 years last season, Hempfield is on its way to the Class AAAA finals. Hempfield ...
Gorman: Shaler aces pitching test
By Kevin Gorman
Skip Palmer had a problem at pitcher, one that should make him the envy of every softball coach in the WPIAL. It didn’t look that way for the defending WPIAL Class AAAA champions in the opener, when Shaler ace Brianna Dobson pulled a muscle in her rib cage. The backup ...
Blackhawk girls set to face 2-time defending champ Shaler for title
By Bill Hartlep
After coming so close the past few seasons, the Blackhawk girls lacrosse team has finally reached the pinnacle of WPIAL competition. Losses to Chartiers Valley ...
HS highlight reel: Track athletes aim for Top 8 finishes
By Tribune-Review
Qualifying meets for the WPIAL track and field championships will be held at five sites Thursday with the top eight finishers in each event earning a spot at the May 14 championship. The Class AAA qualifiers will be at Pine-Richland (Northern), West Mifflin (Southern) and Norwin (Central). The Class AA ...
Plans in place to form North Pitt high school rugby club
By Ed Phillipps
It didn’t take long for Jesse Danka to figure out what obstacles stand in his way of forming the North Pitt United rugby club. The club is offering a 101 clinic from 10 a.m. to noon May 23 at Wildwood Sports Complex and hopes to garner enough interest to get ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Vincentian’s Christian Fedko, Shaler’s Lauren Miller
By Alex Oltmanns
Christian Fedko School: Vincentian Academy Year: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: The shortstop had an outstanding week at the plate for the Royals, reaching ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL softball season
By Bill Hartlep 12:10 p.m.
Class AAAA Preseason top five Team 2014 record 1. Shaler 17-4 2. Canon-McMillan 18-5 3. Latrobe 17-6 4. Norwin 12-4 5. North Allegheny 16-5 Section favorites 1. Latrobe: After finishing third in the ...
Armstrong hockey wins in overtime, earns spot in Penguins Cup final
By Matt Grubba
It’s going to be a Hawky night in Pittsburgh. Jacob Snyder scored 2:59 into overtime to book Armstrong’s place in the PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA final with a 4-3 win over Shaler in the semifinals Monday at RMU Island Sports Center. The Riverhawks (16-4-1), the product of the merger between Kittanning ...
Shoulder injury sidelines top-seeded 126-pounder at WPIAL wrestling tournament
By Paul Schofield
The first day at the WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional wrestling championship is usually uneventful. That wasn’t the case this season. At least five wrestlers were scratched from the ...
Norwin pulls away in 2nd half, ousts Shaler, 48-36, in WPIAL quarterfinal
By Dave Mackall
Norwin was determined not to let happen what happened to the Knights during their first girls basketball meeting with Shaler. In the end, it cost them a victory. “We had a big lead in that game, and we left them back into it,” Norwin’s Alayna Gribble said Friday night after scoring ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Upper St. Clair’s Zack Pateras, Shaler’s Gia Thorpe
By Brian Graham
Zack Pateras School: Upper St. Clair Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Pateras finished with a game-high 23 points — including seven 3-pointers — to lead the Panthers to a 61-59 win over Latrobe in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Saturday. This season, Pateras scored 233 ...

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