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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
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 ...
Shaler girls shut down Upper St. Clair in first-round matchup
By Bill West
Shaler senior guard Liz Kline found the flood of confidence that came Friday night during a double-digit scoring run all too familiar because of her ...
HS highlight reel: Softball standouts make commitment to Marist
By Staff Reports
Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has made quite an impact while recruiting softball players in Western Pennsylvania. Shaler junior first baseman Amanda Sartori and South Side Beaver sophomore infielder Hunter Hand recently made verbal commitments to the Red Foxes, joining Greensburg Salem senior Claire Oberdorf, who signed a letter of ...
Shaler players embrace coach’s grueling practices, playing style
By Bill West
A day after its second loss of the season, an 8-1 setback to Class AA power Erie Cathedral Prep on Jan. 12, Shaler spent most ...
WPIAL spirit champions crowned
By Story By Bill Hartlep · Photos By Steph Chambers
School spirit was on full display Saturday at Hempfield High School, as squads from all over Western Pennsylvania competed in the WPIAL competitive spirit championships. ...
Shaler girls tout underdog status following strong start
By Bill West
Shaler senior Liz Kline wonders how wins over two WPIAL Class AAAA frontrunners to open the season changed the WPIAL-wide perception of the Titans. Surely victories ...
WPIAL makes mark during national cross country race
By Bill Hartlep
Forty of the top high school girls cross country runners in the nation gathered for a race Saturday at Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif. Nearly ...
High school notebook: Trio of WPIAL runners set for national meet
By Staff Reports
For months, Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz has run nearly 60 miles per week to prepare for this race. One year ago, the Colorado recruit finished sixth at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego. Saturday, she will return to make a run at the top spot. “That was ...
Shaler’s Schwartz wins prestigious cross country title
By Staff Report
Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz on Saturday added to her list of distinguished accomplishments. Schwartz, a three-time WPIAL cross country champion and PIAA champ, finished first at the 36th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional at Van Courtlandt Park in New York. Schwartz, a Colorado recruit, finished the 5,000-meter course in ...
Shaler lacrosse players choose colleges
By Jerry Clark
While the Shaler girls lacrosse team is gaining notoriety locally with a couple of WPIAL championships, the program is getting some attention from across the ...
HS highlight reel: Shaler hockey team thrives in Class AAA
By Bill West
Through slightly more than one month of play, arguably no PIHL program has benefitted more from the league’s realigned classes than Shaler. After three straight losing seasons in Class AAA, the Titans are 6-1 in Class AA. Their lone loss came in their season opener against another former Class AAA ...
Shaler runner Schwartz commits to Colorado
By Tribune-Review
Once again, distance wasn’t an obstacle for Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz. Arguably the best distance runner in WPIAL history, Schwartz committed to Colorado, where she ...
Shaler’s Schwartz, Vincentian’s Abdalah earn PIAA cross country titles
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY— Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz and Vincentian Academy sophomore Marianne Abdalah achieved their goals Saturday at the PIAA cross country championships. Both attacked the 3.1 mile Parkview Course near Hersheypark and easily claimed PIAA titles. It was the first for Schwartz (Class AAA) and second for Abdalah (Class A). While no WPIAL ...
Vincentian’s defending cross country champ Abdalah ready for all comers
By Bill West
As she zips through North Park on her daily runs, Vincentian sophomore Marianne Abdalah passes strangers. Whether adults or adolescents, most of the unknowns aren’t ...

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