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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 ...
Shaler’s Schwartz earns WPIAL cross country 3-peat
By Bill West
By not competing in several major cross country meets this fall, Shaler senior Brianna Schwartz nudged the rest of the WPIAL community to speculate about ...
NA’s Davison, Mt. Lebanon’s Potts hope to stick with WPIAL favorite Schwartz
By Ed Phillipps
When the WPIAL cross country meet takes place Thursday at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Shaler’s Brianna Schwartz said she simply wants to run ...
High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty ...
HS highlight reel: Schwartz begins quest for PIAA title
By Tribune-Review
Shaler’s standout distance runner, Brianna Schwartz, paced herself this fall, and now that pace is picking up. The senior chose not to compete during the dual-meet season in order to be well rested and prepared for the invitationals. That paid off Saturday at Cooper’s Lake Campground when she took first ...
Girls volleyball powers Seneca Valley, Shaler set to square off
By Jerry Clark
Every once in a while, the schedule makers hit on an epic regular-season game, and on Monday, one such game will be played. In Class ...
Fox Chapel routs Shaler to win 2nd in a row for 1st time since 2009
By Dave Yohe
Fox Chapel missed few opportunities to put points on the board in its Quad North showdown Friday night against Shaler. The Foxes (3-3, 2-3) scored 29 unanswered points and rolled over host Shaler, 43-10, at Lou Martig Stadium, climbing back into the thick of the postseason race with their first back-to-back ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Shaler’s Ryan Landry, Mt. Lebanon’s Laura Pryor
By Alex Olmanns
Ryan Landry School: Shaler Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Landry scored five goals on Saturday in a 6-3 win over Woodland Hills to ...
Gorman: Shaler’s Schwartz to run for glory
By Kevin Gorman
The best distance runner in the WPIAL — if not the state and maybe the nation — isn’t racing in cross country meets until October. ...
Shaler girls soccer team looks comfortable
By Shelby Tabrosky
Shaler girls soccer coach Chris Catanese knows the program’s historical struggles with the inconsistent coaching. But Catanese has been coach at Shaler for four years and knows this season’s team will run the system well. “It is the first time in years the seniors have had a consistent coach and program,” ...
Shaler boys soccer squad looking for a few more goals
By Shelby Tabrosky
Last season, the Shaler boys soccer team lost five of its games by one goal. Overall, the team went 3-14-1, something coach Nick Russo does ...
Shaler football program seeking fresh start under LeDonne
By Jerry Clark
In an effort to get back to the winning ways the Shaler Titans football squad enjoyed in 2009-12, when it made the playoffs in three ...
New coach hopes to start new tradition at Shaler
By Jerry Clark
Following two consecutive winless seasons, Shaler is looking for a fresh start under coach Jon LeDonne. LeDonne spent last season as an assistant head coach ...
Champion runner Schwartz beginning stretch run at Shaler
By Shelby Tabrosky
Brianna Schwartz is the kind of athlete who will crawl — or roll — across a finish line if need be. She has more than 20 ...
Gateway’s Nicholson, Shaler’s Schwartz named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Athletes of the Year
By Chris Harlan
Montae Nicholson Gateway · Senior · Football/Basketball/Track Michigan State recruited Gateway’s Montae Nicholson to play football, but he won’t ...
WPIAL softball teams learn pitching trumps all in deep playoff runs
By Jason Mackey
Shaler softball coach Skip Palmer was eating breakfast at Eat ‘n Park with his assistant coaches Tuesday morning when talk turned to a topic many ...
Latrobe downs WPIAL champion Shaler in 1st round of PIAA playoffs
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe freshman pitcher Meredith Carr is a fan of rooting for the underdog. Monday at Hampton, Carr helped underdog Latrobe upset WPIAL Class AAAA champion Shaler, ...
Local softball teams readying for PIAAs
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe softball coach Alexa Bryson knows about big games. The first-year coach pitched Latrobe to WPIAL Class AAAA titles in 2007 and ’08 and to the PIAA championship game during those seasons. She also spent four seasons pitching at Robert Morris. Now she is coaching the Wildcats in the state playoffs. Latrobe (16-5) ...

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