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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 …
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 …
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 retire his track shoes if it’s …
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 …
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 …
Shaler knocks off Canon-McMillan to win AAAA championship
By George Guido
Despite getting just two hits in the inning, Shaler pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth to end Canon-McMillan’s two-year reign as …
High school roundup: Football coaching carousel complete
By Staff Reports
It has been quite a busy offseason for high school football coaches looking for jobs in Western Pennsylvania. With 22 positions open in the WPIAL and City League, hundreds of interviews were held during the past five-plus months. This week, the final two open positions were filled at Charleroi (Donnie …
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 …
Shaler downs Penn-Trafford to reach WPIAL Class AAAA finals
By Doug Gulasy
Shaler softball coach Skip Palmer already is anticipating what his young roster can accomplish next season. The Titans still have plenty to look forward to this season, too. Sophomore Brianna Dobson stranded nine Penn-Trafford baserunners, pitching No. 2 Shaler (16-3) to a 4-1 victory in the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals …
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 …
Shaler hires football coach
By Staff Report
Shaler Area School  District hired Jonathan LeDonne as its new football coach Wednesday by a 7-1 vote. The 2001 Aliquippa grad, who was an ESPN All-American linebacker for Robert Morris, was a defensive coordinator for Donnie Militzer at Gateway last season. Militzer was hired Tuesday to coach at Charleroi. “He …
Hit parade carries Shaler past Central Catholic
By Chris Harlan 11:45 p.m.
On the bus ride to Churchill, Shaler coach Brian Junker asked his baseball players to close their eyes and imagine themselves with hits. Apparently, they …
Washington’s Wise breaks Olympian’s record at damp WPIALs
By Chris Harlan
With a hurt hamstring and rainy weather, Washington sprinter Alyssa Wise had plenty stacked against her. Yet, she broke a record held by a WPIAL …
Baseball and softball playoffs underway
By Jerry Clark
With the baseball playoffs heating up this week, few teams are as hot as the Vincentian Royals. The Royals took the section with a mark …
Gateway’s Nicholson shines with 3 gold medals at Baldwin Invitational
By Chris Harlan
Gateway hurdler Montae Nicholson was halfway down the track when a clock malfunction halted his 110-meter race. As the runners reset, he listened to his rivals talk. “They were saying …
Shaler track star Schwartz in class of her own
By Kevin Gorman
Brianna Schwartz already owns two of the top times in WPIAL history, including the nation’s best indoor and outdoor 1,600-meter run as well as a …
Greensburg Salem vaulter surprised by record-setting performance at Butler Invite
By Chris Harlan
Greensburg Salem senior Courtney McQuaide’s vault coach set the bar two inches short of 12 feet, but didn’t tell her the exact height. Just clear …
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry DiPaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like …
Stars figure to light way for Shaler lacrosse this season
By Gary Horvath
Shaler coach Jennifer Perestock has found success in the adage of quality over quantity. “Cream of the crop, but small in numbers basically describes our …
Shaler girls inspired by 2010-11 basketball team
By Jason Mackey
Shaler senior Carly Harris almost always has something to say — except following a 44-43 loss to Bishop Canevin on Jan. 11. It was a …

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