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North Allegheny, Sewickley Academy girls claim tennis titles

By Gary Horvath
Members of the North Allegheny girls tennis team were quick to show their excitement after winning a second straight WPIAL Class AAA team championship Thursday, but they also will be quick to turn their focus to the next test, coach Michelle Weniger said. “They will start thinking about states by …
Breaking down the WPIAL soccer playoffs
By Bill West
Class AAA boys Defending champion: Peters Township Top seeds: 1. Upper St. Clair (16-0-1), 2. Central Catholic (17-1), 3. Peters Township (14-2), 4. Seneca Valley …
Sewickley Academy golf sweeps WPIAL boys and girls team championships
By Gary Horvath
The script was the same last week for the Sewickley Academy boys and girls golf teams, which both walked away from the WPIAL Class AA …
WPIAL releases soccer playoff pairings
By Staff Report
The WPIAL released the playoff pairings for its boys and girls soccer tournaments, which will get under way Saturday with preliminary- and first-round games. The top seeds for the boys are Upper St. Clair (16-0-1) in Class AAA, South Park (18-0) in Class AA and Sewickley Academy (14-1-2) in Class …
HS highlight reel: Reigning champs set to defend titles
By Tribune-Review
Six defending champions and dozens of other boys and girls soccer teams will get a look at their path to Highmark Stadium on Wednesday when …
Former WPIAL soccer stars leave teams for pro club academies
By Bill West
Enrolled at a fairly large public school near Salt Lake City, Utah, Geoffrey Schuchardt misses the environment he experienced at Sewickley Academy, from the intensive …
Sewickley Academy teams sweep up Class AA golf championships
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Sewickley Academy boys golf coach Win Palmer probably wouldn’t get any flack from Phil Mickelson if he coached the U.S. Ryder Cup team. When it …
Sewickley Academy girls golf sets sights on history
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy girls golf team is doing exactly what it set out to when the year began. Heading into the WPIAL team playoffs Oct. …
Sewickley Academy doubles tennis bucking trends
By Gary Horvath
They may have taken different approaches, but the Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley girls tennis teams came away with victories in the WPIAL section doubles …
Chris Tanabe makes Quaker Valley golf history
By Gary Horvath
By looking at him, you never would have been able to tell that Chris Tanabe had done something no golfer in Quaker Valley history had …
Sewickley Academy boys soccer not content with dominant start
By Gary Horvath
When Sewickley Academy junior goalie Jackson O’Neill talks, his teammates listen. In the Panthers’ 7-1 win over OLSH on Saturday, O’Neill’s voice frequently was heard roaring above the noise of the game to direct his defense or make it known to everyone in attendance that he was coming for the …
Quaker Valley sophomore wins WPIAL Class AA boys golf title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Quaker Valley’s Chris Tanabe grew up a soccer player, a rising talent who toured the Cup circuit and appeared headed toward a promising high school …
Sewickley Academy girls soccer team hits its stride
By Gary Horvath
To be a member of the Sewickley Academy girls soccer team this season, you have to be flexible. With one of her more balanced teams …
Sewickley Academy girls tennis passes its tests
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy girls tennis team has been finding out in a hurry how it stacks up with some of the best in the WPIAL. After beating Class AAAA opponent Fox Chapel, 3-2, last Tuesday, the Panthers sent sophomore Emily Ward and junior Lauren Ritz to the Section 4-AA singles …
Gorman: QV, SA runners are friendly rivals
By Kevin Gorman
When Griffin Mackey trains alone, he imagines Zach Skolnekovich running beside him for motivation. The sophomore cross country stars are close friends from Sewickley, but Mackey attends Sewickley Academy while Skolnekovich goes to Quaker Valley. “It’s one of those friendly rivalries,” Skolnekovich said. “We live in the same town but …
Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy runners hope season-opening success continues
By Gary Horvath
The WPIAL cross country season is officially underway. Runners from all over Western Pennsylvania gathered Saturday at Schenley Park for the Red, White and Blue …
Sewickley Academy boys golf is at it again
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy boys golf team experienced a bit of deja vu in the midst of its best match of the season. In their matchup with North Allegheny last Tuesday, the Panthers shot a 184 over nine holes at Diamond Run Golf Club to force a three-hole playoff, a year …
Sewickley Academy girls golf expecting big season
By Gary Horvath
Nancy Means has been coaching the Sewickley Academy girls golf team for all four years that it has been a varsity program. That’s why she can tell this season is going to be special. “This is the first time we’ve had a strong senior class with all kids who have …
Sewickley Academy girls tennis expects lineup to be fluid
By Gary Horvath
With the school year set to begin Wednesday, Sewickley Academy girls tennis coach Whitney Snyder doesn’t expect his team to be in playoff form just yet. With five starters graduating from last year’s WPIAL Class AA runner-up squad, the Panthers are still trying to figure out which players will be …
Sewickley Academy boys soccer nearly starts from scratch
By Gary Horvath 9:00 p.m.
No matter how you look at it, this is not the same Sewickley Academy boys soccer team that won a WPIAL and PIAA championship last …
Sewickley Academy girls soccer team undertakes overhaul
By Gary Horvath
From an outside perspective, it might look like just another year of preseason camp, but for the Sewickley Academy girls soccer team, everything is new. …
Quaker Valley football takes camp on the road
By Gary Horvath
Football is back. Teams across the WPIAL open camp Monday in preparation for the season that begins the last week of August. This year Quaker …
Horvath: Let me introduce myself
By Gary Horvath
To be honest, I don’t enjoy introductions. Don’t get me wrong, I love meeting new people. Making friends and learning about where they come from and what makes them tick will never get old to me. The reason I don’t like introductions actually stems from the fact that they typically …
Youth camp bolsters Sewickley Academy soccer program
By Gary Horvath
Sewickley Academy knows soccer. Since 1997, the boys soccer team has claimed four WPIAL titles and three PIAA titles, including its most recent pair of …
Trib Cup: Spring sports leaders sparked by title runs
By Brian Graham
Another school year has concluded and as usual WPIAL athletes impressed high school sports fans with superior individual and team performances. North Allegheny (Class AAAA), Beaver (Class AAA), Shady Side Academy (Class AA) and Sewickley Academy (Class A) soared to their top of their respective classifications with deep playoff runs …

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