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Sewickley-area teams have high hopes for boys basketball playoffs

By Matt Grubba
Three area boys teams are in the WPIAL basketball playoffs, and all three are contenders to be gearing up for the PIAA tournament in two ...
HS highlight reel: Playoff pairings to be released Tuesday
By Bill Hartlep and Matt Grubba
On Feb. 26-27, there will be 16 basketball teams taking the court at the Petersen Events Center for the WPIAL championships, but they will have quite a slate of opponents to navigate past before then. The WPIAL basketball committee will release its boys and girls basketball tournament brackets for all ...
Loss to Eden Christian refocuses Sewickley Academy boys
By Joe Sager
There was no panic following Sewickley Academy’s first section loss last week. While the 56-50 defeat at Eden Christian dropped the Panthers into a first-place tie ...
New-look Sewickley Academy girls team looks to finish strong
By Zach Brendza
The Sewickley Academy girls basketball team doesn’t feel like the team it was a few weeks ago. Through the Panthers first 10 games, the team maintained a 4-6 overall record, 1-1 in Section 1-A. At the start of the week, the team was fifth in the section and had lost its ...
Sewickley Herald basketball roundup: Panthers fall to No. 1 Kennedy Catholic
By Matt Grubba
Even though it came in a losing effort, Chris Groetsch had a night to remember against the top-ranked team in the state. Groetsch scored a game-high ...
Undefeated Sewickley Academy boys ready for tough tests
By Matt Grubba
The 8-0 record of Sewickley Academy’s boys basketball team is unquestioned, but the quality of the Panthers’ early-season opponents left something to be desired. That began to change for the Panthers last week, and the tests only get greater once Christmas passes. The Panthers won at home against Section 1-A challenger Eden ...
Despite 8-game losing streak, Sewickley Academy hockey gaining experience
By Brian Graham
Sewickley Academy hockey coach Tyler Henk can point to quite a bit of positives despite his Panthers showing up in last place in the PIHL Class A standings. Sewickley Academy (1-11) has lost eight consecutive games but recently showed its ability to apply the basics and remain competitive in defeat. “The last ...
Sewickley Academy’s Casale off to impressive start as Panthers chase section title
By Zach Brendza 7:03 p.m.
Maddy Casale is not wasting any time on making her senior season count. Through the first four games this season, the Sewickley Academy senior point guard ...
Trib Cup: NA, South Fayette, Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy lead fall sports standings
By Alex Oltmanns
Four local high schools started the athletics calendar off this fall with the strongest collective performance across all ranges of interscholastic athletics in their respective classifications. With the fall season now just about over as the PIAA football playoffs draw to a close, four WPIAL school districts stand atop the ...
Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy start boys basketball season 2-0
By Matt Grubba
Outdoors in Sewickley, Friday was Light Up Night. Indoors in Leetsdale, Friday became light up the scoreboard night for Quaker Valley. The Quakers’ boys basketball team ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy’s Jackson O’Neill, USC’s Emma Hasco
By Alex Oltmanns
Jackson O’Neill School: Sewickley Academy Class: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: O’Neill posted a shutout in the Panthers’ 3-0 win in the PIAA Class ...
HS highlight reel: WPIAL runners named to all-state teams
By Tribune-Review
Nine WPIAL athletes have been selected to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association all-state cross country team. First-team selections included Vincentian Academy’s Marianne Abdalah and Sewickley Academy’s Griffin Mackey, who each won a PIAA Class A title. Quaker Valley’s Zach Skolnekovich and Peters Township’s Nick Wolk, both WPIAL champions, ...
Sewickley Academy captures 4th PIAA soccer title
By Karen Price
HERSHEY — Sewickley Academy needed penalty kicks in its last two PIAA playoff games to get to Hersheypark Stadium, but once there, no such extra play was necessary. Juniors Brennan Doyle and Tommy Lasorda scored in the first half, and senior Matt Teitelbaum added a goal early in the second ...
Sewickley Academy boys to stay up-tempo
By Kevin Ritchart
Last season, the Sewickley Academy boys basketball team turned up the heat on the opposition and experienced some impressive results. This year, the Panthers want to do more of the same. “We had an incredible season last year,” coach Win Palmer said. “We really surprised everybody by playing a different brand ...
Previewing the 2015 PIAA soccer championships
By Bill Hartlep
CLASS AAA BOYS Seneca Valley vs. Central Bucks East When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium Records: SV: 18-2-1; CBE: 25-0 How they got here: WPIAL ...
Sewickley Academy boys move on in PIAA playoffs
By Kevin Ritchart
When it comes to penalty kicks, James Boone doesn’t care where his players place them — as long as they go in. Sewickley Academy converted all four of its penalty kicks last Saturday to position itself a win away from a trip to Hershey and a berth in the state ...
Sewickley Academy senior rower commits to Penn
By Karen Kadilak
Impressed by the direction in which the program is headed, Sewickley Academy senior Sophia Carlson has verbally committed to the University of Pennsylvania women’s rowing team. Carlson, 17, of Sewickley plans to join the Quakers, who are based in Philadelphia, for the 2016-17 season. Penn, which was sixth in the Points ...
Quaker Valley players unable to advance to 2nd day of PIAA tennis
By Matt Grubba
A Quaker Valley trio wrapped up girls tennis season by going up against the state’s best. Senior singles player Farrah Bojalad and the doubles team of ...
Quarterfinal exit caps special season for Sewickley Academy girls
By Kevin Ritchart
Throughout the 2015 season, the Sewickley Academy girls soccer team proved time and again that it knew how to battle. The Panthers (9-8-3) battled through a ...
Mackey’s 1st-place finish leads Sewickley Academy boys to runner-up spot at PIAA meet
By Karen Kadilak
The Sewickley Academy boys cross country team had mixed feelings about its performance at the PIAA Class A boys championship in Hershey last weekend. The Panthers ...
Vincentian’s Abdalah surges to 3rd consecutive PIAA cross country title
By Karen Price
HERSHEY — Saturday’s PIAA Class A cross country championship was too close for comfort for Vincentian junior Marianne Abdalah. The two-time defending PIAA champion couldn’t shake sophomore Emma Seifried of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Seifried overtook Abdalah on the difficult hills of the 3.1-mile course, then on ...
Sewickley Academy boys advance to PIAA soccer tournament
By Haley Sawyer
The Sewickley Academy boys soccer team dreads shootouts. “I always tell the guys every year, let’s not get a shootout because they can go any way,” ...
Sewickley Academy field hockey made strides in 2015 season
By Karen Kadilak
A questionable season turned into a positive one for the Sewickley Academy field hockey team. With few players, the Panthers had to recruit girls at the beginning of the season to field a team. The Panthers (6-6) made great strides and barely missed qualifying for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs for ...
Sewickley Academy boys fall in semifinals
By Kevin Ritchart
On the final night of the regular season, Sewickley Academy boys soccer coach James Boone saw everything he needed to see to know his team was ready for the WPIAL playoffs. The Panthers dispatched Central Valley, a Class AA playoff team, on the road by a count of 6-1 on Oct. ...
Sewickley Academy boys celebrate PIAA title
By Brian Graham
Win Palmer has accomplished a lot in his 25 years of coaching high school golf. Hoisting a PIAA championship trophy was not one of them. The Sewickley ...
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