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WPIAL players take control of early rounds at PIAA tennis tournament

By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Friday’s opening-round action in the PIAA singles and doubles tennis tournament proved successful for WPIAL players. The WPIAL placed three of the final four entrants in the Class AAA singles tournament and the same number in doubles. It has continued the trend of recent seasons in wrestling control away ...
Thorpe leads Sewickley Academy’s PIAA track qualifiers
By Gary Horvath
Two years ago, Aja Thorpe didn’t know how to properly jump a hurdle. Now, she’s a WPIAL champion. Thorpe, a senior at Sewickley Academy, took home ...
Lost among high scorers, lacrosse faceoff specialists can tilt field
By Bill West
In the middle of a conversation before his team’s WPIAL Division I quarterfinal game against Sewickley Academy, North Allegheny senior midfielder Zach Smith casually used ...
Western Pa. teams blanked at PIAA team tennis championships
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — The WPIAL was well represented at the PIAA team tennis championships at Hershey Racquet Club, with three of the final eight teams across both classifications hailing from the region. But a championship eluded all of them. Upper St. Clair got the furthest. The Panthers reached Saturday’s Class AAA championship match ...
Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse rebounds to reach playoffs
By Gary Horvath
It took the whole season, but the Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse team finally started playing like the team that coach Tim Hastings thought it could ...
Sewickley Academy boys tennis wins 12th straight WPIAL title
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy tennis team faced more adversity on its way to a 12th consecutive WPIAL Class AA team title than its perfect 5-0 scores ...
Sewickley Academy rolls to 11th consecutive WPIAL tennis title
By Karen Price
Sewickley Academy enjoyed a sweep of Winchester Thurston in the WPIAL Class AA boys tennis team championship Thursday at North Allegheny. Sewickley Academy was missing No. 1 singles player Sam Sauter, who injured his hip last week. Junior Brian Rosario, who played No. 2 doubles last season and moved ...
Sewickley Academy softball preparing for playoffs after 1st section title
By Gary Horvath
For the first time in team history, the Sewickley Academy softball team is a section champion. Friday’s 15-0 win over Cornell clinched the Section 5-A ...
Johnson’s return lifts Sewickley Academy baseball to share of section title
By Gary Horvath
Drew Johnson’s return to the mound couldn’t have come at a better time. Arm troubles kept Johnson out of the rotation to start the year, and ...
Sewickley Academy alum Corcoran finishes gymnastics career
By Karen Kadilak
Sewickley Academy graduate Elena Corcoran capped her four-year career as a member of the George Washington University women’s gymnastics team in impressive fashion. A senior co-captain, Corcoran, 21, ...
Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse trying to put it together
By Gary Horvath
At the start of the season, Tim Hastings thought his Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse team would be one of the best in the area. Even after ...
Sewickley Academy tennis standout makes most of time spent in Florida
By Karen Kadilak
Sewickley Academy sophomore Luke Ross expects to increase his standing as a potential college tennis player after spending three months at a renowned training facility ...
Mars, Sewickley Academy duos capture WPIAL doubles titles
By Gary Horvath
Mars juniors Josh Raymundo and Aaron Gruber found redemption on multiple levels when they defeated Jared Isaacs and Richard Hofmann of North Allegheny to win ...
Sauter embracing new role as Sewickley Academy’s top singles player
By Gary Horvath
You might have trouble recognizing Sam Sauter just from watching him last year. Not only did the Sewickley Academy sophomore tennis player grow roughly six inches ...
HS highlight reel: SA doubles teams out to defend titles
By Tribune-Review
For the past five seasons – and six of the past seven — a pair of Sewickley Academy boys tennis players have claimed the WPIAL Class AA doubles championship. The Panthers have a shot at a sixth straight. Sewickley Academy’s first and second doubles pairings advanced to the finals of ...
Sewickley Academy baseball aiming for 1st section title
By Gary Horvath
Andrew Heck didn’t care much about winning a section title in his first two seasons as coach of the Sewickley Academy baseball team, but that’s ...
Sewickley Academy softball embracing tougher schedule
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy softball team is hoping a switch to a new, more competitive section will help in its long-term goals. The Panthers finished 10-2 in ...
Despite roster turnover, Sewickley Academy focused on 11th straight WPIAL tennis title
By Gary Horvath
It’s been a season of change so far for the Sewickley Academy boys tennis team, but not enough to change the goals of the team. Of ...
Latrobe’s Kissell, Carlynton’s Phillips capture WPIAL singles titles in tennis
By Nathan Smith
Chad Kissell felt destined to win a WPIAL championship. The Latrobe senior is part of a family tennis dynasty. Older sisters Michaela, Joelle and Stacia all ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy’s John Nagel, North Allegheny’s Madeline Beining
By Brian Graham
John Nagel School: Sewickley Academy Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Nagel went 3 for 3 with a triple and RBI to lead Sewickley ...
Development of young players focus for Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse preseason
By Gary Horvath
Coming off a season in which the Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team missed the playoffs for the first time since joining the WPIAL in 2005, ...
Sewickley Academy coach praises growth in girls basketball team after playoff exit
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy girls basketball season came to an end last week in a loss to No. 4 California, 63-37, in the opening round of ...
Sewickley Academy’s undefeated boys basketball season ends in upset to Eden
By Gary Horvath
The dream of an undefeated season for the Sewickley Academy boys basketball team came to a nightmarish end Friday. The top-seeded Panthers — one of ...
Sewickley Academy edges Serra Catholic
By Staff Report
The Serra Catholic boys basketball team showed little intimidation playing the No. 1 seed Tuesday night. The Eagles trailed by one in the first quarter and 29-24 at halftime before falling to Sewickley Academy, 60-50, in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs at West Allegheny. Serra Catholic trailed just ...
Sewickley Academy girls basketball stumbles to playoffs
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy girls basketball team may be headed to the WPIAL Class A playoffs this weekend, but it’s not under the circumstances it would ...

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