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Sewickley Academy’s Jackson O’Neill excells in goal for soccer, lacrosse teams

By Nathan Smith
Jackson O’Neill’s start as a goalie in two sports came from circumstance. The sophomore began playing lacrosse in fifth grade and eventually took over the spot when there was no one else to fill the role. Several years later, a similar set of circumstances happened on the soccer field. “No …
Sewickley Academy’s Ross captures WPIAL singles title
By Nathan Smith
The rubber match between Sewickley Academy’s Luke Ross and Mars’ Josh Raymundo wasn’t just about pride — it was for the WPIAL Class AA singles …
Sewickley Academy’s Ross captures section singles title
By Karen Kadilak
Luke Ross is off to an impressive start as a freshman on the Sewickley Academy boys tennis team. Ross, the Section 3-AA champion, was the …
Experienced Sewickley Academy softball team sets sights on postseason success
By Nathan Smith
The Sewickley Academy softball team went through a youth movement in 2013. The Panthers had only two seniors and a junior on the roster and …
Central Catholic’s Blasinsky, Sewickley Academy’s Ross win WPIAL singles titles
By Gary Horvath
As one champion ended his WPIAL tennis career on top, another burst onto the scene. Central Catholic senior Adam Blasinsky defended his title at the WPIAL Class AAA boys singles championship 6-2, 7-5 over Latrobe’s Chad Kissell on Tuesday at Bethel Park, and Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross claimed the …
Sewickley Academy boys tennis off to 3-0 start
By Karen Kadilak
Although it is rebuilding, the Sewickley Academy boys tennis team is considered a serious contender for its 11th straight WPIAL Class AA title. The Panthers were 3-0 in Section 3-AA entering this week. One of the wins was against Mars, the WPIAL runner-up a year ago. Sewickley Academy has so …
Team play to be key for Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse
By Nathan Smith
For Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse coach Tim Hastings, the difference between an average and great season for his squad will come down to if the players can play as a team. “We need to come together and believe in one another,” Hastings said. “We need to play as a team. …
QV, Sewickley girls lacrosse teams chasing similar goals
By Nathan Smith
After first-round losses in the WPIAL Division I playoffs last season, the Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse teams are looking to improve this season. Quakers coach Nellie Krauss feels her team could be heading to a record-breaking season. “I don’t want to put a jinx on it, but …
Quaker Valley track prepares for team season
By Kevin Ritchart
The team comes first. That’s the philosophy Quaker Valley head coach Jerry Veshio holds to at the start of every track and field season. “Each …
Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley boys tennis teams open season victorious
By Kevin Ritchart
For the Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy boys tennis teams, the 2014 season started with Section 3-AA victories last Friday, but thanks to Western Pennsylvania’s constantly changing weather conditions, neither team has been able to get in much quality practice time. As a result, neither coach has been able to …
Sewickley Academy baseball team sets sights high
By Nathan Smith
Entering his second season leading the program, Sewickley Academy baseball coach Andrew Heck is raising the expectations. The Panthers finished with an 11-6 mark and …
Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley softball teams set to start season
By Nathan Smith
Warmer temperatures? Longer days? Chirping birds? It must be time for the 2014 WPIAL spring sports season. The scheduled opening games of the softball season …
Linsly edges Sewickley Academy in ISHL title game
By Nathan Smith
When the Sewickley Academy hockey team took to the ice for the Independent School Hockey League championship game, it needed to find a way to shutdown Linsly School — a team that outscored the Panthers, 21-8, in three previous games this season. The Cadets were able to once again find …
Turnaround season ends for Sewickleky Academy girls
By Nathan Smith
In its first playoff game since 2011, the Sewickley Academy girls basketball team could not find the basket. The team managed just four points in …
Frazier girls lock down Sewickley Academy to advance in Class A
By Jason Black
In a game where points were at a premium, the Frazier girls basketball team found a magic formula in the third quarter and used it …
Sewickley Academy enters ISHL playoffs with momentum
By Nathan Smith
The Kiski School has been a thorn in the side of the Sewickley Academy hockey team this team. Entering last week’s game, the Cougars had …
Quaker Valley bowlers chasing Section 7 title
By Karen Kadilak
Having clinched a playoff berth, the Quaker Valley boys bowling team (6-0 entering this week) plans to zero in on the section title in a WPIBL Section 7 match against North Allegheny on Thursday. Coach Greg Vecchi said the Quakers, who are battling inconsistency, need to win two of three …
Clairton edges Sewickley Academy to reach quarterfinals
By Mark Kaboly
Clairton couldn’t make a free throw down the stretch. The Bears couldn’t miss from 3-point range in overtime. Isaiah Hollis and Rasheed Pacley made 3-pointers …
Sewickley Academy squads, Quaker Valley boys advance to WPIAL postseason
By Nathan Smith
For the Sewickley area basketball teams, the 2013-14 season was a success. Three earned WPIAL playoff berths as the Quaker Valley boys squad and the …
Sewickley Academy boys using section title chase as prep for postseason
By Nathan Smith
Win Palmer has a simple formula to judge how the Sewickley Academy boys basketball team will perform in the postseason: If the Panthers are competing …
WPIAL realignment shakes up some Sewickley Valley teams
By Nathan Smith
When the 2014 fall sports season rolls round, the Sewickley area teams are going to have to deal with some new surroundings. The WPIAL announced section alignments for the 2014-15 fall sports season, and several area teams are on the move. The Quaker Valley football team will remain in the …
Quaker Valley diver makes quick study
By Karen Kadilak
Reilly Diggins is off to an impressive start as a freshman on the Quaker Valley girls swimming and diving team. Diggins was undefeated in 1-meter diving in two of three Section 2-AA meets so far. Her only loss came last week, when she finished second to Riverside’s Brittany Hart, a …
Led by first year coach Christen Adels, Sewickley Academy girls making major strides
By Nathan Smith
Six wins might not seem like a lot, but for the Sewickley Academy girls basketball team, it is the result of a season of hard …
Sewickley Academy boys rebound from defensive lapse
By Nathan Smith
When the Sewickley Academy boys basketball team stepped on the court against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic last week it had something to prove — that …
Sewickley Academy girls working toward postseason berth
By Kevin Ritchart
The members of the 2013-14 Sewickley Academy girls basketball team have never participated in a WPIAL playoff game, but that may change this season. The Panthers (7-4) posted a 46-13 victory over Western Beaver last Saturday to improve to 3-2 in Section 1-A, which was good for a third-place tie …

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