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Sewickley Academy boys soccer nearly starts from scratch

By Gary Horvath
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 …
Despite success, Sewickley Academy baseball still building coach says
By Nathan Smith
The resurgence of the Sewickley Academy baseball team continued this season. After reaching the WPIAL playoffs for the first time since 2006 last season, the …
Sewickley Academy, QV baseball fall in 1st round
By Staff Reports
Despite seven strikeouts in six innings from pitcher Joe Nagel, Sewickley Academy was ousted from the PIAA Class A playoffs in a 3-2 first-round loss to Elk County Catholic at Brockway High School on Monday. Drew Johnson had a double for Sewickley Academy (10-7), which rallied for two runs in …
Riverview baseball team falls short in bid for PIAA berth
By Bill West
Equal parts excitement and exhaustion hung in the air around Sewickley Academy’s dugout during the moments immediately following Thursday’s WPIAL Class A baseball consolation game. In Riverview’s dugout, there was exasperation. With a spot in the PIAA Class A playoffs on the line, Riverview and Sewickley Academy answered each other’s …
Sewickley Academy baseball falls in WPIAL quarterfinals
By Kevin Ritchart
The Sewickley Academy baseball team’s quest for a WPIAL title may have come to an end last week, but a spot in the state tournament remained a possibility earlier this week. The Panthers (9-6) were scheduled to take on Riverview (14-6) on Wednesday evening at Washington & Jefferson with a …
Sewickley Academy’s Thorpe finishes strong at PIAAs
By Karen Kadilak
Sewickley Academy junior Aja Thorpe entered the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University last weekend thinking the 100-meter hurdles was the stronger of …
NA doubles team wins state title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY – In all, it was a successful weekend of boys’ tennis for the WPIAL at the PIAA championships. Players from WPIAL schools competed in three of Saturday’s four finals at Hershey Racquet Club, including an all-WPIAL championship. North Allegheny’s Kevin Goth and Jared Isaacs toppled Shady Side Academy’s Chris …
WPIAL tennis players advance to PIAA semis
By Staff Report
Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA singles tennis tournament Friday with a pair of straight-sets wins. The WPIAL champion defeated Eastern Lebanon County’s Adam Bahney, 7-6 (3), 6-3, in the quarterfinals. In Class AAA, Latrobe’s Chad Kissell and Central Catholic’s Adam Blasinsky, …
Sewickley Academy baseball makes history
By Nathan Smith
The Sewickley Academy baseball team is making history this season. After last week’s WPIAL Class A playoff wins over Bishop Canevin, 6-4, and Our Lady …
Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy athletes qualify for PIAA track championships
By Nathan Smith
There will be some local flavor at the PIAA Class AA track and field finals in Shippensburg this weekend. Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy had …
No. 1 California rolls into WPIAL finals with victory over Sewickley Academy
By Paul Schofield
California baseball coach Nick Damico switched up his lineup for Monday’s semifinal-round game against Sewickley Academy, and the move worked perfectly. Damico moved Jake Columbus …
Shady Side Academy captures PIAA boys tennis title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — There were no pep talks beforehand, nor hand-wringing. Just a quiet confidence. Facing District 1 power Conestoga for the third consecutive year in the PIAA boys team tennis finals, Shady Side Academy stared down its tormentors and won state gold Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club with a tense …
Sewickley Academy pitcher earns his revenge against OLSH
By Chris Harlan
Beaten by OLSH two weeks earlier, Sewickley Academy left-hander Drew Johnson won the rematch that mattered most. Inspired by a three-run lead in the first …
Sewickley Academy’s McClain has bright lacrosse future
By Karen Kadilak
Part of a large recruiting class, Sewickley Academy senior Maggie McClain probably will not play much for the Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse team next year. …
Team-first mentality again plays key role for WPIAL champion Sewickley Academy tennis
By Nathan Smith
For some, high school tennis comes down to the individual; success is based on what happens during the WPIAL singles and doubles tournaments. But for …
Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy track teams set for WPIAL finals
By Nathan Smith
The Sewickley area will be well represented at the WPIAL Class AA track and field finals. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. Thursday at …
Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy continue tradition of success at WPIAL boys tennis finals
By Gary Horvath
Tradition was on display Thursday at the WPIAL boys tennis team finals at North Allegheny. Sewickley Academy won its 11th straight Class AA title 4-1 …
Sewickley Academy pair captures WPIAL title
By Nathan Smith
Sewickley Academy’s dominance of the WPIAL Class AA doubles tournament continued last week. Senior Luke Vith and freshman Ryan Gex became the sixth straight Panthers …
Sewickley Academy baseball playing for playoff positioning
By Kevin Ritchart
Sewickley Academy baseball coach Andrew Heck was hoping this season would be different. In the span of 24 hours last week, the Panthers had two …
Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse gaining confidence
By Kevin Ritchart
Tim Hastings has seen some changes in his team in recent weeks. The Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse coach has observed a group of players with more confidence — and as a result, more victories — to show for their efforts. “I felt coming into the season that this was a …

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