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Seasoned veterans ready to lead Indians girls track

By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls track team will feature some seasoned veterans and some talented newcomers this season. Coach Paul Bodnarchuk has high hopes for the team and is optimistic about the WPIAL championships. “We had to replace four seniors from last year but we have a strong group of …
Yencik key to SSA softball success
By Marty Stewart
Jackie Yencik, a junior, has been a starter on the Shady Side Academy softball team since she was a freshman. She led the team in …
SSA softball dedicated to improve
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy softball team won three games last year, which was a two-win improvement over 2012. Second-year coach Abby Bodenlos expects more this …
8 starters return to lead Shady Side girls lacrosse team
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls’ lacrosse team ended up with a 15-3 record last year. Four seniors graduated from the team but coach Emily Schaknowski …
New coach has confidence in Shady Side boys lacrosse team
By Marty Stewart
After serving as an assistant coach, Michael Williams is taking over as head coach of the Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team. And he is …
Stewart: Baseball’s return makes mouths start to water
By Marty Stewart
I think the song “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” is a bit outdated. Well, just the part about buying me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. It needs to be changed to “Buy me some quiche and some bacon on a stick.” The revenue from hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and …
Shady Side shooting to defend WPIAL tennis title
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy tennis team won the WPIAL AAA championship last year and made it to the PIAA finals before falling to Conestoga. Coach …
SSA boys track looks to contend in section
By Marty Stewart
Last year, the Shady Side Academy boys track team finished 5-3 overall and 4-3 in the section, falling short of the playoffs. New coach Adam Janosko is optimistic about the playoff fortunes of this year’s squad. “We lost nine athletes to graduation, some of them being key performers,” he said. …
Stewart: High school hoops player an inspiration
By Marty Stewart 10:02 p.m.
Sometimes, you just get tired of reading about athletes getting arrested or pouting about the injustice of multimillion-dollar contracts. Sometimes you want to read about an athlete who will inspire you and make you realize that there are some feel good stories out there. Here’s one: While the rest of …
Shady Side hoops experiences success under 1st-year coach
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys basketball team concluded its season with a 14-9 record. And it was a year to remember for David Vadnais, the …
Shady Side swimmer talks about life in, out of the pool
By Marty Stewart
Two weeks ago at the WPIAL swimming championships, Brendan Leech qualified in four events for this week’s PIAA meet. He finished third in the 100 …
Shady Side swim teams shine at WPIAL meet
By Marty Stewart
It was a successful weekend for the Shady Side Academy swim teams at the WPIAL Class AA championships. The boys and girls both finished in seventh place, and the Indians will send eight swimmers to the PIAA championships March 14 and 15 at Bucknell University. “We had a lot of …
Class AAA swimmers knock off 6 records in WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
First came the North Allegheny girls, a few minutes into the WPIAL swimming and diving championships. Then it was Upper St. Clair, equally as dominant …
Shady Side swimmers to battle for WPIAL gold
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy swim team will have nine boys and 10 girls participating in this weekend’s WPIAL Class AA championships at Pitt’s Trees Hall. Representing the girls team are seniors Dominique DeRubeis in the 200 freestyle relay, Rachael Roman in the 200 freestyle and 200 and 400 freestyle relays, …
Indians battle, fall just short in playoff contest
By Marty Stewart 9:21 p.m.
At halftime of their WPIAL Class AA playoff game, things looked rosy for coach David Vadnais and the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team. The …
Shady Side girls end solid season with playoff loss
By Marty Stewart
Coach Audrey Scott’s Shady Side Academy girls basketball team lost in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs but Scott, though disappointed, saw …
Shady Side Academy junior Clark shines as ski racer
By Marty Stewart 9:00 p.m.
While many people are complaining about the weather, Courtney Clark, a junior at Shady Side Academy, has been embracing the wintry blasts of snow. It …
Ware leads Indians offense as playoffs start
By Marty Stewart 9:00 p.m.
Mike Ware, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, stepped into the SSA starting lineup as a freshman and averaged in double figures. He has led the team in …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Shady Side Academy’s Kyle Olander, West Mifflin’s Taylor Thomas
By Brian Graham
Kyle Olander School: Shady Side Academy Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Olander scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Indians past Northgate, …
Shady Side Academy hoop event raises money for cancer research
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy hosted its first Breast Cancer Classic basketball tournament Saturday and, from all accounts, it was a success. The Shady Side Academy girls won the opener 53-16 over Propel Academy. Natalie Palmer scored 11 points to lead the Indians. “It was a good game for us,” SSA coach …
Shady Side girls swim teams win; boys suffer setback
By Staff Report
The Shady Side Academy swim team took on Plum on Feb. 4. The girls won 96-74, and the boys suffered a 95-73 loss. On Feb. 6, the girls beat Mars, 95-68, and the boys lost, 85-84. “It was a couple of tough losses for the boys, although we swam incredibly …
Shady Side graduate to play lacrosse at Oberlin
By Marty Stewart
Ian McCague, a 2013 Shady Side Academy graduate who attended Mercersburg as a post-graduate student this year, will attend Oberlin in the fall and play on its lacrosse team. McCague (6-foot-2, 205) played the attack position. In his senior year at SSA, he scored 28 goals and had 25 assists …
Palmer helps push Shady Side Academy girls to success
By Marty Stewart
Natalie Palmer, a sophomore at Shady Side Academy, has led the Indians in scoring in all but two games this season. She led the team …
Seniors shine for Shady Side Academy hockey
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy hockey team played a two-game series with St. Michael’s College of Toronto last weekend and came away with a clean sweep. …
SSA tourney to raise cancer awareness
By Marty Stewart
High school basketball fans will have the opportunity to get a full dose of the sport on Feb. 8 at Shady Side Academy. The school …

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