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Shady Side Academy graduate Harchelroad excels in 3 sports

By Marty Stewart 9:22 p.m.
Recent Shady Side Academy graduate Gabby Harchelroad left behind a legacy of a three-sport star. She has been playing basketball, field hockey and lacrosse since her ...
Shady Side Academy’s Groff brothers set for Maccabi Games
By Marty Stewart 9:21 p.m.
Dylan Groff, a 2015 Shady Side Academy graduate, and his brother, Etai, a junior at SSA are preparing to head to Berlin at the end ...
Shady Side Academy baseball team rises to occasion
By Marty Stewart
 Once again, the regular season ended with a trip to the WPIAL Class AA playoffs for the Shady Side Academy baseball team. Though the trek ...
Shady Side Academy lacrosse players make college decisions
By Marty Stewart
Three members of the Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team recently announced their college choices. Robby Woodings will be attending the United States Military Academy ...
Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse moves on to PIAA tourney
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team lost to Quaker Valley, 17-10, on May 21 in the semifinals of the WPIAL Division I playoffs. The loss dropped the Indians’ record to 10-4 but it didn’t end their season. They faced off against Chartiers Valley on May 21 in a consolation game ...
Shady Side Academy boys advance to PIAA tournament
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team fell in the WPIAL semifinals May 19 in a game that went into three overtimes. The Indians lost to North Allegheny, 8-7. Max Jaffe led the Indians with three goals and four assists while Robby Woodings and Alec Bernstein each had a pair ...
Krol tallied OT winner for Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy sophomore Clayton Krol, a 5-foot-11 attacker, scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the consolation game of the WPIAL Division I tournament ...
Shady Side Academy’s Berry defends title in 100-meter dash
By Marty Stewart
The WPIAL Class AA track and field championships were held at Baldwin High School on May 14. For Shady Side Academy’s Louis Berry, it was deja vu as he repeated as the 100-meter dash champion. He finished in 10.87 seconds to set a new school record. “Louis is a ...
HS highlight reel: Track athletes aim for Top 8 finishes
By Tribune-Review
Qualifying meets for the WPIAL track and field championships will be held at five sites Thursday with the top eight finishers in each event earning a spot at the May 14 championship. The Class AAA qualifiers will be at Pine-Richland (Northern), West Mifflin (Southern) and Norwin (Central). The Class AA ...
Upper St. Clair tennis dethrones 3-time defending WPIAL champion
By Karen Price
Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AAA boys team tennis championship came down to the No. 2 doubles match, and ended with Upper St. Clair dethroning defending champion Shady Side Academy, 3-2. The Indians, who had won the last three WPIAL team titles and four of the last five, won at No. 3 singles ...
Trib Cup: Five straight victories have propelled Shady Side Academy to Section 3 title
By Alex Oltmanns
Very seldom does a nonsection game have an impact on a section championship. In fact, it’s really hard to fathom how one could. But that’s exactly what happened for the Shady Side Academy baseball team in a 3-2 loss to Laurel on April 21. A one-win team out of Section 5-AA, ...
Shady Side Academy football seniors to play at next level
By Marty Stewart
Five of the seven seniors on this year’s Shady Side Academy football team will continue to play football in college. Louis Berry will attend Mt. Union College, Pat Loughran is going to Williams College, Skyler Baxter and Alex Fazoli will head to Kenyon College and Zach Kosbie will attend either ...
New opponents a challenge for Shady Side Academy baseball
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy baseball team is coning off of a season where it landed in the WPIAL playoffs for the 16th time in the ...
Full lineup returns for SSA softball team
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy softball certainly won’t be lacking in experience this season. “We did not graduate anyone,” SSA coach Abby Bodenlo said. “In terms of talent, we have a strong junior and senior class. We are in a new section this year, so we’re not too familiar with the ...
Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse ready to defend WPIAL title
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team finished with a 15-5 record last year, won the WPIAL championship and advanced to the PIAA quarterfinals. SSA coach Michael Williams must fill several holes if the Indians are to match those results. “We lost some very good players in Michael Concordia, Tucker ...
Shady Side Academy tennis out to defend titles
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys tennis team will be hard-pressed to top last year’s achievements. The team won section, WPIAL and PIAA championships. Coach Tom Mercer said this year’s team has what it takes to provide a repeat performance. “I think we have a good chance to do it again,” he ...
Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse seeking improvement
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team finished with an 8-6 record last year. The Indians made it to the WPIAL semifinals before losing to Mt. Lebanon by one goal. Coach Emily Schaknowski is hoping to improve on that performance. “We lost three starters to graduation, but we’ll be returning nine ...
Shady Side Academy boys track team preps for season
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys track team finished with a 5-2 record last season. “We didn’t qualify for the team playoffs in WPIALs but we scored well at the WPIAL championships and also at states,” SSA coach Adam Janosko said. The Indians will have to replace some high scoring graduates from ...
Shady Side Academy freshman swimmer shines at PIAA meet
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy freshman Lindsey Grune had a good showing at the PIAA Class AA swimming championships at Bucknell University last week. She was part of the 400 free relay team that finished third, she came in ninth in the 100 freestyle and was 20th in the 200 freestyle. For ...
Shady Side Academy swimmers claim 4 medals at PIAA championships
By Marty Stewart
The WPIAL Class AA swimming championships were held at Bucknell University last week, and although the Shady Side Academy boys and girls swim teams didn’t bring home any gold medals, it was a satisfying end to the season. “I thought the state meet ended on the best note possible,” SSA coach ...
Shady Side Academy’s Azzarello to compete in 4 events at state meet
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy sophomore swimmer Ashley Azzarello has qualified in four events for the PIAA Class AA swimming championships to be held this week at Bucknell University. She will compete in the 100 fly, the 100 backstroke, the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. She has been swimming ...
Shady Side Academy girls look ahead to future
By Marty Stewart
Despite a first-round playoff loss, coach Audrey Scott said the Shady Side Academy girls basketball team had a satisfying season. “I thought we could have pulled off a playoff win or two, but it just didn’t happen,” she said. “We had a cold shooting night in that opening round game ...
Shady Side Academy netminder shines in senior season
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy senior Samantha Smith was a vital part of the girls prep hockey team that won its first-ever Women’s Interscholastic League of the Middle Atlantic championship two weeks ago. Sam, as her friends and teammates call her, has been on the team in goal since her freshman ...
Shady Side Academy girls capture 1st WPIAL swim title
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls swimming team captured its first-ever WPIAL championship Saturday at Pitt’s Trees Pool. The SSA girls came roaring out of the gate ...
Shady Side Academy girls capture league hockey title
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls prep hockey team had a historic moment two weeks ago. They won their first-ever Women’s Interscholastic Hockey League of the ...

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