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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 ...
Shady Side Academy senior Groff leads team to pair of wins
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy senior basketball player Dylan Groff, a 6-foot-4 guard, scored 18 points to lead the Indians to a win over Wilkinsburg on Feb. 3. On Friday, he scored 15 points to again lead the team as SSA upended Greensburg Central Catholic, handing the Centurions their first section ...
Breast Cancer Awareness Classic a success at Shady Side Academy
By Marty Stewart
The basketballs started bouncing at 11 a.m. Saturday and didn’t stop until 9 p.m. as the second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Classic was held at ...
Tipton helps lift Apollo-Ridge over Section 2-AA foe Shady Side Academy
By Bill Beckner Jr.
His face framed in glee after his team’s best game of the season, Apollo-Ridge guard Tre Tipton passed the attention to his teammates. It is what ...
Freshman swimmer Cummings earns wins for Shady Side Academy
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy freshman swimmer Meredith Cummings won the 50-yard freestyle and was part of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard free relay teams last ...
Shady Side Academy’s Hacke helps girls basketball team to key wins
By Marty Stewart
The play of Shady Side Academy sophomore Sarah Hacke is a big reason why the Indians are off to a 4-1 start in Section 2-AA ...
Shady Side Academy senior Yencik commits to Rochester
By Marty Stewart
Jackie Yencik, a senior at Shady Side Academy, has decided to continue her education and softball career at the University of Rochester. Yencik is a second ...
Riverview girls basketball uses late run to beat Shady Side Academy
By George Guido
It took the Riverview Raiders more than three quarters to find their shooting touch. But when they did, it was enough to rally Riverview to a ...
Shady Side Academy swimmer Coughlin piling up 1st-place finishes
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy sophomore swimmer Zac Coughlin recorded first-place finishes last week against Brentwood in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and was part of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. Against Mars, he was part of the winning 200 free relay team. For his efforts, he is ...
Shady Side Academy torments Apollo-Ridge, moves to 3-0
By Matt Grubba
Shady Side Academy coach David Vadnais summed up the win that kept his team atop Section 2-AA with one word e_SEmD effort. Louis Berry scored 19 points and had six of his team’s 13 steals, and Shady Side Academy pulled away from Apollo-Ridge, 70-52, on Friday in Fox Chapel. Michael Ware added ...
Shady Side Academy girls earn split at St. Joseph tournament
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls basketball team started its season with a pair of games at the St. Joseph’s tournament last weekend. Coach Audrey Scott’s Indians were involved in a couple of nail-biters. On Friday, they staged a fourth-quarter comeback against Ford City but it wasn’t enough as the ...
Trib Cup: North Allegheny, Central Valley, Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy lead fall sports standings
By Tribune-Review
Four Western Pennsylvania high schools have a little more to celebrate this holiday season as their student-athletes showed perseverance on the field, racked up accolades and added to their school’s trophy cases. With the fall season coming to a close, four of the top districts in the area rose to ...
Shady Side Academy swimmers set to start season
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy swim teams are always in the thick of things when the WPIAL and PIAA championships begin, and coach John Landreth feels this season will be no different. “As always, we are going to be working hard to improve our individual times again this year, as well as ...
Shady Side Academy girls looking to improve with newcomers in lineup
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls basketball team finished 10-12 last year and ended its season in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, ...
Shady Side boys seek return to postseason
By Marty Stewart
Last year, the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team finished 14-9 and made it to the second round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. Second-year ...
Shady Side Academy runners celebrate successful season
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls cross country had quite a successful campaign this past season, and coach Sue Whitney is setting the bar higher for next year. “It was a tremendously successful season,” she said. The Indians, led by seniors Elizabeth Ejzak, Angie Kim, AineMarie Policarto, Yasmine Islam, Sarah Small, ...

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