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HS highlight reel: Benefit tournament set for Saturday at SSA

By Marty Stewart
In what has become a yearly event, Shady Side Academy will welcome 24 girls high school basketball teams to the campus Saturday, for an all-day basketball extravaganza. Shady Side Academy’s Cancer Awareness tournament started as a small local event but has continued to grow. “This is the third year that ...
Fox Chapel girls, Shady Side Academy boys lock up postseason berths
By Marty Stewart
Entering the final week of the regular season, the Fox Chapel girls basketball team and the Shady Side Academy boys already have secured a playoff ...
Benec helps SSA girls stay in playoff chase
By Marty Stewart
Caroline Benec, a 5-foot-10 junior, is a guard/small forward on the Shady Side Academy basketball team. Last week, she scored 54 points in three ...
SSA girls set to host annual tournament to benefit cancer awareness
By Marty Stewart
In what has become a yearly event, Shady Side Academy will welcome 24 girls high school basketball teams to the campus Saturday (Feb. 6), for ...
Trib Cup: Now at full strength, Shady Side Academy boys prepare for postseason run
By Alex Oltmanns
When Etai Groff — the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team’s leading scorer — missed three games in January with an illness, the team sorely ...
Olander shines for Shady Side Academy boys
By Marty Stewart
Kirf Olander, a 5-foot-11 guard on the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team, went on a scoring spree for the Indians last week. Olander, a ...
Shady Side’s Jewart steps up for girls basketball team
By Marty Stewart
Catherine Jewart, a freshman on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, scored 49 points in three games last week. She led all scorers with ...
Shady Side Academy girls get back into shape after long layoff
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls basketball team showed a little bit of rust after a two-week layoff but used a big fourth quarter to rally ...
Shady Side Academy’s Groff scoring in bunches
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy basketball player Etai Groff poured in 31 points against Summit Academy on Dec. 15 to lead the Indians to a win. The 6-foot-3 junior is averaging more than 16 points. His summer was highlighted by a trip to Berlin to participate in the Maccabi Games. ...
Shady Side Academy’s Kozdron commits to Oberlin
By Marty Stewart
Courtney Kozdron, a senior at Shady Side Academy, recently announced plans to attend Oberlin College in Ohio, where she will continue to play softball. Last ...
Shady Side Academy’s Coughlin off to fast start
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy swimmer Zac Coughlin got off to a fast start in the pool last week as he had eight first-place finishes in SSA’s ...
Trib Cup: NA, South Fayette, Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy lead fall sports standings
By Alex Oltmanns
Four local high schools started the athletics calendar off this fall with the strongest collective performance across all ranges of interscholastic athletics in their respective classifications. With the fall season now just about over as the PIAA football playoffs draw to a close, four WPIAL school districts stand atop the ...
Shady Side Academy girls show promise
By Marty Stewart
Last season, the Shady Side Academy girls basketball team lost to Neshannock in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. Coach Audrey Scott ...
SSA swim teams look for continued success
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy swim team had a highly successful season last year. The girls went 11-0 overall and 6-0 in Section 3-AA on their way to winning the WPIAL championship and finishing sixth at the PIAA meet. The boys posted a 7-4 overall mark, went 4-2 in the section ...
Shady Side Academy girls cap special season in PIAA tournament
By Marty Stewart
In its first-round game in the PIAA Class A girls soccer tournament earlier this month, Shady Side Academy got edged out of the playoffs by Karns City, 3-2. Krystyna Rytel and Gabby White scored for SSA as the team ended its season with a 17-5 record. “We came out strong in ...
Shady Side Academy’s Scheid picks Penn
By Karen Kadilak
Shady Side Academy senior Sarah Scheid did not spend much time in deciding where she wants to continue her rowing career next season. Scheid, 17, of ...
Shady Side Academy’s Dua, Fox Chapel tandem win PIAA tennis titles
By Bill Hartlep
They had been down this road before — at least 10 times in their decorated high school careers. As usual, the stakes were high when Shady Side Academy’s Ananya Dua and North Allegheny’s Anna Li faced off for the second straight season in the PIAA Class AAA girls tennis championship ...
WPIAL players advance to PIAA semifinals
By Staff Report
Defending PIAA Class AAA girls tennis singles champion Ananya Dua is in position to retain her title Saturday. But she will have to defeat a WPIAL foe to do it. The Shady Side Academy senior cruised to a pair of straight-set wins to advance to the semifinals where she will face ...
Shady Side Academy field hockey settles for 2nd in WPIAL
By Marty Stewart
After losing to Shady Side Academy twice during the regular season, The Ellis School made sure the third time wasn’t a charm for the Indians ...
Shady Side Academy girls advance to PIAA soccer tournament
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team met Charleroi in the WPIAL Class A semifinals Nov. 2. Charleroi (17-1-2) prevailed, 1-0, with a goal on a penalty kick one minute into overtime. “The penalty kick call in overtime was a tough way to lose a hard-fought game,” SSA coach Mary Lynch ...
Ellis School, Fox Chapel earn WPIAL field hockey titles
By Karen Price
The Ellis School field hockey team didn’t score a goal in either of its regular-season losses to Shady Side Academy, but that didn’t matter in ...
North Allegheny girls capture third straight PIAA tennis title
By Bill Hartlep
For the third straight season, the North Allegheny girls tennis team left the Hershey Racquet Club carrying a first-place trophy. This title, however, was a little bit sweeter — and it had nothing to do with the Hershey’s kisses they were enjoying on the bus ride home. The Tigers became the ...
Highlands regains signature style of football, blanking Shady Side Academy
By R.A. Monti
After three lackluster games, Highlands coach Sam Albert finally saw his team play the brand of football he’s used to in a 42-0 win over Shady Side Academy. The No. 10 Golden Rams (7-2, 6-2) racked up 472 yards of offense while only allowing 102 yards to the Indians (3-6, ...
Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls shut out Serra Catholic
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy’s girls soccer team took on Serra Catholic in a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game at Fox Chapel on Saturday. SSA ...
Young Shady Side Academy football team earns win over East Allegheny
By Marty Stewart
The banged-up Shady Side Academy football team improved to 3-5 overall with a 27-6 nonconference win over East Allegheny on Friday. The Indians scored the first 10 points of the game on a 51-yard touchdown run by Eric Harris and a 22-yard field goal from Nathan Genstein. Harris also scored ...
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