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Ford City upsets No. 9 Shady Side Academy behind Walker’s 5 TDs

By William Whalen
Zeke Walker’s career-high five-touchdown performance coupled with two late defensive stands with less than two minutes to go gave Ford City a 34-33 upset over No. 10 Shady Side Academy in front of a spirited homecoming crowd at Ford City Athletic Field. “You can see the maturity, our guys are …
Shady Side Academy boys soccer rolling under new coach
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys soccer team, under the leadership of new coach Graeme Dunlap, has gotten off to a strong start in WPIAL Section …
Herald spotlight athlete: SSA soccer player has nose for net
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy junior Matt Rytel had quite a week in leading the boys soccer team to three victories. In a win over Highlands on …
Shady Side Academy looks to bounce back from 1st loss
By Marty Stewart
So far this season, it has been the Shady Side Academy running backs who have turned in multiple-touchdown games. Unbeaten Apollo-Ridge reversed that trend last …
Brown’s 7 TDs power Apollo-Ridge past Shady Side Academy
By Doug Gulasy
“Little brother” came up big for Apollo-Ridge on Friday night. Sophomore Duane Brown, half of the Vikings’ two-headed quarterback monster with Tre Tipton, scored seven …
Gorman: For Berrys, football runs in family
By Kevin Gorman
Lou Berry knows there is a special relationship between any father and son but believes his is unique. Not only do he and his son …
Shady Side Academy’s Dua wins WPIAL Class AAA title; GCC sisters find forfeit deal in Class AA
By Bill West
A student at Shady Side Academy since she started seventh grade, junior Ananya Dua knew the tennis courts on the Fox Chapel private school’s campus …
Shady Side Academy out to defend field hockey title
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy field hockey team finished with a deceiving 6-6-2 record last year. The Indians won the WPIAL Class AA championship and then lost in the first round of the PIAA championships. Coach Erin Weir lost four graduates from that team but is confident that her team will …
Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls soccer downs rival Springdale
By Marty Stewart
The Section 3-AAA singles tennis tournament was held Sept. 10-11 and Shady Side Academy’s Ananya Dua won the title. Fox Chapel and Shady Side Academy each placed two players in the semifinals. Fox Chapel’s Laurel Shymansky defeated West Mifflin’s Chelsea Page, 10-0, in the first round and then topped Julianna …
Shady Side Academy junior captures section singles title
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy junior Ananya Dua claimed the Section 3-AAA singles championship last week. She defeated Fox Chapel’s Laurel Shymansky in a thrilling three-set match. …
Shady Side Academy’s Berry shines in Allegheny Conference win
By Marty Stewart
For the third time in as many weeks, a different player stepped up for the Shady Side Academy football team to turn in a multiple …
Berry’s 4 TDs carry Shady Side Academy past Valley
By Doug Gulasy
Shady Side Academy senior returner Louis Berry IV made sure he didn’t step into the end zone as he caught a kickoff over his shoulder early in the second quarter Friday night. From there, he said his momentum-turning return became much easier. Berry’s 99-yard return for a touchdown broke a …
Springdale girls suffer shutout loss
By Doug Gulasy
Shady Side Academy and Springdale entered Wednesday night’s Section 4-A girls soccer game looking for a marquee win after both suffered early-season losses to Greensburg …
Shady Side Academy junior running back piling up the yards
By Marty Stewart
Eric Harris was a one-man wrecking crew last Friday as Shady Side Academy cruised to a victory at Burrell. He rushed for six touchdowns and …
Defending WPIAL champion Shady Side Academy looks to repeat without 3 key players
By Marty Stewart
Defending a WPIAL championship is a challenge for any team, and it’s a challenge the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team plans to attack head …
Burrell falls to Shady Side Academy in emotional home opener
By D.j. Vasil
Burrell’s home opener Friday night also was a night of remembrance. “Small In Numbers … Big In Heart” was on the front of every Burrell player’s warmup shirt before their matchup against Shady Side Academy at Buccaneer Stadium. On the back, the number 70 marked the memory of fallen teammate …
Shady Side Academy boys out to defend section cross country title
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys cross country team had a successful last season, going 7-0 en route to a section title. To repeat, the Indians must overcome the loss of brothers Max and Zac Prizant, who graduated. SSA coach Paul Ejzak has plenty of returning talent, though, with sophomore Gannon …
Quick start fuels Shady Side Academy to opening win over Freeport
By William Whalen
Big plays and key injuries proved too much to overcome as Freeport dropped its Allegheny Conference opener to No. 8 Shady Side Academy, 23-7, on Friday night at James Swartz Memorial Field. “(Shady Side Academy) has 10 starters back from last year,” Freeport coach John Gaillot said. “I could not …
Shady Side Academy football out to compete for Allegheny title
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy football team closed its two-week preseason training camp with a scrimmage against Our Lady of the Sacred Heart on Friday, and …
Shady Side Academy boys golf returns experienced lineup
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team will have a new coach this season as Wesley Ballantyne will take over. The team will remain largely the same, though, because the Indians didn’t have any seniors on last year’s roster. “We did not graduate anyone,” Ballantyne said. “We will have three …
Junior set to replace Shady Side Academy’s backfield tandem
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy posted an 8-2 mark last year and fell to Beaver in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. Six players …
Shady Side Academy football prepares for upcoming season
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy football team will be donning the pads soon as preseason practice begins Aug. 11. “As usual, camp will last for two …
Shady Side Academy’s Jaffe a lacrosse All-American
By Staff Report
Max Jaffe, a rising junior at Shady Side Academy, has been named a 2014 Brine National High School All-American and has been selected to represent …
Dively leads Springdale Legion to victory
By Marty Stewart
Morgan Dively, who plays for Springdale’s American Legion team, struck out nine Plum hitters and also had a double and two singles last week in …
SSA lacrosse reflects on championship season
By Marty Stewart
When the season closed a few weeks ago with a loss to Mt. Lebanon in the PIAA Division I quarterfinals, first-year coach Michael Williams and …

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