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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, ...
Shady Side Academy girls earn postseason soccer honors
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team finished with another stellar season. They ended with an 18-5 record and advanced to the semifinals of the WPIAL Class A playoffs and the quarterfinals in the PIAA championships. “I am really proud of this group of girls and what they have accomplished ...
Shady Side Academy’s Morlacci earns reputation as strong goalie
By Marty Stewart
Goalie Samantha Morlacci, a junior, was a big part of the success of a Shady Side Academy soccer team that made it to the semifinals of the WPIAL tournament and the quarterfinals of the PIAA tournament. She posted 14 shutouts, and her outstanding play did not go unnoticed. “She kept ...
Shady Side Academy football coach Havern reflects on season
By Marty Stewart
The football season ended sooner than Shady Side Academy football coach Dave Havern expected as the Indians suffered a 38-0 loss at Mt. Pleasant in ...
Shady Side Academy boys soccer team enjoys ‘fantastic’ season
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys soccer team ended its season with a 12-6 record and advanced to the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals before falling to ...
Shady Side Academy girls soccer team falls at states
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team won its PIAA first-round playoff game Nov. 4 as it edged Karns City, 3-2, in an overtime game. Elizabeth ...
Two-time champ GCC girls soccer blanks Shady Side Academy to reach state semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
It was an 80-minute match, but the Greensburg Central Catholic girls soccer team needed about 10 minutes to advance in the PIAA playoffs. The ...
Shady Side Academy’s Dua captures PIAA singles title
By Marty Stewart
Three weeks after winning the WPIAL Class AAA singles tennis title, Shady Side Academy junior Ananya Dua swept to the PIAA Class AAA championship on ...
Shady Side Academy’s run of field hockey titles ends
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy field hockey team took to the field Oct. 28 hoping to lay claim to a fourth straight WPIAL Class AA championship. ...
Shady Side’s Dua, North Allegheny's Li, Lee capture PIAA tennis titles
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — The WPIAL was well represented on Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club for the conclusion of the girls high school tennis season at the PIAA championships. Of the 16 total remaining slots entering Saturday’s semifinal play in two classifications, seven belonged to players from District 7. Two championship matches were ...
Mt. Pleasant steamrolls Shady Side Academy, 38-0
By Jason Black
Mt. Pleasant’s football team has won a lot of games in recent seasons by doing two things well: playing solid defense and employing a lethal ...
Herald Spotlight Athlete: SSA keeper played key role in run to quarterfinals
By Marty Stewart
Phil King has been stellar in the net all season for the Shady Side Academy boys soccer team. His play was a big factor in SSA’s run to the quarterfinals in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. For his efforts, he is The Herald Spotlight Athlete of the Week. He has ...
North Allegheny, Ellis School capture WPIAL field hockey titles
By Bill West
After a period of parity in WPIAL Class AAA field hockey, another reign for North Allegheny has begun. No. 1 seed North Allegheny repeated as ...
North Allegheny girls defend state team tennis title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Shady Side Academy threw its best game at North Allegheny, but again; it was not enough. In an afternoon of tennis dominated by WPIAL teams, the Tigers defended their PIAA Class AAA girls team title with a 3-1 win over the Indians on Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club. Three of ...
No. 4 Highlands wraps up perfect regular season
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With speed-bursting, tackle-busting running backs on both teams, Highlands was concerned its regular-season finale against Shady Side Academy might look more like a track meet ...
Shady Side Academy blanks South Allegheny to reach WPIAL girls soccer semifinals
By Dave Mackall
Shady Side Academy was just a little quicker, a little faster, a little better. And it didn’t hurt that the Indians had Elizabeth Harper on ...
Mt. Pleasant boys soccer season ends on penalty kicks
By Jason Black
Mt. Pleasant goalie Robbie Bailey did everything he could to help the Vikings win Monday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff game against Shady Side Academy ...
Shady Side Academy tops Kittanning; both clinch playoff spots
By George Guido
After losing a close decision in what amounted to the Allegheny Conference title game to Kittanning a year ago, Shady Side Academy made sure this time around. The Indians used an explosive third quarter and rolled to a 28-14 victory over the Wildcats at Kittanning’s final homecoming. Jackson Fitzgerald ran for 225 ...
North Allegheny, Sewickley Academy girls claim tennis titles
By Gary Horvath
Members of the North Allegheny girls tennis team were quick to show their excitement after winning a second straight WPIAL Class AAA team championship Thursday, but they also will be quick to turn their focus to the next test, coach Michelle Weniger said. “They will start thinking about states by ...
Fresh off homecoming win, SSA set to face Kittanning
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy’s football team gave the homecoming crowd a lot to cheer about on Saturday as the Indians pulled away from West Shamokin in ...
SSA cross country to contend for WPIAL title
By Marty Stewart
Sue Whitney has been coaching the Shady Side Academy girls cross country team for 23 years. After a few days of preseason workouts, she knew this year’s team had the potential to have a memorable season. “I had a feeling this would be a special team,” she said. “It’s a ...
HS highlight reel: Reigning champs set to defend titles
By Tribune-Review
Six defending champions and dozens of other boys and girls soccer teams will get a look at their path to Highmark Stadium on Wednesday when ...
West Shamokin stays positive in defeat
By George Guido
Many Armstrong County observers wondered how West Shamokin and Apollo-Ridge would do moving up to Class AA after both had successful Class A seasons last year. While Apollo-Ridge has already secured a Class AA playoff berth, West Shamokin has showed it can compete in the Allegheny Conference. Case in point was ...
Playoff implications loom as West Shamokin heads to Shady Side Academy
By Matt Grubba
Though their records are opposite, West Shamokin and Shady Side Academy have very good reasons to view their meeting as a must-win. The Wolves are the ...

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