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Quick start fuels Shady Side Academy to opening win over Freeport

By William Whalen 10:30 a.m.
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 …
Trib Cup: Spring sports leaders sparked by title runs
By Brian Graham
Another school year has concluded and as usual WPIAL athletes impressed high school sports fans with superior individual and team performances. North Allegheny (Class AAAA), Beaver (Class AAA), Shady Side Academy (Class AA) and Sewickley Academy (Class A) soared to their top of their respective classifications with deep playoff runs …
Shady Side baseball team’s future looks bright
By Marty Stewart
Once again, the Shady Side Academy baseball team qualified for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs but the Indians’ stay was a short one as they …
Sky is the limit for Shady Side’s Prizant
By Marty Stewart
Max Prizant, a senior, ended his track career in style. He won a gold medal in the pole vault at the WPIAL championships and he …
Fox Chapel, Shady Side lacrosse, volleyball players honored
By Marty Stewart
The WPIAL All-Section lacrosse teams, as voted on by the coaches, were announced last week. In Division 1, Section 2, Fox Chapel’s high-scoring attacker Alden …
PIAA lacrosse roundup: Mt. Lebanon’s Lee saves trip to semifinals
By Jason Orfao
Clinging to a one-goal lead, Mt. Lebanon needed one more save to ensure its third trip to the PIAA boys lacrosse semifinals in four seasons. Matt Lee was there to provide it and the Blue Devils escaped with a 7-6 triumph over Shady Side Academy in quarterfinal action Saturday at …
NA doubles team wins state title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY – In all, it was a successful weekend of boys’ tennis for the WPIAL at the PIAA championships. Players from WPIAL schools competed in three of Saturday’s four finals at Hershey Racquet Club, including an all-WPIAL championship. North Allegheny’s Kevin Goth and Jared Isaacs toppled Shady Side Academy’s Chris …
Shady Side Academy, Quaker Valley earn WPIAL boys lacrosse titles
By Gary Horvath
The Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team can finally forget about its last loss. The Quakers (18-0) completed their undefeated season Friday, topping Indiana, 13-10, in …
WPIAL tennis players advance to PIAA semis
By Staff Report
Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA singles tennis tournament Friday with a pair of straight-sets wins. The WPIAL champion defeated Eastern Lebanon County’s Adam Bahney, 7-6 (3), 6-3, in the quarterfinals. In Class AAA, Latrobe’s Chad Kissell and Central Catholic’s Adam Blasinsky, …
Mt. Lebanon, Quaker Valley focus on WPIAL title lacrosse sweeps
By Gary Horvath
In a year where WPIAL lacrosse showed parity in the regular season, two programs are looking to establish themselves as being among the elite, and …
Q&A: Shady Side Academy’s Berry wins WPIAL gold
By Marty Stewart
Louis Berry, a junior, finished first in the 100 meter dash at the WPIAL Class AA championships and was a part of the 4x100 relay …
Shady Side Academy athletes capture 2 WPIAL titles
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys track team had a strong showing at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships last week. Louis Berry and Max Prizant each earned a gold medal with Berry winning the 100 meter dash and Prizant taking first in the pole vault. They qualified for …
Q&A: Chris Grubbs leads Shady Side Academy to tennis titles
By Marty Stewart
Two weeks ago, Chris Grubbs teamed up with Michael Kann to win the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championship. It was his third consecutive doubles title. …
Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy continue tradition of success at WPIAL boys tennis finals
By Gary Horvath
Tradition was on display Thursday at the WPIAL boys tennis team finals at North Allegheny. Sewickley Academy won its 11th straight Class AA title 4-1 …
SSA grad makes impact on Pitt women’s lacrosse team
By Marty Stewart
After being a part of a very successful Shady Side Academy lacrosse team for four years, Lia Winter has played a big part in the …
Shady Side Academy brings home WPIAL duo tennis title
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy’s Chris Grubbs and Michael Kann brought home the fourth straight WPIAL AAA doubles tennis title for Shady Side Academy on April 29. After receiving a first-round bye, the duo defeated Fox Chapel’s Sid Rajupet and Josh Lehman by 10-6 in the quarterfinals and then nipped Pine-Richland’s Caleb …
Q&A: Shady Side Academy lacrosse team’s Dan Marous
By Marty Stewart
Dan Marous, a senior, has been on a goal-scoring spree for the Shady Side Academy lacrosse team the last two weeks. In his last five …
Shady Side Academy lacrosse has final test before playoffs
By Gary Horvath
There is just one game remaining on the schedule for the Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team before the WPIAL Division I playoffs start next …

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