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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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Shady Side Academy girls soccer’s Harper has scoring touch
By Marty Stewart
Elizabeth Harper has been a scoring machine this season for Shady Side Academy girls soccer. She has 22 goals on the season, including four three-goal games. Last week, she scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Springdale and scored three goals against The Ellis School. For her …
Fox Chapel keeper racking up shutouts, providing leadership
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel senior Matt Herrmann, a goaltender on the Foxes’ soccer team, is one of the main reasons coach Erik Ingram’s team is having another …
Berry, SSA run past Deer Lakes in shutout
By William Whalen
Shady Side Academy senior running back Louis Berry’s 208-yard, three-touchdown first-half performance was more than enough as the Indians rolled past Allegheny Conference foe Deer Lakes, 39-0, on Saturday night at Michael J. Farrell Stadium. The win keeps Shady Side Academy (4-2, 4-2) in the Class AA playoff hunt. The …
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 …

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