Author: Karen Kadilak


Penn-Trafford diver Logan Sherwin is a Chicago recruit.
Penn-Trafford divers honored by national coaches association
June 21, 2019
Penn-Trafford departing senior divers Paige Kalik and Logan Sherwin capped their high school careers with prestigious honors.

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Sewickley product and Yale fifth-year rower Lucas Peilert
Peilert caps solid rowing career at Yale
June 14, 2019
Sewickley product and Yale fifth-year rower Lucas Peilert ended his college career on a positive note.

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Moon’s Sofia Mancini is competing with the USA Rugby Girls High School All-American Sevens.
Moon’s Mancini relishes opportunity with USA Rugby All-American Sevens
June 4, 2019
Moon junior Sofia Mancini underwent a positive transformation during her first tour with the USA Rugby Girls High School All-American Sevens U18 team.

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The WPIAL runner-up Quaker Valley boys tennis team includes, in front, from left, Will Sirianni, coach Christi Hays, Potter Oliver, Mike Sirianni; in back, Zach Albert, Thomas Pangburn, John Watters, Andres Hubsch.
Quaker Valley boys tennis caps special season in state tournament
May 31, 2019
The Quaker Valley boys tennis team had a stellar season, although it did not end the way it hoped.

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Quaker Valley’s Annie Wicker competes in the AAA girls 1600-meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
QV’s Daniel Ford leads Sewickley-area athletes into PIAA track and field championships
May 24, 2019
Quaker Valley junior Daniel Ford had a spring in his step after the WPIAL Class AA track and field championship May 16 at Slippery Rock.

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Nella Tsudis is Sewickley Academy’s only seeded individual at the 2019 WPIAL track championships.
Quaker Valley runner Annie Wicker among WPIAL favorites in distance events
May 10, 2019
Quaker Valley junior Annie Wicker is among favorites in the girls 3,200-meter run at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championship meet Thursday at Slippery Rock.

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Franklin Regional’s Jo-Michelle Huczko and Shelby Cooper are among top seeds in the girls pole vault at the WPIAL championships.
Pole vaulter Huczko leads Franklin Regional track and field athletes into WPIALs
In her first season of track and field, Franklin Regional junior Jo-Michelle “JoJo” Huczko is a favorite at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet Thursday at Slippery Rock.

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Quaker Valley’s Dom Lagnese competes during the 2019 season.
Dom Lagnese sets Quaker Valley discus record
May 3, 2019
Quaker Valley senior Dom Lagnese set a school record in the discus and, in the process, established himself as a favorite at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championship meet May 16.

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Four Quaker Valley tennis players competed in the WPIAL Class AA doubles tournament April 30, 2019, at Oxford Athletic Club. From left to right are silver medalists Will Sirianni and Potter Oliver and gold medalists Zach Albert and John Watters.
Quaker Valley tennis to be well-represented at PIAA doubles tournament
Quaker Valley juniors and longtime tennis partners Zach Albert and John Watters look forward to their first appearance in the PIAA Class AA boys doubles tournament May 24-25 in Hershey.

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Sewickley Academy’s Victoria Keller (9) competes during a girls lacrosse match in 2019.
Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team looks to take final step
April 19, 2019
After coming close last season, the Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team (6-1, 4-0 in Section 2-AAA) looks forward to its first WPIAL title.

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Franklin Regional’s Anup Nadesan returns serve against Gateway March 27, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Franklin Regional’s Nadesan gears up for tennis test at WPIALs
April 14, 2019
Franklin Regional sophomore Anup Nadesan breezed through the section but will have his work cut out for him at the WPIAL Class AAA boys tennis singles championship tournament starting Monday at the Oxford Athletic Club in Pine.

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The 2019 Quaker Valley boys tennis team is off to a 6-1 start. The team includes, in front, from left, Ryan Edwards, Will Sirianni, Potter Oliver, John Watters, Jack Bresch, Matt Kubinski, Mike Sirianni; and in back, Trent Kozar, Andres Hubsch, Ryan Jackovic, Bodhi Wilson, Thomas Pangburn and Zach Albert.
Quaker Valley tennis wants to snap title drought, while Sewickley Academy adjusts to Class AAA
April 5, 2019
After dominating WPIAL Class AA for years, the Sewickley Academy boys tennis team (4-1, 4-0 in Section 2-AAA) is playing up in Class AAA.

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Newcomer Lee buoys Penn-Trafford boys tennis squad
The Penn-Trafford boys tennis team (4-1 in Section 1-AAA) lost its top player but has an able replacement.

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Plum senior Justin Decheck won a Pennsylvania YMCA state swimming title March 22-24 at Penn State.
Plum’s Decheck leads Sampson Family YMCA charge at state meet
Plum senior Justin Decheck keeps every one of the commemorative patches he has earned at the Pennsylvania YMCA State Swimming Championship meet.

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Norwin’s Grant Snyder competes against Gateway March 18, 2019 at Gateway.
Norwin boys tennis team undertakes complete rebuild
The Norwin boys tennis team (2-4 in Section 1-AAA) faces a massive rebuilding job.

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Quaker Valley track teams boast returning pedigree
March 29, 2019
Trios of veterans lead the Quaker Valley track teams.

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North Allegheny’s Jerry Chen is a Pitt swimming recruit.
North Allegheny’s Chen selects Pitt to continue swimming career
Great opportunities in and out of the pool persuaded North Allegheny senior Jerry Chen to continue his swimming career with Pitt next season.

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Franklin Regional’s Shrey Ramesh competes against Gateway March 27, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Franklin Regional boys tennis young and experienced at same time
The Franklin Regional boys tennis team (4-0) is counting on a rare mixture to take it on a long playoff run.

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North Allegheny’s boys swim team celebrates after winnning a third straight state championship March 16, 2019, at Bucknell.
North Allegheny swim team revels in PIAA 3-peat
March 21, 2019
The North Allegheny boys swimming team got the three-peat at the PIAA Class AAA championship meet March 15-16 at Bucknell with some new faces.

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Hempfield senior Gavin Mayo pumps up his teammates prior to the start of the AAA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Hempfield swimmer Mayo sets sights on PIAA success
March 12, 2019
Hempfield swimmer Gavin Mayo is among favorites in the boys 50-yard freestyle at the PIAA Class AAA championship meet Friday and Saturday at Bucknell, but also might shine in another event.

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Belle Vernon’s Robert Spekis in the boys’ 100 yard breaststroke at Derry Area High School during the 2019 Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming Championship Meet on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner, Belle Vernon pair among top seeds at PIAA swim championships
March 11, 2019
Four Westmoreland County swimmers are among individual favorites at the PIAA Class AA championship meet Wednesday and Thursday at Bucknell.

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Quaker Valley freshman Isabel Huang competes in the 100 backstroke during the WPIAL Class AA championships at the Pitt’s Trees Pool. She won the event in 58.13 seconds.
Quaker Valley freshman Huang makes big splash at WPIAL championships
March 8, 2019
Quaker Valley swimming coach Alexis Glenn knew from the beginning of the season she had an amazing swimmer in Isabel Huang.

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Penn Trafford sophomore Austin Prokopec competes in the boys 200 freestyle during the AAA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Relays, divers lead Penn-Trafford into PIAA championship meet
Despite their small size, the Penn-Trafford boys and girls swimming teams will be well represented at the PIAA Class AAA championship meet March 15-16 at Bucknell.

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Norwin senior Courtney Kosanovic competes in the girls 200 individual medley during the WPIAL Class AAA meet.
Young Norwin freestylers set school record at WPIAL championships
The Norwin girls swimming team earned no medals at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet Feb. 28-March 1 at Pitt, but it probably is just a matter of time before the Knights do.

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Moon rugby player Isabella Sinatra will be traveling to Ireland to play.
Sinatra to represent Moon rugby team in Ireland
March 5, 2019
Moon rugby player Isabella Sinatra will be getting a taste of international competition.

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North Allegheny’s 200 medley relay unit won the title at the WPIAL Class AAA championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool. The group included, from left, Jack Wright, Jerry Chen, Rick Mihm and Branko Kosanovich.
North Allegheny boys chasing 3rd straight PIAA swimming championship
Led by four top seeds, the North Allegheny boys swimming team is a serious contender for its third consecutive PIAA Class AAA title March 15-16 at Bucknell.

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Fox Chapel rower Sam Gilmore poses with coaches Stephanie Meinert and Molly Schneider at the Erg in the ‘Burgh Indoor Rowing Championships Feb. 23, 2019, at North Allegheny.
Fox Chapel rower Gilmore claims title at Erg in the ‘Burgh indoor championships
March 4, 2019
Fox Chapel rower Samuel Gilmore worked hard over the winter, and it paid off at the Erg in the ‘Burgh Indoor Rowing Championships Feb. 23 at North Allegheny.

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Penn-Trafford’s diving team was well-represented at the WPIAL championships Feb. 23 at North Allegheny. From left are senior Logan Sherwin, Penn-Trafford diving coach Mark Martini, senior Paige Kalik and sophomore Xander Lentz.
Penn-Trafford diver Kalik making familiar trek to PIAA championships
March 2, 2019
Penn-Trafford senior Paige Kalik is headed to the PIAA Class AAA girls diving championship March 15 at Bucknell for the third consecutive season, and this time she will have company.

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Franklin Regional’s Mason Fishell (second from right) placed fifth at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championships.
Franklin Regional’s Fishell grabs final PIAA diving spot
Franklin Regional senior Mason Fishell hopes to do better at the PIAA Class AAA boys diving championship meet March 16 at Bucknell than he did the last time.

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Quaker Valley’s Isabel Huang competed at the MAC championships Feb. 9, 2019, at Moon.
Quaker Valley swimmers, divers prepare for WPIAL championships
February 14, 2019
Quaker Valley’s Simon Iwanonkiw will be among favorites at the WPIAL Class AA diving championship Friday at South Park, giving the Quakers (3-6 overall, 3-4 in Section 2-AA) a much-needed lift going into the WPIAL swimming championship next week at Pitt.

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Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley softball have different goals
April 2, 2018
The Sewickley Academy softball team looks forward to a longer playoff run with more pop from its bats. Nearly everyone returned from a squad that

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Penn-Trafford diver Logan Sherwin is a Chicago recruit.
Penn-Trafford divers honored by national coaches association
June 21, 2019
Penn-Trafford departing senior divers Paige Kalik and Logan Sherwin capped their high school careers with prestigious honors.

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Sewickley product and Yale fifth-year rower Lucas Peilert
Peilert caps solid rowing career at Yale
June 14, 2019
Sewickley product and Yale fifth-year rower Lucas Peilert ended his college career on a positive note.

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Moon’s Sofia Mancini is competing with the USA Rugby Girls High School All-American Sevens.
Moon’s Mancini relishes opportunity with USA Rugby All-American Sevens
June 4, 2019
Moon junior Sofia Mancini underwent a positive transformation during her first tour with the USA Rugby Girls High School All-American Sevens U18 team.

Read More...

The WPIAL runner-up Quaker Valley boys tennis team includes, in front, from left, Will Sirianni, coach Christi Hays, Potter Oliver, Mike Sirianni; in back, Zach Albert, Thomas Pangburn, John Watters, Andres Hubsch.
Quaker Valley boys tennis caps special season in state tournament
May 31, 2019
The Quaker Valley boys tennis team had a stellar season, although it did not end the way it hoped.

Read More...

Quaker Valley’s Annie Wicker competes in the AAA girls 1600-meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
QV’s Daniel Ford leads Sewickley-area athletes into PIAA track and field championships
May 24, 2019
Quaker Valley junior Daniel Ford had a spring in his step after the WPIAL Class AA track and field championship May 16 at Slippery Rock.

Read More...

Nella Tsudis is Sewickley Academy’s only seeded individual at the 2019 WPIAL track championships.
Quaker Valley runner Annie Wicker among WPIAL favorites in distance events
May 10, 2019
Quaker Valley junior Annie Wicker is among favorites in the girls 3,200-meter run at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championship meet Thursday at Slippery Rock.

Read More...

Franklin Regional’s Jo-Michelle Huczko and Shelby Cooper are among top seeds in the girls pole vault at the WPIAL championships.
Pole vaulter Huczko leads Franklin Regional track and field athletes into WPIALs
In her first season of track and field, Franklin Regional junior Jo-Michelle “JoJo” Huczko is a favorite at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet Thursday at Slippery Rock.

Read More...

Quaker Valley’s Dom Lagnese competes during the 2019 season.
Dom Lagnese sets Quaker Valley discus record
May 3, 2019
Quaker Valley senior Dom Lagnese set a school record in the discus and, in the process, established himself as a favorite at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championship meet May 16.

Read More...

Four Quaker Valley tennis players competed in the WPIAL Class AA doubles tournament April 30, 2019, at Oxford Athletic Club. From left to right are silver medalists Will Sirianni and Potter Oliver and gold medalists Zach Albert and John Watters.
Quaker Valley tennis to be well-represented at PIAA doubles tournament
Quaker Valley juniors and longtime tennis partners Zach Albert and John Watters look forward to their first appearance in the PIAA Class AA boys doubles tournament May 24-25 in Hershey.

Read More...

Sewickley Academy’s Victoria Keller (9) competes during a girls lacrosse match in 2019.
Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team looks to take final step
April 19, 2019
After coming close last season, the Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team (6-1, 4-0 in Section 2-AAA) looks forward to its first WPIAL title.

Read More...

Franklin Regional’s Anup Nadesan returns serve against Gateway March 27, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Franklin Regional’s Nadesan gears up for tennis test at WPIALs
April 14, 2019
Franklin Regional sophomore Anup Nadesan breezed through the section but will have his work cut out for him at the WPIAL Class AAA boys tennis singles championship tournament starting Monday at the Oxford Athletic Club in Pine.

Read More...

The 2019 Quaker Valley boys tennis team is off to a 6-1 start. The team includes, in front, from left, Ryan Edwards, Will Sirianni, Potter Oliver, John Watters, Jack Bresch, Matt Kubinski, Mike Sirianni; and in back, Trent Kozar, Andres Hubsch, Ryan Jackovic, Bodhi Wilson, Thomas Pangburn and Zach Albert.
Quaker Valley tennis wants to snap title drought, while Sewickley Academy adjusts to Class AAA
April 5, 2019
After dominating WPIAL Class AA for years, the Sewickley Academy boys tennis team (4-1, 4-0 in Section 2-AAA) is playing up in Class AAA.

Read More...

Newcomer Lee buoys Penn-Trafford boys tennis squad
The Penn-Trafford boys tennis team (4-1 in Section 1-AAA) lost its top player but has an able replacement.

Read More...

Plum senior Justin Decheck won a Pennsylvania YMCA state swimming title March 22-24 at Penn State.
Plum’s Decheck leads Sampson Family YMCA charge at state meet
Plum senior Justin Decheck keeps every one of the commemorative patches he has earned at the Pennsylvania YMCA State Swimming Championship meet.

Read More...

Norwin’s Grant Snyder competes against Gateway March 18, 2019 at Gateway.
Norwin boys tennis team undertakes complete rebuild
The Norwin boys tennis team (2-4 in Section 1-AAA) faces a massive rebuilding job.

Read More...

Quaker Valley track teams boast returning pedigree
March 29, 2019
Trios of veterans lead the Quaker Valley track teams.

Read More...

North Allegheny’s Jerry Chen is a Pitt swimming recruit.
North Allegheny’s Chen selects Pitt to continue swimming career
Great opportunities in and out of the pool persuaded North Allegheny senior Jerry Chen to continue his swimming career with Pitt next season.

Read More...

Franklin Regional’s Shrey Ramesh competes against Gateway March 27, 2019 at Franklin Regional.
Franklin Regional boys tennis young and experienced at same time
The Franklin Regional boys tennis team (4-0) is counting on a rare mixture to take it on a long playoff run.

Read More...

North Allegheny’s boys swim team celebrates after winnning a third straight state championship March 16, 2019, at Bucknell.
North Allegheny swim team revels in PIAA 3-peat
March 21, 2019
The North Allegheny boys swimming team got the three-peat at the PIAA Class AAA championship meet March 15-16 at Bucknell with some new faces.

Read More...

Hempfield senior Gavin Mayo pumps up his teammates prior to the start of the AAA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Hempfield swimmer Mayo sets sights on PIAA success
March 12, 2019
Hempfield swimmer Gavin Mayo is among favorites in the boys 50-yard freestyle at the PIAA Class AAA championship meet Friday and Saturday at Bucknell, but also might shine in another event.

Read More...

Belle Vernon’s Robert Spekis in the boys’ 100 yard breaststroke at Derry Area High School during the 2019 Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming Championship Meet on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner, Belle Vernon pair among top seeds at PIAA swim championships
March 11, 2019
Four Westmoreland County swimmers are among individual favorites at the PIAA Class AA championship meet Wednesday and Thursday at Bucknell.

Read More...

Quaker Valley freshman Isabel Huang competes in the 100 backstroke during the WPIAL Class AA championships at the Pitt’s Trees Pool. She won the event in 58.13 seconds.
Quaker Valley freshman Huang makes big splash at WPIAL championships
March 8, 2019
Quaker Valley swimming coach Alexis Glenn knew from the beginning of the season she had an amazing swimmer in Isabel Huang.

Read More...

Penn Trafford sophomore Austin Prokopec competes in the boys 200 freestyle during the AAA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Relays, divers lead Penn-Trafford into PIAA championship meet
Despite their small size, the Penn-Trafford boys and girls swimming teams will be well represented at the PIAA Class AAA championship meet March 15-16 at Bucknell.

Read More...

Norwin senior Courtney Kosanovic competes in the girls 200 individual medley during the WPIAL Class AAA meet.
Young Norwin freestylers set school record at WPIAL championships
The Norwin girls swimming team earned no medals at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet Feb. 28-March 1 at Pitt, but it probably is just a matter of time before the Knights do.

Read More...

Moon rugby player Isabella Sinatra will be traveling to Ireland to play.
Sinatra to represent Moon rugby team in Ireland
March 5, 2019
Moon rugby player Isabella Sinatra will be getting a taste of international competition.

Read More...

North Allegheny’s 200 medley relay unit won the title at the WPIAL Class AAA championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool. The group included, from left, Jack Wright, Jerry Chen, Rick Mihm and Branko Kosanovich.
North Allegheny boys chasing 3rd straight PIAA swimming championship
Led by four top seeds, the North Allegheny boys swimming team is a serious contender for its third consecutive PIAA Class AAA title March 15-16 at Bucknell.

Read More...

Fox Chapel rower Sam Gilmore poses with coaches Stephanie Meinert and Molly Schneider at the Erg in the ‘Burgh Indoor Rowing Championships Feb. 23, 2019, at North Allegheny.
Fox Chapel rower Gilmore claims title at Erg in the ‘Burgh indoor championships
March 4, 2019
Fox Chapel rower Samuel Gilmore worked hard over the winter, and it paid off at the Erg in the ‘Burgh Indoor Rowing Championships Feb. 23 at North Allegheny.

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Penn-Trafford’s diving team was well-represented at the WPIAL championships Feb. 23 at North Allegheny. From left are senior Logan Sherwin, Penn-Trafford diving coach Mark Martini, senior Paige Kalik and sophomore Xander Lentz.
Penn-Trafford diver Kalik making familiar trek to PIAA championships
March 2, 2019
Penn-Trafford senior Paige Kalik is headed to the PIAA Class AAA girls diving championship March 15 at Bucknell for the third consecutive season, and this time she will have company.

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Franklin Regional’s Mason Fishell (second from right) placed fifth at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championships.
Franklin Regional’s Fishell grabs final PIAA diving spot
Franklin Regional senior Mason Fishell hopes to do better at the PIAA Class AAA boys diving championship meet March 16 at Bucknell than he did the last time.

Read More...

Quaker Valley’s Isabel Huang competed at the MAC championships Feb. 9, 2019, at Moon.
Quaker Valley swimmers, divers prepare for WPIAL championships
February 14, 2019
Quaker Valley’s Simon Iwanonkiw will be among favorites at the WPIAL Class AA diving championship Friday at South Park, giving the Quakers (3-6 overall, 3-4 in Section 2-AA) a much-needed lift going into the WPIAL swimming championship next week at Pitt.

Read More...

Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley softball have different goals
April 2, 2018
The Sewickley Academy softball team looks forward to a longer playoff run with more pop from its bats. Nearly everyone returned from a squad that

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