Field Hockey

WPIAL field hockey all-stars announced
December 5, 2018
The Peters Township, Penn-Trafford and Shady Side Academy field hockey teams captured WPIAL championships in 2018, and all three were well represented on the All-WPIAL Division I and II squads released recently. Division I First Team Jessie Kolesar, Norwin Emelia Krakora, Mt. Lebanon Veronica Schratz, Peters Township Greta Schratz, Peters

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The Herald Athlete of the Week: Shady Side Academy’s Annabel Kuhn
November 16, 2018
Annabel Kuhn, a sophomore on the Shady Side Academy field hockey team, helped her squad win the WPIAL championship two weeks ago. She scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Ellis School. andquot;I was relieved,andquot; she said. andquot;I was glad that all of our hard work as a

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Pine-Richland field hockey continues to build on success
November 9, 2018
Pine-Richland's field hockey team has been a WPIAL finalist in four of the past five seasons, including each of the last three years. The No. 2-seeded P-R squad, the defending WPIAL Class AAA champion in 2018, lost a close 2-1 overtime decision to No. 1 Peters Township to finish second

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WPIAL field hockey teams ready to begin PIAA playoffs
November 4, 2018
WPIAL field hockey champions Shady Side Academy (Class A), Penn-Trafford (AA) and Peters Township (AAA) and WPIAL AAA runner-up Pine-Richland begin the PIAA playoffs Tuesday. Shady Side Academy will take on Newporttin the first round at 2 p.m. at Latrobe High School. The tripleheader at Latrobe also will have Penn-Trafford

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Shady Side Academy overcomes Ellis School to capture 14th WPIAL Class A field hockey title
October 30, 2018
Shady Side Academy field hockey coach Betsy Gorse watched video all day Tuesday. It wasn't game video of the Indians opponent. It was the same five-minute clip of legendary coach Herb Brooks' locker room speech before the U.S. Olympic hockey team went out and stunned the world with an upset

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Penn-Trafford wins third straight WPIAL field hockey title
Penn-Trafford field hockey coach Cindy Dutt assigned some homework during the top-seeded Warriors' playoff bye. She made it mandatory for her players to attend No. 3 Latrobe's opening-round match with No. 2 Oakland Catholic. andquot;They were required to come to my field and watch them play,andquot; Dutt said. andquot;They had

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Peters Township tops No. 2 Pine-Richland to capture WPIAL Class AAA field hockey title
October 29, 2018
It was a win that was eight years in the making, and Peters Township senior midfielder Greta Schratz was born for championship moments. After a blocking penalty was called on a Pine-Richland defender deep in the Rams defensive zone with 9 minutes, 47 seconds remaining in the overtime period, it

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Friendly foes Penn-Trafford, Latrobe to play for WPIAL field hockey title
October 28, 2018
Lauren Kelly is looking forward to never having to run line sprints again, which her coach Cindy Dutt has regularly implemented during the past week. The Penn-Trafford senior also said she will fondly look back on each run, especially if it means her field hockey team wins a third consecutive

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Scheduling conflict has The Birdie miffed for Friday in Westmoreland County
October 17, 2018
Last week: 12-1 (.923) Season: 81-22 (.786) The Birdie has been anticipating the new andquot;Halloweenandquot; movie reboot for months. He has his Michael Myers mask ready for opening night and has even talked about tailgating at a local theater before the film, like he does at local games -- the

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Pine-Richland field hockey team learns from setbacks
October 4, 2018
The last time the Pine-Richland field hockey team had taken the field against a WPIAL opponent and didn't come away with a victory was the 2016 WPIAL Class AAA championship game, which resulted in a 3-1 Rams loss. On Sept. 26, that streak came to an end when the Rams

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Defense leading the way for Sewickley Academy field hockey
September 28, 2018
A strong defense holds up the Sewickley Academy field hockey team (2-2 overall, 2-1 in Division II). Senior captain Katie Jones paces a group that

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North Allegheny field hockey looking to reclaim WPIAL crown
September 20, 2018
After finishing second last season, the North Allegheny field hockey team (5-2 overall, 2-1 in Division I) hopes to reclaim a title it has won

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Familiar face leading Shady Side Academy field hockey
September 15, 2018
Betsy Gorse is the new coach for the Shady Side Academy field hockey team. She didn't need directions to get around the campus. Except for

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Norwin field hockey hungry for success after missing postseason in ’17
The Norwin field hockey team doesn't have a motto for the 2018 season, but if the Knights were to adopt one it might be andquot;Two

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Penn-Trafford field hockey relies on defensive play while offense evolves
September 7, 2018
In its quest for a three-peat in WPIAL Class AA, the Penn-Trafford field hockey team will look to begin its title defense by getting downright

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Talented, experienced Pine-Richland field hockey set to begin title defense
August 31, 2018
On the heels of winning the program's first WPIAL championship, the Pine-Richland field hockey team returns plenty of talent and experience with the hopes of

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Ellis School field hockey player Tegan Poerio was selected to play in the 2018 AAU Junior Olympic Games,
Ellis School’s Poerio selected for AAU Junior Olympics in field hockey
June 25, 2018
Ellis School field hockey player Tegan Poerio was selected to play in the 2018 AAU Junior Olympic Games, which begin next month at the University

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Sarah Mooney, a junior at Pine-Richland, earned the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2017 Student of the Year as she raised more that $11K for the organization in just seven weeks.
Pine-Richland’s Mooney honored for fundraising efforts
May 25, 2018
Pine-Richland senior Sarah Mooney won the 2017-18 Most Positive Athlete in Western Pennsylvania honor for field hockey after spearheading a campaign that raised more than

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Pine-Richland Claims First WPIAL 3-A Field Hockey Title
November 2, 2017
Pine-Richland was making its third appearance in four years in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game and on Wednesday night and the Rams were able to finally attain what had been an elusive WPIAL title with a 4-0 win over the North Allegheny Tigers. In a battle of Section 1-AAA rivals, Pine-Richland dictated the pace […]

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Ellis Elite: Tigers Win 4th Straight WPIAL 1-A Field Hockey Crown
The Ellis School Tigers won their fourth straight WPIAL championship on Wednesday night with a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Shady Side Academy Indians. Ellis School became the first team to win four consecutive WPIAL crowns since North Allegheny won seven in a row from 1998-2004.  It is the eighth WPIAL title program history for […]

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