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Athletic Director: Gene Deal
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
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Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse gets off to hot start
May 1, 2021
Two years ago, Shady Side Academy made a run to the WPIAL Class AAA boys lacrosse semifinals and despite only returning two starters from that year’s team, the Bulldogs are picking up right where they left off.

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Shady Side Academy baseball focused on winning section title
April 17, 2021
The Shady Side Academy baseball team has a goal in mind.

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Riverview’s Gideon Deasy works out with teammates during practice on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Riverview High School in Oakmont.
WPIAL awards $1,000 scholarships to 20 scholar-athletes, cancels luncheon
April 15, 2021
The WPIAL/James Collins Scholar-Athlete Program luncheon was canceled again this spring because of the pandemic, but the $1,000 scholarships will be awarded as planned.

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South Fayette’s Jacob Patterson serves during the WPIAL Class AAA boys tennis singles finals Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
South Fayette’s Patterson, North Catholic’s Scheller crowned WPIAL tennis champs
April 14, 2021
The WPIAL crowned a pair of boys tennis singles champions as South Fayette’s Jacob Patterson outlasted Shady Side Academy’s Colin Gramley for the Class AAA title, and North Catholic’s Nicolás Scheller made quick work of Quaker Valley’s Mike Sirianni.

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Adam Lauer is a member of the 2021 Shady Side Academy boys tennis team.
Shady Side Academy boys tennis confident after undefeated start
April 10, 2021
Shady Side alum Sam Miller took over the school’s boys tennis program before last year and was two weeks into his tenure before the coronavirus pandemic canceled the spring sports season.

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Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins cools off after winning the girls Class AA 1600 meter run final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins ready to end high school career on high note
April 3, 2021
Shady Side Academy senior Melissa Riggins had her sights set on becoming the first girl to win state medals in the 800- and 1600-meter races in four straight years.

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The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team celebrates after winning the WPIAL Class AA title in 2019.
Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse ready to rewrite story
Two years ago, the Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse program won its first WPIAL championship in historical fashion.

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Mapletown sophomore Ella Menear won the 100-yard backstroke title at the PIAA Class AA championships March 19, 2021, at Cumberland Valley High School. With Ella are her parents and coaches, Rick and Christy.
Mapletown’s Menear claims gold medal at PIAA swimming championships
March 19, 2021
It took Ella Menear a little longer than she had hoped to make her PIAA Class AA swimming debut.

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Markus Frank (left) and his Quaker Valley teammates face North Catholic in the WPIAL quarterfinals Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports March 8, 2021: Elite Eight brings thrills
March 7, 2021
The final step to the WPIAL Final Four takes place on the final night of the district basketball quarterfinals.

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New Shady Side Academy athletic director Sean Simmons
Shady Side Academy hires Sean Simmons as new athletic director
March 5, 2021
Shady Side Academy has found its new athletic director, and although the school conducted a nationwide search, it didn’t have to look far for Gene Deal’s replacement.

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