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Athletic Director: Sean Simmons
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
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Taylor Allderdice’s Jake Burgos (left) fences against Winchester Thurston’s Brett Leeper.
Pittsburgh Interscholastic Fencing Association teams busy with regular-season matches
January 24, 2023
The Pittsburgh Interscholastic Fencing Association is nearing the heart of its 2023 season, and competitions continued this past weekend at the Corsair Fencing Club in Etna.

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Burrell guard Tucker Bitar (left) fights for a loose ball during the second half against Shady Side Academy on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at Burrell High School.
Shady Side boys rally past Burrell in matchup of Section 3-3A leaders
January 20, 2023
At halftime, Shady Side Academy coach David Vadnais told his team it was a gift that they were still within striking distance after only scoring 12 points in the first half.

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Deer Lakes senior Michael Butler
Deer Lakes boys beat Shady Side Academy in final seconds
January 17, 2023
Round 1 goes to Deer Lakes.

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Shady Side Academy girls basketball coach Jonna Burke is in her 28th season. She also has coached teams at Butler and Bethel Park.
Trib HSSN girls basketball team of the week for Jan. 8, 2023
January 8, 2023
The 2020-21 Shady Side Academy girls basketball team finished the covid-shortened season with a record of 1-10.

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Shady Side Academy’s Jonna Burke celebrates her 500th career coaching victory with her team Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.
Shady Side Academy coach Jonna Burke hits 500 career wins with victory over Apollo-Ridge
January 3, 2023
Not too often do opposing basketball coaches combine to own nearly 1,100 career victories.

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The Freeport girls volleyball team celebrates with the state championship trophy after defeating York Catholic in the PIAA Class 2A final Nov. 19 at Cumberland Valley.
Alle-Kiski Valley’s top 10 sports stories of 2022
December 31, 2022
The year 2022 will long be remembered for many monumental happenings, from A-K Valley athletes’ accomplishments to championship performances and teams bringing home gold at the district, regional and state levels.

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Freeport’s Brady Sullivan drives to the basket during a game Dec. 3 against Valley. Freeport’s boys team will host a holiday tournament this week.
George Guido: A-K Valley teams set for intriguing holiday tournament matchups
December 25, 2022
Presumably, all of your presents are unwrapped by now, so it’s time to take a look at some of the holiday week high school tournaments on tap.

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Freeport’s Ben Lane cruses into the end zone against East Allegheny in the fourth quarter Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 at Freeport Area High School.
2022 WPIAL All-Conference Football: Freeport, Shady Side Academy lead Allegheny 6 honors
December 22, 2022
Conference champion Freeport received 10 first-team all-conference spots in the Class 3A Allegheny 6, led by Ben Lane, Jacksen Reiser and Jacob Bollinger, who also earned individual awards.

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Shady Side Academy’s Darrin Haynes runs for a touchdown against Elizabeth Forward in a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal Nov. 11.
Second-half surge shows mettle of resilient Shady Side Academy football team
December 17, 2022
After starting the season 1-4, the last thing many expected from the Shady Side Academy football team was an appearance in the WPIAL Class 3A semifinals.

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Shady Side Academy’s Nate Mallory grabs a rebound post Burrell’s Joey Discello on Friday.
Shady Side boys basketball opens section play with win vs. Burrell
December 16, 2022
Shady Side Academy began formal defense of its WPIAL Class 3A crown Friday night with a 59-50 victory over Burrell at Mellon Gym.

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