Tag: Shaler

Shaler’s Olivia Sachs scores against Plum earlier this season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 13, 2024: Softball, lacrosse playoffs commence
May 12, 2024
Warm and sunny is a perfect way to start the 2024 WPIAL playoffs, with softball and lacrosse first-round contests getting the ball rolling Monday.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Max Bernadowski celebrates after defeating Penn-Trafford, 1-0, on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Haymaker Park in Murrysville.
WPIAL baseball committee seeds 5A bracket by ‘throwing out the numbers,’ focuses on matchups
May 11, 2024
The WPIAL for many decades released playoff brackets that had no seed numbers, a tradition that ended several years ago.

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Norwin’s Troy Horvath serves against Penn Hills on April 11, 2024, at Norwin.
Shaler, Mars lead final 2024 WPIAL boys volleyball top-10 polls
May 6, 2024
The final week of the regular season is here for WPIAL boys volleyball teams, and there still are things to be decided in terms of playoff qualifiers.

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Pine-Richland’s Brady Weir hits against North Hills on April 9, 2024, at Pine-Richland High School.
North Catholic moves up to No. 2 in WPIAL boys volleyball coaches rankings
April 29, 2024
Only three section play dates are left in the 2024 WPIAL boys volleyball regular season, and teams in Class 3A and Class 2A are making final pushes for section titles, playoff positioning and postseason berths.

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Pine-Richland’s Danny Pedersen throws to first base against Seneca Valley on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Pine.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 29, 2024: Pine-Richland, North Allegheny to square off
April 28, 2024
And then there were two.

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North Hills’ Austin Bakowski (28) celebrates with Sam Henc after defeating Shaler, 9-8, on Monday, Apr. 22, 2024, at Herb Field in Ross.
North Hills fights back to win section showdown with nemesis Shaler
April 22, 2024
You could say the Section 3-5A game for first place between Shaler and North Hills was indeed a battle as five hit batters was physically taxing for both sides with one player per team being sidelined.

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Gateway’s Mark DiPalma goes up for a block against Penn Hills on April 17, 2024, at Gateway High School.
Ranked WPIAL boys volleyball teams aim to remain in contention during season’s stretch run
The boys volleyball stretch run to the end of section play May 9 and the WPIAL playoffs the following week has begun, and teams are making preparations to battle for postseason positioning and berths to the tournaments in both Class 3A and Class 2A.

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North Hills’ Tristin Weiman is mobbed by teammates after scoring against Mars on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Herb Field in Ross.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 22, 2024: Shaler, North Hills play for 1st place
April 21, 2024
As the final full week of April begins, the races for section titles and the chase for playoff spots heat up around the WPIAL baseball and softball diamonds.

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Shaler’s Emily Bacasa plays against Hampton in a flag football game April 14, 2024.
Girls flag football catching on at Shaler
The Shaler girls flag football team may not have everything figured out quite yet this season, but its all part of the process as coach Rob Heinrich helps the program adjust to rule changes.

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Pine-Richland’s Ben Ward makes a defensive play against North Hills on April 9, 2024 at Pine-Richland High School.
Coaches rankings: Shaler, North Allegheny, top 2 teams in Class 3A, battle for tournament title
April 15, 2024
Shaler and North Allegheny remain the top two boys volleyball teams in the latest Western Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association Class 3A poll released Monday morning, and the Titans and Tigers finished last week in the championship match at the prestigious Koller Classic on Saturday at Central York High School.

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