NASCAR is not the only sport that boasts The Chase. The WPIAL will conduct its own version Oct. 23 at Cooper’s Lake in Slippery Rock. It’s called the District 7 cross country championships and Mt. Lebanon and South Fayette are battling to defend their team titles while as many as the top 15 to 20 individuals in three classifications are vying for berths in the PIAA finals set for Nov. 1 in Hershey.(more)
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Mt. Lebanon, South Fayette ready for WPIAL cross country finals
Defending champions advance in WPIAL soccer playoffs
Defending WPIAL champion Peters Township and reigning state champion Upper St. Clair began their 2014 title quests with first-round victories in the district men’s soccer tournament. Their female counterparts also advanced to the quarterfinals. Canon-McMillan and South Fayette, likewise, p…
Seton-La Salle blanks Bentworth, 3-0
Good things have come in three for the Seton-La Salle girls’ soccer team this fall.
South Fayette focused on Quaker Valley
Last week, South Fayette focused on Seton-La Salle. With the Rebels out of the way, by virtue of a 41-14 victory, the Lions concentrate on completing Century Conference play by hosting Quaker Valley at 7 p.m. Oct. 24.
South Fayette defeats Seton-La Salle, 41-14
Defense wins championships. So does team work. And both proved the winning recipe for South Fayette as the Lions defeated Seton-La Salle, 41-14, and clinched the Century Conference banner.
- RT @sflionssports: Congrats to SF girls volleyball for defeating South Park 3-2. Great job ladies!
- With 41.9 seconds left in the first overtime, PennTrafford scores the game-winning goal & beats #UpperStClair in #WPIAL girls' soccer.
- #PennTrafford wins in overtime vs. #UpperStClair, 2-1, #WPIAL girls' soccer playoffs.
- #SouthFayette fall to Yough, 3-2, in overtime of a #WPIAL Class AA girls' soccer playoff game.
Peters Township golf family rallies around Kuhn
The Peters Township boys’ and girls’ golf teams are a close-knit clan. They practice together. They succeed together. They suffer together.
Seton-La Salle battles South Fayette
Seton-La Salle versus South Fayette at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Chartiers Valley literally is the game of the century – the Century Conference, that is. However, the confrontation likely won’t be the last battle this season between the undefeated rivals.
Mt. Lebanon reaches WPIAL semifinals in tennis
Mt. Lebanon defeated Pine-Richland, 5-0, and advanced to the semifinals in the WPIAL Class AAA team championships for girls’ tennis. The Lebo ladies were scheduled to play Shady Side Academy at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Moon or the Western YMCA depending upon weather conditions.
- Bethel Park School District's Neil Armstrong Middle School sixth grade students helped the hungry by participating in the Paper Plate Project, sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Students were given a blank paper plate and asked to write a message about hunger on it. The plates were distributed to members of key Congressional committees that impact nutrition programs, such as the National School Lunch Program, to help those individuals understand the importance of making sure people are fed with nutritious food. Pictured with their paper plates are Macie Runco, Abby Kearns and Maggie Dokmanovich, Hunter Altmeyer and Josh Peters.
- The Almanac updated their cover photo.
- In this week's Almanac, the author of #TheDemonofBrownsvilleRoad spoke at Peters Township Public Library, a local veteran sues the city of Washington, police and the district attorney for violating his civil and constitutional rights, and we bring you an update on the #SouthernBeltway project. In sports, we preview #WPIAL cross country championships and this week's rivalry football match ups.
- A special podcast pays attention to our editorial this week.
Peters Township ladies qualify for states
The Lady Indians joined their male mates in the PIAA tournament as Peters Township finished runner-up to Central Valley in the Class AAA standings with 336 points.
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Football roundup: Mt. Lebanon welcomes Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills may have slipped to No. 4 in the WPIAL Quad-A football rankings after a slim loss in overtime to AAA powerhouse Central Valley. However, as far as Mt. Lebanon head coach Mike Melnyk is concerned the Wolverines are the best in the state.
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Bethel Park upends Penn Hills
Whether it’s the Penn Hills Indians or the Peters Township Indians, this week in Southeastern Conference football action, the recipe for success at Bethel Park is simple.
Peters Township wins WPIAL team title in boys' golf
Peters Township captured its fifth WPIAL team title in boys' golf and fourth championship in 10 years under head coach David Kuhn when the Indians defeated five other teams in the finals played Oct. 9 at Cedarbrook Golf Course.
Keystone Oaks looks to stretch streak to three
Coaching football at Keystone Oaks has been a whole new experience for Greg Perry, who spent 20 successful seasons at Seton-La Salle, previously. After back-to-back wins against South Allegheny, 35-20, and Carlynton, 42-14, he is 2-4 overall with the Golden Eagles.
Upper St. Clair’s Coughlin nets two honors
Pete Coughlin of Upper St. Clair tied a school record with six touchdown passes in Washington & Jefferson College’s 51-28 victory against Thomas More in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action. The sophomore signal caller also threw for 383 yards, the highest passing total in the…
Upper St. Clair clinches section title in soccer
Winning the Section 5-AAA boys’ soccer title brings a sigh of relief as well as some grief to the champion. Just ask Upper St. Clair. Twice this season, the Panthers edged Peters Township, 1-0, on Sept. 18 and 2-1 on Oct. 2, to clinch the championship.
C-M stuns USC; but Panthers recover to clinch section title
After Peters Township and Upper St. Clair battled to a 1-1 draw, Pat Vereb said girls’ soccer in the WPIAL is wide open. Canon-McMillan proved him right as the Lady Macs stunned the Lady Panthers in follow-up action. In the victory, Allie Thomas and Cheyenne Trest scored for the Lady Macs,…
Lebo’s Potts wins Central Catholic Invitational
Kelsey Potts coasted to victory during the Central Catholic Invitational held at Schenley Park in Oakland. The Mt. Lebanon junior won the Girls’ A Division race in 18:15.7, outdistancing her closest opponent, Abby Yourkavitch of Chambersburg, by 51.7 seconds.
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Mt. Lebanon focuses on North Hills
After winning a significant section game against Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon visits North Hills for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Oct. 10 at Martorelli Stadium. But don’t tell the Blue Devils this is a meaningless non-league contest, one week removed from the Southeastern Conference showdown Oct. 17 wi…
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Mt. Lebanon beats Bethel Park
A high school football game may consists of 48 minutes but six were all that mattered to Mt. Lebanon as the Blue Devils defeated Bethel Park, 30-22, in a key Southeastern Conference clash.
Area football teams hope that playing on their home fields will prove an advantage as they attempt to regroup for their playoff stretch drives beginning Oct. 3. Four weeks remain in the regular season, and from Quad-A through Class A, squads continue to fight for their post-season lives.
Canon-McMillan’s Waller claims second straight WPIAL title
The second time around proved better than the first as Lauren Waller captured a consecutive WPIAL championship for girls’ golf.
Lebo’s Potts sets mark
Kelsey Potts shattered the Mt. Lebanon course record by 40 seconds as she led the Blue Devils to victory over Chartiers Valley and Upper St. Clair in a section cross country meet.
Draw prepares Peters, USC for girls’ soccer playoffs
For Peters Township and Upper St. Clair, a 1-1 draw in girls’ soccer served its purpose. The contest prepared both clubs for the playoffs, which commence late this month.
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Hagy sets mark
Despite Cornell’s 20-7 loss to Bucknell, Luke Hagy entered the record books. With 59 rushing yards and three receptions for 24 yards, the Mt. Lebanon High School graduate became the first Cornell player in school history to surpass 1,000 career yards both rushing and receiving.
Peters Township pair places third in WPIAL doubles tournament
Jenn Holcombe and Megan Hixon captured the Section 4 doubles title. The Peters Township duo then went on to finish third in the WPIAL tournament and qualify for the PIAA championships set for Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Hershey.
Canon-McMillan featured in PIHL face-off event
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League will host a kick-off event for the local high school season. Dubbed the “PIHL Premiere,” the inaugural event will be held Oct. 6 at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.
Stopperich finishes four in WPIAL golf finals
Alec Stopperich finished fourth during the WPIAL Class AAA individual championships for boys’ golf. The Peters Township junior entered the finals played at Latrobe Country Club as the favorite, having shot the lowest score during qualifying action.
South Fayette’s Rossi reaches coaching milestone
After steering South Fayette past Carlynton, 41-7, for his 100th victory in his coaching career, Joe Rossi accepted congratulations, humbly and graciously. He took little credit for the milestone.
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Lebo preps for battle with win over Peters
Mt. Lebanon tuned up for a difficult stretch of play with an impressive 42-6 victory over Peters Township in Southeastern Conference football action. The win had come on the heels of a disappointing defeat at Penn Hills and before a Final Four push for a playoff spot.
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South Fayette continues dominance
South Fayette continued its dominance in Class AA football when the Lions dispatched South Allegheny, 48-6, for its fourth Century Conference win this season and 20th triumph in a row since winning last year’s district and state titles.