Eleanor Bailey

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Bio: Eleanor Bailey has been the sports editor at The Almanac since 1982. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in journalism and speech communications.

Department: News

Stories written by Eleanor Bailey

Mt. Lebanon grappler earns All-America honors

- Kellan Stout named All-American

Bethel Park treats all teams with equal respect

- Bethel Park preps for Canon-Mac

Chartiers Valley in hunt for softball title

- Despite defeat, Chartiers Valley still in hunt for section title

South Fayette pitcher posts 500th career strikeout

- Ashley Iagnemma surpasses 500 strikeouts in her career at South Fayette

Mt. Lebanon ladies off to 9-0 start in lacrosse

- Mt. Lebanon girls off to perfect start

Hard work working for Keystone Oaks


Though Scott Crimone knows there is a long way to go in the high school baseball season, the Keystone Oaks manager paused, ever so briefly, to celebrate his team’s triumph, 12-0, against Seton-La Salle.

Mt. Lebanon leading topsy-turvy Section 4 in baseball

- The Mt. Lebanon baseball team leads Section 4.

Upper St. Clair senior named Gatorade Player of the Year

- Upper St. Clair senior named Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year for Pennsylvania.

Mt. Lebanon wins TSTCA meet

- Mt. Lebanon dominates TSTCA

Seton-La Salle guard named Almanac MVP

- Seton-La Salle's Cassidy Walsh named Almanac MVP for girls' basketball.

Seton-La Salle, Bethel Park, Canevin lead all-star list

- The Almanac announces its all-stars for girls' basketball.

Mt. Lebanon dentist Dr. Charles Oakley retires

- Dr. Charles "Gus" Oakley retires from practice.

Mt. Lebanon, Chartiers Valley, Seton-La Salle headline all-star list


Mt. Lebanon may not have garnered any trophies or medals for the boys’ basketball season. However, the Blue Devils experienced a monumental year. They posted a 21-7 record.

Chartiers Valley senior nets Almanac MVP honor


Mt. Lebanon head coach Joe David paid Matty McConnell the ultimate compliment. After his Blue Devils ended McConnell’s scholastic career, posting a last-second victory, 50-48, against Chartiers Valley, David told ...

Mt. Lebanon wrestler nets Almanac’s top honor


In his quest to become a champion, Kellan Stout has excited and thrilled the Mt. Lebanon community like no other citizen. And yet, he is only 18 years old.

South Fayette leads list of Almanac wrestling all-stars


South Fayette experienced another successful season in wrestling, claiming a section banner, reaching the Final Four in the WPIAL AA tournament and qualifying for the PIAA team tournament. Five grapplers spearheaded the ...

Seton-La Salle’s magnificent seven ends career


Spencer Stefko knew the moment was coming. After Seton-La Salle lost, 79-34, to Philadelphia’s Neumann-Goretti in the PIAA Class AA girls’ basketball championship game at the Giant Center in Hershey, the te...

Riverhounds to train at Cool Springs


As a youth growing up in Bridgeville, Dan McGovern never dreamed of becoming the next Lionel Messi. In fact, Barcelona soccer wasn’t on his radar. Baseball was.

Seton-La Salle falls to Neuman-Goretti

- Seton-La Salle battles Neuman-Goretti for PIAA AA title in girls' basketball.

Chartiers Valley divers caps career with third diving title


Nobody’s perfect. Just ask Maria Lohman. Although she wasn’t at the top of her game, the Chartiers Valley senior finished first. She captured her third straight state championship for diving. By the narrowe...

Dapper Dan Classic a learning experience for local wrestlers


For as long as they can remember Paul Dunn of Bethel Park, Brooks Wilding of Upper St. Clair, Jared Walker of South Fayette and Mt. Lebanon’s Kellan Stout have wanted to participate in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Cla...

Upper St. Clair swimmer golden at PIAA Meet


Ryan Dudzinski arrived home at 3 a.m. on March 15 after successfully competing in the PIAA swimming championships at Bucknell University. At 1 p.m. the Upper St. Clair senior was back in the water competing at the Unive...

Mt. Lebanon sixth in PIAA swimming


Mt. Lebanon finished sixth in the boys’ team standings during the PIAA Class AAA swimming and diving championships held at Bucknell University. The Blue Devils scored 132 points and trailed La Salle College, which...

Upper St. Clair second in state swimming


Having lost only one swimmer from last year’s state championship club, La Salle College was the team to beat at the PIAA finals held last week at Bucknell Univeristy. While Upper St. Clair failed to pull off the u...

Seton-La Salle headed to Hershey

- There is nothing “magic” about what the Seton-La Salle girls do on a basketball court. They just win games. And, on March 17, at Plum High School, the Lady Rebels won another one. They defeated Bisho...

Mt. Lebanon making the most of second chance


When Mt. Lebanon failed to beat North Hills and make it to the WPIAL semifinals, Joe David failed to believe it was the end for his boys’ basketball team.

South Fayette wrestler wins state title


When prompted what they are going to do next, champion athletes usually reply, “I’m going to Disney!” Not Mike Carr, however. After winning a PIAA title, the South Fayette wrestler said that heȁ...

South Fayette wrestler third at states


Jared Walker capped his wrestling career with a bronze medal at the PIAA AA championships held at the Giant Center in Hershey. The South Fayette senior defeated Drew Doak from Blairsville, 5-2, in the consolation match a...

Mt. Lebanon wrestler wins PIAA title


Champions are created when nobody is looking. Just ask Kellan Stout.

Mt. Lebanon battles Chartiers Valley in PIAA playoffs

- Area basketball teams prepare for PIAA play

Mt. Lebanon wrestler wins second WPIAL title


Kellan Stout added to his wrestling legacy during the WPIAL/Southwest Regional Tournament held at Penn Hills High School. By winning the 182-pound title, the senior became the first champion from Mt. Lebanon since Kurt A...

Chartiers Valley “Flohrs” North Allegheny in WPIAL final

- Chartiers Valley recovers to beat North Allegheny for WPIAL Quad-A boys' basketball title.

Aliquippa dethrones Seton-La Salle


Aliquippa overcame a six-point halftime deficit to dethrone defending champion Seton-La Salle, 68-57, in the WPIAL Class AA boys’ championship basketball game played at the Petersen Events Center.

Seton-La Salle, Canevin prepare for potential next round

- After WPIAL finals, Seton-La Salle and Bishop Canevin prepare for a potential rematch in PIAA tournament.