Eleanor Bailey

Sports Editor
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724-941-7725

Email:
ebailey@thealmanac.net

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

USC’s Cherup sinks Bethel Park

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Zack Cherup sank three free throws in the final 15 seconds of play to seal Upper St. Clair’s victory against Bethel Park, 54-50, in a key Section 4-AAAA boys’ basketball game.

WPIAL Section 4 girls’ teams raise awareness for DIPG

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Despite being diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), Lauren Hill, a 19-year-old Mount St. Joseph freshman persevered. In November, she fulfilled her dream of playing college basketball when she scored th...

Change does not alter Upper St. Clair’s winning continuity

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Plenty has changed this winter for the Upper St. Clair girls’ basketball team. For starters, Pete Serio now skippers the club. Second, the Lady Panthers now play in the “big” gym, where many other va...

South Fayette, BP, Lebo wrestlers win county titles

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After a big wrestling weekend, many area grapplers turn their focus to the WPIAL team tournament.

McConnell, Chartiers Valley speak volumes in victory

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Watch out WPIAL Quad-A boys’ basketball teams, because after scoring 54 points during Chartiers Valley’s victory over Bethel Park, 90-76, Matty McConnell indicated the best is yet to come.

Chartiers Valley grad shines on the slopes

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Tom Wallisch describes his occupation in words few people experience while on the job.

Mt. Lebanon cruises past Upper St. Clair

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Mt. Lebanon used a 21-3 fourth-quarter run to separate itself from rival Upper St. Clair during a key Section 4-AAA boys’ basketball game.

Bethel Park grappler earns milestone

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On the mats, Paul Dunn confronted many challenges to register more than 100 career victories. His most difficult obstacle, however, was never an opponent. For the Bethel Park senior, the true test has been wrestling with...

Seton-La Salle sweeps Canevin Crusaders

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A return to Section 3-AA proved the perfect remedy for what ailed the Lady Rebels from Seton-La Salle. After dropping three straight games, all to out-of-town guests, during the holiday season, the Rebels ripped off vict...

Chartiers Valley creates logjam in boys’ basketball

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While Chartiers Valley’s 71-57 victory over Mt. Lebanon created a logjam in Section 4-AAAA, it was the only result the Colts could afford on their home court. The Colts are 4-1 in the division, as are the Blue Dev...

Upper St. Clair boys believing

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Having lost all five starters and seven seniors from last year’s section championship club, few expected Upper St. Clair to be a contender in boys’ basketball this season. Except, of course, the Panthers th...

Bethel Park on 4-game winning streak

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A win in its own holiday tournament was just what the doctor ordered for the Bethel Park girls’ basketball team.

Mt. Lebanon wrestler eyes bigger prize

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While Kellan Stout recorded another first for Mt. Lebanon wrestling to usher out the old year, the 18-year-old senior welcomed 2015 with an eye toward the future and reversing his worst result. Lebo’s only Century...

Canon-McMillan & Peters Township soccer; South Fayette football top sports stories in 2014

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2014 yields to 2015 at midnight, but before the old year passes, The Almanac recognizes it was a splendid 365 days in sports.

2014’s Notable Nine

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South Fayette leads list of football all-stars

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By running the table and finishing 16-0 overall, South Fayette dominated the football scene this autumn. Not just in the South Hills did the Lions rule. They reigned in the WPIAL, being the only district team to capture ...

South Fayette’s Brumbaugh repeats as Almanac MVP

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As he cleaned out his locker and tossed his uniform into the pile of jerseys waiting to be refurbished for 2015 season, Brett Brumbaugh sensed finality. His football career at South Fayette High School has come to an end...

Canon-McMillan, South Fayette emerging at soccer powers

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While balance epitomized the girls’ soccer scene this autumn, the shift of power appears to have gravitated south as Canon-McMillan and South Fayette have emerged as contenders with Peters Township and Upper St. C...

Peters Township’s Laurel Carpenter named MVP

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After three years accumulating glitter, Laurel Carpenter anticipated her senior season of soccer to end sensationally. However, the year ended suddenly for the Peters Township senior in overtime on penalty kicks. The Ind...

South Fayette serves up second helping at state

- After beating Dunmore, 28-16, for the PIAA Class AA title, the South Fayette football team didn’t need to visit Chocolate World or eat a Hershey’s candy bar. The Lions knew they were in the ‘sw...

Hayes helps South Fayette repeat as state champions

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One play after South Fayette stopped Dunmore five yards from the end zone, Hunter Hayes burst through the Bucks’ defensive line and bolted 95 yards to turn the tide in the PIAA Class AA football title game played ...

Peters Township prepares for challenge in basketball

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Peters Township tipped off the boys’ basketball season with a split decision, beating Jeannette, 44-30, in the opener and falling to 2014 PIAA Class AA runner-up Seton-La Salle, 50-43, during the championship game...

Peters, USC, South Fayette lead Elite Eleven list

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This autumn, Peters Township, Upper St. Clair and South Fayette dominated the boys’ soccer scene.

Peters Township pair named MVPs

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When they played Peters Township this soccer season, opponents saw double. Really. Not only did teams have difficulty telling the Mastrangelo twins apart, they couldn’t stop Mario and Nicco from scoring goals and ...

South Fayette hungry for another state title

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Joe Rossi has a way of keeping his South Fayette football team hungry. He denies them sweets.

South Fayette headed back to Hershey

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Thanks to a 44-14 victory against Hickory (11-3), South Fayette is headed back to Hershey to defend its PIAA championship. The undefeated Lions will face Dunmore, a 23-21 winner against Wyomissing, at noon Dec. 13 in the...

Bethel Park expects good year in basketball

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After an 18-7 season, Bethel Park will be hard pressed to surprise people when the 2014-15 boys’ basketball campaign tips off Dec. 5. The Hawks host their own tournament and entertain Thomas Jefferson at 1:30 p.m....

Bethel Park welcomes Peace, Love and Little Donuts

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When Ron Razete looked to expand Peace, Love and Little Donuts, ironically, Anthony Braun suggested a location near one of his Dunkin Donuts franchises in Bethel Park.

South Fayette faces Hickory in PIAA semifinals

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The streak stands at 30 games but all South Fayette is focused upon is defeating Hickory and reaching the PIAA Class AA football finals and defending its state title. The Lions battle the Hornets at 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Slip...

South Fayette defeats Karns City

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South Fayette began its quest for a second straight state championship by defeating Karns City, 42-15, in a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal playoff game at Clarion University.