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.

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Stories written by Eleanor Bailey

Lebo pummels Canon-Mac; preps for Moon


After pummeling Canon-McMillan, 40-0, in the Southeastern Conference opener, Mt. Lebanon prepares to host Moon on Military Night at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in a non-conference clash.

Beefed up schedule helps Canon-McMillan boys’ soccer


Canon-McMillan could have been content with just surviving Section 5 play, but the boys’ soccer team beefed up its overall schedule in an effort to unseat rivals Peters Township as WPIAL champion and Upper St. Cla...

Upper St. Clair boys’ going for three-peat with Blatz


If a third-straight PIAA championship awaits the Upper St. Clair boys’ soccer team, the Panthers will claim the banner under new leadership. In addition to losing 12 seniors to graduation, the Panthers have lost t...

Peters Township prepared for battle in Section 5 soccer


Bob Dyer summed up best how soccer teams in Section 5 feel about each other.

SLS’s Perone, KO’s Phillippi making their run at South Fayette


Brett Brumbaugh is not the only attraction in the Century Conference. The division also boasts big-time quarterbacks in Tyler Perone from Seton-La Salle and Kobe Phillippi from Keystone Oaks. Perone passed for more than ...

Southeastern Conference opener requires perfection


After two weeks of preparation, high school teams are ready for some football. However, victory Friday night requires perfection, particularly in the Southeastern Conference.

South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh ready to repeat


When critics question his mobility on the gridiron, South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh answers them candidly.

Lacrosse never over for Bethel Park’s Quinlisk


While Heather Quinlisk pursues her doctorate in educational leadership at Delaware Valley College this fall, the Bethel Park native puts her lacrosse stick aside. The move, she hopes, is only temporary.

Mt. Lebanon’s Hoffman picks Penn


Matt Hoffman measures success in letter grades. In the classroom, he aims for A’s. In life, he focuses on F’s. Both, actually, are perfectly positive. See, he owns a 4.6 GPA at Mt. Lebanon High School. Plus...

Quad-A teams ready to battle despite lower numbers


While Quad-A is the biggest classification for football in the WPIAL as well as the state of Pennsylvania, numbers are down across the area. Some schools have even canceled their ninth grade programs because they do not ...

Mt. Lebanon’s Smith earns spot on U.S. National Team


Since earning a spot on the United States national swim team, Leah Smith has had little time to surface for air. The Mt. Lebanon resident appeared on the NBC Today Show Aug. 11 and then departed for Australia. Down Under...

Kids compete to raise autism awareness


A jubilant Bobby Wiggers sprinted full speed ahead, shouting for all to hear. “I made it,” he cried with delight. “I crossed the finish line,” he added triumphantly.

Peters Township’s Kyle Higgins making national splash


Kyle Higgins possesses a passion for swimming.

Barracudas win club championships


For the fourth year in a row, the Bower Hill Barracudas captured the South Hills Swim Club championships. Held at the Woodland Hills Swim Club, the Barracudas won the title by a mere 10 points.

USC’s Smith to dine with Olympian


As a runner who covers 800 meters in well under two minutes, James Smith requires no head start against anybody. However, the Upper St. Clair native will get a jump on the Liberty Mile competition this week when he dines...

Cool Springs Sports Complex attracts golfers & sports enthusiasts


Since 1977, Cool Springs, located at the intersection of Hamilton and Baptist roads in Bethel Park, was the place to be on a steamy Saturday night. This July 26 was no exception as the driving range and 18-hole miniature...

Triathlon provides soggy fun for kids with a cause

- Little kids like nothing better than splashing around in puddles and the children, ages 7-11, participating in the 14th annual Kids Triathlon enjoyed a soggy morning on July 19 doing just that at the South Park ...

Bower Hill Swim Club celebrates 50 years of operation


Nestled in a neighborhood dale off Bower Hill Road, near Vanadium Road, sits a summer jewel … the Bower Hill Swim Club. Despite competition from large community pools and recreation centers, the five-acre complex ...

Kids Triathlons on tap in the area


This Saturday, the Kids Triathlon, benefiting Habitat For Humanity, kicks off a series of such events in the area. In addition to the race being held from 8-11 a.m. July 19 at the South Park Wave Pool in Bethel Park, Upp...

At 86, Riggs laps up swimming


Joan Riggs gingerly ascends the steps leading upward to the slide at Bower Hill Swim Club. At the top, she takes a deep breath, pushes herself through the chute and plunges 12 feet into the pool below. At 86 years young,...

Bower Hill Set to Defend title


When he was 7, Alex Hardwick remembers breaking the country club record for the 100-yard freestyle relay with his buddies, Joe Repischak, Ryan Dudzinski and Jake Murphy at Valley Brook. Today, the recent Upper St. Clair ...

McKinley-Lewis selects Toledo


Danzel McKinley-Lewis never played football until his junior year in high school. This autumn, however, the Seton-La Salle rising senior is expected to be one of the premier players in the WPIAL.