Boys Tennis: Canon-McMillan senior wants to end high school career on top

Written by Keith Barnes on .

All season long Canon-McMillan senior Chris Gladden has been gearing up for this moment.

On Friday, the Marist recruit will begin his quest of finishing his high school career with a PIAA Class AAA singles title when he takes the court at Hershey Racquet Club for the state finals.

Gladden, who finished third in the 2015 state tournament, will begin his quest at 9 a.m. when he takes on Exeter senior Jonah Buczewski, the third-place finisher out of District 3. He'll then get either Andrew Lutschaunig, the No. 2 sophomore in the state, or Matt Chen of Lower Merion, the No. 7 junior, who defeated Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky, the state's No. 1 freshman, 6-1, 6-4, in the team tournament championship match last weekend.

Even if Gladden gets past those matches, he might still have Shymansky in the semifinals and the No. 3 junior in the state in Michael Dickson, last year's PIAA runner-up, in the finals. Dickson defeated Gladden, 6-4, 6-4, in the semifinals a year ago.


Photo Journal: Baseball WPIAL AAAA First Round Playoffs - Canon-McMillan 7, North Hills 6 (May 16)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .


Canon-McMillan faces North Hills in the WPIAL First Round Playoffs, Monday, May 16, 2106 at North Allegheny High School. North Hills had the lead until the bottom of the 7th when Canon-McMillan came from behind to score three runs to win the game.  Final score Canon-McMillan 7, North Hills 6.

click here to view video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service


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Baseball: Canon-McMillan uses big rally to move on to quarterfinals

Written by Brad Everett on .

Even the most optimistic Canon-McMillan fans couldn't have been feeling too good about their team's chances after five innings Monday.

After all, the Big Macs were trailing North Hills, 6-2, and Indians pitcher Brendan Burke had only given up one hit and had retired eight straight.

Luckily for the Big Macs, there were still two innings left to be played.

Canon-McMillan scored two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to stun North Hills, 7-6, in a WPIAL Class AAAA first-round game at North Allegheny. The No. 7 seed Big Macs (13-7) advanced to play No. 2 Pine-Richland (17-4) in the quarterfinals.


Softball: South Feature Athlete - Canon-McMillan's Linda Rush

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Linda Rush
High School: Canon-McMillan
Grade: 12
Sport: Softball
Position: Shortstop

Background: Canon-McMillan senior shortstop Linda Rush is in the midst of one of the greatest offensive runs in WPIAL softball history. Rush closed out the regular season by hitting 11 home runs in her last 10 games. On the season she is batting .681 with 12 home runs. She has batted in 38 runs and scored 33 herself. She is a four-year starter and has committed to play at Division I Drexel next season. She has over 100 runs batted in, in her career. Rush hits for power and average. She is a career .500 hitter. This season she helped Canon-McMillan share a Section 4-AAAA title with Baldwin. Overall the Big Macs are 15-3.


Alumni Update - Caden Meier (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Washington & Jefferson traveled to Slippery Rock, Pa. to compete in the Slippery Rock Last Chance QualifierMeier WJ Invitational. The men placed 11th out of 16 teams with 18 points, while the women collected 13 points to finish 15th of 17 teams.

The combined team score was 31 points, with 39 events scored, placing W&J in 14th place out of 18 total teams.

Caden Meier, a Canon-McMillan graduate, captured second place with a time of 50.19 in the men's 400-meter dash.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)