Baseball: Mt. Lebanon veterans already focused

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

John D'Abruzzo profiles the Mt. Lebanon baseball team.

"After a long day-night doubleheader Saturday at Pullman Park, Pat McCloskey left Butler County feeling pretty encouraged about his Mt. Lebanon baseball team.

The Blue Devils opened their regular-season schedule with two victories, beating Hempfield, 8-6, before slipping past Pine-Richland, 6-4.

"This is the most motivated group I have been around," said McCloskey, who enters his 11th season as Mt. Lebanon's coach. "Our first game was at 10:30 a.m., our second game was at 7:30 p.m. and it was 37 degrees at night. They didn't lose their focus for one second, and that's all you can ask for as a coach.

"That is attributed to our seniors who are really focused this year.""



Alumni Update - Jessica Dunn (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CALIFORNIA, PA – Chatham University track and field had a record setting day to open the 2015 season atDunn Chatham California University of PA in the Cal U Early Bird Meet.


In the 100m, Jessica Dunn, a Mt. Lebanon graduate, broke the school record clocking in at 13.65, good for 27th place.


(photo courtesy of Chatham College)


Boys Basketball: Mt. Lebanon defeated by City League champs

Written by Brad Everett on .

Mt. Lebanon played another Western Pennsylvania team last Wednesday with a spot in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals on the line.

Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it was their season that came to a screeching halt.

Mt. Lebanon was defeated by City League champion Allderdice, 60-57, in a second-round game at North Allegheny. The Blue Devils finished 21-7, while Allderdice advanced to the quarterfinals, where the Dragons defeated Harrisburg. The Dragons play Martin Luther King in a semifinal tonight.

Mt. Lebanon was oh-so-close to earning a spot in the Elite Eight. The Blue Devils took a 44-38 lead late in the third quarter, but Allderdice responded with a 15-1 run to take a 53-45 advantage with 3:11 left in the game. The Dragons never looked back.


Photo Journal: Boys Basketball PIAA Second Round Playoffs - Mt. Lebanon vs. Allderdice (March 11)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

North Allegheny hosted the PIAA Second Round Playoffs, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  In the last game of the evening Mt. Lebanon boys played Taylor Allderdice.  The air was electric and both teams played with all their might.  It was close to the end with Taylor Allderdice the victor, defeating Mt. Lebanon 60-57.

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

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