Hockey: Despite scoring drought, Blue Devils above .500

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Out of 12 teams in Class AAA, Mt. Lebanon is tied for ninth in goals scored and has lit the lamp just once in the past three games.

But the Blue Devils have still won more games than they’ve lost.

Behind the solid play of goaltenders Joe Kirschner and Ryan Wessbecher, Mt. Lebanon is 4-3-1. Kirschner has started five times, going 2-3 with a shutout, a 3.00 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. Wessbecher is 2-0-1 and has stopped 82 of 89 (.921) shots. He is coming off a 1-0 shutout of Butler Monday.

Offensively, George Farrell and Reed Farber each have five goals and eight assists to lead the way.


Wrestling: Mt. Lebanon's Stout signs with Penn State

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Mt. Lebanon's Kellan Stout signed a collegiate letter of intent to attend Penn State on Nov. 12.

Stout became the first Mt. Lebanon wrestler to reach the 100-win plateau during his junior year, thus breaking the school record previously held by Kurt Angle.

Stout broke into Mt. Lebanon's starting lineup as a 160-pound freshman and fell one win short of a PIAA berth after placing fourth in the WPIAL. He moved up to 170 as a sophomore and won a section title and placed third in the WPIAL to qualify for the state tournament.

Last season at 182 pounds, Stout won a section title and placed second in the WPIAL and second in the PIAA. He has a 100-18 career record.



Girls Tennis: Blue Devils a PIAA semifinalist

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The last time Mt. Lebanon participated in the PIAA Class AAA team tournament, the Blue Devils finished second.

Mt. Lebanon didn’t quite get that far this time, but it got close.

The Blue Devils, the WPIAL third-place finisher, were one of three District 7 teams to make it to the state semifinals along with Shady Side Academy and North Allegheny. The three WPIAL teams went a combined 7-0 against non-WPIAL teams in the PIAA tournament, with North Allegheny handing Mt. Lebanon and Shady Side its losses in the state tournament.

Mt. Lebanon edged State College, 3-2, in the first round and took down Harrilton, 4-1, in the quarterfinals. But in the semifinals against North Allegheny, the Blue Devils only win came by default at No. 2 doubles as the Tigers’ got their 47th straight victory.