Tennis: Blue Devils win tournament in Altoona

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Last weekend, Mt. Lebanon traveled to Altoona and came home with a championship.

The Blue Devils won the eight-team Altoona Mountain Lion Tennis Invitational, which has a eight-person tournament for each of the five spots in a traditional high school tennis lineup.

So all of the participating teams, which included Altoona, Erie Cathedral Prep, Manheim Central and Abington Heights, have their No. 1 singles players compete in a tournament, their No. 2 singles players compete in another tournament and so on. Teams accumulate points based on the players’ results.


Boys Lacrosse: Mt. Lebanon harbors big plans on field

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles the Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team.

2014 0417 MtLebanon BLacrosse(Photo: Mt. Lebanon's Dan Lee, left, looking to score around Bethel Park's Rob McMahon, has scored 11 goals so far this season for the Blue Devils. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"Much is expected from the Mt. Lebanon High School boys lacrosse program this spring.

Despite two losses over the weekend to Ohio rivals Worthington Kilbourne and Dublin Jerome, the expectations remained high for a Blue Devils team that returned to its winning ways in WPIAL competition Monday with a 10-2 victory against cross-section rival Hampton to improve its record to 7-4.

Before taking the trip to Central Ohio, the Blue Devils had secured section victories against Sewickley Academy, 5-4, and Central Catholic, 12-8. The victory against Sewickley was a particularly pleasing one for coach Mike Ermer.

"That is our third one-goal [victory] against a quality Western Pennsylvania opponent,:" Ermer said. "We had a one-goal win against North Allegheny [7-6], a one-goal win against Shady Side [5-4] and against Sewickley. In each of those wins, our defense has been the go-to [component].""


Alumni Update - Annie Baich (Merychurst)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

INDIANA, Pa. - The Mercyhurst University women's tennis team suffered a 5-1 loss at IUP on MondayBaich Merychurst afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament. The Lakers fell to 12-5 overall while the Crimson Hawks improved to 15-8 on the season and advances to play the East's top-seed Bloomsburg in the semifinals.

Freshman Annie Baich, a Mt. Lebanon graduate, picked up the only victory of the day, earning a win at #4 singles over the Crimson Hawks' Ranvita Mahto.


(photo courtesy of Mercyhurst University)


Track: Mt. Lebanon girls take second

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Led by its long-distance runners and Natalie Corrado, the Mt. Lebanon girls track and field team placed second Saturday at the Greater Latrobe Wildcat and Hempfield Lady Spartan Invitationals at Latrobe.

The Blue Devils had two first-place winners in the track events — Audrey Gordon in the 800 and Jillian Hunsberger in the 3,200.

In the 800, Callie Gunzenhauser finished second behind Gordon, who also finished third in the 1,600. Blue Devil Kelsey Potts took second in the 1,600 to North Allegheny’s Madeleine Davison and second to Hunsberger in the 3,200.