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Wrestling: Mt. Lebanon's Stout working to build his own legacy

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Mt. Lebanon wrestler Kellan Stout. Read his story below.

Kellan Stout has something in common with wrestling legend Kurt Angle — both have held Mt. Lebanon's record for career victories.

Angle set Mt. Lebanon's record for career wins in 1987 when he finished his scholastic career with 93. The record held until last season.

Stout passed Angle late in the 2013-14 season — his junior year — and became the first Mt. Lebanon wrestler to reach 100 career victories at the PIAA Class AAA tournament in March.

Stout enters the 2014-15 season with a chance to significantly pad his lead on Angle, who went on to win two NCAA Division I titles at Clarion University as well as an Olympic gold medal.

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Baseball: Minor League Update - Jordan Steranka (Mt. Lebanon)

Written by John Perrotto on .

(Sports Town is featuring updates on WPIAL baseball players who are currently playing in the major or minor leagues. The posts were compiled by veteran baseball writer John Perrotto. We will feature two players every day.)

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Oblique injuries seem to be an epidemic in professional baseball and Jordan Steranka hasn't been immune.

The former Mt. Lebanon High School and Penn State star missed the month of May with the Pirates' high Class A Bradenton farm club with a strained muscle in his ribcage. Though he returned to the active roster June 3, the first baseman is still trying to regain some of the momentum he built in April.

Steranka, 24, batted .292 with two home runs and five RBIs in 19 games in April. In June, he hit .247 with three homers and nine RBIs in 19 games.

Overall, he has a .268 batting average (37-138) with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 38 games.

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Baseball: Minor League Update - Josh Wilson (Mt. Lebanon)

Written by John Perrotto on .

(Over the next two weeks, Sports Town will feature updates on WPIAL baseball players who are currently playing in the major or minor leagues. The posts were compiled by veteran baseball writer John Perrotto. We will feature two players every day.)

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It has been 15 years now since Josh Wilson was drafted from Mt. Lebanon High School by the then-Florida Marlins.

The infielder, who was a third-round pick, has been on quite an adventure since those days starring for the Blue Devils.

Wilson is currently playing for the Rangers' Class AAA Round Rock farm club in the Pacific Coast League after beginning the season in the major leagues with Texas. The 33-year-old is hitting .235 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 41 games for the Express. He had a .239 batting average and eight RBIs in 24 games for the Rangers.

The Rangers were the eighth major league team for Wilson, following stints with the Marlins (2005), Washington Nationals (2007), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2007), Arizona Diamondbacks (2009, 2011, 2013), San Diego Padres (2009), Seattle Mariners (2009-10) and Milwaukee Brewers (2011).

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Baseball: Major League Update – Don Kelly (Mt. Lebanon)

Written by John Perrotto on .

(Over the next two weeks, Sports Town will feature updates on WPIAL baseball players who are currently playing in the major or minor leagues. The posts were compiled by veteran baseball writer John Perrotto. We will feature two players every day.)

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Just five players remain with the Detroit Tigers who played for them during the 2009 season.

Four of them are right-handers Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander, catcher Alex Avila and first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Three of the fourth have been All-Stars and Porcello will become one for the first time next month.

The fifth? That is utility player Don Kelly, an alumnus of Mt. Lebanon High School and Point Park.

While the Tigers' roster has had great turnover, Kelly keeps surviving because he hits left-handed and can play all over the field. The 34-year-old has appeared at all nine positions during his seven major leagues season.

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Boys Lacrosse: Mt. Lebanon has high hopes for 2015

Written by Joe Koch on .

Despite a 15-10 loss to Penncrest in the PIAA Division 1 semifinals this past Tuesday at Cumberland Valley High School, there are plenty of reasons for coach Mike Ermer and his Blue Devils to feel optimistic about the 2015 season.

"The majority of our players are coming back," said Ermer, shortly after his team completed a 14-10 season with the loss to Penncrest. "We're losing just four starters: one attack, one midfielder and two on defense."

To punctuate that point, three of the Blue Devils' goal scorers against the Lions were underclassmen.

Junior midfielder Brian Kelly led Mt. Lebanon with three goals and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Brian Ward also scored three goals. Junior attack Sam White scored once. Senior attack Louis Lucerne concluded his Mt. Lebanon career with two goals, and senior midfielder Brendan White had one goal.