Alumni Update - Tess Apke (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Moon Township, Pa. – Four members of the Robert Morris University softball team tallied multi-RBIApke RMU outings as the Colonials broke out their bats to take down league-leading Bryant, 8-5, in the nightcap of a Northeast Conference (NEC) doubleheader at an overcast North Athletic Complex Friday afternoon.

Junior Tess Apke, a Mt. Lebanon graduate,was 3-for-7 with a two-run homer, a steal and two runs scored. The blast was her career-best seventh of the season and the 19th of her career. She now leads the team with 12 multi-hit games, and has 31 in her career, and also tops the squad with six multi-RBI games, of which she now has 18 in her career. 


(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)


Alumni Update - Breanna Tongel (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. The Slippery Rock University softball team split a non-conference doubleheaderTongel SRU with Salem International University Monday afternoon from the SRU Softball Complex.

Senior first baseman Breanna Tongel, a Mt. Lebanon graduate, went a perfert 3-for-3 in game two.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


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)