Track: Strong performance by Mt. Lebanon girls at TSTCA meet

Written by Brad Everett on .

The Mt. Lebanon girls put forth a strong effort at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Championships last Saturday at West Mifflin.

The Blue Devils (58 points) finished third in an event that included 29 teams. No team from the South area placed higher. Butler (110) was the winner and Oakland Catholic (81) placed second.

Leading the way for the Blue Devils was Jessie Wolf, who took top honors in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 1 ½ inches. It ranks third among all WPIAL Class 3A athletes this season. Also finishing in first place was the 400-meter relay team. Their 50.79 also ranks third among 3A teams this spring.

Molly Mangan was the runner-up in the 100 and Margot de Abreu sixth in the 400. The 1,600 relay team placed third.


Lacrosse: South Feature Athlete - Mt. Lebanon's Nathan Bashaw

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Nate Bashaw
School: Mt. Lebanon
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Lacrosse
Position: Attack

Background: Following an eight-goal, one assist effort in the Blue Devils' 16-3 Class 3A Section 1 victory over Canon-McMillan this past Tuesday, Bashaw leads the Blue Devils with 12 goals and two assists heading into this past Friday's game against non-WPIAL opponent Kiski Prep. Bashaw is a two-year starter who started some games in his sophomore year. He plans to attend college, but has no plans to pursue the sport on the next level.


Boys Tennis: Mt. Lebanon seniors have paid their dues

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Over the last three years, Mt. Lebanon has qualified for the PIAA Class 3A playoffs with a solid roster filled with players who gained experience watching and playing with some of the best fundamental players in the area.

And, like those other teams, the Blue Devils are led by seniors who have paid their dues and are ready to carry on the program's tradition.

Seniors occupy all three of the team's top singles spots as Michael Wilke, the No. 26 senior in the state, Sam Bellini and Ian McCabe will lead the team onto the court. Mt. Lebanon has not missed the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs since 2006.


Alumni Update - Annie Baich (Merychurst)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- The 46th-ranked Mercyhurst women's tennis team rolled past California (Pa.) for an 8-1 victory inBaich Mercyhurst Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference competition on Saturday. The win was the Lakers' eighth straight victory -- and it was the program's first win against Cal since Mar. 10, 2006.


In a matchup of regionally-ranked teams, Mercyhurst swept Cal in doubles action, outpointing  its opponents 24-6, before winning 5 of 6 matches during the doubles portion. The Lakers are rated second in the Atlantic Region while California is No. 7.


The second doubles team of Annie Baich and Saioa Gomez de Segura, which is ranked 25th in

NCAA Division II and second in the Atlantic Region, won over Katie Olson and Liz Wohar, 8-1.

Baich, a Mt. Lebanon graduate, stretched her win streak to eight matches.


(photo courtesy of Mercyhurst University)


Football: Mt. Lebanon's Greenwood commits to Wooster

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Mt. Lebanon’s Beau Greenwood has announced that he will be continuing his football career at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

The Fighting Scots competes in the North Coast Athletic Conference at the Division III level. In his final decision, Greenwood chose Wooster over Westminster College.


The 5-foot-8, 160-pound senior led the Blue Devils secondary with 57 passes defended, 17 passes deflected, and 51 tackles. He also recovered a fumble and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. He was named all-conference at defensive back in the Class 6A Southeastern Conference.


With the leadership of Greenwood, the Blue Devils finished the season 7-4 and were co-section champions. Greenwood looks to pass that leadership onto his little brother, Ben, who will be a junior on the Mt. Lebanon football team next year.