Photo Journal: Boys Basketball - WPIAL first round: Mt. Lebanon vs. Woodland Hills (Feb. 22)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Mt. Lebanon and Woodland Hills had it out Wednesday, February 22 at Baldwin High School in the Class 6A competition of the WPIAL first round playoffs. Woodland Hills wins there first WPIAL playoff in 22 years with a 47-43 victory.

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Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Alumni Update - Kylie Cook (Westminster)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Westminster College women's basketball team lost, 56-53, at Presidents' AthleticCook Westminster Conference (PAC) foe Grove City College Saturday afternoon.

The Titans, who were down by double-digits at halftime, made it a one-possession game in the final seconds.

Junior Kylie Cook, a Mt. Lebanon graduate, led the Titan offense with 17 points, her second-highest scoring performance this year.

Cook was also one rebound away from a double-double, as she grabbed down a team-high nine.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)


Football: Mt. Lebanon's Moeller commits to Elon

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Moeller will have to get use to playing football primarily in warmer weather. Moeller made that decision on Feb. 9, when he officially committed to continue his playing career at Elon University in North Carolina.

The Phoenix compete in the Colonial Athletic Conference at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level.


The 5-foot-8, 165-pound Moeller was one of the top two receivers for the Blue Devils the past two years.


In that span, he had 74 receptions for 876 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed seven times for 54 yards and a touchdown.


Football: Injury doesn’t stop Mt. Lebanon's Bayer from playing, committing to IUP

Written by Drew Karpen on .

In the second game of the season, Mt. Lebanon’s Nate Bayer broke his arm. In most cases, that would end your season, but not for Bayer.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound free safety played the rest of the season with a cast that immobilized his left hand and still came away with three interceptions and was named to the second-team all-conference.


He also had five receptions for 59 yards (11.8 yards per catch) on offense.


His hard work and perseverance paid off on Wednesday when he committed to IUP.


Swimming: Mt. Lebanon girls sweep events in Bethel Park dual meet

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

They dominated throughout, from individual events to relays, winning everything possible and when it was all said and done the Mt. Lebanon girls swimming and diving team had another dual meet win under their belt. The Blue Devils outpointed Bethel Park, 99-79.

The tone was set early with Mt. Lebanon sweeping the top two spots in the 200 medley relay. Emma Graham, Maddie Dorish, Marley Howell and Kathryn Nicholson (1:51.59) took first, and Lauren Barnett, Libby McDyer, Genevieve Chiapetta and Maggie Baker took second (1:58.62). It would be a theme of the night. Sophia Donati, Devon Scott-Davis and Abbey Greene took 1-2-3 for Mt. Lebanon in the 200 freestyle. Donati won with a time of 1:58.29. Chiapetta, Dorish and McDyer took 1-2-3 for Mt. Lebanon in the 200 IM. Chiapetta won with a time of 2:20.97. Nicholson, Graham and Baker swept the top three spots in the 50 freestyle, with Nicholson ahead of the pack with a time of 25.40.

There were similar results in diving where Sydney Donati won the event, scoring 209.05, and teammate Kalliope Bicket took second with a score of 192.75. Howell and Sophia Donati were 1-2 in the 100 butterfly with times of 59.62 and 1:01.17, respectively. Baker won the 100 freestyle (57.42), Nicholson had the fastest time in the 100 backstroke (1:02.50), Dorish had the fastest time in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.55) and Greene won the 500 freestyle (5:25.46). Nicholson, Sophia Donati, Baker and Graham won the 200 freestyle relay (1:43.02).