Lacrosse: North Feature Athlete - Sewickley Academy's Kayla Guerin

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Name: Kayla Guerin
School: Sewickley Academy
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Position: Center Midfield

Background: Kayla is a captain on this year's team, and is a three-year starter on the Panthers' varsity team. She has signed a letter-of-intent to play for Lafayette where she will study International Affairs. Kayla was a captain on the school's girls varsity basketball team where she started. She is an honor student and is a member of the Sewickley Academy "Girl Up" Club, an organization affiliated with the United Nations.


Boys Tennis: Sewickley dominates doubles again

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

For the sixth straight year, the WPIAL Class AA doubles champion is a pair from Sewickley Academy.

Brother Ryan and Don Gex didn’t lose a set on their way to the district title. It was the second straight doubles title for Ryan Gex, who won the tournament with Luke Vith last season.

The Gex brothers saw familiar faces across the net in the WPIAL final, as they beat Panther teammates Wyatte Geller and Neil Rana, 6-2, 6-3. It is the second time in the past six years that Sewickley took the top two spots at districts in doubles.

Both teams will advance to the state tournament. 


Track: Sewickley Academy's Mackey shines in Shippensburg

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Sewickley Academy's Griffin Mackey shined at the Shippensburg 89th Jack Roddick High School Invitational last Saturday.

The sophomore won the 3,200-meter run and clocked his best time of the season crossing the line in 9:28.49.

Bedford's William Kachman took second behind Mackey with a time of 9:29.42.

Mackey also favors the 1,600. He ran his personal best (invitational) of the season at the Warrior Classic on Saturday, Apr. 11 in 4 minutes, 29.89 seconds.


Boys Tennis: Sewickley Academy has two teams in WPIAL Doubles Finals

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Sewickley Academy will be represented in the WPIAL Class AA doubles final for the 14th time in 15 years, as both Pathers teams advanced to the WPIAL Class AA finals yesterday at Greensburg Racquet Club.

The top seeded team of Ryan Gex and Don Gex will face the Panthers third-seeded team of Wyatte Geller and Neil Rana in the title match today at Norwin High School.

The Gex brothers advanced to the finals with a 6-2, 6-0 win against the Mt. Pleasant team of Noah Cenkner and Alex Temple. Geller and Rana earned their title berth with a 6-2, 6-1 win against the Winchester Thurston team of Max Pollack and Will Robinson.

Sewickley Academy has won nine WPIAL doubles titles in the last 14 years, including the last five years. For the third time in eight years, Sewickley Academy will have both doubles teams in the title match. Ryan Gex and Luke Vith won the title last year.

In Class AAA, the No. 3 seeded North Allegheny team of Jared Isaacs and Richard Hofmann advanced to the finals. They will face the No. 4 seeded team of Mars' Josh Raymundo and Aaron Gruber.


Track: Sewickley Academy girls take second at Warrior Classic

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The Sewickley Academy varsity girls took second behind Hickory at the Warrior Classic at Central Valley Saturday.

Senior Aja Thorpe led the Panthers, taking gold in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 100-meter dash.

Summer Thorpe also excelled in the short distances, taking silver in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. The junior went on to take fourth in the long jump and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles.