Hockey: Sewickley Academy to compete in PIHL, for real

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles the Sewickley Academy hockey team.

"Sewickley Academy never completely divested itself from playing against PIHL teams.

Last season, the Panthers needed to fill their slate, so they scheduled two games against South Park and one with Serra Catholic.

Now, though, those games against Serra Catholic and South Park won't just be exhibitions and placeholders. They'll matter and will go a long way toward determining if Sewickley Academy qualifies for the PIHL playoffs.

For several years, Sewickley Academy competed in the relatively small ISHL against several regional schools, including Shady Side Academy. This season, however, marks the Panthers' return to the PIHL and Penguins Cup competition for the first time since 2010-11 when they went 7-14-0 and lost in the first round of the Class A playoffs."



Boys Tennis: Panthers had five play in Hershey

Written by Ryan Riordan on .


A week after Sewickley Academy had its whole team competing in Hershey at the PIAA Class AA team championships, where the Panthers advanced to the semifinals, the Panthers had almost their entire starting lineup in Hershey again last weekend.

Five Sewickley players competed in Hershey in the PIAA Class AA singles and doubles tournaments. Sam Sauter played in the singles tournament after placing second in the WPIAL, and Sauter won his first-round state tournament match, 6-4, 7-5, against Galeton’s Tyler Dugan before falling to Wyomissing’s Andre Fick in straight sets. Fick finished as the tournament’s runner-up.

In doubles, WPIAL champions Ryan and Don Gex won their first-round match against Hughesville’s Mitchel Thomas and Ian Hufnagel, 6-2, 6-2 before losing in three sets to Sebastian Pena and Drew Kopan of Lancaster Country Day.  A second Panthers doubles’ team, Wyatt Geller and Neil Rana, lost its first-roun dmatch to Lewisburg’s Tyler Spinello and Tim Sprunt in three sets. Geller and Rana finished second at the WPIAL tournament in April. 



Boys Tennis: Panthers fall in state semis

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Sewickley Academy fell one win short of reaching the PIAA final for the second straight year.

The Panthers lost to Moravian Academy, 3-2, in the PIAA Class AA semifinals Saturday in Heshey. Moravian Academy went on to beat Wyomissing for the state title.

Sewickley lost at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, as well as No. 1 doubles. Moravian Academy retired in the other two matches (one of which it led, one of which it trailed) after the victory was sealed.

Sewickley one its quarterfinal match the previous day, 4-1, over Galeton. Brian Rosario and Ryan Gex secured wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, while Sewickley also won both doubles matches. 


Boys Tennis: North Feature Athletes – Sewickley Academy’s Wyatte Geller and Neil Rana

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Names: Wyatte Geller and Neil Rana
School: Sewickley Academy
Grades: Geller (12) and Rana (10)
Sport: Tennis

Background: Geller and Rana played No. 1 doubles for WPIAL Class AA champion and PIAA semifinalist Sewickley. The duo won two state tournament matches last weekend in Hershey for the Panthers. Geller and Rana will pair up once again in Hershey this weekend for the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament. The Sewickley duo took second in the WPIAL tournament. 


Softball: Sewickley Academy bats come alive against Union

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Sewickley Academy has proven many times this season what a capable offense it has. It scored 25 and 21 runs against the Ellis School, 22 and 20 runs against Northgate, 14 and 13 runs against Bishop Canevin, and 14 and 15 against Cornell. While the Panthers did not quite match those kind of numbers in the playoffs, the Sewickley bats did enough to lift the No. 6 Panthers (13-1) past No. 11 (8-6) in a WPIAL first-round game at North Allegheny. Olivia Henry, Chandler White and Hannah McGinley each had two RBIs to fuel Sewickley Academy's 8-2 win over Union. Next up for Sewickley Academy is a matchup with No. 3 Jefferson-Morgan (12-2) in the WPIAL quarterfinals, Monday at Fairhaven Field at 2 p.m.