Girls Tennis: Sewickley falls in state quarters

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Sewickley Academy, searching for its second state title, fell in the quarterfinals to Scranton Prep, 5-0.

The Panthers, who won the 2011 PIAA Class AA title, won their first WPIAL title since 2011 with a win over Indiana. Sewickley then defeated District 5 champion Bedford, 4-1, in the opening round before falling to Scranton.

Scranton went on to make it to the final, where it lost 5-0 to three-time defending champion Mercyhurst Prep.

Sewickley Academy’s 2011 title is the only state championship by a WPIAL team in Class AA. 


Boys Soccer: North Feature Athlete - Sewickley Academy's Jackson O'Neill

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Name: Jackson O'Neill
High School: Sewickley Academy
Grade: 11
Sport: Soccer
Position: Goalkeeper

Background: Only one returning starter was back this season for the defending section, WPIAL and PIAA champions, but it was an important one. Junior goalkeeper Jackson O'Neill was back in net this season for the Panthers. O'Neill is also the goalie on the Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse team.


Golf: Sewickley Academy sophomore surges to PIAA Class AA title

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Sewickley Academy sophomore Jason Li has delivered some clutch performances in his two-year career as a member of the Panthers' golf team. At the PIAA Class AA Individual Golf Championship at York's Heritage Hills Resort, Li came up with yet another clutch effort.

Following a 1-over-par opening round of 72, Li came back with a 2-over-par effort of 73 on the second day to secure a two-day total of 145 and earn the state championship with a 3-over-par total of 145, four strokes ahead of New Hope Solebury senior Roland Massmino, the grandson of legendary Villlanova basketball coach Rollie Massamino.

Li's teammate, senior Anthony Muscato, finished in a 15th-place tie with Quaker Valley sophomore Chris Tanabe. Each finished with 19-over-par totals of 161.

Elsewhere, Eden Christian senior Ryan Koenig finished in a 17th-place tie with Hickory sophomore Bill Colbert. Each shot 20-over-par totals of 162.


Golf: Sewickley Academy boys fall by one stroke in PIAA Class AA team final

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If there's something to be learned from this past Wednesday's boys Class AA team championship at York's Heritage Hills Resort, it's that every stroke counts. No one is more aware of that than the Sewickley Academy boys golf team.

None of the Panthers were able to shoot a round in the 70s at York's Heritage Hills Resort. Their top golfer on this date -- senior Anthony Muscato -- paced the group with an 11-over-par total of 82.

That was key because New Hope-Solebury's top golfer, Class AA Individual runner-up Roland Massamino -- the grandson of the legendary Villanova basketball coach Rollie Massamino -- shot a 1-over-par round of 72. None of Massamino's teammates -- like their Sewickley counterparts -- shot rounds in the 70s. But Massmino's clutch performance gave New Hope-Solebury a team total of 333, one stroke ahead of the Panthers.