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Girls Tennis: Shady Side Academy rebounds with easy win

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Last week, Shady Side Academy placed second in the WPIAL Class AAA tournament for the fourth straight season with a 4-1 loss to North Allegheny.

But the Indians bounced back in a big way Tuesday with a 5-0 win against DuBois. Shady Side Academy will play District 1 champion West Chester Henderson in the quarterfinals Friday at 8 a.m. at Hershey Racquet Club. West Chester Henderson was a PIAA semifinalist last season.

The Indians, who lost in the state quarterfinals last season, is looking to get back to the PIAA final for the first time since 2011 and win its first state title since 2010.

A WPIAL team has won the PIAA Class AAA girls tennis state championship eight straight seasons and 12 of the past 14. 

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Girls Soccer: Shady Side Academy reloads, gets No. 2 seed in playoffs

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team.

"Shady Side Academy finished second in Section 4-A this season, but when the WPIAL announced Class A playoff pairings, it was seeded second overall in Class A.

The seeding was just as much a testament to the strength of the section as well as the strength of the Indians. The defending WPIAL Class A champion and preseason No. 1, Shady Side Academy (15-3, 12-2) shook off two losses in its first three games to put together a strong resume to earn the No. 2 seed.

Shady Side Academy lost both section contests to Greensburg Central Catholic, which won the Section 4-A title outright and earned the top seed, but after the second loss to the Centurions, the Indians caught fire, winning their final eight regular-season games, including shutting out their final seven opponents."

 

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Girls Tennis: Shady Side Academy in familiar place

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For the fifth straight season and eighth time in nine seasons, Shady Side Academy is the WPIAL Class AAA final.

The Indians avenged an earlier loss to Mt. Lebanon, defeating the Blue Devils Wednesday, 4-1, in the district semifinals.

Shady Side also posted 5-0 wins Canon-McMillan and Upper St. Clair in the first two rounds of the WPIAL tournament.

The Indians will be looking for their first WPIAL title since 2010 when they take on North Allegheny today in the championship match. Shady Side Academy lost in the championship each of the past three seasons, including a 4-1 loss to the Tigers last season. 

 

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Girls Soccer: Shady Side Academy secures second in rough section

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As far as sections go, finishing in second in Section 4-A puts that team on par with other section winners in WPIAL Class A when it comes to playoff seeding. The WPIAL Class A powerhouse section features Greensburg Central Catholic, Shady Side Academy and Springdale. The section is responsible for all four WPIAL Class A titles ever handed out by the WPIAL (the classification only formed in 2010). Shady Side Academy won in 2010 and 2013, Greensburg Central Catholic won in 2011 and 2012 and before that Springdale won the WPIAL Class AA title in 2009. So second place is nothing to scoff out and that is what the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team has sewn up this season. The Indians are 11-3 overall and 10-2 in Section 4-A. They swept the season series against Springdale, winning 3-0 and 1-0 but fell to the section champion Centurions 2-0 and 2-1.

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Girls Tennis: Shady Side Academy’s Miller, Gramley looking for third

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Shady Side Academy teammates Lindsey Miller and Devin Gramley went 2-1 Wednesday at the WPIAL Class AAA doubles tournament to put themselves in position to qualify for the state tournament today.

The Indians’ duo will play Peters Township’s Jenn Holcombe and Megan Hixon in the consolation match, with the winner earning a state tournament berth. The match will be played at Shady Side Academy.

Miller and Gramley started Wednesday off with a win over Mt. Lebanon’s Skylar Morgan and Lauren Carey, 10-6, and followed it up with a 10-6 victory against Norwin’s Maria Santilli and Autumn Miller.

The Indians’ duo lost to North Allegheny’s Tina Li and Eugenia Lee, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals.