Photo Journal: Girls Lacrosse WPIAL Div. 2 Championship - Shaler vs. Blackhawk (May 21)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

The WPIAL Girls Lacrosse Championships were held at Highmark Stadium, Thursday, May 21, 2015.  In the Division 2 match, Blackhawk faced Shaler.  Shaler took the title defeating Blackhawk 10-5.

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

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Lacrosse: Shaler girls win third title in a row

Written by Joe Koch on .

Even though they trailed at halftime, the Shaler Titans had no doubt they would prevail en route to a 10-5 victory over Blackhawk in the WPIAL Division 2 championship game this past Thursday night at Highmark Stadium.

The win gives the Titans three consecutive WPIAL Division 2 girls championships. Their victories in 2013 and 2014 came against Chartiers Valley, a team that qualified for the Division 1 playoffs this year.

All-WPIAL standout Shannon Lynch was not interested in seeing her team's success come to an end on the same Highmark Stadium turf where the Titans had tasted success just a year earlier.

"It was intense," she said of her team's mood during the halftime break. After 25 minutes, her team trailed the Cougars, 4-3. "We were sitting in the huddle, and I was saying to myself: 'It's not going this way. We're not leaving like this. We gathered the team, and we said this is our game. We don't want to walk away not winning this.'"


Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Shaler's Jake Potock

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Name: Jake Potock
High School: Shaler
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher/First baseman

Background: A 6-foot-5, 240-pound right-handed pitcher, Jake Potock has been Shaler's ace the past three seasons. A West Virginia recruit, Potock finished the regular season 4-3 with 57 strikeouts and helped guide the Titans into the WPIAL playoffs. In the first round, he tossed a four-hitter with seven strikeouts during Shaler's 4-1 win over Canon-McMillan. In the quarterfinals, he threw a complete-game shutout as Shaler beat Plum, 1-0.


Photo Journal: Baseball - Shaler vs. Canon-Mac (WPIAL Class AAAA Playoffs May 13)

Written by Cara DeCarlo on .

It's Monday, May 18 and the Shaler Titans are taking on the Plum Mustangs in the WPIAL Class AAAA Baseball Playoffs. So, enjoy Sports Town's photos of the Shaler baseball team. These photos were taken alongside video clips; you can view the video clips by clicking here.) All photos and video clips in this post were taken on May 13,2015 as Shaler defeated Canon-Mac 4-1 at North Allegheny.



Baseball: Strong finish pushes Shaler into playoffs

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Shaler's varsity baseball team experienced another successful regular season. Despite opening its schedule with a non-section loss against Peters Township, the Titans went on to win nine-straight games. They ended up losing only three section games and finished 7-3 in Section 4-AAAA behind section-frontrunner Fox Chapel and Central Catholic.

Shaler (15-4) will meet Canon-McMillan (13-6) in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at North Allegheny High School. The Titans closed out their regular-season schedule with a pair of non-section wins over North Hills and Hampton. Alex Ficorilli delivered a game-winning hit in the eighth inning to give Shaler a 6-5 win over the Indians. Ficorilli also was the hero the very next day against Hampton. He supplied a home run and a three-run triple during the 7-6 win over the Talbots.