Alumni Update - Zac Lynch (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Robert Morris University men's hockey scores a 2-1 victory over Sacred Heart to reach a milestone for the ColonialsLynch RMU senior class. With the victory, the class of 2016 recorded its' 80th win, tying last years' graduating seniors as the winningest class in program history.

Zac Lynch scored an unassisted goal for the second night in a row to maintain his spot atop Atlantic Hockey in scoring.

Robert Morris struck first as Lynch continues to build his lead in the Colonials record book.

The Shaler graduate jumped in to take the puck from the Pioneers who were on a power play, raced up the ice with a two-on-one and took the shot himself, burying his NCAA-best sixth shorthanded goal of the season, adding to his RMU record with the twelfth of his career.


(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)


Football: Shaler grad headed to Super Bowl

Written by Stephen Nesbitt on .

Stephen Nesbitt profiles Shaler graduate Steve Labate, who is now an athletic trainer for the Carolina Panthers.

"While the Steelers bowed out of the NFL playoffs last month, one Pittsburgh local still is gearing up for Super Bowl 50. Steven Labate of Shaler will be on the Carolina Panthers sideline Sunday when they take on the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Labate, 26, joined the Panthers training staff in April for a one-year internship as a seasonal athletic trainer. He watched the team's full ascent, from the NFL draft to summer workouts to a regular season in which the Panthers won their first 14 games and finished a franchise-best 15-1.

After the Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, in the NFC championship game Jan. 24, Labate posed for a photo with the team's six-man training staff, then raised the conference championship trophy.

"It was pretty crazy," he said. "As soon as that clock hit zero at Bank of America Stadium, we all realized everything we'd worked for all year had finally led to our goal of trying to win the Super Bowl. It was an amazing experience, something I'll remember for the rest of my life.""




Hockey: North Feature Athlete—Shaler senior Austin Martz

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Austin Martz

School: Shaler

Grade: 12

Sport: Hockey


Background: Was selected to play in the PIHL Class AAA all-star gameon Sunday at Brady’s Run. Leads Shaler with nine goals and is second on the team with 17 assists. Scored 16 goals and chipped in 21 assists for the Titans last season and has scored 54 career goals. Had a goal and an assist in a 7-6 loss to Central Catholic on Tuesday.


Alumni Update - Nathan Porter (Clarion)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CLARION, Pa. – The Clarion men's swimming and diving team kept it close throughout the day, but the Golden Eagles came up just shortPorter Clarion on Senior Day in falling to the Edinboro Fighting Scots 148-143 on Saturday.


Nathan Porter won a pair of events on the day, taking home the titles in the 200 and 500 Free events and claiming third in the 100 Free as well.  In the 200, Porter edged out Edinboro's Francis Folz with a time of 1:45.63, beating Folz by better than a second for the title.  

Porter, a Shaler graduate, notched a similar margin of victory in the 500, recording a time of 4:49.04 to beat Joshua Beabout's time of 4:50.52.


(photo courtesy of Clarion University)


Photo Journal: Girls Basketball - Shaler vs. Penn Hills (Dec. 19)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Shaler vs. Penn Hills was the WPIAL Non Section girls basketball match played Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Penn Hills High School.  Shaler took the lead early and held it several times during the game, but Penn Hills played steady and turned it on in the fourth quarter to secure a 45-38 win.

click here to view video highlights of the game

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

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