Girls Tennis: USC junior is WPIAL runner-up

Written by Justin Criado on .

Justin Criado profiles Upper St. Clair tennis player Charlotte Madson.

2014 0925 USC GTennis(Photo: Upper St. Clair's Charlotte Madson returns a shot against Shady Side Academy's Ananya Dua in the WPIAL Class AAA singles championship match. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

"Charlotte Madson is far from a Zen master, but she does credit a drastic change in attitude for her amount of success this season.

"My attitude was so different now that I look back on it," Madson said of the beginning of the year until now. "Banging my racket here or there. I'd come out a winner, but it didn't make it feel as good when I was finished."

Madson admits her competitiveness would get the better of her, and often times the frustration would turn into emotional outbursts, but now she's focusing it into more positive output.

"Toward the end of sections and into WPIALs my competitiveness definitely came out as a positive instead of a negative," Madson said. "My coach really helped me with working on being positive on the court.""


Alumni Update – Kelly Reynolds (Juniata)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

HUNTINGDON, PA- The Juniata women's volleyball hosted two matches on the final day of competition at the ASICS Invitational.Reynolds Juniata The Eagles defeated Franklin and Marshall 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 26-24) and SUNY Cortland 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-12) to move to 12-2 on the season.

Kelly Reynolds, an Upper St. Clair graduate,contributed five digs and 34 assists.


(photo courtesy of Juniata College) 


Golf: USC's Olsakovsky earns Section 7-AAA title

Written by Joe Koch on .

Upper St. Clair lost five seniors from its WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA championship teams from a year ago. But at least one golfer showed Wednesday at Lone Pine Country Club that there still is some bite in some of those Panthers.

Louie Olsakovsky fired a two-under-par round of 70 to earn individual honors and lead a field of 20 golfers -- 19 from the South region -- to the WPIAL semifinals that will be held on three golf courses next week.

The semifinals will be held on Monday at River Forest Country Club and on Tuesday at Champion Lakes Golf Course and the Club at Shadow Lakes. All three events get under way at 9 a.m.

The other area qualifiers from the region included six from WPIAL Class AAA team favorite Peters Township. They are Alec Stopperich (71), Conner Schmidt (71), Ben Morgret (73), Tanner Johnson (77), Jake Sollon (78) and Hunter Bruce (81).