Alumni Update - Olivia Belack (Penn State-Behrend)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa. – Olivia Belack, an Upper St. Clair graduate, scored two goals and added an assist to lead Penn StateBelack PSUB Behrend past Pitt-Greensburg 8-0 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opener on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions (5-4, 1-0 AMCC) two goals in the first half and exploded for six more in the second half, while Belack had a hand in the first three to avenge a 1-0 loss to the Bobcats (2-6-1, 0-1 AMCC) last year.


(photo courtesy of Penn State-Behrend University)


Alumni Update – Kelly Reynolds (Juniata)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SCRANTON, Pa.- The Juniata women's volleyball team looked to end its four-match winless streak as it beganReynolds Juniata Landmark play on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles proved that they are still are the team to beat as it knocked off Susquehanna 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-21) and host Scranton 3-1 (21-25, 25-14, 25-12, 25-9).

Against the River Hawks, Kelly Reynolds, an Upper St. Clair graduate, had 33 assists, 13 digs, and two block assists.


(photo courtesy of Juniata College) 


Photo Journal: Boys Soccer - Upper St. Clair 1, Mt. Lebanon 0 (Sept. 22)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .


Mt. Lebanon was at Upper St. Clair for a WPIAL 4A, Sec. 2 boy soccer match, Thursday, September 22, 2016. Upper St. Clair found a goal late in the game to shut out Mt. Lebanon 1-0.

click here to see video highlights of the game

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


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Girls Soccer: Upper St. Clair rights the ship as season midway point nears

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

It was a rocky start to section play for the defending state champions this season. Upper St. Clair had posted some impressive wins over District 10 opponents Mercyhurst Prep and Erie McDowell and even a non-section WPIAL opponent in North Allegheny, but as expected things got more difficult against its South Hills rivals. The defending PIAA 3A champions were sitting at 3-1 overall and ready to begin play in its new section, Class 4A Section 2. Nothing would come easy in the section especially on the road where Upper St. Clair was humbled by a pair of back-to-back road losses at Canon-McMillan and at Bethel Park. Just like Upper St. Clair was staring at an 0-2 section record and behind the proverbial eight ball in the section standings.

The Panthers were able to right the ship and it was a combination of offense and defense as it exploded for five goals in a 5-0 win over Baldwin and it went back on the road and picked up a crucial 1-0 decision at Peters Township. Hailee Perri scored the game-winner for Upper St. Clair with just over 13 minutes remaining in the contest to lift the Panthers past the Indians.

The back-to-back wins thrust Upper St. Clair (5-3, 2-2) back into the Class 4A Section 2 playoff race. Canon-McMillan (6-0-1, 3-0-1) leads the way just ahead of Peters Township (5-2-1, 2-1) and Mt. Lebanon (3-3-1, 2-1). Bethel Park (1-6-1, 1-2-1) and Baldwin (3-5-1, 0-4) are also in the mix. The Panthers will wrap up the first half of their section schedule with a crucial section title Monday night at home against Mt. Lebanon.


Field Hockey: South Feature Athlete - Upper St. Clair's Abby Doohan

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Abby Doohan
School: Upper St. Clair
Grade: 12
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Defense

Background: Abby is a four-year member of the Upper St. Clair field hockey team, and she also plays girls lacrosse. She hopes to play either on a club field hockey team or on an intramural team in college. She said one of her best moments was playing as a sophomore in an overtime game against Mt. Lebanon. "We didn't win, but it felt such like an honor to play [for the varsity team] as as sophomore." Abby is involved with the Upper St. Clair Choir, her church's choir and the school's musical. She also is vice president of the the school's Theater Club and the school's chapter of the National Honor Society and is an Honor Student. She also is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's Health Care Scholars Academy. Abby has also dealt with plenty of adversity. "My mom's death from cancer [in my] sophomore year has also played a part of defining who I am. My mom's passing made me a stronger, more independent person. I was forced to become a self-advocate at school, and take up some of the responsibilities that she fulfilled in my home life. Her death also made me become more emotionally self-sufficient given that I no longer had my Mom to talk to when I was upset." Abby said her experience has made her more adventurous "because life is short and should be lived to the fullest."