Boys Lacrosse: Upper St. Clair hosts No. 9 Hampton on Monday

Written by Joe Koch on .

After six successive victories to begin the season, the Upper St. Clair High boys lacrosse team stumbled a bit with a 9-7 loss to No. 4 Pine-Richland on April 7. The 7-1 Panthers regained their form, however, with a 9-8 overtime victory over Seneca Valley this past Monday.

Following this past Wednesday's 7-6 victory against visiting Sewickley Academy, the Panthers -- ranked No. 5 by in the Western Pennsylvania regional ratings -- took a break, and meet No. 10 Hampton on Monday.

Monday's game marks the end of a five-game stretch against ranked teams for Hampton. After losing to No. 2 Peters Township 12-5 on April 7, the Talbots defeated No. 8 Fox Chapel 6-4 on April 9. The Talbots then fell victim to No. 7 Mt. Lebanon, 10-2. After that, Hampton lost to No. 4 Pine-Richland, 10-7.


Alumni Update - Tim Novic (Washington & Jefferson)

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APOLLO, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College men's golf team placed fourth out of seven teams this weekend at the two-day, 36-hole Edward Jones Shootout hosted by Carnegie Mellon University at The Links of Spring Church.

Allegheny captured the team title with 591 strokes (289-301) on the Par 70 course (6,512 yards).  Oliver White paced the Gators with the low two-day score of the tournament in the 44-player field.  White posted an even-par score of 140 (69-71).

Tim Novic, an Upper St. Clair graduate, was the Presidents' top performer after placing fourth with 147 strokes (74-73).



Boys Volleyball: South Feature Athlete - Upper St. Clair's Mitch Boring

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Name: Mitch Boring
School: Upper St. Clair
Year: 12
Sport: Boys Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter

Background Info: Boring is in his 4th year of volleyball. He's a versatile hitter that has played all three hitting positions over his high school career. Mitch is a captain and quiet leader, with an unwavering work ethic. Outside of volleyball, he's played several years of football and lacrosse. In school, Mitch is a member of National Honor Society, Athletes Taking Action, and was a buddy for Casey’s Clubhouse Miracle League. He works at Jim Jenkins Nursery and plans on attending Penn State University, majoring in Business.


Alumni Update - Mike Pezzone (Allegheny)

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Mike Pezzone, an outfielder, hit .529 in five games for the 4-1 Gators, with nine hits in 17 at bats. Five ofPezzone Allegheny his hits went for extra bases, with four doubles and a triple, while he also scored six runs and drove in four RBI.

In Allegheny's 7-5 win over Thiel on Wednesday, Pezzone, an Upper St. Clair graduate, went 2-for-4, with a double, stolen base, RBI, and run scored, before batting .538 (7-for-13) with three doubles, a triple, and five runs scored in the Gators' four-game weekend set with NCAC foe Hiram.

His performance earned him NCAC Baseball Hitter of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)


Baseball: Upper St. Clair seeks rebound

Written by Brad Everett on .

While it would be a bit unorthodox, it might not be fair to call Upper St. Clair coach Jerry Malarkey crazy if he showed his players a highlight tape of former NBA star Charles Barkley.

After all, Barkley was one of the best ever at doing what the Panthers hope to do this season – rebounding.

A rare down season in 2013 has Upper St. Clair even more eager to put together an outstanding spring. A year ago, the Panthers fell short of the playoffs after finishing 8-12 overall and 2-8 in Class AAAA Section 5.

Thus far, Upper St. Clair has shown no signs of experiencing a repeat of last season. Heading into this week, the Panthers had raced to a 4-1 start. They won three of four games in a tournament in South Carolina and then topped Wheeling Park, W.Va. at home last Tuesday.