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Boys Tennis: South Feature Athlete - Upper St. Clair's Scott Russell

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Scott Russell
High School: Upper St. Clair
Grade: 12
Sport: Tennis

Background: Russell teamed up with junior Liam Gibbons to finish in third place in the Section 4-AAA doubles tournament. Last season, the pair defeated Brad Steiner and Armaan Jethmalani of Shady Side Acacdemy, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-3, in what turned out to be the clinching match in the WPIAL Class AAA team championships to give the Panthers the title. As the No. 12 seed last year, Russell and Gibbons lost to eventual champions Josh Raymundo and Aaron Gruber of Mars, 10-4, in the first round.

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Lacrosse: Upper St. Clair hopes to bounce back from tough loss

Written by Joe Koch on .

For some time now, Mt. Lebanon has ruled Division 1, Section 1 in WPIAL girls lacrosse. But there could be several contenders for that top spot as teams get ready to move into the second half of section play.

One such scenario might play out on Tuesday as Upper St. Clair hosts the Blue Devils in the first of two regular-season meetings. Playing a solid rival – the Blue Devils are the top-ranked team in Western Pennsylvania according to Laxpower.com – could be just what the Panthers need.

They are coming off a tough 10-9 overtime loss to another border rival – Peters Township – this past Thursday. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak. Upper St. Clair's other loss was against Chartiers Valley on March 29.

The Blue Devils will host the Panthers on May 12 in the final regular-season game for both teams.

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Boys Tennis: South Feature Athlete - Upper St. Clair's Kevin Kwok

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Kevin Kwok
High School: Upper St. Clair
Grade: 10
Sport: Tennis

Background: Kwok is the No. 2 sophomore tennis player in the WPIAL and has moved up to No. 10 in the state. He is the No. 1 singles player for defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Upper St. Clair and will be a key factor down the stretch if the Panthers are to repeat. He lost to Montour senior John Rutkowski in the Section 4 singles quarterfinals.

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Alumni Update - Alex Bell (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. The Slippery Rock University baseball team lost two games to Indiana (Pa.) University Saturday afternoon atBell SRU Jack Critchfield Park in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division play.

Slippery Rock (7-24, 2-10 PSAC West) lost the opener, 11-5, before rallying back from a three-run deficit in game two to take a one-run lead heading into the seventh inning, but Indiana (13-16, 6-6 PSAC West) managed to score two runs in the final frame to claim an 11-10 win.

The Rock and Crimson Hawks combined to hit 10 home runs on a cold and windy afternoon that also featured sporadic rain showers falling throughout the doubleheader.

Alex Bell led SRU on the day. Bell extended his reached base streak to 18 games with a pair of multi-hit games. On the day, he went 5-for-7 with three runs scored, three RBI, two doubles and one home run, his seventh of the season.

Bell, an Upper St. Clair graduate, now has 34 RBI in 2016. 

 

(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)

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Alumni Update - Patrick Jonnet (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson men's golf team matched its sixth-place finish from a season ago atJonnet WJ the prestigious Hershey Cup event.

Patrick Jonnet, an Upper St. Clair graduate, was the top finisher for the Presidents, carding a 159 (81-78) to tie for 18th place. He was tied for third among the 87-golfer field with 20 pars for the tournament, two off the pace.

The junior carded one birdie for the tournament, coming on the par-four seventh hole in round two.

 

(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)