Name: Nick Condo
High School: Upper St. Clair
Sport: Boys Volleyball
Position: Middle Hitter
Name: Nick Condo
When many think of carnivals, they think of fun.
Well, it's safe to say Morgan Veglia had a lot of fun at last Friday's Cal Track Carnival.
Veglia, a senior at Upper St. Clair, doubled in the sprints at the event, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes. She also finished second in the long jump at the meet held at California University.
Veglia ran a time of 13.34 in the 100, which topped runner-up Keeley Maloney of Greensburg Central Catholic (13.53). In the 200, Veglia finished in 27.88. Her teammate, senior Lauren Leckenby, was second after running a 27.95. Veglia's best long jump was 16 feet, 4 inches. She finished as the runner-up to Frazier's Annya Kossol, who jumped 16-7.
When it comes to boys high school lacrosse, Mt. Lebanon pretty much has been the most dominant team in the South Hills with WPIAL Division 1 championships in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. The way some folks would break things down, the Blue Devils should be on-track to repeat a title once every other year based on what's happened in the early part of the 2017 season.
Just don't expect Upper St. Clair's boys to buy into that theory.
The Panthers would like to make some history of their own as they have never won a WPIAL championship or even made it to the title game since the WPIAL began offering district championships in 2009.
While history hasn't been kind to Upper St. Clair, the Panthers would like to emulate the line uttered by Marty McFly -- "Yeah, well, history is going to change" -- in the 1985 movie "Back to the Future."
Patrick Jonnet fired the lowest round of the prestigious Hershey Cup event on Monday when he carded a two-under par 69, which helped him finish fourth in the 87-golfer field.
It was a 10-stroke and 34-place improvement from his opening round 79. The W&J senior had a 75.5 scoring average over four rounds, tying for fourth at the McDaniel Invitational with a 154 (78-76)
The Upper St. Clair graduate was named PAC Men’s Player of the Week.
(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)
Upper St. Clair won the WPIAL Class 3A team title in 2015 and may have the team that could bring the title back to the Panthers.
Once again, the team will be led at No. 1 singles by Kevin Kwok, the No. 20 junior in the state, but the team has a solid supporting cast behind him that could make Upper St. Clair a contender once the WPIAL playoffs begin on April 19.
Senior Liam Gibbons already has several colleges interested and is the No. 18 senior in the state. He also has valuable experience at the WPIAL tournament after playing in what turned out to be the decisive match in doubles during the Panthers 2015, 3-2, championship match victory over Shady Side Academy.
Pramod Narayanan, the No. 3 singles player, is unranked at the state level, but competed in Section 4 doubles last year.