Boys Soccer: Upper St. Clair unbeaten, unscored upon

Written by Brad Everett on .

Upper St. Clair has been playing some great soccer this season.

In fact, the Panthers have been perfect.

Five games. Five wins. Zero goals allowed. That's the scoreline so far for Upper St. Clair, which has been awfully impressive playing in one of the most challenging sections in the state. The Panthers are 3-0 in Class 4A Section 2.

The Panthers haven't been offensive juggernauts, but they've scored timely goals and have been outstanding defensively. They've outscored their opponents, 9-0, in their five games. Senior goalkeeper Mac Dominick has posted five shutouts.


Girls Volleyball: Host Panthers win Upper St. Clair Tournament

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USC Team
Upper St. Clair won the 12-team Upper St. Clair Tournament, held Sept. 17, with a 1-0 win over Hempfield. The Panthers advanced to the title game with a win against Oakland Catholic in the semifinals. Hempfield earned its title berth with a 1-0 win against Pine-Richland. The Spartans had the best record in pool play with a 9-1 mark.

Upper St. Clair Tournament

Upper St. Clair 1, Hempfield 0

Upper St. Clair 1, Oakland Catholic 0
Hempfield 1, Pine-Richland 0

Oakland Catholic 1, Shaler 0
Pine-Richland 1, North Allegheny 0

Pool A - Upper St. Clair 8-2, Pine-Richland 8-2, Shaler 5-5, Armstrong 4-6, Penn-Trafford 4-6, South Park 1-9.

Pool B
- Hempfield 9-1, Oakland Catholic 7-3, North Allegheny 6-4, North Hills 4-6, Bethel Park 3-7, Canon-McMillan 1-9.




Cross Country: South Feature Athlete - Upper St. Clair's Michael Gallagher

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Name: Michael Gallagher
School: Upper St. Clair
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Cross Country

Background: Gallagher completes the running trifecta throughout the school year - cross country in the fall, indoor track during the winter, and outdoor track and field during the spring. He is a very strong academic student and balances many activities while still achieving at a very high level. Gallagher is involved in the high school band and Boys Scouts - two endeavors that consume a considerable amount of time. Nevertheless, he is still able to maintain complete commitment to his sports teams and continually progress athletically. Gallagher has included hurdle events into his skill set during the spring track and field season. During the summer Gallagher competes in USATF steeplechase races - he has advanced to regional and national competitions for this event.


Golf: South Feature Athlete - Upper St. Clair's Bella Petrone

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Name: Bella Petrone
School: Upper St. Clair
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Golf
Position: No. 1

Background: Bella is a four-year member of the Panthers' girls golf team and is a co-captain this season. Bella is committed to play women's golf at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. This season, Bella's best round was a nine-hole score of 36 in a match against Bethel Park at St. Clair Country Club. Last year, she shot a 75 at Lindenwood Golf Club and was co-medalist in the Section 2-AAA Qualifier. Bella also competes in track and field at Upper St. Clair, is an Honor Student and is a member of "Cause for Paws."


Girls Tennis: Upper St. Clair in a different position

Written by Keith Barnes on .

This time of the year is usually when Upper. St. Clair is gearing up for a run in the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs.

When the season ends next week, however, the Panthers will be in the mix, but not a favorite to move on to the state tournament.

On Monday, Upper St. Clair lost a 4-1 decision to Mt. Lebanon and that on the heels of a defeat at the hands of Peters Township last week. Those two losses will likely move the Panthers down to a third-place qualifier in the WPIAL tournament and, likely, no higher than a No. 7 seed.

Upper St. Clair can still make an impression on the steering committee if it defeats Montour on Monday.