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.