Sewickley Academy graduate and Carnegie Mellon junior men’s golfer Jason Li took the summer off to do an internship, but it has not affected his game.
Sewickley Academy graduate and Rochester junior Declan Hickton had a solid round of his own, firing a 2-under par 69 in the second day of the Williams Fall Invitational Sept. 21-22 in Massachusetts. He ended the tournament with a team-best total 144 (75-69).
Go Panthers, Jason Li '17 and Declan Hickton '17! READ MORE
The field is set for the WPIAL team golf championships at Cedarbrook Golf Club on Thursday as six boys teams and four girls teams punched their ticket to the final round on Monday and Tuesday. READ MORE
The Sewickley Academy boys golf team took another step toward an unprecedented seventh consecutive WPIAL Class 2A championship Tuesday, dominating the field at a WPIAL team semifinal played at Beaver Valley Golf Club. READ MORE
Claim to fame: JJ Jardini scored two goals and added an assist in three games, and it’s not just the stat sheet that makes her an invaluable athlete on Sewickley Academy’s girls soccer team. Her competitiveness and positive attitude have been key to the Panthers success in a season plagued by injuries, coach Jessica Peluso said.
Last week, the Panthers made a statement they might be the team to beat in the team tournament when they knocked off the Indians in regulation in their second go-round to clinch the outright Section 7 title. READ MORE
Claim to fame: Aleena Purewal and Milla Ivanova have been on several different doubles teams this season, and Sewickley Academy coach Whitney Snyder found a winning combination when he put them together.
Purewal and Ivanova earned the Section 4-AA doubles championship and advanced to the WPIAL tournament.
Before he made his name figuring out creative ways for zombies to stalk people, or for serial killers to dismember people, or for cannibal piranhas to eat people, Greg Nicotero '81 had plans to eventually take over his father’s medical practice. Then George Romero called. READ MORE
During a recent visit to Georgetown University, I toured the school, met with students and professors, and even sat in on classes. I learned how Georgetown is dedicated to creating changemakers. People that will go out into our world and truly make a difference.
Michael Bartholic '18 talks about the Maker Hub at Georgetown. READ MORE
The Broadway-premiere mounting of Mart Crowley's iconic work The Boys in the Band has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The Joe Mantello-helmed staging was honored at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, beating out fellow nominees All My Sons, Burn This, The Waverly Gallery and Torch Song. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy graduate and Notre Dame junior track performer Summer Thorpe is competing on the biggest stage of her college career at the NCAA Division I outdoor championship meet this week at Texas. READ MORE
Claim to fame: Lex Barlock has been the ace for Sewickley Academy’s softball team since she was a freshman and most recently struck out eight batters and gave up one earned run in a 3-1 loss to Jefferson-Morgan in the WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinals. Her goal next season is to lead the team to the state tournament.
Claim to fame: Sewickley Academy’s lone ranked competitor in Thursday’s WPIAL championships is senior Nella Tsudis, who is 14th in the girls 200-meter run and 12th in the 400. Tsudis recently broke her personal records in each event and holds Sewickley Academy’s fastest time (26.97) in the 200.
A come-from-behind effort was not enough as Monessen softball ended its season with a 5-4 loss to Sewickley Academy in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Tuesday at Peters Township. READ MORE
Congratulations, Senior Eric Dickey on your nomination for Best Actor for your role as Beast in the Senior School's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast! The nominees for the 29th annual Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Awards for high school musical theater were announced on Tuesday. READ MORE
A team of nine local high school students, including some from North Allegheny and Sewickley Academy, captured the Inspire Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship on April 27 in Detroit, Michigan. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy basketball standout Isiah Warfield had liked the Liberty University basketball program ever since he visited the school last fall. And when he saw Liberty have some success in the NCAA basketball tournament, he liked the program even more. READ MORE
Entering Sewickley Academy’s game against Beaver last Monday, only one Panther had more than 10 goals this season. Thanks to a five-goal performance from senior forward Jack Duggan, that number is now two. READ MORE
Not surprisingly, there were some very physical moments, along with a bit of trash talking, in the latest renewal of the rivalry between Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Sewickley Academy. But more than anything, there was outstanding basketball. READ MORE
The Sewickley Academy girls basketball team, with the help of Thursday’s 42-35 victory over Eden Christian, finished in a three-way tie in the Section 1-1A standings with Quigley Catholic and Vincentian Academy at 8-4. READ MORE
Claim to fame: Nate Ridgeway and Isiah Warfield usually combine to make the biggest headlines for No. 2-ranked Sewickley Academy boys basketball, but players like John DelVecchio have recently stepped into larger roles for the team. READ MORE
The PIHL all-star player lists have been released, and Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley are represented on the Varsity A and AA teams, respectively. And Sewickley Academy girls basketball among scoring leaders READ MORE
Sewickley Academy’s hockey season has been two-faced. There is the version of the Panthers that is 6-1 against some division foes, but another version that has been outscored 32-5 in losses to Meadville, Montour and West Allegheny. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy students received a special holiday treat Wednesday as a performer from the Hip Hop Nutcracker stopped by to teach some dance moves to a group of seventh- and eighth-graders. SEE MORE
Angelo Daniels, 7, of Robinson crashes through stacks of cups with his first-grade classmates as they try for the Guinness World Record for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day,” Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Sewickley Academy in Sewickley. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette) SEE MORE
We’re in the midst of championship season for individual sports and approaching the playoffs for volleyball and soccer. Here are some storylines to watch in sports other than football. Sewickley Boys Golf Seeks Sixth Straight Title. READ MORE
The Sewickley Academy girls tennis duo of Victoria Keller and Alina Mattson will play in the consolation finals of the WPIAL Class AA doubles tournament Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Oxford Athletic Club in Pine Township. READ MORE
Class AA returning champions: Sewickley Academy senior Tatum McKelvey and Central Valley senior Kiaria Porter have won the past two WPIAL titles, and both are back in the 12-player field. McKelvey edged Porter by a shot in 2017, and Porter won by two shots in 2016. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy Sophomore Isabella Alvarado joined Robert Mangino live in Puerto Rico to discuss her fundraiser “Skate For Puerto Rico” and the progress she has seen since Hurricanes Irma and Maria first ripped the island territory apart.
“Invest and sacrifice—if you’ll spend two years of your life like others won’t, you’ll spend the rest of your life like others can’t.” That was one of many valuable messages that Darryl T. Wiley (CEO, Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education—FAME) delivered to a sold out audience at the Twenty Eighth Annual KSEF High School Scholarship Awards Luncheon on June 2 at the LeMont Restaurant. READ MORE
It’s one thing to earn a spot on the adidas Gauntlet Gold Division on the AAU circuit, which locally-run program ITPS Sports did this summer. But it’s another to make noise in tournaments and work your way into national rankings. Congratulations, Tom Droney '10 and rising sophomore Isiah Warfield!
A historic double gold on the links got the ball rolling in the fall toward another sports cup for Sewickley Academy, while the capper in the spring was another title for one of the longest championship runs in WPIAL history. READ MORE
After Maggie McClain ['14] and her Gettysburg lacrosse teammates beat Amherst last Sunday, McClain got a bit sentimental. The realization came to her that it would be the last game she would ever play at Clark Field, Gettysburg’s home venue. READ MORE
It's a day high school actors and actresses, musicians, production people and their teachers and parents have been apprehensively anticipating. Nominations for the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater were announced Wednesday. READ MORE
Here are the latest WPIAL girls lacrosse standings through Sunday. The top four teams in each section qualify for the 2018 WPIAL girls lacrosse playoffs, which begin the week of May 14. Only section records are shown. READ MORE
There is a touch of monotony to how the WPIAL 2A team tennis tournament has played out the past 15 years. Sewickley Academy typically will go in as the favorite, and then they’ll summarily beat their first, second, third and finally championship round opponent. READ MORE
Under the leadership of Sewickley grad Tom Droney and co-founder Nate Perry, the ITPS Wildcats are the first Pittsburgh AAU team to earn a shoe deal. If the program succeeds at the elite level, it could have a lasting impact on local hoops. READ MORE
Way to go SA alumnus Keenan Hickton '14! The Emory golf team staved off cold and windy conditions on Saturday and played its way to a first-place finish at the Kravetz Invitational. The final 18 holes of action were conducted on the 6,723-yard, par-71 Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY. READ MORE
Much like most of the WPIAL softball and baseball teams, cold and inclement weather has kept the Sewickley Academy softball team from playing the majority of its games in the early parts of the season. But the weather hasn’t stopped the Panthers from staying hot when they have gotten games in. READ MORE
These two teams took turns being No. 1 in the WPIAL Class 2A boys basketball rankings all season. They were the top two seeds in the district playoffs and met in the 2018 WPIAL championship game. READ MORE
After a nip and tuck PIAA playoff battle Wednesday night in a 44-41 win over Ridgway, Sewickley Academy boys’ basketball coach Win Palmer had different plans in mind for the quarterfinal matchup with Jeannette Saturday at North Hills High School. READ MORE
The No. 6-ranked Emory golf team won its third straight and the program's 18th University Athletic Association Championship on Tuesday afternoon, posting a victory over No. 17 Carnegie Mellon. READ MORE
Freshman Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) defeated Eric Yiu 2-and-1 while senior Nikhil Mohan (Bangalore, India/Canadian International School) was even through 18 holes with Connor Yakubovas as the team-match was already decided. READ MORE
After playing twice in the regular season and the net difference in those games being just three points, the third meeting between the Sewickley Academy and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’s boys basketball teams, this one in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game Friday at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center, figured to be a close one. READ MORE
The Sewickley Academy and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart boys basketball teams switched spots in the Class 2A state rankings this week, with Sewickley now second after defeating its section rival on Friday. READ MORE
Pine-Richland and Penn Hills in Class 6A, as well as Mars (5A), Quaker Valley and New Castle (4A), Lincoln Park (3A), Sewickley Academy and OLSH (2A) and Vincentian (A) are among top-10 teams in the City of Basketball Love state boys basketball rankings for the week of Dec. 25, 2017. READ MORE
Much is the same for the Sewickley Academy basketball team this season as it was last season. All of the Panthers’ starters are back, creating continuity for a Sewickley team that went 11-14 and won a WPIAL playoff game.
After the first round of play at the PIAA State Golf Championships, Central Valley’s Kiara Porter and Sewickley Academy’s Tatum McKelvey are tied for fifth place in the girls Class 2A division. READ MORE
On the outside, Sewickley Academy junior Tatum McKelvey looked calm and cool as she watched the group behind her finish their round at the WPIAL Class 2A Golf Championship at Diamond Run Golf Club. READ MORE
The Sewickley Academy girls tennis team claimed its first WPIAL title since 2014 and fifth overall on Wednesday after defeating Knoch, 4-1, in the Class AA championship match at North Allegheny. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy Lower School students participated in an annual Field Day event, with teams from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade divided into two: a red team and a black team. Students participated in various activities and sports. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy has had its share of disappointments at the PIAA Class 2A boys team tennis finals. That was why, despite having almost their entire 2016 state championship lineup back this year, the Panthers did not take anything for granted.
Luke Ross knew he might get a challenge or two in his attempt to become the first player to repeat as WPIAL Class 2A singles champion since Quaker Valley's John Houghton won three straight from 2001-03. READ MORE
When Sam Sauter began his varsity tennis career as a Sewickley Academy freshman, he lost often: At the state level, in section matches, and to his own teammates. Three years later, that’s no longer the case.
The streak is still alive at Sewickley Academy, as the Panthers closed out their WPIAL Class AA team season with an authoritative 5-0 victory against Indiana to clinch their 14th consecutive championship. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy's Chandler White had three hits and three RBIs and sophomore Alyssa Winters hit a two-run home run – her fourth of the year – to help propel Sewickley past Western Beaver 10-3 on Thursday. READ MORE
Notre Dame freshmanSummer Thorpe(Sewickley Academy) finished in sixth place in the 100-meter hurdles at the Michael Johnson Invitational at Baylor with a time of 13.71, which was a personal best. READ MORE
Just put the ball in play. That’s the approach Sewickley Academy’s baseball team took Wednesday afternoon against Western Beaver. Coming off an 11-3 loss to Kiski School on Tuesday, the strategy worked against the Golden Beavers. READ MORE
After Sewickley Academy defeated Constitution, 68-63, in the PIAA Class 2A boys basketball title game in Hershey, Pa., coach Win Palmer was named coach of the year Friday by the panel of Pennsylvania sports writers that selected the 2016-17 all-state teams. READ MORE
The Panthers look to extend their four-year WPIAL playoff streak under new coach Andrew Petruska, who takes over for Andrew Heck (now coaching at North Allegheny, while still playing ball for the Washington Wild Things in the Frontier League). READ MORE
Able to shrug off a slow start — and even a late shot in regulation — Sewickley Academy collared a 68-63 victory in overtime over Constitution in the PIAA's Class 2A boys basketball championship Friday at Hershey's Giant Center. READ MORE
Former players, coaches, fans, they all were more than willing to give the Sewickley Academy boys basketball team some tough love. It went a little like this: Yeah, you guys are pretty good, won some section titles, but where’s the WPIAL championship? READ MORE
The Sewickley Academy boys hockey team defeated Wheeling Park 8-3 on Tuesday at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Complex in Neville Township. Here's a look at some of the moments from the Panthers' win. READ MORE
When Sewickley Academy came from 19 points down to defeat Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 88-82 in double overtime Friday night, the Panthers had at least one freshman on the floor throughout the game. READ MORE
It’s been a season of ups and downs for the Sewickley Academy girls basketball team. After winning their first four games, losses in eight of their last 10 have dropped them below .500 on the year. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy senior Mia Tsudis and Quaker Valley junior Tessa Kimmy took steps up at the Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championship regatta hosted by the Three Rivers Rowing Association Jan. 28 at the Kingsley Association in the East End. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy Lower School librarian Sarah Wilson has a dream that her students will be inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. as they celebrate his birthday with a community display in the Marion Hutchins Library hallway. READ MORE
hile it would be simple to blame Hersheypark Stadium’s south-bench jinx — and quite silly, for that matter — a couple of quick strikes by Camp Hill is what proved detrimental to Sewickley Academy. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy, the WPIAL Class A champion and defending PIAA champion, met Seton-La Salle, which finished third at the WPIAL tournament, in the PIAA semifinals Tuesday at North Allegheny. READ MORE
The Sewickley Academy boys golf team got a WPIAL record setting performance to claim its fourth straight team championship Thursday, edging out McGuffey at the Cedarbrook Golf Course 387-395. READ MORE
After coming close to winning last season, Sewickley Academy senior Jason Li and Quaker Valley senior Chris Tanabe will begin their quests for a state title at the PIAA Class AA West Region boys individual golf tournament Oct. 17 at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville, Indiana County. READ MORE
Dear Fellow Parents, First Day. This morning, I saw a ritual play out that I have now been privileged to witness for 30 years: drop off on the first day of school. Pictures, hugs, and excited smiles (no tears this year that I could detect!). READ MORE
Sewickley Academy senior Jason Li and Quaker Valley senior Chris Tanabe hope to continue their golf careers in college and played in some tournaments in the spring and summer designed to do just that. READ MORE
Former Sewickley Academy soccer standout Mackenzie Coles considers herself lucky. Turned down by one school, she found an opening at another and landed on one of the top women's soccer teams in the country. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy’s 5-foot-7 senior, Chandler White, is one of the WPIAL’s best. She is a three-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Section Softball Team All-Star and has helped her team reach the WPIAL playoffs the past three years. READ MORE
Junior tennis player Luke Ross of Sewickley will have some adjustments to make at the United States Tennis Association Boys' 18 & 16 National Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach, Fla., July 17-24. READ MORE
Five local schools stood atop the Trib Cup standings at the end of the spring sports season. A celebration of the success across numerous sports, the Trib Cup awards points for accomplishments in a wide range of Western Pennsylvania high school athletics. READ MORE
Before Stephen King took the stage Wednesday evening at Sewickley Academy in Edgeworth, a slide show featured fans waiting on the sidewalks of Sewickley in April, some overnight, to secure tickets to the famed writer's appearance. READ MORE
A 5-11 season may not be what the Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse team was shooting for this season, but upon closer inspection, coach Tim Hastings said his team's final record doesn't necessarily indicate the level of talent or dedication his Panthers squad possessed. READ MORE
Summer Thorpe, a senior at Sewickley Academy, won gold medals in both the 100 and 300 hurdles and set a WPIAL record in the 300 hurdles at 43.86 seconds at Thursday's WPIAL Class AA track championships. READ MORE
Joe Straka allowed six of North Catholic's first nine batters to reach and three scored. After one time through the lineup, though, he shut their bats down and then scored the winning run on a hit by freshman John DelVecchio. READ MORE
Though Adam Snyder had played rounds of golf with friends before, he didn’t start playing competitively until after his first year of high school. What made him eventually join the Sewickley Academy team, he said, was its reputation. READ MORE
Once again, Sewickley Academy’s boys tennis team cruised through WPIAL Class AA. The Panthers collected their 13th consecutive district team title Wednesday with a 5-0 win over Indiana at Pure Athletex Sportsplex. READ MORE
As various Sewickley Academy boys tennis players dominated the individual and doubles divisions of WPIAL Class AA tennis this spring, they expressed a shared sentiment: “This is cool but not the end goal we're all working toward.” READ MORE
Under the direction of technology coordinator Cristy McCloskey, six students — seniors Max Gillespie and Kahmil Shajihan, and juniors Tessa Juliano, Katie Malus, Blake Powell and Sheraj Singh — planned and built the three-room physical adventure game in which small groups of players are locked into and must solve clues within 60 minutes to unlock the door. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy senior Summer Thorpe was awed by the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Ind. during a visit and has made a commitment to join the Irish women's track team next season. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy tennis players Don and Ryan Gex won their second consecutive WPIAL Class AA boys doubles title April 26, but, with some unfinished business ahead, they didn't do much celebrating. READ MORE
In Class AA, top-seeded brothers Don Gex and Ryan Gex of Sewickley Academy earned their second consecutive WPIAL doubles title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 3 seeded John Monroe and Josh Wohar of California. READ MORE
After it lost close to the entire starting lineup from its section-winning group year ago, much about the Sewickley Academy softball team was unknown, or at least unproven, as the season got started. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy senior Summer Thorpe is in top form and looks ahead to becoming the second member of her family in two seasons to earn a WPIAL individual title on the Panthers' girls track team. READ MORE
Savannah Henry has performed well in her role as do-it-all pitcher for the Sewickley Academy softball team since she joined the squad as a freshman, collecting back-to-back all-section honors the past two seasons. READ MORE
The Sewickley Academy boys basketball team is in the midst of an improbable state playoff run that coach Win Palmer said is reminiscent of a certain iconic Disney character whose name tends to pop up annually in March. READ MORE
District 6 champion Homer-Center entered its PIAA Class A boys basketball second-round game undefeated. Sewickley Academy changed that Tuesday night, advancing to the quarterfinals with a 48-38 win at Plum High School. READ MORE
Sewickley Academy trailed 23-16 after two quarters of the WPIAL Class A Championship on Friday night at Petersen Events Center, and the Panthers pulled to within one point in the third quarter. However, Sewickley Academy fell, 50-36. READ MORE
After a few brush strokes over a series of classes, some Sewickley Academy students and staff might not proclaim proficiency, but at least can say they've written and read Chinese calligraphy. READ MORE
Nate Ridgeway made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining as Sewickley Academy stunned Jeannette, 69-68, in the second of two WPIAL Class A semifinal games Tuesday night at Chartiers Valley. READ MORE
It took two overtimes, but the No. 2 Sewickley Academy boys basketball team earned a spot in the WPIAL Class A semifinals with a 76-70 victory over No. 7 Vincentian Academy on Friday night at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. READ MORE
Andrew Chiappazzi and Mike Bires chat with Sewickley Academy junior Chris Groetsch on the success the Panthers have had so far this season, and also preview Sewickley Academy's first-round playoff game Tuesday against Springdale. READ MORE
Artists from Bodiography Contemporary Ballet Company in Squirrel Hill spent most of January conducting Joe Jackson's classes at Sewickley Academy as he prepares for the role of Rusty Charlie in Pittsburgh Public Theater's production of “Guys and Dolls.” READ MORE
It's already been quite a school year for Pryor, a two-sport star who helped the Sewickley Academy soccer team win the PIAA Class A title and has now helped the basketball team get off to an 8-1 start. READ MORE