Saturday, April 27, 2013
For the first time in school history, both Sewickley Academy candidates for the 2013 WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Award were selected as winners.
For the first time in school history, both Sewickley Academy candidates for the 2013 WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Award were selected as winners. Seniors Amy Kolor and Jordan Milo were selected out of 10 male and 10 female candidates who came from about 140 WPIAL high schools. According to Sewickley Academy, Amy received several awards at the end of her junior year, including highest honors, the English Award, and the Harvard Book Award. She was also a first-ballot selection to the Cum Laude Society. She served as a captain for the girls soccer team and was a member of the first U.S. student delegation to visit Nepal and Sri Lanka after being accepted into the South Asia Youth Summit. Jordan Milo is captain of three varsity sports – golf, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The 1996 team is selected as one of the 2013 WPIAL Hall of Fame inductees.
The 1996 Quaker Valley boys soccer team will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame. The team was announced as part of the 2013 class during a ceremony Wednesday at the Heinz History Center. The 1996 team, led by Coach Gene Klein, was the section, WPIAL and PIAA champion and finished the season with a perfect 26-0 record. They are one of the few WPIAL teams to ever achieve this accomplishment. They outscored their opponents 169-7 and recorded shutouts in 21 games. The team was voted the No. 1 team in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Klein was honored as the NSCAA National Coach of the Year. The team produced two National All-Americans, Chris Churchill and Brad Christof, as selected by the NSCAA. The …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Senior Nelson Westwood nets career high 20 in QV upset win.
Senior Nelson Westwood saved a great performance for last on Saturday and Quaker Valley boys basketball is headed to the WPIAL Final Four. Westwood, who all season filled the role of QV’s top defender and assist leader, played the role of go-to scorer. He poured in a career-high 20 points in addition to an overall great floor game to lead QV in the 62-61 upset victory. “We knew we were going to get our chances, and luckily we took advantage when the opportunities arose,” Westwood said. But #3 seed Seton La Salle did not go without a fight. Quaker Valley clung to a one point lead with 16 seconds on the clock on Saturday afternoon at North Hills High School, and Seton La Salle had possession of the ball. SLS Junior Point guard Dale …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Quaker Valley played against Riverside at Moon Area High School. The team faces Seton LaSalle next.
After an 18-4 season that earned Quaker Valley a #6 seed in the WPIAL playoffs, their season was in peril against #13 Riverside Wednesday night after three and a half quarters at Moon Area High School. Down eight points, the Quaker Valley seniors knew what needed to be done. “We’ve been in that situation before," said QV Senior Forward Burke Moser. "We are a young team, but Nelly (Senior Guard Nelson Westwood) and I won five playoff games last year together. I think that we weren’t ready for our careers to end.” After Coach Mike Mastroianni called a timeout, QV turned up its defensive pressure and forced several quick turnovers. The senior group then stepped up on offense to draw the game even. Micah Glenn, a first-year Quaker …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The boys team defeats Mars, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class AA match Saturday.
The Quaker Valley boys' soccer team defeated Mars in overtime Saturday to clinch the WPIAL Class AA crown. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the boys scored with 4.2 seconds left in the second overtime to defeat Mars, 2-1 at Chartiers Valley High School. With time ticking down, the No. 4 seed Quakers made one last rush down the field and moved the ball into the box, the Post-Gazette reported. Adam Richert controlled the ball and lobbed a shot from about 12 yards away into the goal to avoid moving to a shootout. Congratulations Quakers! Did you attend the game? Upload your photos to Patch. Read more of the highlights from the Post Gazette.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The WPIAL cross country championships took place Thursday, Oct. 25 at Cooper's Lake.
The Quaker Valley boys and girls cross country teams both won Class AA titles Thursday at Cooper's Lake in Slippery Rock. This is the sixth straight gold for the boys cross country team and the fourth straight title win for the girls team. Both teams will advance to the PIAA Championships, held Saturday, Nov. 3 in Hershey. Congratulations!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Quaker Valley was the only high school to have two scholar athletes selected.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Among the 20 students named "Scholar Athletes," WPIAL has selected two Quaker Valley seniors to receive scholarships. Sarah Miller won one of the two $5,000 scholarships awarded to the top tier of female scholar athletes and Nat Fox won one of the eight $500 scholarships awarded to the second tier of male athletes. Miller competes in cross country and lacrosse and Fox competes in cross country and track. Both have maintained grade point averages placing them on distinguished honor roll for all four years of high school. The two were selected from 80 females and 76 male students who were nominated by their schools. Mike Mastroianni, Quaker Valley's athletic director, said he was pleased that both nominees he submitted were awarded …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Quakers come up short after leading by six at halftime.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Quaker Valley boys basketball team played a hard-fought game Wednesday night before falling to section rival Beaver Falls. The boys were defeated, 55-45, in the Western PIAA Class AA semifinal game at Ambridge Area High School. The Quakers, who had lost twice to the Tigers this season, led Beaver Falls for most of Wednesday's game Wednesday and were up by six points at halftime.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The playoff game begins at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The 20-4 Quaker Valley Boys Basketball Team will have a home playoff game at 7 p.m. tonight at the QV High School Gymnasium against Chestnut Ridge High School. After a disappointing one-point loss in the WPIAL quarterfinals to Sto-Rox, the Quakers earned a bid in the PIAA playoffs when Beaver Falls won the WPIAL Championship on Saturday. Head Coach Mike Mastroianni is excited and believes that the Quakers have the tools to make a run. "I've said all year that this is a state playoff caliber team. Now we get a chance to prove it," he said. The Quakers are led by Senior Steven Emch at 12.4 points per game, but offer a evenly balanced approach with five players averaging between 9 and 12 points per game. Junior Burke Moser leads the …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Coach proclaims victory despite Tuesday’s loss.
The Sewickley Academy boy’s soccer team's loss Tuesday to Mercyhurst Prep in the PIAA semifinal round crushed its hopes of clinching clinch a third state championship in the last 15 years. Although the team’s ultimate goal escaped its reach, Sewickley Academy Head Coach Uwe Stender said the Panthers still had plenty to feel good about this season. The team ended its season 15-6-2 overall. “Only one team could make it to the finals, somebody had to lose,” Stender told Patch. “I’m really proud of them. They grew a lot and gained a lot of confidence this year,” he said. “Every game, no matter the score, they never gave up.” Stender, who also coached the school’s two state champion teams in 1997 and 2007, said he hopes players and fans alike …