Shaler Area Athletic Department

381 Wible Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Phone: (412) 492-1200 extension 1550
Sports Line: (412) 492-1200 extension 1991
FAX: (412) 492-9214
Athletic Director
Clint Rauscher
Extension 1555
 Athletic Secretary 
Denise Dillon
Extension 1550
News and Announcements
Shaler Area Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016
Shaler Area Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six new members. 
Shaler Area grad Morgan Russo sets career records at Pitt-Greensburg
Shaler graduate Russo leaves mark at Pitt-Greensburg softball
TribLIVE | Sports article June 26, 2016
Bri Dobson named to PG's All-Area Team
Post-Gazette 2016 softball all-area team
Post-Gazette article June 26, 2016
A look back at the Shaler Area girls lacrosse season
Shaler girls lacrosse had several highlights this season
TirbLIVE | Sports article June 19, 2016
Congratulations to the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016
Shaler Area announces the Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. Congratulations to all of the athletes!
TribLIVE | Sports article June 16, 2016 
Shaler Area All-Star athletes 2016

Congratulations to all of the spring athletes and coaches who were recognized fellow section coaches for their accomplishments during the 2016 sports season.

Shaler Area Ice Hockey explains faceoff rules during Stanley Cup Finals
Shaler ice hockey breaks down faceoff rules, strategies
WPXI feature June 5, 2016
Read the behind the scenes story of this new feature here:
TribLIVE | Sport story June 13, 2016
Shaler Area boys volleyball looks to next season
Shaler boys volleyball gains valuable experience it hopes to carry into next season
TribLIVE | Sports article June 5, 2016
Shaler Area softball celebrates strong season
Shaler softball caps season with 19-2 record
TribLIVE | Sports article May 27, 2016
Girls LAX looks to the future
Girls Lacrosse: Shaler coach sees bright days ahead for area lacrosse
PG | Sportstown article May 28, 2016
Shaler Area softball advances to WPIAL quarterfinals
Latrobe softball upsets No. 2 Shaler in WPIAL quarterfinals
TribLIVE | Sports article May 24, 2016
Shaler Area July Boys Basketball Camp
Boys Basketball Camp Grades 2-9
July 18-22 at Shaler Area High School
Shaler Area baseball team wins section championship
Shaler baseball keeps attention on basics, wins section championship
TribLIVE | Sports article May 22, 2016
Shaler Area's Bri Dobson named one of the Trib's Athletes of the Week
Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Allderdice's Amadou Diallo, Shaler's Bri Dobson
TribLIVE | Sports article May 17, 2016
WPIAL baseball playoffs upset
WPIAL baseball playoffs: Norwin shocks No. 3-seeded Shaler
Post-Gazette article May 17, 2016
TribLIVE | Sports article May 16, 2016
Shaler Area softball team drawing attention in postseason
WPIAL softball preview Class by class breakdown
Post-Gazette article May 13, 2016
Post-Gazette article May 13, 2016
TribLIVE | Sports article May 12, 2016
TribLIVE | Sports article May 13, 2016
Michael Bagwell named one of Post-Gazette's Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to junior Michael Bagwell, a member of the Shaler Area track and field team, who was  named on of the Post-Gazette's Athletes of the Week.
Post-Gazette article May 6, 2016
Girls LAX on a winning streak
Girls lacrosse on winning run
TribLIVE | Sports article May 1, 2016
Senior Julia Bernesser to pursue 2 sports in college
Julia Bernesser, a Shaler Area High School senior, plans to pursue track and volleyball at Washington & Jefferson in the fall.
TribLIVE | Sports article April 25, 2016
Shaler Area softball team positioning itself for a long playoff run
Shaler Area senior Bri Dobson having a great softball season.
Post-Gazette article April 22, 2016
SAMS teacher inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame

Jerry Koller, a social studies teacher at Shaler Area Middle School, was inducted into the WPIAL’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 in the athlete category for his outstanding swim career at Bethel Park.

Shaler Area boys volleyball kicks off season with a win
Shaler Area boys volleyball team started the season by logging a win.
Shaler volleyball off to a strong start in 3-AAA
TribLIVE | Sports article April 3, 3016
Family carries Shaler Area LAX tradition
Shaler Area's Wightman family has a multi-generation history with the Titan lacrosse program.
TribLIVE | Sports article March 28, 2016
Shaler Area grad J.P. Holtz still chasing NFL dream
J.P. Holtz, other overlooked WPIAL prospects not letting go of NFL dreams
Post-Gazette article March 25, 2016
Shaler Area athletes play on multiple sports team
Shaler Area's tennis team is made-up of athletes who play multiple sports.

TribLIVE | Sports article March 18, 2016
Shaler Area senior Jake Hartman's wrestling career takes him to PIAA tournament
Shaler Area wrestler Jake Hartman overcame a season plagued by injuries to compete in the PIAA tournament.
TribLIVE | Sports article March 13, 2016
Shaler Area bowlers move on to regional championships
Congratulations to Shaler Area bowlers Noah Seelye and Sami Pilyih for qualifying to compete in the Western Pennsylvania Regional Championships. 
Two Shaler Area wrestlers look to finish season on top
Shaler Area seniors Mike Heinl and Jake Hartman advanced to the WPIAL championship/PIAA Southwest Regional Class AAA semifinals. 
Shaler Area swimmers break school records
Congratulations to Shaler Area swimmers Abby Banze and Dillon Brown who broke two school swimming records during the 2016 AAA WPIAL Swim Championships. 
Shaler Area swimmers to compete at WPIALs
Congratulations and good luck to the following Shaler Area Varsity swimmers who have qualified for and will be competing at the WPIAL AAA Swimming Championships at Trees Pool on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4. 
Two Shaler Area divers to participate in the WPIAL AAA Diving Championships
Congratulations and good luck to Evan Kelly and Mike Schmelzer who have qualified for and will be participating in the 2015-16 WPIAL AAA Diving Championships at North Allegheny High School on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m. 
Shaler Area girls 200 meter relay team placed 7th in the Indoor Track & Field Championship
Congratulations to the Shaler Area girls 200 meter relay team for placing 7th in the Indoor Track & Field Championship in Edinboro on Feb. 20. 
Shaler Area Girls Golf Member is a Pioneer
Senior Natalie Abt signs her Letter of Intent with Carlow University. 
Shaler Area wrestler Jake Hartman focuses on getting back on the mat
Jake Hartman sets his sights on success in the post season. 
Shaer Area boys bowlers putting a new spin on delivery
The Shaler Area boys bowling team is gaining attention for a new delivery technique.

TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 14, 2016
Senior Jacey Schott exemplifies perseverance on girls basketball team
Shaler Area senior Jacey Schott taught her teammates a lesson about perseverance during the lady Titans' transition year.

TribLIVE | Basketball article Feb. 7, 2016
WANTED: All Girl Golfers!
The Varsity Girls Golf Team is starting recruitment for the 2016 season!  
Ryan Landry commits to play soccer at Duquesne
Congratulations to Shaler Area High School senior Ryan Landry who signed his national letter of intent to play soccer at Duquesne University. 
Shaler Area athletes compete in the PIHL All-Star Game
PIHL All-Star Game roundup: Seneca Valley's Crilley delivers hat trick in Class AAA contest
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 31, 2016
Shaler Area divers draw attention to the sport
Shaler Area High School senior Mike Schmelzer and junior Evan Kelly bring attention to the district's diving program.
Shaler divers feel right at home at Hampton
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 22, 2016
Little Dribblers Program
Little Dribblers 'Showcase' is postponed to January 30. 
Shaler Area wrestlers win Section 3B title
Congratulations to the Shaler Area wrestling team which qualified for the WPIAL team tournament, will host the Section 3 tournament Jan. 27, 2016.

TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 20, 2016
Shaler Area receives Golden Football from NFL alum through the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program

Shaler Area School District has been recognized as a member of the NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll and received a Golden Football by Shaler Area alumnus and former NFL athlete Steve Sciullo.

Undefeated Shaler Area wrestling team chasing section title
The undefeated Shaler Area wrestling team is chasing a section title.
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 17, 2015
Sophomore Gia Thorpe making a name for herself on the court
Shaler Area's Gia Thorpe is taking on more responsibilities as a member of the girls basketball team.

TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 15, 2016
Shaler Area Varsity Competition Cheerleading Squad places 3rd in WPIAL
Congratulations to the Shaler Area Varsity Competition Cheerleading Squad for finishing 3rd in the WPIAL championships on Jan. 9 
Shaler Area expands Team Up for Success mentoring program during National Mentoring Month

Shaler Area School District expanded its Team Up for Success mentoring program into Marzolf Primary School during National Mentoring Month, in January.

Gia Thorpe named athlete of the week
Congratulations to Gia Thorpe who was named one of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's athletes of the week. 
Shaler Area hockey team working to stay competitive
Shaler hockey team leaning on defense to remain competitive
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 4, 2016
Shaler Area grad Zac Lynch leads RMU as hockey standout
Hometown star helps lead Robert Morris to big wins
College Hockey News: Own Backyard
Shaler Area swimming team: Small but mighty
Shaler swimmers succeed despite small roster
TribLIVE | Sports article Dec. 27, 2015
2012 Shaler Area grad Rachel DeLancey helps Spring Arbor University win first NAIA women's soccer championship
Congratulations to Rachel DeLancey, 2012 Shaler Area grad, who helped her college, Spring Arbor University, win its first NAIA women's soccer championship.

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 20, 2015
Profile on Shaler Area wrestler Jake Hartman
Shaler Area wrestler Jake Hartman hopes to excel this wrestling season by avoiding injury and maintaining focus. 
Shaler Area varsity athletes organize food drive to benefit district Backpack Initiative

A group of Shaler Area varsity athletes gave up their Saturday to give back to the community that supports them. On Saturday, Dec. 12, Shaler Area High School athletes held a food drive outside of the Kuhn’s Market, on Ferguson Road, to collect more than 1,700 individual food items for the Shaler Area Backpack Initiative.

Shaler Area girls basketball team tip off new season with new coach
Shaler Area girls basketball team welcome new coach Cornelious Nesbit to start off the season.

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 5, 2015
Mike Heinl achieves 100th Varsity wrestling win
Congratulations to Shaler Area senior Mike Heinl who achieved his 100th Varsity wrestling win on Saturday, Dec. 5. Mike Heinl earned his Century Club award for his accomplishment. 
Shaler Area boys basketball coach Rob Niederberger works to open the basketball season with a strong team
Shaler boys buy in to new coach's philosophies
TribLIVE | Sports article Nov. 29, 2015
Shaler Area basketball season kicks off with Midnight Madness
Shaler Area hosts the first Midnight Madness event to kick off the basketball season.

TribLIVE | Sports article Nov. 20, 2015
Shaler family boasts three generations inducted into the Shaler Area Athletic Hall of Fame
Chelsea Siar is the third generation family member to be inducted into the Shaler Area Athletic Hall of Fame. Her induction follows that of her grandfather, father and uncle. 
Jessica Fabian signs letter of intent with Canisius College
Congratulations to Shaler Area High School senior Jessica Fabian, who signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her rowing career at Canisius College, in New York. 

TribLIVE | Sports article Nov. 21, 2015
Shaler Area Titan Stadium facility closed until further notice

The Titan Stadium, located at 1800 Mt. Royal Blvd., will be closed until further notice due to ongoing maintenance and construction preparation.

Dillon Brown named a 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program State Finalist

Congratulations to Shaler Area High School senior Dillon Brown for being named a 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program State Finalist.

Shaler Area student athletes mentor younger students in Team Up for Success

Team Up for Success, a new program at Shaler Area, brings Shaler Area High School student athletes into primary school classrooms to mentor and tutor students.

Game recap: Shaler Area Ice Hockey
Shaler beats Pine-Richland 8-6 as Stayduhar gets hat trick
Penguins Network - PIHL article Nov. 16, 2015
Amanda Sartori signs National Letter of Intent
Congratulations to Shaler Area High School senior who signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Marist College, in New York. 
Shaler Area cheerleaders chasing national title
The award-winning Shaler Area cheerleaders were featured in this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article:
TribLIVE | Sports article Nov. 6, 2015
Shaler Area soccer team to continue improvements this season
Improvements made for Shaler boys soccer team
TribLIVE | Sports article Oct. 27, 2015
Athlete profile: Cameron Bardsley
Shaler's 'Big Cam' spreads talent to football, hockey
TribLIVE | Sports article Oct. 21, 2015
Shaler Area grad taking on leadership role on Pitt's football team
J.P. Holtz, a Shaler Area grad, is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh and leading through example as he concludes his collegiate football career. He also was named to the 2015 Midseason Watchlist for the John Mackey Award, which recognizes outstanding collegiate football tight ends.

Pitt TE Holtz quietly taking on leadership role, setting example
TribLIVE | Sports article Oct. 13, 2015

Pitt Football news article Oct. 14, 2015
Shaler Area Titan ice hockey team opens season with 4-4 OT tie
Shaler and Canon-McMillan skate to 4-4 (OT) tie
Penguins Network - PIHL article Oct. 7, 2015
District to welcome Shaler Area School District Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductees

Shaler Area School District is proud to recognize the athletic accomplishments and contributions of its alumni and supporters, and this year will recognize five athletes and one team by inducting them into the Shaler Area School District Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 24.

Shaler Area golfer makes WPIAL semifinals
Congratulations to John Romanowski a Shaler Area senior boys golfer who made it to WPIAL semifinals.
TribLIVE | Sports article Sept. 29, 2015
Ryan Landry sets new Shaler Area soccer record
Congratulations to boys variety soccer player Ryan Landry who broke the Shaler Area single game scoring record with 7 goals vs. Ligonier Valley on Friday, Sept. 25. 
Shaler Area Titan football team breaks losing streak
Congratulations to our Shaler Area Titan football team who broke its 34-game losing streak on Friday, Sept. 25, against Butler Area.

Post-Gazette article Sept. 26, 2015
Clint Rauscher settles into Shaler Area athletic director position
Clint Rauscher works to update Shaler Area's athletic program.

TribLIVE | Sports article Sept. 22, 2015
Shaler Area girls volleyball team plan to uphold hard-working tradition
Shaler Area girls volleyball is looking toward a third straight section title this season.

TribLIVE | Sports article Sept. 16, 2015
Shaler Area Girls Soccer team opens the season
The Shaler Area Girls Soccer features a young but strong team for the 2015 season. 
TribLIVE | Sports article Sept. 8, 2015
Preview of the 2015 boys soccer season
Shaler Area boys soccer team enters the 2015 season under the leadership of new coach Adam Hunter.

TribLIVE | Sports article Sept. 2, 2015
Preview of the 2015 Shaler Area football season
Shaler Area enters the second season with Coach Don LeDonne.
TribLIVE | Sports article Aug. 27, 2015

WPXI-TV story Sept. 2, 2015
New girls basketball coach to start Shaler Area's season

After eight years at Gateway, Cornelious Nesbit is ready for a new challenge, and he will take on that challenge with a move to the girls basketball coaching position at Shaler.

Gateway girls basketball coach to take over Shaler
TribLIVE | Sports article July 1, 2015
New girls volleyball coach looking forward to the season
Amanda O’Con­nor, the new girls vol­ley­ball coach at Shaler Area High School, had an un­usual se­nior proj­ect for her fi­nal year at Sen­eca Val­ley High School -- she coached the seventh-grade boys volleyball team.

Post-Gazette article July 3, 2015
Congratulations to our Girls Lacrosse team - WPIAL Champions!
Congratulations to Coach Perestock and our Shaler Area Girls Lacrosse team on a 10-5 Victory over Blackhawk and their 3rd consecutive WPIAL Championship.
Shaler Area announces Clint Rauscher as the new Athletic Director

Shaler Area will start the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year by welcoming Clint Rauscher as the District’s new athletic director.

Hannah Bradford signs letter of intent for WV Wesleyan
Senior Hannah Bradford signs a National Letter of Intent for West Virginia Wesleyan to play volleyball.  
Junior Mike Heinl to compete in State Wrestling Championships
Congratulations to Mike Heinl, a junior, who qualified for the State Wrestling Championships. 
Shaler Area Cheerleaders win the WPIAL Competitive Spirit AAA Division award
Shaler Area School District is proud to announce the Shaler Area Cheerleaders won the WPIAL AAA Division in Competitive Spirit of the 3rd annual Pennsylvania State Cheerleading Spirit Championship. 
Shaler Area grad Chris Watts is named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Sports
Chris Watts, a 2004 Shaler Area High School graduate, was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Sports. 
Congratulations Brianna Schwartz: 2014-15 Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year
Shaler Area High School senior Brianna Schwartz has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for her athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. 
Shaler Area Varsity Competition Cheerleading Squad wins Pennsylvania Cheer and Dance Competition for 2nd year in a row

The Shaler Area Varsity Competition Cheerleading Squad returned to the Pennsylvania Cheer and Dance Competition held at the University of Pittsburgh, Dec. 7, to defend its title and came out on top.

Brianna Schwartz wins the regional cross country championship
Shaler Area High School senior Brianna Schwartz won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional on Saturday, Nov. 29, in New York. 
Shaler Area student athletes sign with universities across the country

Eight Shaler Area High School student athletes signed National Letters of Intent during the Nov. 12-19 early signing period with universities across the country.

Schwartz Wins PIAA AAA Championship
Congratulations to Brianna Schwartz. Bri won the PIAA AAA Girls' Cross Country Championship on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, PA.  
Cross Country WPIAL at Coopers Lake
Congratulations to Brianna Schwartz. Bri won her 3rd consecutive WPIAL Cross Country Championship and sets a new record time of 17 minutes 24 seconds.   
Bozzo named PG Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Annie Bozzo who has been named the Post Gazette’s Athlete of the Week.  
Boys Golf Team
Congratulations to the Shaler Area Boys Golf Team who qualified 4 golfers for the Semi Final round of the Golf WPIAL Qualifier.
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