Thursday, December 13, 2012
Players gathered at the high school this week.
The Upper St. Clair School Board and district administrators honored the high school's boys' soccer team on Monday night. The team won the PIAA championship in November. "We couldn't win the section, couldn't win WPIALs, so we thought we might as well win the state championship," joked head coach Uwe Schneider, a German teacher at Boyce Middle School. The Panthers beat Wilson High School 1-0, after losing in the state championship game last year. "They played the best game of the season and these guys really deserved to be state champs," said Schneider, who is now the coach of three state championship team. Superintendent Patrick O'Toole and school board President Barbara Bolas presented each player with a certificate and cafeteria gift …
Monday, December 10, 2012
In addition, the location of Monday night's school board meeting has been changed.
The union representing the Upper St. Clair School District's maintenance workers, custodians, secretaries, aides and cafeteria workers voted Saturday to approve a contract proposal from the district. "The district has been involved in constructive talks with the union representatives since January. I am pleased to bring forward this contract proposal for a vote on Monday. Details of the agreement will be discussed at the public meeting before the vote," Superintendent Patrick O'Toole stated on the district's website. The school board is scheduled to vote on the agreement tonight at its regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting location was changed on Friday to accomodate the recognition of the boys' soccer team for winning the PIAA …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The team reflects on their successful season.
The Upper St. Clair High School boys varsity soccer team is pleased with their season, despite falling to Conestoga in the PIAA Class AAA championship, 1-0, over the weekend. "I told my guys Saturday night that this was just a great season," head coach Uwe Schneider said. "Not winning the state championship doesn't take away the great season. This team is one of the top four or five teams in the history of Upper St. Clair." "I really enjoyed every moment I had with the team," said senior Jesse Poljak, one of the team's captains. "It was an amazing year. From the beginning we never thought we'd make it to the state championship, let alone win WPIAL." The only goal of the game was scored by Conestoga early in the second half. The coach …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Upper St. Clair High School varsity hockey team was invited to Harrisburg for their state championship win.
The Upper St. Clair High School's varsity hockey team was invited to the State Capitol on Tuesday. State Sen. John Pippy, R-Moon, recognized the state champions on the Senate floor. The team enjoyed a lunch in Harrisburg and received a tour of the Capitol. Enjoy the photos above, courtesy of team captain C.J. Murray.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
State championship varsity team takes center stage at annual banquet.
It was an evening of celebration, reflection and farewells Tuesday night as the Upper St. Clair Hockey Association hosted its annual end of the year banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. Kurt Kharouf, the "voice of the Panthers" from the television broadcasts on channel 7, was the master of ceremonies for the event. "It's amazing how I keep coming back to these," Kharouf said, tongue-in-cheek. "I haven't been a parent of this organization since 2004, yet I'm still here. But when you meet the parents and the coaches here, you find out why you stay around." The coaching staffs of the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams each introduced their members, gave remarks on the past season and presented year-end awards. The six …