On Friday, November 3, OLSH Charger football played in its second-ever WPIAL playoff game (it’s first being last year) and the team did not disappoint, continuing its history-making season! The Chargers played confidently against Springdale, winning 52-26. The team moves on to the WPIAL quarterfinals on Friday, November 10. They will play Imani Christian Academy at 7:30 pm at Chartiers-Houston High School.
Also on Friday, Katherine Marks ’19 played in the PIAA Women’s Tennis Singles tournament. This year’s WPIAL runner-up, Katherine won her prelim round, but lost in the quarterfinals to eventual PIAA champion Brenna Magliochetti from Bethlehem Catholic.
Saturday, November 4 would prove another history-making day for OLSH Chargers athletics, as the girls and boys cross country teams ran in the PIAA State Championship meet in Hershey. The girls team finished in 11th place with scoring finishes from Hannah Valenty ’20, Kat Kaminski ’18, Katherine Marks ’19, Francesca Taylor ’20, and Haley Hamilton ’20. Haley Hamilton ’20, WPIAL champion, placed 7th out of 227 runners in the state – posting OLSH’s first top 10 finish in school history. While the boys team did not qualify to compete as a team, they sent two individuals. Chris Kocent ’18 finished 17th, his best finish in his four years at OLSH. Matt Rees ’20 finished 94th overall.
Girls volleyball headed to their first-ever WPIAL title match on Saturday afternoon, playing last year’s runner-up Bishop Canevin. The girls played hard, keeping all three sets close, but ultimately ended up the WPIAL Class A runner-up. The team will continue in the first round of PIAA playoffs this week, taking on Maplewood High School on Tuesday, November 7 at 5:00 pm at Meadville High School.
Congratulations to all of the Charger athletes on great seasons this fall! Keep up to date on football and girls volleyball as they continue in playoff competition by visiting www.olshchargers.org or following OLSH on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!