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North Allegheny puts season on the lines

By Chris Harlan
It’s not always the skill-position players that dictate an offense’s playbook. At times, it’s the linemen. “You play to their strengths,” North Allegheny coach Art Walker ...
HSFB preview by position: Plenty of Division I talent on area offensive lines
By Chris Harlan
The coveted four-stars are in the junior class. Central Catholic’s C.J. Thorpe and North Allegheny’s Josh Lugg are both highly recruited juniors on the offensive ...
WPIAL’s top singles players in Class AAA return after meeting in PIAA title match
By Karen Price
Shady Side Academy senior Ananya Dua has a number of things working in her favor when she steps on the tennis court, including an unusually ...
Deflategate puts pressure on high school football coaches to follow rules
By Chris Harlan
Every football at North Allegheny must pass the squeeze test before it’s ready for Friday night. It’s often the defensive line coach who inflates the footballs, ...
Decision to leave Seton-La Salle ‘tough’ for new North Allegheny girls basketball coach
By Ed Phillipps
Spencer Stefko’s two seasons leading the Seton-La Salle girls’ basketball team were about as good as it gets. Twice, he led Seton-La Salle to the PIAA ...
Seton-La Salle girls basketball coach headed to North Allegheny
By Chris Harlan
Girls basketball coach Spencer Stefko, who led Seton-La Salle to consecutive state finals, is headed to North Allegheny, NA athletic director Bob Bozzuto said. Stefko accepted ...
Trinity’s Gray named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Olivia Gray Trinity, SENIOR, shortstop Four-year starter Olivia Gray was accustomed to batting leadoff and collecting hits like they were ...
Hempfield again bests North Allegheny to advance to PIAA semis
By George Guido
Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan doesn’t mind putting her fielders in charge. With two strikeouts Thursday, Spartans defenders recorded the other 19 outs, including the final one. ...
Ryan tosses 1-hitter as Hempfield wins 3rd WPIAL championship
By Karen Price
After missing the playoffs for the first time in 31 years last season, the Hempfield softball team defeated North Allegheny, 3-0, to win its third ...
Three Rivers Junior rowers qualify for nationals
By Karen Kadilak
For the third consecutive year, a boys pair from the Three Rivers Junior Rowing team has qualified for the USRowing Youth National Championships, to be ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships
By Bill Hartlep
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships Class AAAA Hempfield vs. North Allegheny 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. ...
NA doubles, Latrobe’s Kissell win state tennis titles
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — One of the toughest accomplishments in high school tennis is to win at the highest level for the second consecutive year while plugging ...
Mt. Lebanon, Hampton capture WPIAL boys lacrosse titles
By Jerry Clark and Chris Harlan
For the fourth time in seven years, Mt. Lebanon is WPIAL champ. Blue Devils junior Dan Lee scored the winner with 6 seconds left ...
WPIAL powers Mt. Lebanon, NA to meet for boys lacrosse title
By Bill Hartlep
As WPIAL boys lacrosse powers, North Allegheny and Mt. Lebanon have engaged in their share of heated matchups. The top two seeds in this year’s WPIAL Division I tournament will meet in the championship game at 8 p.m. Friday at Highmark Stadium, and fans can expect another close contest. The past ...
North Allegheny softball team turns tables on Canon-Mac
By Karen Price
The North Allegheny softball team was all too familiar with what it felt like to lose in the playoffs to Canon-McMillan, having done it three times in the past two years. On Tuesday, it was the Tigers’ turn to experience the flip side. They defeated the Big Macs, 6-3, in ...
Lost among high scorers, lacrosse faceoff specialists can tilt field
By Bill West
In the middle of a conversation before his team’s WPIAL Division I quarterfinal game against Sewickley Academy, North Allegheny senior midfielder Zach Smith casually used ...
Plum ends NA run of volleyball domination
By Jerin Steele
Plum outside hitter Nate Kunkel took a hit in warm-ups that gave him a cut underneath his chin. A couple of hours later, he softly knocked the ball over the net, and it fell innocently to the court. It was the final blow to end a dynasty. The Mustangs on Thursday night ...
Pitching, defense lead Norwin to playoff win over North Allegheny
By Chris Harlan
Norwin’s John Driggers could celebrate ground balls like they’re strikeouts, because for him they’re just as effective. With an error-free defense behind him Wednesday, the ...
Plans in place to form North Pitt high school rugby club
By Ed Phillipps
It didn’t take long for Jesse Danka to figure out what obstacles stand in his way of forming the North Pitt United rugby club. The club is offering a 101 clinic from 10 a.m. to noon May 23 at Wildwood Sports Complex and hopes to garner enough interest to get ...
Hempfield girls win 4th straight title at WPIAL track championships
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield track coach Ron Colland usually likes a big meet to be determined before the final race. On Monday, however, he was hoping for the opposite ...
Mars, Sewickley Academy duos capture WPIAL doubles titles
By Gary Horvath
Mars juniors Josh Raymundo and Aaron Gruber found redemption on multiple levels when they defeated Jared Isaacs and Richard Hofmann of North Allegheny to win ...
North Allegheny softball off to fast start despite busy schedule
By Karen Price
The rain and foul weather has not only forced the North Allegheny softball team indoors more often than they would like this season, it also ...
North Allegheny boys, Mt. Lebanon girls win Tri-State Championships track titles
By Dave Mackall
North Allegheny’s balanced approach worked well for its boys track and field team Saturday at the Tri-State Championships, and the Mt. Lebanon girls relied on ...
North Allegheny’s Failla headlines newest WPIAL Hall of Fame class
By Jerry DiPaola
Paul Failla’s passion was football, but when Willie Stargell gives you his can of root beer and Andy Van Slyke offers a ride in his ...
Clarion ‘a good fit’ for North Allegheny LB Skundrich
By Jerry Clark
Linebacker Layne Skundrich probably will be remembered as a tackling machine for the North Allegheny football team. Or he might be remembered for his back-to-back Allegheny ...

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