TribLIVE

| Sports


North Allegheny sports page

Numbers down, but WPIAL teams boast top-notch golfers

By Paul Schofield
Sasha Lobel grew up learning how to play golf at Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. The Allderdice senior is now turning …
Big 3rd quarter lifts No. 2 Central Catholic past North Allegheny
By Chris Harlan
The shutout streak is gone, but the winning streak stays. Down by a touchdown, Central Catholic responded with scores on four consecutive possessions to claim …
North Allegheny cross country sweeps boys, girls top finishers in Red, White and Blue Invite
By Gary Horvath
A cross country runner collapsing on the ground after a race is typically a reason for worry, but then again, North Allegheny junior Madeleine Davison …
Pine-Richland’s aerial attack wins game in overtime
By Bill West
North Allegheny senior quarterback Jeff Clemens spent most of his Friday night at Newman Stadium slipping by defenders after he crossed the line of scrimmage. …
As hurry-up offenses get more popular, WPIAL teams go to no-huddle ‘D’
By Chris Harlan
The most familiar defensive formation has been erased from North Allegheny’s playbook. It’s called a huddle. With hurry-up, no-huddle offenses increasingly popular in high school …
NA, Freeport, Bishop Canevin volleyball teams to be challenged
By Andrew Erickson
North Allegheny girls volleyball heads into the 2014 season searching for answers. The Tigers knew they needed to replace key seniors like outside hitters Ashley …
Trueman sparks North Allegheny’s 14-0 victory over Seneca Valley
By Chris Harlan
If North Allegheny needed a spark or a little bit of late-game momentum, coaches were counting on Riley Trueman. The junior provided both. A starting …
Quad North neighbors North Allegheny, Seneca Valley set for opener
By Chris Harlan
If Seneca Valley needed an emotional boost this summer, the team’s Week 1 schedule was enough. “Your kids’ minds are in the right place when …
Challenging opponents to test North Allegheny early on
By Chris Harlan
North Allegheny will learn quickly where it stands in the Quad North. At the end of Week 3, the team will have faced Seneca Valley, …
NA coach named PIHL commissioner
By Bill Hartlep
For 30 years, Jim Black has been part of the high school hockey scene in Western Pennsylvania as a player or coach. Now, he will take on a new role as the man in charge. The PIHL executive board appointed the North Allegheny coach as its new commissioner, effective Sept. …
HSFB preview by position: Size isn’t the only measure of LBs’ talent
By Chris Harlan
North Allegheny’s Layne Skundrich was the leading tackler on a Class AAAA state championship team, but Alabama won’t be calling him. West Allegheny’s Armand Dellovade, …
Sister tandem returns to lead Greensburg C.C. tennis
By Andrew Erickson
The Kluska sisters of Greensburg Central Catholic admit they’re opposites, but they manage to complement each other well. In workouts like the Centurions’ Thursday practice …
North Allegheny rower Griffin to continue career at Mercyhurst
By Karen Kadilak
North Allegheny graduate Leah Griffin is spending more time on land than water as she prepares to join the Mercyhurst University women’s rowing team as a freshman in the fall. Griffin, 17, works out two hours, six days a week, doing indoor rowing and other exercises at a gym. “I’m …
Trib Cup: Spring sports leaders sparked by title runs
By Brian Graham
Another school year has concluded and as usual WPIAL athletes impressed high school sports fans with superior individual and team performances. North Allegheny (Class AAAA), Beaver (Class AAA), Shady Side Academy (Class AA) and Sewickley Academy (Class A) soared to their top of their respective classifications with deep playoff runs …
North Allegheny’s unlikely run falls short in PIAA volleyball title game
By Jason Mackey
UNIVERSITY PARK — At the beginning of the season, North Allegheny coach Dan Schall had his team pegged to finish in the middle of its …
North Allegheny, Ambridge seek PIAA volleyball glory
By Jason Mackey
Brendan Brown can tell something changed with the North Allegheny boys volleyball team. The senior middle blocker doesn’t know exactly why or how, but the …
Central Catholic rowers headed to California
By Karen Kadilak
After a disappointing finish at the scholastic national regatta, members of a Central Catholic boat will be seeking improvement at the USRowing Youth National Championships in Rancho Cordova, Calif. next week. The Vikings, who finished third, failed to defend their title at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Championships in …
North Allegheny volleyball returns to PIAA finals
By Staff Report
After dropping the first two sets of its PIAA Class AAA semifinal match to District 3’s Hempfield, North Allegheny rallied to earn a 3-2 win and a return trip to the boys volleyball state championship. Losing the first two sets 22-25 and 23-25, the Tigers responded by winning the next …
High school athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Brendan Brown; Vincentian’s Ally Bartoszewicz
By Brian Graham
Brendan Brown School: North Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Brown had 11 kills and seven blocks for the Tigers, helping them win …
NA doubles team wins state title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY – In all, it was a successful weekend of boys’ tennis for the WPIAL at the PIAA championships. Players from WPIAL schools competed in three of Saturday’s four finals at Hershey Racquet Club, including an all-WPIAL championship. North Allegheny’s Kevin Goth and Jared Isaacs toppled Shady Side Academy’s Chris …
North Allegheny, Ambridge again claim WPIAL volleyball championships
By Alex Oltmanns
The North Allegheny boys volleyball team completed what seems like an annual spring ritual Thursday night at Baldwin — winning the WPIAL Class AAA title. …
North Allegheny, Ambridge facing familiar title-game foes
By Alex Oltmanns
If recent history is any indication, the fact the North Allegheny and Ambridge boys volleyball teams are playing for a WPIAL championship should come as no surprise. That trend will continue Thursday, as the top-seeded Tigers take on Norwin at  8 p.m. in the Class AAA final, and the Bridgers …
Central Catholic rowers set for national regatta
By Karen Kadilak
Members of a Central Catholic boat said it will be tough repeating as champions at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Regatta in West …
Hot-hitting Canon-McMillan relies on defense in quarterfinal-round win
By Jason Mackey
Considering the Canon-McMillan softball team hit 49 home runs over its first 19 games of the season, the Big Macs haven’t played many tight, low-scoring games. Still, that didn’t stop the top seed in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs from winning a defensive battle with a 3-1 victory over No. …
Trib Cup: North Allegheny volleyball chasing 8th straight title
By Brian Graham
Dan Schall will never grow tired of winning WPIAL championships. Schall — the 11-year veteran head coach of the North Allegheny boys volleyball team — has led the Tigers to seven consecutive WPIAL titles along with the 2013 PIAA championship in Class AAA. This year, the Tigers were in unfamiliar …

Top high school stories