TribLIVE

| Sports


North Allegheny sports page

WPIAL finalists feature skilled scorers, playmakers on perimeter

By Kevin Gorman
After a scrimmage with Aliquippa and Beaver Falls on the eve of the WPIAL playoff pairings meeting, Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell was so impressed ...
Gorman: Constantino clutch for NA
By Kevin Gorman
Cole Constantino knows the disappointment of defeat in the WPIAL semifinals, so he did his best to avoid an encore. “I kept it in back ...
Pinpoint free-throw shooting carries North Allegheny to 1st finals since 1999
By Doug Gulasy
North Allegheny wanted no part of another Fox Chapel upset. An airtight defense and nearly flawless free-throw shooting prevented it from happening. The No. 1 Tigers (23-2) shot 39 of 45 from the free-throw line, nearly equaling Fox Chapel’s point total, in a 71-44 win in a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal ...
Norwin clinches 1st WPIAL finals berth
By Dave Mackall
Norwin handed North Allegheny two of the Tigers’ three girls basketball losses so far this season, including one in the WPIAL playoffs Tuesday night that earned the Knights their first trip to a WPIAL title game. They’ll get their chance to take home the prize when they face upstart Penn Hills ...
North Allegheny stuns Bethel Park in Class AAAA quarterfinals
By Chris Harlan
As a senior, North Allegheny’s Cole Constantino can’t afford to be patient, no longer able to wait for next year. But this time, he had to ...
North Allegheny teams again pull off double dip at WPIAL swimming championships
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships again turned into a North Allegheny double dip. For the fourth consecutive season, the Tigers swept the boys and ...
Records fall on opening day of WPIAL swimming championships
By Doug Gulasy
Records don’t last long anymore at the WPIAL swimming championships. A year after a dozen WPIAL records fell, more of the same happened on the ...
North Allegheny swim teams out to defend WPIAL championships
By Karen Kadilak
Seeded first in eight events, the North Allegheny girls swim team is heavily favored to win its seventh consecutive Class AAA title at the WPIAL ...
North Allegheny senior Staresinic to play water polo at UCLA
By Karen Kadilak
Having proven himself as the state’s top player, North Allegheny senior Max Staresinic hopes to enjoy success nationally as a member of the powerhouse UCLA ...
Hampton wins 1st WPIAL gymnastics title
By Bill Hartlep
Rachel Hornung had quite the debut at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Saturday. The freshman won the advanced division all-around title to lead Hampton to its first WPIAL championship. Hornung won the beam event with a score of 9.5 and scored 38.25 overall to edge Baldwin’s Josie Karabinos (37.85) and defending champion Danijela ...
Last Ditch Invitational offers one last chance to qualify for WPIAL meet
By Karen Kadilak
Swimmers from across the region who have not qualified for the WPIAL championships will have a chance to do so at the Last Ditch Invitational ...
Gorman: North Allegheny planting No. 1 seed
By Kevin Gorman
Dave DeGregorio shrugged, feigning indifference about numbers he either didn’t know or didn’t care much about. The North Allegheny coach needn’t be reminded that his Tigers’ only losses the previous two seasons were to New Castle and Hampton, the WPIAL Class AAAA champion and runner-up. North Allegheny lost to New Castle ...
HS highlight reel: Decision time for WPIAL committee
By Tribune-Review
The pieces of the WPIAL basketball pairings puzzle will fall into place Tuesday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Green Tree. Who deserves to sit in those top-seeded spaces will be a subject of much debate in several classifications. For the boys, Aliquippa (21-0) and Mars (21-1) are logical choices in ...
North Allegheny senior earning respect, wins despite wrestling with 1 arm
By Kevin Gorman
Harley Hartle knows the looks, double takes of disbelief by opponents stunned at what they are seeing: a one-handed wrestler. Hartle, a senior 120-pounder ...
Franklin Regional defends PIAA Class AAA wrestling championship
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional wrestlers and fans were chanting Jeremy Nestor’s name during his 195-pound match Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA team tournament. As the ...
Defending champion Franklin Regional advances to PIAA wrestling final
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — Franklin Regional’s super six are tough to beat. But the Panthers needed wins from the unexpected to upset Bethlehem Catholic in the PIAA ...
Trio of WPIAL squads advance to quarterfinals of PIAA tourney
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — WPIAL champions Franklin Regional (Class AAA) and Burrell (AA), along with Class AAA newcomer Belle Vernon advanced to the quarterfinals at the PIAA ...
Teams optimistic about another all-WPIAL final at PIAA team tournament
By Bill West
Even before he knew his wrestling team was Hershey-bound, Belle Vernon coach Mike Doppelheuer studied the pre-drawn PIAA bracket to see the path each of ...
Franklin Regional wrestling rallies to top Belle Vernon, defends team title
By Bill West
Franklin Regional sophomore Ryan Deloach made sure to add a few extra “pleases” as he went through his prayer routine prior to his bout in ...
Despite significant losses to graduation, North Allegheny boys team continues to find success
By Karen Kadilak
The North Allegheny boys swimming team is rebuilding after winning its third consecutive WPIAL Class AAA title, but results do not show it. Undefeated, the ...
Defense keeping North Allegheny atop PIHL Class AAA standings
By Bill West
He might not relax on the ice as much as he did two seasons ago, but North Allegheny senior defenseman William Rahenkamp remains at ease ...
Harlan: North Allegheny lineman Lugg among coveted WPIAL sophomores
By Chris Harlan
Like many sophomore linemen, North Allegheny’s Josh Lugg was a varsity backup last fall. But earlier this month, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound tackle received scholarship offers from Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi and Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst. “When you have a kid with that kind of size, they’re going to make offers based on ...
HS highlight reel: Hoops for a Cure set this weekend
By Tribune-Review
There will be a pair of Hoops for a Cure basketball tournaments this weekend. The Rumble Up North at North Allegheny is Saturday and will feature two girls games — South Park vs. Vincentian at 2:30 p.m. and Hampton vs. NA at 7 — and three boys games, Upper St. ...
Penn Hills senior Campbell repeats as county wrestling champion
By Bill West
Penn Hills senior Te’Shan Campbell cradled the Allegheny County Wrestling Championship’s Outstanding Wrestler trophy in his arm the way a running back might carry a ...
Gorman: Down go the undefeateds
By Kevin Gorman
In gymnasiums about 20 miles apart Tuesday night, a pair of WPIAL boys basketball teams left the ranks of the undefeated. North Allegheny, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA by Trib Total Media, lost at North Hills, 79-77. Hampton, ranked No. 2 in AAA, lost at Mars, 82-61. That leaves three ...

Top high school stories