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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 10:54 a.m.
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 …
North Allegheny edges McKeesport in pitchers’ duel
By Dave Mackall
If what is said in fast-pitch softball is that a pitcher is the most important player on the field, it was quite evident Tuesday at Plum, where North Allegheny’s Maddy Beining and McKeesport’s Jess Beitler put on a stellar show in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. …
Hempfield earns 3-peat at WPIAL AAA track and field team championship
By Paul Schofield
There was no suspense in who was going to win the WPIAL Class AAA girls track and field team championship Monday at Baldwin. Hempfield breezed …
High school teams compete at Pittsburgh Scholastic Sprints Regatta
By Karen Kadilak
Ten rowing teams from across the area had a rare opportunity to compete against one another at the Pittsburgh Scholastic Sprints Regatta on the Allegheny River last weekend. North Allegheny’s boys and girls rowers dominated, with 13 of their 16 boats finishing in the top three. The Central Catholic boys …
Defending champion North Allegheny hitting stride as postseason looms
By Chris Harlan
After school on Monday, North Allegheny practiced on its baseball field. It was the first time this season the team went from class to grass. …
Sewickley Academy, Shady Side Academy tandems win WPIAL doubles titles
By Jason Mackey
The partner might have changed, but the result stayed the same for Shady Side Academy senior tennis player Chris Grubbs. Grubbs won his third straight WPIAL Class AAA doubles title, though this one came alongside sophomore Michael Kann and not Alok Nimgoankar, with whom Grubbs had won the past two. …
North Allegheny softball team pitching for playoff run
By Shawn Annarelli
North Allegheny’s softball team started the season with some sun by traveling all the way to Florida for some pre-WPIAL competition. The Tigers stayed in …
High school notebook: PIHL hosting America’s Showcase this week
By Staff Reports
High school hockey in Pittsburgh will be in the spotlight again this week as the PIHL hosts America’s Showcase, a tournament that will feature some of the nation’s top prep players from around the country. Teams representing 20 states will compete in 52 games Thursday through Monday at Robert Morris’ …
Mt. Lebanon boys lacrosse team reboots for title defense
By Gary Horvath
After winning the WPIAL Division I title last season, Mt. Lebanon starts its title defense by emulating another champion that shares the Blue Devils’ name. …

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