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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy’s Anthony Muscato, NA’s Tina Li

By Brian Graham
Anthony Muscato School: Sewickley Academy Year: Senior Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Muscato shot a 2-over-par 74 and was the medalist in the WPIAL Class AA golf championship at Cedarbrook Gold Course in Rostraver on Oct. 22. Muscato shot one of his best rounds of the year, making 17 pars …
NA’s Davison, Mt. Lebanon’s Potts hope to stick with WPIAL favorite Schwartz
By Ed Phillipps
When the WPIAL cross country meet takes place Thursday at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Shaler’s Brianna Schwartz said she simply wants to run …
North Allegheny, Sewickley Academy girls claim tennis titles
By Gary Horvath
Members of the North Allegheny girls tennis team were quick to show their excitement after winning a second straight WPIAL Class AAA team championship Thursday, but they also will be quick to turn their focus to the next test, coach Michelle Weniger said. “They will start thinking about states by …
North Allegheny duo sweeps Tri-State meet
By Paul Schofield
High school cross country teams like to compete in the annual Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet to prepare for the WPIAL championships a week later. …
Gorman: Rittman had ‘great career’
By Kevin Gorman
When Dede Rittman joined the WPIAL golf committee, all she got was grief. Upon retiring, she got a gift. A restored Walter Hagen Ultra persimmon No. 1 wood driver served as a symbol of something old that’s new again. Like her career. After 33 seasons as North Allegheny’s golf coach …
Fox Chapel, Quaker Valley girls win WPIAL doubles titles
By Kevin Lohman
For the second straight year, Fox Chapel junior Laurel Shymansky walked away from the WPIAL Class AAA girls tennis doubles championship with a gold medal draped around her neck. This time, Shymansky teamed with freshman Amanda Nord to defeat North Allegheny’s Tina Li and Eugenia Lee in a back-and-forth three-set …
WPIAL football coaches use unique awards to motivate their players
By Chris Harlan
Northgate’s Romello Snyder has drawn stares when he walked onto the football field, and a referee once made him promise he wouldn’t hurt anyone. Maybe …
Area’s top runners perform well at state championship course in Hershey
By Karen Kadilak
North Allegheny junior Madeleine Davison established herself as a serious contender for the PIAA Class AAA girls cross country title by winning at the PIAA …
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 …

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