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Moon lacrosse captain selected to play in national tournament

By Wynston Wilcox
Salvatore Pollastro wanted to bring a little bit of the East Coast to Western Pennsylvania with his lacrosse skills. He was never interested in other sports. ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Fox Chapel’s Jaysen Zaleski, Moon’s Kiera Zacher
By Alex Oltmanns
Jaysen Zaleski School: Fox Chapel Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: The middle hitter had nine kills and eight blocks to lead the top-seeded ...
Highlight reel: Baggett helps Moon boys to Baldwin Invite title
By Staff Report
Moon’s Jared Baggett had quite the individual performance Friday at the Baldwin Invitational, garnering four medals to earn MVP honors. He finished second in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles and also placed third in the triple jump, in addition to placing with a relay team. His effort was only part ...
HS highlight reel: Area rollers set for region tournament
By Tribune-Review
The top high school bowlers in the area will compete Friday in the Western Regional individual championships at North Versailles Bowl. Starting at 9 a.m., 74 boys and 86 girls will roll for a top-12 finish to earn a spot in the state tournament. On Saturday, the regional team championships will ...
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 ...
Moon chasing 4th straight WPIAL gymnastics title
By Ed Phillipps
Moon defended its WPIAL gymnastics title last season by the slimmest of margins, as the Tigers eked by rival North Allegheny by less than a point. At the time, that 145.825-145.200 score seemed about as close it could get. But this season, gymnasts and coaches are expecting the competition to be ...
HS highlight reel: Moon names new football coach
By Tribune-Review
Slippery Rock High School football coach Brendan Hathaway, 35, was unanimously approved Monday and hired as Moon’s new head coach. Hathaway replaces Mark Washington, who ...
Moon wrestling fighting through injury bug
By Gary Horvath
Moon wrestling coach Mitch Marcaskey has been disappointed after his team’s most recent tournament performances. That’s not to say he’s been disappointed in the members ...
Seneca Valley lineman commits to Central Florida
By Chris Harlan
Seneca Valley lineman Tyler Hudanick committed to Central Florida on Sunday while visiting the FBS school’s Orlando campus. A 6-foot-5, 295-pound senior tackle, Hudanick was an ...
HS highlight reel: Big 33 participant streak carries on
By Tribune-Review
For the 49th straight year, the Super Bowl will include a former Big 33 Football Classic participant. Eight Big 33 alums play for teams remaining in the NFL playoffs and could suit up for Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. The group includes Seahawks Garry Gilliam (PA) and Jordan Hill ...
Moon junior Durkin becomes feisty shotstopper after subpar ‘13-14 season
By Bill West
Though he can’t quite place his finger on how he improved most as a goaltender during the past year-plus, Moon junior Ryan Durkin has excelled ...
Youth has Moon wrestling back to winning
By Gary Horvath
Keegan Forsythe may attend Quaker Valley High School, but once school is out, he’s a Moon Tiger. Forsythe, a freshman, is one of five Quaker Valley ...
Washington out as coach at Moon
By Tribune-Review
Moon football coach Mark Washington was informed he will not be retained after four seasons with the Tigers. The Aliquippa grad and former Quips assistant coach was 14-24 at Moon. The Tigers reached the playoffs the past two seasons after falling short of the postseason since 2006. They lost in ...
Kemp carries Thomas Jefferson to convincing victory over Moon
By Ray Judy
It was same old, same old for Thomas Jefferson on Friday night. And there’s nothing wrong with that. The Jaguars relied on their season-long formula of ...
HS highlight reel: PBC announces Hall of Fame Class
By Tribune-Review
Billy Knight, a former Pitt legend and one of the greatest players in Western Pennsylvania history, will be honored by the Pittsburgh Basketball Club as part if the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame Class, which was announced Tuesday. Knight, who played a General Braddock High School, highlights the sixth annual ...
Moon girls team is savoring a return to big-school soccer
By Bill West
Seemingly not one member of the Moon girls soccer team mourns the Tigers’ departure from Class AA. A move back to Class AAA apparently remained ...
After playoff run, Moon looks to take next step
By Kevin Ritchart
The Moon Tigers aren’t taking anything for granted as the 2014 season approaches. The Tigers are coming off a 6-4 season that saw the team qualify ...
HSFB preview by position: Transition to defensive line no easy task
By Chris Harlan
Tyler Hudanick’s future could be offense. The Seneca Valley senior has shown an ability to block, and his 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame certainly makes him big ...
Winning run continues for Seneca Valley squad in 1st round of PIAAs
By Chris Harlan
Seneca Valley outfielder John Harper heard often that the season couldn’t improve with the flip of a switch. Five playoff wins later, he might disagree. ...
Baldwin qualifies for 1st WPIAL championship game by topping Moon
By Chris Harlan
Baldwin coach Dan Caponi has a yearly tradition where he and his son watch the WPIAL baseball championships from the stands. “Not this year,” ...
Montour AD expects boys basketball coach to leave for Moon
By Chris Harlan
Montour athletic director Lou Cerro said Saturday he expected boys basketball coach Adam Kaufman to accept a job offer from Moon. Kaufman, a 1997 Montour graduate, coached the Spartans for six seasons, won two WPIAL titles and reached the state final twice.  At Moon, he would replace Jeff Ackermann, who was recently ousted after ...
Moon riding deep rotation in battle for Section 4 title
By Chris Harlan
If Moon baseball coach Dom Santeufemio had his way, the WPIAL playoffs would involve some three-game series rather than single elimination. That way, a deep ...
Moon lacrosse off to fast start
By Alex Oltmanns
In just its fourth year fielding a varsity program and its second as an officially sanctioned WPIAL team, the Moon boys lacrosse team has landed atop the WPIAL Division II Section 2 standings. Commitment has been key in ascending through the standings. “I think this year the kids are a lot more ...
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry DiPaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like ...
Physical Elizabeth Forward girls overpower Moon
By Mark Kaboly
Moon has played its share of tough Quad-A teams this year — five to be exact. The Tigers even played — and beat — one of the top teams in Triple-A in South Park, so you can understand why coach Doug Saklad wasn’t worried about his team being overwhelmed by ...

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