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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 …
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 …
Moon gymnasts capture PA Classic title
By Kevin Lohman 10:55 p.m.
After claiming first place at the Pennsylvania Classic competition Saturday, the Moon gymnastics team solidified its status as one of the dominant programs in recent memory in the WPIAL. The victory in the Pennsylvania Classic, which serves as a de facto state championship since the PIAA does not sanction gymnastics, …
Moon wins gymnastics title
By Kevin Lohman
The Moon gymnastics team won its third straight PA Classic Gymnastic championship Saturday at Moon Middle School. The Tigers earned an all-around team score of 144.235. Baldwin finished second with a score of 138.949. Moon’s victory was punctuated by strong performances from Mackenzie Kraft and Victoria Priola. Kraft finished first …
Using complete team effort, Moon gymnasts celebrate 3rd straight WPIAL title
By Ed Phillipps
Winning a WPIAL team gymnastics title is nothing new for Moon. But Saturday’s win, the Tigers’ third consecutive, was a bit different. Moon was able to edge rival North Allegheny by a cumulative team score of 145.825 to 145.200. There are four competitive disciplines in gymnastics, the bars, vault, floor …
Moon gymnasts chasing 3rd straight WPIAL title
By Kevin Ritchart
The Moon gymnastics team is a loud bunch, and they’re hoping to make plenty of noise at the WPIAL championships on Saturday. The Tigers have captured the team title the past two years, and they’ll be quite vocal in their quest for a three-peat, according to coach Amy Caprino. “The …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Mapletown’s Dereck Riggleman, Moon’s Amirah Moore
By Brian Graham
Dereck Riggleman School: Mapletown Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Riggleman drained five 3-pointers, finished with a school-record 51 points, and eclipsed the 1,000-point …
Moon superintendent starts rugby program
By Justin Criado
After talking to Curt Baker for a few minutes, it’s clear how passionate he is about rugby. “No other sport gives you such an intense sense of selflessness and unified purpose,” Baker said. “I believe this is why rugby players all over the world feel such a passion for the …
PIAA soccer playoff preview: Soccer teams focus on 2nd shot
By Jason Mackey
Troye Kiernan might not play basketball, but the Upper St. Clair boys soccer team’s talented midfielder knows a thing or two about rebounding. After an …
Wheeler rushes for 359 yards, 6 TDs as West Mifflin outduels Moon
By Mark Kaboly
Jimmy Wheeler rushed for 359 yards and six touchdowns Cole Blake rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns. So, of course, the difference in Friday’s …
West Mifflin to face first-round challenge from Moon
By Dave Mackall
With his prized running back ailing from the wear-and-tear of the team’s first loss of the year, West Mifflin coach Ray Braszo remained optimistic that …
Gorman: Washington makes his mark with Moon
By Kevin Gorman
Mark Washington knew three years ago that Aliquippa had the makings of a multiple WPIAL champion. But Washington couldn’t pass up a chance to become a first-time head coach. “We knew this was a great class when I was at Aliquippa,” Washington said, “but it was time for me to …
Plum topples Moon in AA season opener
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity ice hockey team didn’t waste any time jumping out to a lead against Moon in the teams’ PIHL Class AA season opener …
Previewing the WPIAL soccer semifinals
By Tribune-Review
Girls Class AAA No. 1 Seneca Valley (16-2-1) vs. No. 12 Upper St. Clair (11-5-2) When/where: 6 p.m. Monday at Baldwin Notable: Sophomore Emma Hasco …
Moon senior RB Blake carries Tigers past Montour
By Justin Criado
After rushing for 343 yards and five touchdowns in last week’s record-breaking performance, Moon’s Cole Blake didn’t disappoint in his encore. The senior rushed for 202 yards on 24 carries and threes scores on Senior Night as the Tigers defeated Montour, 35-21. “He’s been the catalyst,” Moon coach Mark Washington …
Pittsburgh Trib athletes of the week: Serra Catholic’s Anthony Koval, Moon’s Sydney Schipani
By Brian Graham and Robert Stinner
Anthony Koval Year: Junior School: Serra Catholic Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Koval registered his eighth shutout of the season as the Eagles defeated Geibel, …
New Castle edges Moon in slugfest, 43-42
By Justin Criado
Moon’s Cole Blake ran for 343 yards and five touchdowns, but No. 8 New Castle used a successful 2-point conversion with less than a minute to play to take the Parkway Conference barnburner,  43-42. “It was an incredibly wild game,” New Castle coach Joe Cowart said. “I’m proud of our …
New group carrying defending PIAA champion Moon girls
By Jason Mackey
Amanda Kachaylo and Sydney Schipani talked before the season, and agreed the Moon girls soccer team would win its share of games. But this many? …
Central Valley shrugs off tough loss with rout of Moon
By Brian J. Duermeyer
The pecking order in Class AAA’s Parkway Conference got clearer Friday night. No. 4 Central Valley rebounded from last week’s tough loss to No. 1 West Allegheny with a 33-0 victory over Moon. A week after being held to 51 total yards in a 13-7 loss, the Warriors’ 1-2 punch …
Parkway poses challenge for rebuilding Moon
By Justin Criado
Moon coach Mark Washington knows it can be challenging to compete in a conference as tough as the Parkway while trying to rebuild a once-proud …
Moon eclipses gymnastics field at Pennsylvania Classic
By Tribune-Review
Moon capped gymnastics championship season in style Saturday night by winning the Pennsylvania Classic for the second time at Moon Middle School. The Tigers, who won the WPIAL championship last weekend, finished with a score of 146.705 to win the sport’s state title. “We won districts, WPIALs and states, so …
Moon gymnasts use team depth to capture second straight WPIAL title
By Alex Oltmanns
It was nearly a clean sweep for the Moon gymnastics team at Saturday’s WPIAL championships. Not only did the team win its second consecutive championship, but Tigers gymnasts won two of the three all-around titles in the individual classifications. Senior Sarah Haslett claimed the all-around crown in the highest classification …
Moon gymnasts pile up victories at WPIALs
By Alex Oltmanns
Any nerves Sarah Haslett may have had while competing in her first WPIAL gymnastics championships didn’t show Saturday at Moon Area High School. The senior from Moon, competing in her first season with the team, unseated three-time defending champion Kelly Burak of Hopewell for the advanced all-around title with a …

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