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Moon hockey off to fast start but focus is on finishing in playoffs

By Brian Graham
The Moon hockey team expected to have a successful season, and 24 points and a second-place spot in the PIHL Class AA standings qualifies. Coach Scott ...
MAC tournament champion Moon wrestlers turn focus to individual season
By Andrew John
After a disappointing showing at the Steve DeAugustino Holiday Classic at West Mifflin, members of the Moon wrestling team got refocused and captured the team title at the Midwestern Athletic Conference tournament at Hopewell in early January. The Tigers, who finished with 183 points — 9.5 more than West Allegheny — ...
Gorman: Quick finds a new home
By Kevin Gorman
Jody Powell never got an explanation. Not from Daeja Quick. Not from Moon. On Jan. 3, Quick was still the leading scorer for Powell’s Tigers. By Saturday, Quick was pouring in 24 points for Cornell against Eden Christian. When Quick transferred from Moon to Cornell last week, the 5-foot-4 ...
HS highlight reel: Seniors shine at soccer all-star game
By Bill Hartlep
Some of the top senior soccer players in Western Pennsylvania took the field for a final high school match Saturday at the WPSCA all-star games at Highmark Stadium. In the Class AAA game, Moon’s Steven Ellis scored twice and was named team MVP to lead Red to a 6-5 win ...
Moon girls turn into WPIAL contender
By John Krysinsky
At the start of this season, the Moon girls soccer team was facing the prospect of missing the playoffs for the first time in coach ...
Gorman: Coach Cal shares Hall of Fame honor
By Kevin Gorman
It was John Calipari’s moment, and the Kentucky coach shared it with those who helped pave his path to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. It became a celebration of WPIAL basketball. Calipari is one of four coaches to lead three schools to the NCAA Final Four, and his Western ...
HSFB preview: New coaches set to lead teams to victory
By Chris Harlan
There’s a first-year head coach in the WPIAL who’s leading a Class A program, but most everybody already knows his name. Meet coach Jason Gildon. ...
New coach has Moon primed for third straight playoff berth
By Kevin Ritchart
For Moon coach Brendan Hathaway, success on the field comes down to preparation. On offense, the Tigers will try to keep opposing defenses guessing with ...
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 ...
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 ...
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