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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 …
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,” Caponi …
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 …
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 6:09 p.m.
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
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 5:56 p.m.
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, …

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