Below is a review of the North posts that appeared Sunday, June 12 through Saturday, June 18.
Below is a review of the North posts that appeared Sunday, June 5 through Saturday, June 11.
One of the great things about boys lacrosse this season was the balance displayed in Division 1, Section 2. Shady Side Academy and Pine-Richland tied for the section title with records of 5-1, while North Allegheny and Fox Chapel were close behind with 4-2 section records.
But when the issue was settled at Highmark Stadium on May 27, it was North Allegheny that stood atop the WPIAL Division 1 boys lacrosse grouping with a 9-7 victory over Mt. Lebanon in the championship game.
The other three teams – Fox Chapel, Shady Side Academy and Pine-Richland – all advanced to the WPIAL tournament. Fox Chapel was ousted in the first round by Mt. Lebanon, 19-6. But Shady Side Academy and Pine-Richland both advanced to the semifinals, where each team lost. North Allegheny avenged a regular-season loss to Shady Side Academy and earned a 4-3 victory. Mt. Lebanon went on to knock off Pine-Richland, 16-10. With both teams relegated to a PIAA play-in game, Shady Side Academy edged Pine-Richland, 10-9 in overtime.
Below is a review of the North posts that appeared Sunday, May 29 through Saturday, June 4.
*Sports Town North Week in Review (May 22-28)
*Softball: North Allegheny cannot get over the Hempfield hump
*Softball: Feast or famine for Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic playoff bats
*Photo Journal: Baseball WPIAL AAA Playoffs - Knoch vs. Blackhawk (May 24)
Knoch won't be able to repeat as the WPIAL Class AAA titlist, but there is a chance the Knights can pull off an encore and be a two-time state champion.
Last week, Knoch (14-7) lost, 7-2, in the semifinals to Blackhawk, but will now play Mars (14-6) in the WPIAL Class AAA third-place consolation match at Washington & Jefferson in what should be a great matchup.
Both teams play in Section 5 and split the regular season series with the Knights taking a 5-4 victory in the first go-round and the Planets the second, 15-8, on May 4.
Mars has never played for a state championship.