Girls Volleyball: North Allegheny, Freeport come up short

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Ken Wunderley profiles the North Allegheny and Freeport girls volleyball teams. Read his story below.

North Allegheny girls volleyball coach Heidi Miller was hoping this would be the year the Tigers would find a way to beat Landisville Hempfield. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be.

North Allegheny, the WPIAL Class AAA runner-up, faced Hempfield, the District 3 champion, in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA tournament Saturday at Altoona High School.

"That was the fourth straight year we've played Hempfield in the state tournament," said Miller, after the Tigers were swept, 3-0, by the Black Knights.

"I told the girls before the match that we had to be aggressive and confident and the whole team had to play a good match to beat Hempfield. We haven't been able to do that."


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Football: North Game of the Week (Nov. 13, 2015)

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Brad Everett takes a look at this week's North Game of the Week ... along with a few other good ones.

"Pine-Richland (9-1) vs. Mt. Lebanon (9-1)

Data: 7:30 p.m. today at Newman Stadium, North Allegheny.

Coaches: Eric Kasperowicz, 3rd year at Pine-Richland. Mike Melnyk, 4th year at Mt. Lebanon.

History: Pine-Richland is the defending WPIAL Class AAAA champion and has won 22 of its past 23 games against WPIAL opponents. Its only loss came Oct. 23 to Central Catholic, 35-28. Mt. Lebanon's lone loss came at Woodland Hills that same night. The Blue Devils, who are in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2012, have not reached the semifinals since 2005."