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Track: Moon’s Malcolm wins high jump title at Pine-Richland Invitational

Written by Brad Everett on .

This is one Malcolm who doesn't like being in the middle.

She prefers the top.

Moon's Lauren Malcolm is having an excellent senior season in the high jump. Malcolm won the title at the Pine-Richland Invitational last Friday. She earned top honors with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches.

Only three WPIAL Class AAA high jumpers have gone higher this season: Indiana's Jessica Stever and Hempfield's Molly DeBone and Gina Cuneo have all jumped 5-4. Stever is the defending WPIAL champion. Malcolm tied for 11th.

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Boys Tennis: Moon hoping to make some noise

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Moon has never been one of those teams that vies for the WPIAL Class AAA title on a yearly basis.

In fact, the Tigers have never won a tennis championship and, despite making the team playoffs a year ago, they were unceremoniously swept out in the first round in a 5-0 shutout by Peters Township.

This time, though, Moon isn't coming into the tournament as the No. 11 seed, but as No. 9 and will have a shot at moving into the quarterfinals today with a win over No. 8 Pine-Richland.

Each of the last three years, the Rams have won their first round match and moved into the quarterfinals. Last season they knocked off No. 8 Latrobe and, in the previous two seasons, defeated Penn-Trafford both times.

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Boys Tennis: West Feature Athlete - Moon's Logan D’Angelo

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Logan D'Angelo
High School: Moon
Grade: 10
Sport: Boys Tennis

Background: D'Angelo is the No. 1 singles player for the Tigers and will get a more severe test every round if they advance in the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs. D'Angelo qualified for both the WPIAL Class AAA singles and doubles championships this season and won a first-round match against Natoli Farber of Central Catholic in the first round of the singles tournament before losing to eventual champion Chris Gladden of Canon-McMillan.

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Lacrosse: Moon boys in three-way fight for first place

Written by Joe Koch on .

With just two section games remaining, the Moon boys lacrosse team has plenty to play for as the season moves into its final two weeks.

The Tigers have a 2-1 Division 2, Section 3 record with victories over Baldwin, 18-7, and Seton-LaSalle, 19-0, and an 8-7 overtime loss to Canon-McMillan. They have section games remaining with Trinity and Chartiers Valley on May 4, and May 11, respectively.

The 7-3 Colts have the inside track to the section title as they are the only team that has a perfect section record at 3-0. Canon-McMillan is tied with Moon with a 2-1 section record. Both of those teams will be busy, too.

Following today's game with the South Fayette club team, Chartiers Valley finishes the regular season with a home game on Wednesday against Baldwin and closes out the season at Moon on May 11.

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Boys Tennis: West Feature Athlete - Moon Area's Logan D’Angelo

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Logan D'Angelo
High School: Moon
Grade: 10
Sport: Tennis

Background: After D'Angelo finished third in the Section 2-AAA singles tournament, he made it through to the WPIAL Class AAA singles finals for the second consecutive season and won his first-round match, 10-3, against Natoli Farber of Central Catholic. Last year, D'Angelo was seeded 16th and lost to eventual champion Chad Kissell of Latrobe, 10-1, in the first round of the tournament. This year, as the No. 8 seed, D'Angelo again lost to the eventual champion, Chris Gladden of Canon-McMillan, this time in the second round. D'Angelo paired with Jaron Skow and lost in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA doubles tournament to eventual runners-up Naman Dua and Tanay Kumta of Shady Side Academy. D'Angelo is rated as the No. 10 sophomore in the state.