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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.

 

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Softball: West Feature Athletes - Moon's Alyssa Sisko and Lauren Protch

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Names: Alyssa Sisko and Lauren Protch
High School: Moon
Grade: 10
Sport: Softball
Position: Pitchers

Background: The overused saying about having two pitchers sometimes means you really have none ... Moon coach Ryan Linn does not buy into it. He has used two sophomore pitchers this season, Alyssa Sisko and Lauren Protch. The pitching tandem has the Tigers right in the thick of the Section 3-AAAA playoff race with a 5-5 record and 4-4 mark in section play. Protch started 2-2, but she had to face the top two teams in the section, North Allegheny and Shaler.

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Boys Tennis: Moon tandem is battle tested

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It might seem like a stretch to think that Moon's Logan D'Angelo and Jaron Skow would have a chance to make waves at the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championships that open Monday at Norwin.

Then again, considering the section in which the two compete, they might be in a perfect position to pull off an upset in the first round or two.

D'Angelo and Skow lost in the section semifinals to Pine-Richland's Ben Vinarski and Sid Iyer, 6-3, 6-1, and, despite not having the experience of playing in the tournament before, they've played enough quality opponents that, with the right draw, could make an impact.

D'Angelo was the No. 8 seed in the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament and defeated Natoli Farber of Central Catholic in the first round before losing to eventual champion Chris Gladden of Canon-McMillan.