Track: Moon boys win MAC championships

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Moon totaled 69.33 points, while Mars landed in second with 65 points and Shenango in third with 48.

Jamar Sherrill took second place in the 200-meter dash (22.86). Ambridge's Isaac Elliot (22.67) was the only runner to bear him.

Jared Baggett also faced a similar outcome. He took second in the 110-meter hurdles, behind Mars' Ori Rinaman.

Senior Ryan Vargo took third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. Dante Petrella also took a fourth-place finish in the shot put.

Aaron Belsky (discus ) and Max Doerr (javelin) also took bronze medals.



Lacrosse: Moon girls take big steps to respectability

Written by Joe Koch on .

A year ago, Moon High hosted Quaker Valley in a non-section game. Many would say the result was a predictable one as the Tigers scored just one goal against one of the top Division 1 teams in Western Pennsylvania.

On Friday night, the two teams met again, and Quaker Valley won this game, too, by a 17-7 margin. Certainly, the margin was 10 goals. But it was closer than the 16-1 decision the Quakers handed the Tigers a little less than a year ago.

Second-year coach Rachel McGregor is pleased with her team's progress. A year ago, the Tigers finished 11-8. Following this loss to Quaker Valley, they are 10-2. The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak.

"I think it is a bit of a confidence booster," said McGregor, who was the coach at North Hills when the Indians won successive WPIAL Division 2 titles in 2011 and 2012 en route to a two-season record of 40-0.


Alumni Update - Umar Moore (Bethany)

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Umar Moore set two Bethany records at Slippery Rock's Dave Labor Invitational on Saturday.Moore Bethany


He won the long jump with a mark of 23-10.75, breaking the previous school record (23-07) that was established in 1926.


He also improved upon his own school record in the triple jump, finishing second (47-00.25).


His effort in the long jump ranks third on the Division III Outdoor Championships qualifying list.


He also posted first-place finishes in the 100 (11.03) and 4x100 relay (42.59) at last Wednesday's PAC South Quad.

The Moon graduate earned PAC Field Athlete of the Week for his performance.


(photo courtesy of Bethany College)