Boys Lacrosse: Moon has crucial game Wednesday with Canon-McMillan

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When a team wants to make a statement, the best place to do it is in a battle with a quality opponent.

That's the challenge that faces the Moon High Tigers when the visit Canon-McMillan next Wednesday. It will be the Tigers' first game since a 13-5 victory over Baldwin this past Wednesday.

Ranked No. 3 in's most recent ratings with a 9-0 record, the Tigers have had several close calls in victories over Mars (4-3), Indiana (7-5) and Chartiers Valley (8-6). But coach Harry Watts' team has shown some offensive prowess in victories over Allderdice (17-1), Aquinas Academy (13-6) and Knoch (18-2). Canon-McMillan currently is ranked No. 13 in the ratings with a 6-2 record.


Alumni Update - Brad Schnelle (Seton Hill)

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Seton Hill hosted Clarion in a PSAC West doubleheader on Sunday afternoon to close out their four gameSchnelle SHU set. The games were supposed to be played at Clarion but were moved to Seton Hill because of poor field conditions with Clarion being the home team in both games. Seton Hill took game one by the score of 6-5. The Griffins ran their winning streak to 11 with a 12-1 victory in game two. Seton Hill is now 24-9 overall and 13-1 in PSAC West play.

Brad Schnelle, a Moon graduate, improved to 4-2. He went 6 innings, giving up two earned runs in game one.


(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Boys Lacrosse: Moon has eyes on playoffs

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Just six games into the 2014 season, the Moon High boys lacrosse team is just four wins away from matching its victory total of a year ago.

Of course, Tigers coach Harry Watts is hoping for greater success than the one his team enjoyed a year ago when it finished with a 9-8 record in its first season of WPIAL Division 2 boys lacrosse.

This season, Moon is 6-0 and is ranked No. 7 in's regional rankings. The Tigers have earned victories over Division 2 rivals Aquinas Academy (13-6), Taylor Allderdice (17-1), Mars (4-3), Indiana (7-5), Shaler (8-2) and Norwin (15-3).

The Tigers visit Chartiers Valley on Wednesday in the Tigers' Division 2, Section 2 opener. The 2-4 Colts began the season with four successive losses, but have rebounded with victories over Division 1 Trinity (15-4) and first-year Division 2 member Gateway (13-3). Chartiers Valley hosts North Hills on Monday.


Baseball: Moon eyes a strong season

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John D'Abruzzo profiles the Moon baseball team.

2014 0403 Moon Baseball(Photo: Moon is hoping for a big season offensively and defensively from junior second baseman Rocco Maue. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"Consistency is all Dom Santeufemio can hope for this spring from his Moon Area baseball team.

Following a promising trip to Florida the week before last, the Tigers' head coach was looking for his group to pick up where it left off after participating in a pair of non-league games at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

"You're always optimistic at this time of year," said Santeufemio, who enters his 10th season guiding Moon's varsity baseball team. "Every year, you hope the new guys step up and you play decent."

The Tigers (3-0) picked up a pair of victories on March 22, first cruising to a 10-0 win against The Shipley School, which is a private school located outside of Philadelphia, before earning a 2-1 decision against Grayslake Central (Ill.), located northwest of Chicago."


Alumni Update - Umar Moore (Bethany)

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Umar Moore posted a first-place finish in the triple jump (45-10.50) and a second-place finish in the longMoore Bethany jump (22-02.50) at Saturday’s Bobcat Open Classic, hosted by West Virginia Wesleyan. The Moon graduate was also a member of Bethany’s second-place 400 relay squad (43.62). Moore’s marks in both the long and triple qualified him for the ECAC Championships in May.

His performance earned him PAC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Bethany College)