Golf: Moon's Perfett wins Section 5-AAA qualifier

Written by Joe Koch on .

Moon's Jack Perfett fired a round of 76 to win the Section 5-AAA qualifier at Ponderosa Golf Course. Blackhawk's Nick Leiper was second with a 77. The other qualifiers for the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals included Central Valley's Alex Rutherford (77), Moon's Noah Firmstone (78), J.T. Kunchnicki (78) and Central Valley's Sean Maravich (80).

WA's Gazella qualifies from loaded Section 7-AA: West Allegheny's Jacob Gazella was the lone qualifier from the West region at the WPIAL Section 7-AA qualifier held this past Wednesday at Lone Pine Country Club. Twenty golfers qualified fort the WPIAL Class AAA Individual Semifinal, and Gazella tied with Chartiers Valley's Zach Philsoph and Peters Township's Hunter Bruce. Each had rounds of 81.


Boys Soccer: Moon's Bass strikes for big goal

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Any time Moon and West Allegheny meet in any sport, it's a rivalry game – the home of the old airport against the home of the new airport. Many times, those contests are also key section matches, but even when they're not, they're big.

The soccer teams met at West Allegheny Saturday with the host Indians - the defending WPIAL Class AA champion and PIAA runner-up - playing against Moon, which failed to make the playoffs in Class AAA a year ago. But, as they say in rivalry games, the records can be thrown out the window and they could have been this game.

The game was scoreless until the final minutes when Moon senior Tanner Bass scored to give the visiting Tigers a win. It was only the third goal allowed this season for West Allegheny as the Indians fell to 3-1 and Moon improved to 2-0-1. Both teams return to section play this week with West Allegheny visiting Montour and Moon hosting Peters Township today.


Girls Soccer: West Feature Athlete - Moon's Kylie Downs

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Name: Kylie Downs
High School: Moon
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Soccer
Position: Goalie

Background: Moon senior goalie Kylie Downs is one of nine returning starters back this season for coach Bill Pfeiffer as the Tigers prepare to return to Class AAA after a two-year stint in Class AA. A year after being thrown into the starting role after an injury to Macey Thomas, Downs enters this season with a year's experience under her belt. What makes Downs even tougher to beat is that all four defensive starters return this season, seniors Casey Roth and Brianna Burgunder and juniors Katie Turner and Natalie Spangler. Senior Kayla Schultz is also an experienced defender who will see playing time.