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Tennis: Goth returns for North Allegheny

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Kevin Goth didn’t win Tuesday afternoon. But the fact that he was back on the court was a big plus for North Allegheny.

Goth, a senior, made his season debut Tuesday in a match against North Hills. He had been out with an injury for the entire season up until Tuesday.

Goth lost at No. 1 singles to Pablo Morcate, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

If Goth can regain his top form by the WPIAL team tournament, it would be a huge boost to the chances of the Tigers to make it to Hershey for the second consecutive season.

Goth is a two-time Class AAA Section 2 singles champion and was a WPIAL singles semifinalist in 2012.

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Girls Lacrosse: North Allegheny getting solid effort from freshman goalie

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She might not have expected to be the starting goalie, but four games into the 2014 season, that's exactly where North Allegheny freshman Katie Shideler finds herself.

"We're happy to have her with us," said Tigers' co-coach Molly Lepish. "She started playing on (the junior varsity), and when our other goalie wasn't with us for a couple of games, she stepped right up and she's kept her head straight. She's starting to play with some confidence. She's talking to her defense, and she's made some big saves for us."

Shideler will get a true test when the Tigers visit Mt. Lebanon at 3:30 p.m. today. Mt. Lebanon is Laxpower.com's top-ranked team with an 8-0 record, and the Blue Devils have won four of their eight games by double-digit margins. Following that game, the Tigers visit Pine-Richland on Tuesday.

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Tennis: Isaacs falls in first round

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Playing in the WPIAL Class AAA boys singles tournament for the first time, North Allegheny senior Kylie Isaacs fell in the first round to Latrobe’s Chad Kissell, 10-4.

Kissell went on to finish second in the WPIAL tournament.

Isaacs was a three-time WPIAL Class AAA girls qualifier, but did not play high school girls tennis this season.

She has been playing No. 1 singles for the Tigers and placed third in last week’s Class AAA Section 2 singles tournament, beating her brother, Jared, by default in the consolation final. 

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Track: North Feature Athlete — North Allegheny's Madeleine Davison

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Name: Madeleine Davison
School: North Allegheny
Grade: 10
Sport: Track and Field

Background: Davison finished second at WPIALs at 11th at PIAAs in the 3,200 meters last season. At the indoor state championships in early March, she placed fourth in the one mile run. Then on Saturday at the TSTCA Championships at West Mifflin, she won the 3,200 meters by more than 20 seconds. Davison also runs cross country, where she took fifth in the WPIAL and 27th in the state in the fall.

North Allegheny coach John Neff: “She had a great indoor season and she has really improved where she was last year. Her goal is to finish higher in the state this season.”

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Tennis: North Allegheny girl reaches WPIAL boys tournament

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Ryan Riordan profiles North Allegheny tennis player Kylie Isaacs.

"After making the WPIAL Class AAA girls singles tennis tournament in her first three seasons, Kylie Isaacs will get a chance to play with the best boys.

Isaacs, a senior at North Allegheny High School, qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA boys singles tournament next week with a default win against her brother, sophomore Jared Isaacs, in the Section 3 consolation final Tuesday at North Allegheny.

North Allegheny coach Dom Gliozzi said Jared injured an ankle March 20 against Pine-Richland and aggravated the injury during the first day of the section tournament Monday. He was unable to compete Tuesday. His status for the match today against the Rams is unknown."