Hockey: North Feature Athlete – North Allegheny senior Joseph Hubert

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Joseph Hubert

School: North Allegheny

Grade: 12

Sport: Hockey


Background: Hubert was an all-star selection in 2014-15, but still splits time in the Tigers’ crease with Douglas Wild. In six games this season, Hubert is 3-2-0 with a respectable 2.61 goals-against average and solid .917 save percentage. Was the Class AAA leader last season with a 1.88 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage among goaltenders with at least 10 starts. Stopped 37 of 38 shots in a win over Bethel Park in his last start.



Alumni Update - Emily Johns (Saint Vincent)

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GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Saint Vincent women's soccer team had three players selected as All-ConferenceJohns SVC performers, the Presidents' Athletic Conference announced this morning.

Senior midfielder Emily Johns and freshman goalkeeper Corinne Burk both garnered All-PAC Second Team accolades, while sophomore forward Maggie Nelson was named All-PAC Honorable Mention.

Johns led the Bearcats' squad with eight assists.

The North Allegheny graduate added five goals and totaled 18 points, which tied for second most on the team.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


Football: North Allegheny optimistic about the future

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Jasper Wilson profiles the North Allegheny football team.

"After its first loss of the 2015 season in mid-September, the North Allegheny football team knew it had to make a change.

Players had lacked energy and effort in practice during the days leading up to a Week 2 contest with Pine-Richland, according to coach Art Walker, and the sub-par attitude carried over to game time. The opposition amassed 465 total yards on offense en route to a 28-14 win, while North Allegheny turned over possession of the ball in key positions four times.

"The collective decision was that we need to practice harder," Walker said. "We need to create better matchups during the week, because it's still early and we're evaluating players."

To achieve this improved training environment, Walker and his coaching staff shortened the length of different practice segments, while increasing their intensity early in the week. The hope was that more competition between players would result. Walker also cited an added emphasis on film study with players of practices to help their learning curve after the loss."


Hockey: Tigers looking to rebound after long layoff

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It has been 10 days since North Allegheny suffered its first loss of the season and, just glancing at the PIHL Class AAA standings, it might appear the Tigers are quickly falling out of contention for its second consecutive regular season title.


That would be a bit premature.


Not only has North Allegheny only played five games (3-1-1), the fewest of any team in the classification, the Tigers are only four points behind first place Peters Township and have two games in hand on the Indians.


They’ll have their first opportunity to make up ground tonight when they host one of the teams in front of them, Seneca Valley (4-3-0) in the first of two meetings between the two schools.


Alumni Update - Logan Steiner (Allegheny)

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. –The Allegheny men's cross country team punched its ticket to the NCAA National Championships with a second-Steiner ACplace finish at the 2015 NCAA Great Lakes Regionals, hosted by Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.

The Gators placed three runners in the top-20 of the 240-runner field and finished with a total of 101 points, just two behind North Coast Athletic Conference rival Wabash.

With the second-place finish, the Gators receive one of two automatic berths into the national championship, which will be contested on Nov. 21 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Senior Logan Steiner led the way individually, placing second overall in a time of 25:23 to earn his fourth consecutive All-Region accolade. Staying in the middle of the lead pack for the first 5,000 meters, Steiner emerged from the cluster alongside Oberlin's Geno Arthur for the second half of the race.  

The duo raced stride for stride over the final 3,000 meters, until Arthur surged late to pick up the win.  

Steiner, a North Allegheny graduate, has now placed 17th or higher at the regional championship in each of the past four seasons. 


(photo courtesy of Allegheny College)