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Photo Journal: Softball WPIAL AAAA Championship - North Allegheny vs. Hempfield (May 28)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

In the final game of the WPIAL Softball Championships, AAAA teams North Allegheny and Hempfield faced each other at Lilley Field, California Univeristy, Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Hempfield won the championship by shutting out North Allegheny 3-0.

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Lacrosse: North Allegheny boys fall in double overtime ... again

Written by Joe Koch on .

Coming on the heels of an emotionally draining 9-8 loss to Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Division 1 boys lacrosse championship last week at Highmark Stadium, North Allegheny coach John Rullan was concerned how his team would deal the with the mental and physical strain heading into this past Wednesday's PIAA first-round game with State College at Penn State-Altoona.

His fears were confirmed as the Tigers had to play yet another double-overtime game. And, just like the loss to Mt. Lebanon, North Allegheny fell to the District 6 champion Little Lions, 7-6.

"That Lebo game took a lot out of us," he said. "It's hard to get fired up after a game like that," he said, referring to the Mt. Lebanon loss.

North Allegheny began well, scoring five first-half goals.

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Boys Tennis: North Allegheny doubles team wins PIAA title

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles North Allegheny tennis players Jared Isaacs and Richard Hoffman.

"For the second consecutive season North Allegheny's Jared Isaacs was eliminated from a chance at winning the WPIAL Class AAA singles title and had to make the quick transition to being a doubles player.

Like 2014, he had to get comfortable with someone with whom he hadn't previously played doubles in just about a week before the Section 2 tournament. And, even though it was freshman Richard Hoffman instead of Kevin Goth, the two had to somehow get some chemistry in a hurry and maintain it for the long haul.

It would be difficult to argue with the end result as Isaacs and Hoffman set quite a few benchmarks as they rolled to a second-place finish in the WPIAL and came away with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Mt. Lebanon's Dane Bendel and Charlie Strohl to win the PIAA Class AAA doubles title Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club.

"We're comfortable with each other and, after losing in the WPIAL finals, we put our minds together and that we wanted the state championship," Isaacs said. "We knew we could definitely do it — and we ended up doing it — and it was great putting in all that hard work because it's definitely worth it and there's no better feeling.""

 

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Boys Tennis: North Feature Athletes – North Allegheny’s Jared Isaacs and Richard Hoffman

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Names: Jared Isaacs and Richard Hoffman
School: North Allegheny
Grades: Isaacs (11) and Hoffman (9)
Sport: Tennis

Background: The Tigers’ duo, after taking second in the WPIAL Class AAA doubles tournament, won the state tournament Saturday with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Mt. Lebanon’s Charlie Strohl and Dane Bendel. Isaacs and Hoffman also beat the Blue Devils’ pair in three sets in the WPIAL semifinals. For Isaacs, it’s the second consecutive state championship in doubles, as he won with Kevin Goth last season. 

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Alumni Update - Tanner Wilt (La Roche)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Tanner Wilt, Cory Podvasnik and John Watson were named All-Mideast Region Third Team.Wilt La Roche

Wilt is an All-Region Third Teamer after finishing the year with a 4-1 record, a 1.91 ERA and 63 strikeouts.

The North Allegheny graduate ranked second in the AMCC with a 0.72 ERA and seventh in the nation at 12.06 strike outs per game.

 

(photo courtesy of La Roche College)