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Alumni Update - Katie Guarnaccia (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GENEVA, Ohio -- Point Park University's 4 x 400 relay team that crushed the previous school record and nearly qualified for the NAIA national indoor meet and Katie Guarnaccia breaking her own school records in the mile and 3,000 meters highlighted the Pioneers' day at the SPIRE Midwest Indoor Open at the SPIRE Institute on Saturday.

Guarnaccia, a North Allegheny graduate and sophomore who has already qualified for the NAIA indoor meet in the 5,000 meters, furthered her school records in the mile (5:25, 22nd place) and 3,000 meters (10:45, 24th place).

 

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Boys Basketball: North Allegheny needs a late rally to reach the postseason

Written by Brad Everett on .

It would probably seem a bit odd if North Allegheny isn't participating in the WPIAL playoffs, but if the Tigers don't have a big week, they could miss out on the postseason for the first time since 2004.

North Allegheny isn't in a familiar or comfortable situation at the moment, as it needs a late rally to extend its playoff streak to 12 seasons. The Tigers are 9-8 overall and 5-5 in Class AAAA Section 3, which currently has them one game behind Butler (6-4) for fourth place. North Hills (7-3) is in third place. Pine-Richland (8-2) and Central Catholic (8-3) have clinched playoff berths.

North Hills, Butler and North Allegheny are fighting for the final two playoff spots, with each team having two remaining section games. North Hills needs just one win to qualify. The Indians play at Pine-Richland tonight and host North Allegheny on Friday. Butler hosts Central Catholic tonight and plays at Seneca Valley (1-9) on Friday. North Allegheny hosts Seneca Valley tonight and visits North Allegheny on Friday.

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Girls Basketball: North Allegheny hungry for title

Written by Ed Phillipps on .

Ed Phillipps profiles the North Allegheny girls basketball team.

2016 0129 NorthAllegheny GBasketball(Photo: North Allegheny's Hailey Zeise gets a shot up against Pine-Richland Monday night. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"In many ways, the North Allegheny girls basketball team has a new look to it. But for the lone seniors on the team, Taylor Lake and Abby Gonzales, it's more of the same.

There's a new coach and a roster loaded with underclassmen, but the Tigers haven't lost a step from four years ago when Lake and Gonzales took the court as freshmen.

Heading into Thursday's game at Oakland Catholic, the Tigers were 14-3 overall and 9-0 in Section 3-AAAA. Through the years, Lake, who plays guard and forward, and Gonzales, a guard, have been on competitive squads. North Allegheny was 24-4 (11-1 in the section) last season, 25-3 (12-0) the season before and 20-4 (11-1) during the girls' freshman campaign.

The Tigers are still chasing their first WPIAL Class AAAA championship. They won the Class AAA crown in 1972."

 

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Hockey: Red-hot Tigers to take on Indians Tuesday in battle of Class AAA’s top teams

Written by Keith Barnes on .

When North Allegheny headed into the holiday break the team was attempting to find an identity.

 

Now the Tigers have a pretty good idea who they are – the hottest team in Class AAA.

 

Since a disappointing, 7-1, loss to Cathedral Prep on Dec. 7, North Allegheny (10-4-1) is 6-0-0 and has moved into second place in Class AAA, only three points behind first place Peters Township (10-2-4) and with a game in hand.