Hockey: Tigers knock Indians from unbeaten ranks

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Peters Township entered Tuesday night’s game against North Allegheny as the only unbeaten team in the PIHL’s top three classifications.

North Allegheny made that number zero.

Joseph Zappia scored with less than four minutes remaining in the third period to lift North Allegheny to a 2-1 victory. Dawson Richard tallied the Tigers’ other goal in the second period.

Joe Hubert stopped 23 of 24 shots to earn his fourth win of the season. Hubert has a 1.40 goals-against average and .948 save percentage.

North Allegheny has now won five straight games and currently is in first place in Class AAA with 14 points. 


Alumni Update - Maura Nolan (Shippensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa.The Shippensburg University volleyball team had three of its players recognized Thursday afternoon with selections to the 2014 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Volleyball teams.

Junior Faith Athey and sophomore Maura Nolan earned All-PSAC Second Team honors for the second straight year.Nolan Ship


Nolan, a North Allegheny graduate, ranks No. 3 in the PSAC and No. 15 in Division II for total assists (1,189), and she has also earned her first career PSAC East Athlete of the Week award this season. She has had four matches with at least 50 assists this season, including a career-high 58 versus Winston-Salem State.

Nolan has provided 40 or more assists in 10 matches and contributed to at least one block in all but two matches.


(photo courtesy of Shippensburg University)



Field Hockey: North Allegheny falls in PIAA first-round game

Written by Joe Koch on .

There were plenty of accomplishments achieved by the North Allegheny High field hockey team in the 2014 season.

There was the spotless 10-0 record against Section 1-AAA opponents during the regular season, and the nearly spotless 66-1 scoring advantage the Tigers enjoyed against section rivals during the regular season.

There was the second consecutive WPIAL Class AAA championship and 13th overall the Tigers achieved with a 4-0 victory over section rival Pine-Richland.

And there was the continuing persistence of coach Madelyn Berkley to bring her team to Eastern Pennsylvania to play some of the best high school field hockey teams in the state. All three of the Tigers' regular-season losses came against teams from the eastern part of the state.


Girls Tennis: North Allegheny finishes off great season with a few more medals

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As a team, North Allegheny won its second consecutive PIAA Class AAA championship this season and hasn’t lost in its past 48 matches.

Three players on that squad added to the program’s accolades Saturday.

Tina Li and Eugenia Lee avenged a WPIAL Class AAA title match loss to Fox Chapel’s Laurel Shymansky and Amanda Nord by defeating the Foxes’ pair in three sets Saturday to win the state doubles championship.


Cross Country: North Allegheny runners left no doubt

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Jordan Greer profiles the North Allegheny boys cross country team.

"Early in the cross country season, some questioned whether the North Allegheny boys would be as strong as expected.

At the Red, White & Blue Classic on Sept. 6, runners Matt McGoey, Hunter Wharrey and Scott Seel all finished in the top 10, with McGoey winning the Class AAA race and Wharrey taking second.

The problem was the spacing between the first three Tigers and the rest of the team. Jacob Stupak was the next North Allegheny runner to cross the finish line after Seel, nearly a full minute later.

"Some people counted us out early on. Hunter and Matt and Scott were solid right from the beginning," North Allegheny coach John Neff said. "But we had a huge gap between our number three and number four runners. We did look beatable at that point. By the time we ran at the Central Catholic Invitational [on Oct. 4], Jake [Stupak] was maybe only 20 seconds behind Scott.""