Track: Owens leads North Allegheny's strong showing at Butler Invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

North Allegheny had a strong showing at the Butler Invitational last Friday.

Ayden Owens won three events including the 300-meter hurdles. He recorded a 37.56 to claim the top spot on the PA leaderboard. He also won the 110-meter hurdles for PA spot No. 6 in 14.52 and the 200 meters for PA No. 5 in a time of 21.86.

On the field, Jake Fritsch took second in the javelin and 12th in the discus.

The girls team continues to be led by Clara Savchik. The junior won the 1,600 meters in 5:00.73. She went on to win the 3,200 meters in 10:42.67 for the No. 1 spot in the state.


Softball: North Allegheny seeks to end section skid

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Opening the season with four section wins, North Allegheny had the inside track on claiming the first ever Class 6A Section 3 title. But as the Tigers are well aware, in a section with Shaler, Seneca Valley, Pine-Richland, North Hills and Butler, nothing comes easy. Just as quickly as North Allegheny ascended to first place in the section, it fell to third after back-to-back losses to North Hills and Shaler.

The Tigers fell 11-4 at home to North Hills, snapping a 16-game winning streak over the Indians and a 15-year home win streak against their neighboring rival. North Allegheny showcased its potential with impressive triumphs outside of the section against Penn-Trafford and Latrobe. In the win against Latrobe, North Allegheny had to rally from a five-run deficit to knock off the Wildcats. Pitcher Brooke Serbin pitched eight innings, striking out three and walking one to earn her fifth win of the season.

But North Allegheny fell to Shaler, 15-10, in a wild affair. Once again North Allegheny showcased its potential with non-section wins against Erie McDowell and Indiana. In the win against Indiana, Rachel Martindale, Anna Pilotta and Kristen Chomos all hit home runs. Sophomore pitcher Ashley Adams fired a shutout while scattering four hits to pick up the win.


Alumni Update - Dom Forys (Pittsburgh)

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Junior Dom Forys and redshirt junior Nick Zanetta were named to the 2017 All-Forys PittACC Academic wrestling team as announced by conference Commissioner John Swofford Monday morning.

Both natives of the Pittsburgh area, Zanetta receives the honor for the second year in a row while this is Forys’ first. The pair of Panthers are among a list of 20 wrestlers from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Forys, a North Allegheny graduate, is a supply chain management major with a 3.1 semester GPA and a 3.06 cumulative GPA.

Forys recently concluded another standout year for the Panthers, capturing the 133-pound ACC title while earning his third-straight trip to the NCAA Championships. He finished the year 21-3 overall with an 11-1 mark in duals.


(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)


Baseball: North Allegheny eyes showdown with Pine-Richland

Written by Keith Barnes on .

North Allegheny has played its share of close games this season.

In their eight games, the Tigers have won five by two runs or fewer.

North Allegheny (8-0, 3-0) would like to add one more close win to its record on Wednesday when it travels to Pine-Richland (9-1, 3-0) in a battle for first place in Class 6A Section 1.

Pine-Richland has held its own against the Tigers and has won its last two meetings between the two teams. North Allegheny swept the season series in 2015 but dropped both in 2016.