Over the past decade, the North Allegheny girls have made a habit of winning WPIAL championships. Lately, they have been making a habit of winning and supplying a little bit of drama. After dominating the competition earlier this decade with routine 100-plus point cushions of victory, lately North Allegheny's highly anticipated WPIAL titles have not been official until the final relay.
A year after edging Mt. Lebanon by 34.5 points to win the 2016 WPIAL Class AAA girls team title, their eighth consecutive championship, NA stretched out the margin of victory this year, by a half a point. North Allegheny got past the upstart Blue Devils by 35 points this season, 342-307.
The Tigers have now won nine consecutive WPIAL titles and 10 of the past 14. The nine consecutive WPIAL Class AAA titles tie Bethel Park (1974-82) for the most in the WPIAL's highest classification and they are closing in on Oakland Catholic, which won 11 in a row in Class AA from 2000-10, before moving up to Class AAA.