Baseball: North Feature Athlete - North Catholic's Nick Tunstall

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Name:‭ ‬Nick Tunstall‭
High School:‭ ‬Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
Grade:‭ ‬11
Sport:‭ ‬Baseball
Position:‭ ‬Pitcher/Outfielder

Background Info:‭ ‬A‭ ‬5-foot-10,‭ ‬150-pound left-handed pitcher,‭ ‬Tunstall played a crucial role in a pair of big section matchups last week.‭ ‬Tunstall,‭ ‬who earned all-section honors last year as a sophomore,‭ ‬struck out‭ ‬11‭ ‬batters during a‭ ‬7-4‭ ‬Section‭ ‬4-A victory against Springdale on April‭ ‬14.‭ ‬Two days later against St.‭ ‬Joseph,‭ ‬Tunstall supplied some offense by going‭ ‬4‭ ‬for‭ ‬4‭ with a double and two RBIs in the Trojans‭' ‬6-2‭ ‬section win.


Baseball: North Catholic regroups after rough start

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

With only a‭ ‬12-man roster, the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic baseball team has remained competitive and still is in the playoff hunt.‭ ‬The Trojans entered this week‭ ‬4-5‭ ‬overall and‭ ‬4-0‭ ‬in Section‭ ‬2-A.

That record,‭ ‬however,‭ ‬was quite different than the one the team had earlier in the season.‭ ‬North Catholic opened its schedule with four consecutive exhibition losses against Neshannock,‭ ‬Seton-LaSalle,‭ ‬Ringgold and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart,‭ ‬respectively.‭

"We‭'‬re in a weird situation where we‭'‬ve had to use our non-section games to get better,‭"‬ second-year coach Max Zingle said.‭ ‬"We have a very small team,‭ ‬but we have some very good players.‭ ‬We‭'‬ve done what we‭'‬ve needed to do to win in our section.‭

"The guys understand what we want to do and know we want to put our best team on the field in order to compete.‭"


Boys Basketball: Senior leads North Catholic to quarterfinals

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Joe Koch profiles North Catholic basketball standout Dom Robb. Click here to read his story.

"Halfway through this past Friday's WPIAL Class A first-round game against Winchester Thurston, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic boys basketball coach Dave Long realized something was quite wrong with his team's offensive approach.

"Winchester Thurton was still in the game, but Dom hadn't shown up for the first half," said the veteran Trojans coach.

He was referring, of course, to Dom Robb, his 6-foot-6 senior center.

His tone and the team's effort quickly changed, though, as Robb scored all 13 of his points in the second half as the Trojans turned a 14-point halftime lead into an easy 75-45 victory and a berth in Friday's quarterfinals against Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at 8 p.m. at Cornell High School."



Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - North Catholic's Timon Gribbin

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Timon Gribbin
School: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: In early December, North Catholic coach Dave Long said he expected Timon Gribbin to make a big impact this season. It turns out Long was right. Gribbin, a 5-9 junior guard, had one of his finest performances of the season in a 75-45 win against Winchester Thurston in a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game last Friday. Gribbin made seven 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points.


Photo Journal: Girls Basketball WPIAL A Playoff - Card. Wuerl North Cath. vs. Winchester Thurston (Feb. 15)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic meets Winchester Thurston in the first round of the WPIAL A Girls Basketball Playoffs held Saturday, February 15, 2014, at North Hills.  Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic takes home the win, defeating Winchester Thurston 51-27.

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

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