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Alumni Update - Lauren Williams-Wiles (Washington and Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Washington & Jefferson women's indoor track & field programs broke three school records at the Denison BobWilliams-Wiles WJ Shannon Invitational. The men finished eighth of ten teams, while the women were nine of ten.

Lauren Williams-Wiles, a North Hills graduate, led the women on the track once again, placing first of eight in the 60 meter dash and breaking her own school record in the event with a time of 7.93 seconds.

Williams-Wiles also earned third place out of 34 finishers in the 200-meter dash, timing 27.64 seconds.

 

(photo courtesy of Washington and Jefferson College)

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Alumni Update - Noah Bostick (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Slippery Rock University men's indoor track and field recorded 18 Pennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceBostick SRU qualifying marks, three NCAA provisional qualifying marks, won four events and record 10 top-five finishers at the Youngstown State National Invite Saturday.

Noah Bostick, a North Hills graduate, opened the day by winning the 60-meter hurdle portion of the heptathlon and went on to win the seven-event competition with an NCAA provisional score of 5,020 points.

That mark is the best in the PSAC and the 10th best in the nation this season. It is also agonizingly close to the SRU record of 5,021 points, set by Hans Lubich in 2014.

 

(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)

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Boys Basketball: North Hills wins first section title in 33 years

Written by Brad Everett on .

North Hills accomplished a lot last Friday night. The Indians won on senior night, beat one of their biggest rivals, and won their fifth consecutive section game.

Oh yeah, the Indians clinched their first section title in 33 years, too.

In front of a capacity crowd, North Hills earned what you could call one of the biggest wins in school history, as the Indians defeated North Allegheny, 60-47, in a key Class AAAA Section 3 game. With the victory, North Hills earned a share of the section title with Pine-Richland and Central Catholic. All three teams went 9-3. North Hills had not won a section title since 1983.

Junior Nick Smith scored 18 points to lead a group of five North Hills players scoring in double figures. Ishmael Waldron and Kamron Taylor each head 11 points, and Luke Chutko and Andrew Paulauskas chipped in 10 apiece.

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Girls Basketball: North Hills has a tall task in final week

Written by Joe Koch on .

When it comes to securing a playoff berth, the North Hills High girls basketball team has secured the toughest road possible for a ticket to the postseason. With an overall record of 13-5 and a section record of 8-2, the Indians conclude the regular season with a game at Pine-Richland at 7:30 p.m. today and at home against North Allegheny at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the section finale.

North Allegheny has a two-game lead on North Hills heading into tonight's games. The Tigers are 10-0, and North Hills is 8-2. North Allegheny hosts Seneca Valley at 7:30 p.m. today.

North Allegheny won the first meeting between the two schools, 74-47, on Jan. 11 on the Tigers' floor.

Nothing is certain as far as playoff positioning is concerned as Pine-Richland and Seneca Valley are right behind North Hills with section records of 7-3 and 6-4, respectively.

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Football: Honeymoon far from over for this North Hills grad

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles North Hills grad Chris Kappas, who is the defensive coordinator at Mount Union.

"On his honeymoon in Punta Cana, Chris Kappas was enjoying an after-dinner drink with new wife, Krista, when a phone call arrived.

It was Scott Roussell, president of FootballScoop.com.

"Chris," Roussell said, "you've been named the FootballScoop.com Division III Coordinator of the Year."

Not a bad start to the New Year for Kappas, a North Hills High School graduate and defensive coordinator at national powerhouse Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio."