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Photo Journal: Girls Basketball - Norwin vs. North Allegheny (Dec. 29)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Norwin and North Allegheny faced each other in the North Allegheny Tournament, Thursday, December 29. North Allegheny remained updefeated for the season defeating Norwin 50-40.

click here to view video highlights of the game

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

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Hockey: Norwin trying to keep slim playoff hopes alive

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Norwin is in eighth place in the 10-team Class 1A East Division, but still has an outside chance of making the playoffs.

For that to happen, the Knights (2-8-0) have to end their five game losing streak and jump-start their second half with a big win.

And beating the team right in front of them would go a long way toward making that happen.

On Monday, Norwin will host a slumping Serra Catholic squad that is 1-3-1 in its last five and has only a five-point lead on the Knights for the seventh and final Penguins Cup playoff spot. Just scoring will be a tough task for Norwin, though as the team has been shut out in its last two games and has been outscored 32-3 in its last four.

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Wrestling: All-Time Teams - Norwin

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Southwestern Pennsylvania has been a hotbed for high school wrestling since the WPIAL held its first tournament in 1936. The Sports Town website will honor the WPIAL's best wrestlers of all-time during the 2016-17 season. Wrestling Historian Ken "Stats" Wunderley, with the help of former Mt. Lebanon coach Bill Lewis, will pick an All-Time Team for 60 high schools from the WPIAL.

The All-Time Teams will feature the best wrestlers from those schools. We will feature 6 high schools each Wednesday on Sports Town for 10 weeks during the season. The All-Time lists reflect high school accomplishments only. College and international accomplishments were not considered.

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Girls Basketball: Norwin has new look, new identity

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Norwin girls basketball team.

2016 1223 Norwin GBasketball(Photo: Norwin coach Brian Brozeski is breaking in a new group of Knights after winning two consecutive WPIAL championships. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"Over the last two years, the Norwin girls basketball team compiled a 54-6 record and won two Class AAAA WPIAL titles. The Knights also had reigning Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year, Alayna Gribble, to lead the charge.

Gribble has since moved on to Pitt, where she's averaging 7.7 points per game as a freshman.

"Anytime you lose a Division I athlete, it is a significant loss," said Brian Brozeski, who is in his fifth season as coach of the Knights. "She was a good defender for us, as well.

"We lost a lot of seniors last year. With that loss, we lost experience. We are in a different situation. We know the skills they have, but not experience. The nice thing about this group, they practiced with those seniors that won championships, so that has helped them make the transition into this year.""

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Hockey: East Feature Athlete - Norwin's Keeghan Murray

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Keeghan Murray
School: Norwin
Grade: 10
Sport: Hockey
Position: Forward

Background: Murray is the leading scorer for the Knights this season with five goals and seven points. He netted the game-winning goal for Norwin in its season-opening win against Greensburg Salem. He did not have a goal in 11 games played last season while the Knights were struggling to a one-win season in Class 2A.