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NA Girls Conclude Inaugural Season At State Championships

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The NA Girls Wrestling team traveled to Manhiem, PA this past weekend to compete at the MyHouse PA Girls HS State Wrestling Championships. A total of 110 high school girls from across the state competed and marked the first time that officially approved girls teams from PIAA High Schools competed at the Championships. This also concluded the very first year for the Girls Varsity program at North Allegheny.

The Tigers were led by an 8th place finish by freshman Leyna Rumpler at 147 pounds. She started off the day strong, taking a 2-0 lead over Kylie Monroe from Gettysburg into the second period. However Monroe would pick up the fall for the win late in the 2nd period. After receiving a bye in the first round of the consolations, Leyna faced off against Easton senior, Tracy Charles. Rumpler wasted no time securing the takedown and picking up the fall in 32 seconds to advance. In the next round Leyna faced Mia Bumbarger, a junior from Pottstown. Bumbarger came into the tournament having pinned Leyna earlier in the year and also finished with a 4-5 record in boys varsity action. Leyna looked to have flipped the script with a first period takedown and an escape in the second period to take a 3-0 lead. Unfortunately  Bumbarger locked up a throw and was able to secure the pin to end the tournament for Rumpler.
At 101 pounds, sophomore Hannah Williams dropped her first match by fall to senior Karleigh Steiner of Saegertown, who finished 2nd and was also the runner up at District 10 AA Boys sectional tournament. In William’s next match she found herself losing 11-0 to Leeah Eisenhower of Central Mountain. Determined to not give up, Hannah battled back, but ultimately fell by decision 12-5.
Junior Taylor Stover, 122 pounds, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in her first match against freshman Gisele Ramirez of Souderton before getting pinned in the second period. Ramirez eventually placed 6th. In Stover’s final match she lost by fall to senior Zoe Earle of Pottstown.
All three girls had a very successful first season for the girls wrestling team and look forward to building on the momentum for next year.

Dylan Coy Takes 5th Place at PIAA Western Super Regional

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North Allegheny had three representatives in the PIAA Class AAA Western Super Regional on Saturday and junior Dylan Coy came away with a fifth-place showing in the 120-pound weight class.

Fresh off of winning his first WPIAL individual title last week, Coy opened the Super Regional with a 6-3 decision over Josh Hillard of Manheim Township in the tournament quarterfinals. Despite losing in his next two bouts, Coy rebounded in the fifth-place consolation bout with a rematch with Hillard and earned a 3-0 decision. While Coy did finish in the fifth place, did not qualify for the PIAA championships as only the top four wrestlers in each weight class advanced.

Also competing in the PIAA Western Super Regional were Nick Gorman (120) and Collin McCorkle (160). All North Allegheny results are listed below. Congratulations to the entire NA wrestling team and coaching staff for another outstanding season.

PIAA Class AAA Western Super Regional

Saturday, March 6 at Altoona High School
120 - QuarterfinalsDylan Coy (NA) dec. Josh Hillard (Manheim Township)6-3
SemifinalsKarl Shindledecker (Chambersburg) dec. Dylan Coy (NA)5-1
Consolation SemifinalsMason Leiphart (Dover) dec. Dylan Coy (NA)5-0
5th PlaceDylan Coy (NA) dec. Josh Hillard (Manheim Township)3-0
126 - QuarterfinalsMatt Repos (Central Dauphin) dec. Nick Gorman (NA)4-2
1st ConsolationEthan Berginc (Hempfield Area) dec. Nick Gorman (NA)5-1
160 - QuarterfinalsEthan Richner (Bellefonte) dec. Collin McCorkle (NA) 3-1
1st ConsolationSean Smith (Carlisle) dec. Collin McCorkle (NA)3-2

Three Tigers Medal At WPIAL Tournament, Dylan Coy Wins Gold

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North Allegheny junior Dylan Coy won a WPIAL title at 120 pounds and two other Tigers won bronze at the WPIAL Class AAA individual tournament on Saturday at Canon-McMillan High School. Adding to an outstanding day for North Allegheny wrestlers, sophomore Nick Gorman (126) and senior Collin McCorkle (160) each won third-place consolation bouts in their respective weight classes to advance to the PIAA Western Super Regional next weekend.

Coy, who took third place at WPIALs last season, opened the 120-pound bracket in the quarterfinals with a dominant 18-2 tech fall over Ryan Klingensmith of Kiski Area. In the semifinals, Coy earned a 7-0 decision over Jacob Houpt of Canon-McMillan and followed with a 4-3 decision against Waynesburg’s Mac Church, the top seed in the bracket, to win his first WPIAL crown.

After a quarterfinal round loss for Gorman to begin action at 126 pounds, he rebounded in the consolation bracket with an 8-0 decision against Butler’s Nick Schaukowitsch. In second round consolation, Gorman won in a 3-2 UTB against Trinity’s Blake Reihner and quickly pinned Connellsville’s Mason Prinkey in 48 seconds in the third-place bout.

At 160 pounds, McCorkle opened with a 3-2 decision over Waynesburg’s Nate Stephensen in the quarterfinals. McCorkle met a familiar foe in the semifinals and took state medalist Cole Spencer of Pine-Richland to the limit, but narrowly fell by a 1-0 decision. In the consolations, McCorkle bounced back with a win by fall over Christopher Beatty of Chartiers Valley and followed by winning 3-2 UTB over Kiski Area’s Enzo Morlacci of Kiski Area in the third-place bout.

Also competing for North Allegheny at the WPIAL Class individual wrestling tournament were Nathan Monteparte (132), Brad Stipetich (138), Max Stedeford (145), Travis Stipetich (172) and Brady Leczo (215). For North Allegheny results, see below.

Coy, Gorman and McCorkle will continue their seasons on Saturday, March 6 at the PIAA Western Super Regional.

WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships

Saturday, February 27 at Canon-McMillan High School
120 - QuarterfinalsDylan Coy (NA) tech fall Ryan Klingensmith (Kiski Area)18-2
SemifinalsDylan Coy (NA) dec. Jacob Houpt (Canon-McMillan)7-0
ChampionshipDylan Coy (NA dec. Mac Church (Waynesburg)4-3
126 - QuarterfinalsZander Phaturos (Waynesburg) dec. Nick Gorman (NA)3-2
1st ConsolationNick Gorman (NA) maj. dec. Nick Schaukowitsch (Butler)8-0
2nd ConsolationNick Gorman (NA) pinned Blake Reihner (Trinity)3-2 UTB
3rd Place Nick Gorman (NA) pinned Mason Prinkey (Connellsville)0:48
132 - QuarterfinalsNate Roth (Latrobe) dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)6-0
1st ConsolationNathan Monteparte (NA) dec. Costa Moore (Canon-McMillan)3-2
2nd ConsolationColton Stoneking (Waynesburg) dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)3-1
138 - QuarterfinalsCole Homet (Waynesburg) maj. dec. Brad Stipetich (NA)12-0
1st ConsolationJonah Miller (New Castle) dec. Brad Stipetich (NA)3-2
145 - QuarterfinalsKelin Laffey (Pine-Richland) dec. Max Stedeford (NA)5-2
1st ConsolationMax Stedeford (NA) pinned Michael Kinzey (Armstrong)3:32
2nd ConsolationTy Linsenbigler (Hempfield) dec. Max Stedeford (NA)8-2
160 - QuarterfinalsCollin McCorkle (NA) dec. Nate Stephenson (Waynesburg)3-2
SemifinalsCole Spencer (PR) dec. Collin McCorkle (NA)1-0
2nd ConsolationCollin McCorkle (NA) pinned Christopher Beatty (Chartiers Valley)4:01
3rd PlaceCollin McCorkle (NA) dec. Enzo Morlacci (Kiski Area)3-2, UTB
172 - QuarterfinalsMatthew Furman (Canon-McMillan) pinned Travis Stipetich (NA)1:36
1st ConsolationTravis Stipetich (NA) maj. dec. Manuel Santos (Seneca Valley)8-0
2nd ConsolationBrian Finnerty (Thomas Jefferson) dec. Travis Stipetich (NA)2-0
215 - QuarterfinalBrady Leczo (NA) dec. Caleb Chismar (Greensburg Salem)5-3
SemifinalsLogan Harmon (Armstrong) pinned Brady Leczo (NA)2:26
2nd ConsolationTyler Rohaley (Canon-McMillan) pinned Brady Leczo (NA)1:58

Three Tigers Crowned Champions At Section 3-AAA Tournament

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North Allegheny was the host site for the Section 3-AAA individual tournament on Saturday and the Tigers crowned three champions and advanced five others to the finals. All eight wrestlers punched their ticket to the WPIAL Class AAA individual tournament next week.

Winning section gold at 120 pounds was junior Dylan Coy, who earned an 11-5 decision over Nick Jones of West Allegheny. Sophomore Nick Gorman was victorious in his title bout at 126 pounds with a win by fall over Nick Schaukowitsch of Butler. Rounding out NA’s triumvirate of champions was senior Brady Leczo, who picked up a 4-2 decision in overtime against Moon’s Andrew Sampson.

Other Tigers who qualified for the WPIAL tournament with second place finishes included Nathan Monteparte (132), Brad Stipetich (138), Max Stedeford (145), Collin McCorkle (160) and Travis Stipetich (172).

Earning wins for “true second” were Brad and Travis Stipetich and Stedeford. Brad Stipetich defeated Jonathan Grieco of Mars by a 4-2 decision, Stedeford topped Shawn Taylor of West Allegheny by a 5-1 decision, and Travis Stipetich earned a 4-0 decision against Manuel Santos of Seneca Valley.

For a look at the entire set of brackets from the Section 3-AAA tournament, click here.

The WPIAL Class AAA individual tournament will be held on Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Canon-McMillan High School.

Max Stedeford Surpasses 100 Career Wins At Subsection 3B Tournament

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Twelve wrestlers competed for North Allegheny on Thursday night at the Subsection 3B-AAA individual tournament and all twelve advanced to Saturday’s Section 3-AAA tournament.

The subsection tournament was a round robin format with the top two finishers in each weight class advancing to Saturday’s sectional. Eight Tigers earned first-place showings, highlighted by senior Max Stedeford at 145 pounds, who reached the 100-win plateau in his career. Stedeford reached the century mark with two wins by fall and a hard-fought 1-0 decision over Pine-Richland’s Kelin Laffey to capture first place.

Other first place-finishers on Thursday night included Casey Walker (106), Dylan Coy (120), Nick Gorman (126), Nathan Monteparte (132), Brad Stipetich (138), Max Stededord (145), Aiden Buggey (189) and Brady Leczo (215). Runner-up efforts were turned in by Sam Horton (113), A.J. Rohan (152), Collin McCorkle (160) and Travis Stipetich (172). For a complete look at the brackets from the subsection tournament, click here.

The Section 3-AAA individual tournament will be held on Saturday at North Allegheny at 10:00 a.m.