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1/23/16

By JIM RUMBLE

Following last Friday's overtime loss at Aliquippa, the Avonworth boys’ basketball team got back to their winning ways when they hosted South Side Beaver this past Monday.

Displaying good balance on offense with five players scoring in double figures, the Antelopes rolled to a home win against the Rams 78-48.

"I'm just glad we came out and played well after a tough loss at Aliquippa," said 'Lopes coach Dan Bradley.

"Sometimes those feelings and emotions can carry over and I thought we came out pretty good," he said.

12/12/15

By MEL PERKINS

The 2015-16 Northgate Flames' boys' basketball season got rolling on Dec. 4 when they took on the Springdale Dynamos in the Springdale Tip-Off Tournament. The Flames lost to Springdale and Yough in the tournament, but section play starts tonight when they travel to Moon Township to take on the Chargers from Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH).

11/22/15

By JIM RUMBLE

Injuries were part of the adversity the Avonworth Antelopes football team had to deal with all season, and that continued to be a factor when the 'Lopes met the Clairton Bears in a WPIAL quarterfinal game played last Friday.

Avonworth battled Clairton to a 14-14 tie by halftime, but just couldn't match up with the Bears in the second half as they fell 46-21 to end their season.

"I'm proud of these kids. They came out, gutted it up, and played their hearts out," said Antelopes’ coach Duke Johncour.

11/16/15

By JIM RUMBLE

In their WPIAL first-round game played at Beth-Center last Friday, the Avonworth Antelopes football team overcame a slow start with a dominating second half to dispose of the Bulldogs 27-12.

The Antelopes had a difficult time in the first half containing Beth-Center's Anthony Welsh, who rushed for 152 yards early on, but was neutralized in the second half.

11/6/15

By MEL PERKINS

Northgate and Avonworth met last Friday night in a thriller on Halloween's Eve, and all those who were in attendance witnessed a western style shootout, with all of the bushwhacking and gun slinging you could ever imagine.

The game see-sawed back and forth in the fourth quarter as the lead changed three times, and when the smoke cleared the Flames had come up short on the wrong side of a 50 - 49 heartbreaker.

11/6/15

Following a post-season 2-0 win against Bishop Canevin and a 4-3 upset of the Sewickley Academy Panthers, Avonworth's boys' soccer team has advanced to a WPIAL finals match-up that will be played against Seton-La Salle, with kick-off at noon tomorrow at Highmark Stadium, located on West Station Square Drive in Pittsburgh.

The victory over the Sewickley team, with a history of wins that include being state runner-up last year and WPIAL champs and state champs in 2013, came with a formidable fight.

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

Oct. 30, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen Final score: 50-49, Avonworth

11/6/15

When Avonworth quarterback Zach Chandler took to the field with his teammates last Friday in the regular season finale for both his team, as well as for rival Northgate, he knew he had a chance to break the WPIAL single-season mark for yards passing. All he needed were 308 yards, and because he had been averaging 311 per game, it was almost a given.

And so it came as no surprise when he finished with 365, throwing for four touchdowns and running for 140 yards, which produced three more touchdowns, leading his team to a 50-49 win.

But setting records wasn't on his mind.

11/6/15

If you are a high school football fan and you missed last Friday’s regular season finale between Avonworth and Northgate, you really should be kicking yourself right now. It was a high-intensity, non-stop action game that surprised more than a few people who expected to see Avonworth once again walk away with a not-too-difficult win.

10/26/15

By JIM RUMBLE

With injuries beginning to take their toll, the Avonworth Antelopes football team had their work cut out for themselves heading into their showdown against conference leader North Catholic last Friday. The Antelopes battled to make a game of it against the Trojans at home, but wound up on the short end of it in a 26-14 loss.

"They [North Catholic] made plays. We didn't and they came out on top," said coach Duke Johncour. "We stalled some drives with a couple of penalties and that set us back," he said.

10/26/15

Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

10/26/15

Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

10/26/15

Oct. 16, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen