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10/2/15

By MEL PERKINS

For the second week in a row, the Northgate Flames (0-3, 1-3) jumped out to a commanding first half lead only to be stymied on offense in the second half and have the victory ripped from their grasp.

Northgate lost 23 - 13 last Friday night after the Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers (1-2, 2-2) held the Flames scoreless in the second half. The loss leaves Northgate winless in the Black Hills Conference.

10/2/15

By JIM RUMBLE

In a battle of undefeated conference leaders, the Avonworth Antelopes football team emerged victorious when they hosted the Shenango Wildcats last Friday.

With a two-touchdown lead heading into the final quarter of play, the 'Lopes managed to hold off the pesky Wildcats for a 28-20 non-conference win and up their record to 4-0.

"We knew this was going to be a real battle going in," said coach Duke Johncour.

9/20/15

By JIM RUMBLE

The Avonworth Antelopes football team made short work of the OLSH Chargers when the two teams met at Robert Morris University last Friday.

The 'Lopes put 35 points on the board in the first quarter on their way to a 41-0 win.

"The kids made some plays tonight and they [OLSH] made some mistakes and we were able to capitalize on them," said coach Duke Johncour.

9/20/15

By MEL PERKINS

Northgate was on fire last Friday night when they lit up the Vincentian Royals, winning 33-14 in a non-conference match-up at Stone Field in North Park.

Coach T. J. Wiley wanted to build on the second half momentum from the prior week’s North Catholic game, saying, "What we stressed all week was that we started slow and then played a whale of a second half, and we wanted to build on that positive."

9/12/15

By JIM RUMBLE

Opening the season at home possibly with some early game jitters the Avonworth football team was able to overcome some setbacks as they cruised to a 42-20 conference win over Chartiers-Houston.

"We were able to come out and execute some of the plays we wanted to execute and that was real good," said coach Duke Johncour.

The 'Lopes were led by quarterback Zach Chandler who threw for 325 yards and three TD passes in the first half alone.

"He had a really good half," said Johncour.

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Sept. 4, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

9/12/15

By MEL PERKINS

In a game hampered by delays at the start and again late in the first quarter, the Northgate Flames fell to the North Catholic Trojans at Stone Field last Friday by the score 33-7.

The beginning of the game was postponed for 30 minutes due to lightning in the area, and there would be one more delay, for nearly an hour, before the first quarter would end.

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Sept. 4, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Sept. 4, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Sept. 4, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Sept. 4, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Sept. 4, 2015 Photo by Luke Thor Travis for The Citizen

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Sept. 11, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

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Sept. 11, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

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Sept. 11, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

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Sept. 11, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

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Sept. 11, 2015 Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

9/8/15

By JIM RUMBLE

After last year's record-setting season, which landed the Avonworth Antelopes football team in the WPIAL championship game at Heinz Field, fifth-year head coach Duke Johncour remains excited to begin the 2015 season.

"We have to remain healthy and stay the course," said Johncour, whose squad consists of more senior players than any other team he has coached.

Taking command of the offense will be quarterback Zach Chandler, who was leading the WPIAL in passing after the first three games last year when an ankle injury brought his season to a halt.

9/8/15

By MEL PERKINS

Coach T.J. Wiley will lead the Northgate Flames onto the gridiron tonight, when they travel to Stone Field in North Park to face the Trojans from North Catholic in a Black Hills Section match-up. Northgate would like to rebound from the 2014-15 season where they went 2-5 in the section and 4-6 overall.

7/27/15

The thermometer last Saturday was inching toward 80 as the starting time of 8 a.m. approached, and the humidity almost matched, but the 132 participants in the Bellevue YMCA's eighth annual 5-K Walk/Run fund-raiser didn't seem to notice.

They were there for a good time and to support a good cause: fitness programs sponsored by the Y.

5/10/15

BY J.J. IGIMS

In the second of this season's two rivalry games between Northgate and Avonworth, Northgate took the opportunity last Tuesday to honor the seniors of their team, and Avonworth took the opportunity to secure a spot in WPIAL playoffs, making this year's team the first to make AA playoffs in the school's baseball history.

5/2/15

By J.J. IGIMS

Avonworth was hoping that the power of momentum would swing them into the playoffs, and that is just what is happening. The Antelopes defeated Quaker Valley 4-3 in a home game on Wednesday.

The team brought that momentum into the game after pulling out two high-scoring wins that saw them defeating Freedom 17-6 last Friday and Burgettstown 16-5 last Monday.

5/2/15

By JIM RUMBLE

It was the most impressive win for the Northgate baseball team in quite a few years when the Flames hosted Quaker Valley in section play this past Tuesday.

Bouncing back from an 18-2 thrashing by Southside Beaver the day before, Northgate turned in a solid performance to knock off section leader and the previously undefeated Quakers 6-2.

"It was a big win for us," said coach Brandon Hogle.

Pitcher Johnny Camello went the distance to earn the win, allowing eight hits, one walk and striking out four batters.

4/25/15

By J.J. IGIMS

Avonworth and Northgate met on the baseball field last Tuesday to continue the lasting rivalry between the two schools. While Northgate was defeated 7-2, they will have another shot at the Antelopes when they meet up again later in the season.

The pitching for the two teams included Chris O'Malley and Brach Herzig for Avonworth and Xavier Rowsey for Northgate.

Northgate's two runs came early in the first inning with Evan Helbling and Cam Kosak each bringing in a run. The team took the lead early and didn't give it up until the fourth inning.