A slow week in NA sports as we transition from the fall sports season to the winter season. The fall sports season was a great success with our North Allegheny Tigers capturing five championships, ranging from the WPIAL to the State, five of a possible ten championships is phenomenal.
Expectations are just as high for the winter season as hockey and boys and girls swimming come out of State and WPIAL championships respectively. Although hockey seems to have lost a lot of senior leadership they are still very excited for the year. As senior goaltender Bradford Thornburgh said, “We are very excited for this year, even though we did lose some great players last year, we have depth and I know those teammates will step up and fill those roles, just as good if not better than those before them.” They are currently 3-2.
Tryouts are being held this week for the various winter sports and excitement is in the air. Both boys and girls basketball plan to redeem their postseason losses last year in the State and WPIAL playoffs. Wrestling, bowling, indoor track, inline hockey, and gymnastics all plan on great years. They are all coming off of great seasons last year and plan to continue the success. They all have very high expectations and are excited for their respective seasons.
The only two winter teams that are underway are the inline and ice hockey teams–as previously mentioned. The ice hockey team is 3-2 on the season and is still growing together as a team, hoping for some more success as the season grows on. The inline hockey team is also having some early success as they are 7-2 so far this season.
The winter season is still young; expectations and excitement is running through the brisk air.