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Moon gets their revenge in state playoffs

Moon gets their revenge in state playoffs

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Moon Sports, Other Sports, Sports, Sports Showcase

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The New Castle High School gym was rumbling the entire game. The gym was packed with fans ready to see two of the top five teams in the state battle it out in the state playoff semifinals. This game meant a lot for the Tigers after losing in the WPIAL championship game after being up by double-d...

Moon falls to Mars after late three-pointer in WPIAL Championship

Moon falls to Mars after late three-pointer in WPIAL Championship

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Moon Sports, Other Sports, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

OAKLAND, Pa. — After halftime, the Mars student section rumbled with the "I believe that we will win" chant. At the time Mars was down 14 and winning felt like an improbable outcome. Mars would later come back and make things interesting in the closing minutes of the game. The first quarter start...

Moon heads to WPIAL Championship

Moon heads to WPIAL Championship

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

February 27, 2019


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ROSS TOWNSHIP -- Midway through the fourth quarter, the Moon Tigers student-section erupted with the infamous, "Warm up the bus" chant after a dominant game from their team. Moon dominated on both sides of the ball and the chants could've easily began after the second quarter ended. The game starte...

Moon moves on in WPIAL playoffs

Moon moves on in WPIAL playoffs

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

February 23, 2019


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MOON TOWNSHIP -- The number three seed Moon Area Tigers faced off against the number six seed Franklin Regional Panthers in an all too familiar match-up. Moon has seen Franklin Regional four times in three years, just in the playoffs. Two years ago, Moon knocked out Franklin Regional in the semi-finals on the...

Emotions run high in Moon boy’s basketball victory

Emotions run high in Moon boy’s basketball victory

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

February 9, 2019


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MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Moon Tigers (19-1, 11-1) hosted the Montour Spartans (14-8, 7-2) in their last regular season game of the year. The Tigers also celebrated their seniors with their annual senior night and played without one of their star players, Donovan Johnson. The Spartans came out red hot hi...

Moon basketball drops first game in double overtime thriller

Moon basketball drops first game in double overtime thriller

Preston Moore, Moon Area Sports Beat Writer

February 2, 2019


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MOON TOWNSHIP — The Chartiers Valley Colts (15-3, 9-2) hit the road to take on the Moon Area Tigers (16-1, 6-1). The entire game felt like a playoff atmosphere as the fans were screaming, the players were fired up and even the rafters were shaking. Moon came out at tip-off with a scoring tangent. Th...

Moon’s winning streak hits 16

Moon’s winning streak hits 16

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

January 26, 2019


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MOON TOWNSHIP — The Moon Tigers (16-0, 6-0) faced the South Fayette Lions (7-10, 1-5) at home in a game where their depth was tested. Moon's star player, Donovan Johnson, was out for Friday's game. Devontae Humphries got the start in Johnson's place. At the beginning of the game, the Lions attacke...

Statement win for Moon over West Allegheny

Statement win for Moon over West Allegheny

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

January 19, 2019


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MOON TOWNSHIP — The Moon Tigers (14-0, 7-0) hosted the West Allegheny Indians (5-10, 0-5) in efforts to keep their impressive win streak alive and stay on top of the conference. Moon came out of the gates scalding hot on offense. On the very first possession, Donovan Johnson crashed the boards to...

Tigers dominate the Jaguars to stay undefeated in section play

Tigers dominate the Jaguars to stay undefeated in section play

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

January 12, 2019


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MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Moon Tigers (12-0, 5-0) squared off against the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars (6-7, 1-3) in a section match-up on Friday. The Tigers proved too dominant on both defense and offense as they easily came away with a victory over their section foes. The first quarter started off quick ...

Moon wins nail biter at West Allegheny

Moon wins nail biter at West Allegheny

Preston Moore, Moon Sports Beat Writer

December 15, 2018


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MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Moon Tigers traveled to West Allegheny to take on the Indians in both of the teams' first section game of the year. The game was a back and forth affair and the Tigers ended up on top with an impressive comeback win. The game started out with a heavy defensive presence on bot...