Without a true swim team, Greensburg Central Catholic junior Mikayla Bisignani doesn't have opportunities to win relays. So she does her best to win as many individual events as possible. She has established herself as one of the best freestylers in the WPIAL. Last year at the WPIAL Class AA championship she took third place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.82 and then sixth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.88. She recently had the chance to compete in a dual meet between Hempfield and Laurel Highlands. Competing as an independent, Bisignani won the 50 freestyle at the meet with a time of 24.79 that is well below the WPIAL Class AAA standard. Because she is from Greensburg Central Catholic, Bisignani competes on the Class AA level. At the meet she also swam in the 100 butterfly and achieved a WPIAL Class AA time of 1:03.79.
There hasn't been a Class AA team yet that has been able to knock out Greensburg Central Catholic, yet the team is not among the dwindling list of the undefeated.
No, the Centurions lost their only game on Dec. 23, a five-point defeat against Class AAAA Penn-Trafford that ended their six-game season-opening winning streak.
Now, Greensburg Central Catholic (14-1) will get another test against a Class AAAA team tonight when the team hosts Seneca Valley (4-10), which has lost its last six games and 10 of its last 11 after opening the season 3-0.
The Centurions are coming off a 61-54 victory over Wilkinsburg to move to 7-0 in Section 2-AA. They were led by Tyler White, who scored 20, and Sam Nowicki with 19.
The Washington & Jefferson men's basketball team fell at Thomas More, 101-66, in a Presidents' Athletic Conference matchup.
W&J saw four players reach double figures in the game. Brian Graytok, a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate, led the team in scoring with 13 points.
(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)
Name: Domenic Rullo
High School: Greensburg Central Catholic
Sport: Boys Basketball
Background: A 6-foot-4 swingman, Rullo is starting to garner quite a bit of interest from Division III colleges, Allegheny among them, but he might go to Navy ROTC and pursue a career in mechanical engineering. He is leading the Centurions in scoring, averaging 16 points per game.
Greensburg Central Catholic defeated Serra Catholic, 54-48, in non-section action last Wednesday.
The Centurions started the first quarter behind, 15-7. They picked up the pace in the second with 18 points to edge Serra Catholic, 27-22, at the half.
Brittany Stawovy recorded a game-high 21 points. She was joined in double digits by Haley Moore and Maddie Coddington, who posted 10 points apiece.
The victory brings the Centurions to a 5-3 overall.