Swimming: WVU recruit Damich ready for big senior year at Chartiers Valley

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Chartiers Valley senior Drew Damich has established himself as the premier distance freestyler in WPIAL Class AA, by the slightest of margins. He has dueled with another senior, West Allegheny's Jarod Kehl, over the years. Last year at WPIALs, Damich won gold in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle winning the 200 freestyle by 0.26 seconds and winning the 500 freestyle by 1.08. He has also captured PIAA gold as a sophomore. A new immediate challenge awaits Damich this year. He will no longer be challenged by Kehl for WPIAL and PIAA gold, but rather a slew of distance freestylers in Class AAA where Chartiers Valley will compete next season. The Chartiers Valley girls team had been competing in the WPIAL's highest classification for the past two seasons and now the boys join them.

While the immediate challenge of Class AAA is right in front of Damich and his teammates, there is another challenge down the road. Next season Damich will make another jump, from WPIAL Class AAA to the Big 12 Conference. He recently committed to West Virginia University where he will compete for the Mountaineers, a Big 12 and NCAA finalist last season. Damich swims out of the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club.


Alumni Update - Jackie Stewart (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team evened its Presidents' Athletic ConferenceStewart GC record at 1-1 Saturday afternoon by pulling out a 65-64 win over host Waynesburg at Rudy Marisa Field House.

Sophomore guard Jackie Stewart, a Chartiers Valley graduate, put the Wolverines ahead with 13 seconds left by drilling a jumper.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)


Alumni Update - Jeff Jenkins (Thiel)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

MEADVILLE, Pa. – The Thiel College men's golf team placed ninth at the Guy W. Kuhn Invitational, hosted by Allegheny College Sunday and Monday at the Country Club of Meadville.

The Tomcats shot a 652 (327-325) at the two-day invitational to finish ninth out of 12 teams.Jenkins Thiel Washington & Jefferson won the invitational with a score of 603 (298-305). Saint Vincent's Jake Reed was the medalist with a one-under-par 143.

Jeff Jenkins, a Chartiers Valley graduate, led the Tomcats with a 13-over-par 157 (78-79), good enough to finish in a tie for 17th place.


(photo courtesy of Thiel College)