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Swimming: Mt. Lebanon senior has strong showing in season debut

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Mt. Lebanon senior Andrei Mihailescu won three bronze medals last season at the WPIAL championships. After a strong showing in his team's regular-season debut against one of the top teams in the state, North Allegheny, Mihailescu may be on pace to change the color of those medals this season in his last go around at WPIALs.

Wins in dual meets against North Allegheny are hard to come by but that is just what the Blue Devils picked up in the first event of the dual meet against the Tigers thanks to Mihailescu, sophomores Jack Lanphear and Gabriel Nass and junior Noah Wechter who swam a 1:35.50 in the 200 medley relay. Mihailescu also took third in the 200 IM, recording a time of 1:59.91. He picked up his second win in the meet when he swam a 52.72 in the 100 backstroke. He was also part of a second-place 200 freestyle relay that swam a 1:27.10 along with Jack Rice, Nass and Jackson Kish.

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Swimming: Mt. Lebanon freshman dazzles against North Allegheny

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

To say Upper St. Clair freshman Abby Matheny is already ahead of schedule would be a drastic understatement. The ninth-grader went toe-to-toe against one of the premier programs in the state, North Allegheny, and one of the premier swimmers in the state, Morgan Soulia, and looked like anything but a ninth-grader in the first month of her first varsity season. Competing against Soulia, a former WPIAL champion who has held WPIAL records in three events, Matheny did more than just compete.

The pair went head-to-head in the 200 freestyle with Soulia (1:52.51) edging Matheny (1:54.61). In the 500 freestyle Matheny swam a head-turning 5:05.43, to outdistance Soulia by over ten seconds. If that time were swam at the WPIAL Class AAA championships in February, Matheny would have placed fourth. Matheny also anchored a first-place 200 freestyle relay and led off a second-place 400 freestyle relay.

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Hockey: Mt. Lebanon breaks out of offensive slump

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Entering Monday’s game against State College, Mt. Lebanon was 1-5 in its previous six games, scoring a total of seven goals.

But Monday, the offense almost reached that total, as the Blue Devils found the back of the net six times in a 6-2 victory against State College.

George Farrell led the way, scoring twice and adding an assist. Reed Farber added a goal and an assist, while Ryan Gist, Duncan De Haas and Walker Troy each had two assists. 

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Alumni Update - Kelly Johnson (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — The No. 22 Point Park University women’s basketball team won its ninth game of the season with a 91-74 victory Wednesday at West Virginia Tech.

Kelly Johnson, a Mt. Lebanon graduate, put up a final line of 30 points on 14 of 19 shooting, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals in 25 minutes to lead Point Park (9-1).