Alumni Update - Byrom Louco (Waynesburg)

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WAYNESBURG, Pa. – The Waynesburg University men's basketball team rode an explosive start to theLouco Waynesburg second half of Saturday's game to pull away for a third-straight victory.

The Yellow Jackets blew open a five-point halftime lead by pouring in 48 points in period number two en route to a 78-47 win over visiting Franciscan.

A balanced offense was led by senior guard Byrum Louco, a North Allegheny graduate, who dropped in a game-high 14 points.


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)


Swimming: North Feature Athlete - North Allegheny's Eben Krigger

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Name: Eben Krigger
High School: West Allegheny
Grade: 10
Sport: Swimming

North Allegheny sophomore Eben Krigger appears poised to be the next great distance freestyler to come out of North Allegheny. A WPIAL qualifier as a freshman, Krigger took fifth and tenth in the 200 and 500 freestyle. He finished behind teammates, second-place Sam Rutan in the 200 freestyle, and first and second-place Rutan and Zachary Buerger in the 500 freestyle, at WPIALs last year. Rutan and Buerger have since graduated, leaving Krigger as the top returning distance freestyler on the team.


North Allegheny sets five pool records at Mt. Lebanon

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The one-year record board at the one-year old Mt. Lebanon pool was no match for the North Allegheny girls swim team. The Lady Tigers opened the regular season in style with a 111-73 dual meet win over Mt. Lebanon that included five pool records. Freshman Ann Juneau made a splash in her varsity debut, setting pool records in the 200 IM (2:05.00) and the 100 breaststroke (1:04.99). Juneau teamed with veterans, senior Morgan Soulia, junior Erin Kuhn and sophomore Anna Verardi on a 200 medley relay that also set a pool record with a time of 1:48.00. Soulia and sophomore Lauren McGrath set individual pool records too. Soulia did so in the 100 freestyle (51.65) and McGrath earned hers in the 200 freestyle (1:52.83).

Other individual winners for North Allegheny were senior Julia Vespoli in diving with a 242.50, Kuhn in the 100 butterfly with a 59.72, junior Gianna Caputo in the 500 freestyle with a 5:13.21 and senior Charlie Brickner in the 100 backstroke with a 58.62. A number of other North Allegheny swimmers had strong season debuts. Freshman Kristine Mihm, sophomores Caitlyn Edwards and Daniella Torres and junior Katie Wright took third in the 200 medley relay, recording a time of 1:54.10. Brickner finished second behind teammate McGrath in the 200 freestyle, swimming a time of 1:56.14. Wright and Verardi finished 3-4 in the 50 freestyle with respective times of 24.71 and 24.72. In the 200 freestyle relay, Soulia, Wright, Verardi and McGrath swam a 1:36.95 that was good for second place. And in the 100 breaststroke, to go along with Juneau's pool-record swim, Kuhn and Verardi swam times of 1:06.79 and 1:08.66 to give North Allegheny a clean sweep of the top three spots in the event.


Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - North Allegheny's Cole Constantino

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Name: Cole Constantino
School: North Allegheny
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Constantino, a 6-foot-2 senior combo guard, has gotten off to an outstanding start for the Tigers, who are 4-0 overall and 1-0 in Class AAAA Section 3. Constantino is averaging a team-high 21 points per game and also leads the Tigers in rebounding with seven boards per game. He poured in 25 in a 53-50 win at Mt. Lebanon and followed that up with a 22-point effort against Shaler in the section opener last Friday. He went 9 for 9 from the free-throw line against the Titans.


Girls Basketball: North Feature Athlete - North Allegheny's Abby Gonzales

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Name: Abby Gonzales
School: North Allegheny
Grade: 11
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Point Guard

Background Info: Abby is a three-year starter and two-time Section 3-AAAA honoree. She scored 11 points and cleared nine rebounds in a 62-42 section victory this past Friday night over Shaler. She's currently averaging 12.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.25 assists and 4.2 steals per game for the 4-0 Tigers who visit Pine-Richland at 7:30 p.m. today.