Swimming: Pine-Richland senior wins 500 freestyle showdown

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Ryan Anderson took ninth place at the WPIAL Class AAA championships in the 500 freestyle last season. He swam a time of 4:43.06. Now as a senior at Pine-Richland, Anderson is well on pace to land in the top ten again and likely at a higher spot. He is already nearing his WPIAL time from last season. In one of his best swims of the season, Anderson was in a showdown against North Allegheny senior Greg Arnold. Anderson was in third place after 150 yards but he took the lead after 200 yards and never relinquished it as he held off Arnold. Anderson finished with a time of 4:49.48, it was less than seven seconds off his WPIAL time from last season. Arnold clocked in at 4:50.81. In the same dual meet, Anderson took second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.12, behind North Allegheny's Casey Melzer (1:47.81). In addition to the 500 freestyle, Anderson also swam the 200 IM last year at WPIALs and he had an even been showing, taking sixth in the event. Whatever events he chooses this year, Anderson is certainly a PIAA hopeful.


Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Pine-Richland’s Matt Cole

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Name: Matt Cole
School: Pine-Richland
Grade: 11
Sport: Hockey

Background: Cole was selected to the 2015 PIHL All-Star game and was named one of the four Highmark Players of the Month for December. The junior forward had four goals and seven points in three games and his team went 3-0-1 in the month after struggling for the first part of the season to the tune of 1-8 record. Cole also played a big role in the Rams’ upset win over top-ranked Peters Township, scoring the game-tying goal in the third period of a 3-2 overtime win. It was Cole’s team-leading 13th goal and 20th point of the season as Pine-Richland is now 6-9-1 and in the eighth and final playoff spot in Class AAA. 


Alumni Update - Rebecca Mobley (Westminster)

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Rebecca Mobley won two individual events and was a member of two winning relays, helping the Titans post wins over Occidental andMobley Westminster Lewis & Clark in Los Angeles last Tuesday to run their dual meet record to 7-1.


She won the 50 butterfly (27.72) while also touching first in the 100 butterfly (1:01.79) and competed on Westminster's meet-clinching 200 freestyle relay (1:42.91).


She also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:54.57).

The Pine-Richland graduate earned PAC Swimmer/Diver of the Week for her performance.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)


Girls Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Amanda Kalin, Pine-Richland

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Name: Amanda Kalin
School: Pine-Richland
Grade: 10
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Point Guard

Background: Amanda is a two-year starter for the Rams. She was a first-team all-section honoree a year ago as a freshman. She is averaging about 23 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 1.5 blocks a game, and she scored 33 points in a 72-33 non-section victory over Latrobe this past Saturday. Fifteen of her points came on five 3-point goals. She also competes on the Rams' girls soccer team as a forward.