South Fayette sophomore diver Trevor Mahoney continued the long line of success South Fayette divers have enjoyed at WPIAL championships over the past few years. Stephen Zombek won the WPIAL Class AA title last season. Evan Zombek took third and Mahoney was fifth. All three qualified for states. The Zombek brothers graduated but Mahoney still carried the flag for the Lions at WPIALs this year.
Being on the same team with the Zombek brothers and going to states with them was an invaluable experience for Mahoney.
"It helped me a lot," Mahoney said. "They were a great inspiration to me, especially Stephen because he won at WPIALs. Being at states was crazy because I had two seniors and it was just me, a freshman. We had a lot of fun. We were playing basketball between practices."
Mahoney was the only freshman in the PIAA Class AA diving championship last season. The top 20 divers reach the semifinals and the top 16 reach the finals. Mahoney missed the cut for the semifinals. This year he is aiming for it.