Swimming: Ambridge grad making waves

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015 5:00 am

... only finished seventh in the FINA World Swimming Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar, it's been a dramatic turnaround. "That was a really big eye-opener for her," said Ray Looze, head coach for ...

Boys Swimming & Diving: 2015 North Season Recap

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:00 am

The Quaker Valley boys swimming and diving team captured the PIAA Class AA title this season. The Quakers rode three strong relays to the program's first ever state championship and capped things off in ...

Boys Swimming & Diving: 2015 South Season Recap

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:00 am

The Upper St. Clair boys pushed North Allegheny to the brink in the WPIAL Class AAA team title race, but ultimately settled for silver. They won relays, won individual events, broke WPIAL records and did ...

Boys Swimming & Diving: 2015 East Season Recap

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:00 am

Records are meant to be broken but it may be a long time before someone challenges the records held by Penn-Trafford junior diver Joey Ferrence. At the Westmoreland County Coaches meet on Jan. 30, Ferrence ...

Boys Swimming & Diving: 2015 West Season Recap

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:00 am

West Allegheny's Jarod Kehl capped his impressive career in fashion. Already established as one of the best distance freestylers in WPIAL history, Kehl further cemented his legacy with WPIAL and PIAA gold ...

Girls Swimming & Diving: 2015 North Season Recap

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:00 am

... of Pennsylvania," North Allegheny coach Patrick Wenzel said. "Their leadership and the way that they swim just spreads throughout the team." It was North Allegheny's seventh consecutive WPIAL title. ...

Girls Swimming & Diving: 2015 South Season Recap

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:00 am

Chartiers Valley diver Maria Lohman capped her career with another PIAA diving championship. A four-time WPIAL diving champion, Lohman won a second consecutive state title at Bucknell University this season. "I ...

Girls Swimming & Diving: 2015 East Season Recap

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:00 am

... showed that it will be a force next year as well as most of its strongest swims came from underclassmen. Sophomores Sarah Mautino and Cateri Christinis along with juniors Peyton Kondis and Courtney Coghill ...

Girls Swimming & Diving: 2015 West Season Recap

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 7:00 am

Ellwood City's Taylor Petrak proved you do not need a pool at your high school to become a great swimmer. Petrak won WPIAL gold and took PIAA silver in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.23 at Bucknell ...

Alumni Update: Zach Ligus (Saint Vincent)

Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:00 pm

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Saint Vincent College's Carly Meholic and Zach Ligus were honored as part of the Second Annual Presidents' Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year Banquet on Tuesday night. ...

Alumni Update – Kianna Hedjazi (Chatham University)

Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:00 pm

PITTSBURGH, Pa. –Chatham University has selected senior women's soccer player Liz Sawyer and senior women's swimming and diving performer Kianna Hedjazi as its PAC Scholar-Athletes of the year, for ...

High School Notebook (Apr. 19, 2015)

Published on Sunday, 19 April 2015 4:00 am

Mike White has today's High School Notebook. "It really should come as no surprise that Sewickley Academy's Aja and Summer Thorpe are the two fastest 100-meter hurdlers in WPIAL Class AA track. They ...

Swimming: West Allegheny senior wins gold

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 6:00 am

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles West Allegheny swimmer Jarod Kehl. "Through three years of high school, West Allegheny's Jarod Kehl had already established himself as one of the top distance freestyle swimmers ...

Athletes of the Week (Mar. 20, 2015)

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 5:00 am

This week's Athletes of the Week are Norwin swimmer Kathryn Painter and Canon-McMillan hockey player Conor Hartnett.  ...

Alumni Update - Staci Schrecengost (Edinboro)

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:39 pm

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Edinboro senior Staci Schrecongost wrapped up a highly-successful first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championships on Saturday. Swimming at the ...