Swimming

Penn Hills swimmer Gregory gets a shot at Olympians
January 20, 2018
Being the best in one's sport requires a lot of sweat and sacrifice. Penn Hills junior Kimani Gregory is trying to become one of the

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North Hills swimming will be represented well at WPIAL championships
January 19, 2018
Teams are halfway through the swimming season, and one thing is for sure: North Hills will have plenty of representatives at the WPIAL championships. Both

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Franklin Regional swimming and diving team members eye additional qualifying performances
January 16, 2018
The Franklin Regional swimming and diving teams always are well represented at the WPIAL championships at Pitt's Trees Pool. That is expected to be the

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Quaker Valley swimmer Besterman sets sights on states
January 15, 2018
Sophie Besterman has shifted her focus as a member of the Quaker Valley girls swimming team. Last season, Besterman competed mainly in relay events. This

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Plum swimmers making their marks in WPIAL competition
The Plum swimming team takes to the pool for a pair of meets this week with hopes of building on positive moments in and out

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Shaler swimmer Harris in midst of solid senior season
January 14, 2018
Meghan Harris knew as a sophomore she wouldn't be able to stay out of the pool for long. Serving as a manager for the Shaler

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Brentwood swimmers prepare for showdown with Carlynton
January 13, 2018
Brentwood's swim teams have Feb. 15 circled their calendar. That's when they will host reigning section champion Carlynton in what the Spartans anticipate will be

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Quaker Valley’s Arriaga proves asset to swim team
January 8, 2018
A teenager who escaped political unrest in Venezuela has found a haven on the Quaker Valley girls swimming team. Emiliana Arriaga has shined in sprinting

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Gardner has Mt. Pleasant swimmers eyeing WPIALs
The Mt. Pleasant girls swimming team (5-0) is off to a superb start with its best swimmer in decades leading the charge. Sophomore Heather Gardner

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Casey helps engineer success for Brentwood swimming
January 6, 2018
Senior leadership on the Brentwood boys swim team is provided by five athletes. An undisputed leader of the group is third-year team member Michael Casey,

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Gateway’s Livingston hoping to build on record-setting freshman season
January 3, 2018
Gateway sophomore Olivia Livingston, the defending WPIAL Class AAA 50- and 100-yard freestyle champion and record holder, came out strong in December in her quest

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Penn-Trafford swim teams charge into section schedule
December 30, 2017
The Penn-Trafford boys and girls swimming teams are facing tests right off the bat. The Warriors travel to Hempfield for Section 1-AAA opening meets Jan.

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Quaker Valley swim teams get fast start with new coach
The Quaker Valley boys swimming team (1-0) is off to a strong start under first-year coach Erin Cawley. Three Quakers in four events qualified for

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Gateway swimmers rack up records, qualifying times
When the Gateway swimmers and coaches arrived at the high school natatorium for practice last Thursday, they were greeted with cold temperatures as heating issues

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Baldwin swimmers off to fast start
December 28, 2017
Ryan Johnson takes a positive approach to each season as coach of the Baldwin swim program. This year is no different. andquot;We expect to have

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Brentwood swimmers chasing section titles
The boys and girls swim teams at Brentwood share an objective. andquot;Both teams have one goal, and that is to win our school's section,andquot; said

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Brothers on Highlands swim team dedicated season to grandfather, A-K Valley sports figure
December 23, 2017
Cole Masarik has his sights set on earning a medal in the 100-yard breaststroke at the WPIAL championships and qualifying for states. The Highlands senior

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Shaler swimmer Stanton sets high expectations
Making a trip to Bucknell for the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships last year was the perfect experience for Shaler sophomore Jenna Stanton. Supporting teammate

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Thomas Jefferson swim teams build on solid core
December 21, 2017
Freshman Hallie Findlan made a big splash in the girls swimming program at Thomas Jefferson. andquot;Hallie qualified for the WPIAL (Class AA) championships in her

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North Allegheny swimmers set national records in relays
It is early in the season, and already the North Allegheny boys swimming team likely has set national public school records in two relay events.

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Derry swimming teams facing daunting rebuild
December 18, 2017
After a three-year run that saw it rise among the top teams in the WPIAL, the Derry girls swimming team is rebuilding. The Trojans lost

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Hempfield swim teams looking to rebuild roster
After two years of tremendous success, the Hempfield boys swimming team doesn't have quite the same expectations for this season. The Spartans, who finished fourth

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Pine-Richland swimmers see opportunity in roster turnover
December 17, 2017
Whether it is because of graduation, commitment to another sport or a move out of town, the Pine-Richland boys and girls swimming teams have had

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Newcomers ready to take plunge for Pine-Richland diving team
The 2016-17 season was productive for the Pine-Richland diving program, as coach Maria Misenhelter saw three of her divers place in the top 10 at

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Greensburg Salem swimmers find their stroke with freshmen
A strong incoming class is giving a boost to the Greensburg Salem girls swimming team. Golden Lions coach Curt Smith expects freshmen Madison Cassidy and

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