Swimming

Shady Side Academy swimmers look to maintain momentum after successful season
December 14, 2018
The 2017-18 season was a highly successful one for the Shady Side Academy swim teams. The girls finished 12-0, won the Section 3-AA crown, claimed the WPIAL team championship and finished fifth at states. The boys ended up with a 9-3 record and were section runners-up. They finished sixth at

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Fox Chapel’s Cagley signs on to dive at Duke
Jonah Cagley, a senior on the Fox Chapel diving team, made a verbal commitment this past summer to Duke and signed a national letter of intent during the early signing period. He knew that it was the right choice. andquot;As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew Duke was

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Upperclassmen return to bolster Pine-Richland swim program
After a couple of years spent coaching Pine-Richland swimming teams that were heavy on underclassmen, coach Pete Barry is starting to see the fruits of his labor. The Rams do not possess a senior-laden roster, but Barry said the team is returning more then a handful of talented upperclassmen while

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A-K Valley swimming preview: Fox Chapel’s Cagley aims to defend diving title
December 10, 2018
Fox Chapel's Jonah Cagley is after a three-peat. The 2017 and 2018 WPIAL Class AAA boys diving champion has his sights set on No. 3, and the senior enters the 2018-19 campaign with a lot of positive vibes. andquot;I am just super excited to go into my last year with

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New coach ready to guide Quaker Valley swim team
December 8, 2018
The Quaker Valley boys and girls swimming teams have a new coach for the third consecutive season. Alexis Glenn, a former Quakers swimmer, took over for Erin Cawley. Glenn is optimistic about her old team, which has been overshadowed by the boys in recent seasons. andquot;We have a lot of

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Norwin girls swimming returns strong lineup that compete at WPIALs
November 30, 2018
The Norwin boys swimming team is small, but the girls are loaded and look forward to being a spoiler under first-year coach Doug Watson. The Knights have most of their competitors from the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet last season, plus 10 freshmen. andquot;(The) girls could surprise,andquot; Watson said. Sophomores

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Franklin Regional boys swimming to find success with depth
The Franklin Regional boys swimming team looks strong, while the girls face a season without their top returning performer. Senior Abbie Ramey, a Cleveland State recruit, decided not to compete after finishing fourth in the 200-yard individual medley and seventh in the 100 breaststroke at the WPIAL Class AAA championship

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WPIAL record-holder Gregory, Penn Hills swimmers set to begin new season
November 29, 2018
The Penn Hills swimming program will have one final season with a Gregory brother on the roster as the Indians look to replace the production lost from the graduation of Stephanie Sipple. Senior Kimani Gregory, a North Carolina State recruit, finished second in the 100-yard butterfly at the PIAA Class

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Shaler swim team matches up better in new section
Jenna Stanton sees a lot of positives ahead for the Shaler swim team. While the junior swimmer will miss some aspects of competing in the same section as North Allegheny, the Titans have an opportunity to match up better with conference foes. Shaler also will see a lot more competition

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Chartiers Valley, Carlynton swimming teams have high hopes for new season
November 26, 2018
Chartiers Valley swimming coach John Nemeth is hoping one step back leads to a giant leap forward for his program. After years of competing in a section with perennial powers such as Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair, the Colts dropped to Class AA. Char Valley will compete in Section

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Gateway’s Livingston looks to add to medal haul during junior season
November 23, 2018
The list is long: four WPIAL titles, two state championships, records galore in her two freestyle events, and accolades and praise far and wide. Gateway junior Olivia Livingston is well on her way to one of the most successful high school careers by a WPIAL swimmer, and she certainly is

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Penn-Trafford swim programs small but well stocked
The Penn-Trafford boys and girls swimming teams are smaller than usual, but the Warriors have big hopes. andquot;I expect us to be competitive,andquot; coach Dave Babik said. andquot;The kids are excited in accepting the challenge of competing with (fewer) members. andquot;We have been joined by a few freshmen (who) are

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Plum swimmers eye more record-breaking efforts this season
Plum swimmers altered the school record board in the high school natatorium four times over the past two seasons, and there is optimism among the Mustangs coaches and competitors that there will be more changes to the lists this year. School-record swims are just part of what is fueling the

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Hampton girls swimmers look to benefit from newfound depth
November 21, 2018
The Hampton girls swim team hopes an improved batch of underclassmen can help earn it some points in dual meets this season. Coach Morgan Zweygardt has plenty of young talent. Though those individuals may not be ready to compete at the highest level, the skill is across the board, and

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Young Hampton swim squad looks to take next step
The Hampton boys swimming team might be young, but there's optimism a handful of underclassmen can get the job done. Chief among them is junior Drew Scheib, who will look to crack through the ranks of the WPIAL's best. He finished 15th at the district championship earlier this year in

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Penn-Trafford diver Kalik commits to Akron
October 26, 2018
The promise of athletic and academic success not far from home persuaded Penn-Trafford senior diver Paige Kalik to commit to Akron. Kalik, the reigning WPIAL Class AAA girls 1-meter champion, plans to sign a letter of intent to the Zips in November for the 2019-20 season. andquot;I immediately fell in

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Aquatics teams merge with USA Swimming club at Pitt
September 30, 2018
The USA Swimming club at Pitt has joined forces with a club that itself was the product of a merger two years ago. Team Pittsburgh

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Franklin Regional swimmer Ramey commits to Cleveland State
September 28, 2018
Normally indecisive, Franklin Regional senior Abbie Ramey made up her mind quickly about where she wants to continue her swimming career. Ramey, 17, made a

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Upper St. Clair’s Matheny named to USA Swimming’s junior national team
Something he saw coming came true recently for Upper St. Clair sophomore swimmer Joshua Matheny. Matheny, 15, was one of 32 swimmers named to the

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Hempfield swimmer Gavin Mayo commits to UNC
September 23, 2018
Hempfield announced Sunday night that senior swimmer Gavin Mayo has given a verbal commitment to continue his career at North Carolina. Mayo also had offers

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