Swimming

Quaker Valley junior Adlan Hifri competes during the 2023-24 swimming season.
Adlan Hifri making a splash with Quaker Valley swimming in 1st year in United States
March 3, 2024
It’s been a succession of firsts for Quaker Valley swimmer Adlan Hifri.

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Quaker Valley divers, from left, Ruby Olliffe, Ruby Krotine and Katie Blackmer competed at the WPIAL Class 2A championships Feb. 23, 2024, at North Allegheny.
Quaker Valley divers fill podium at WPIAL meet
Two, three and five.

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North Allegheny’s Lola Malarky won the WPIAL Class 3A diving championship Feb. 24, at North Allehgeny. Also earning medals were North Allegheny’s Juliet Hood (second) and Maggie Lapina (third). Mars’ Emily Mueller (fourth), Pine-Richland’s Kendyll Jerry (fifth), Seneca Valley’s Ali Waters (sixth), Fox Chapel’s Ainsley Anderson (seventh) and Mars’ Mya Lee (eighth).
North Allegheny divers follow different routes to WPIAL success
March 2, 2024
A gymnastics background can certainly help, but North Allegheny diving coach Patti McClure says she’s first looking for a kid with a “kamikaze” attitude.

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The North Allegheny girls swim team celebrates with the first-place trophy during the WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
North Allegheny again sweeps WPIAL Class 3A swimming championships
March 1, 2024
Another year, another pair of WPIAL swimming trophies for North Allegheny to add to its impressive case.

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Freeport’s Kira Schrecongost (right) stands atop the podium after winning the 100-yard fly during the WPIAL Class 2A swimming championships Thursday at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Freeport’s Kira Schrecongost reclaims gold in 100 butterfly at WPIAL Class 2A championships
February 29, 2024
Freeport junior Kira Schrecongost and South Park senior Katie Jackovic have developed quite the WPIAL rivalry in the girls 100 butterfly.

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Burrell senior Chloe Walton
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Burrell’s Chloe Walton
February 26, 2024
Handling the rigors of a high school sport and maintaining a 4.0 GPA is a tough balancing act.

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The 2023-24 Chartiers Valley swimming team.
South Korea native Dawson Lee makes immediate impact with Chartiers Valley swimming
February 25, 2024
Back in the fall, Chartiers Valley swimming and diving coach Morgan Soulia received a message from an aspiring high school swimmer.

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Quaker Valley’s Marcus Zhan swims the 500 yard freestyle during a meet at Beaver on Jan. 31.
Sewickley Herald notebook: Quaker Valley swimmers show grit
Quaker Valley’s boys swim team competed with just seven athletes on its roster in 2023-24.

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Seneca Valley’s Isaiah Clerkley
Seneca Valley, North Allegheny divers continue dominant runs with WPIAL titles
February 24, 2024
Seneca Valley’s Isaiah Clerkley turned in a dominant performance and Lola Malarky extended North Allegheny’s stranglehold on girls gold at the WPIAL Class 3A diving championships Saturday.

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The 2023-24 Franklin Regional swimming and diving teams had 20 athletes advance to the WPIAL championship meet. The boys team went 11-0 to win the section title.
After sweeping section titles, Franklin Regional swimmers speed into WPIAL meet
It’s been quite a season for the Franklin Regional swimming teams.

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Hampton’s Lainey Sheets swims in the WPIAL Class 2A 100-yard backstroke during the 2023 WPIAL meet.
Hampton swimmers to bring competitive fire to WPIAL meet
Swimmers by their nature are super competitive, both in practice when challenging teammates and at meets against other schools.

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Bethel Park’s Trent Powell competes during the 2023-24 season.
Bethel Park junior swimmer sweeps her way into WPIAL meet
Bethel Park junior Cally Edner made a big splash in the pool again this year.

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Seventeen swimmers are representing Plum at the 2024 WPIAL Class 3A championships Feb. 29-March 1 at Pitt’s Trees Pool. In front, from left, are Elle Irwin, Amelia Faust, Dom Massie, Kaileigh Smith, Therese Schollaert, Giuliana Ricciuti, Delaney Hunsinger, Brooke Price and Charlotte Faust. In back are Connor Potochnik, Max Woltjen, Wade Keresztury, Zach Cooper, Maddox Sciullo, Aiden Irwin, Ethan Schohn and Ben Stricklin.
Plum swimmers aim to contend at WPIAL championship meet
Brooke Price will again swim the 100-yard backstroke Friday on the second day of the WPIAL Class 3A championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

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Hampton’s Gabby Elk
Blackhawk senior, Hampton sophomore win WPIAL Class 2A diving championships
February 23, 2024
Blackhawk senior Brecken Finkbeiner maintained the same spot on the podium as last year. Hampton sophomore Gabby Elk moved up two steps.

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Mia Hrabovsky is a senior swimmer in the Class of 2024 at Quaker Valley.
Inspirational Quaker Valley swimmer motivates teammates
February 18, 2024
The Quaker Valley swim program honored its seniors Feb. 8 at the Sewickley Valley YMCA.

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Gateway freshman Aliya Rassiane cuts through the water during a workout Feb. 14, 2024 at the Furrie Sports Complex. Rassiane is highly-ranked in both the Class 2A 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Gateway freshman Aliya Rassiane looks forward to WPIAL championship debut
The WPIAL swimming championship meet at Pitt’s Trees Pool is fast approaching, and Gateway freshman Aliya Rassiane’s excitement for her first opportunity to compete against the best in the district grows with every workout in the pool.

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Fox Chapel swimmer Sarah Pasquella
Fox Chapel notebook: Swim team happy to bring large contingent to WPIAL meet
February 17, 2024
Expect the Fox Chapel presence at Pitt’s Trees Pool to be a strong contingent. The Foxes have hit a number of WPIAL Class 3A individual qualifying times and will be looking to push a number of athletes through to the state swimming championships.

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South Fayette’s Sarah Shaffer wins the WPIAL Class 3A girls breaststroke during the 2023 WPIAL swimming and diving championships.
Championship experience valuable for Pine-Richland swimmer, teammates
February 11, 2024
Sarah Anne Shaffer has been fielding questions from her younger teammates about different aspects of the WPIAL swimming championships.

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Hempfield’s Olivia Schrock competes during the 2023-24 season.
For Hempfield swimming, the present is solid, but future looks bright
February 5, 2024
Kevin Clougherty is coaching his 27th season for the Hempfield swimming teams.

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                                Serra Catholic swimmer Emily Ruperto is a Penn Hills resident.
Nothing slows Serra Catholic freshman, even her school’s lack of a swim team
February 4, 2024
Emily Ruperto enjoys the satisfaction of finding a way to self-motivate while competing for Serra Catholic in swimming.

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