Swimming

Gateway’s Andrew Holmes competed at the PIAA swimming championships March 20, 2021, at Cumberland Valley.
Gateway swimmer claims medals, finds motivation at state meet
March 28, 2021
In a high school swim season full of ups and down, with changes and uncertainty around every corner, Andrew Holmes still planned to meet all of his goals and expectations.

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Richie Donato
Silver lining, record finish for Hampton swimmer Donato
March 27, 2021
The Hampton 100-yard breaststroke record stood for 25 years until senior Richie Donato broke it March 6.

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Plum’s Logan Minick dives with fellow competitors in the 200-yard freestyle during the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships March 6 at Upper St. Clair.
Plum swimmers perform well at PIAA meet
One moved up, and one moved down.

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Franklin Regional’s Jason Tosh dives in alongside Penn-Trafford’s Austin Prokopec to compete in the 200-yard freestyle relay March 7, 2021, in the WPIAL swimming championships at Upper St. Clair High School. They helped their relays to PIAA medals on Saturday.
Penn-Trafford, Franklin Regional, Hempfield relays earn PIAA medals
March 20, 2021
The Penn-Trafford boys 200-yard freestyle relay entered Saturday’s PIAA Class AAA swimming championships at Cumberland Valley High School tied for the 10th seed.

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Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao (right) edged Sydney Gring from Muhlenberg (left) in the 100 fly at the PIAA Class AAA championships March 20, 2021, at Cumberland Valley.
Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao defends PIAA title in 100 butterfly
After defending her WPIAL title in the 100-yard butterfly two weeks ago, Fox Chapel sophomore Sophie Shao went looking for a similar repeat performance Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Cumberland Valley.

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Mapletown sophomore Ella Menear won the 100-yard backstroke title at the PIAA Class AA championships March 19, 2021, at Cumberland Valley High School. With Ella are her parents and coaches, Rick and Christy.
Mapletown’s Menear claims gold medal at PIAA swimming championships
March 19, 2021
It took Ella Menear a little longer than she had hoped to make her PIAA Class AA swimming debut.

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Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao competes in the 200-yard individual medley at the WPIAL Swimming Championships at Upper St. Clair on March 7.
Fox Chapel’s Shao ready to defend 100 fly title at state meet
March 17, 2021
One title defense down, one to go.

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Southmoreland’s Henry Miller wins the boys 100-yard breaststroke at the WPIAL swimming championships at Upper St. Clair on March 6.
Southmoreland’s Miller eager for crack at state swimming gold
Henry Miller and his father were about 10 minutes away from Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium last year when they got the call that the PIAA, out of growing concern with what would become the covid pandemic, canceled the two-day Class AA swimming and diving championships.

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Gateway’s Andrew Holmes leads in the boys 200-yard freestyle at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships March 7, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
After claiming WPIAL gold, Gateway’s Holmes turns attention to PIAA meet
March 15, 2021
Andrew Holmes had WPIAL gold on his mind March 7 at the Class AAA championships at Upper St. Clair High School.

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Quaker Valley’s Isabel Huang competes in the 100-yard backstroke at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships March 6, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Led by 2 relay titles, Quaker Valley girls swim to 2nd at WPIAL championship meet
In his first year at the helm of the Quaker Valley swimming team, John Nemeth led the girls to a second-place finish at the WPIAL Class AA championships March 6.

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Franklin Regional’s Madalyn Myers competes in the 500-yard freestyle at the WPIAL Class AAA championships at Upper St. Clair High School on March 6, 2021.
Franklin Regional swim team hopes to add to medal haul at PIAAs
Franklin Regional sent a number of swimmers to the medal stand at the WPIAL Class AAA Championships at Upper St. Clair.

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Fox Chapel’s David Manelis and North Allegheny’s Christina Shi won PIAA Class AAA diving championships Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Fox Chapel’s Manelis, North Allegheny’s Shi clean up at PIAA Class AAA diving meet
March 13, 2021
The fourth time was the charm for Fox Chapel senior David Manelis.

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Fox Chapel’s David Manelis competes in the WPIAL Class AAA Diving Championship at North Allegheny on Feb. 27.
WPIAL diving champs ready to take on state’s best
March 12, 2021
The “fab four” of WPIAL diving champions will attempt to claim more gold Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA and Class AA competitions at Cumberland Valley High School.

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Quaker Valley’s Isabel Huang competes in the 200-yard medley at the WPIAL Class AA girls swimming championships March 6, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
WPIAL swimmers earn at-large bids to PIAA championship meet
March 8, 2021
Gold medalists from this weekend’s WPIAL Class AAA and AA swimming championships already had secured trips to the PIAA championship meet, set for March 19-20, at Cumberland Valley High School.

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Upper St. Clair’s Josh Matheny competes in the 200-yard individual medley in the WPIAL Class AAA boys swimming championships Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Upper St. Clair wins WPIAL boys swimming championship at home pool
March 7, 2021
Because of covid-19 protocols, Pitt’s Trees Pool was unable to host the WPIAL swimming championships as usual. Upper St. Clair High School stepped in and hosted the two-day event this weekend.

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Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao competes in the 200 IM at the WPIAL swimming championships March 7, 2021, at Upper St. Clair High School.
Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao defends WPIAL title in 100 butterfly
A change of location didn’t deter Sophie Shao’s goal of defending her WPIAL Class AAA girls 100-yard butterfly championship.

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Upper St. Clair’s Josh Matheny competes in the boys 200 individual medley during the 2020 WPIAL Class AAA Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
WPIAL’s top swimmers gear up for this weekend’s championship meets
March 5, 2021
Josh Matheny never thought he would be in position to win a WPIAL swimming championship in his home pool.

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Penn Hills’ Michael Lintelman will swim in the 200IM at the WPIAL meet.
Penn Hills swimmer shakes off injury, picks up new event to qualify for WPIALs
February 28, 2021
After suffering a knee injury in August, senior Michael Lintelman wasn’t sure if he was going to qualify for the WPIAL Class AAA swimming and diving championships in his final season.

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Gateway’s Andrew Holmes competes in the 200 freestyle during the 2019 WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Gateway swimmers take aim at WPIAL success
Gateway boys and girls swimmers are making final preparations for Sunday’s WPIAL Class AAA championships at Upper St. Clair.

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Justin Adametz was one of several Shaler swimmers who turned in season-best times at the team’s final meet.
Shaler notebook: Senior beats clock to earn spot in WPIAL swim meet
Lydia Nebiolo knew every meet would matter.

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