Swimming

Hampton’s Drew Scheib competes Jan. 16, 2020, in the 200 medley relay against Gateway at Hampton.
Hampton swimmers exceed expectations at shortened PIAA meet
March 20, 2020
It didn’t turn out the way they expected, but it still exceeded all expectations.

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North Allegheny senior Torie Buerger tied for first in the Class AAA girls 200-yard individual medley at the PIAA swimming championships March 11, 2020, at Bucknell.
PIAA finalizes Class AAA swimming and diving team standings, second-day champions and medalists
March 14, 2020
The PIAA has finalized the Class AAA swimming and diving team standings reflecting the results from Thursday’s second-day swims.

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Gateway’s Olivia Livingston smiles after her win in the girls 50 freestyle during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
Gateway’s Livingston caps decorated career with pair of PIAA medals
March 13, 2020
It is often said all good things must come to an end.

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North Allegheny’s Christina Shi finished fifth and Maya Ennis took third at the PIAA Class AAA diving championships Thursday, March 12, 2020.
North Allegheny duo earns medals at PIAA Class AAA girls diving championships
March 12, 2020
North Allegheny junior Maya Ennis placed 19th two years ago in her first trip to the PIAA Class AAA diving championship at Bucknell.

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North Allegheny’s Rick Mihm won gold in the 200 IM at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Swimmers from North Allegheny, Fox Chapel claim Class AAA state gold
March 11, 2020
A trio of WPIAL swimmers took home PIAA Class AAA championships Wednesday on the first day of competition at Bucknell.

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Norwin’s Ethan Tulenko won a pair of medals at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Norwin’s Tulenko picks up pair of medals at PIAA swim meet
Ethan Tulenko turned a double play Wednesday at the PIAA Class AAA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell.

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Gateway’s Olivia Livingston is competing in the PIAA championships.
Gateway’s Livingston among WPIAL swimmers advancing to finals of PIAA swimming Day 1
Olivia Livingston is set to compete for her fourth PIAA championship in the Class AAA girls 50-yard freestyle.

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Members of Mt. Pleasant’s 400 free relay who will compete at the PIAA championships are, from left, Heather Gardner, SaraJo Gardner, Cally Hixson and Reegan Brown.
Mt. Pleasant’s Gardner, Belle Vernon’s Shahan lead area swimmers into PIAA meet
March 9, 2020
After repeating as WPIAL Class AA champion in two events, Belle Vernon junior swimmer Ian Shahan will be out to defend his PIAA titles this week at Bucknell.

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Fox Chapel’s Sophie Shao competes in the girls 100 butterfly during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
Fox Chapel freshman in position to claim state swimming gold
Sophie Shao was the No. 1 seed in the 100-yard butterfly at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool, and the Fox Chapel freshman turned away all challengers for her first taste of championship gold.

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Pine Richland’s Mila Cribbs competes in the girls 100 butterfly during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
Pine-Richland’s Vacula earns trip to PIAA swimming championships
March 6, 2020
At the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships Feb. 27-28 at Pitt’s Trees Pool, Trent Vacula turned in the best 200-yard individual medley time in Pine-Richland history.

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Plum’s Joey Decheck competes in the boys 100 freestyle during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Plum’s Decheck earns shot to compete with best in state
Joey Decheck swims this week at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Bucknell.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Hallie Findlan competes in the girls 100 freestyle during the 2020 AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Thomas Jefferson’s Findlan claims 1st WPIAL swimming title in program history
Hallie Findlan has been rewriting the Thomas Jefferson record book in girls swimming for three years.

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Quaker Valley’s Isabel Huang competes in the 100-yard backstroke during the WPIAL Class AA swimming and diving championships Feb. 28 at Trees Pool.
Quaker Valley’s Huang seeking more hardware at PIAA meet
After earning two gold medals at the WPIAL Class AA championship, Quaker Valley sophomore swimmer Isabel Huang looks forward to more awards at the PIAA meet Friday and Saturday at Bucknell.

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Shaler swimmer Nebiolo motivated by WPIAL performance
March 5, 2020
Lydia Nebiolo provided Shaler Area’s Keith Simmons with extra motivation for next year following her performance at the WPIAL Class AAA championships Feb. 27-28 Saturday at Trees Pool.

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North Allegheny swimmer Torie Buerger (center) with her brothers (back from left), Matthew, Zachary and Jonathan Buerger, and her parents, David and Sonya Buerger, at the 2019 PIAA championship meet at Bucknell.
North Allegheny swimmer Buerger winds down family tradition
An era will end when North Allegheny senior swimmer Torie Buerger is done competing in the PIAA Class AAA championship meet this week at Bucknell.

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Hampton’s Richie Donato shakes hands with Norwin’s Phong Tran after Donato won their heat in the boys 100 breaststroke during the 2020 AAA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championship at Trees Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Hampton boys swimming enjoys huge day at WPIAL championships
Morgan Zweygardt has gotten used to bringing one or two boys to states every year. This year, she will need a bigger vehicle to travel to Hershey.

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Hempfield’s Francesca Nemetz competes in the girls’ butterfly against Franklin Regional on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at Franklin Regional Middle School.
Westmoreland swimmers, divers set for PIAA championships
March 1, 2020
After two days of championship swims and other top performances at Pitt’s Trees Pool, WPIAL individuals and relays are preparing for the PIAA Class AAA and AA meets March 11-14 at Bucknell.

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Burrell freshman Payton O’Toole competes in the WPIAL Class AA girls 200-yard freestyle Feb. 27, 2020, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Several A-K Valley swimmers earn spots in PIAA meet
The PIAA released its preliminary psych sheets Sunday morning for the state swimming and diving championships March 11-14 at Bucknell, and the Alle-Kiski Valley is well represented.

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North Allegheny’s Rick Mihm competes in the boys 500-yard freestyle during the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championship Feb. 28, 2020, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
PIAA releases preliminary psych sheets for state swimming and diving championships
After two days of championship swims and other top performances at Pitt’s Trees Pool, WPIAL individuals and relays now are preparing for the PIAA Class AAA and AA meets March 11-14 at Bucknell.

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Fox Chapel junior David Manelis won gold at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championships Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: David Manelis, Fox Chapel
February 28, 2020
David Manelis, a junior on the Fox Chapel diving team, struck gold at the WPIAL championships Feb. 21 as he claimed first place. He hopes to improve on last season’s second-place finish at the PIAA championships. He is undecided on a college but hopes to major in kinesiology.

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