Swimming

Trib HSSN Girls Swimmer of the Week: Gateway’s Olivia Livingston
February 15, 2019
Olivia Livingston set the bar for the rest of the WPIAL in the second week of December when she established a time of 23.49 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle against Upper St. Clair. She was coming off a trip to USA Swimming's Junior Winter Nationals in North Carolina, and that

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Trib HSSN Boys Swimmer of the Week: New Castle’s Zachary Bell
Zachary Bell is making the most of his final WPIAL swimming season. The senior, an independent competitor representing New Castle, recently established a new personal season-best time and a WPIAL-best mark in the Class AA boys 200-yard freestyle when he swam 1 minute, 45.19 seconds to claim the title at

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Penn Hills’ Gregory wants to leave mark on WPIAL record books
February 14, 2019
Penn Hills senior Kimani Gregory has his sights on leaving his mark in the WPIAL record books when he races for one final time in the WPIAL Class AAA swim championships at Pitt's Trees Pools on Feb. 28 and March 1. Gregory, a North Carolina State commit, will try to

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North Allegheny senior swimmers ready to win more hardware
Listing all the accomplishments earned by the seniors on the North Allegheny swim team would have likely lasted longer than its meet last Wednesday against North Hills. A list of team accomplishments pops off the page as the Tigers prep for the WPIAL championship, which begins Feb. 28 at Pitt's

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Baldwin swimmers find success during season of rebuilding
Kim Klinger jumped back into the pool and immediately was faced with a somewhat daunting task. Klinger has been involved in Baldwin swimming in various capacities since 1989. She coached the varsity swimmers until 2004, retired briefly, became an assistant in 2014, and took over as head coach again this

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After sweeping MAC championships, Moon swimmers turn focus to WPIAL meet
February 13, 2019
After an impressive showing at the Midwestern Athletic Conference championship meet, the Moon girls swimming team (10-1 overall, 6-0 in Section 5-AAA) has high hopes for the WPIAL championship meet Feb. 28-March 1 at Pitt. The host Tigers won 11 events to capture the MAC title for the second consecutive

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Deer Lakes juniors Morrison, Loper start final kick to WPIAL swimming championships
February 10, 2019
Adam Morrison owns the top time in the WPIAL boys AA 500-yard freestyle this season with a time of 4 minutes, 51.93 seconds recorded at a meet with Shady Side Academy on Jan. 22. While the Deer Lakes junior is happy with his time, he said he can go faster,

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Latrobe divers strong again entering WPIAL championship meet
Latrobe has another bumper crop of divers. Four Wildcats qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet Feb. 23, the same number as last season. Two rank among the league's best. Junior Jordyn Miller (264.40) and sophomore Lauren Bisignani (251.35) stood second and fourth in Class AAA girls 1-meter 6

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North Hills swimmers set various pool records
February 7, 2019
Pool records are falling at North Hills, and the newly minted marks for the Indians couldn't come at a better time. Training and competition is coming to a head before the WPIAL Class AAA championships at the end of this month. On the girls (6-3) side, Madelyn Mahoney, put her

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Trib HSSN Girls Swimmer of the Week: Thomas Jefferson’s Hallie Findlan
Hallie Findlan is ready to challenge the best in WPIAL Class AA. The sprint freestyler, a sophomore from Thomas Jefferson, currently sits No. 2 on the WPIAL performance lists for both the girls Class AA 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle. The leaders in each event are defending champions -- Heather

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Trib HSSN Boys Swimmer of the Week: Hempfield’s Gavin Mayo
Gavin Mayo battled through shoulder and back injuries from the summer to early November. The treatment the Hempfield senior received began to kick in to the point he was able to train but not in the way he or his coaches would've liked. andquot;Early in the season, things weren't clicking

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Hempfield swim relays get in the fast lane
February 3, 2019
The boys and girls sprint groups are gaining momentum in the Hempfield swimming and diving program. The girls, consisting of one junior, one sophomore and two freshmen, are ranked third in the 200-yard freestyle relay and fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in WPIAL Class AAA. Relay members include junior

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Franklin Regional girls win title at WCCA swimming championships
February 1, 2019
With the WPIAL swimming championship meet just weeks away, the Franklin Regional girls team is jelling. The Panthers came together to edge Penn-Trafford for the Class AAA title at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association championship Jan. 26 at Derry. There were 14 Class AAA and Class AA teams, which competed

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Lauer having strong season for Shady Side Academy swimming
Nick Lauer, a senior on the Shady Side Academy swim team, is optimistic as the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs approach. His coach, John Landreth, is also optimistic. andquot;Nick had a breakout championship season as a junior last year,andquot; Landreth said. andquot;He dropped significant time in all four freestyle distances at

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Penn-Trafford swimmers set meet records at WCCAs
Relays are shaping into an asset again for the Penn-Trafford boys swimming team. The Warriors set meet records in two relays at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association championship Jan. 26 at Derry. Senior Luke Babik, junior Nicholas Graziano and sophomores Austin Prokopec and Ben Yant were on the 200-yard freestyle

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Norwin swim teams find mixed results at WCCAs
The Norwin girls swimming team had a lot going against it but still managed to shine under first-year coach Doug Watson at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association championship meet Jan. 26 at Derry. The Knights placed fifth of 14 Class AAA and Class AA teams. They likely will be faster

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Fox Chapel boys swimmers chasing 1st section title since ’90
January 31, 2019
The last time a Fox Chapel boys swimming and diving team won a section championship, the current team members were more than a decade away from being born. The year was 1990, and for senior Nate Roe, the 29-year drought needs to come to an end. andquot;Every single day going

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Trib HSSN Girls Swimmer of the Week: Penn-Trafford’s Hannah Muro
Hannah Muro is entering the twilight of her high school swimming career, but the Penn-Trafford senior is building momentum for what she hopes is a series of strong final performances. Muro found success again at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association last Saturday at Derry High School. She captured two individual

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Trib HSSN Boys Swimmer of the Week: Greensburg Salem’s William Crites
William Crites didn't know if he would come out on top in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet last Saturday at Derry High School. But the Greensburg Salem senior was glad to have to opportunity. Crites, who now owns the top Class AA boys 100 breaststroke

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Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Ian Shahan, Mt. Pleasant’s Heather Gardner
January 29, 2019
Ian Shahan School: Belle Vernon Sport: Swimming Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Shahan broke his own meet record set a year ago in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.46 seconds at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet Saturday at Derry. Last year, Shahan finished in 53.12. He also

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