Swimming

Penn Trafford sophomore Austin Prokopec competes in the boys 200 freestyle during the AAA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Relays, divers lead Penn-Trafford into PIAA championship meet
March 8, 2019
Despite their small size, the Penn-Trafford boys and girls swimming teams will be well represented at the PIAA Class AAA championship meet March 15-16 at Bucknell.

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Aquinas Academy’s Sam Schirra qualified for the WPIAL championships in two events.
Limited time in pool doesn’t keep Aquinas swimmer Schirra from making WPIALs
There were plenty of reasons for Sam Schirra not to swim this season.

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Plum’s Devan Taylor is seeded 11th for states in the girls 100-yard breaststroke.
Plum swimmers prepare for PIAA championships
Devan Taylor hopes for a repeat performance and more in the girls 100-yard breaststroke Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Bucknell.

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Franklin Regional senior Laura DiNunzio (middle) competes in the 200-yard freestyle during the WPIAL Class AAA championships Feb. 28 at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Franklin Regional swim team basks in WPIAL meet success
At the start of the swim season, Franklin Regional coach Vic Santoro was wondering what kind of team he had.

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Chartiers Valley sophomore Grace Janas competes in the girls 500 freestyle during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Carlynton girls send Kozy, 2 relays to state swimming meet; Chartiers Valley makes headway
March 7, 2019
Heading into the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships, the Carlynton girls wanted to finish in the top 10. Senior Katie Kozy said, more specifically, the Cougars wanted to finish ninth or better.

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Penn Hills senior Kimani Gregory competes in the boys 100 butterfly during the AAA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Feb. 28 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Penn Hills’ Gregory, freestyle relay prepare for PIAA championship meet
March 6, 2019
When it comes to the Penn Hills swim team, the main attraction is senior Kimani Gregory.

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North Hills’ Maddie Mahoney competes in the 200 freestyle relay against Hampton.
North Hills swimmers break school records at WPIAL meet
A number of school records fell when the North Hills swim team took to the pool at Pitt’s Trees Hall for the WPIAL Class AAA championships Feb. 28 and March 1.

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Hampton’s Drew Scheib checks for his time in the 100 butterfly against North Hills Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018 at North Hills.
Hampton swimmers save best for last at WPIAL championships
Hampton swimmers peaked at the right time for the WPIAL championships, and one of them was rewarded with a trip to states.

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North Allegheny’s 200 medley relay unit won the title at the WPIAL Class AAA championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool. The group included, from left, Jack Wright, Jerry Chen, Rick Mihm and Branko Kosanovich.
North Allegheny boys chasing 3rd straight PIAA swimming championship
March 5, 2019
Led by four top seeds, the North Allegheny boys swimming team is a serious contender for its third consecutive PIAA Class AAA title March 15-16 at Bucknell.

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Northgate senior Karen Siddoway competes in the girls 100 freestyle during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Reigning PIAA champions prepare to defend titles; WPIAL swimmers earn top seeds
March 4, 2019
The WPIAL, as expected, will be well-represented at the PIAA Class AAA and AA swimming and diving championships March 13-16 at Bucknell.

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PIAA releases qualifying lists for swimming championships
The PIAA on Monday released the preliminary psych sheets for the swimming and diving state championships set for March 13-16 at Bucknell University.

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Penn-Trafford’s diving team was well-represented at the WPIAL championships Feb. 23 at North Allegheny. From left are senior Logan Sherwin, Penn-Trafford diving coach Mark Martini, senior Paige Kalik and sophomore Xander Lentz.
Penn-Trafford diver Kalik making familiar trek to PIAA championships
March 2, 2019
Penn-Trafford senior Paige Kalik is headed to the PIAA Class AAA girls diving championship March 15 at Bucknell for the third consecutive season, and this time she will have company.

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Franklin Regional’s Mason Fishell (second from right) placed fifth at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championships.
Franklin Regional’s Fishell grabs final PIAA diving spot
Franklin Regional senior Mason Fishell hopes to do better at the PIAA Class AAA boys diving championship meet March 16 at Bucknell than he did the last time.

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Indiana senior Nathan Kerchensky competes in the boys 500 freestyle during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Northgate girls, Indiana boys crowned WPIAL Class AA swimming champions
March 1, 2019
Throughout the entirety of the second day of WPIAL Class AA championship swimming action at Pitt’s Trees Pool, both the boys and girls teams for Northgate and Indiana were jockeying for pole position in the standings, trading off the Nos. 1 and 2 spots with each passing event.

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Deer Lakes junior Adam Morrison (right) and other competitors begin their heat in the boys 500 freestyle during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.
Deer Lakes’ Morrison outlasts Mars counterpart to capture WPIAL 500 freestyle title
Adam Morrison and Andrew Pierre couldn’t be separated.

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Belle Vernon senior Robert Spekis competes in the boys 100 breaststroke during the AA WPIAL Swimming/Diving Championship on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. Spekis set a new WPIAL record with his swim.
Pair of Belle Vernon boys break records at WPIAL swimming championships
A pair of Belle Vernon boys left the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool not only as WPIAL champions, but also as freshly minted record-holders Friday.

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Fox Chapel’s Zoe Skirboll poses for a photo after the WPIAL Class AAA swim championships March 1, 2019, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
Fox Chapel’s Skirboll sets WPIAL breaststroke record in claiming gold medal
Zoe Skirboll counted down the days to her first opportunity at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships.

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The North Allegheny girls swim team defended its title at the WPIAL Class AAA swim championships March 1, 2019, at Pitt’s Trees Pool.
North Allegheny boys, girls swim teams maintain dominance at WPIAL meet
The North Allegheny boys and girls swim teams reign again.

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A-K Valley swimmers earn medals, set records in WPIAL Class AA meet
February 28, 2019
Alle-Kiski Valley swimmers from Fox Chapel, Plum and Kiski Area set the tone with medal-winning finishes, season-best times and several school records in the first session of the WPIAL championships Thursday at Pitt’s Trees Pool.

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Hempfield senior Gavin Mayo (in blue cap) won the 50-yard freestyle at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships.
Mayo, Shahan, Gardner take gold on 1st day of WPIAL swimming
Hempfield senior Gavin Mayo isn’t swimming for North Carolina yet. The All-American standout is still mining for WPIAL gold as he won the 50-yard freestyle Thursday afternoon at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool

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