By Michael Love
Plum resident Peyton Kondis, a senior at Oakland Catholic and a star swimmer on the Eagles girls swim team, made her college choice final last ...
Vincentian’s Abdalah surges to 3rd consecutive PIAA cross country title By Karen Price
HERSHEY — Saturday’s PIAA Class A cross country championship was too close for comfort for Vincentian junior Marianne Abdalah.
The two-time defending PIAA champion couldn’t shake sophomore Emma Seifried of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Seifried overtook Abdalah on the difficult hills of the 3.1-mile course, then on ...
Oakland Catholic swimmer commits to Houston By Bill Beckner Jr.
Plum resident Peyton Kondis, a senior at Oakland Catholic, will continue her swimming career at the University of Houston.
Kondis gave a verbal commitment Oct. 21.
Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championships provide break from winter training By Karen Kadilak
Youth and scholastic rowers look forward to competing for the first time this winter at the Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championships Jan. 31 at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty.
About 500 to 600 entries are expected in 46 events, including youth, high school, open and masters, said Megan Kuehm, race director ...
Oakland Catholic rower commits to Cornell By Karen Kadilak
Enchanted by the school’s main campus, Oakland Catholic senior Salli Bowman has accepted an offer to join the Cornell University women’s rowing team next year.
Quaker Valley rower wins Central Catholic biathlon By Karen Kadilak
Competing for the fifth year, Quaker Valley senior Max Rom was happy to win for the first time at the Central Catholic Biathlon on Dec. 13.
Rom, 17, completed 10,000 meters on an ergometer at the Three Rivers Rowing boathouse on Washington’s Landing and a six-mile run on a riverfront trail ...
Oakland Catholic’s Kondis sets personal bests in pool at junior nationals By Ed Phillipps
Upon arriving in Washington state for the U.S.A. Swimming Winter Junior Nationals, Peyton Kondis struck up a few conversations and quickly noticed a theme. She was told that the competition brings out the best in people and results in new personal best times.
Consider Kondis a believer, because she set ...
Caprara caps junior season with seventh in 100 breast By Michael Love
Last year at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships, Gateway’s Alex Caprara finished outside of the top 16 swimmers who competed in the consolation and championship heats of the 100 breaststroke.
He wasn’t going to let that happen again this year.
In the preliminaries Saturday morning at Bucknell University, the Gators junior ...
Adamski ends season with swim at PIAA meet By Michael Love
Hannah Adamski put her Plum spring softball season on hold for a week or two as she prepared for her first trip to the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships at Bucknell University.
The Mustangs freshman fared well in the 50 free at WPIALs on Feb. 28, but she originally didn’t make ...
Oakland Catholic swimmer breaks record twice, wins 500 freestyle By Keith Barnes
LEWISBURG — Oakland Catholic senior Leah Smith wanted to end her high school career by setting the National Federation of High Schools record in the 500-yard freestyle.
Instead, she had to settle for breaking her own record at the PIAA Class AAA finals. Twice.
Smith, a Virginia recruit, broke her mark in ...
Peters Township tandem mines more gold at PIAA championships By Matt Grubba
HERSHEY –– One week after winning a team championship, Peters Township sophomores Sara Komer and Abby Cummings added another gold medal to their collection.
Komer and Cummings claimed the PIAA Class AAA doubles title by winning a rematch of the WPIAL final against Oakland Catholic’s Nicole Cyterski and Megan Wasson, 6-4, ...
Oakland Catholic volleyball proud of ‘banner’ season By Chris Adamski
When Suzanne Gloekler entered high school at Oakland Catholic more than three years ago, she joined an Eagles volleyball program that had no appreciable history.
That didn’t stop Gloekler, Rachel Pohlod, Maddie McDowell and other members of what would make up a very talented graduating class from thinking big.
It took ...