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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Nathan Sloan, Oakland Catholic’s Taylor McCorkle

By Alex Oltmanns
Nathan Sloan School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Heading to Pitt to study engineering and run cross country and track …
New Kensington native to row at Division I Delaware
By Bill West 11:14 p.m.
Juliana Fellowes still isn’t sure what went through her head during the spring of her sophomore year. Why she wanted to give up rowing and …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Peters Township’s Trevor Recktenwald, Oakland Catholic’s Leah Smith
By Brian Graham
Trevor Recktenwald School: Peters Township Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: Recktenwald led the Indians and finished second in Class AAA with 67 points …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Oakland Catholic’s Leah Smith wins PIAA 200 freestyle title
By Keith Barnes
LEWISBURG — All it took was a cursory glance to figure out who won the PIAA Class AAA girls 200-yard freestyle title. Leah Smith nearly …
North Allegheny’s Semler takes final plunge after teams sweep WPIAL titles
By Keith Barnes
After 35 years coaching at North Allegheny, there was no more fitting way for Corky Semler to finish his coaching career at the WPIAL level …
Oakland Catholic’s Smith returns to set WPIAL record
By Keith Barnes
Leah Smith took a year off from swimming with Oakland Catholic in order to train for the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials. Now that she’s back …
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, …
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. Really …
Oakland Catholic swimmer commits to Virginia
By Keith Barnes
Less than two seconds was all that separated Leah Smith from a spot on the U.S. Olympic swimming team that competed in London. What bothers …
Peters Township, Sewickley Academy defend WPIAL doubles titles
By Bill Hartlep
There’s no substitute for experience, and Sarah Komer certainly has it, despite being just a  sophomore. As a defending WPIAL and PIAA gold medalist in …

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