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Kondis makes college decision final with Houston commitment

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 ...
WPIAL champion runners set sights on PIAA titles
By Karen Price
Vincentian junior Marianne Abdalah emerged onto the final stretch of the WPIAL cross country championships Oct. 29, and, as usual, she was all alone. ...
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. She ...
Beaver Falls’ Perretta among 3 champs to defend titles at WPIAL meet
By Karen Price
Beaver Falls senior Dom Perretta ran through the finish line tape in his final WPIAL cross country meet with a time of 16 minutes, 15 ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: North Allegheny’s Michael Peters, Oakland Catholic’s Lauren Finikiotis
By Alex Oltmanns
Michael Peters School: North Allegheny Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: The senior netted a game-winning overtime goal to give the Tigers a 1-0 ...
Oakland Catholic’s Bowman sets record at North Allegheny Ergometer Race
By Karen Kadilak
For the second consecutive year, Oakland Catholic senior Salli Bowman set a meet record at the North Allegheny Rowing Association Indoor Ergometer Race Feb. 28 ...
Plum residents Mautino and Kondis excel at WPIAL meet
By Michael Love
Plum residents Peyton Kondis and Sarah Mautino again fared well for the Oakland Catholic swim team at Friday and Saturday’s WPIAL AAA championships at Pitt’s ...
For Pete’s sake: WPIAL set to host basketball finals at Pitt’s home court for 1st time since 2006
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David saw Palumbo Center at its very best. He was there a decade ago waiting for the Class AAAA boys final ...
Squirrel Hill mother-daughter rowers capture indoor titles
By Karen Kadilak
A mother and daughter from Squirrel Hill accomplished the rare feat of winning gold medals in the same tournament in the Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championships ...
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. Bowman, ...
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 ...
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
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 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 ...
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 jumping ...
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 for ...
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. Really big. It took ...
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