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HS highlight reel: Teams to test mettle at MAC swim meet

Bill Hartlep
| Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:39 p.m.

The past two teams to win the boys title at the MAC swimming and diving championship meet have gone on to win a state championship.

Mars was the 2014 champion and Quaker Valley claimed the titles last season.

The teams can try and continue that trend this weekend when the annual MAC meet will be held at Moon.

Diving will begin at 4 p.m. Friday and will include an 11-dive format.

The swimming competition will commence at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

West Allegheny won the girls title last season and has champions returning in four events. The QV boys have champions returning in five events.

Also competing are athletes from Cornell, Hopewell, Ellwood City, Central Valley, Ambridge, New Brighton, New Castle, Beaver Falls, Carlynton, Riverside, Blackhawk, Beaver and Montour.

β€” Bill Hartlep

They said it ...

β€œIt seems like a balanced tournament this year. It's all about getting a break, playing well, getting a good matchup and hoping for the best.”

β€” Plum boys basketball coach Ron Richards, in regards to the WPIAL Class AAAA tournament where his No. 6 Mustangs will take on No. 11 Penn-Trafford at noon Saturday at Gateway

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Seasons in a row the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls basketball team has qualified for the playoffs

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Consecutive seasons the Monessen boys basketball team has reached the playoffs, a WPIAL boys record

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